KANGAROO EXPLORER

Great Barrier Reef - live on-board  - Over Night Reef Trips 

Cairns Dive Centre's overnight vessel Kangaroo Explorer is a 36 person floating hotel. CDC prides itself on the pristine conditions of the 19 reef moorings that we have cared for since 1983. We enjoy showing all our travelers the best ways to explore the Great Barrier Reef whilst staying on-board Kangaroo Explorer

Staying overnight on the Great Barrier Reef is a unique experience for both the snorkeler or the diver, one that you absolutely won't forget. The night-time marine life gives the adventurous diver a completely new perspective on the reef. Start your day right with an early morning dive or snorkel amongst the most beautiful reef that the world has to offer. You'll awake to the sounds of waves lapping up against the boat and watch the breathtaking sights of the sun rising and setting along the horizon from the spacious decks of the Kangaroo Explorer.

Note from the 1st April 2017 a Port and Reef fee of $20.00 per person per day on the reef will be collected onboard.

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CDC have many packages for overnight stays on Kangaroo Explorer. We offer Introductory Diving for the first time diver wanting a brief experience of how to dive. Click the link and the bookings page will direct you towards the options available.

Would you like extra days and nights snorkeling on Kangaroo Explorer ? The more nights you stay, the less it becomes per night. All meals are provided by our on-board chefs with assistance from our friendly dive crew. You won't want to leave and when booking in advance you save! 

Prices

Price                Levies            Total per person

2 Day, 1 Night                 $435.00           $40.00           $475.00 (snorkeling only)

Add Intro Diving            $120.00                                   $595.00

Add Cert Diving             $120.00                                   $595.00

Price                Levies            Total per person

3 Day, 2 Night                $555.00           $60.00           $615.00 (snorkeling only)

Add Intro Diving            $120.00                                   $735.00

Add Cert Diving             $140.00                                   $755.00


Extra Nights

Price                Levies            Total per person

Snorkeler or Intro diver          $120.00           $20.00          $140.00

Certified Diver                        $140.00            $20.00           $160.00


Guided Dives

Guided dives are available to book online. Guided dives are $15 per person, per dive.

The first dive for Certified Divers is included in the booking price.

 

The days activity for KANGAROO EXPLORER

Day One

  • Arrive at CDC Dive Shop at 6:45am ( approx ) - bus pick ups can be arranged from Hotels / Hostels
  • Depart CDC to E Finger to board MV Sunkist to transfer to MV Kangaroo Explorer
  • Depart Cairns Marina at 7:30am ( approx )
  • Travel via Fitzroy Island to collect or drop passengers
  • Arrive at MV Kangaroo Explorer at 10:00am ( approx )
  • Welcome / Safety briefing - Room Allocation
  • Lunch at 11:30am ( approx )
  • First Dive / Snorkel session 1:00pm
  • MV Sunkist departs at 2:30pm ( approx )
  • MV Kangaroo Explorer moves to second REEF location
  • Second Dive / Snorkel session 4:00pm
  • Dinner at 6:00pm ( approx )
  • Third Dive session - Night Dive - 7:00 ( approx )

Day Two

  • First Dive / Snorkel session 6:00am
  • Breakfast at 7:00am ( approx )
  • MV Kangaroo Explorer moves to new REEF location 7:00am ( approx )
  • Second Dive / Snorkel session 8:00am ( approx )
  • Third Dive / Snorkel session 10:30am ( approx )
  • Lunch at 12:00 ( approx )
  • Forth Dive / Snorkel session 1:00pm
  • MV Sunkist departs at 2:30pm ( approx ) - returns to Cairns at 4:30pm ( approx )

If staying on board MV Kangaroo Explorer - extra night

  • MV Kangaroo Explorer moves to second REEF location 2:30pm ( approx )
  • Fifth Dive / Snorkel session 4:00pm
  • Dinner at 6:00pm ( approx )
  • Sixth Dive session - Night Dive - 7:00pm ( approx )

Day Three

  • First Dive / Snorkel session 6:00am
  • Breakfast at 7:00am ( approx )
  • MV Kangaroo Explorer moves to new REEF location 7:00am ( approx )
  • Second Dive / Snorkel session 8:00am ( approx )
  • Third Dive / Snorkel session 10:30am ( approx )
  • Lunch at 12:00 ( approx )
  • Forth Dive / Snorkel session 1:00pm
  • MV Sunkist departs at 2:30pm ( approx ) - returns to Cairns at 4:30pm ( approx )

If staying on board MV Kangaroo Explorer - extra night

  • MV Kangaroo Explorer moves to second REEF location 2:30pm ( approx )
  • Fifth Dive / Snorkel session 4:00pm
  • Dinner at 6:00pm ( approx )
  • Sixth Dive session - Night Dive - 7:00pm ( approx )

Day Four

  • First Dive / Snorkel session 6:00am
  • Breakfast at 7:00am ( approx )
  • MV Kangaroo Explorer moves to new REEF location 7:00am ( approx )
  • Second Dive / Snorkel session 8:00am ( approx )
  • Third Dive / Snorkel session 10:30am ( approx )
  • Lunch at 12:00 ( approx )
  • Forth Dive / Snorkel session 1:00pm
  • MV Sunkist departs at 2:30pm ( approx ) - returns to Cairns at 4:30pm ( approx )