Coral Sea Dreaming, Australia

Excellent diving and guidance

“Both diving and snorkeling the reef. Vanessa, Jason and Miguel were very hospitable and knowledgeable. Loved the 10 person size …”

Christine G, United States United States
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    • Exclusive access to 28 moorings
    • Snorkeling and diving gear included
    • Suitable for all levels of divers

Escape the crowds on a unique Australian dive liveaboard with the Coral Sea Dreaming yacht. With exclusive access to 28 moorings on 9 different reefs, you will visit some of Cairns's most beautiful dive locations. Dives are focussed around the Outer Great Barrier Reef at famous areas such as Flynn and Milln Reefs, and dive site depths are between 1-30m, making them perfect for snorkellers and divers of all levels. Marine life encounters can include turtles, reef sharks, schools of pelagic fish, dolphins, and stunning coral walls. All snorkeling and dive gear are included, and all dives are guided.

Topside, the 18m Coral Sea Dreaming liveaboard is a steel ketch with a beautiful wooden interior. A variety of cabins are available to suit different budget types. There is a 4-person shared bunk cabin, a 2-person shared bunk cabin, and 3 private double cabins, all with shared bathrooms. AC and fans are fitted throughout the boat for added comfort.
Guests can enjoy the best dive sites out of Cairns and the unique experience of sleeping with the stars overhead and waking up to a Coral Sea sunrise. Delicious home-cooked meals are prepared on board, and snacks will be offered throughout the day. The Coral Sea Dreaming yacht caters to 12 guests to ensure more personalized service, uncrowded sites, and full-length dives.

If you're looking to escape the crowds and explore the Outer Great Barrier Reef, the Coral Sea Dreaming liveaboard crew is ready to make your stay an adventure of a lifetime. Book online today.

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Included: VAT, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Extra Dives, Night Dives, Snorkel Gear, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries.

Optional Extras: Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Scuba Diving Courses.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

* Extra fees are shown per person.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Cabins
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Length 18 metres
  • Beam 5 meters
  • Cruising speed 8-9 knots
  • Engines Cummins 4BT 150 hp
  • Max guests 12
  • Number of cabins 4

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • First Aid Kits

Coral Sea Dreaming Reviews

  • 9.3 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Christine G
  • United States United States
Incredible bucket list trip

Both diving and snorkeling the reef. Vanessa, Jason and Miguel were very hospitable and knowledgeable. Loved the 10 person size of our trip.

Recommended for
Staff, diving, size of group
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Emily E
  • United States United States
Beautiful days

Enjoying the company of the crew and other passengers. Guidance on dives and night dives.

Recommended for
Crew & captain, food, helpfulness
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Susan A
  • United States United States
Great Experience

Swimming next to a sea title while scuba diving.

Recommended for
Small group, polite helpful crew, off the beaten path
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Juliann P
  • United States United States
Awesome Diving, Awesome Staff

The dives were awesome but besides that the crew were awesome! Everyone was super easy to talk to, welcoming, friendly. Made everyone onboard that way too which made all of us feel like a little family onboard. Would definitely recommend and return!

Recommended for
Dives, Crew, Friendly
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Matthew B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Truly incredible experience

- Amazing crew - Beautiful dive sites - Great hospitality

Recommended for
Amazing crew, beautiful dive sites, great hospitality
  • 4.8 Review score
  • Catherine C
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great trip on Coral Sea Dreaming

Multiple diving opportunities even for a first time diver. Great skipper Phil and crew/dive instructors Daniel and Ana. Delicious food. Great atmosphere.

Recommended for
Best opportunities for diving despite the weather, crew, company of other divers
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Kati Hannele Lomma K
  • Finland Finland
Unique diving and sailboat experience

Naturally diving on the great barrier reef and the night dive were the bighest hightlights. We saw plenty of reef sharks, turtles, big barracudas, tunas, different trevallies & groupers, cuddle fish and much more. I was amazed how healthy the reefs still were. Service was excellent. Naturally as the boat is a sailing boat, the indoor area is limited. We knew this beforehand and felt the boat was very cozy.

Recommended for
Diving, great athmosphere, different experience to normal liveaboards
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kerry W
  • Australia Australia
Wonderful to experience the Great Barrier Reef with the Coral Sea Dreaming team who went way beyond expectations to make us comfortable, safe and provided excellent service and delicious food.

The Great Barrier Reef is alive and well and there are responsible custodians taking care of it for future generations to enjoy and appreciate the diversity of life.

Recommended for
Personal experience, with attention to safety, well organised, informed staff.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Pilvi K
  • Finland Finland
Relaxing getaway

Night dive with sharks!!

Recommended for
Amazing crew, flexibility, sun
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Mark S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Exceeded hopes and expectatiobs

The amazing access to the spectacle of the reef. However it was the intimate and personal setting where we shared our experience and time aboard with the team that created a wonderful environment for the trip.

Recommended for
Super friendly engaging team. Knowledgeable and informative and passionate about what they were doing along with the importance of the subject matter. Looked after us so well with great food, sharing their personal experiences and kept us are whilst allowing us to push ourselves and have the greatest of experiences.