Coral Sea Dreaming, Australia

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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 the most beautiful dive locations out of Cairns. 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 snorkelling and dive gear is included, as well as a free 10-minute try-dive for non-certified divers.

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, 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 not only the best dive sites out of Cairns but also the unique experience of sleeping with the stars overhead and waking 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 just 12 guests, to ensure a more personalised service, uncrowded sites and full-length dives.

If you're looking to escape the crowds and explore the Outer Great Barrier Reef, then the crew of the Coral Sea Dreaming liveaboard are ready to make your stay an adventure of a lifetime. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.


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Included: VAT, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (20 AUD), Port Fees (20 AUD).

Optional Extras: Airport Transfer (15-70 AUD), Hotel Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks, Diving Package (220 AUD), Extra Dives (60 AUD), Scuba Diving Courses, Stand Up Paddleboard.

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.

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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.


Diving

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

The crew speaks English, German, French, and Spanish.


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

Deck Plan - Coral Sea Dreaming Australia 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

  • 9.2 Superb
  • 13 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    8.6
  2. Crew
    9.2
  3. Food
    9.8
  4. Diving
    9.2
  5. Value
    9.1
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Sally P
  • United States United States
We loved our trip on Coral Sea Dreaming!

Snorkeling with unbelievably diverse & beautiful coral and fish, extremely attentive diving instructors, friendly & knowledgeable skipper

Recommended for
Amazing diving instructors, Alma & Raz, took care of each individual with just the right amount of attention and encouragement.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Nick D
  • United States United States
Breathtaking

Never slept on a boat before and that was very relaxing. The night dive was by far the best dive of the trip. Saw a bunch of sharks and a sea turtle as well.

Recommended for
Diving, sleeping on the ocean, views of the ocean
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Keat P
  • Singapore Singapore
Great experience for whole family

Skipper Chris was very kind and helpful to offer to guide and held onto our young Son (5 years old) out for his first snorkeling in the reef while we guided our elder daughter (8 years old) along. Chris even lent my Son his personal snorkeling gears. My Son was delighted to see turtle, giant clams and colourful fishes on his first trip. A big thanks to Chris for the great experience for the whole family.

Recommended for
experienced staff,
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Stuart M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Jan and Cam were real personalities and with a group of 10 divers the atmosphere created was terrific. The dive experience day and night was superb.

Shark life was plentiful and dive sites were stunning.

Recommended for
The boat was sail and motor which was relaxing. The dive sites were incredible. A relaxing trip with great team of people.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • pirjo H
  • Finland Finland
Great option for a short and affordable liveaboard.

Easygoing dive schedule, we did nice long dives. The crew also accommodated my wish to do a sunrise dive, meaning we jumped in the water a bit earlier than usual.

Recommended for
Fun and friendly crew, Christian, John and B. Small boat and amount of guests. Easygoing dive schedule.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • trond T
  • Norway Norway
Great experience!

We went on a trip with Levi, Nwe, Patricia and Jon. They made a good quartette.

Recommended for
Intimate, chill atmosphere, you could snorkle as much as you wantet too
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Lélia D
  • France France
We spent a good moment on board and had an amazing dive experience!

The dives, by day and by night.

Recommended for
the relationship with passengers and the crew, the dives and the small number of passengers.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Morgan O
  • United States United States
Coral Sea Dreaming provided an unbelievable underwater adventure and the staff went above and beyond to ensure everyone was happy and healthy.

The night dive with the reef sharks was truly awe inspiring, the fish, giant clams and sea-turtles are so cool, and it's honestly a bit hard to process how incredible the whole weekend was! Despite sea sickness, the boat crew went out of their way to ensure we had the dive trip of a lifetime and that it was worth every penny. THANK YOU!

Recommended for
Amazing crew, GORGEOUS reef dives, well stocked boat!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Shudai S
  • Japan Japan
Mindblowing

When I dove into the water and saw millions of coral and fish.

Recommended for
Experience, Interaction, Adventure
  • 10 Exceptional
  • David N
  • Australia Australia
Fantastic crew and brilliant dive guides going to some first class reefs.

Brilliant boat and location with superb staff.

Recommended for
Friendliness and attentiveness of the staff in a relaxed atmosphere. Brilliant boat and location. Great dives.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Stephane T
  • United States United States
An amazing trip out to the Hastings reef with some superb diving.

Saw a shark! A few turtles, pufferfish, clownfish, groupers, parrotfish.

Recommended for
Nice crew, personalized experience and night dives
  • 8.0 Very good
  • luiz carlos F
  • Brazil Brazil
Huge corals

Variety of corals

Recommended for
Sailing coral people
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Janneke A
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Great trip!

The Great barrier reef is absolutely beautiful!

Recommended for
Very Nice crew, small group, also Great for unexperienced divers.