Cairns Cruise offers scuba diving tours at the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s greatest location for tropical reef scuba diving.
Great Barrier Reef Scuba Diving
One of the greatest attractions in Cairns, and all of Australia, is the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. While you can snorkel or view the reef through a glass bottom boat tour, the only way to get the full experience is on a scuba diving tour.
Cairns Cruise offers a range of scuba diving options on 3 vessels, catering to divers of all abilities to provide an experience you will never forget.
PADI and SSI certified divers can experience the reef on a budget tour on Compass Cruise, or an all-inclusive tour on MV Reef Experience. For those looking for more than just a day scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef, MV Reef Encounter offers multi-day liveaboard tours. All of our vessels visit some of the best dive sites on the outer reef.
On all day trips, after a quick trip out to the reef, our crew will stop at the first dive site selected from:
Once there, you will have ample time to head below the surface and explore the vibrant array of marine life, hidden among the rock and coral formations. After lunch you will head to a second site where, depending on your selected package, you can either snorkel or scuba again.
The liveaboard trips offer a different experience as you witness the full day/night life cycle of the reef. Take on a night dive and see the reef truly come to life as its inhabitants become more active and the coral literally glow in the moonlight.
Scuba Diving Certifications
PADI and SSI certified divers can explore the majesty of the Great Barrier Reef at their own pace.
For those that have never dived, introductory dives (known as resort diving) are available for a taste of the underwater environment. If this is you, our instructors will help you learn the basic techniques and familiarise you with the equipment. Once in the water, they will stay within arm’s reach to help you whenever you may need.
If you have already taken part in a resort dive, or even if you haven’t, why not learn to dive and obtain your certification while exploring reef? MV Reef Encounter offers on board accommodation for multi-day courses. What better place to learn to dive than swimming among the coral and vibrant tropical marine life?
Scuba Diving Tour Options
Cairns Cruise operates three separate vessels, catering for different needs from experienced divers to first-timers.
Great Barrier Reef Budget Cruise
Budget day trips to some of the best sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Perfect for groups and families on a budget that want to experience the reef during their trip to tropical far north Queensland.
The best all inclusive day trip to the reef. For those looking to experience the reef in style, why not try out the VIP Top Deck Club?
For something completely different, why not liveaboard on our spacious vessel for two or more days and see the sun rise and set over the reef?
Scuba Dive Expeditions
Cairns Cruise is also partnered with Spirit of Freedom and Mike Ball’s Spoilsport for week long expeditions to some of the greatest and most unique dive sites in the world.
Feel free to browse our range of introductory scuba tours and book this unforgettable experience today.