Ocean Quest 3 day liveaboard Tours

three day liveaboard cairns

Certified Diver - Double cabin

Certified Diver - Double cabin

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three day liveaboard cairns

Snorkel - Double cabin

Snorkel - Double cabin

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Ocean Quest 3-Day Liveaboard from Cairns

Dive into the Great Barrier Reef

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with Ocean Quest’s three-day, two-night liveaboard trip from Cairns to the Great Barrier Reef. As the gateway to this magnificent natural wonder, Cairns sets the stage for exploring vibrant marine life and stunning coral formations.

Dive and Snorkel Adventures

This liveaboard trip caters to all enthusiasts, offering opportunities for certified divers, introductory divers, and snorkelers. Certified divers can enjoy up to four dives daily, exploring diverse dive sites with marine wonders. Snorkelers can join certified divers to witness the reef’s beauty firsthand.

Comfortable Amenities

Ocean Quest’s liveaboard has comfortable accommodations, delicious meals, and ample deck space for diving and snorkelling. Relax on the sundeck between activities and soak in the breathtaking views of the Great Barrier Reef.

Wildlife Encounters

Watch for dolphins, turtles, and whales as you navigate the reef’s pristine waters. Nighttime explorations offer a unique perspective of the reef’s nocturnal inhabitants.

Unforgettable Experience

Immerse yourself in the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef on this comprehensive live-aboard adventure. Whether you’re a seasoned diver or a snorkelling enthusiast, Ocean Quest offers the perfect platform to discover the beauty of Australia’s underwater world.

Ocean Quest visits spectacular Reef Sites. 

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Highlights

Three days and two-night liveaboard

Waking up on the Great Barrier Reef!

Itinerary

Day 1

7.30-8 am: Pick up from your city accommodation (if booked) and check in at our dive centre at 319 Draper Street before transferring to the marina

8.30 am: Set off from Cairns Marina and cruise out to the Reef, either on our day trip vessel AquaQuest with two dive/snorkel sessions before you transfer onto OceanQuest (Thursday – Saturday departures) or directly on board OceanQuest (Wednesday departures only).

2.30 pm: During the afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity for more snorkel and dive sessions and to relax on board.

6 pm: Dinner is served

6.30 pm: Sharks in the Dark or Night Dive

8 pm: Dessert

10 pm: Bar closes

Day 2

7.30 am: Breakfast time! Sit down to a full-cooked breakfast to fuel you for the day ahead.

8.30 am: Dive or snorkel session

10.30 am: Dive or snorkel session

12.30 pm: Lunch

2.30 pm: During the afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity for more snorkel and dive sessions and to relax on board.

6 pm: Dinner is served

6.30 pm: Sharks in the Dark or Night Dive

8 pm: Dessert

10 pm: Bar closes

Day 3

7.30 am: Breakfast time! Sit down to a full-cooked breakfast to fuel you for the day ahead.

8.30 am: Dive or snorkel session

10.30 am: Dive or snorkel session

12 pm: Check out of your cabin

12.30 pm: Lunch

2.30 pm: Our transfer vessel arrives to return you to Cairns

3 pm: Depart Outer Barrier Reef

5 pm (approx): Return to your Cairns accommodation

Included

  • Snorkelling (included for all passengers)
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Dive equipment for scuba divers
  • All meals on board, plus chilled drinking water, tea and coffee
  • Sharks in the Dark
  • Transfers from Cairns CBD accommodation
  • GBRMPA environmental management charge

Optional Extras

  • Digital camera hire
  • Professional photos for purchase
  • Guided dives ($15 per dive)
  • Extra dives (subject to availability)
  • Nitrox fills
  • PADI Nitrox Dive Course
  • Introductory Dive package (subject to availability)
  • Soft drinks, alcohol and snacks
  • Quality souvenirs

What to bring

  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Swimsuit and towel
  • Overnight bag with changes of clothing, including warm clothing and socks for overnight wear
  • Toiletries
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Bedding and bath towels are supplied on board. Excess baggage can be stored at our Draper Street office at check in

How to get there

7.30–8 am: Pick up from your city accommodation (if booked) and check in at our dive centre at 319 Draper Street before transferring to the marina

OR

Boarding starts at 8 am from Cairns Marina, either on our day trip vessel AquaQuest with two dive/snorkel sessions before you transfer onto OceanQuest (Thursday – Saturday departures), or directly on board OceanQuest (Wednesday departures only).

Where Can I Park?

Several parking stations throughout Cairns are within walking distance of the Marina.  Click here to see where

Important Information

All scuba participants must meet medical questionnaire requirements, and some conditions or medications may prevent you from diving.

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