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2 Day/1 Night Outer Reef Trip - Great Barrier Reef - Cairns

Experience the ultimate overnight adventure on the Great Barrier Reef with our liveaboard vessel, OceanQuest, departing from Cairns. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the reef's best dive sites with our floating accommodation, offering snorkeling, introductory dives, and options for certified divers.

For those who find a day trip to the reef too brief, our overnight excursions provide ample time to explore. By day, visit vibrant dive and snorkel spots, and by night, enjoy the comfort of our air-conditioned cabins with en suites, as well as a lounge and bar designed for relaxation.

Our 35m three-deck catamaran is specifically designed for a premium dive vacation, featuring a large dive deck, expansive sun decks, and hot fresh water showers. Indulge in delectable meals prepared by our onboard chef, including generous breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, topped off with a delightful dessert after your aquatic activities.

Customize your stay with options ranging from one to five nights, with departures every day of the week.

Discover the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef on an overnight trip from Cairns, a truly exceptional adventure. With over 14 permanent moorings at Saxon and Norman reefs, and select spots at Hastings Reef, both snorkelers and divers can enjoy the rich marine life from dawn till dusk.

In the evening, unwind in the lounge and bar or embark on an exciting night dive, such as Sharks in the Dark or Fluoro Diving, to make your stay aboard our floating reef residence truly memorable.

An overnight journey is also an ideal opportunity to further your practical dive training at the outer Great Barrier Reef. Under the guidance of our expert instructors, you're in the safest hands.

 

Inclusions


  • Return Cairns City Accommodation
  • Return Boat transfer to Outer Reef to board MV Ocean Quest
  • Accommodations on MV Ocean Quest as per your package, including all  bedding (please bring your own towels)
  • All meals from lunch the first day to lunch on the last day, with tea and coffee available when the boats are not in transit.
  • Use of all equipment including 
  • For Certified Divers 6 Dives
  • For Snorkellers - Access to unlimited snorkelling, OR
  • If you have selected the Introductory dive package - you will have now completed all 5 dives.*
  • If completing your padi open water referral course - you will have 5 Dives (4 ocean training dives plus 1 pleasure dive)
  • If you select 


EMC and Fuel levy of $20.00 per day and payable on check in
Prescription Mask Hire
Insurance to cover for Diving Medical Emergency and cancellation
For Certified Divers, Dive Guides are available at $15.00 per dive and payable on board
Student on the referral course are required to bring photographs for certification card

 

 

 

Itinerary


Complimentary Accommodation transfers from Cairns properties are included and a pick up time can be confirmed at once you are booked in.   Alternatively please be at 319 Draper Street by 8.00am for check in and transfer to the Marina. 

Day 1
7.30-8am: Pick up from your city accommodation (if booked) and check in at our dive centre at 319 Draper Street before transferring to the marina

8.30am: Set off from Cairns Marina and cruise out to the reef on our day trip vessel SeaQuest with two dive/snorkel sessions before you transfer onto OceanQuest.

2.30pm: During the afternoon you’ll have the opportunity for more snorkel and dive sessions, and to relax on board.

6pm: Dinner is served

6.30pm: Sharks in the Dark

8pm: Dessert

10pm: Bar closes

Day 2
7.30am: Breakfast time! Sit down to a full cooked breakfast to fuel you for the day ahead.

8.30am: Dive or snorkel session

10.30am: Dive or snorkel session

12pm: Check out of your cabin

12.30pm: Lunch

2.30pm: Our transfer vessel arrives to return you to Cairns

3pm: Depart Outer Barrier Reef

5pm (approx): Return to your Cairns accommodation

 

**Snorkellers who have included the introductory dive package or would like to purchase an introductory dive on board, please note that the start times for the Introductory dives are listed on the dive deck.

Requirements


  • Travel Insurance to cover for cancellation, medical emergency and covering scuba diving related activities.

Certified Diver - Self Assessment Medical Questionnaire
Complete the following medical self-assessment prior to your dive trip. If you indicate yes, then a medical from a Doctor would be required.
Note to women: If you are pregnant, or attempting to become pregnant, do not dive.

Recreational scuba diving and freediving requires good physical and mental health. There are a few medical conditions which can be hazardous while diving. If you have any concerns about your diving fitness not represented on this form, consult with your physician before diving. If you are feeling ill, avoid diving. If you think you may have a contagious disease, protect yourself and others by not participating in dive training and/ or dive activities. For your safety, and that of others who may dive with you, answer all questions honestly.
 
1. Have you ever suffered any illness or injury that may affect your ability to dive or snorkel safely? 

 2. Are you currently suffering or have ever suffered from any illness, injury or condition relating to a heart or lung disorder, asthma, epilepsy, diabetes or any condition that is a contradictive to diving? 

3. Are you presently taking prescription medications? (with the exception of birth control or anti-malarial medication) 

4. Are you NOT medically & physically fit to dive/snorkel? 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Other

Is there somewhere I can securely park my car in Cairns?

We recommend the Betta Airport Parking which we do a pickup from.

Diving

How many divers are in a Guided Dive

There are upt o 8 diver per guide. Note there is an option for a private guide, please inquiry the the cost

Price

Note all prices are Per Person.

