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Cairns - Fundiving liveaboard - from Apr. 2018 to Mar. 2019

If you need to book for more people, please contact one of our travel advisors who'll happily and merrily assist you with your booking.

Join on a 3 day liveaboard cruise to the Great Barrier Reef on one of the 3 custom built multimillion dollar liveaboard dive vessels providing the ideal way to really experience the Great Barrier Reef. These vessels are the only outer reef liveaboard dive boats in the area that are purpose built for what they do. Onboard you will find Wifi, spacious dive decks and lounge areas and hearty healthy meals between diving and napping on the sundeck. All accommodation on board is twin share.

The Great Barrier Reef is a Marine Park and World Heritage area. It is recognized as one of the world's most unique and amazing marine spectacles and extends for 2300 kilometers along the northeastern coast of Australia. It consists of about 2900 individual reefs and covers an area the size of the United Kingdom. Its ecosystem supports the greatest concentration of life on this planet with its resident marine life including 1,500 species of fish, 350 different kinds of coral, 4000 species of mollusks and 10,000 species of sponges. It also provides breeding areas for humpback whales, sea turtles dugong and seabirds. Hundreds of species of algae, including seaweeds, also live on the reef as a vital part of the reef system.

The Cairns region is a major destination for backpackers from around the world. As the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree rainforest, Cairns is an excellent spot for adventure travellers to base themselves. Cairns is the starting point for extended travel in the region including trips to the Daintree Rainforest and Cape York, the Atherton Tableland and Mission Beach area. As a popular tourism destination, there are a range of accommodation options and backpacker tours available in the region.

Early morning on the day of departure you will be picked up at your hotel - free pick-ups are available from Cairns City and Northern Beaches only. The boat will set out the first day serving a light breakfast before the first dive. The first dive is followed by lunch and then a second dive. The afternoon calls for snacks, relaxing in the sun or snorkeling on the reef followed by the third dive, a late afternoon dive. A night dive is optional and can be done after dinner as the fourth dive of the day. On day 2 and 3 your schedule won’t change much from day 1, only difference is the lack of a night dive on day 3 since this is the time when you will be departing the boat back in the port of Carins. There will be no refund on dives not used.

DIVE PACKAGE:
3 day outer reef liveaboard 3 days and 2 nights in a twin cabin with air-con. Possibility for up to 11 dives, 2 of these dives are optional night dives. All food and soft drinks included.

PLEASE NOTICE:
Boat departures every day except Tuesday

PLEASE NOTICE:
The dives are not guided, but are done in buddy teams. All dives are thoroughly briefed by the dive guides. The dive guides will work as surface support only.
But not to worry, if you hold a PADI Open Water certificate or equivalent, you are qualified enough for the dives. They are shallow and easy. If you are not confident enough, we suggest you sign up for the PADI Advanced Course on this trip instead. Then you will be bringing an instructor on board and slowly conduct your way through to the Advanced certificate. Win Win!

Activities

11 dives

Accommodation

Air-con twin share.

Transport

No accommodation on land is included in this package, and extended transfer info is therefore not available. However, traveling into town from Cairns Airport you will have a couple of options. It will cost you approximately AUD$15.00 from the Airport to Cairns city by taxi. Depending on the hotel you choose to stay in, it may offer free pickups from the Airport so please ask at the time of making your booking.

Meals

All meals & soft drinks included onboard.

Season

All year

Additional information

If you want a longer itinerary, you can add extra days of diving and accommodation upon booking. Please Notice: Deartures everyday except Tuesday. That means, you can't start your course on a Sunday, since that would mean you would have to go on the boat on a Tuesday. Please note: Due to ocean and weather conditions, the itinerary can be subject to change.