GREAT BARRIER REEF
DIVE SNORKEL & SAIL
Short on time and looking for a more personal Great Barrier Reef scuba diving and snorkeling cruise? Allow us to welcome you aboard Coral Sea Dreaming for a 2-day 1-night live aboard reef sleep. Hosting a maximum of 12 guests, dive, snorkel and sail the Great Barrier Reef aboard Cairns only overnight vessel with low group numbers.
With access to 30 exclusive moorings including the best of the outer Great Barrier Reef, we are sure to excite. Perfect for the beginner scuba diver or snorkeler through to the most experienced diver, our passionate PADI and SSI instructors are ready to take you on an underwater treasure hunt through pristine outer reefs full of an abundance of vibrant coral and marine life.
Why Sail With Us?
CAIRNS BEST REEF LOCATIONS
With exclusive access to 30 premier moorings on both the mid and outer Great Barrier Reef, visit the best dive and snorkel sites Cairns has to offer including ‘The Whale, 5-Ways, Little Tracy and 3 sisters’. Our reef sites are healthy and full of diverse marine life and stunning coral gardens with visibility often up to 40m.
SMALL GROUP NUMBERS
With low passenger numbers of a maximum of 12 guests, arrive as strangers and depart as friends. Enjoy our peacefully uncrowded dive and snorkel sites to get up close and friendly with a turtle and at night after your thrilling night dive, enjoy a drink and a yarn with fellow travelers and crew. You will leave feeling part of our Coral Sea Dreaming family.
FREE 10min Try Dive
Unsure if diving is for you but can’t wait to explore the Great Barrier Reef? With Coral Sea Dreaming, we love diving so much and we want to share our passion with you! And so we offer a FREE 10 minute try dive to all first-time introductory divers. Learn some of the basic skills needed up on deck and then accompany our experienced instructors underwater to experience the thrill of diving. You will be hooked in no time!
SAIL INTO PARADISE
Leave the crowds behind as you unfurl the sails and take in the Great Barrier Reef serenity to sail your way to paradise. There is no better feeling than the breeze in your hair and wind in your sails as you relax and encounter breaching whales, cheeky turtles, dashing dolphins riding the bow and shy elusive sea snakes- all this before you even get to your first scuba dive site.
Maximum of 12 Guests
With a maximum of just 12 passengers and 3 crew, Coral Sea Dreaming offers a very unique alternative to the large live-aboard experience. Laze on the sundeck, dive and snorkel when you feel like it or help the crew sail.Learn More
Small group numbers diving and snorkelling, means you see more creatures, experienced divers enjoy longer dive times and first time divers receive one on one training with no rushing. This is your adventure of a lifetime!
Nicole – California
My sister and I had the best time on Coral Sea Dreaming!! the crew was super friendly and kind, skipper and his wife (and
“This was such an amazing trip. The group (Jan, Joris, and Julien) was really knowledgeable and made our time exceptional. We did 6 dives
Todd G. via TripAdvisor
~~If you do anything in Cairns, see the reef! If you’re looking for a small tour to do it with, chose Coral Sea
SimonAsh37 via TripAdvisor
We sailed, we laughed, we dived! A great two days onboard Coral Sea Dreaming We are just back from the two day one
Laila S. via FACEBOOK
Love, love, loved it, such a great experience, amazing crew and passengers. This would have to be the best boat I have been
Legit changed how I think about the ocean! Review of: Coral Sea Dreaming: Overnight Dive, Snorkel and Sail Experience from Cairns I’m yet another voice added to the list of reviewers who say this was their highlight of an Australian trip. I went out on Nov 19-20, 2019 with Christian (our skipper/ocean philosopher), Mike (the best dive instructor a newbie diver like me could hope for), and Leo (who dove with the certified divers and made seriously delicious meals for all of us). I’d been diving a few times before, but not for years and not to a point where I felt particularly comfortable with it. This trip truly changed that for me. The whole crew worked hard to encourage us to spend as much time in the water as we could, and Mike hit just the right combination of easy-going humor and professional attentiveness to really help us new divers feel as relaxed and comfortable as possible. The world of the Great Barrier Reef is incredible (in the literal sense of the word), and the different moorings we stopped at gave us so many chances to experience that. Snorkeling over so many different types of coral and fish and anemones up close, listening to parrot fish crunch their food, watching bioluminescence swirl around in the night water, following sharks as they hunted, passing by schools of barracuda hanging motionless in the current, tickling giant clams in so many amazing colors. Really, this entire trip was like unlocking the doorway to a wholly magical new realm. I never thought I’d do all the dives possible, especially the night dive. But I did. And I was sad that I couldn’t do more. By the end of these two days, far from nervous, I was eager to wriggle into my wetsuit and jump back into the water for more. Thank you to the crew for all their wisdom and encouragement and laughter. Thank you to all the passengers on my trip, who approached our adventure with open arms. If you’re looking for a short trip that will still totally immerse you in life onboard (let yourself be rocked to sleep by the waves, watch the sun set and rise over the ocean, embrace barefoot life, sway in the shady hammock) and will meet you at whatever level of diving and/or snorkeling experience you’ve got, this is a perfect option for you!