Sea Quest Info
Deep Sea Divers Den Day Trips caters for snorkellers, certified divers and introductory divers.Offering fantastic value for money that will take you on the magnificent Great Barrier Reef in only 90 minutes for a full day of unlimited snorkelling. Certified Divers get the chance to do up to three dives (extra cost). All on two different Great Barrier reef locations and with all the equipment included.
Snorkelling is the easiest way to discover the Great Barrier Reef, it is as simple as breathing. If you have never snorkelled before, don’t worry, a briefing is held on board, explaining how to put and use the snorkelling gear. All of the snorkelling equipment you will require is supplied as part of your trip.
What makes it Great?
- Two reef sites
- Under 90 mins travel time
- Passenger numbers limited to 80
Daily from Cairns Marlin Jetty (near Reef Fleet Terminal) - 'B' Finger at 8:30am (check in 8:00am at the boat).
Returns to Cairns at approximately 4:30pm.
- Snorkel equipment including mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit or stinger suit, floatation noodle
- Prescription mask hire (deposit required)
- Guided snorkel tour
- Tropical Buffet Lunch of cold cuts, salads and fruits
- Tea, Coffee and chilled water
With 17 exclusive moorings on the Outer Great Barrier Reef at Norman, Saxon and Hastings reefs.
The dive sites are frequented by myriads of tropical and Palegic Fish, Rays, Turtles, (friendly) Sharks and the ever popular diver friendly Maori Wrasse. There are swim throughs, wall and drift dives that will appeal to every level of diver experience.
The dive sites are chosen on a daily basis by the vessel Captains for the best variety and visibility according to the weather conditions.
Extras available on board (extra cost):
- Bar purchases (drinks, snacks, alcohol)
- Introductory or Certified dives
- Dive guide for Cert Divers ($15/dive)
- Photo purchase
- Digital camera hire/photo purchase
Reef & Port Authority Charge (Reef Tax)
Introductory diving requires no previous diving experience. If you are able to swim, you can usually dive. The only requirement is that you are 12 years old or more and you will be asked to fill out some paperwork, including a medical statement. (see below).
Whilst you are on your way to the Great Barrier reef you will be given a briefing outlining what is involved (usually about 45 minutes). This briefing will outline the procedures that will make your experience a safe and unforgettable one (the diving skills, the communication under water, some explanation about the marine wildlife).
On your arrival at the reef, you will start by practicing with your equipment on the surface. Once you are comfortable with those skills, you practice them again, this time below the surface (only a few feet).
Finally when you feel comfortable, it's time to dive. Relax and enjoy!
The supervision by a highly qualified dive instructors is very close at all times, there will be a maximum of 4 divers with 1 instructor. You will go to a maximum depth of 12 m (40ft) and these dives generally last around 1/2 hour.
During the dive you can expect to see the Great Barrier Reef in all its glory - You will discover excitement and adventure - freedom and serenity. Nothing compares to the "weightless" exhilaration of breathing underwater.
If you would like to make the most of your experience or if you haven’t been diving for a certain time and don’t feel really confident going with a buddy, ask one of the friendly crew members for a shared guided dive (at extra cost, $15 per person ). It is the best way to see the reef as they know where to take you to see the best spots and wildlife.
During your day trip, you will be able to dive in two different locations on the reef, chosen according to the weather conditions and visibility.
What to bring:
Hat, Towel, Swimsuit
Certified divers please bring C-cards & log books
- Mobile network reception is available throughout most of the trip on the Telstra NextG Network.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SCUBA DIVING:
Flying and altitude after diving:
- Deep Sea Divers Den recommends waiting a minimum 24 hours whenever possible.
- These are guidelines only, there is no guarantee that these recommendations will prevent decompression sickness.
- Altitude is 300m/1000ft above sea level.
This includes going to the Atherton Tablelands, so be careful when you are booking tours to follow your dive trip.
- Under normal circumstances, you should be out of the water on your last dive at 12pm (midday), this should help with organising any travel plans you have after your dive trip.
