Experience the adventure of snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing on the Outer Great Barrier Reef on this 25 metre high performance catamaran. Departing from Cairns, we will take you to two outer reef locations, with all snorkelling equipment included as well as providing a delicious lunch. Enjoy a personalised day on the Great Barrier Reef with a friendly crew dedicated to making your day memorable and an unforgettable experience.
Introductory diving is a safe and fun Great Barrier Reef adventure that allows you to get up close to turtles, giant clams, clown fish, coral trout, barramundi cod and a variety of colourful corals at our spectacular destinations. All introductory scuba divers start from the safety of the Passions of Paradise catamaran and dive in a calm, shallow lagoon full of marine life.
Certified scuba divers have an amazing range of exclusive reefs to dive with a selection of drift dives, wall dives and swim throughs. The Passions of Paradise specially designed glass bottom dive tender will take you to the best locations on the day for a fully guided dive with all your equipment, including wetsuits and computers, provided. Explore the depths of the Great Barrier Reef.
- Depart Cairns: 8am (check in at the Reef Fleet Terminal 7.30am)
- Return Cairns: 5pm
- 0815 – 1015 Sail to First Outer Barrier Reef Location
Passions of Paradise has a selection of more than 26 exclusive outer reef locations to choose from. Each day we will select the two best sites suited to the weather conditions to give our guests the best possible experience. Our exclusive sites include: Hastings Reef (Some sites Include: 1770, Coral Gardens, Turtle Bommie), Paradise Reef, Norman Reef – Shark Mountain, Long Bommie, Flynn Reef (Little Tracey & Three Sisters), Milne Reef (The Whale, The Edge) and MORE!
- 1015 – 1245 Arrive at First Outer Barrier Reef Location – THE POOL IS OPEN!
Snorkelling – Our reef sites are selected for their abundance of marine life and diversity of healthy corals. Access to and from the water is via snorkel platforms at the back of the vessel. Our snorkel guides are on hand to assist new or nervous snorkelers to feel comfortable and at ease.
Introductory Dives – are available for those who wish to try SCUBA Diving for the first time. These are fully guided dives in small groups under the competent instruction of one of our fully qualified and experienced Dive Instructors.
Certified Divers – have the opportunity to conduct two dives during the day. All dives are guided in small groups of no more than 6, by experienced dive masters.
Lunch is served on-board; enjoy a sumptuous hot and cold buffet lunch including a selection of fresh salads and tropical fruits. Lunch is prepared daily by our chef on-board the vessel for maximum freshness and taste. Vegetarians are catered for daily.
- 1300-1445 Arrive second Outer Barrier Reef Location
Water activities begin with passengers free to snorkel, conduct another introductory or certified dive or simply soak up the sun on our large sun decks
- 1445 Depart Second Outer Barrier Reef Location
Time to enjoy a cold beverage from the bar as we set sails for a relaxing sail back to Cairns
- 1700 Arrive Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal