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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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annetraveler1 wrote a review Apr 2016
Brisbane, Australia36 contributions16 helpful votes
From start to finish, my experience with Coral Sea Dreaming felt like a dream (a really good one :) ) I had no idea what to expect, because I'd never been on a sailboat before, let alone overnight. I chose coral sea dreaming because a friend recommended it, and I hate crowds so
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Date of experience: April 2016
Jen H wrote a review Apr 2016
9 contributions2 helpful votes
4.5 stars. My husband and I had a great overnight dive trip on Coral Sea Dreaming! We were both impressed by how passionate the crew (Jan and Aaron) are about reef conservation, and how they educated divers on how to protect the reef and sea life. After diving in other countries
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Date of experience: April 2016
418hannah wrote a review Apr 2016
Reading, United Kingdom9 contributions8 helpful votes
I went on the two day live aboard boat trip on the Great Barrier Reef with Coral Sea Dreaming and it was undoubtedly the best thing I did in Cairns! The Reef did not disappoint - the coral was stunning and we saw turtles, rays and sharks (as well as thousands of beautiful fish)!
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Date of experience: April 2016
B4W wrote a review Apr 2016
Northcote, Australia4 contributions2 helpful votes
I only had 2 weeks to cram in as much as possible in Australia but I'm so glad this was on my itinerary. Having never dived before I thought, if I'm going to do it, I might as well do it in the greatest diving location on the planet: the Great Barrier Reef. My girlfriend and I
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Date of experience: March 2016
Tillizen wrote a review Feb 2016
Stockholm, Sweden9 contributions6 helpful votes
We sailed with beautiful Coral Sea Dreaming in Januari, a family of 8 adults and one child. The great team made the trip a wonderful experience. Even us without a divinglicence were able to do serveral test-Dives with the instructors. The reefs are amazing! We got to see
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Date of experience: January 2016
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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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