Reef Diving or Snorkel Tour - 3 Days and 2 nights from Cairns (#224)

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Great Barrier Reef » Reef Diving or Snorkel Tour - 3 Days and 2 nights from Cairns (#224)

Type: Tours - Scuba Diving and Snorkelling Overnight Trips

Do you want to do lots of diving at the Great Barrier Reef? Or, do you just want to maximise your time spent at the Great Barrier Reef by staying three full days at the reef? If you are on a tight budget, but you are keen to get in the ocean to snorkel or scuba dive, then this two night boat trip to the reefs off Cairns may be what you are looking for!

Departure Dates: You can start this tour any day of the year however advance bookings are highly recommended. It departs Cairns at around 8am and returns to Cairns at around 5pm on the day of return.

How to book: You can book online via the rates table's "Add to Itinerary" button. Just click on it and follow the prompts.  Government reef tax, fuel levy & port charges are included in the prices in the rates table. A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking, with the balance due, 48 hours prior to the departure date. Your ticket will be emailed to you shortly after your booking request and deposit payment has been received.

More Information:

This purpose built Great Barrier Reef liveaboard, twin hull catamaran is capable of sleeping 38 passengers and has an impressive 16 ensuites. The M.V. Kangaroo Explorer is 25 metres in length and each of the 16 cabins (twin, double and 4-berth) are fully air-conditioned, carpeted, have their own en-suite facilities and port hole or window.

On the main deck there is a spacious saloon served by a top class galley and a well stocked bar. The top deck offers an enclosed air-conditioned sun lounge as well as an open and shaded sundeck. The Kangaroo Explorer is equipped with a spacious dive deck along with a dive tender, both providing easy access to and from the water.

There is plenty of time for snorkelling and if you are a certified scuba diver there is time for up to 8 dives during day light hours and 2 night dives

Here is the itinerary: (subject to change if necessary due to weather or other operational reasons)

DAY ONE - 3 dives or snorkelling

  • 8.00am pick up from your Cairns city accommodation
  • 9.00am Board our fast modern transfer boat for 90 minute transfer to Outer Barrier Reef
  • Equipment selection
  • Lunch
  • 1 dive or snorkelling from the transfer boat and then transfer to your floating hotel and reef snorkel and scuba vessel for the next two nights.
  • 2.30pm transfer to the liveaboard boat for the next two nights
  • Afternoon dive or snorkelling and night dive.
  • Lunch, dinner and accommodation included

DAY TWO - 4 dives or snorkelling

  • Three day dives, One night dive + Breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation included

DAY THREE - 3 dives or snorkelling

  • Breakfast, and lunch are included
  • 3.00pm Depart Outer Barrier Reef bound for Cairns on the transfer boat that brought you out to the reef on day 1
  • Return to your Cairns city accommodation approx. 5pm

NOTE: You can request the type of cabin you would like at the time of booking. It works on a first in, first served basis. Double, twin, triple and 4-share cabins are all the same price.

People who are not certifed scuba divers can try scuba diving, called "introductory diving" for a cost of $1200 for 3 dives

Certified divers can request a "guide dive" if they would prefer that, to just having a dive buddy. The price per guided dive is $15, payable on board. 

Features & Inclusions

  • All meals whilst on board as well as tea, coffee and water
  • All snorkelling equipment
  • Diving equipment is included if you planning to go scuba diving (up to 11 dives are possible)
  • Bed linen
  • Return hotel transfers from Cairns city accommodation (+ $20 for Cairns beaches accommodation)

Specials & Packages

Extra Nights - Just $120 per night!

Price: $120.00
Valid until: 30th Apr 2016

  • Stay extra nights for just $120 per night (including all levies) when you book a 3 day 2 night tour! (must be pre-booked or $170 per extra night if booked on board - subject to availability)
  • Same inclusions for each extra night, cert divers can dive up to 3 more times per extra day!

* Conditions may apply

Rates and Tariffs

2016-17 Season
1st Apr 2016 to 31st Mar 2017
Snorkelling (including all taxes & levies) $555.00 per person
Certified Scuba Diver - includes dive gear (including all taxes & levies) $695.00 per person
* Booking terms and conditions may apply, please details below.

* All prices are inclusive of GST and in Australian Dollars ($AUD)

Booking Information

Rates are per person, irrespective of age. Minimum suggested age is 10 years and parental supervision is required for any children under 18, at all times.

Departure Dates: You can start this tour any day of the year however advance bookings are highly recommended. It departs Cairns at around 8am and returns to Cairns at around 5pm on the day of return.

How to book: You can book online via the rates table's "Add to Itinerary" button. Just click on it and follow the prompts.Government reef tax, fuel levy & port charges are included in the prices in the rates table above. A 25 % deposit is required at the time of booking, with the balance due, 48 hours prior to the departure date. Your ticket will be emailed to you shortly after your booking request and deposit payment has been received.

More Information:

Departure times:
Cairns hotels: 8.00am
Cairns beaches hotels: 7.30am

Return times:
Cairns beaches: 5.00pm
Cairns: 4.30pm

Pickup or Departure Point Details:
This tour includes a hotel pick up and drop off from your Cairns or for $20 p.p. extra you can also be picked up and dropped off to Northern beaches accommodation.

Booking Policy

Please advise the following:
Your phone number, especially if you hold an Australian mobile phone.
Please advise where in Cairns or the beaches you will be staying. We also book Cairns accommodation at the best locally available rates so if we can help you with that, please let us know.

Important Information:
Insufficient dive qualifications and/or some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. Prior to diving, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire regarding your diving qualifications, experience & current fitness to dive. Should you answer yes to any of the medical question asked you will be required to consult a doctor to acquire a written medical clearance to dive prior to your dive trip. If you are unsure about a specific medical condition please check with your doctor or with us prior to making your reservation.
Flying After Diving: We recommend that you do not fly for at least 24 hours after your last dive. Your last dive will be completed by 2pm on day 3 of your trip.

A 25% cancellation fee applies if you cancel after you've paid your deposit.
There is no refund if notified less than 48 hours prior to departure

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