Discover Australia's most preserved sites with the Ribbon Reefs and the Coral Sea on this trip starting off from Cairns. We love the flexible itinerary of 3, 4, or 7 days and the super friendly liveaboard team. The Ribbon Reefs have an abundance of healthy corals and marine life, including colorful tropical fish and giant potato cod, while the Coral Sea brings huge schools of pelagic fish and sharks. You'll get to see Lizard Island, beautiful Watson's Bay, and maybe even fly over the Great Barrier Reef - what a view!
The dive operator is accredited as an Advanced Ecotourism Operator - the highest eco certification attainable in Australia - and awarded with Climate Action Business, a proof of its ongoing commitment to reduce its carbon footprint. It is also involved in monitoring programs such as Reef Health Impact Surveys and supports the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre.
For first-level divers (for the 3-day trip) to experienced divers (4-day and 7-day trips) who want to see Australia's richest marine life, non-divers can join and snorkel over the Ribbon Reefs and some of the Coral Sea dive sites.
MONDAY: First dives on the Great Barrier Reef
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY: Dive on the Ribbon Reefs
THURSDAY: Explore Lizard Island and fly back to Cairns
THURSDAY: Fly to Lizard Island and dive the Ribbon Reefs
FRIDAY & SATURDAY: Dive on Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea
SUNDAY: More dives on the Ribbon Reefs
MONDAY: Breakfast and transfer back to your hotel
MONDAY TO MONDAY: 3-Day Trip combined with the 4-Day Trip
Recognized since 1981 as a UNESCO World Heritage Area, the Great Barrier Reef is home to 1,500 species of fish, 360 species of hard corals, and one third of the world’s soft corals.
North of Cairns and only accessible by liveaboard, the Ribbon Reefs and Cod Hole host big groups of tropical fish, some giant clams, some leafy scorpion fish, some resident Potato Cod, and some pelagic fish.
The Coral Sea and Osprey Reef take you to dive sites even less explored, where ancient volcanic atolls plummet to thousands of metres below. Expect to see schools of pelagic fish, some reef-sharks, manta rays (from January to October), and colorful soft corals.