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Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran

  • Unforgettable views and experience of the UNESCO-listed Great Barrier Reef
  • Incredible marine life: reef sharks, sea turtles, parrotfish, clown fish…
  • Multiple tour options for snorkelers, first-time divers, and certified divers
Passions of Paradise Great Barrier Reef Snorkel and Dive Cruise from Cairns by Luxury Catamaran
From US$138.84
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Includes all snorkeling equipment and guided snorkel tour
From US$138.84
One Intro Dive
Includes one introductory dive
From US$190.26
One Certified Dive
Includes one certified dive
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Experiencing the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef can be a challenge if you’re on a budget, so this tour offers the flexibility and affordability to choose only the activities you want. Cruise out from Cairns, stopping at two different locations, and opt for a guided or self-guided snorkeling excursion, try an introductory scuba dive, or enjoy a thrilling dive for certified divers only.
What to Expect

Make your own way to the Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, meet your captain and crew, and hop aboard your luxurious catamaran. As you set sail, gaze out across the Coral Sea and tuck into tasty muffins and tea or coffee. During the journey, the crew will review basic snorkeling techniques and help you get suited up for your first snorkel or dive.

Arrive at the first stop and, depending on your chosen activity, either head down to the snorkel platforms for easy access to the water or join your scuba instructor for your introductory or certified dive. Guided snorkel excursions are available for beginners or less-confident snorkelers, while dive masters accompany small groups of no more than six people.

After working up an appetite in the water, relax on deck while lunch the onboard chef prepares lunch. Then feast on a delicious buffet of hot and cold dishes, including vegetarian options and plenty of salads, fresh fruits, and bread. Cold drinks are available for purchase.

Continue to the second dive site, where you’ll have another chance to snorkel or dive. As you explore the vibrant corals of the Great Barrier Reef, look out for exotic marine life such as parrotfish, puffer fish, or clown fish. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a reef shark or sea turtle. If you have any questions about your sightings, all will be answered during a special marine life presentation once you’re back onboard. 

After a full day at sea, set sail for Cairns, where your tour ends back at the cruise terminal.

Reviews (269)
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Highly Recommended

Excellent trip to the Barrier reef. Staff were so friendly and helpful. Eco friendly and staff were passionate about the environment. Snorkelling and diving were fantastic and very reasonably priced. Different levels catered to so no problem if you are a novice. Great food and...More

Thank Stewie52
Reviewed 1 week ago
Highly recommended

Awesome day out on the reef with passions. All the crew were great, but very special mention to Jake. Really friendly, patient, knowledgeable and friendly guy. He really helped make our day special. Good buffet lunch. Dive sites magnificent and good quality gear supplied. This...More

Thank GD3904
Reviewed 1 week ago
Colourful Coral, Cheerful Crew!

I went on the 30th of October cruise.Had one of my best reef experiences! The vessel is very well maintained clean and tidy. All operations flowed very smoothly. The crew were all very kind, polite and all made an effort to engage in conversations with...More

Thank Jack G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Lifetime experience diving in Great Barrier Reef

Absolutely amazing day trip , friendly staff, will definitely go again when return to Cairns next time ! Top team ! Highly recommend!

Thank stefi_445
Reviewed 1 week ago
Beautiful Day With Passions Of Paradise

From start to finish, everything about this day was exceptional. My boyfriend and I went on Passions on Paradise for snorkelling and an introductory scuba dive. The weather conditions were perfect, and we were taken to Flynn Reef and Milln Reef (The Three Sisters). The...More

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Sokhom P
12 November 2018|
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Response from Lyn H | Reviewed this property |
I have gone on this tour many times and never had a problem. Plenty storage under seats. Don't take any valuables. If concerned check your things on the way back to shore. If anything missing then the crew can help find... More
23 October 2018|
Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I’m not a diver, I couldn’t tell you. However, take a good underwater camera, the underwater sea life is fabulous.
Sokhom P
7 October 2018|
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Response from Craig T | Reviewed this property |
Should be included in the purchase ticket.