Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel is a unique reef educational Great Barrier Reef experience incorporating the world’s oldest living culture and the stories Traditional Owners have passed down over tens of thousands of years.
Indigenous rangers recount the Dreamtime stories of the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji, Gunggandji, Mandingalbay and Yirrganydji people to help you gain a deeper cultural understanding of the diverse ecosystem. The sea country of these four Traditional Owner groups stretches from Port Douglas ot the Frankland Islands and includes the two sites you visit.
Your day on the outer Great Barrier Reef has five hours of water activities split between two unique sites showcasing a variety of colourful coral sand marine life. Snorkel and dive over stunning coral gardens where anemones, sea whips, clams and plate corals are home to clown fish angelfish and batfish. Large schools of giant trevally, red bass and sweetlip congregate between the bommies, while turtles, cuttlefish, rays and sharks are frequently seen.
After two hours at Moore Reef, cruise to Milln or Flynn Reef for a further three hours of in-water activities – snorkelling and diving, catering for beginners through to certified divers. A relaxing five hours to explore two premium outer reef sites and gain a deeper cultural understanding of this diverse ecosystem.
Indigenous welcome and acknowledgment
Great Barrier Reef creation story
Two premium outer reef sites
Morning and afternoon tea
Marine Biologist presentation
Glass bottom boat tour
Wet and lycra suits
Freshly prepared buffet lunch
Scuba diving - introductory and certified
Environmental Management Charge is payable on day of travel (inclusive in rates from 1st April 2019)
Drinks and snacks
Photos & merchandise
Snorkel Safari Tour
Optional Activities - additional cost
10 Minute Scenic Helicopter Flight over the Great Barrier Reef
Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Great Barrier Reef on a 10 minute reef scenic flight
This is an interactive guided snorkel tour with a Marine Biologist.
For 45 minutes you will explore the best part of the reef, discover extensive coral formation and schools of fish.
This is suitable for competent snorkelers and requires a moderate level of fitness
Introductory Scuba Diving
No prior experience required.
Following a comprehensive dive brief and practicing some basic in-water skills your professional instructors will guide you through an incredible underwater journey you will never forget.
Please note the minimum age for diving is 12 years.
Certified Scuba Diving
With 5 hours on the Outer Barrier Reef you can fit up to 3 certified dives.
Every dive is very unique and is guided to make sure you get the most enjoyment out of diving.
Please make sure you bring your diving certifications.
*All diving is subject to successful completion of an onboard medical questionnaire.*
*Return coach transfers for additional $18 for adult, $9 for child & $22 for Cairns/Northern Beaches hotels)
Hotel accommodation or Reef Fleet Terminal
7:30 am check in
8:00 am departure
4:30 pm Reef Fleet Terminal
Coach returns to hotel accommodation
07:30 Check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal at the Reef Magic counter
08:00 Depart Cairns Jetty
09:30 Arrive at first site - spend time at two pristine outer reef locations
15:00 Depart outer reef
16:30 Arrive back in Cairns
The Fine Print
Child ages are from 4-14 years.
Children 0-3 years are free
Children under the age of 12 years cannot dive
All diving is subject to completion of an onboard medical questionnaire. Certain medical conditions and medications may exclude individuals from diving.
After diving, intervals of 12-24 hours are recommended prior to flying depending on depths of dives and accrued dive time.
If a dive is booked and not completed on the day, no refund is given
Please bring swimmers, towel, sun protection (SPF 30+ water resistant), hat, sunglasses, camera, cash (aud) or credit card (visa, mastercard) for any onboard purchases.