Passions Of Paradise: Outer Great Barrier Reef

Dive, snorkel and sail the Great Barrier Reef. Get up close with giant Maori Wrasse and spot turtles in the crystal clear waters of TWO outer reefs.

Cairns, Australia
Duration
Full Day
Start time
7:30 am
Pick up & Drop off
Not included
Minimum age
12 yrs
Languages
English
Meals
Included
FromAUD $180
Children: AUD $115
Family: AUD $519
Reef levy $15
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Highlights

  • Full Day Great Barrier Reef Snorkel & Dive Trip!
  • High-quality snorkel, mask and fins
  • Free snorkel tuition and guided snorkel tours
  • Free 10-minute in-water introduction to scuba diving
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Freshly prepared buffet lunch including fresh tropical fruit and prawns; all prepared by our onboard chef!
  • Marine Life presentation by our on board Eco-certified guides

WHAT TO EXPECT

Passions of Paradise offers daily departures to the Great Barrier from Cairns. We offer a two destination itinerary with our locations chosen each day from a selection of over 24 moorings on the outer Great Barrier Reef some of which include Hastings Reef (1770, Coral Gardens, Turtle Bommie, Split Bommie), Paradise Reef, Long Bommie, Milne Reef, Moore reef  and more! Each day we will tailor the day’s itinerary to the weather conditions.

 

Activates on offer include snorkelling and scuba diving. Full snorkelling tuition is provided and our staff are on hand to offer complimentary guided tours for beginners snorkelers..  

 

A free 10 minute in water introduction to scuba is offered to introductory divers. Our staffs are fully trained and qualified PADI professional offering the utmost care and patience with our beginner divers. All diving can be booked and paid for on board. For more experienced divers, we also have a dedicated dive tender to allow access to deeper waters.

 

 Lunch is served by our onboard chef which includes a selection of hot and cold buffet meats, salads, prawns and fresh tropical fruit. Vegetarians and allergies can be catered on request. 

 

 After lunch we move to our second location of the day. This location offers a second round of in-water activities at a new and diverse reef structure. Our staff is on hand again to offer assistance and guidance for both snorkelers and divers. Our day ends with the captain hoisting the sails and the cruise back to Cairns commences. Passengers can enjoy a cold refreshing drink from our fully licensed bar and relax on our boom netting. Alternatively, our passionate Eco-certified staff are on hand to offer marine life presentations. 

 

 

Important Info:


Check-in commences at 7am at  the Passions of Paradise desk inside the Reef Fleet terminal at Number 1 Spence Street Cairns. Upon check in our friendly staff will issue passengers with boarding cards and directions to the boat which is approximately 200 meters away. Parking is available right across the street and costs about $11 per day. Transfers can be arranged on request directly with us before travel (extra fees apply) However, most city-centre hotels are within walking distance.

 

We depart at 8 am sharp and return at approx. 5pm

 

 

Scuba Dive Optional Extras: (To be paid on board the day of the tour)

 

  • 1st Introductory Scuba Dive: $70 (no experience necessary)  ONLY $25 IF YOU PRE-BOOK AND DO THE TOUR IN MAY 2017!
  • 2nd Introductory Scuba Dive: $45
  • 1st Certified Scuba Dive: $75
  • 2nd Certified Scuba Dive: $45 (subject to availability)

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Terms & Conditions:

  • A moderate level on fitness is required as this is an in-water based activity
  • Diving is subject to the completion of a Queensland medical questionnaire on board prior to departure.
  • Some medical conditions may preclude you from diving. Please call our staff for advice. Final decision rests with our qualified instructors who consider your safety our highest priority
  • Minimum age for diving is 12 years with parental consent and completion of medical questionnaire
  • All certified divers must provide proof of certification (ie Certification card, log book or temporary card)
  • Passengers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an parent/guardian over 18 years of age 
  • At times it is only possible to visit one destination, due to inclement weather conditions and strong winds. the skipper will decide on the way to the reef. We will endeavour to sal as much as possible each day however the wind speed and direction determine for how long this occurs. The skipper will keep everyone informed on our sailing plans.
 


Cancellation Policy:

If cancellation occurs more than 24 hours prior to travel a full refund will be given. If cancellation occurs less than 24 hours prior to travel then no refund will be given. Passions of Paradise reserves the right to cancel the day tour due to poor weather conditions, mechanical problems or use another vessel to travel to different reef sites. A full refund will be given if Passions of Paradise cancels.


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Passions of Paradise
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870

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FromAUD $180
Children: AUD $115
Family: AUD $519
Reef levy $15
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