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Experience the ultimate adventure package, and best value day on the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy all our full day tour inclusions including snorkelling, lunch, sun bathing plus your choice of either an Introductory dive or Certified dive. At Hastings Reef you will board a luxury Nautilus Aviation Helicopter for a 10-minute scenic flight to see the magical colours of the reef from the air. 

Where: Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal; Marlin Marina

When:  Check in 7:30am daily

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Full Day Reef Cruise on EVOLUTION

Ride on EVOLUTION to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for snorkelling with all gear and tuition included. Visit two exclusive reef sites, with plenty of time to enjoy relaxing and sun bathing on three deck levels. Dial up the adventure and choose from a variety of optional activities including an Introductory dive or Certified dive. From Hastings Reef you can take a 10-minute scenic helicopter flight from our exclusive helicopter pontoon or join our Semi-Submarine tour before cruising back to Cairns.

For First Time Divers; after an in-depth briefing from our expert dive staff, we gear you up and jump in the water for the thrill of a lifetime as we guide you through this amazing wonderland.

For Certified Divers; either buddy up with a friend or join our guides as we plunge into the abundance of marine life and explore the amazing ecology of the reef.

In the afternoon there's a choice of a ride on our Semi-Submersible tour (weather dependent), more snorkelling or diving, or just laze around on our massive sun-deck.

Finally cruise back to Cairns while enjoying our on-board entertainer for some live music together with a free glass of wine, cheese and biscuits.

 

10-minute Scenic Flight over The Great Barrier Reef

​Take to the air from our exclusive helicopter pontoon at Hastings Reef and enjoy a spectacular scenic flight on board a luxury aircraft from Nautilus Aviation. Experience the sheer size and beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and gain a true appreciation of one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Sightings of manta rays, turtles and other marine life are not uncommon on the reef scenic flight and if you’re flying with us in the winter months there is even a chance of spotting whales.

Requirements

Please be advised: 120kg weight restrictions apply for helicopter rides.

Prior to diving you will be required to fill in a Medical Questionnaire. Divers over 65yrs require a medical - if you answer YES to any question you will be referred to a qualified physician for a Dive Medical assessment that conforms to Australian Standard AS4005-1. You will not be allowed to dive until you are fit to dive.

What's included?

  • Choice of a single Introductory or Certified Scuba Dive
  • 10-minute Scenic Flight in a 6-seater luxury helicopter with Nautilus Aviation
  • 2 stunning outer reef sites
  • Less travel time (approx. 80 mins)
  • 5 Hours Reef Time
  • Snorkelling equipment & floatation devices provided
  • Hot BBQ Lunch (Hot meats, fish, prawns & a variety of salads, vegetarian option available)
  • Free stinger suit hire
  • Fruit platter, cheese and a glass of wine on return journey
  • Experienced, professional dive instructors
  • Large air-conditioned modern lounges to relax in comfort
  • Spacious sundecks for sunbathing
  • High crew to guest ratio

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Spare Clothes
  • Swimmers and a towel
  • Cash or Credit Card

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