During the Discover Scuba Diving in the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns, two friends are feeling happy after their first dive under the guidance of a certified guide from Ocean Spirit Cruises.

Discover Scuba Diving in the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns

Scuba Diving
Complete Diving Gear
First Timer
Meeting place

At Ocean Spirit’s counter inside the Reef Fleet Terminal. (1 Spence St. Cairns, Queensland)

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Set sail to Michaelmas Cay and experience the best Great Barrier Reef diving. Our team of professional divers will teach you the basics of scuba diving and introduce you to the vibrant marine life. No previous experience is required, everybody above 12 years can explore the Great Barrier Reef from a fish’s point of view!

Dive Area
The introductory dive takes place at the seabird sanctuary of Michaelmas Cay on the Great Barrier Reef. The Cay is wind protected and its calm shallow waters create a perfect dive site for first-timers. Over 400 types of corals are home to colourful parrotfish, clownfish alias Nemo, sea turtles and seabirds circling above your head - Great Barrier Reef diving is a once in a lifetime magical experience.

- Meeting & Preparation:
The check-in for the Great Barrier Reef diving starts at 7.30am at Ocean Spirit’s counter inside the Reef Fleet Terminal. There, the Environmental Management Charge of $6.50/person is to be paid. The vessel departs for Michaelmas Cay at 08.00am. We also offer coach transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches for an extra charge.
- Diving:
Before we dive into the underwater wonderland, you will have to pass the onboard medical questionnaire and participate in a 30 min dive briefing. At Michaelmas Cay, you will put on the equipment and in a small group of a maximum of 8 participants, you will put the newly acquired skills into practice. Once everybody is ready, off we go. The Great Barrier Reef diving is a fully supervised, guided introductory dive which is safe and fun. Apart from the introductory diving, you can experience for example a fish feeding presentation, informative marine biologist reef presentation, snorkeling or semi-submersible coral viewing tour as we stay for 4 hours at the reef. Having completed the Great Barrier Reef diving, you will receive a memento of your scuba diving adventure.
- Return:
The catamaran returns to Cairns around 5.00pm.

Included Services
- Certified dive guide
- Scuba tank (200 Bar)
- High-quality diving gear (all you need for your dive: wetsuit, mask, fins, octopus, weights)
- Lycra suits & Buoyancy vests
- Semi-submersible tour with commentary
- Fish feeding presentation
- Hot and cold buffet lunch
- Morning and Afternoon tea
- Glass of complimentary sparkling wine with cheese and crackers
- WiFi

Not Included Services:
- Government Environmental Management Charge (EMC): $6.50 per person

- Minimum age: 12 years
- Basic swimming ability
- General health

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