Day Trips

Cairns Dive Centre offers you the best value diving and snorkelling on a one-day trip to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Snorkel or dive the amazing Outer Great Barrier Reef! See spectacular coral gardens teaming with a vast array of marine life.

You will see a vast array of hard and soft corals, great drop-offs, exciting walls and swim - throughs.

M.V. Sun-Kist

Your day trip is aboard our vessel, the M.V.Sun-Kist - a 16.8 metre aluminium mono hull vessel, limited to carrying 48 day trip passengers but for your comfort we limit the day guests to 30 and allow extra space for the passengers transferring to Fitzroy Island. We visit 2 outer Barrier Reef sites daily. Our sites have a variety of marine animals such as Clown fish, Surgeonfish, Stingrays, reef sharks and turtles.

Minimum age 10 years old. 

Cairns Dive Centre staff ratios for an Introductory Dive are 3:1, allowing for a safer, more personalised experience.

Island Diver

Island Diver is the only vessel that can visit the amazing Sudbury cay. Island Diver meeting time is a relaxing 9am with a 930am departure from gate E at Marlin Marina. The day includes 2 Great Barrier Reef Sites, lunch and all taxes, dive / snorkel gear. 

Island Diver visits Briggs Reef, to the famous "Fish Bowl". A small cove within a reef system. This amazing reef is only visited by Island Diver and with a maximum of only 50 people. The reef is amazing with large swim throughs, an array of reef life, giant clams and amazing Clown Fish families, including Nemo. It is perfect for snorkeling and SCUBA diving.

Again Island Diver is the only reef operator permitted to visit this amazing Sand Cay. Sudbury Cay nestled on Sudbury Reef. The Island Diver vessel waits approximately 200 metres off Sudbury Cay, which is a relaxing snorkel to the Cay.

Minimum age 18 years old

Island Diver staff ratios for an Introductory Dive are 3:1, allowing for a safer, more personalised experience.