Ocean Quest 3 day liveaboard from Cairns  Dive the Great Barrier Reef

Three days and a two-night liveaboard trip from Cairns to the Great Barrier Reef with Ocean Quest is an adventure of a lifetime for anyone who loves snorkelling and diving. Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system, and with Ocean Quest, you will embark on a journey to explore the diverse marine life and colourful corals of this world-renowned destination.

This 3-day 2-night liveaboard trip with Ocean Quest offers something for everyone, with options for certified divers, introductory divers, and snorkelers. During the trip, certified divers will have the chance to dive up to 4 times a day and explore various dive sites, each offering a unique experience. Snorkellers can also explore the reef and its abundant marine life by snorkelling alongside certified divers.

The liveaboard is equipped with various amenities, including comfortable accommodations, delicious meals, and a spacious deck for diving and snorkelling. You can also relax on the sundeck, sunbathe, and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Great Barrier Reef.

In addition to diving and snorkelling, you may also spot dolphins, turtles, and whales during your journey. Exploring the reef at night is also an option for those who want to witness the spectacular underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef after the sun sets.

Overall, three days and a two-night liveaboard trip with Ocean Quest is an excellent way to explore the Great Barrier Reef and experience the beauty of the underwater world. With options for both diving and snorkelling, comfortable accommodations, and various activities to choose from, it is the perfect adventure for anyone who loves the ocean.

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Highlights

Three days and two-night liveaboard

Waking up on the Great Barrier Reef!


Itinerary

Ocean Quest 3 Liveaboard 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

Ocean Quest 3 day liveaboard 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

Ocean Quest 3 day liveaboard 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 8.00 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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