• 60 - Pax
  • 4 - Hours
  • 2 - Dives

Due to Covid-19 Restrictions this trip is currently not running

SeaQuest offers fantastic value for money, and gives you an opportunity to do up to 2 dives on the Outer Barrier Reef at 2 different sites. This vessel also operates as a transfer boat taking passengers to the over night boat – OceanQuest.

Purpose built for snorkelling and diving SeaQuests travelling time is 90-minutes each way. Passenger numbers are limited to a maximum of 60. SeaQuest is custom built to provide easy access in and out of the water using a semi-submerged deck at the rear. In addition she has air-conditioned interiors and exterior sun decks.

In the afternoon SeaQuest meets up with OceanQuest, the liveaboard dive vessel. Some passengers transfer onto OceanQuest and others onto SeaQuest for the return journey back to Cairns.

SeaQuest is great for snorkellers, certified and introductory divers. Furthermore the Discover Scuba Diving program is a perfect introduction to the Reef for non divers.


Certified divers can explore the Great Barrier Reef on 2 spectacular locations.
Dive sites are on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef’s warm waters (approx 70km offshore). Consequently they offer outstanding underwater visibility, superb coral formations and abundant colourful marine life including Wally our friendly 1.5m Maori Wrasse.

At Norman Reef you can see cute little Nemos, magnificent turtles and sting rays! You may have the possibility to dive in beautiful coral gardens and caves.

Introductory diving is a perfect introduction to SCUBA. Pre-dive tuition introduces diving skills, equipment, communication under water and the marine wildlife before your exciting first dive! Close underwater supervision by our friendly instructors provide an amazing experience. After that you  also receive a certificate of recognition. Don’t forget to get your photo taken!

Please check the Introductory Diving medical declaration before you go to make sure there are no medical conditions that may prevent you from diving.

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



All snorkelling equipment is supplied as part of your trip. This includes a wetsuit or stinger suit, as well as floatation noodles. You will learn how to use your equipment during the pre-snorkelling briefing. Guided snorkelling tours are also included in your trip. A great way to learn and see more of the marine wildlife. Most importantly the crew keep a constant watch over the snorkelling sites. So you just have to relax and enjoy the wonders of the reef in complete comfort.


A buffet lunch is served around 12pm and includes cold meats and salads, bread rolls, and fresh fruit.
Complimentary tea and coffee is served on arrival. In addition the licensed bar is open throughout the day, serving drinks and snacks.


Sea Quest and its sister vessels in Cairns and Port Douglas (Reef Quest, Aqua 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.


  • 8:00am: Check in at  “B” Finger, Cairns Marlin Marina
  • 8:30am: Depart for the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • 10:00am: Arrive at First Reef Site
  • 10:30am: First Dive / snorkel opportunity
  • 12:00pm: Vessel moves to Second Reef Site / lunch served
  • 12:30pm: Second Dive / Snorkel opportunity
  • 2:15pm: SeaQuest moves to OceanQuest’s location
  • 2:30pm: Liveaboard passengers are dropped off to OceanQuest, and passengers are picked up from OceanQuest
  • 2:50pm: Depart for Cairns
  • 4:30pm: Arrive Cairns

SeaQuest - Rates + Bookings

Adult snorkelling $145.00
Child (3-11 yrs) $90.00
Introductory Diving + 1 dive $215.00
Introductory Diving + 2 dives $260.00
Certified Diver (with full gear*)- 2 dives $215.00
Certified Diver (tank and weights only) - 2 dives $185.00
Guided dives** (2 dives) $30.00
Date of Travel

Prices valid until 31st March 2020

Prices do not include the $20 Reef taxes

* BCD, regulator, dive computer, mask, snorkel, full foot fins, 5mm Short arm/leg wetsuit

** Shared guide


  • Complimentary tea and coffee all day
  • Buffet style lunch
  • Fresh chilled drinking water
  • Snorkelling equipment & wetsuit (including prescription masks)
  • 2 different dive locations
  • Hot fresh showers
  • Time to sun bake and relax
  • Fast trip to outer reef
  • Stinger suits


  • Reef and Port Authority charge (includes $5 EMC, $10 fuel levy, $5 Port & Administration charges, GST) $20 per person, per day
  • Underwater camera hire
  • Soft drink, alcohol and snacks