Coral Sea Dreaming, Australia


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, Accommodation, Personal diving gear, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Towels Provided, Snorkel Gear

Excluded: Reef Levy of $30 pp per day is payable on board / 1 x Certified Day Dive $50 / 4 x Certified Dive Package $180 / Certified Night Dive $75 / Introductory Night Dives $75 / Guided Dive (per dive) $10 (first dive guided for free) / Introductory Dives - First Day Dive $80 / 2nd Intro Day Dives $60 / 3 x Introductory Day Dive Package $150 / Advanced Open Water Course $345 / Open Water Referral Course $280 (upon request) / SSI / PADI cross over courses upon request / Return Transfers: Cairns City $15pp / Northern Beaches $22 / Port Douglas $70pp / $10pp for dietary requirement requests including Vegan, Gluten Free and Dairy Intolerance which is to be paid on-board

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

  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day

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.


The crew speaks English.

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

  • 9.3 Superb
  • 7 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 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

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.