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Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns provided by Silverswift Dive & Snorkel

Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns

Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns
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from ₹ 14,181.78 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
About
Discover the iconic Great Barrier Reef aboard a 95-foot (29-meter) catamaran. Choose to snorkel, try an introductory dive, or join other certified divers—perfect for groups with a mixture of divers and non-divers. Visit three separate sites, such as Flynn Reef, Thetford Reef, and Milln Reef, with the chance to snorkel or dive at every stop. Your day includes guiding, gear (excluding wetsuits), buffet lunch, plus morning and afternoon tea.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Dive and/or snorkel three Great Barrier Reef sites on a 1-day cruise
See coral, anemones, tropical fish—and maybe even sea turtles
Soak up the rays on a spacious boat with bathrooms and freshwater showers
Stay fueled and hydrated with a hearty lunch plus morning and afternoon tea
What to expect
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2845_QSMTEXCNS
Call 000-0800-100-6999
Important information
Inclusions
Morning and afternoon tea • Buffet lunch • Professional guide • Use of Snorkelling equipment • Use of dive equipment (if option selected) • Snorkel tour with reef guide • Use of Prescription masks • Choice of snorkeling, introductory or certified diving (option selected at time of booking) • Environmental Management Charge (EMC) • Entry/Admission - Silverswift Dive & Snorkel
Exclusions
Drinks • Gratuities • Wet suit hire for snorkelers (approximately AUD $12.00) • Optional activities (if options not selected) • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
10h
Departure details
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Inclusions
Morning and afternoon tea • Buffet lunch • Professional guide • Use of Snorkelling equipment • Use of dive equipment (if option selected) • Snorkel tour with reef guide • Use of Prescription masks • Choice of snorkeling, introductory or certified diving (option selected at time of booking) • Environmental Management Charge (EMC) • Entry/Admission - Silverswift Dive & Snorkel
Exclusions
Drinks • Gratuities • Wet suit hire for snorkelers (approximately AUD $12.00) • Optional activities (if options not selected) • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
Duration
10h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age for all diving activities is 12 years however some people may require a doctor’s certificate
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
After a single scuba dive a wait of 12 hours is recommended before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater. If doing multiple dives an interval of 24 hours is suggested.
Not wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Infant seats available
Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 90 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1 Spence St
    1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    See address & details
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    Silverswift Dive & Snorkel
    Stop: 10 hours - Admission included
    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.
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  • You'll end at
    1 Spence St
    1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    See address & details
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Viji_T-15
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions
Overpriced!!! RUDE and UNFRIENDLY staff! Horrible experience!!
Apr 2021
Went there with a family of 8 in total for an experience that was supposed to be memorable. It turned out to be our worst nightmare. Staff were yelling on our face when asked for instructions (coz hey! not everyone is born with snorkelling skills). There was no seat for us and the staff didn't care when asked for seating for our toddlers at least. We were literally asked to find our seat or stand all the way in an extremely rough ride.

As a non swimmer, there were no instructions or support for snorkelling in the middle of the ocean. You'd get yelled at if you used the staircase for support (which was only for scuba divers). No assistance whatsoever to help you get in the water. I almost drowned and the divers were busy chatting on board. Small and poorly equipped vessel. WILL NOT RECOMMEND SILVERSWIFT TO ANYONE EVER!!
Written 3 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Carly-Rae
Brisbane, Australia18 contributions
Highly recommended!
Mar 2021 • Friends
A group of 7 people went out with Silverswift and we had a fantastic time! The staff were all super friendly and laidback. The snorkelling experience was amazing, we saw so many amazing fish, turtles and coral. The morning & afternoon tea and lunch was great - plenty of options and serving was timed well. They had an underwater photographer taking photos that were available to purchase. The boat was amazing and had outside and inside options. Highly recommended this experience!
Written 24 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Zoe
2 contributions
Diving with silverswift
Would highly recommend diving with silverswift! My partner and I went out yesterday and did three dives out on different areas of the reef which we absolutely loved. I am certified but hadn't dived for a few years, my instructor Ty was really great, he gave us a good debrief before the dives and ran through some skills with me. He was very patient and checked on me frequently which made me feel really comfortable. My partner had never dived before and his instructors Chi and Kenji were extremely helpful, they taught him the basics and kept an eye on him in the water while also providing some freedom to explore. All of our instructors pointed out the beautiful marine life below such as reef sharks, cuttlefish, stingrays and turtles!! The lunch and snacks provided were really tasty and filling and all of the staff were extremely helpful, friendly and passionate about their work and making sure we had a great day. Thank you :)
Written 21 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

