Coral Sea Dreaming is a 'dream come true' underwater adventure!
Take the path less travelled with this unique 2 day reef tour. Coral Sea Dreaming brings you best with plenty to see and plenty to experience in the Great Barrier Reef and you will be 'wowed' as you see the very edge of the reef's Continental Shelf for the first time!
The Coral Sea Dreaming is the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience for many reasons. It is an intimate trip with just 12 guests and is suited to those wanting an experience rather than a cruise. You will spend your time diving and snorkelling the fringes of the beautiful reefs and you may even have a close encounter with a friendly turtle, reef shark, barracuda or Maori wrasse! This is a sailing adventure of a lifetime!
Coral Sea Dreaming Features:
- Morning and afternoon teas including fresh fruit and snacks
- Close encounters with the marine life!
- Choose to dive or snorkel, or both
- Wetsuits and lycra suits and quality dive gear with paid dives
- Guided snorkel tours
- Return City Transfers
- EXTRA $15pp levy to pay each day
Take the path less travelled with Coral Sea Dreaming!
Board Coral Sea Dreaming at 0745, finger A02, Marlin Jetty, for morning tea and greet the crew.
Set sail as we motorsail to Cairns outermost reefs. Along the way we conduct introductory and certified dive briefings and a marine naturalist brief. There is plenty of time for passengers to mingle and relax, and get to know each other.
Arrive at our first Outer Reef location (eg. Flynn Reef). This site will be chosen to suit the range of in-water experience of our passengers. Depths will range from 5 to 28 meters giving divers a wide range of options. For the snorkeler, you’ll experience extensive coral gardens with an unbelievable amount of marine life. Expect to encounter turtles, small reef sharks and schools of pelagic fish. Our in-water activities are followed by lunch and afternoon tea.
On the Outer Reef large coral bommies sit alongside a reef wall making diving and snorkelling truly spectacular. This is usually where one of our staff will offer a guided snorkel tour for those interested in learning more about the reef. In the afternoon, the boat moves to its second location. This could be Milne Reef, home to the Three Sisters and The Whale .The Sisters is one of Cairns most famous dive sites and offers unsurpassed night and early morning dives. Depths range from 6 to 36 meters. An afternoon dive or snorkel opportunity is followed by preparations for nightfall. Passengers undertaking a night dive are briefed and the diving begins. Dinner is served once activities are completed (during winter, dinner may be served prior to night diving). After dinner, passengers enjoy tea and coffee, a BYO (bring-your-own alcoholic) drink and tall tales.
Awake to the dawn and watch the sun rise over the Coral Sea. Throw yourself into the warm tropical water and wake yourself up! This is the perfect time to snorkel or scuba dive as early morning is a fantastic time to see reef sharks, turtles and cruising pelagic fish. Breakfast is served.
Boat departs to its next location. Generally this location will offer the more experienced diver the chance to have a great drift dive (if at The Edge or Pinnacles). Otherwise, expect a range of boomies and coral gardens at Hastings or Michaelmas Reef. Morning tea is served.
After mid-morning, depending on weather, the boat will move to another site or reef. If the weather is nice, we commonly go to 5 ways – at Moore Reef. This is Cairns best swim through dive. If to the north, we may visit Pretty Patches or Upolu where the protection from stronger winds makes it easier to dive and snorkel. These are shallower reefs with lots of soft coral and isolated bommies. If you are “activity-out”, this is also an excellent time to catch up on some serious sun tanning or relax, read a book and take in the stunning views. Lunch is served before departure.
Upon leaving our anchorage we hoist the sails. It is very common to have dolphins surf the bow wave and during the winter months, see humpback whales. The emphasis on the journey home is to relax and enjoy the company of new found friends. Finally, as we leave behind the wonders of the reef, passengers are treated to a spectacular view as we approach one of Australia’s most scenic harbours – mountains on the left and right rising high above a beautiful tropical city skyline.
General itinerary allows for 4 day certified and 1 night dive, and 3 day intro dives with an optional night intro (conditions apply) or 4th day intro. Snorkelling is available at all times except at night.
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What To Bring
A small overnight bag only (soft backpacks or similar & without wheels are best- if possible), sunglasses, sunscreen, hat and swimwear, towel, camera, long pants and jumper for
colder months, Cert card/logbook for certified divers, alcohol is BYO - no glass bottles, please (i.e. cans of beer and/or small casks of wine).
We are limited for extra storage & refrigerator space, so limited quantities is appreciated.
Specially prepared meals onboard (Special diets catered for with advance notice), morning and afternoon teas, hot showers, fresh linen and towels, wetsuits and lycra suits, quality dive gear with paid dives, snorkelling equipment, prescription masks, guided snorkel tours on request, return city transfers.
Extra costs: Reef Levy of $15 pp per day is payable onboard.
BYO Alcohol (no Glass) is permitted, soft drinks and water can be purchased onboard.
Terms and Conditions
Open tickets please give at least 14 days’ notice to book. All bookings MUST reconfirm 24hrs in advance. Ph.: 07 40 411 600 or from outside AU: +61 7 4041 1600.
It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of booking. Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 2.5% surcharge for VISA, MASTERCARD and AMEX card purchases.
Shoes are not worn while on the boat, so it is not necessary to bring any special type of deck shoes.
We accept Visa, MasterCard &/or Cash onboard for any charges, including any trip balances owed, EMC (reef tax) and fees, diving, and/or any other onboard purchases.
All client cancellations forfeit 25% of total ticket price and all client cancellations made less than 21 days prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the tour or package. If the tour operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to the departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance, especially during the wet season. Please advise us before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip.
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