PRO DIVE Cairns Outer Reef Cruise 3 Day / 2 Night LiveAboard
Snorkel Adventure with departures daily except Tuesdays
|Departs||Daily Except Tuesdays||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.
Night before departure
As an option, you may wish to learn about the reef and fish you will meet by visiting 'Reef Teach' - a 2.5 hour marine biology presentation. This is an additional , click here for more information!
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- www.spums.org.au
Web address for Cairns 24hr Medical Center - Can provide Dive Medicals until 8pm - https://www.cairns24hourmedical.com.au/
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$80 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.
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
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).
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.
All PRO DIVE Cairns clients are required to be fully vaccinated (first and second doses received) for all trips and courses - please print and fill out this form to be presented on arrival for your course or liveaboard experience
Dive Medical - Some medical conditions may prevent you diving. If you are affected by any of the points below you will need to consult a doctor and acquire a medical certificate, stating you are “fit to dive” prior to your dive trip.
2 Are you currently suffering any illness or injury?
3 Are you currently taking any prescription medication other than the contraceptive pill?
4 Is there any other condition, fact or circumstance that may affect your fitness or ability to dive safely?
Please let us know at time of booking where you will be staying Cairns so we can give you a pick up time. If you are unsure at the time of booking, please let us know 48 hours prior to trip commencement. If you have time the night before departure, could you please organise your gear at our retail shop on the corner of Grafton and Shields streets between 4:15pm and 6:45pm.
We recommend that you reconfirm your booking on freecall 1800 353 213 / phone 4031 5255 at least 48 hours prior to your date of departure.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
You can cancel your dive trip for any reason at any time up to 48 hours prior to departure and receive a full refund of all money paid to Pro Dive Cairns. There is no refund for any reason after this time. If you plan to book through a travel agent please ask if they have any cancellation fees.
An additional fee per person is payable direct to Pro Dive Cairns. This fee consists of a Government Environmental Management Charge, Port Departure Tax and administration charges. This charge is applicable to all passengers travelling on the 3 day 2 night liveaboard dive trip and all dive courses combining the 3 day trip. (This fee is subject to change without notice)
Flying After Diving
We recommend that you do not fly until midday (or later) the day after your dive trip returns. This will give you 24 hours of surface interval after diving.
You will be required to sign a Waiver Release & Indemnity Deed onboard the vessel. Please click here for this in PDF form. Please print this off, sign it, and bring it on the boat with you.