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Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns

Cairns, Australia
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Dive into the spectacular underwater realm of the Great Barrier Reef on this full-day snorkel and scuba cruise from Cairns. Travel aboard a luxurious catamaran to three renowned dive sites to swim among coral gardens and tropical marine life. All experience levels are welcome, and guides are on hand to assist with your choice of snorkeling, introductory scuba diving, or certified diving. A buffet lunch plus morning and afternoon tea on the catamaran are included.
  • Full-day cruise to the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns
  • Snorkel or scuba dive from the back of the boat
  • Visit three different sites on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Beginners can snorkel or try an introductory dive
  • Experienced divers can complete up to three certified dives
Customize your full-day Great Barrier Reef adventure to suit your style and preference, whether you’re an experienced diver or a novice. On the morning of your tour, make your way to Marlin Wharf in Cairns and climb aboard a luxurious 95-foot (29-meter) catamaran equipped with restrooms, fresh-water showers, and spacious sun decks. Head out into the Coral Sea and enjoy the aquatic landscape on the ride to the first of three dive sites, which may include Flynn Reef, Thetford, and Milln.

At booking, choose how you’d like to explore the reef. Slip on a snorkeling mask and fins if you prefer to stay near the surface, or go deeper with a scuba dive. Beginning divers can take one of two introductory dives, and experienced divers can complete up to three certified dives throughout the day. 

All equipment is provided, and guides are on hand to provide instruction and ensure your safety. Whatever you choose, expect to spend ample time in the water observing the reef’s famous marine life including coral formations, tropical fish, anemones, and sea turtles.

In between dives, recharge with morning and afternoon tea breaks and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch midday. Purchase a drink from the full onboard bar if you like, and soak up the tropical sun on the return trip to Cairns, where your tour concludes in the afternoon.

Note: Book early to secure your spot, and enjoy a flexible reservations policy that allows you to change the date of your tour at no additional charge once you arrive in Cairns.

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Bucket list
, Aug 2019
100% amazing crew , food , boat and reef . Will go back to silver swift next time . Everyone helpful and professional. 3 amazing sites to snorkel.
Full snorkeling and dive day!
, May 2019
Very nice boat. This is the only tour do 3 outer reef locations. Good breakfast and lunch. Friendly staff. Please note that if you do diving during 2nd location, your lunch time will be shorten.
Silverswift Dive
, Mar 2019
This was a very well run boat. Clean with good equipment. We had great weather and smooth sailing. Made it to the first dive site in about 1.5 hours. Safety briefing well done and thorough. The dive masters were helpful and knowledgeable. I dove with Marcos and he showed us three great dives. I highly recommend this boat.
Brilliant trip with Silver swift
Utsah S
, Mar 2019
The tour was amazing. Isa was brilliant. Extremely calm and patient with everyone. Dave was super too.
Great time had by all
, Nov 2018
Two introductory dives were perfect for those not having the time or money to get certified before going to the Reef.
Reef diving and snorkeling
, Jul 2018
The crew on the Silver Swift were outstanding. Fun time. They made both the beginning diving and snorkeling instruction easy.
Not Fun
, Jul 2018
This trip is probably very fun when the weather is nice however it was very windy and rough and should have been cancelled. A good number of people sea sick on this trip. The crew was not all that friendly and helpful compared to other snorkeling trips I have been on. Again, probably good if the weather is nice not when rough. If the weather is bad - do not take this tour as it was a complete waste of money for us
Excellent crew who carefully...
Susan G
, Apr 2018
Excellent crew who carefully prepared all...snorkelers, divers and those that just rode along. We always felt safe and accounted for. Food and snacks were good.They did a great job of managing a large group keeping us in wet and dry areas which kept us all safe and comfortable. The water was choppy but I was fine taking medication and their ginger pill. Once you're in, you don't feel the waves that much. Staff was available for assistance and questions.You suited on and off at each stop which took time but was necessary if you wanted to ensure a stinger free experience. My only disappointment was the snorkel tour at the last stop. They gave us a five minute warning and then just guy and that's it. It took at least 5 minutes for us to suit up. By the time I did, the group was in the distance and I was afraid to follow them by myself. Would have been nice to have a second group going out...feel like I missed out, especially seeing the pictures the staff photographer took and was selling. She did a nice job covering the trip.
We were so happy that we were able...
, Apr 2018
We were so happy that we were able to see the reef. We went out to Flynn Reef where the fish and coral were beautiful. Normally, we would have gone to two other sites, but instead, we stayed out here longer and went to another part of the reef about 10 minutes away. We had plenty of time to swim around. The only down side was that heading out was extremely rough. Almost everyone was sick. If the ride out was smoother, it would have definitely been 5 stars.
The dives on Flynn Reef were better...
, Mar 2018
The dives on Flynn Reef were better than two days earlier on Hastings Reef but the weather did not cooperate. Again, my third dive was canceled but this time due to monsoon conditions. Lunch also included warm food which was better than that provided by another boat earlier in the week.

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