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, 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.

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.


  • 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

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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
  • 53 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Angie Lucia A
  • Colombia Colombia
Fantastic experience in the reef


Recommended for
Diving at night. Good service. Fantastic!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Judith H
  • United States United States
Coral Sea Dreaming is a dream come true.

I am a 70 year old new diver that has had both hips and both knees replaced. The crew were so helpful and attentive and o my and my husbands needs. They helped us every way possible. It made our Great Barrier Dive trip so very enjoyable!

Recommended for
The crew, the dive sites, Claire, the owner
  • 8.0 Very good
  • jolena B
  • United States United States
Mellow and cool liveaboard

The 5 dives!

Recommended for
Sailing. Diving with such a small group. The two dive masters
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jaimie R
  • Canada Canada
Amazing trip with a great crew!

Waking up on the reef in the morning and being able to jump right into the water.

Recommended for
The crew, the coral, and the amount of ocean life
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Chile Chile
Hermoso viaje de buceo

El cambio que se produce entre el ambiente marino de día y de noche, realmente algo que vale la pena ver.

Recommended for
Número pequeño de personas en el buceo. El buceo nocturno espectacular.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Anne L
  • Germany Germany
Tolles, intimes Great Barrier Reef Erlebnis

Maximale Zeit am Riff, tolle Tauchplätze (Riff intakt, äußeres Riff) ohne andere Boote, wir haben unglaublich viele Fische auch Rochen, Haie und Schildkröten gesehen!

Recommended for
Tauchplätze, Freundlichkeit und Leidenschaft der Crew