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Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns

  • Full-day cruise to the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns
  • Snorkel or scuba dive from the back of the boat
  • Visit three different sites and spend five hours on the reef
Silverswift Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Cairns
From US$169.22
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5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, visiting 3 sites. Includes guided snorkel tour, buffet lunch & snorkel gear
From US$169.22
One Introductory Dive
5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, visiting 3 sites. Includes 1 introductory dive, buffet lunch, snorkel & dive gear
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5 hrs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, visiting 3 sites. Includes 3 certified dives, buffet lunch, snorkel & dive gear
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Dive into the spectacular underwater realm of the Great Barrier Reef on this full-day snorkel and scuba cruise from Cairns. Travel aboard a luxurious catamaran to three renowned dive sites to swim among coral gardens and tropical marine life. All experience levels are welcome, and guides are on hand to assist with your choice of snorkeling, introductory scuba diving, or certified diving. A buffet lunch plus morning and afternoon tea on the catamaran are included.
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 a total of five hours 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.
Reviews (73)
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Day out to the great barrier reef

Fantastic day out, staff were very friendly and helpful and made the day even better. Trip out was a bit rough and staff looked after is. Once we were out and in the see snorkeling it was worth it. Would really recommend this tripMore

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Ade259
QSGA, Guest Relations Manager at Ocean Spirit Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ade259, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! Sorry to hear that the weather didn't play completely fair and that the winds picked up for your trip out. Unfortunately, this can be common this time of the year; the wet season...More

Reviewed 17 March 2019
Excellent Way to Experience the Awesomeness of the Reef

We set sail in the morning out to the reef. We had a light continetal breakfast on board, which was perfect for the 90 minute trip out to the reef. If you are not used to boats or there are choppy seas the day of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank rckgrnds
Reviewed 15 March 2019
The Perfect Day!!!

My husband and I did 3 dives with Silverswift in March 2019, Our Dive Master was Marcus and he was the BEST dive master we have ever had and we've done 150+ dives. Marcus was fun but serious about safety. He previewed each dive with...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank PamGibbes
Reviewed 9 February 2019

I went for scuba diving on 12th January, had an amazing experience. They took us to 3 different sites. I am not a good swimmer and they guided me in snorkeling on the first site. On the second site, it was my turn for scuba...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ShaliniA162
Reviewed 6 January 2019
A great trip despite rough seas

We had bad timing for our holiday and arrived between two cyclones. The sea was rough and ugly and so we put off our trip to the reef until right at the the end of the holiday when we could wait no more. Almost everyone...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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2 April 2019|
Response from rckgrnds | Reviewed this property |
The Silverswift offers snorkeling and diving on two cay stops. I believe each lasts about an hour. The divers to whom I spoke had a great time and they got to see the best sights of the reefs because they could go all the... More
3 March 2019|
Response from rckgrnds | Reviewed this property |
On a full day, it's about 100. When I went there were 60 of us. Plenty of room in the catamaran.