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  •  Cairns, Great Barrier Reef
  •  Cairns Great Barrier Reef: Outer Reef Cruise and Dive Full Day Tour by Evolution Cruise with Cairns Hotels Transfers

Cairns Great Barrier Reef: Outer Reef Cruise and Dive Full Day Tour by Evolution Cruise with Cairns Hotels Transfers

  • Cairns, Great Barrier Reef
  • English
  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation
  • 24 Working Hours Confirmation

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Transport from/to selected Cairns hotels
  • 2. Five (5) hours reef time at 2 outer reef sites
  • 3. Choose One (1) Introductory or Certified Scuba Dive
  • 4. Start-of-the-art dive and snorkel equipment
  • 5. Floatation devices and safety briefings
  • 6. Free lycra/sun-suit hire
  • 7. Lunch
  • 8. Experienced, professional dive instructors
  • 9. Large air-conditioned modern lounges to relax in comfort
  • 10. Reef Levy included
From AUD
$253.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Transport from/to selected Cairns hotels
  • 2. Five (5) hours reef time at 2 outer reef sites
  • 3. Choose One (1) Introductory or Certified Scuba Dive
  • 4. Start-of-the-art dive and snorkel equipment
  • 5. Floatation devices and safety briefings
  • 6. Free lycra/sun-suit hire
  • 7. Lunch
  • 8. Experienced, professional dive instructors
  • 9. Large air-conditioned modern lounges to relax in comfort
  • 10. Reef Levy included

Not included

  • 1. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 2. Souvenirs
  • 3. Travel Insurance
  • 4. Any optional extra items (including but not limited to Scenic Flight / additional Introductory dive / additional Certified dive / Semi-Submersible tour / encounters / experiences / photo packages) that are not included in the standard admission. All optional extra items are at own expense.
Destination Cairns, Great Barrier Reef
Depature point 【Covid timetable】
● Departs:
- Season 1 (05 Oct - 19 Dec 2020): Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays
- Season 2* (20 Dec 2020 - 17 Jan 2021): Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
- Season 3 (After 18 January 2021):  Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December), New Year's Day (01 January)


【Normal timetable (After Covid) 】
● Departs: daily*, all year round
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December), New Year's Day (01 January)
● Departure Point: Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal (Address: 1 Spence Street, Cairns)
● Departure Time^: 08:15
^ Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included before departure time. Must be pre-booked.
^ Departure times are reference only and subject to availability.
● Arrive back at approximately 16:30
How to get there Complimentary transfer from/to selected hotels included. Please indicate the name of your hotel at the point of booking - the most convenient pick-up location and time will be advised in your booking confirmation.
Operating hours
Daily (All Year) 08:15 - 16:30 Check in time: 07:15 - 08:00
Christmas Day (25 December) Closed
New Year's Day (01 January) Closed
Check-in requirements Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time at your booked pick up location. There might be 5-10 minutes delay depends on the traffic on the day. If you think the coach is late or you are not being picked up, please call The Service Provider and quote your confirmation number to double check.
What to bring/wear ● Motion-sickness medicine (if required)
● Swimwear, towel, change of clothes
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Comfortable shoes
● Light jacket / sweater for windy or cool days
● Camera (waterproof)
● Money / credit card for optional purchases
Other info 【Important Post-Covid Service Information】
- Lunch will remain the same with passengers individually served by the crew.
- Temporarily unavailable: tea/coffee station, fruit platter, cheese and biscuits and live music. Alternatively, mini muffins and a slice will be available instead. There will be no self-serve food option.
- Temporarily unavailable: semi-submersible
- Temporarily unavailable: PADI Dive Courses
- Cashless payment is preferred to avoid any contamination.
- Passengers must provide phone number, email or accommodation address. If the Service Provider does not have this information prior to travel, passengers will be refused entry. These records are used only for the purposes of tracing COVID-19 and are stored securely.
- If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, you will be refused entry and advised to seek medical advice and to contact the Service Provider to reschedule your activity.
- During COVID restrictions, the Service Provider may not run if minimum numbers are not met. Passengers will be contacted as soon as possible to reschedule or offer a full refund.
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● Reef Cruise Child Policy
- Child age 4-16 years;
- Infants up to 3 years.
- Children up to 15 years must be accompanied by an adult.
- Passengers under 18 years will require parental guardian signature.

