Flynn Reef Liveaboard Diving

ScubaPro II

ScubaPro II

from US$ 194 / day
8.8 "Fabulous"

AustraliaUS$603 from

  • Free WiFi

Adventurous divers who seek the crystal clear waters of the Outer Great Barrier Reef, Australia, but who are a little short on time, should consider the MV ScubaPro II which offers outstanding value.

    ScubaPro II
    ScubaPro III

    ScubaPro III

    from US$ 200 / day
    9.0 "Fabulous"

    AustraliaUS$603 from

    • Free WiFi

    Enjoy a smooth ride to the Outer Great Barrier Reef upon the ScubaPro III. Holding a maximum of 32 guests within 16 centrally air conditioned cabins, the ScubaPro III offers excellent value for money.

      ScubaPro III
      ScubaPro I

      ScubaPro I

      from US$ 194 / day
      8.9 "Fabulous"

      AustraliaUS$603 from

      • Free WiFi

      The purpose built MV ScubaPro I offers divers excellent value for money while sailing to the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Incorporating the latest technology, the MV ScubaPro I ensures a smooth ride.

      ScubaPro I

      What To Expect On A Flynn Reef Liveaboard

      Liveaboards to Flynn Reef one of the Great Barrier Reefs most popular areas, gives divers a little bit of everything, with an abundance of marine life swimming amid a backdrop of an outstanding array of hard and soft corals. Diving here is great all year round, and indeed during all hours of the day - an ideal site to go for a night dive and experience how the reef comes to life in the dark.

      The reef is situated around 30 minutes from Cairns in Queensland, which does make it accessible for day trips, however if you are onboard a Flynn Reef liveaboard diving you'll have access to a larger variety of the individual sites that Flynn Reef has on offer, such as Gordon's Mooring, Tennis Court, Tracy's Bommie and Coral Gardens. The water in these areas is glasslike with visibility commonly more than 25 metres, ensuring that you won't miss out on any marine animals quietly passing by. The range of sites at Flynn makes it perfect for both novice and experienced divers, and in the shallower areas the snorkelling is also fabulous, for those wanting to make full use of their surface intervals!

      What You Can See

      Flynn Reef has arguably the best variety of soft coral species in the Cairns area, together with an equally impressive array of hard corals. At appropriately named Coral Gardens, you'll see all manner of shapes and sizes of staghorn, table, boulder, fan and plate coral. Needless to say this abundance of healthy coral means that the marine life around it is just as diverse, with the full array of reef fish on show. All the main players are here to see, including Angel fish, Butterfly fish, Batfish, Clown fish, Fusiliers and Parrotfish. They'll commonly be joined by swift Grey Reef Sharks, graceful Lionfish, and if you are on the lookout Moray Eels are almost always found lurking in small crevices. Looking out into the blue, it's not uncommon for Dolphins and Whales to turn up for the party aswell!

      Most liveaboard crews will plan a night dive here, when alot of the action happens - particularly as this is a great time and place to see sharks and barracuda on the hunt.

      Conditions for diving are good all year round, with warm water, great visibility, and only mild currents. A once in a lifetime sight is the annual coral spawning, which is a spectacle not to be missed if you are visiting during November to December.

      Getting To Flynn Reef

      Most Australian liveaboard diving trips to Flynn Reef last for 3 days/2 nights, which gives you ample time to dive all of the best sites. Day trips from Cairns are possible, but time at the reef will be limited and so in order to make the most of this beautiful reef, an Australia liveaboard departing from Cairns is recommended. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit some of the other reefs in this area.

      Located to the North of the Australian state of Queensland, Cairns is the easiest place to jump on a liveaboard bound for the GBR. It has a fantastic international airport, served by a huge number of international airlines, making it easy to fly directly here from overseas. You can of course catch one of the many daily flights from other cities such as Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne, if your Australian itinerary involves these places.

      On the day of your liveaboard trip, most operators will pick you up from your accommodation, and will also drop you off at the end of the cruise.

      Flynn Reef Diving Reviews

      9.3
      Superb (out of 10) 10
      Average score from 17 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through Liveaboard.com and joined the Liveaboard can write a review.
      Australia
      8.4
      Very good

      Flynn reef was the highlight for me. Sharks, Ray's, and too many other fish and corals to mention here.

      Diving Flynn Reef in May on the ScubaPro I
      United States
      9.2
      Superb

      Very good, some particles in the water (can't be helped because of rain, etc.) but the sea life was amazing.

      Diving Flynn Reef in February on the ScubaPro I
      China
      10.0
      Exceptional

      not too bad due to the visibility underwater

      Diving Flynn Reef in February on the ScubaPro II
      United States
      10.0
      Exceptional

      beautiful

      Diving Flynn Reef in February on the ScubaPro III
      Australia
      9.2
      Superb

      My favourite, many memorable encounters with wildlife.

      Diving Flynn Reef in January on the ScubaPro I
      United States
      9.2
      Superb

      Saw reef sharks and turtles.

      Diving Flynn Reef in December on the ScubaPro II
      Australia
      10.0
      Exceptional

      Flynn reef was stunning. So much to see. The early morning and night dives here provided so much activity to see.

      Diving Flynn Reef in December on the ScubaPro III
      Germany
      8.0
      Very good

      great easy dives lots of fish

      Diving Flynn Reef in December on the ScubaPro II
      United States
      9.6
      Exceptional

      Spectacular of course. Beautiful and healthy looking coral. Sharks. Turtles. Giant clams. Clown fish. Hundreds of other species of fish. What more could you ask for than to dive the great barrier reef?

      Diving Flynn Reef in December on the ScubaPro I
      United States
      9.6
      Exceptional

      Water warm, occ murky, some current., lots of coral variety, anemones.

      Diving Flynn Reef in November on the ScubaPro I
      Germany
      10.0
      Exceptional

      easy, calm

      Diving Flynn Reef in November on the ScubaPro III
      Canada
      10.0
      Exceptional

      Site was very diverse with lots to see. More than one can see on two tanks. Many dives could be made here without repeating.

      Diving Flynn Reef in November on the ScubaPro I
      South Korea
      9.2
      Superb

      Absolutely stunning corals and fish in the Flynn. Seeing Brian the turtle was the highlight.

      Diving Flynn Reef in October on the ScubaPro I
      Australia
      9.2
      Superb

      Unforgettable, especially because every dive brings a new point of view, never the same...

      Diving Flynn Reef in August on the ScubaPro II
      Australia
      8.0
      Very good

      Pristine reef, tons of life loved every minute.

      Diving Flynn Reef in August on the ScubaPro II
      United Kingdom
      9.6
      Exceptional

      Excellent diving for all levels of diver

      Diving Flynn Reef in July on the ScubaPro III
      United States
      9.2
      Superb

      Beautiful reef.

      Diving Flynn Reef in June on the ScubaPro I
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