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Cairns Cheapest and Best Dive Trips
Posted on October 1, 2018 by Sophie Tabouel
Are you looking for the ultimate liveaboard overnight Great Barrier Reef scuba diving adventure without the crowds and you want to get it cheap?
Do you want the best dive deal money can buy in Cairns? If your answer is yes, then check out what deals The Tour Specialists have on offer with our Coral Sea Dreaming liveaboard 2 Day 1 Night Dive and snorkel tour!
Our great value overnight dive tour is suitable for all levels of Scuba Divers and Snorkelers. We have priced this tour with a FREE (10 min) TRY Scuba Dive for all first time divers.
We give you this free TRY dive to introduce you to the amazing underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef from another perspective.
If you enjoy it then you can book some more introductory scuba dives over the next two days.
Just because our dive deal is cheap, it does not mean the tour is not going to be enjoyable or it’s of low quality. We keep our operational costs down as we are a family run company.
Our intimate Coral Sea Dreaming liveaboard boat is your personal Dive and Sail tour to some of the best diving spots on the Great Barrier Reef.
We have access to the most dive & snorkel coral reef locations out of Cairns, with 30 exclusive moorings at 9 different reefs including 2 NEW moorings.
Divers and Snorkelers will experience vibrant coral gardens, amazing biodiversity including turtles, small reef sharks and schools of pelagic fish.
THE LIVEABOARD DIVE BOAT
Coral Sea Dreaming is one of the few small family owned companies left that go out to the Great Barrier Reef. It’s a 16-meter long sailing boat that had a huge refit a few years ago but still kept its original classis lines.
Our number of passengers will always be small and intimate, with only 12 people on board plus three crew, it’s a really unique liveaboard dive experience.
The boat has several toilets and a hot shower. Something that is welcome at the end of a long day in the water.
Onboard accommodation includes 3 x private cabins with double beds, 1 semi-private quad single share cabin and 1 x 2 single bunk beds.
Thanks to the cosiness of the boat, you can become friends with everyone on board in record time. Therefore, the boat is perfect for families, couples and solo travellers.
Imagine waking up to the dawn and watching the sun rise over the Great Barrier Reef from the east.
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.
FOR THE SNORKELLERS
You can enjoy unlimited water time as you can snorkel right off the boat with no huge crowds.
With our 28 dedicated moorings on 9 different reef systems to choose from, the skipper will select which sites you visit depending on the weather & water visibility at the time to ensure you have fantastic conditions for underwater visibility.
On these reefs you will experience extensive coral gardens with an unbelievable amount of marine life.
Between snorkelling, you can take a nap on the shaded sun deck, being gently rocked by the ocean waves, or work on your tan in the sunshine.
FOR THE SCUBA DIVERS
Experience scuba diving to view the reef from a different perspective on our budget diving deals.
On the Outer Reef large coral bommies sit alongside a reef wall making diving and snorkelling truly spectacular. If you’re a first-time introductory diver, our package deal on Coral Sea Dreaming offers a FREE 10min ‘TRY’ dive.
We also have certified and introductory scuba dive packages to suit both in-experienced and experienced divers.
Between dives, you can relax and enjoy the breathtaking vistas over the brillilant blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef.
The atmosphere of family comradery extends to the vessel. This small group setting inspires a more intimate experience and is the closest one can get to sailing on a private charter or semi-private yacht without the hefty price tag.
Great food is standard aboard Coral Sea Dreaming. A well supplied galley will provide you with three delicious meals per day prepared by the on-board chef.
Chat about the day’s sightings as you sit down in the ship’s comfortable dining area and enjoy a delicious buffet dinner.
Beer, wine and soft drinks are available on board to purchase so bring some cash if you like a few bevvies.
On a smaller sailing boat like this, the crew really makes the trip that bit extra special. With a 1:4 crew/passenger ratio. The crew consists of all scuba diving instructors who are multi-functional!
Spending time together, both in and out of the water, you start feeling like it’s more a friend’s trip out more than an organized dive tour on the Great Barrier Reef.
The crew were fantastic, very friendly and helpful. If you’re after a truly unique experience I highly recommend Coral Sea Dreaming.
So if you are on a tight budget or are just a keen shopper for a cheap liveaboard scuba diving deal from Cairns then take a close look at our dive pages and find yourself a bargain dive trip on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
Author: Chelsea Keil – Tour Consultant with The Tour Specialists
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