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3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard for Snorkellors - Great Barrier Reef - Cairns

PRO DIVE Cairns Outer Reef Cruise 3 Day / 2 Night LiveAboard
Snorkel Adventure with departures daily except Tuesdays


About Trip
About Scubapro
Departs Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday No. of Divers 32
Duration 3 Days / 2 Nights Cabin Types 14 Twin berth - 2 Double Berth
No. Snorkels Unlimited Ensuites Share Bathrooms
Check in 6.15am Cairns Nitrox Available
Disembark 4.30pm Carins Star Rating 3 Star
Min Cert  N/A Experience is suitable for all levels


Day 1 7.00am departure – Light breakfast while cruising to the outer reef – unlimited snorkelling & discover scuba
Day 2 Today different sites for divers and snorkellers to enjoy. Try Discover Scuba
Day 3 Snorkel til 12.30pm. Cruise back to Cairns disembark 4.30pm

About the Cruise

Your Great Barrier Reef adventure will begin with an early morning transfer from your accommodation to the boat. Snorkellers joining this itineray are well looked after. Gear hire for snorkellers includes wetsuit, mask, fins and snorkel. When in the water you will have the use of pool noodles and flotation devices and will be supervised by Pro Dive's professional Dive Deck Crew. Snorkellers can also try scuba diving whilst out on the reef. The Discover Scuba Dive is a professional programme which allows you to try diving without being a qualified scuba diver. During this cruise, snorkellers will have the opportunity to do several of these dives, there are minimum requirements to participate.

Our vessels are 25 metres (80 feet) in length, centrally air-conditioned, light and airy. There are 2 large decks, one for scuba diving and snorkel gear and one strictly for sun tanning and relaxing. These vessels are the only purpose built outer reef dive liveaboards operating in the area. There are a total of 16 Cabins which sleep a maximum of two per cabin and a bathroom for every two cabins. Dinner, the menu changes each trip, however it will be wholesome, hot and of course lots of it. Dessert is served after the night dive. Please advise if you are a vegetarian and we will do our best to make sure we cater for you. Single travellers are accommodated in the twin berth cabins with another diver. 

About Discover Scuba Dives
Scuba Introductory Dives  offers anyone the opportunity to try scuba diving. At the beginning of the first dive you will be shown and asked to practice basic skills - these are the first skills all divers do on the OpenWater Course  - you will then continue the dive under the supervision of your dive instructor to check out the marine life. This programme does not allow you to dive independently on completion. You can book your Discover Scuba Dives while on Scubapro.

Other Trips available on the Scubapro 3 Day / 2 Night Cruise





Departs:   Cairns 6:15am day 1
Returns:   Cairns 4:30pm day 3

Planning your travel arrangements
You will need to be in Cairns the night before departure.

Check-in and Hotel Transfers
Email up to 48 hours prior to departure to advise your accommodation, we will then organise a transfer for you.
Check-in time is between 4:30pm and 6:30pm at PRO DIVE's retail store on the corner of Grafton and Shields street. If you are not able to make the check in that day, you will be checked in first thing in the morning 6:15am.
Check-in formality - you will be sized for the hire gear you will use for the trip.

Fit to Dive
Please complete and sign the waiver release and indemnity deed; and bring a copy with you when you check-in for your trip. This will determine whether or not you require a dive medical (certified divers only). As a certified diver, if you have a pre existing medical condition you will be required to provide a letter from your doctor stating that you are fit to dive. If you are unable to provide this letter, you may not be able to dive.
Web address for Doctors registered to do Dive Medicals Australia Wide-
Web address for Cairns 24hr Medical Center - Can provide Dive Medicals until 8pm -