● Safety Policy
All trips and activities are weather permitting at captains discretion. The Service Provider reserves the right to cancel the tour, change vessel type or arrange an alternative carrier in the event of bad weather or mechanical problems.

Dive
● Age restrictions requirements
- Introductory Diver: Minimum age 12
- Certified Diver: Minimum age 10 and must dive with parent, guardian or private guide.
● All passengers who want to dive will be required to fill in a medical questionnaire prior to their dive. If you answer yes to any questions then a medical assessment that conforms to the Australian Standard is required and you must be found fit to dive. Download it from https://www.enjoyaus.com/pdf/intro-dive-waiver.pdf. Please complete the form and bring it with you on the day of your tour.
● Certified divers must show an internationally recognised scuba card.
● Divers over 65 years old (45 years for dive courses) and anyone who answers YES to any of the questions on the medical questionnaire will require a recreational dive medical prior to diving.
● Please be aware that certain medical conditions (e.g. asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and/or prescription medication may prevent some people from diving.
● In the interests of safety, no flying is recommended within 24hours of last dive.
● You will not be allowed to dive until you are declared medically fit to dive.

2 Overview

Experience the Great Barrier Reef on a whole new level when you scuba dive on the outer Great Barrier Reef from Cairns with Outer Reef Cruise and Dive. Catering for both beginners and experienced certified divers, a full-day reef trip is one of the top things to do in Cairns!

Cairns Great Barrier Reef: Outer Reef Cruise and Dive Full Day Tour by Evolution Cruise with Cairns Hotels Transfers

 

Scuba Diving the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns

Scuba diving the outer Great Barrier Reef is one of the top things to do in Cairns. Discover the marine wonderland of the outer reef, with colourful coral, fish, turtles and more! In addition to snorkelling, scuba diving is available on every full day reef tour.

 

Dive for the first time or join a certified group

Catering to both dive beginners and certified divers, this scuba diving package includes a full day reef cruise, snorkelling, one introductory or certified scuba dive, full dive & safety briefing, specialised top-rated dive gear, and a fully qualified dive instructor.

For First Time Divers: after an in-depth briefing from the expert dive staff, you will be geared up and jump in the water for the thrill of a lifetime as the instructor guides you through this amazing wonderland.

For Certified Divers: either buddy up with a friend for the event or upgrade to include a PADI dive guide as you plunge into the abundance of marine life and check out the amazing ecology of the reef.

 

Sample Itinerary*

*Reference Only. Subject to change without notice. Itineraries may operate in reverse order, in a different sequence, be swapped around, or in rare circumstances be replaced by other best suited items to suit tides, times & conditions.

  • 06:30  Pick up from Cairns hotels
  • 07:30  Check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal - 1 Spence St, Cairns
  • 08:15  Evolution departs Cairns for the first reef location
  • 11:30  Enjoy a BBQ buffet lunch onboard
  • 13:00  Evolution arrives at the second reef location
  • 15:00  Evolution departs for Cairns
  • 16:30  Evolution arrives back in Cairns
  • 16:35  Drop off to Cairns hotels

 

Your day on the Great Barrier Reef

Your Great Barrier Reef day tour begins by boarding award-winning superyacht Evolution and being met by the professional and expert dive crew who will make sure you are comfortable and ready for an adventure-filled day.

Relax onboard your 35-metre luxury superyacht for the day, as you cruise from Cairns to two exclusive outer Great Barrier Reef sites. Guests enjoy the longest amount of time on the reef in a day tour, with a total of five hours on the outer reef visiting stunning and diverse reefs such as Norman, Saxon and Hastings. These locations are chosen for their exceptional coral density and prolific marine life.

Upon arrival at your first reef location, either Saxon or Norman Reef, it's time to snorkel and dive! Hop in the water with your provided equipment and discover the underwater world full of multicoloured fish, coral, and other marine life. Instruction is provided for beginners, and your knowledgeable dive crew are on hand to encourage and help you if need.

During your time on the reef, you will enjoy a BBQ lunch prepared onboard with fresh fish, steak, a variety of salads, and prawns. (*Menu is reference only and subject to change without notice)

At the second reef location, North Hastings Reef, you can snorkel again.

On the return cruise back to Cairns, sit back and relax as you snack on cheese and biscuits with a glass of wine to celebrate the end of your day tour on the Great Barrier Reef.

 

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

● If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. ● If you cancel between 0 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. ● If no show, no refund.

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