Reef Experience Cairns: Your Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

Are you ready for an unforgettable adventure on the Great Barrier Reef? Look no further than Reef Experience Cairns, where we pride ourselves on being the best in the business. Our top priority is ensuring you, your friends, and your family enjoy exploring this natural wonder. Here’s what makes us stand out:

The Best Crew

Our crew is the best on the Great Barrier Reef. They are passionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated to making your experience exceptional.

Optimal Reef Locations

We carefully select the best spots daily based on weather and conditions so you can witness the Great Barrier Reef at its absolute best. The warm waters of the Coral Sea, combined with our spectacular dive sites, promise an unforgettable adventure for everyone.

Educational Opportunities

Learn about the reef from our onboard marine biologist. Take a glass-bottom boat tour for a unique perspective, or join a guided snorkel tour for hands-on explanations. Our knowledgeable staff is here to answer all your questions.

Free Scuba Dive

You can try a ‘no experience necessary’ introductory scuba dive for your Great Barrier Reef day tour. You can dive with us if you’re over 12 and healthy. Scuba diving in Cairns is an incredible way to experience the reef, whether you’re an experienced diver or trying it for the first time.

Extraordinary Marine Life

The Great Barrier Reef is home to a diverse range of marine life, and scuba diving is the ultimate way to get up close and personal. You’ll feel like swimming alongside the fish, exploring reef ledges, and spotting turtles and lagoon rays.

Passionate Dive Team

Our dive team is passionate about creating lasting memories of the Great Barrier Reef for you. They are dedicated to ensuring your experience is unforgettable.

Reef Experience: Flexible Locations

Our captain decides which reef locations to visit based on weather conditions, ensuring your safety and the best possible experience.

Free Scuba/Introductory Dive

We offer one free scuba or resort dive for all passengers over 12 and medically fit to dive. This is a unique opportunity to explore the reef’s extraordinary inhabitants up close.

Introductory Diving

Even if you’re not a certified diver, you can experience an introductory scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef. Our expert crew will assist you throughout the process, and you can even opt for a second introductory dive for an additional fee.

Certified Diving

If you’re a certified diver (minimum: open water), you can enjoy a certified scuba dive with top-quality equipment provided, including a dive computer. You can dive with another passenger or take a guided dive with a crew member for a small fee.

Safety First with Reef Experience

We prioritise your well-being and adhere to Australia’s strict safety requirements for scuba diving. Please read our website’s important information regarding age restrictions and medical fitness before booking.

At Reef Experience, we’re committed to providing a fun, safe, and educational experience as you explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Join us for an adventure of a lifetime!


The GreGreat Barrier Reef factsat Barrier Reef is the largest living thing on Earth, and we look forward to showing you its amazing beauty.

How old is the Great Barrier Reef?

The Great Barrier Reef is 500,000 years old.

How many people work on the Great Barrier Reef?

Around sixty-nine thousand people work on the Great Barrier Reef.

How many people visit the Great Barrier Reef each year?

Around 2 million people visit Australia’s Great Barrier Reef each year.

What to look out for on the Great Barrier Reef

When Great Barrier Reef tours approach the outer barrier reef, there’s a delightful moment as they slow down to make the final turn and pick up the mooring lines. During this time, if you watch the boat’s rear, you may be in for a treat—spotting flying fish! These vibrant turquoise fish gracefully glide along the top of the water, a sight bound to bring a smile and add to the wonder of your reef adventure. Don’t forget to have your camera ready to capture this enchanting moment!

Reef Experience FAQ’s

How can I contact Reef Experience?

You can reach us through this website or our customer service hotline. Visit our Contact Us page for details.

What's included in the day tour package?

Our day tour includes snorkeling, glass-bottom boat tours, guided snorkel tours, and the option for scuba diving. Check our Packages page for a complete list of inclusions.

Do I need scuba diving experience to join the tour?

No, we offer introductory scuba diving experiences for beginners. Our expert crew will guide you, making it safe and enjoyable.

Are there age restrictions for scuba diving?

Yes, the minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years. Please review our Important Information page for details on age and medical restrictions.

Can non-swimmers participate in scuba diving?

Yes, even if you cannot swim, you can experience scuba diving with our assistance. Our crew is here to ensure your safety and enjoyment.

How are dive locations selected?

Our captain chooses the best reef locations daily based on weather conditions to provide the optimal diving and snorkeling experience.

Is there an additional charge for scuba diving?

We offer one free scuba or resort dive as part of the tour package. Additional dives may be available for an extra fee.

What safety measures are in place for scuba diving?

We prioritise safety and adhere to strict Australian scuba diving regulations. Please review our safety guidelines on our website.

How can I book a tour with Reef Experience Cairns?

You can easily book your tour through our website or by contacting our reservations team. Visit our booking page for more information.

If you have more questions or need further assistance, please contact us. We’re here to make your Great Barrier Reef adventure unforgettable!

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