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

AquaQuest will be running as the Transfer vessel to Ocean Quest until the end of June 2023.

AquaQuest operates daily

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 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 dive sites, we visit two different locations daily and provide the opportunity for up to three dives per day.

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

AquaQuest and its sister vessels in Cairns (Sea 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.


8:00 am Check-in onboard 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 snorkelling 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 $255.00
Snorkelling child (3-11) $171.00
Family snorkelling (2A + 2 C) $681.00
Introductory diving - 1 dive $335.00
Introductory diving - 2 dives $365.00
Certified Diving (Full Gear Hire) - 2 Dives $335.00
Certified Diving (Full Gear Hire) - 3 Dives $385.00
Date of Travel

Prices Valid until 31st March 2025


  • Reef taxes
  • 5 hours on the outer reef
  • 3 dives at two exclusive locations
  • Morning tea including pastries with a choice of tea or coffee
  • Hot and cold tropical buffet lunch selection with fresh prawns
  • Hot freshwater showers
  • Detailed snorkel and dive briefings
  • Free guided snorkelling tour and safety spotters
  • 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
  • Guided dives ($15 per person per dive if pre-booked, or $20 booked onboard)