Scuba Diving Great Barrier Reef, Cairns

Scuba Diving in Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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In Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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EXPERIENCED CERTIFIED DIVER
For the experienced diver there are the “3 Sisters”, 3 magnificent coral heads sitting out on the edge of this reef in 18 metres of water. Recent restrictions imposed at Michaelmas Cay, now means many boats can no longer access this area and... Show more

EXPERIENCED CERTIFIED DIVER
For the experienced diver there are the “3 Sisters”, 3 magnificent coral heads sitting out on the edge of this reef in 18 metres of water. Recent restrictions imposed at Michaelmas Cay, now means many boats can no longer access this area and what was a very popular dive site is at present seldom used. Seastar is one of a handful that can still visit here. This is a well liked dive it offers deep water, picturesque and interesting coral formations and being on the edge the possibility of seeing large turtles, manta rays or even a reef shark close by.

RECENTLY QUALIFIED CERTIFIED DIVER
Michaelmas also offers a very safe dive for those divers recently qualified or those who may have not dived for some time.

It is the ideal location to hone those skills.

Departing from the rear of the Seastar you follow the descent line down to a comfortable depth of 5 metres, the mooring blocks are literally adjacent to the first “bommie” a distinctive type of coral growth. From here your guide will show through what is a maze of coral (it takes several weeks for the Dive Masters to fully learn and understand this area)don’t be surprised to see tiny reef sharks, anemone families, caves of small fish, painted crayfish (lobster), turtles, rays and cute epaulette sharks, just to name a few.

AT HASTINGS REEF
There are many different dives that can be done from this location.

Those experienced divers can choose to be taken to the “Wild Side” this is a one way dive, you enter the water from the dive tender and make a dive returning to the Seastar. There are rays, sharks, schools of thousands of small reef fish, lion fish, puffer fish, live conch shells, enormous giant clams and not to forget the walls of coral.

If you are really keen and would like to do a third dive there is ample time available. This is a decompression dive, you stay shallower and visit Seastar lagoon and the fish bowl, departing from and returning to the Seastar.

Not forgetting the recently qualified Certified Diver. The Seastar lagoon and fish bowl dive is remarkably safe and straightforward, you dive along the reef wall and into the reef. Very different to Michaelmas it is the larger fish that initially captures your attention but then you become aware of other more subtle differences, they way the corals are growing, the larger schools of fish and everything seems bigger.

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From
$156.00
(AUD165.00)
Duration
8 hours

Location

Directions:

Boarding Seastar
Pier E1
Marlin Marina, Cairns

City
Cairns
State / Region
Queensland
Zip / Postcode
4870
Country
Australia
-16.9197437 145.7770203

Inclusions

  • Morning and Afternoon Tea/coffee
  • Lunch — Already Suitable for vegetarians, includes 2 hot dishes and a selection of meats for others
  • Fully guided snorkel tours — 2 tours not 1
  • Quality brand mask, snorkel and fins — Current, new equipment
  • Optical masks — Ample selection of lenses in quality Tusa frames
  • Wetsuit or stinger suit — Depending on the season
  • Buoyancy vest — Category 2 safety vest
  • Noodle — Solid style pool noodle
  • Reef Interpretation “Reef Brief” — Based on Reef Teach of Cairns
  • Glass Bottom Boat tour — 30 minute tours in this modern design vessel
  • Island circumnavigation — For birding observation tours
  • Modern design Seastar 1 — Fast, comfortable and airconditioned

Exclusions

1 Introductory Dive $75

1 Certified Dive (Guided) $55
2 Certified Dives (Guided) $100
3 Certified Dives (Guided) $120

Please Note

EMC of $10 p/p payable on the boat

Cancellation policy

If cancelled up to 1 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged. If cancelled later or in case of no-show, the entire activity price may be charged.

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