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

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Dive, snorkel and sail the Great Barrier Reef with an award-winning company with 30 years’ experience operating personalized day tours to the Great Barrier Reef. The 80-foot catamaran sails from Cairns to two unique locations where you can choose to dive or snorkel with colorful fish, turtles and an amazing array of coral. With a choice of 27 outer Great Barrier Reef destinations your friendly crew can select the location best suited to the weather offering you the best possible Great Barrier Reef experience on a luxury purpose built 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
  • Great value: morning tea, lunch, and all equipment are included
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.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We booked an 9 hour trip to the Great Barrier Reef and had an awesome time snorkeling there. The crew was extremely friendly, the food was great and the customer service was excellent. We recommend Passions of Paradise very much!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 2 days ago

What an experience for our group of three. Medical accommodations were made easy. The crew was organized, energetic, fun and engaged with all of their guests. Big thanks to Morgan and Loz, hang on to those two. Good was excellent, amount of time on both...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lorraine S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We (myself, my brother, and our parents) went on the tour and it was probably our favorite activity across our three-week stay in Australia. Every single crew member was charismatic and attended to our every need. Even the mundane parts, like the safety briefing, were...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of going on this trip on 17 August. The crew are very pleasant and organised, we have been on trips like this before where we had no idea of what was going on and when we would arrive at places but...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Amy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

If I had to recommend one thing to people from our entire trip to Australia it would most definitely be this. I was impressed with every bit of this trip. The staff was super friendly and really funny. Russel was knowledgable and entertaining. The food...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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10 August 2019|
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Response from Michelle F | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so but you can do the starter diver more than once, your should ask the staff they are amazing and I'm sure will advise you
6 August 2019|
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Response from AlexW08 | Reviewed this property |
All dives cost extra. When you book you buy one or two dives. Or if you are not sure, you can book one dove and confirm the second one on board. Dives cost around $45 if I remeber right.
31 July 2019|
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Response from Georgie S | Reviewed this property |
Really easy - plenty of staff but you will be absolutely fine.
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