travelfamil166
Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
Great dive trip
Feb 2021
Awesome day. Did 3 dives with instructor Ty who was very experienced. Professional crew, good equipment.
Written 21 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Maria B
2 contributions
Trip cancelled with no reason.
Feb 2021 • Couples
Very disappointed. Silverswift called us less than 24h to cancel our trip because was just 6people booked for the day. We paid 500$ to go and they said they can’t refund it because we booked from TripAdvisor. Don’t trust this company! Don’t go with silverswift
Written 16 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Graham H
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam1 contribution
Great Day on the GBR
Having dived on the GBR a few years ago with another company, I thought that I would try out Silver Swift this time.
That was a great decision. From the moment I made my booking to the time the day finished everything went stunningly. The crew were super friendly, the boat was well laid out (especially the dive area), our dive master was very knowledgeable, patient and friendly and even the food was great. As for the dive sites they were superb (previous GBR dives had been somewhat disappointing in that regard). The coral, fish, sharks, eels and turtles were very impressive.
The only downside was the low number of patrons (due to the impact of COVID19). Whilst it meant that on my dives there was only 2 or 3 of us in the group (which was great), it does mean that the number of days they run has being reduced and many people have been laid off. The dive industry and the tourism industry up here is hurting, so if you wasn't a great diving holiday you know where to come :-)
Written 10 February 2021
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Vladimir R
Brisbane, Australia143 contributions
Excellent tour, great crew
Jan 2021
I have been in different tours in Cairns and I really recommend it. The tour departed on time and as promised we were able to complete the 3 snorkelling even with bad weather. Safety first. The lunch was good and with good variety. You can serve as many times as you want. Great explanations about the different live marine species.
Written 27 January 2021
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Nat
2 contributions
Saw a massive Moray eel!
Jan 2021 • Couples
Saw beautiful coloured fish and coral, and best of all a massive Moray eel! Professional staff & service. Were helpful and happy. They went out of their way to make it an experience to remember. Photos from the photographer in the water happen at the first two reef visits. Comfortable ride up and back. Enjoyed a lot.
Written 20 January 2021
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Vaish B
2 contributions
Best experience, best crew, great views
Jan 2021
I would say that the views were excellent but what was better was the service. Scott was my dive instructor and he is phenomenal - he was so patient with me when I was nervous and took me underwater despite the fact I didn't think I could do it.

The hospitality is top notch, the food is surprisingly very good and the value for money of this experience is great. If you can have Scott as your dive instructor, you're very lucky - he's phenomenal.

Recommend this experience to everyone - can't go wrong at all!!
Written 16 January 2021
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Suzy S
3 contributions
Great Day, Highly Recommend
Jan 2021
We had the best day with crew aboard the Silverswift. We carried out 3 certified dives with Jan. Visibility wasn't so great on our 1st dive, but the last 2 sites were BRILLIANT. Jan was great easy to talk to, had lot's to show us under the water and was happy to impart his knowledge. Highly recommend this as a great day out .
Written 11 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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833gustavob
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Cancellation because they just decided too
I came to Cairns and choose this boat to go and meet the great barrier. Just 20 hours before the boat was supposed
crockery
crockery
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Certified diver day tour
You pay a basic price for the day trip, and then add the price for one, two or three dives, depending upon how many
hvent123
hvent123
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Excellent diving on Flynn Reef!
Had a great day doing 3 certified dives with our dive master DJ on the Silverswift. The reef had an abundance of fi
maocsek
maocsek
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All the time Underwater
Very great day out as certified divers. Wasn’t too crowded and the groups were very well organized into different s
stuartd308
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One of the Great Wonders of the world!
My wife and I did this trip in early December and had an absolute great day. We chose the snorkelling option but wo
Jennycwitt
Jennycwitt
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Professional Excellent
My husband and I had a 5* day with Ty and the team. They were the height of professionalism, I felt very safe and w
fw93
fw93
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Very well organised day
From check in, to snorkel/dive briefings, to lunch and subsequently the ride back home, it was a great trip. We had
cyt0813
cyt0813
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Had a good day at the sea!
With friends for the day. I did 3 certified dives and my friends 2 intro dives Great day and very intense but organ
malcolmb963
malcolmb963
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Amazing
We thoroughly enjoyed our day with Silverswift. Admittedly we had pristine weather and that will not always be the
AbbieR2512
AbbieR2512
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The BEST day diving
From the minute we booked the trip the customer service as amazing. With a food allergy we emailed them and were se
Soycape
Soycape
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Great day in the reef
We booked the discovery dive trip with my husband as none had done diving before. In the first hour sailing they do
Linda R
Linda R
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Fantastic time
Loved this tour. We went to 3 different Great Barrier Reef sites. No shortage of crew members for help and instruct
fran389
fran389
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A great day's diving
From the minute we arrived at the marina the crew were helpful, and very friendly. The dive set up is excellent, th
KarenL511
KarenL511
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Decent Trip to the Outer Reef
We took the trip with Silverswift after researching best trips out of Cairns. The crew was great, very funny and w
CarolM157
CarolM157
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Great snorkeling experience
Just returned from an excellent day out on the reef. The staff were friendly, helpful and informative. We had Mex l
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