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1 Day Passions Of Paradise Diving Tour
From $315pp

No trip to Cairns would be complete without a trip to the reef. This day trip on the Great Barrier Reef with Passions of Paradise is all about the marine life experience.

Onboard Passions Of Paradise, you’ll find a captain, snorkel instructors, dive guides, and a marine naturalist. So, from start to finish you can expect to be well taken care of. You might even learn a thing or two. In the water, you’ll have access to high quality snorkel equipment and if you’ve never snorkelled before, or aren’t so comfortable in the water, you’ll be well looked after by the crew. If you’d like, they can include floatation devices and expert snorkel tuition free of charge. Just remember to keep your eyes peeled for the cast and crew of Finding Nemo.

Onboard, you’ll get morning tea, a tropical buffet lunch PLUS wine, cheese, and crackers on the way home. It tops off the day nicely, and for a few seconds, you’ll forget you’re even on the water. If you’re chasing more of an adventure and to really get amongst the marine life then this trip is perfect. If you have other travellers joining you on your trip that would prefer to snorkel only then check out their 1 day snorkel day tour.

If you already know you want to do some diving, no worries. There’s an option for you too, no matter what your skill level. Take in all the natural beauty of the reef at their two unique locations, chosen out of 27 great sites, to suit the conditions, and learn heaps about the underwater world from their onboard marine naturalist. After kicking it on a catamaran with the Passions of Paradise crew, you’ll return back to Cairns at the end of the day. Book a cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef with a crew who share a passion for all things ocean-based and you won’t regret it.

Trip Intinerary


Make your own way to Marlin Marina, Cairns.
Check in at ‘Reef Fleet Terminal’ for 7am check in.
Provide your travel voucher (digital or physical)
Board the vessel for 8AM departure.
Travel onboard the stylish stable catamaran to the Outer Reef.
Enjoy light morning tea (coffee, tea, biscuits, cake).
Reef interpretation presentation + snorkel/scuba dive briefing
Arrive at first reef location for a snorkel, dive, and sunbathe
Tropical buffet lunch of hot & cold options
Arrive at second reef location for a snorkel, dive, and sunbathe
Enjoy afternoon tea (complimentary wine, cheese and crackers) on return to shore.
Return late afternoon (around 4/4.30PM)


Tour itinerary is recommended and subject to change due to ocean conditions i.e. tides, weather constrictions.

Inclusions & Extras


  • Tropical Buffet Lunch Of Hot & Cold Options
  • Morning & Afternoon Tea
  • All Snorkel & Dive Equipment
  • Qualified Instructors
  • Reef Interpretation Talk
  • Qualified Crew
  • Stylish Catamaran

Not Included

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Fishing

Tour Type & Availability

Tour Inclusions Price

Certified Diver

1x Reef Location, 1x Certified Dive, Lunch, Coffee & Tea.


Introductory Diver

1x Reef Location, 1x Introductory Dive, Lunch, Coffee & Tea.


What to bring


  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimmers
  • Sunglasses & Hat
  • Camera
  • Towel

Pick Ups & Departures

No pick ups or drop offs available
Departs daily from Cairns

Supplier Terms & Conditions

Passions of Paradise Terms & Conditions

We have a very generous cancellation policy which allows you to cancel or change (subject to seating availability) up to 24 hours before travel. After this time, there is a 100% cancellation fee.
If cancellation occurs more than 14 days prior to arrival, a full refund applies.
If cancellation occurs 7- 13 days prior, a 50% refund applies.
If cancellation occurs 7 days or less, refund will be at Management’s discretion.
Passions of Paradise reserves the right to cancel the day tour due to poor weather conditions, mechanical problems or use another vessel, or travel to different reef sites.
We offer a two destination itinerary.We will visit two outer reef locations chosen from our brand new selection of 24 spectacular destinations. At times; the weather may make one of these destinations unsafe or impractical to visit. On those days, we may only visit one location. In poor weather, it is up to the Skippers discretion as he travels to the reef to decide which locations will be visited. He will choose keeping in mind your safety, the safety of the boat and your comfort. There are no refunds when the itinerary is changed.
We will endeavour to sail as much as we can each day, however, the wind speed and wind direction determine for how long this occurs. The skipper will keep everyone informed on our sailing plans for the day.
Should the trip be cancelled due to poor weather or mechanical breakdown, we will refund 100% of the amount we charged.
These conditions do not exclude customers rights under the Competition & Consumer Act 2012 (Cth) Prices may be subject to change without notice.
All prices include GST and are in Australian dollars. Prices valid until 31/03/2022.
All divers must complete a Queensland Medical Questionnaire. Click here to download it. Please be aware that certain medical conditions (eg asthma, heart disease, diabetes) and/or prescription medication may preclude some people from diving. For advice please contact our office directly. Final decisions rest with our qualified dive instructors who consider your safety – our highest priority.

Frequently asked questions

What do I do if I need help with my tour booking?

If you need help with an existing booking please email us at [email protected], if your enquiry is urgent please follow up your email with a quick call on +61 2 5633 1149 so we can help you.

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travelers take out travel insurance. If you already have Travel Insurance please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your Travel Insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.

Can I book a package but travel in the reverse direction?

Absolutely, just let us know your preferred start and finish location and we’ll make it work.

What is the best way to travel Australia?

There is definitely no wrong way. We recommend either taking a WHIMIT or Hop on Hop off bus pass such as Greyhound or renting a campervan with some mates and hitting the open road. If you feel like getting pretty adventurous and want to get amongst the true Australian terrain, a 4WD may be better suited for you. Enquire now and we can help you find the most suitable transport option.

What if something comes up and I can't make my tour?

We get it. Life is all about the unexpected, especially when you are travelling. If you are unable to make your pre-arranged tour you will need to reach out to our support email so we can give you a helping hand. In all cases we strongly recommend having a valid travel insurance policy which covers you for unexpected cancellations.

Can I add additional tours or make changes to this package?

Yes. All of our packages are customisable so if you would like to make any changes please contact our team.

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