 Day 1: Diving The Outer Great Barrier Reef

5:45am - Complimentary hotel transfer - available from Cairns City & Northern Beaches accommodation
6:15am - Check in at Pro Dive retail shop - corner Shields & Grafton Streets
7:00am - Depart Cairns for 3 days & 2 nights of fantastic diving/snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef. A light breakfast is served onboard
11:30am - Your first snorkel location
12:45pm - Lunch is served - hearty soup with an array of fresh salads, cold meats & bread rolls
2:30pm - Your second snorkel site - head off & discover more underwater delights. The vessel moves on to the next site
4:30pm - An afternoon of snorkelling and relaxing
6:00pm - Dinner - the menu changes each trip however it will be wholesome, hot and of course lots of it!
7:30pm - The night dive for certified divers! Unfortunately night snorkelling is not available. Keep a close eye out for our sleeping turtles, crustaceans and the occasional reef shark!
8:30pm - Dessert is served!

Day 2: Experience More Fantastic Diving On The Outer Great Barrier Reef

7:00am - The vessel moves to a new site
8:00am - Enjoy a hearty breakfast of cereal, fresh fruit, bacon and eggs as well as toast & spreads
10:30am - After breakfast the vessel moves on to another site
12:00pm - Lunch on the second day is hot pasta with a variety of fresh salads
3:00pm - More snorkelling!
6:00pm - Hot dinner is served
7:30pm - Night dive for certified divers
8:30pm - Dessert is served!

Day 3: Morning Dives And Return To Cairns

7:30am - A hot breakfast accompanied with fresh fruit salad, cereals and toast
9:00am - After breakfast, the vessel makes its last site of the trip
11:00am - Last chance to snorkel! When you surface freshly made sandwiches are served as the vessel heads home
4:00pm - Complimentary accommodation transfers - Cairns city & Northern Beaches
7:30pm - Join fellow passengers & crew at a local restaurant for a farewell dinner if you wish

Please note, the above itinerary is a guide only, and the order of sites may change. The captain will always adapt the itinerary to the prevailing weather, tides and currents. Meals may vary slightly depending on availability of seasonal fruit and vegetables. Please advise if you are a vegetarian and we will do our best to make sure we cater for you.

Flying after Diving
We recommend you give yourself a 24 hour surface interval after your last dive before flying.

Reef Taxes and Levies 
There is an additional fee of AU$90 per person, which includes an Environmental Management Charge, as well as a Port Departure Tax and administration costs. This is payable direct at the end of the trip.

Luggage restrictions
We request that you only bring a small bag on board. You can store additional luggage at the retail shop for the duration of the trip (free of charge).

What to bring
Click here for a PDF of what to pack for the trip

Cancellation Policy
Pro Dive Cairns guarantee: the trip amount is fully refundable up until 48 hours prior to trip departure. There is no refund for any reason after this time. If you plan to book through a travel agent, you will be subject to their cancellation policies (please check their cancellation policies).

Alcohol Policy
No alcohol is served on this trip. You are welcome to BYO (no bottles please but wine is fine). Alcohol can only be consumed in the evening and Pro Dive Cairns encourages responsible drinking.


Frequently Asked Questions


Can I hire a camera when diving with PRO DIVE Cairns?

There are no camera hire available onboard. However you can hire a camera from Calypso Productions in Cairns

What Brand of hire gear do you have onboard?
  • Technisub stratus full foot fins
  • Tusa Liberator Masks
  • Aqualung Wave BCDs
  • Aqualung Calypso regs with compass and Suunto Zoop computers
  • 5mm Neptune ¾ leg, long arm wetsuits
  • 3mm Neptune/Aqualung hoods (seasonal)
  • dive light: Aqualung lumen HD or Princeton Tec Torrent LED

Accurate as if 6 September 2018

Can I bring my own equipment?

Yes. We always recommend bringing your own mask and snorkel.

For divers, you may not take your own weights or tanks on the boat but you are welcome to bring everything else. We have both DIN and yoke style for your first stage, so just make sure to notify staff which one you need when you are checking in.


What is Reef Tax?
An additional fee of $85 per person is payable direct to PRO DIVE Cairns. This fee includes $16.50 Government Environmental Management Charge as well as a Port Departure Tax and administration and Fuel levy.
What is the minimum age to go out on the boat?

