Scuba diving Cairns is a fantastic way to see the Great Barrier Reef for experienced and introductory scuba divers.

The Great Barrier Reef is the most significant living thing and is home to enormous marine life.  Scuba diving is the best way to see the reef. You can see the reef like you are a fish.

You can also look under reef ledges to see fish and marine life.  Keep an eye out for turtles and lagoon rays around the reef.

Reef Experience we’ll show you what excellent scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef offers.

Our dive team is passionate about making your memories of the Great Barrier Reef last a lifetime.

Reef Experience’s Captain will decide on the day which Reef locations we visit based on current weather conditions.

One FREE Scuba/Resort dive for all passengers
over 12 and medically fit scuba dive*.

Scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef

Get up close and personal with its extraordinary inhabitants and enjoy scuba diving.

Next, you can complete a second scuba dive at our following Great Barrier Reef location.

Dive locations

With plenty of time for snorkelling in between dives!

Introductory Scuba Diving

Introductory diving is for people who do not hold a scuba qualification.  You can experience an introductory scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef if you are fit and well, even if you cannot swim!  Reef Experience’s best crew on the reef will swim for you so that you can experience a scuba dive.

After a short and informative lesson, a professional scuba dive instructor will guide you around the Coral Reef.

During your day tour, you may also wish to do a second resort dive, and Yes, you can.  Our second introductory dive lasts about 30 minutes and costs $70.00.

Beginners can try scuba diving!

Included in your Reef Experience Great Barrier Reef tour is the option to try a ‘no-experience necessary’ Resort Scuba Dive.

This Great Barrier s a fantastic time to try scuba diving.  It’s fun, easy and safe.

Scuba Diving Cairns

All certified divers can do one certified scuba dive, and an optional second is available for an extra charge.

Dive Certification

This Great Barrier Reef tour is for everyone with a scuba diving licence (minimum: Open Water).

Top-quality scuba equipment hire, including a dive computer, is included.

Along the way, there will be a scuba dive briefing.  Next, there will be a location and a site briefing of the Reef locations of the day.

Onboard you will have the choice to dive with another passenger as your dive buddy.  An option to take a guided dive with a crew member costs $15.


Second introductory/resort dive – $ 70
Second certified scuba dive – $ 50
Guided certified scuba dive – $ 15

* Important information for scuba divers:

Australia has the strictest requirements for scuba diving than anywhere else.  With the highest safety record!
Your well-being is of utmost importance to us, so please read the following information carefully if you intend on scuba diving while onboard the Reef Experience.

The minimum age for trying scuba diving is 12 years.
Resort diving is available to all medically fit people.  Please check with us before making your booking if you are unsure?  See our Important Information page for medical restrictions on scuba diving.