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Coral Sea Dreaming - 2 Day / 1 Night - Sail, Dive & Snorkel Adventure

Destination: Thetford, Moore & Briggs Reef
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night

Departs: Cairns, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Returns: Cairns, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday

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Coral Sea Dreaming - 2 Day / 1 Night - Sail, Dive & Snorkel Adventure
  • Coral Sea Dreaming - 2 Day / 1 Night - Sail, Dive & Snorkel Adventure
  • Coral Sea Dreaming - 2 Day / 1 Night - Sail, Dive & Snorkel Adventure
  • Coral Sea Dreaming - 2 Day / 1 Night - Sail, Dive & Snorkel Adventure
  • Coral Sea Dreaming - 2 Day / 1 Night - Sail, Dive & Snorkel Adventure
  • Coral Sea Dreaming - 2 Day / 1 Night - Sail, Dive & Snorkel Adventure
  • Coral Sea Dreaming - 2 Day / 1 Night - Sail, Dive & Snorkel Adventure
  • Coral Sea Dreaming - 2 Day / 1 Night - Sail, Dive & Snorkel Adventure
  • Coral Sea Dreaming - 2 Day / 1 Night - Sail, Dive & Snorkel Adventure
  • Coral Sea Dreaming - 2 Day / 1 Night - Sail, Dive & Snorkel Adventure

The TourWith every attention to your comfort and wellbeing, an experienced and professional crew will make your stay onboard an adventure of a lifetime exclusive to a small group sailing tour. You can join in and help sail the boat or just 'supervise' from the deck. Locations such as Thetford, Moore and Briggs Reef are all specially selected for the abundant marine life and spectacular coral formations. Enjoy these pristine sites not visited by the masses at your own pace.

Nature sets the perfect scene for snorkelling and diving. Whether you choose to dive, snorkel, or stay dry, you will marvel at the spectacle that is the Great Barrier Reef. Quality dive and snorkel equipment is supplied with free tuition for snorkellers. Introductory Scuba Dives (no experience necessary), dive packages for Certified Divers, Night Dives and Advanced Open Water Courses are all available on-board. First-time divers can experience a FREE 10 minute ‘try’ dive before deciding if they want to proceed with a paid introductory dive around the reef

Coral Sea Dreaming – Welcomes you aboard their modern, spacious and comfortable 16 metre ketch for what is sure to be the highlight of your holidays. Let Coral Sea Dreaming sail you to the World Heritage area of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Explore this living natural wonder which hosts one of the most intricate and diverse eco-systems on the planet.

This vessel carries a maximum of 12 passengers plus crew and will do a two day one night itinerary out of the port of Cairns three times each week. All meals (including snacks, morning and afternoon teas), accommodation and linen, hot fresh water showers and activities are included in the trip’s pricing. There are bar facilities on-board for the purchase of alcohol, sorry no BYO alcohol.

This sailing excursion is a wonderful introduction to the best of the Great Barrier Reef on a liveaboard overnight basis out of Cairns, without the regular crowds that the bigger dive vessels tend to cater for.

If you want to enjoy scuba diving with a small group of like-minded individuals, this live aboard sailing adventure should fit exactly what you are looking for. The vessel’s crew and especially the dive instructors love to dive and of course with such a small passenger carrying capacity sailing tour, you will have plenty of personalized attention. For the beginner or diver that needs a refresher, the smaller groups provide a good setting where the utmost attention is paid to your safety. From a diver’s perspective you will be able to explore and discover the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, without huge crowds or factory line diving with a large number of other divers in the water surrounding you. The Coral Sea Dreaming’s dive instructors will be able to plan the diving to suit your level of comfort and style of diving. It is recommended that you may ask your instructors onboard for a ‘custom’ dive brief to suit your needs.

If you wish to be challenged (this is good for the more experienced divers) then you will be offered the option for night dives, drift dives, swim-throughs, as well as following ravines and canyons. The Coral Sea Dreaming’s captain and dive instructor will work together to find the dive environment that suits you and the conditions, in order to maximize your experience.

Introductory Diving is available to those who have never dived before on successful completion on a Dive Medical Questionnaire which is given to passengers by the vessel's Dive Instructors.

Coral Sea Dreaming Sample Itinerary
Day One: Arrive onboard and enjoy a light breakfast before departing for the Great Barrier Reef. Morning tea will be served while sailing to your first reef location. On arrival at the reef enjoy time to snorkel and dive, followed by lunch and more scuba diving, snorkeling or sunbathing. Relax while dinner is served on deck with the reef and sunset in the background.

Day Two: Wake up on the reef and enjoy fresh coffee or tea and a morning swim, snorkel or dive. Depart to the next reef location, specially selected by the vessel’s experienced crew. A full breakfast is served and then in water activities resume or you can just laze around on the deck. Later in the day enjoy lunch and some more time before 'Hoisting the Sails' as you prepare to journey back to Cairns from the Great Barrier Reef.