The minimum age that PRO DIVE Cairns takes is 7 years. All Children under the age of 15 must be supervised by a partent/guardian at all times on the boat. There are no child minding services available

Can you smoke on the boat?

Yiu can smoke on the top deck, usually at towards to end of the boat but it depends on the winds.

What do I bring on the boat?

You will need to take along a towel, preferably 2. We suggest taking 2 towels along - 1 for when you get out of the water and 1 for showering at night.
Certification card & log book or other proof of experience.
Comfortable, casual clothing for 3 days.
Warm clothes for the evening and pyjamas.
Toiletries i.e. toothbrush, soap, sunscreen etc.
Please do not bring sleeping bags, bulky luggage, large amounts of money as the account you incur on the boat will be paid direct to the Pro Dive retail shop at the end of the trip.

Can I fly my drone while onboard?

Your can use a Drone while on the 3 day trip with permission of the skipper.

Can I bring alcohol onboard?

Yes, you are allowed to bring alcohol on board, but in moderation as we only have limited space on all of our boats. Please note once any alcohol has been consumed, you are not allowed to go into the water again until the following day. Pro Dive Cairns encourages responsible drinking.

If a friend / partner is a certified diver or non diver, can they come on the same trip with me while Im on the course?
Yes - your friend / partner will be buddied up with another certified diver onboard while you complete your 4 training dives. After that you will have the opportunity to complete 5 pleasure dives together.
There is plenty of time throughout the whole trip to snorkel and socialise with a non diver if you are traveling with someone who doesnt dive/snorkel.


I have a seafood and peanut allegies, can you cater for me?

We can cater for people with Peanut and Seafood allegies.No prepared meals include nuts and one dish uses a sauce with seafood ingridents, but an alternative sauce is provided. Please ensure on check to let the staff know of any allegies.

What if I am travelling alone? Who will I dive with?

We will arrange a dive buddy for you. Before every dive, the dive supervisor conducts a detailed site briefing.


Dive Training

I've lost my certification card or travelling and left my card at home?

Lost your card and need a replacement or need immediate verification to be able to dive or book onto a specific dive course, this information should assist you.

Click here to learn more about Card Replacement or Vertification



What depths will I be diving to?

The Great Barrier Reef is not a deep dive destination. Depths in our dive sites range from 10-25 metres (30-80 feet), with the best diving generally occurring between 10 and 15 metres (30-50 feet). This means there are some amazing sites that stay shallow enough for all certified divers to enjoy, regardless of how advanced your diving certifications may be.

Do you have in-water dive Guides?

Individual guided dives are not typical in the region. Divers of all levels can easily navigate the reefs we visit. Before each dive, the dive supervisor provides a thorough briefing to help with navigation and highlight interesting spots. For unfamiliar or rusty divers, we offer an orientation dive with an instructor for the first dive of the trip to familiarize them with Great Barrier Reef diving. First-time night divers receive guidance for the first night dive, but all other dives are buddy dives without a guide.

If you have not dived for sometime, then we recommend doing a 2 hour Pool Refresher prior to the trp to get back up to speed. Details can be found here


Dietary Requirements
We do our best to cater for dietary requirements, but are operating with limited facilities available. We try and provide as much variety as possible within the confines of what we have onboard

During the trip, we serve buffet style meals with plenty of fresh fruit and salads. There is gluten free bread and pasta available, as well as soy milk. The cook will be happy to speak with you once onboard about your diet to accommodate you as best as possible. 

If you are vegan or gluten free we recommend bringing your own snacks which don't need to be refrigerated as refrigerator space is at a premium on the boat.


Note all prices are Per Person.

