Diving And Snorkelling Day Trips - Ex Cairns

Explore The Great Barrier Reef in a Day

With Cairns as the Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, you’ll find many tour operators offering easily accessible day trip excursions to a selection of quality dive and snorkel sites. We’ve done the hard work for you when it comes to choosing your Great Barrier Reef dive experience from Cairns.

You can choose from dedicated dive and snorkel boats to remote dive sites where certified divers can enjoy up to 3 dives, island diving and outer reef activity pontoons.

These trips cater for experienced divers as well as first time discover scuba divers (introductory divers) and adventure snorkellers. Island and pontoon experiences offer a range of activities and are a great option for divers travelling with family and non-diver companions. While the family are cruising in the semi-submarine or snorkelling (or trying a discover scuba dive) you can generally fit in up to 2 certified dives.

Silverswift Cruises day trip

Day Trip   Cairns    

Explore the exotic underwater world of Great Barrier Reef in safety and comfort with Silverswift - the fastest dive trip from Cairns to the outer reef. Enjoy up to 3 guided dives at 22 reef sites over 4 different reefs, or snorkel amongst the vibrantly colored marine creatures.

Great Adventures Outer Barrier Reef

Day Trip   Cairns    

This exciting day trip with Great Adventures takes you to a spacious Outer Reef activity platform (pontoon) aboard a modern fast catamaran. With a wide range of activities, the pontoon provides a great option for experienced divers travelling with non-divers. Certified divers can dive directly off the platform to explore selected sites with maximum depths to about 30 metres.

Passions of Paradise day trip

Day Trip   Cairns    

Passions of Paradise is a 25metre sailing catamaran that offers a unique outer reef experience! This trip attracts a water active clientele looking for a modern, fast and fun sailing experience. Passions of Paradise is a new vessel bristling with the latest cutting edge technology in sails, deck hardware and electronics.

Ocean Freedom day trip

Day Trip   Cairns    

Ocean Freedom is a modern and comfortable 20 metre motor catamaran that will take you to dive and snorkel at two unique Great Barrier Reef sites - Upolu Cay area and Outer Edge Upolu. Certified and introductory diving, and snorkelling is catered for.

Divers Den day trip

Day Trip   Cairns    

Departing from Cairns, Divers Den will take you on a 90-minute fast catamaran journey to visit two spectacular Great Barrier Reef sites at Norman, Saxon or Hastings Reefs for some of the best day diving and snorkelling. These sites are home to rich coral gardens and amazing diversity of colourful marine life including clownfish, turtles, parrotfish, reef sharks, stingrays and giant Maori wrasse.