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Recommended Scuba Day Trips

*Outer Reef Cruise

Silverswift

From $196.00 AUD

Upolu Cay Reef Cruise

Ocean Freedom

From $235.00 AUD

*Reef Day Cruise - Evolution

Down Under Cruise and Dive

From $185.00 AUD

*Outer Reef Cruise

Silversonic

From $262.00 AUD

Scuba Diving The Great Barrier Reef

It doesn’t matter which country you visit or which dive operator you talk to, there is no denying that when choosing between Cairns Diving tours, you are lucky enough to be at the gateway to the largest Coral system in the world: The Great Barrier Reef.

There are many different ways you can experience the ‘dive of your life’ in this stunning and exclusively protected marine park, lining the coast of Tropical Far North Queensland. This page is designated specifically to Day Trip Diving. Follow these links for more info about Learn to Dive courses or live-aboard Diving Trips

There is literally hundreds of day trips to the Great Barrier Reef, so choosing the right trip to suit your needs is an important consideration. Especially for the scuba diving minded or those who are keen on trying scuba diving for the first time. Standbycairns.com is part of the Destination Cairns Group which operate many of Cairns Tour desks and information centres as such day tours to the Great Barrier are our core business.

Most reef companies that operate day trips to the Reef make Scuba diving an option for both certified and introductory divers, however this page is designed to feature the companies that really dedicate themselves to the “Dive” component of the Reef experience which is important in our opinion for both experienced and introductory divers.

Choose from our top five companies which are available to you departing daily from Cairns and Port Douglas. If you have heard of a specific reef operator to go out diving with and want to ask for some local advice, please feel free to email our qualified consultants (also certified divers)

 

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More about Cairns & Great Barrier Reef Diving Tours

When diving in Cairns North Queensland you are lucky enough to be at the gate way to the best in the world, The Great Barrier Reef.

There are many different ways you can experience the ‘dive of your life’ in this stunning and exclusive protective marine park, lining the coast of Tropical Far North Queensland. Choose from a variety of companies which are available to you that depart daily from Port Douglas and Cairns, offering scuba diving at all levels whether it be your 1st ever Introduction to getting up ‘close and personal’ to the underwater world, or whether you are an experienced diver looking to explore this colorful, unique and stunning Coral reef.

The Great Barrier Reef is home to a variety of marine life including Reef Sharks Octopus, Lion fish, Stingrays. Even Hump back, Minke Whales and Bottlenose Dolphins stop by at certain times of the year to keep you company on your Cairns and Port Douglas diving encounter.

Whether you would prefer Island diving in the crystal clear shallow waters, surrounding Islands just a short picturesque boat ride from Cairns or Port Douglas, where you can swim freely with sea turtles, curious clown fish and many other different species that inhabit the coral sea, or choose to dive in dark blue deeper waters on the Outer Reef viewing as many as 400 different types of idyllic Coral, and home to over 1500 different species of fish and shellfish. You are guaranteed to have the most phenomenal diving extravaganza amongst this unspoiled Coral Sea safari.