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Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns

Cairns City, 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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Silverswift Dive & Snorkel
Snorkel or dive at some of the best known dive sites off Cairns such as Flynn, Milln and Thetford reefs for their abundance of marine life. The sites offer excellent wall dives, swim-throughs and overhangs, great for both novice and experienced divers. you can expect to see an abundance of fish species, hard corals such as staghorn, table, plate and boulder coral, and many species of soft corals. Your day begins as you board the boat at Marlin Wharf. The ultra modern 29 meter catamaran will be your base for the day. Throughout the day you'll visit three different locations which may include Thetford, Milln and Flynn Reef. Each stop showcases a different aspect of the beautiful Great Barrier Reef. At each site you have the choice to snorkel, dive or a combination of both. If you have never tried scuba diving you can choose to do one or two introductory dives, or you may prefer to stick to snorkeling and explore all three sites from the surface. A crew member will take those interested on a guided snorkel tour at one of the reef locations. Certified divers can choose to partake in up to three certified dives. Whatever you choose, your Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise includes up to five hours in the water. The friendly crew will be happy to answer any questions you have throughout the day. The boat features full bar facilities, fresh water showers and expansive sun-decks overlooking the Coral Sea. A tropical buffet lunch will be served between sites, along with morning and afternoon tea. We recommend you book this reef trip on your first full available day. You then have the opportunity to be flexible and change your travel date if you wish. Your booking can be changed at no additional cost directly with the operator once you are in Cairns. Prebook and secure your booking, but relax in knowing you can make amendments at no charge.
Duration: 10 hours 
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Traveler Tips

  • "It is easy to increase the trip by 5 to do so." See review
  • "Please note that if you do diving during 2nd location, your lunch time will be shorten." See review
  • "Beware, if you get seasick in any way - this is not the trip for you." See review


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Great Fun
, Feb 2020
The Best . Extremely efficient. Best Dive Guides . Wonderful Diving on the Outer Barrier Reef Thanks, John
, Feb 2020
Fantastic despite so-so weather. The crew took good care of customers especially if you dive. Special thanks to Marcos and Eve.
Loved it!!
, Feb 2020
I loved this trip! We were about 30 people (low season), had stinger suites on because of stinger season, didn't see any stingers tho. Beautiful clean boat. High quality tour :) good food buffe on board. So worth it!
, Feb 2020
Our tour was very well organized. The tour leader was very informative and helpful to get us set up for the snorkeling into the ocean. He told us what to look for. Showed what fish varieties we might see and what kind of corals to look for. Morning and afternoon tea was adequate and lunch buffet was very good. Highly recommend it!
All perfect
, Dec 2019
Everything was perfect Thank you to all team for taking cate of all of us. We learn a lot about the reef and the sites where perfect. Lots of fish and spectacular corals.
Professional and recommendable snorkeling tour
, Dec 2019
Very nice and professional organised snorkeling tour to the outer great barrier reef (flynn reef). Three stopping points with each 40 to 50 minutes time for snorkeling. Including a guided tour for 30 min at the last stop. The Crew was professional, polite and funny. Only at one stop was a Kind of bleeched corals.
Fantastic diving tour!
, Nov 2019
My sister and I planned our trip to Cairns specifically for a visit to the Great Barrier Reef and we were not disappointed! From booking to disembarking the boat, Silverswift took great care of us and made the process incredibly easy, very laidback, yet professional. We booked to scuba dive 2 introductory dives, but after enjoying those two dives, the crew allowed us to dive again at the third site for just under $50USD. Our instructor Taku was phenomenal, yet all other members of the crew were just as attentive and kind as our personal dive instructor! From the crew members serving our snacks/lunch/tea to the lifeguards and photographer that closely monitored our dive and experience on the boat, we cannot imagine coming back to Cairns without a reef trip with Silverswift.
unforgettable GBR trip!
Daphne H
, Oct 2019
The tour was very well organised and the guides are very knowledgeable and caring e.g my friend got sea sick and the other friend soaked her phone in the sea water. The staff really taking you a very good care on everything. Food was good and we had wonderful snorkelling tour in GBR. Thank you
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.

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