Cairns is a popular destination for day dive tours, with numerous operators offering a range of diving experiences to suit all levels of experience. Here are some of the most popular options:

Great Barrier Reef

Cairns is one of the best places to explore the Great Barrier Reef, home to an incredible variety of marine life. Day dive tours to the reef typically depart from Cairns and take you to some of the best dive sites in the region, such as the Agincourt Reef or the outer Great Barrier Reef.

Fitzroy Island

Fitzroy Island is a beautiful island located just off the coast of Cairns and is known for its excellent diving opportunities. The island has several great dive sites home to colourful fish and other marine creatures.

Michaelmas Cay:

A beautiful Reef system surrounds this small sand island, and is a great place for beginners to try diving for the first time. The shallow waters around the island are home to various fish and coral and are also perfect for snorkelling.

Outer Reef:

For experienced divers, a day trip to the outer Reef can be an unforgettable experience. These tours take you to more remote dive sites to see large schools of fish, sharks, rays, and other incredible marine life.


When choosing a day dive tour in Cairns, research the operator and read reviews to ensure you choose a reputable and safe option.

Top Deck Club
Reef Experience Sun lounge
Great Barrier Reef cruise
Marine Biologist presentation
Glass Bottom Boat tour

View our selection of the best Great Barrier Reef day tours to suit anyone’s budget!

Our Great Barrier Reef day tours will ensure you get the best tour and value trips departing from Cairns.

We have tour combinations designed to give you the best value in North Queensland.

Our Great Barrier Reef tours are always picked with our customers in mind. We believe in offering trips to suit everyone.  To see the Great Barrier Reef at its best, you do need to head to the Outer Barrier Reef.

All of our reef day tours are good for both snorkelers and scuba divers.

Cairns Great Barrier Reef Day Tours

Reef Day Tours

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