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Coral Sea Dreaming: Overnight Dive, Snorkel and Sail Experience from Cairns

From USD 320.57
  • 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
Coral Sea Dreaming: Overnight Dive, Snorkel and Sail Experience from Cairns
From USD 320.57
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Single bunk in shared twin or 4 berth cabin
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Private double cabin- Price based on twin occupancy.
From USD 335.14
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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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (36)
1 - 5 of 36 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Best Overnight Reef Trip

What a crew, Rob, Hunter, Jade & Mike. Down to earth, make you feel at ease on & in the water. A great experience of the reef. Good food & a comfy nights sleep.Highly recommend.

Thank MarkL4985
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The best dive trip I have ever been on, highly recommend!!

Amazing atmosphere, stunning views and the best dive trip of my life!! My dive guide Jon managed to point out all the small and big things. We have seen different types of nudibranches, glass shrimps, boxing shrimp, basket star shrimp, baby baby octopus, red sea...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TravelerGina
ClaireZ175, Front Office Manager at Coral Sea Dreaming, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello TravelerGina, Thank you so much for your amazing review and diving with Coral Sea Dreaming. WOW! What an awesome variety of marine life. We are so glad you have had such a great time with us and our epic dive instructors and thank you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Wow just wow....

I have visited the reef many times as a local in Cairns. This should be the only way to see the GBR... Starting with booking the trip, the staff over the phone and email were excellent and helped with the booking and catered to our...More

1  Thank Mark B
ClaireZ175, Front Office Manager at Coral Sea Dreaming, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Brian, Thank you so much for allowing us to take your family out for an amazing trip. We loved having you all on board and so great to hear you have absolutely enjoyed every minute! We would love to have you back on board...More

Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile
Absolutely stunning experience!

I’ve been on the trip a couple times already and it’s absolutely beautiful! Amazing dive and snorkel abilities. The crew is professional, very nice and easy going, I felt super safe. plenty of nice food as well! They even cooked vegetarian stuff just for me!...More

Thank maladybug22
ClaireZ175, Front Office Manager at Coral Sea Dreaming, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Maladybug22, Thank you so much for your great review and sailing with Coral Sea Dreaming. We make sure to cater for all dietary requirements- no tummy is left empty at the end of the trip :) Especially after all the epic diving. Safe travels...More

Reviewed 18 December 2018
Amazing trip!

This review is in support of Coral Sea Dreaming following a trip my wife and I took with them in late November of 2018. We opted for the 1 night, 2 day cruise/dive/snorkel. First off, the crew was fantastic. Hunter, the dive instructor, was absolutely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ZackColorado
ClaireZ175, Front Office Manager at Coral Sea Dreaming, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Zack, Thank you so much for taking time to leave a review and your great feedback :) We love taking our guests away from the big crowds into the gorgeous serenity of the Great Barrier Reef! It definitely creates memories that last a life...More

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Jaclyn B
28 December 2018|
Response from Matt K |
Hi Jaclyn, My partner and I recently went out with Coral Sea Dreaming for a two day, one night trip. The only dive kit we arrived with was swimwear. Everything else was provided. Others used various items of their own kit... More
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Response from syd_bailey | Reviewed this property |
We visited Michaelmas Cay and then a private mooring which was exclusive to Coral Sea Dreaming. But, all depends on weather, etc when you’re heading out.