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Cairns Liveaboard Dive Trips

November 20, 2020 by steve Blog Home

Cairns Liveaboard Dive Trips 
With school and Christmas holidays coming up and Queensland Borders slowly opening up to other Australian states if you are thinking above to take a break and organise a liveaboard dive trip then if not already done so you will need to action very soon.

As a result of COVID 19 not all Cairns tourism operators are operational at the moment. I have created the below list of Cairns Liveaboard trips running regular departures combined with my personal experience having travelled on each and every operator to help you deciding which offer the diving experience you are most seeking.

Having lived in Cairns for over 20 years and having a thorough knowledge of the Cairns Liveaboard operators I can quickly check availability and help you to plan your trip itinerary. If you have the time you can combine a great liveaboard trip with some amazing day diving adventures in the Far North Queensland region particularly dives like the SS Yongala Shipwreck.

Do not hesitate to either email me at or call me on my Free Call Number 1800 323 703.

Pro Dive Cairns – 3 Day 2 Night Liveaboard Trip
Well known for their 3 Day 2 Night Liveaboard Dive trips for certified divers and all level of PADI scuba diving courses. Trips are scheduled for four departures per week being on a Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. If you are looking to take the plunge for the first time this is your best option enrolling in a PADI 5 Day Open Water Course. Dive courses are scheduled to start Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Cairns liveaboard scuba diving - scuba divers prepare to enter the water off the back of the Scubapro boat on the Great Barrier Reef, QueenlandThis 3 Day 2 Night Liveaboard trip is perfect to complete your PADI Advanced and PADI Rescue Course. Onboard cabins are mainly twin share with two double cabins. All cabins have shared facilities however the double cabins are the first to be booked out. Regardless of your diving experience if you are looking for a comfortable liveaboard dive trip that still caters to the non-divers snorkelling offering a great number of varied reef locations on the Outer great Barrier Reef and memorable diving experiences over the three days, then look no further.


Coral Sea Dreaming – 2 Day 1 Night Trip
If you are looking for an overnight trip that combines a sailing experience with your scuba diving, then this well established marine operator is your perfect choice. Trips are scheduled with three departures per week being on a Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Coral Sea Dreaming is a well maintained steel ketch with a beautiful wooden interior. You’ll find the vessel spacious and overall, very comfortable. Only catering to fourteen guests you have different cabin options available, but these can fill up fast due to the limited number of guests onboard. Offering exclusivity to a number of dive and snorkel sites on the Outer Great Barrier Reef you will feel at times the only vessel out on the reef. The diving is specular and caters to divers of all experience levels.

Cairns Liveaboard scuba diving - Coral Sea Dreaming Vessel at sunset

Open Water certified divers are able to complete their PADI Advanced Course during the two days diving on the reef. The perfect trip if you are time poor although if your preference is for a unique and intimate liveaboard experience you will not be disappointed.

Mike Ball Dive Expeditions4 & 5 Night Liveaboard Expeditions – visiting the Ribbon Reefs, Cod Hole and Coral Sea
If time and budget does not restrict you in your planning, then travelling onboard a Mike Ball Expedition is the ultimate diving experience you can experience on the Outer Great Barrier Reefs Ribbon Reefs and the reefs of the Coral Sea. Travelling onboard a Mike Ball Expeditions is adventure diving at it’s best. Expect deep dives over 30metres, wall dives with drop offs to 1000 metres, some of the best swim throughs I’ve personally experienced here in Australia. If you like being in the water with Oceanic sharks, large schools of pelagic fish and amazing coral formations then do you best to plan your holidays around these limited trip departures. With January 2021 fast approaching the main trip scheduled will be a 5 Day Night Ribbon Reef, Cod Hole and Coral Sea expedition. Mike Ball dive holiday in Australia - Mike Ball 3 cruise vessellThis 5 Night trip will operate up to May 2021. Until then there are a couple of 4 & 5 Night liveaboard expeditions available. The months of June and July are the peak periods for experiencing in water Minke Whale encounters. Trips are already scheduled for 2021 and 2022.

Other Outer Great Barrier Reef trip options