Dreamtime Cultural Reef Info

Dreamtime Snorkel & Dive:

Step back into the Great Barrier Reef's Dreamtime with Indigenous sea rangers, on a day tour to two spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef sites. 

Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel is a unique educational Great Barrier Reef experience incorporating the world's oldest living culture and the stories Traditional Owners have passed down over tens of thousands of years.  Indigenous rangers recount the Dreamtime stories of the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji, Gunggandji, Mandingalbay and Yirrganydji people to help you gain a deeper cultural understanding of this diverse ecosystem.   The sea country of these four Traditional Owner groups stretches from Port Douglas to the Frankland Islands and includes the two sites you visit. 

Your day on the outer Great Barrier Reef has five hours of water activities split between two unique sites showcasing a variety of colourful corals and marine life.  Snorkel and dive over stunning coral gardens where anemones, sea whips, clams and plate corals are home to clown fish, angel fish and bat fish.  Large schools of giant trevally, red bass and sweetlip congregate between the bommies, while turtles, cuttle fish, rays and sharks are frequently seen. 

Indigenous sea rangers will join you on a spectacular day tour visiting two spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef sites.  Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel is unique.  The only Great Barrier Reef experience incorporating the world's oldest living culture and the stories Traditional Owners have passed down over tens of thousands of years.  

Cruise directly to Moore Reef where you will spend two hours exploring the underwater world with snorkel and glass bottom boat experiences. 

Then cruise to Milln or Flynn Reef for a further three hours of in-water activities.  Enjoy a relaxing five hours exploring two premium outer reef sites and gain a deeper cultural understanding of this diverse ecosystem. 

Day trips suit all active individuals keen to immerse themselves in this World Heritage listed icon.  Catering for beginners through to certified divers.  Dive and Snorkel Cairns with Dreamtime.   

Included in your day:  

  • Indigenous welcome and acknowledgment
  • Great Barrier Reef creation story
  • Two premium outer reef sites
  • FREE Guided Snorkel Tour with a Marine Naturalist
  • FREE Glass Bottom Boat coral viewing tours
  • FREE Wet Suit or Lycra Suit
  • Less than 90 minutes travel time to reef
  • Morning and Afternoon Tea
  • Coffee, Tea and Drinking Water
  • Freshly prepared buffet lunch 
  • Personal floatation devices
  • Fresh water rinse showers
  • Marine Biologist presentation
  • Unlimited snorkelling with all snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins)
  • Only 65 passengers maximum
  • EMC levy

Departs: Daily 

  • 07:30  Check-in inside Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, 1 Spence Street, Reef Magic counter
  • 08:00  Depart Cairns Marlin Jetty
  • Less than 90 minute vessel transfer direct to the Outer Reef
  • 09:30  Arrive at your first private Outer Reef location
  • Spend a relaxing 5 hours at 2 premium outer reef locations
  • 15:00  Depart outer reef returning to Cairns
  • 16:30  Arrive back in Cairns
  • Hotel Transfers are not included, however can be added at an additional fee

Additional Costs: 

  • Introductory Diving
  • Certified Diving 
  • Guided snorkel Safari
  • Souvenirs & drinks from the bar
  • Prescription Lens Magnification 1.5 to -8 
  • Dive/Snorkel photographer
  • Lockers for personal items
  • Underwater Camera Hire

Guided Snorkel Safari:  Want to learn more about the reef ?

Join our Marine Naturalist on an interactive snorkel safari exploring the spectacular outer reef.  These sites are famous for their extensive coral formations & HUGE schools of fish!  Suitable for competent snorkelers who are comfortable in the water.  Moderate intensity.  

Scuba Diving: 

Certified Diving:
All dives are with a professional dive guide, all equipment, wet suit & use of dedicated dive tender vessel.  With 5 hours at the reef experience up to 2 uniquely different dives in a day.  Our dive tender provides access to a selection of magnificent drift, wall & channel dives, suiting divers of all experience levels.  Certified divers must present a valid certification card. 

Introductory Diving:
An introductory dive assumes no prior experience and taking visitors diving for the first time is our specialty.  After a comprehensive dive brief and practicing some basic in-water skills our professional instructors will guide you through an incredible underwater experience you will never forget!  Minimum age 12 years.  No experience necessary.  All equipment provided.

Please note - Dive Conditions
All diving is subject to successful completion of an on-board medical questionnaire.  Certain medical conditions (ie: asthma) and some
medications may exclude individuals from diving. The minimum legal age for diving is 12 years.  All divers under 18 years of age must have
parent/guardian consent.  Certified Divers must produce Certification Card.  Please note, it is recommended to leave at least 12-24 hours
between diving & flying with the time period dependant on depth, duration and number of dives.

What to bring:

  • Swimmers, towel, sunscreen (SPF 30+ water resistant), hat, sunglasses, camera
  • Cash ($AUD) or credit card (VISA or Masterard) for on-board purchases.

GOOD NEWS! All payments made to Travstar do not incur a credit card surcharge.

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