Get ready to explore the breathtaking beauty of the world's largest coral reef! Pass through Fitzroy Island on the way, and spend the day snorkelling, diving and roaming among the incredible marine and reef life of the Great Barrier Reef. Capture all the iconic sights and experience all the underwater bliss in just one day!
7am: Meet at 'E' Finger, Marlin Marina, for a 7:30am departure.
The mighty vessel, Sunkist, travels just over 2 hours toward the Great Barrier Reef via the marvelous Fitzroy Island, a tropical paradise of rainforest and beaches. Kick back on the boat and watch its tropical beauty as you cruise to your first destination.
9:45am: Arrive at first reef dive site, for a 10am dive-in.
You will dive in shortly after a briefing by the experienced reef team who will tell you what to look out for, help you discover the best snorkel and dive spots, and ensure you get the most out of your day!
The dive/snorkel locations will be chosen on the day depending on conditions, out of Milln, Briggs, Moore, Thetford, Sudbury and Elford Reefs. Sites chosen on the day will always offer the best in terms of safety and passenger comfort, and will ensure you get the most value out of your dive/snorkel experience. These reef sites are chosen for their abundance of hard and soft corals, thriving marine life, diversity, splendour and visibility. You'll get to wander around the underwater magic for approximately 2 hours, 70 kilometers from the coast of Cairns, before breaking for lunch.
12:30pm: Second snorkel/dive session begins.
Here you'll indulge in more marine life, seeing animals such as Clownfish, Surgeonfish, Stingrays, reef sharks and turtles. Just keep swimming and you'll see plenty of familiar faces: Dory, Marlin and even Nemo! It'll be an underwater heaven to remember.
2:30pm: Sunkist departs for Cairns, for arrival at 4:30-4:45pm
You'll be traveling via Fitzroy Island for one last chance to take in Cairns' finest paradise. You will arrive back in Cairns at approximately 4:30 – 4:45pm.