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

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    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.
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    Departure Point
    Cairns Marlin Marina, 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
    Duration
    2 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Overnight accommodation
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Light refreshments
    • Snacks
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    Exclusions
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • EMC payable on board (AU$40 per person)
    • Diving. Single and packages available to purchase on board for both introductory and certified divers
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Diving within 24 hours of flying is not recommended. 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
    • Minimum 4 years of age for guests
    • Minimum 12 years of age for introductory day diving activities
    • Introductory night divers must complete at least one day dive to show competency to on board certified instructor before being able to partake in any night diving activities
    • All guests must complete an on board medical form prior to completing in water activities. Ticking yes to any of the questions may prevent participation.
    • The skipper will decide on the best reef locations visited during the tour dependent on tidal and weather conditions
    • Private cabins are priced as per twin share. Sole use is available at quoted price
    • $40 per person EMC is payable on board for the tour. This covers all reef taxes, port and fuel levies
    • 3% surcharge incurred for all card transactions on board the vessel
    • Merchandise also available to purchase on board
    • Coral Sea Dreaming cancellation policy applies
    • You can book and pay for diving on our website or on-board the boat, so no need to decide now what dives you would like to do. No experience is required however a medical must be completed by all snorkelers and divers before participating in these activities. This will be sent through to you with your booking confirmation (Certain medical conditions eg asthma and diabetes may preclude a person from diving only – please book a recreational dive medical for clearance of these conditions prior to boarding at Cairns 24 hour Medical Centre) See medical questionnaire below, to be completed on-board. If you answer yes to any items here (excluding 22 & 24) and intend to scuba dive please complete a recreational dive medical. Item Condition Yes No 1 Asthma or wheezing 2 Brain, spinal cord or nervous disorder 3 Chest surgery 4 Chronic bronchitis or persistent chest complaint 5 Chronic sinus conditions 6 Diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) 7 Ear surgery 8 Epilepsy 9 Fainting, seizures or blackouts 10 Heart disease of any kind 11 Collapsed lung 12 Recurrent ear problem when flying 13 Tuberculosis or another long-term lung disease 14 Breathlessness 15 Chronic ear discharge or infection 16 High blood pressure 17 Other illness or major operation in the last 12 months 18 Perforated eardrum 19 Are you currently taking any prescribed medicine or drug (excluding oral contraceptive) 20 Have you ingested any alcohol within 8 hours prior to diving? 21 Are you pregnant? 22 Do you wear contact lenses? 23 Are you flying within 12 hours? 24 Do you understand that concealment of any condition incompatible with safe diving might put your life or health at risk? Snorkeling is unlimited and all our sites are close to the reef and safe with minimal currents. All dive and snorkel equipment is included in the tour cost as well as all meals, snacks, linen etc. This tour is not suitable for people with mobility issues or non-swimmers or children under the age of 4 years.
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Welcomed on board by the fantastic crew and, before sailing from Cairns, all 12 passengers were chatting with each other. It was a very friendly experience for singles, couples and families. The skipper was professional yet relaxed as she took us to some amazing diving...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Janx3
    ClaireZ175, Front Office Manager at Coral Sea Dreaming, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

    Hi Janx3, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review! We're so happy you enjoyed the friendly, social nature of the trip with like-minded travelers! Sunrise and stars on the reef is something magical and we're privileged to have experienced it with you!...More

    Reviewed 5 days ago

    Just had a great 2 days with lovely weather, great guides and skipper and tremendous diving. I know we were lucky with the weather but the boat and staff were simply great. Good dive kit and a good mix of snorkel lees, qualified divers divers...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank HaydnL
    ClaireZ175, Front Office Manager at Coral Sea Dreaming, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

    Hi HaydnL Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review. You're right, the weather has been absolutely perfect these past few weeks! We're so happy you got to enjoy the best of the reef on board and enjoyed our small friendly...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I can’t thank the staff enough for this experience, they were warm, welcoming extremely professional and so accommodating for all guests on board. If I could give more than 5 stars I would. My boyfriend wasn’t the most confident in deep water and Chris, the...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Aimeerv
    ClaireZ175, Front Office Manager at Coral Sea Dreaming, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Hi Aimeerv, WOW, where to even start! We are so so happy that both yourself and your boyfriend had an awesome time on board. You get what we're trying to do! As much in water time, knowledge and attentiveness to make your time on board...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    This was a fantastic live aboard. Two days, one night! The water was bright blue & beautiful! I was going in the water but I didn’t because I caught a nasty cold on our 1st live aboard, the week before. I sit up top as...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Very intimate liveaboard experience with diverse dive sites on the GBR. Skipper Christian, Ras and our DM Audrey were beyond excellent. We were blessed with great weather to the GBR and favourable winds on the way back. It is worth taking medication if you suffer...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank 120Vincentp
    ClaireZ175, Front Office Manager at Coral Sea Dreaming, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your review! Its great to hear that you had a fabulous time on board and appreciate the personalised experience! The dive sites we visit are the best from Cairns and have such a great diversity,...More

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    Vanessa G
    14 August 2019|
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    Response from Stuart M | Reviewed this property |
    There I are cabins for 12 people which you share with a partner. They do snorkel only as well which I’m sure you will enjoy aw well.
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    Jaclyn B
    6 June 2019|
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    Response from Missy W | Reviewed this property |
    I think the meals change from four to tour. We had lunch meat and fresh salads, chicken pasta meal, breads, yogurt, granolas, fruit, eggs and potatoes. I don’t remember eating seafood.
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    ahigdon3
    23 March 2019|
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    Response from Jaclyn B |
    Yeah, tanks were included in the cost if you were diving! It was fantastic, and I highly recommend, in case you haven't went/booked yet
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