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Coral Sea Dreaming: Overnight Dive, Snorkel and Sail Experience from Cairns - with unbiased reviews

Coral Sea Dreaming: Overnight Dive, Snorkel and Sail Experience from Cairns

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With a maximum capacity of 12 passengers on board the “Coral Sea Dreaming,” this is an intimate 2-day tour from Cairns. Combine scuba diving, snorkeling, and sailing led by highly skilled instructors; no prior experience is necessary. Both certified and introductory diving is on offer, with access to stunning snorkeling sites on the Great Barrier Reef.
  • 2-day live-aboard boat tour with snorkeling and scuba
  • Owner of introductory night diving license
  • Shared and private accommodation available
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light refreshments
What to Expect
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Stop At: Coral Sea Dreaming, 1 Spence St Berth 2, Finger A, Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870 Australia
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Important Information
Departure Point
Cairns Marlin Marina, 1 Spence St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia
2 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Light refreshments
  • Snacks
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Restroom on board
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • EMC payable on board (AU$40 per person)
  • Diving. Single and packages available to purchase on board for both introductory and certified divers
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Additional Info
  • Diving within 24 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • Minimum 4 years of age for guests
  • Minimum 12 years of age for introductory day diving activities
  • Introductory night divers must complete at least one day dive to show competency to on board certified instructor before being able to partake in any night diving activities
  • All guests must complete an on board medical form prior to completing in water activities. Ticking yes to any of the questions may prevent participation.
  • The skipper will decide on the best reef locations visited during the tour dependent on tidal and weather conditions
  • Private cabins are priced as per twin share. Sole use is available at quoted price
  • $40 per person EMC is payable on board for the tour. This covers all reef taxes, port and fuel levies
  • 3% surcharge incurred for all card transactions on board the vessel
  • Merchandise also available to purchase on board
  • Coral Sea Dreaming cancellation policy applies
  • You can book and pay for diving on our website or on-board the boat, so no need to decide now what dives you would like to do. No experience is required however a medical must be completed by all snorkelers and divers before participating in these activities. This will be sent through to you with your booking confirmation (Certain medical conditions eg asthma and diabetes may preclude a person from diving only – please book a recreational dive medical for clearance of these conditions prior to boarding at Cairns 24 hour Medical Centre) See medical questionnaire below, to be completed on-board. If you answer yes to any items here (excluding 22 & 24) and intend to scuba dive please complete a recreational dive medical. Item Condition Yes No 1 Asthma or wheezing 2 Brain, spinal cord or nervous disorder 3 Chest surgery 4 Chronic bronchitis or persistent chest complaint 5 Chronic sinus conditions 6 Diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) 7 Ear surgery 8 Epilepsy 9 Fainting, seizures or blackouts 10 Heart disease of any kind 11 Collapsed lung 12 Recurrent ear problem when flying 13 Tuberculosis or another long-term lung disease 14 Breathlessness 15 Chronic ear discharge or infection 16 High blood pressure 17 Other illness or major operation in the last 12 months 18 Perforated eardrum 19 Are you currently taking any prescribed medicine or drug (excluding oral contraceptive) 20 Have you ingested any alcohol within 8 hours prior to diving? 21 Are you pregnant? 22 Do you wear contact lenses? 23 Are you flying within 12 hours? 24 Do you understand that concealment of any condition incompatible with safe diving might put your life or health at risk? Snorkeling is unlimited and all our sites are close to the reef and safe with minimal currents. All dive and snorkel equipment is included in the tour cost as well as all meals, snacks, linen etc. This tour is not suitable for people with mobility issues or non-swimmers or children under the age of 4 years.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Iris V wrote a review Yesterday
1 contribution
A very very special experience, that we will never forget. Great diving & snorkeling, great boat, crew, food .. what a blessing to be able to experience this on this very special place. I hope we can make our way back some time ! Since there’s only 12 people it’s very personal
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Date of experience: December 2019
John C wrote a review Yesterday
1 contribution
After spending a load of time reviewing the dive companies in Cairns, I settled on Coral Sea Dreaming because of it's intimate nature. I was not disappointed as the 11 passengers and 3 crew on the boat made for a fun experience and I didn't feel like I was lost among a packed
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Date of experience: December 2019
Tara Klein wrote a review 9 Dec
7 contributions
I went on the overnight Coral Sea Dreaming trip Dec 3-4, 2019. I had an amazing time and highly recommend it to anyone who wants a personal dive experience. We had 10 passengers (from America, New Zealand, and Germany; family with teens and young adults, couples and solo
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from ClaireZ175, Guest Relations Manager at Coral Sea Dreaming: Overnight Dive, Snorkel and Sail Experience from Cairns
Responded 3 days ago
Hi kleintara, thank you so much for your awesome review and for choosing Coral Sea Dreaming for your Bucket List GBR experience! Having such a small number of guests on our trips gives great vibes of friendliness and familiarity. Our dive sites are arguably some of the best and in abundance with marine life on the Great Barrier Reef off Cairns. We thank you for joining us and hope to see you back on board again one day!
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Michael K wrote a review 8 Dec
12 contributions1 helpful vote
Had an amazing time with my wife on coral sea dreaming. We did the 3 dives and saw the amazing coral, sea turtles, sharks, sting rays and thousands of fish! The crew was super welcoming and friendly, yet professional and took amazing care of all the guests. Definitely the
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Response from ClaireZ175, Guest Relations Manager at Coral Sea Dreaming: Overnight Dive, Snorkel and Sail Experience from Cairns
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you Michael K for your great review! The Great Barrier Reef is certainly thriving and we are proud to have been given the opportunity to showcase the wonders of the reef. So pleased to hear the trip was the highlight of your stay here in Cairns - we will pass on your kind words to our great crew and hope to see you back on board again!
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emku wrote a review Nov 2019
15 contributions3 helpful votes
Very professional, kind and welcoming crew made it a great trip for me. As a solo female traveller who is new to diving, I really appreciated the small group and the dive masters taking their time to refresh some basic skills. I learned a ton. The water was fantastic, warm and
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Date of experience: November 2019
Response from ClaireZ175, Guest Relations Manager at Coral Sea Dreaming: Overnight Dive, Snorkel and Sail Experience from Cairns
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Emku, Thanks for your amazing review! We are so pleased to hear you learned loads about our wonderful Great Barrier Reef and better yet, experienced the wonders of this incredible ecosystem! Sounds like you had a fantastic stay on board with us - thank you for the recommendation - we hope to see you back one day!
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