3 Night Minke Whale Expedition

3 Night Minke Whale Expedition

  • Snorkel with Dwarf Minke Whales
  • Partake in Minke Whale behaviour monitoring and re
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3 Night Minke Whale Expedition Info

3 Night Minke Whale Expedition

Liveaboard dive trip within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, dedicated to maximising your in-water interactions at the world’s only known Minke Whale aggregation sites. Appeals to anyone who loves special encounters with amazing marine creatures. 10 dives which suits snorkelers, novice and advanced divers. 

2018 Departure dates: 11 June | 18 June | 25 June | 2 July | 9 July.

2019 Departure dates: 10 June | 17 June | 24 June | 1 July | 8 July.

3 Night Minke Whale Expedition includes:

  • A spectacular low-flying start to Lizard Island,
  • Dedicated time to find/be with Minkes,
  • Prime Ribbon Reef sites,
  • Best fish & coral biodiversity,
  • The world famous Cod Hole,
  • Outstanding marine life biodiversity,
  • All dives over 100 miles north of Cairns,
  • Guaranteed access to restricted dive sites,
  • 50% reduced cruise time and within sheltered waters,
  • Superior vessel stability in adverse weather conditions.


  • Premium Cabin: Double or Queen bed, private bathroom and ocean views
  • Standard Cabin: Two single beds, private bathroom and ocean views (mid vessel)
  • Club Cabin: Two single bunk beds, private bathroom (mid vessel, less motion)
  • Budget Cabin: Two single bunk beds, shared bathroom facilities (front of vessel)


  • Low level flight to Lizard Island 
  • Dives at Ribbon Reefs, Cod Hole
  • Accommodation
  • Tanks and weight belts
  • Sheets, towels and linens
  • Complimentary soft drinks
  • Three meals daily, plus snacks
  • Aussie BBQ and party night
  • Transfer only to your accommodation in Cairns City

All Gear Hire includes: (extra cost)

  • Reg, Ocy, Gauges
  • BCD
  • Computer
  • Snorkel Gear
  • Light/Torch/Cyalume
  • Wetsuit
  • Safety Sausage (SMB)

New (1 year old) BCD's and regulators are supplied to guests in Premium and Standard cabins who rent equipment.


  • Flying After Diving - the surface interval between the last dive completed at 5pm and flying at 9.30am is 16.5 hours, which exceeds the DAN minimum requirement of 12 hours. An additional safety feature is that Skytrans flys below 1000ft, weather permitting.
  • Depth guidelines are based on the diver’s experience and industry standards. The maximum recommended depth for divers with appropriate experience is 40 metres (132ft). Dives in excess of 40 metres (132ft) to a maximum of 50 metres (165ft) can only be undertaken by divers with a minimum experience of 100 dives with 25 deeper than 30 metres (100ft) including one to a depth within 3 metres of dive being undertaken.
  • Luggage: 25kg / 55lbs, max weight of any bag. On Fly/Dive itineraries: 25kg / 55lbs, allowance per person plus 3kg / 5.5lbs carry-on allowance, OR 10kg / 22lbs - for professional photo / video housed system. You can leave items in excess at Mike Ball office.
  • All itinerary details are subject to change, specific marine life cannot be guaranteed.

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