- If you are doing an introductory dive you will be asked to fill out and sign the following form: Cairns Introductory Diver Form (275KB)
- If you answer YES to any questions further medical clearance may be required. This must be arranged prior to day of departure. - If you have a medical question, please feel free to contact Cairns 24 Hour Medical Centre, Cnr Grafton & Florence Streets, Cairns - Phone 07 4052 1119
- If you are a certified diver you will be asked to fill out and sign an Advice to Divers Form.
- Medical Standards differ from country to country, certain medication / medical conditions may preclude you from diving in Australia.
- If you answer Yes to any of the questions below, further medical clearance may be required. (This must be organised at least the day before your trip start date). In some circumstances you may be able to dive, with a certified professional (Dive Guide), at an additional cost.
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Fantastic value for money.
Thank you for the great service despite the lateness of my booking. Fantastic value for money. I look forward to using your services again
Posted By Chris Hartley
A memorable experience.
From the time we booked I was very impressed with the time from making the booking to receiving all of our tickets and information.
The dive was amazing and would like to thank you for making our holiday a memorable experience.
Posted By Tyson Cook
great trip and amazing experiences!!!
great trip and amazing experiences!!!
Posted By Yan
The instructors on the intro dive were fantastic. They showed care in making sure each diver was comfortable and made diving the beautiful reef an unforgettable experience.
Posted By Jennifer Chow
For the first time in my 76 years I had someone to show me how to snorkel. My thanks go to crew member Eddy (originally from Ireland) who gave clear instructions on how to use the equipment, and who pointed out the various fish, corals etc. to the group as we swam over the reef. He was particularly kind and very helpful which was greatly appreciated.
Posted By Judy
A great experience!
A great experience! good value for price, would definitely recommend.
Posted By Melaney McGaw
reef locations were great and colorfull.
the crue was very helpful and friendly. special thanks to Sue )
the only thing was, with smorkelling only we were feeling lost untill we arrived to the reef. we thought we missed all guidelines, but they were just at a very late stage.
reef locations were great and colorfull.
Posted By Olga Dolgorukova
Thoroughly enjoyable day!
Thoroughly enjoyable day! Great fun and very professionally run by terrific staff and I would recommend this to anyone! Will certainly see me again!
Posted By Trevor Hemer
Amazing experience, crew were great, wished we left a bit earlier as we seemed to be sitting for quite a while after the other boats departed but the reefs visited made up for it!
Posted By Michelle Boudville
a very enjoyable day
The Barrier Reef trip was fantastic but would say it was more for divers than for first timers at snorkelling. But a very enjoyable day had by all.
Posted By Jacqueline Preston
a good experience
Apart from the fact that I suffer from motion sickness it was a good experience and one that my wife thoroughly enjoyed. Lucky her!
Posted By Roy & Margaret Harris
one of the best tours
Trip was entertaining, informative and the reefs were full of marine communities (fish)large deck room to move and seating anywhere on the craft no monies was asked for the use of wetsuits. The Reef Quest is by choice as one of the best tours I have used in Carins/world.
I recommend Reef Quest to any one or age. I have used Reef Quest on 5 differnt visits to Carins in the past two years and will only use Reef Quest in my next visit or dives
Posted By Anthony Fenech
It was perfect
Thanks to Emma! My holidays to Cairns was PERFECT! I really enjoyed!
I think the best part of my whole trip were the 2 tours I did on Tuesday and Wednesday!
The second day I did scuba diving with ReefQuest! It was perfect! I really had a great experience! Their staff was so nice and friendly!
Posted By Isabela Martins
Sea Quest Rates
All prices shown in Australian Dollars
Prices valid from now until 31 March 2020
|Reef Trip + 1 Intro Dive||$230
|Reef Trip + 2 Intro Dives||$280
|Reef Trip + 2 Cert Dives, Full Gear||$230
|Reef Trip + 2 Cert Dives,Tanks & Weights||$230
Child Age = 3-11 years
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