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Departing from Cairns Marlin Marina at 8 am, watch the coastline become a far away horizon as you sail off into paradise. Enjoy on board morning tea and the tropical Queensland sun as you cruise towards the first reef site. Before you know it, it is time to get suited up and ready for your first introductory/certified dive or snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef. Our highly skilled instructors will take you below the surface to experience schools of iridescent fish feeding, a lazing turtle snacking on sea grass, myriad of colorful corals and so much more. No two dives are ever the same! As the sun descends for the day, laze on deck and get ready for an exciting night dive experience. We are the proud owners of one of the only 'introductory' night diving licences in Australia so if this is a life time dream and you are not certified. No worries! Coral Sea Dreaming can take you below to witness schools of feeding pelagic's, Parrot fish resting in their sleep bubbles and many more shenanigans of the local sea life that is the Great Barrier Reef. After a full days activities, relax on deck with a cold beverage from the on board bar and tuck into a delicious filling dinner.

As the sun arises for day 2, enjoy your early morning breakfast before diving back into the water to complete another days diving and snorkeling. Visiting a selection of pristine reef locations, enjoy your last few hours on the reef before hoisting the sails to commence the journey back to port, arriving back in Cairns Marlin Marina between 4 and 4.30pm.
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Overview
Take a sailing trip off the beaten path and travel to some of the best remote reef sites around Cairns. This small-group, 2-night sailing trip is limited to 12 people and offers both certified and introductory diving, as well as certification courses, so that even beginner divers can experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef such as schools of iridescent fish, turtles, and colorful corals. Choose from private or shared accommodation on board.
Highlights
  • Offers both certified and introductory diving, as well as courses for certification
  • Includes private or shared accommodation, as well as meals and snacks
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a more personal experience
  • Access to 29 moorings spread over Cairns' best remote reef sites
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Best tour to Great Barrier Reef we could imagine

We - a family of four with two sons aged 11 and 16 - had booked an overnight tour with Coral sea dreaming for our first ever Great Barrier Reef experience. and it was indeed an extraordinary experience. The boat itself was nothing special -...More

Thank erik_melbye
Claire Z, Front Office Manager at Coral Sea Dreaming, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Eric, Thank you for sailing with Coral Sea Dreaming and taking the time to write a lovely review. We are so pleased that your family has had an amazing time with us, and you have got to dive at some of our favorite sites...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
I'd give this a 6 out of 5 if I could!

Wow! This is truly fantastic! I've been on boats before where I felt like I was falling over other people because they crammed too many people on board. This was not the case at all on Coral Sea Dreaming. There was plenty of room on...More

Thank brandasa
Claire Z, Front Office Manager at Coral Sea Dreaming, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for exploring with Coral Sea Dreaming and taking the time to write an amazing review. We are so glad that we have been able to take you out on the Great Barrier Reef, and you have had the opportunity to do as...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Exceeded expectations!

Our family of 2 parents and one early 20's adult offspring went as Introductory divers on this sailboat accommodating 12 guests and 3 staff. Jon, the skipper, was professional and very competent. Evan, the dive instructor was excellent, patient and thorough. Morgan dove with the...More

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Claire Z, Front Office Manager at Coral Sea Dreaming, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for diving with Coral Sea Dreaming and your amazing review. We are so happy to hear that your family has had a fantastic time with us and enjoyed everything about the tour. We love our local reef sharks! They are so exciting...More

Reviewed 4 July 2018
Great overnight dive experience

I boarded the Coral Sea Dreaming for a two day experience on the Great Barrier Reef. The boat could sleep 12 guests, we had 11 of us. It was a variety of nationalities and cultures on board. We had to days of fun experiences. We...More

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Claire Z, Front Office Manager at Coral Sea Dreaming, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Hi Gerald, Thank you for your great review and sailing with Coral Sea Dreaming. We are so pleased to hear you have had a great experience diving with us and exploring the reef and we thank you for your recommendation. Safe travels and look forward...More

Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile
Exceptional crew and knowledgeable dive guides

I recently went on the 2 day/overnight dive trip with skipper Claire and crew/dive guides Evan and Tyler. The entire experience was incredible! I chose the Coral Sea Dreaming mainly because of the 12 guest maximum, and I didn’t regret it. Not only were we...More

Thank Andrew P
Claire Z, Front Office Manager at Coral Sea Dreaming, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Hello Andrew, Thank you for sailing with Coral Sea Dreaming and taking the time to leave us an excellent review. So great to hear you have had an amazing time with us enjoying our personalised tour. Michaelmas Cay is a very unique site that you...More

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