Scuba Diving Day Tour – M.V. Reef Experience is a luxurious, all inclusive catamaran providing excellent value day trips to The Great Barrier Reef.

Reef Experience visits two, pristine Outer Barrier Reef locations daily with plenty of time to scuba dive, relax and snorkel. Being one of the fastest boats in the Cairns Marina, Reef Experience takes you to some of the furthest and therefore premium scuba diving destinations, and boasts up to 6 hours at the reef!

Scuba Diving Day Tour – All Inclusive!

Your day starts with a cooked barbeque breakfast and fruit platter, fresh hot and cold buffet lunch prepared by your own onboard chef and a complimentary wine and cheese platter on the journey back to Cairns. All scuba diving equipment hire and national park fees are inclusive in the trip cost.

Glass bottom boat tours and Marine Biologist interactive presentations are included activities all may participate in, and passengers can choose between spacious fully-air conditioned saloon areas or a large luxurious sundeck fully equipped with cushioned sun loungers.

Scuba Dive day tour included in your Great Barrier Reef package  Go on a morning scuba dive and have the option to sign up for a second dive in the afternoon, with plenty of time to snorkel in between!*

The Best Equipment As a certified diver on Reef Experience, you will be diving with high quality, up to date scuba diving equipment. With our purpose built dive deck, everything is set up for you ready to go so getting into and out of the water couldn’t be easier! Got your own gear? Our friendly dive masters will assist you to set up your equipment.

Full diver briefings are given for each reef location by experienced crew with in depth knowledge of the areas and marine life which can be found.

How deep are the dive sites? As the coral on the Great Barrier Reef needs sunlight to survive and grow, the majority of good dive locations are found in relatively shallow areas. Our dive sites have an average depth range of 10-25 meters (30-80 feet).

Who will I be diving with? Buddy up with another passenger or take the guided dive option, it’s your choice. If you’re travelling alone our friendly dive team will ensure you have a buddy to go diving with.

Guided Dives Go on a guided dive with one of our friendly and professional dive team and take all the hassle off navigating yourself! Our experienced guides will show you the best dive spots, get you back to the boat and ensure you have a fun and comfortable scuba.

On The Day Arrive at Reef Experience at 7:30am. Depart Cairns Marlin Marina at 8:00am. Arrive back to Cairns at approx 4:30pm. (All times subject to change.)

Optional Extras Reef Experience has its own fully licensed bar, stocked with drinks, chocolates, chips and reef souvenirs. Second time scuba dives are at an additional cost of $55 AUD. Snorkel or scuba dive with a qualified Marine Biologist – If you have heard the marine biology interactive presentations and want to learn more about the reef where you are snorkelling whilst having fun, go on one of our marine biology snorkel tours. Digital camera hire is available onboard.

Getting There Bus transfers from your accommodation to the Cairns Marlin Marina are included from all Cairns City areas. (Bus transfers from outer suburbs and Port Douglas are available at an additional cost).

  • Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. For example: heart disease, asthma, epilepsy or diabetes. If you are unsure of a particular medical condition, please check with us prior to making your reservation.
  • Flying after scuba diving: We recommend that you do not fly for at least 24 hours after scuba diving.
  • You should not travel to a high altitude (fly or visit a mountain area etc) within 12 hours of completing a single dive or 18 hours after multiple dives. It is recommended to wait 24 hours, if possible, before doing so.
  • This is important information if you were planning on flying out of Cairns or visiting the Tablelands within these time periods.