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Introductory Great Barrier Reef Scuba Diving in Michaelmas Cay

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Sail out to Michaelmas Cay to dive into the world famous Great Barrier Reef. Experience diving or snorkeling to see the colorful reefs and the unique marine wildlife with your friendly guide!

Description

Michaelmas Cay is a natural sandbar within the Michaelmas reef. Within the peaceful lagoon, you will find a garden of coral and various underwater creatures that will welcome you. Let your guide take you to the best spots to capture photos of the clear blue waters for a memorable experience.

Includes

  • Coral viewing on a semi-submersible

  • Coffee or hot tea / Sparkling wine

  • Life jacket

  • Lunch

  • Admission

  • Environment protection fee

  • English-speaking guide

  • Wetsuit

  • Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins)

  • Scuba diving equipment
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Tour Without Transfers
6

Duration: 9:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: Coral viewing on a semi-submersible / Coffee or hot tea / Sparkling wine / Life jacket / Lunch / Admission / Environment protection fee / English-speaking guide / Wetsuit / Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins) / Scuba diving equipment
Add-ons:
  • Guided snorkeling (Adult) +
  • Guided snorkeling(Child) +
  • Guided snorkeling (2 Adults and 2 Children) +

    Only for groups of 2 adults and 2 children.

Schedule

  • 07:30

    Check-in at Reef Fleeet Terminal and Exchange Voucher for Ticket

  • 08:00

    Morning Tea

    Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee or tea on board the vessel while waiting for your cruise to depart.

  • 08:30

    Departure from Cairns

    Upon your departure, you will get a quick introduction on board about snorkeling and other necessary information for the activities ahead. The boat will dock at approximately 300 meters from shore upon arrival and you will transfer to a different boat to go ashore.

  • Dive Briefing

    Before plunging into the ocean, you will be briefed on basic diving fundamentals and safety precautions.

  • 10:30

    Michaelmas Cay

    Spend a full four hours at Michaelmas Cay to experience the best the ocean has to show you. Take a dive at different points to see various aquatic wildlife and vibrant corals! After your dive, you may go bird watching, snorkeling and try other fun activities in the island!

  • 12:00

    Buffet Lunch

    Feast on a delectable buffet lunch catered by a 5-star hotel in Cairns. Enjoy a wide variety of dishes as you cruise along the beautiful Great Barrier Reef.

  • 14:30

    Afternoon Tea while Departing to Cairns

    After a fun time at Michaelmas Cay, it is time to depart. On your way back, take a break with a cup of tea or enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. (You may ask to exchange your drink for a sparkling wine cocktail, orange juice or a non-alcoholic drink.)

  • 17:00

    Tour Ends at Reef Fleeet Terminal

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From
Tour with Transfers from Cairns
9

Duration: 9 - 11 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Coral viewing on a semi-submersible / Coffee or hot tea / Sparkling wine / Life jacket / Lunch / Admission / Environment protection fee / English-speaking guide / Wetsuit / Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins) / Scuba diving equipment
Add-ons:
  • Guided snorkeling (Adult) +
  • Guided snorkeling(Child) +
  • Guided snorkeling (2 Adults and 2 Children) +

    Only for groups of 2 adults and 2 children.

Schedule

  • 07:00

    Pick-up from Select Hotels in Cairns

  • 08:00

    Morning Tea

    Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee or tea on board the vessel while waiting for your cruise to depart.

  • 08:30

    Departure from Cairns

    Upon departure, you will get a quick introduction on board about snorkeling and other necessary information. The boat will dock at approximately 300 meters from shore upon arrival and you will transfer to a different boat to go ashore.

  • Dive Briefing

    Before plunging into the ocean, you will be briefed on basic diving fundamentals and safety precautions.

  • 10:30

    Michaelmas Cay

    Spend a full four hours at Michaelmas Cay to experience the best the ocean has to show you. Take a dive at different points to see various aquatic wildlife and vibrant corals! After your dive, you may go bird watching, snorkeling and try other fun activities in the island!

  • 12:00

    Buffet Lunch

    Feast on a delectable buffet lunch catered by a 5-star hotel in Cairns. Enjoy a wide variety of dishes as you cruise along the beautiful Great Barrier Reef.