Tour Includes 

  • Maximum of 12 passengers
  • 4 dedicated professional crew
  • Hot fresh water showers
  • Fresh linen & bath towels
  • Wetsuits and lycra suits 
  • Specially prepared meals on-board including  3 hot meals
  • Morning & afternoon teas & fresh fruit snacks
  • 30 exclusive moorings on 9 different sites on Outer Barrier Reef 
  • All snorkelling equipment & guided snorkelling tours

Rates - Low Season - Valid 01 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 ** Excludes July & August 2021 ** Private Double Cabin - Snorkelling Only Package
  • Private Double Cabin AU$370.00 per person + AU$40.00 per person Government Reef Tax
Shared Cabin - Bunk Bed - Snorkelling Only Package
  • Shared Cabin Accommodation AU$350.00 per person + AU$40.00 per person Government Reef Tax
Private Double Cabin - Including 4 x Certified Dive or 3 x Introductory Dive Packages
  • Private Double Cabin - Includes 3 Introductory or 4 Certified Dives with Full Gear Hire & Guide AU$480.00 per person + AU$40.00 per person Government Reef Tax
Shared Cabin - Bunk Bed - Including 4 x Certified Dive or 3 x Introductory Dive Packages
  • Shared Cabin Accommodation - Includes 3 Introductory or 4 Certified Dives with Full Gear Hire & Guide AU$460.00 per person + AU$40.00 per person Government Reef Tax

Please Note: This tour is not suitable for children aged under 4 years of age, non swimmers or passengers with mobility issues.

Important Booking Notes:
On making a reservation please use the Comments Box in the Booking Form to indicate your preferred Cabin Type / Configuration e.g. Private Double Cabin with Double Bed or Shared Cabin with Bunk Bed acommodation.

Please indicate in the Booking Form's Comments Box if intending on travelling as a Certified Diver or Introductory Diver or Snorkelling only (if travelling as a group, please indicate the number of passengers wanting to participate as 'Divers' including the type of Diving and the number of passengers wanting to participate as 'Snorkelers'.

Please also let us know of any other information you can think to offer to help ensure that you are well catered for e.g. special dietary requirements  etc.

Rates - High Season - Valid 01 August 2021 to 31 July 2021
Private Double Cabin - Snorkelling Only Packages 
  • Private Double Cabin AU$480.00 per person + AU$40.00 per person Government Reef Tax * Rates currently include 4 Certified Dives or 3 free Introductory Dives with Full Gear Hire & Guide - Minimum of 2 Persons

Please Note: If travelling in High Season the Introductory Diving and / or Certified Diving Packages need to be booked at the rates as outlined below under Optional Introductory or Optional Certified Dive Rates
Shared Cabin - Snorkelling Only Packages
  • Shared Cabin Accommodation AU$460.00 per person + AU$40.00 per person Government Reef Tax  * Rates currently include 4 free Certified Dives or 3 free Introductory Dives - Minimum of 2 Persons 

Please Note: If travelling in High Season the Introductory Diving and / or Certified Diving Packages need to be booked at the rates as outlined below under Optional Introductory or Optional Certified Dive Rates

Important Booking Notes:
This tour is not suitable for children aged under 4 years of age, non swimmers or passengers with mobility issues.

On making a reservation please use the Comments Box in the Booking Form to indicate your preferred Cabin Type / Configuration e.g. Private Double Cabin with Double Bed or Shared Cabin with Bunk Bed acommodation.

Please indicate in the Booking Form's Comments Box if intending on travelling as a Certified Diver or Introductory Diver or Snorkelling only (if travelling as a group, please indicate the number of passengers wanting to participate as 'Divers' including the type of Diving and the number of passengers wanting to participate as 'Snorkelers'. 

Please also let us know of any other information you can think to offer to help ensure that you are well catered for e.g. special dietary requirements etc.

Optional Certified Diving ** In addition to High Season Rates / If Booked & Paid for Onboard ** 
Valid from 01st of April 2021 to 31st of March 2022
  • Single Certified Day Dive AU$60.00 - per dive
  • Single Certiified Night Dive AU$75.00 - per dive
  • 4 Certified Dive Package (includes gear hire) AU$220.00 - per 4 dive package
  • Dive Guide (additional) AU$10.00 per dive - per dive

Please Note: Certified Dive rates include full gear hire and are fully guided 

Optional Introductory Diving  ** In addition to High Season Rates / If Booked & Paid for Onboard ** 
Valid from 01st of April 2021 to 31st of March 2022
  • 1st Introductory Dive AU$90.00 - per dive
  • 2nd Introductory Dive AU$70.00 - per dive
  • 3rd Introductory Dive AU$30.00 - per dive
  • 3 Introductory Dive Package - $190.00 - per 3 dive package
  • Night Introductory Dive  AU$75.00 - per dive

Please Note: Introductory Dive rates include full gear hire and instruction and are fully guided 

Important Diving Notes: Introductory Dive rates include full gear hire and are led by qualified Dive Instructors - All divers must complete a Dive Medical Questionnaire onboard - Certain medical conditions (e.g. asthma, epilepsy, high blood pressure, diabetes, pregancy, heart & lung disease etc)  may preclude participants from diving. Certified Divers should bring Divers Log Book or C Card as proof of dive qualification
Optional Extras - Dive Courses & Refresher Courses 
  • Referred Open Water Course -  AU$330.00
  • Advanced Course - AU$395.00
  • Refresher Course - AU$30.00

Important notes for the Referred Open Water Course: You must provide a dive centre referral letter and evidence of confined water dives, two weeks prior to travel. You must present an Australian recreational dive medical on day of trip. Please advise if you have been provided with a PADI pic to complete your certification.
Optional Extras - Gluten Free, Dairy Free & Vegan Catering Surcharge
  • Dietary Surcharge - gluten free / dairy free / vegan - AU$10.00 per person
 
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