Budget liveaboard, with dormitory-style accommodation packages to visit spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef locations. Come scuba diving or snorkelling!

Click ‘Book’ to select your arrival and departure dates – and then choose your desired activities such as scuba diving, snorkelling or a dive course…

Unbeatable Value!

Enjoy budget-friendly shared accommodation while cruising the pristine waters of the spectacular Great Barrier Reef.

Multi-share accommodation offers dormitory-style cabins with three bunk beds to a room and shared en-suite bathroom facilities.

A fully air-conditioned 35-meter catamaran, designed for the utmost stability and comfort at sea, this Outer Great Barrier Reef liveaboard boasts a large dining saloon, TV and lounge area and a vast sundeck. She has her very own outdoor hot tub and licensed bar onboard.

Please Note: Minimum age for staying in a multi-share, dormitory cabin is 18 years old. All persons booking this liveaboard accommodation MUST be 18+

Snorkel, Scuba Dive or Enrol On A Dive Course

On this liveaboard tour, you can choose from a variety of packages to experience the Great Barrier Reef – see the sunset and sleep on the reef, go snorkelling, go scuba diving or become a certified diver. Everyone can enjoy the fantastic variety of marine life and coral beneath the waves.

Liveaboard Facilities

  • A fully air-conditioned 35-metre catamaran hotel, designed for the utmost stability and comfort at sea
  • Large dining saloon
  • TV and lounge area
  • Outdoor, freshwater hot-tub
  • Spacious sundeck with sun loungers
  • Fully licenced bar
  • Large, easy access dive and snorkel platforms

Shared Dormitory Accommodation

  • Shared dormitory bunk-bed cabins
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • All cabins have shared en-suite toilet & shower
  • Towels and linen provided
  • All cabins have Australian power outlets
  • Check-Out time: 8.00 am

What’s Included

  • Sleep on the Great Barrier Reef
  • All meals prepared fresh daily, by our onboard Chef. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. Fruit available throughout the day along with tea & coffee. All dietary requirements catered for – please advise us of these when booking
  • The best crew on the reef! This liveaboard crew win personal and professional awards for outstanding customer service in the tourism industry year after year
  • The latest snorkelling and scuba diving equipment (wetsuits are a small additional charge)
  • Glass bottom boat tour upon request
  • On the voyage to your Great Barrier Reef liveaboard, you will have the option to listen to an informative Marine Biology presentation about the coral reef and marine animals
  • Free luggage storage facility available at their offices in the Cairns City

Overnight Itinerary Sample

Day One

7:30 am Meet at Marlin Jetty “A” Finger, Cairns. Breakfast onboard the transfer vessel, on your journey out to the liveaboard boat.

8:00 am Depart Marlin Jetty. Marine Biologist Presentation

9:30 am Arrive at the Outer Great Barrier Reef ~ Transfer to the liveaboard boat and be shown to your cabin

10:30 am Snorkel Session – Sunbathe and relax

12 Noon Buffet Lunch

1:30 pm Scuba Dive or Snorkel Session – Relaxation time

3:00 pm Cruise to your next Outer Great Barrier Reef Location

3:30 pm Scuba Dive or Snorkel Session – Relaxation Time

6:30 pm Dinner

7:30 pm Night scuba dive, relaxation time, stargazing, board games or movie

Day Two

6:30 am Early Morning Scuba Dive or Snorkel Session

7:30 am Breakfast

8:00 am Cruise to next Outer Great Barrier Reef Site

8:30 am Scuba Dive or Snorkel session

10:30 am Scuba Dive or Snorkel session

Noon Buffet Lunch

1:30 pm Snorkel Session, Sunbake – Relax

3:00 pm Depart from the liveaboard to your transfer vessel for the journey back to Cairns. Wine, Cheese and Tropical Fruit Platters on return Journey

4:30 pm Arrive at Marlin Marina Cairns.

Itineraries can change slightly due to different Seasons

How to Get There

Your transfer vessel, Reef Experience, departs from Cairns Marina: ‘A-Finger’ View map to Cairns Marlin Marina

Boarding commences at 7:30 am for check-in, directly on the vessel ‘Reef Experience’.

Arrive back to Cairns Marina at approximately 4:30 pm on your day of departure

Where Can I Park?

There are several parking stations throughout Cairns in walking distance of the Marina.  Click here to see where.

Important Information for Scuba Diving

We have a passion for showing you Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, so please make sure you understand the scuba diving laws.

Queensland, Australia has some of the strictest scuba diving rules in the world but also the safest scuba diving record.   The Queensland Government Code of Practice regulates us and comply with all regulations, including medical as is the law.

We recommend our passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire before booking as some medical conditions, age and medications may prevent you from scuba diving.

It is always our mission to provide our passengers with the very best Great Barrier Reef experience.

Scuba Diving Medical Questionnaire

We are happy to help you with any questions you may have.   Please contact our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us at [email protected]

Alternatively, you may like to consult your Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms ‘AS.4005.1

Flying after Scuba Diving

For a single no decompression scuba dive, you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba dive.  For multiple dives, you should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive. If Skydiving or Hot Air Ballooning you must wait 24 hours after your dive. We recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible


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Check-In: 2:00 pm

Check-Out: 8:00 am

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