• 80 - Pax
  • 5 - Hours
  • 3 - Dives

 This trip operates Wednesdays to Sundays 

AquaQuest is a brand new custom built luxury dive and snorkel vessel  introduced in July 2017. Taking only 60 passengers, she is fully equipped with the most modern and state of the art facilities including Nitrox. In other words passengers receive an unrivalled comfort with the best experience available as we visit some of the best dive and snorkel locations on the Outer Great Barrier Normal, Saxon and Hastings Reefs

We have a choice of nine different locations that we can choose from. Two different locations visited every day.  Up to three different dives available each day.

Click here for a summary of the Outer Reef dive sites, and here for a map of dive sites.

Aqua Quest and its sister vessels in Cairns (Reef Quest, and Ocean Quest) have a proud association with Project AWARE, a global non-profit movement of scuba divers focusing on marine conservation. Some of the money you pay goes to make a regular donation that helps protect our oceans.



08.00 am check on board AquaQuest located at the Marlin Marina

8:30 am. AquaQuest will depart. Approximately one hour and twenty minutes travel time. During this time the crew will present you with the safety and activity briefings.

10.00 am Arrive at the first Reef site. Once at the reef, the certified divers and introductory divers will hit the water at one of our fabulous dive sites. All passengers who are snorkelling will be taken to the top deck and shown where the best snorkeling spots are and what they can expect to find.

11:30 am We will have moved to our second location for the day.

12:30 pm Lunch.

1:00 pm there will be a reef interpretation talk held on the top deck by one of our very knowledgeable crew to discuss what you have found so far and give you more information on the Great Barrier Reef.

2:00 pm In water activities recommence for divers and snorkelers alike.

3:00 pm AquaQuest will be heading back to Cairns

4:30 pm Return to Cairns.

AquaQuest - Rates + Bookings

Snorkelling Adult $220.00
Snorkelling child (3-11) $170.00
Introductory diving - 1 dive $290.00
Introductory diving - 2 dives $340.00
Introductory diving - 3 dives $370.00
Certified Diving (Full Gear Hire) - 2 Dives $290.00
Certified Diving (Full Gear Hire) - 3 Dives $310.00
Certified Diving (Tanks and Weights Only) - 2 Dives $260.00
Certified Diving (Tanks and Weights Only) - 3 Dives $280.00
Date of Travel

Prices Valid until 31st March 2023

Reef Tax included



  • Reef taxes
  • 5 hours on the outer reef
  • 3 dives at two exclusive locations
  • Morning tea including pastries with choice of tea or coffee
  • Hot and cold tropical buffet lunch selection with fresh prawns
  • Hot fresh water showers
  • Detailed snorkel and dive briefings
  • Free guided snorkeling tour and safety spotters
  • Free professional certified diver guides (optional)
  • Free use of dive / snorkel equipment
    (including masks, snorkel, fins and flotation devices)
  • Free use of wet and stinger suits
  • Free prescription mask (deposit required)


  • Snacks (choc, chips etc)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Introductory SCUBA
  • Photo purchases
  • Digital camera hire