Great Barrier Reef Coral Spawning Expeditions

Overview

2020 dates now available!

Don’t miss the opportunity to see coral spawning on the Great Barrier Reef on our special night trips. Once a year, usually just after a full moon in late spring or early summer, all the corals on the reef spawn at once in a dazzling display. 

You’ve probably never thought about how coral reproduces, but the answer is nothing short of spectacular! Millions of tiny cells come shooting out of corals all over the reef in a mass synchronised event, pouring into the water like champagne bubbles and forming a massive pink ‘slick’ that coats the surface.  

This rare and dramatic phenomenon lasts just a couple of nights, after which the tiny baby corals settle down onto the reef and find a place to grow and flourish. 

A nighttime coral spawning dive trip is an unforgettable experience. We offer dedicated Great Barrier Reef coral spawning night trips from Cairns for divers and snorkellers, giving you the chance to see the action and return to Cairns.

Alternatively, join our overnight vessel during the coral spawning dates for another chance to view this weird and wonderful sight.

Available:

Friday 4 and Saturday 5 December 2020

Departure/Return Location:

C Finger, Cairns Marlin Marina

Duration:

5pm - 1am

Included:

  • Guided snorkel sessions
  • Full dive/snorkel equipment including torches, wetsuit/lycra suit and prescription masks
  • Equipment tuition
  • Dinner
  • ​Tea, coffee and hot chocolate
  • Hot freshwater showers

Book Your Trip

Coral Spawning Evening Trip

Cairns locals save 30%! Use promo code LOCAL30 at checkout
$200
Snorkeller - Adult
$150
Snorkeller - Child
$270
2 Cert Dives
$240
2 Cert Dives - Tanks & Weights only

​Includes all equipment and tuition. Prices valid from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021. Taxes/Levies are per person, per day (subject to change without notice). Fee includes: Environmental Management Charge (EMC) $7. Fuel, Port, and Administration Charges $13.00.

Additional info

Extras

  • Digital camera hire
  • Soft drinks, alcohol and snacks
  • Quality souvenirs
  • Professional dive guide ($15 per dive)
  • Nitrox fills (subject to availability)

What to bring

  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Certcard and logbook for certified diving
  • Warm clothing and socks

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