ReefQuest Certified Diving

Overview

Want to add the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef to the list of places you’ve dived? Choose the best in Cairns diving day trips with Divers Den!

Travel in style on your 90-minute trip from Cairns to the Great Barrier Reef and you’ll soon be diving among coral gardens or along reef walls, spotting an incredible array of fish, turtles and other colourful species.

Your day will include as many as three dives at our amazing sites spread over the Norman, Hastings and Saxon reefs. Choose to dive with a buddy or for just $15 per person, let our expert guides show you the best sights beneath the waves.

Our vessel, ReefQuest, is purpose built for diving, with a spacious dive deck, and only state of the art diving equipment. While on board, enjoy large sun decks and air conditioned indoor spaces. Fuel up between dives with delicious food and beverage options including a tropical buffet lunch.

Departure/Return Location:

C Finger, Cairns Marina

Duration:

8am - 4.30pm

Snorkel Sites:

Norman Reef / Saxon Reef / Hastings Reef

Included:

  • Two locations
  • Five hours at the outer reef
  • All diving equipment and tank fills
  • In depth briefing and equipment tuition
  • Wetsuit/lycra suits
  • Prescription masks
  • Snorkelling
  • Tropical buffet lunch
  • Chilled drinking water
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Hot fresh water showers
  • Marine life presentation

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Great Barrier Reef Cert Dive Day Trip

Cost per person
$270
Day Trip + 2 dives (all equipment)
$290
Day Trip + 3 dives (all equipment)

​Includes all equipment and tuition. Prices valid from 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020. Taxes/Levies are per person, per day (subject to change without notice). Fee includes: EMC $6.50. Fuel, Port, and Administration Charges $13.50.

Itinerary

Great Barrier Reef Certified Dive Day Trip

ReefQuest

8am: Check in at Finger C, Cairns Marlin Marina

8.30am: Depart Cairns

10.00am: Arrive at first snorkelling and diving site

12.45am: Move to second snorkelling and diving site and enjoy lunch

1.30pm: Continue snorkelling and diving

3pm: Depart reef site

4.30pm: Arrive Cairns

Additional info

Extras

  • Digital camera hire
  • Professional photos for purchase
  • Soft drinks, alcohol and snacks
  • Quality souvenirs
  • Private instructor
  • Personal dive guide ($15 per dive)

What to bring

  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Cert card and logbook for certified diving

Reviews

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“I did a fabulous day trip on ReefQuest recently as a certified diver. I would highly recommend going with these guys. Thanks to everyone for making my 100th dive day so great!”

– Katie

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“I spent the day with Divers Den aboard ReefQuest and did three guided dives where the ocean came alive and I was in awe! I wasn’t sure what to expect as I was newly PADI certified, but the staff was professional, friendly and knowledgeable. The vessel was clean and there was plenty of room for everyone on board. Thanks for the amazing day!”

– Bonir

Medical and Altitude/Flying Info

All scuba participants must meet medical questionnaire requirements. Some conditions or medications may prevent you from diving.

Currently the rules state that for a single no decompression dive, you should not fly/go to altitude for at least 12 hours, or 18 hours after multiple dives. Divers Den recommends waiting a minimum 24 hours whenever possible. These are guidelines only, there is no guarantee that these recommendations will prevent decompression sickness. There are no current guidelines regarding diving after flying.

Altitude is defined as 300m/1000ft above sea level. Certain other tourist attractions around Cairns and Tropical North Queensland involve travelling to altitude. These include the Atherton Tablelands and the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, so we recommend a gap between booking these experiences and any dive course or trip. Under normal circumstances, you should be out of the water on your last dive by 2pm.

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