Certified Diver - Twin Ensuited Cabin



From

$750.00 AUD


 

Snorkeller - Double Ensuited Cabin



From

$650.00 AUD


 

Certified Diver - Double Ensuited Cabin



From

$780.00 AUD


 

Snorkeller - Twin Ensuited Cabin



From

$620.00 AUD


 
Notes:

Extra's

Certified Diver
1 Guided Dive
$20.00 AUD
2 Guided Dive
$60.00 AUD
3 Guided Dive
$60.00 AUD
4 Guided Dives
$80.00 AUD
5 Guided Dive
$100.00 AUD
Advanced Course
$270.00 AUD

Required an Openwater Certification

Nitrox Course
$250.00 AUD
Snorkeller
2 Intro Dives
$120.00 AUD

Meeting Point

00 To be advised at a later time @ 07:30
181 ESPLANADE @ 07:30
186 LAKE STREET (GEORGE & DELPHINE) @ 07:30
201 LAKES ST @ 07:30
A 1 Inn the City @ 07:30
ABBEYS B & B @ 07:30
ABBOTT BOUTIQUE HOTEL (formely Great Northern) @ 07:30
ACACIA COURT @ 07:30
ADOBE MOTEL @ 07:30
ALL SEASONS CAIRNS GATEWAY (VILLAGE) RESORT @ 07:30
APOLLO MOTOR HOMES DEPOT @ 07:30
AQUARIUS @ 07:30
ARCADIA HOLIDAY UNIT @ 07:30
Aspect Central @ 07:30
ASYLUM (TRACKS) @ 07:30
ATS @ 07:30
AVIS RENT A CAR @ 07:30
BAILEY, CRYSTALBROOK RESORT COLLECTION @ 07:30
BALACLAVA HOTEL @ 07:30
BALACLAVA PRIMARY SCHOOL @ 07:30
BALINESE RESORT @ 07:30
BAY VILLAGE @ 07:30
BELAIR @ 07:30
BELLVIEW @ 07:30
BEST WESTERN CENTRAL PLAZA @ 07:30
BEST WESTERN PLUS CAIRNS CENTRAL APTS @ 07:30
BIG BACKYARD @ 07:30
BIG FISH (Stockland) @ 07:30
BIRDWING Band B (P U EDGEHILL SCHOOL) @ 07:30
BOHEMIA RESORT @ 07:30
BOUNCE HOSTEL (FORMERLY NORTHERN GREENHOUSE) @ 07:30
BROTHERS LEAGUES CLUB @ 07:30
Brumbys Bakery @ 07:30
BUDGET RENT A CAR @ 07:30
BUNGALOW HOTEL @ 07:30
CAIRNS BED & BREAKFAST @ 07:30
Cairns Central Plaza @ 07:30
Cairns Central YHA @ 07:30
CAIRNS CITY APARTMENTS @ 07:30
CAIRNS CITY BACKPACKERS @ 07:30
CAIRNS CITY PALMS @ 07:30
CAIRNS COCONUT VAN PARK @ 07:30
Cairns Colonial Club Resort @ 07:30
CAIRNS GIRLS HOSTEL @ 07:30
CAIRNS HOLIDAY LODGE @ 07:30
CAIRNS HOLIDAY PARK @ 07:30
Cairns Luxury Appartments @ 07:30
Cairns Motel @ 07:30
CAIRNS MOTOR INN @ 07:30
Cairns One @ 07:30
CAIRNS PLAZA Hotel @ 07:30
CAIRNS QUEENS COURT @ 07:30
CAIRNS QUEENSLANDER (267 Lk St) @ 07:30
Cairns Rainbow Resort @ 07:30
CAIRNS REEF APPARTMENTS (METRO INN) @ 07:30
Cairns Sharehouse @ 07:30
Cairns Southside International @ 07:30
Cairns Sunland Leisure Park @ 07:30
CAIRNS SUNSHINE TOWERS @ 07:30
CAIRNS TROPICAL GARDENS MOTEL @ 07:30
CAIRNS VACATION VILLAS @ 07:30
CAIRNS VILLA and LEISURE PARK @ 07:30
CAIRNS WATERFRONT B/PACKERS @ 07:30
Cairns Work & Play @ 07:30
CANNON PARK MOTEL @ 07:30
CAPE YORK HOTEL @ 07:30
CARAVELLA 149 @ 07:30
CARAVELLA CENTRAL @ 07:30
CASCADE GARDENS @ 07:30
CASTAWAYS @ 07:30
CASTLE HOLIDAY UNITS @ 07:30
CAZALYS @ 07:30
CITY PLAZA APTS @ 07:30
CITY SHERIDAN @ 07:30
CITY SIDER @ 07:30
City Terrace Holiday Apt @ 07:30
CITY WALK APTS @ 07:30
CLARENDON ON SPENCE @ 07:30
Comfort Inn Cairns City @ 07:30
Comfort Inn City Sheridan @ 07:30
COMPASS MOTEL @ 07:30
CONCORDE UNITS @ 07:30
CORAL CAY VILLAS @ 07:30
CORAL REEF APARTMENTS @ 07:30
CORAL TOWERS @ 07:30
CORAL TREE INN @ 07:30
COSTA BLANCA @ 07:30
Crystal Garden @ 07:30
Crystal Garden Resort & Restaurant @ 07:30
Discovery Resort @ 07:30
Double Tree Hilton @ 07:30
Dreamtime Travellers Rest @ 07:30
DSDD Shop (Liveaboard check-in) @ 07:30
EAST COAST RENTALS @ 07:30
EDGE APARTMENTS @ 07:30
Edge Hill Galvin's B&B @ 07:30
EDGE HILL SCHOOL @ 07:30
EDGE HILL TAVERN @ 07:30
EL DORADO @ 07:30
ESPLANADE BACKPACKERS (NOMADS) @ 07:30

*All Prices are Per Person and Prices may vary depending on Start Dates and options.

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