Cairns Dive Centre Sun-Kist Great Barrier Reef Tour

Cairns Dive Centre offers you a value for money diving and snorkelling day trip out to the Outer Great Barrier Reef.

Sunkist will visit two dive/snorkel location daily from a choice of Milln, Briggs, Moore and Elfor, Sudbury and Thetford Outer Great Barrier Reefs approximately 65 –70 kilometres from the coast of Cairns. Our outer reef sites are chosen for their abundance of hard and soft corals, amazing marine life, their diversity, splendour and visibility. The site chosen on the day will always offer the best in terms of safety and passenger comfort.

Sun-Kist is a state of the art 60 foot (18 metre) mono hull with a top speed of 18 knots, which can carry 48 divers, however for extra comfort Cairns Dive Centre limits the combined diving and snorkelling passenger numbers to a maximum of 30 for our day trip to the Outer Great Barrier Reef.

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  • Check-in is at Gate E Marlin Marina Cairns at 7:00am – the boat departs at 7:30am sharp.
  • Resort Guests pick up at Fitzroy Island is at 8.15am from the Fitzroy Island Jetty.
  • Sunkist returns to Fitzroy Island at 3:30pm and Cairns Marina at approxiately 4:30/4:45pm


  • Travel to the Outer Great Barrier Reef on-board the M.V Sun-Kist
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Safety vests
  • Use of snorkel or dive gear including dive computers
  • Use of wetsuits and lycra suits


  • Soft drink or snacks, beer or wine on the way home
  • The second intro or cert dive is $40 extra and can be booked on board the boat.
  • Guided dives are $15 per person/ per dive extra if required.  This can be booked on board the boat.


Prices valid to March 2019.

  • Snorkel Day Trip
    – $120 plus $20 levy = $140 per person
  • Snorkel plus Intro Dive (One dive)
    – $170 plus $20 levy = $190 per person
  • Snorkel plus Cert dive (one cert dive)
    – $170 plus $20 levy =  $190 per person

Children must be 10 years or over. Reef trips are subject to availability.

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