  • 14:30

    Afternoon Tea while Departing to Cairns

    After a fun time at Michaelmas Cay, it is time to depart. On your way back, take a break with a cup of tea or enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. (You may ask to exchange your drink for a sparkling wine cocktail, orange juice or a non-alcoholic drink.)

  • 17:00

    Drop-off at Select Hotels in Cairns

Adult ( Age & over ) From Child ( Age & over ) From
Tour with Transfers from Palm Cove and Northern Beach
12

Duration: 10:30 - 12 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Available
Inclusions: Coral viewing on a semi-submersible / Coffee or hot tea / Sparkling wine / Life jacket / Lunch / Admission / Environment protection fee / English-speaking guide / Wetsuit / Snorkeling equipment (snorkel, mask & fins) / Scuba diving equipment
Add-ons:
  • Guided snorkeling (Adult) +
  • Guided snorkeling(Child) +
  • Guided snorkeling (2 Adults and 2 Children) +

    Only for groups of 2 adults and 2 children.

Schedule

  • 07:00

    Pick-up from Select Hotels in Palm Cove and Northern Beach Area

  • 08:00

    Morning Tea

    Enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee or tea on board the vessel while waiting for your cruise to depart.

  • 08:30

    Departure from Cairns

    Upon departure, you will get a quick introduction on board about snorkeling and other necessary information. The boat will dock at approximately 300 meters from shore upon arrival and you will transfer to a different boat to go ashore.

  • Dive Briefing

    Before plunging into the ocean, you will be briefed on basic diving fundamentals and safety precautions.

  • 10:30

    Michaelmas Cay

    Spend a full four hours at Michaelmas Cay to experience the best the ocean has to show you. Take a dive at different points to see various aquatic wildlife and vibrant corals! After your dive, you may go bird watching, snorkeling and try other fun activities in the island!

  • 12:00

    Buffet Lunch

    Feast on a delectable buffet lunch catered by a 5-star hotel in Cairns. Enjoy a wide variety of dishes as you cruise along the beautiful Great Barrier Reef.

  • 14:30

    Afternoon Tea while Departing to Cairns

    After a fun time at Michaelmas Cay, it is time to depart. On your way back, take a break with a cup of tea or enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. (You may ask to exchange your drink for a sparkling wine cocktail, orange juice or a non-alcoholic drink.)

  • 18:00

    Drop-off at Select Hotels in Palm Cove and Northern Beach Area

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  • (For Check-In) Reef Fleet Terminal (Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St. Cairns QLD, 4870 ) Time: 07:30:00

  • (For Check-Out) Reef Fleet Terminal (Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St. Cairns QLD, 4870 ) Time: 17:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Reef Fleet Terminal (Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St. Cairns QLD, 4870 ) Time: 07:30:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Reef Fleet Terminal (Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence St. Cairns QLD, 4870 ) Time: 17:00:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
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  • Scuba diving is only permitted for guests 12 years of age and above.

  • A quick medical check will be done on the boat. Depending on the results, you may be refused from diving for safety reasons.

  • Guests may not fly within 24 hours of a two-tank scuba dive due to the high risk of decompression sickness.

  • Guests may not fly within 12 hours of a one-tank scuba dive due to the high risk of decompression sickness.

  • Guests with asthma or other respiratory problems are not permitted to participate in this activity.

  • Guests with heart and cardiovascular issues are not permitted to participate in this activity.

  • Guests with diabetes are not permitted to participate in this activity.

  • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
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  • Please show your VELTRA voucher at the Ocean Spirit counter to receive your ticket. You may not board only with your VELTRA voucher.

  • Wear swimsuit under clothing

Requirement(s) - Others
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  • It is recommended to call the activity provider 24 hours before your activity if the weather is not looking well. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.

Additional Note(s)
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  • Please look after your own valuables. There are no lockers or safety boxes available.

  • Smoking is prohibited on board.

  • It is advised to take motion sickness preventative if you are prone to getting sea sick.

  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

  • The menu is subject to change without notice.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made between 3 business days (07:00:00 local time) to 1 business days (07:00:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.

  • Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 07:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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