Twin Share


$750.00 AUD


Meeting Point

01 SELF DRIVE - NO PICKUP/DROPOFF - Make own way to/from Pro Dive Cairns Retail Store at Cnr Grafton & Shields St @ 06:20
181 THE ESPLANADE P/up Lake Street Entrance (181 Esplanade) @ 06:10
201 LAKE ST (201 Lake Street) @ 06:10
A1 INN THE CITY (141 Lake Street - PICK UP FROM NOVOTEL OASIS) @ 06:10
ACACIA COURT (Pick Up Lake St Entrance) (223/227 Esplanade) @ 06:10
ADOBE MOTEL (191 Sheridan Street) @ 06:10
AGINCOURT BEACHFRONT APARTMENTS (69-73 Arlington Esplanade Clifton Beach) @ 05:50
ALASSIO ON THE BEACH (139 Williams Esplanade Palm Cove) @ 05:45
ALL ROUND MOTEL - INN THE PINK (263 Sheridan Street) @ 06:10
AMAROO AT TRINITY *- P/Up Cnr Moore & Trinity @ 05:50
AQUARIUS APARTMENTS - P/Up Doubletree by Hilton @ 06:15
ARGOSY ON THE BEACH (119 Arlington Esplanade Clifton Beach) @ 05:50
ASPECT CENTRAL MOTEL (209 Sheridan Street) @ 06:00
ASYLUM CAIRNS BACKPACKERS (149 Grafton Street) @ 06:10
AUSSIE WOLF (29 Maranoa St) @ 06:15
AVIS CAR RENTAL (135 Lake Street) @ 06:10
BALACLAVA HOTEL (423 Mulgrave Road) @ 06:00
BAY VILLAGE (Cnr Lake & Gatton Streets) @ 06:10
BEL AIR BY THE SEA HOSTEL (155-157 Esplanade) @ 06:15
BELLA AQUA (123 Williams Esplanade Palm Cove) @ 05:45
BELLEVUE AT TRINITY* (P/Up Cnr Moore & Trinity) @ 05:50
BELLVIEW (85-87 Esplanade) @ 06:15
BETTA AIRPORT PARKING (397 Lake St, Cairns North) @ 06:00
BILLABONG BED & BREAKFAST (30 Caribbean Street Holloways Beach) @ 06:00
BLUE LAGOON RESORT (22/26 Trinity Beach Road) @ 05:50
BLUEWATER BAR & GRILL (7 Harbour Drive Trinity Park) @ 05:55
BOHEMIA RESORT (231 McLeod Street) @ 06:00
BOUNCE APTS (formerly Northern Greenhouse 117 Grafton Street) @ 06:15
BP SERVICE STATION CLIFTON BEACH (1802 Captain Cook Highway) @ 05:50
BREAKFREE ROYAL HARBOUR (Level 1, 60 Abbott St) @ 06:15
BUNGALOW HOTEL (200 Aumuller St.) @ 06:00
CAIRNS BEACH RESORT (129-135 Oleander Street Holloways Beach) @ 06:00
CAIRNS CITY BACKPACKERS (274 Draper Street) @ 06:15
CAIRNS CITY MOTEL (169 Lake St.) Pu/ Cascade Gardens @ 06:10
CAIRNS CITY PALMS MOTEL (199-205 Sheridan Street) @ 06:10
CAIRNS CITY SHERIDAN (157 Sheridan Street) @ 06:10
CAIRNS COCONUT HOLIDAY RESORT (23-51 Anderson Road) @ 06:00
CAIRNS COLONIAL CLUB (18-26 Cannon Street) @ 06:00
CAIRNS GATEWAY RESORT (1-21 Anderson Road) @ 06:00
CAIRNS GIRL'S HOSTEL (147 Lake Street) @ 06:10
CAIRNS HARBOUR LIGHTS - P/Up Reef Fleet Terminal (Coach Bay 1) @ 06:15
CAIRNS HARBOUR LIGHTS (1 Marlin Parade) @ 06:15
CAIRNS HOLIDAY LODGE (259 Sheridan Street) @ 06:00
