This is going to be more photos than content as a picture really does say a thousand words in this incredibly amazing place. I opted for a days scuba diving with the team at Great Barrier Reef with Deep Sea Divers Den and I was not disappointed. I don’t even want to try and put into words how beautiful the Great Barrier Reef is, so I am not even going to try… I’ll instead just quickly talk about which tour we went on, what it included and how much it cost and then speak about the experience in general.
Who? Deep Sea Divers Den
They have been operating on the Great Barrier Reef since 1974 and they are based in Cairns town centre near the marina. They offer a variety of trips from snorkelling, scuba diving, liveaboard trips and you can even do your PADI Dive Course with them.
Where to they go?
They go to the Norman, Saxon and Hastings Reef on the outer edge of the Barrier Reef which is approximately 70km offshore on their Sea Quest boat. They offers superb snorkelling and diving with an abundance of coral formations and marine life. You have a chance of seeing a variety of hundreds of marine life such a nemos, Turtles, Stingrays and Maori wrasse.
How long do you get to actually snorkel?
The super fast Sea Quest boat allows it’s divers at least four hours on the reef and they also offer free guided snorkelling tours if you would like to learn more about the marine life. Snorkelers can enjoy unlimited snorkelling at two different reef locations. Bus takes around two hours from cairns marina to the reef. So if you motion sick, stock up on the tablets as it’s rocky!
How much is it?
Adult $140 + $20 levy
Child $110 + $20 levy
Trip +1 dive $230
Trip +2 dives $280
Trip +3 dives $310
What’s included in the price?
– Free use of the dive and snorkel equipment
– Free guided snorkelling tour
– Free use of wet and stinger suits
– Tropical buffet lunch
– Fresh chilled water
– Fresh hot showers
– Prescription mask (pre-booked)
What extras are available?
– Bar facilities including snacks and drinks
– Digital camera hire
– Photo purchases
What should I bring?
Simply: a hat, towel, swimsuit, sunscreen, sunglasses and souvenir money.
Snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef was an epic experience and there are loads of ways to see it, from scuba diving to helicopter rides or even skydiving to get a birds eye view! Chat to the guys at RatPack Travel to find out more about exploring this underwater paradise, they can let you know all the options and give you 10% off using the promo code SOPHIE10. To book your tour contact Sammy at [email protected]