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

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.
  • 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
2 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Light refreshments
  • Snacks
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Restroom on board
  • 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 experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Jamie S wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
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 the crew couldn’t have been more accommodating. Both our kids got scared and apprehensive on the trip out to the reef (bumpy and a little windy) and the captain went
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from ClaireZ175, Guest Relations Manager at Coral Sea Dreaming: Overnight Dive, Snorkel and Sail Experience from Cairns
Responded 1 Jan 2020
Hi Jamies313, what a wonderful review - thanks for taking the time to submit your lovely comments! The trip is indeed great for kids who are keen for adventure and the snorkeling opportunities are second to none! So pleased to hear you took the night dive with the feeding sharks, it's a great experience! It's great to know you have taken home some fond memories of your experience with Coral Sea Dreaming. Thank you for joining us! The Dream Team ><> ><>
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Iris V wrote a review Dec 2019
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A very very special experience, that we will never forget. Great diving & snorkeling, great boat, crew, food .. what a blessing to be able to experience this on this very special place. I hope we can make our way back some time ! Since there’s only 12 people it’s very personal
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from ClaireZ175, Manager at Coral Sea Dreaming: Overnight Dive, Snorkel and Sail Experience from Cairns
Responded 14 Dec 2019
Hi Irisforsure, thank you for taking the time to write such an emotive review for your experience with Coral Sea Dreaming! We are delighted you chose us for your Great Barrier Reef dive, snorkel and sailing experience. Indeed the small guest numbers on our trips ensures an intimate experience and leaves you with some wonderful friendships and memories. We so so pleased you found our crew as passionate about the ocean and reef as we are and we do hope you can make it back on board again some time too!
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John C wrote a review Dec 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
After spending a load of time reviewing the dive companies in Cairns, I settled on Coral Sea Dreaming because of it's intimate nature. I was not disappointed as the 11 passengers and 3 crew on the boat made for a fun experience and I didn't feel like I was lost among a packed
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from ClaireZ175, Guest Relations Manager at Coral Sea Dreaming: Overnight Dive, Snorkel and Sail Experience from Cairns
Responded 14 Dec 2019
Hi cohnjonnolly, Thank you for your fantastic feedback! We are so pleased you chose Coral Sea Dreaming for your Great Barrier Reef adventure and found the experience intimate, educational and fun! We are wrapped to hear your girlfriend completed all the Intro dives AND the Introductory Night Dive - we are just one of 2 companies in Australia who offer this amazing experience and as you say, it takes some guts do do it but our awesome crew do make it as ease free as possible. We love that you found the whole trip authentic with a true connection to the reef as this is indeed what we strive for. Thanks again for your review - we hope to see you back on board Coral Sea Dreaming again soon!
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Tara Klein wrote a review Dec 2019
New York City, New York7 contributions
I went on the overnight Coral Sea Dreaming trip Dec 3-4, 2019. I had an amazing time and highly recommend it to anyone who wants a personal dive experience. We had 10 passengers (from America, New Zealand, and Germany; family with teens and young adults, couples and solo
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from ClaireZ175, Guest Relations Manager at Coral Sea Dreaming: Overnight Dive, Snorkel and Sail Experience from Cairns
Responded 10 Dec 2019
Hi kleintara, thank you so much for your awesome review and for choosing Coral Sea Dreaming for your Bucket List GBR experience! Having such a small number of guests on our trips gives great vibes of friendliness and familiarity. Our dive sites are arguably some of the best and in abundance with marine life on the Great Barrier Reef off Cairns. We thank you for joining us and hope to see you back on board again one day!
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Michael K wrote a review Dec 2019
Toronto, Canada12 contributions1 helpful vote
Had an amazing time with my wife on coral sea dreaming. We did the 3 dives and saw the amazing coral, sea turtles, sharks, sting rays and thousands of fish! The crew was super welcoming and friendly, yet professional and took amazing care of all the guests. Definitely the
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Response from ClaireZ175, Guest Relations Manager at Coral Sea Dreaming: Overnight Dive, Snorkel and Sail Experience from Cairns
Responded 8 Dec 2019
Thank you Michael K for your great review! The Great Barrier Reef is certainly thriving and we are proud to have been given the opportunity to showcase the wonders of the reef. So pleased to hear the trip was the highlight of your stay here in Cairns - we will pass on your kind words to our great crew and hope to see you back on board again!
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By: Coral Sea Dreaming
great adventure!
Had the most amazing experience with them back in November 2019! it was worth the money and I highly recommend them
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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 Barri
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Amazing experience
I had an incredible experience on the coral sea dreaming even though I couldn’t dive. I was still very happy and we
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Excellent two day excursion
My partner and I chose to do this as part of our three week holiday in Australia and it certainly was the highlight
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Fantastic 2-day dive tour
Everything perfect. Wonderful captain, crew, and boat. Smoothly accommodated a wide range of skills and activities.
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Sleeping on the reef = magic memories!
This was such a fantastic trip; we’ll never forget it. We absolutely loved it and would highly recommend it if you
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Unforgettable experience
We had a fantastic 2 days at sea with our captain Christian and helpers Audrey, Pierre, & Leo. As imagined, snorkel
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Great dives and great team
Loved the trip. Very good diving instructors and amazing dive spots at the edge of the barrier reef.. closer to the
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Sean M
Great way to dive the reef and make a few friends
Awesome trip out on the Great Barrier Reef! Bit windy so we got to sail, and definitely recommend bringing a few se
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Wonderful 2 day live aboard with scuba and snorkelling
My friends and I did a 2 day/1 night live aboard. What a wonderful experience! We visited 4 places on the Great Bar
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Simon R
I recommend this company!
Went out with 10 people plus Levy, V and Teddy. Great vibes, good atmosphere and a really nice crew. Good and cozy
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Belinda B
Fun & friendly, & great for kids!
My son & I made some incredible memories in the two days we stayed on this boat- the atmosphere was so warm & inclu
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Nikki L
What an experience!
This reef trip is different from any other i have experienced. It was my first live-aboard encounter and the overni
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Just amazing!
We had the 2 days and 1 night diving and snorkelling trip. We went as a group of friends and family ranging in ages
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Best GBR Experience Hands Down
The only way you should want to see the Reef is to be on a boat that goes to the absolute best diving spots out of
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