CAIRNS HOLIDAY PARK (12-30 Little Street) @ 06:00
CAIRNS MOTOR INN (187 Sheridan Street) @ 06:00
CAIRNS ONE (12 Gregory Street) @ 06:00
CAIRNS PLAZA HOTEL (145 Esplanade) @ 06:10
CAIRNS REEF APARTMENTS (670-678 Bruce Highway) @ 06:00
CAIRNS SHAREHOUSE (17 Scott Street) @ 06:10
CAIRNS SHAREHOUSE (18 Lumley Street) @ 06:15
CAIRNS SHAREHOUSE (300 Draper Street) @ 06:05
CAIRNS SHAREHOUSE (323 Draper Street) @ 06:00
CAIRNS SHAREHOUSE (351 Draper Street) @ 06:00
CAIRNS SHAREHOUSE (8 Loeven Street) @ 06:15
CAIRNS SHAREHOUSE (80 Martyn Street) @ 06:10
CAIRNS SHERIDAN (295 Sheridan Street) @ 06:10
CAIRNS STUDENT LODGE - Pick-up at Entrance Flags (10-24 Faculty Close) @ 06:00
CAIRNS SUNLAND LEISURE PARK (49-61 Pease Street) @ 06:00
CAIRNS VACATION VILLAS (8 Pease Street) @ 06:00
CAIRNS VILLA & LEISURE PARK (28 Pease Street) @ 06:00
CANNON PARK MOTEL (574 Bruce Highway) @ 06:00
CARAVELLA 149 (149 Esplanade) @ 06:10
CARAVELLA CENTRAL (72 Grafton Street) @ 06:15
CASTAWAYS BACKPACKERS (207 Sheridan Street) @ 06:00
CASTAWAY'S TRINITY BEACH (63/71-73 Moore Street) @ 05:50
CASTLE HOLIDAY FLATS (209 Lake Street) @ 06:10
CENTREPOINT APARTMENTS (141-143 Abbott Street) @ 06:15
CITY PLAZA CAIRNS (37-39 Digger Street) @ 06:10
CITY TERRACES (63-65 McLeod Street) @ 06:10
CLARENDON ON SPENCE (79 Spence Street) @ 06:15
CLIFTON PALMS (35 Upolu Esplanade Clifton Beach) @ 05:50
CLIFTON SANDS HOLIDAY APARTMENTS (81-87 Guide Street Clifton Beach) @ 05:50
CLIFTON VILLAGE BUS STOP (P/Up Endeavour Street) @ 05:50
CNR Anderson & Trinity St (roundabouts @ Trinity Beach) @ 05:50
CNR Moore & Trinity St Bus Stop @ 05:50
COCO'S HOLIDAY APARTMENTS (1/59 Moore Street Trinity Beach) @ 05:50
COMFORT INN & SUITES TRINITY BEACH CLUB (19-23 Trinity Beach Road) @ 05:50
COMFORT INN DISCOVERY CAIRNS (183-185 Lake Street) @ 06:10
COMPASS MOTEL (232 Mulgrave Road) @ 06:00
CONCORD HOLIDAY UNITS (183-185 Sheridan Street) @ 06:00
COOLWATERS HOLIDAY PARK (2-14 Shales Street) @ 05:50
CORAL CAY VILLAS (267 Lake Street) @ 06:10
CORAL HORIZONS BEACHFRONT APARTMENTS (137 Williams Esplanade Palm Cove) @ 05:50
CORAL REEF APARTMENTS (192 Mann Street) @ 06:00
CORAL SANDS BEACHFRONT RESORT (Trinity Beach Road) @ 05:50
CORAL TOWERS (255 Esplanade) @ 06:10
CORAL TREE INN (162-172 Grafton Street) @ 06:10
COSTA BLANCA HOLIDAY APARTMENTS (239-241 Esplanade) @ 06:10
COSTA ROYALE TRINITY BEACH (59-61 Vasey Esplanade) @ 05:50

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

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