Cairns Dive Centre
1 Day MV Sunkist: Certified Diver Day Trip


Our Outer Great Barrier Reef sites are chosen for their abundance of hard and soft corals, amazing marine life and their diversity, splendor and visibility.

Departing daily from the Marlin Marina, M.V. Sun-Kist travels via Fitzroy island on the way to the true Outer Great Barrier Reef.

Price includes one certified dive. A second can be purchased on board.


Starts: Cairns QLD, Australia
Ends: Cairns QLD, Australia

Cairns Dive Centre offers you the best value for money diving and snorkelling day trip out to the Outer Great Barrier Reef.

The Sun-Kist departs daily from ā€œEā€ Gate at the Marlin Marina, travels via Fitzroy Island, on the way to our live aboard boat. Sunkist will stay aside the Kangaroo Explorer and will visit one dive/snorkel location daily from a choice of Milln, Briggs, Moore and Thetford Reefs, Outer Great Barrier Reefs approximately 65 ā€“70 kilometres from the coast of Cairns. Our outer reef sites are chosen for their abundance of hard and soft corals, amazing marine life, their diversity, splendour and visibility. The site chosen on the day will always offer the best in terms of safety and passenger comfort.

Sun-Kist is a state of the art 60 foot (18 metre) mono hull with a top speed of 18 knots, which can carry 48 divers, however for extra comfort Cairns Dive Centre limits the combined diving and snorkelling passenger numbers to a maximum of 20 for our day trip to the Outer Great Barrier Reef.

Includes morning tea or coffee, lunch, afternoon tea and use of all the dive/ snorkel equipment and ONE certified dive.

Optional second Certified dives are available on request for AUD 40 (second dive) payable on board.

Trip Itinerary

  • 7:00am: Meet at ‘E’ Finger, Marlin Marina, for departure
  • 7:30am: Transfer to our liveaboard boat, which is moored on the outer Great Barrier Reef, via Fitzroy Island
  • 9:45am: Arrive at first reef site
  • 10:00am: First certifed dive
  • 12 noon: Lunch
  • 12:30pm: Transfer to second reef site
  • 12:45pm: Second certified dive (if purchased)
  • 2:45pm: Depart for Cairns, via Fitzroy Island

Please note: For the comfort, pleasure and safety of all passengers and crew all schedules, reef sites and number of dive sessions are planned on the day, subject to weather and other conditions by the Master of the Vessel.

** Some medical conditions will not allow you to dive. Asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, any major heart, brain or lung problems pregnancy, or certain medication (like beta blockers for high blood or ADHD medication.) If any of these are ticked on their dive medical questionnaire, they will not be able to dive.

They must be able to swim. Please do not hesitate to contact CDC to ask about any of these or get advice.