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

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With a maximum capacity of 12 passengers on board the “Coral Sea Dreaming,” this is an intimate 2-day tour from Cairns. Combine scuba diving, snorkeling, and sailing led by highly skilled instructors; no prior experience is necessary. Both certified and introductory diving is on offer, with access to stunning snorkeling sites on the Great Barrier Reef.
Highlights
  • 2-day live-aboard boat tour with snorkeling and scuba
  • Owner of introductory night diving license
  • Shared and private accommodation available
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light refreshments
Important Information
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
  • Restroom on board
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
  • 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.
162Reviews
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Simon H wrote a review 9 Feb
2 contributions
My girlfriend and I was on a trip with Coral Sea Dreaming and it was the most wonderful and awesome experience we've ever had ! My GF is a certified diver and I just snorkel. We saw reef sharks, sea turtle, stingray and so mush more! Our captain ( Phil ) had so much knowledge
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from ClaireZ175, Guest Relations Manager at Coral Sea Dreaming: Overnight Dive, Snorkel and Sail Experience from Cairns
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks a million for your great 5 Star Review Simon and Nicole. We are stoked you had such a great time on board Coral Sea Dreaming with our super knowledgeable and friendly crew (who are also great cooks!) and managed some relaxation among the awesome diving and snorkelling opportunities. We wish you all the best with your travels and hope you can join us on board again some day. Best wishes from The Dream Team ><> ><> ><>
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Chantal B wrote a review 5 Feb
1 contribution
Today I went scubadiving for the first time in my life and it was so awesome! I swam with a turtle, saw sharks and so many fishes and coral I felt as if I was in a disney movie. Also I should mention the food was fantasic and with the whole crew we had a lot of fun.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from ClaireZ175, Guest Relations Manager at Coral Sea Dreaming: Overnight Dive, Snorkel and Sail Experience from Cairns
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Chantal, Congratulations on completing your first Scuba Dive and thanks for choosing Coral Sea Dreaming for your Great Barrier Reef Experience! It's wonderful to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your dive, the amazing marine life and colorful corals and also had an awesome time on board with us. Thanks again for joining us - all the best with your travels and please come back again one day if you are keen for another fantastic dive! Warm regards, The Dream Team ><> ><> ><>
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AlliBabba1887 wrote a review Jan 2020
11 contributions1 helpful vote
First time traveling to Australia so I knew I wanted to get out to the Great Barrier Reef. I started reading tons of reviews about different tours out of Cairns but most of them had large boats with 50-100 people on them. I knew I wanted a smaller, more intimate gathering. As I
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from ClaireZ175, Guest Relations Manager at Coral Sea Dreaming: Overnight Dive, Snorkel and Sail Experience from Cairns
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks Allibab for your wonderful 5 star review! Your fantastic comments are very much appreciated. As you've mentioned, we are a small and family owned and operated business, and our passion is sharing what we know and love - sailing, diving and snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef. We love that you found the experience personalised and our crew nurturing, not to mention the amazing reef life! Thanks so much for joining us for your Epic Adventure! You are welcome anytime! Best wishes from the Dream Team ><> ><>
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Patti M wrote a review Jan 2020
253 contributions36 helpful votes
+3
What a nice “getaway”! This sailboat trip was amazing! My husband & I were celebrating our 30th Anniversary. This was a perfect choice! Neither one of us had ever been out on a sail boat & as our 1st sail, the crew & the experience was amazing! Make sure you book this lis be
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Response from ClaireZ175, Guest Relations Manager at Coral Sea Dreaming: Overnight Dive, Snorkel and Sail Experience from Cairns
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Hi 974pattim, thanks ever so much for submitting your lovely review! What a wonderful way to spend your anniversary - (our very best wishes to you both for many more fabulous years together!) We're so pleased to hear your first sailing adventure was an amazing experience and getaway for you both. Please come back again soon and happy travels! Best wishes, The Dream Team ><> ><> ><>
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ranjitmcgaind wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution
Great crew and good times, lots of fish and coral, good dive spots, tasty food, reasonable boat - doesnt feel like a mass package tour but rather authentic experience
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Response from ClaireZ175, Guest Relations Manager at Coral Sea Dreaming: Overnight Dive, Snorkel and Sail Experience from Cairns
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Hi ranjitmcgaind, thank you for joining us on Coral Sea Dreaming! We are so pleased to read that you found your experience with us authentic and the marine life thriving at our great dive sites abundant. Most certainly the small guest numbers we take makes the trip much more appealing and personal. We hope to see you back on board with us again soon! Best wishes from the Dream Team ><> ><> ><>
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By: Coral Sea Dreaming
Simon H
20
The perfekt trip
My girlfriend and I was on a trip with Coral Sea Dreaming and it was the most wonderful and awesome experience
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Laura L
Endwell, New York
85
Icing on the Cake
I’m down to my last few days in Australia and what could be better than an adventure from Cairns to the Great
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Chantal B
10
Best day of my life
Today I went scubadiving for the first time in my life and it was so awesome! I swam with a turtle, saw sharks and
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AlliBabba1887
Charlotte, North Carolina
71
Epic Overnight Adventure on the Great Barrier Reef
First time traveling to Australia so I knew I wanted to get out to the Great Barrier Reef. I started reading tons
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Patti M
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
10436
Scuba Diving
What a nice “getaway”! This sailboat trip was amazing! My husband & I were celebrating our 30th Anniversary. This
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ranjitmcgaind
10
Good fun
Great crew and good times, lots of fish and coral, good dive spots, tasty food, reasonable boat - doesnt feel like
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janethomas2010
Sydney, Australia
10
Amazing diving experience - fully recommend
What an experience!! Absolutely loved the fact that this was a small group, great people, good food and relaxing.
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Andrew A
20
Awesome New Year's Eve
Everything was fantastic. The attentiveness of the staff, the choice of reef locations,information, food, the
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Alex
20
Amazing scuba diving and boating experience
This was an incredible and amazing experience. They took us to some brilliant reefs further out so as to be away
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Jamie S
11
First time or the family on the reef - awesome!
Wanted to write a review because we had such a great time. We were/are a family of 4 with a 8 and 12 yr old and
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