Great Barrier Reef Day Trip

A day trip to the Great Barrier Reef is a must-do for all visitors and locals to Cairns.  Divers Den are the Great Barrier Reef experts, providing snorkel and dive day tours to the Outer Great Barrier Reef since 1974. Get away from the crowds and visit their exclusive outer reef moorings and discover the colours and abundant marine life of the reef. You’ll be provided with top quality snorkel gear. A dedicated snorkel guide will show you how to use the equipment and teach you the best techniques, and soon you’ll be snorkelling over the reeftops, mesmerised by the tropical fish and vividly colourful corals.

If you would like to experience the thrill of scuba diving, you can opt for a Discover Scuba introductory dive and be guided by a highly experienced instructor who will be with you every step of the way. No previous diving experience is required although you will need to be a confident swimmer and be able to satisfy a medical questionnaire.


Morning and afternoon tea, a fresh and healthy buffet lunch, guided snorkel tour and reef interpretation presentation, stops at two reef sites per day. Visit Divers Den for more information.

Interested in learning to Scuba Dive?

PADI Open Water Certificate

A PADI Open Water certificate is the first step in a world of underwater adventure and the most recognised scuba qualification worldwide. If you are interested in learning to scuba dive, this is the place to start! Divers Den is the number one choice for scuba diving courses in Cairns and their team of diving professionals can take you from beginner all the way through to instructor. In their 30+ years they have taught over 150,000 divers right here on the Great Barrier Reef.

PADI Open Water Courses can be completed in four days and can include a mixture of online courses and classroom study at the Divers Den school here in Cairns. You will hone your diving skills in their dedicated training pool before taking the plunge at one of their many great dive locations on the outer reef. Options to complete your study aboard the floating reef hotel ‘OceanQuest’ are also available and can also include night dives with additional training.

To find out how to begin your scuba diving adventure visit