Liveaboard Diving in Great Barrier Reef

What to Expect On a Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard

Take a liveaboard in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia and you will be diving one of the ultimate bucket list destinations for not just every diver, but most of the world's population. Great Barrier Reef liveaboards visit this world-famous and stunning marine area which has earned its name as a 'must visit area' in this spectacular part of the world. Delving a little deeper into people's ambitions, they'll likely cite diving on the Great Barrier Reef - popularly abbreviated to GBR - as one of their life goals. This is for good reason too, as the reef is a 2300 kilometre stretch of unrivalled natural beauty, one of the seven natural wonders of the world, a World Heritage Site, and is THE place to dive on our planet. A liveaboard dive trip is the best way to explore this region as it consists of more than 900 islands and 2900 individual reefs, forming a spectacular turquoise chain from Lizard Island in the north of Queensland, all the way down to close to Heron Island in the south of Australia's 'Sunshine' state.

A Great Barrier Reef liveaboard will take you to the crystal clear tropical waters of the Coral Sea, which is comprised of billions of coral polyps, making it the largest living organism on the planet. It is so large and vast that it is visible from outer space - even if you spent a lifetime exploring the reef, it would be impossible to view it all. Day trips are possible but will only allow you to witness the crowded inner reef for a few hours, and will leave you wishing for more time to explore what is on offer. The best way to truly experience the underwater marvels of this iconic structure is by setting sail on a diving liveaboard cruise lasting a number of days, meaning you will be able to witness a wide variety of the incredible biodiversity that the reef supports. Even aboard a liveaboard cruise, you'll still only touch the surface (pardon the pun!), and no doubt by the end you'll be thinking of planning another similar trip in the near future!

The Great Barrier Reef Underwater

Being the World's largest reef system, you can expect to see pretty much everything you could imagine on a GBR liveaboard tour. You'll see the full complement of reef fish, including Clownfish, Fusiliers, Butterfly Fish, Angelfish, Trout and Batfish, all swimming amongst a backdrop of stunningly colourful hard and soft corals.

If you look hard enough (or more likely your expert Divemaster who'll know where to look!), there's some incredible macro life to be seen as well, such as brightly patterned Nudibranchs and tiny but graceful Shrimp. You won't need to rely on your guide to spot the tons of circling Reef Sharks, elegant Turtles (green and loggerhead), and huge Manta Rays that are present at many sites frequented by liveaboard operators - you'll have to make sure you have your camera handy though as you won't want to miss these creatures in their natural habitat! Other animals that divers report sightings of frequently include Sea Snakes, Cuttlefish, and Leopard Moray Eels.

Some dive sites have their own unique attractions, none more famous than Cod Hole in the northern Ribbon Reefs, home to a friendly and docile family of giant Potato Cod (Grouper), and Maori Wrasse.

All of this life is present all year round, and if you are visiting between June and December, you may have the added bonus of viewing dwarf Minke Whales, Humpback Whales, Dolphins and the annual spectacular coral spawning.

It's also not just beautiful reefs and their associated coral gardens that are on the diving radar here either - the SS Yongala wreck is widely recognised as one the finest dive sites on the planet, situated towards the southern end of the reef.

Dive Sites & Areas On The Great Barrier Reef

It would be naive to write about every single dive site on the Great Barrier Reef, as it's likely you'd be here for a lifetime if so! The few 'best of', and on many liveaboard itineraries, are described below:

OSPREY REEF is famous for its 40m+ visibility and almost guaranteed sitings of large numbers of sharks at North Horn. Located in the Coral Sea, and accessible via liveaboard from Cairns, the reef features many small caverns and swim-throughs, making the dive sites here fun for everyone.

RIBBON REEFS Lie to the north of Cairns. Isolated they are only reachable via a few liveaboards. They are a chain of ten individual reefs offering sheltered warm waters, and due to their remoteness are in pristine condition.

MILLN REEF is a spot perfect for snorkelling and diving and is also a great place to do a night dive (sleeping turtles and crabs are common) if you wish. It consists of 3 large coral pillars, located around 60 kilometres from Cairns.

FLYNN REEF Features arguably Australia's best coral garden, is a place where you can see the full array of hard and soft coral that the GBR has on show.

COD HOLE has a resident family of giant Potato Cod which will let you take some fabulous close up photos - there are not many places you can take a selfie with a fish that is likely larger than you! Don't worry though, they're ever so friendly and curious, and love interacting with divers. Here it's common to see the sometimes even larger Maori Wrasse aswell. This site is part of the Ribbon Reefs.

LIZARD ISLAND is a national park on an island of the same name, situated to the very north of the GBR. It's a tropical paradise, ideal for unwinding after a few days of diving or honing your diving skills prior to a trip in the calm, sheltered waters that surround it.

NORTH HORN is one of the more well-known parts of Osprey Reef and is renowned for its famous shark feed, where divers are almost guaranteed to see a wide range of these predators, including Grey Reefs, Silkys, Silvertips and Hammerheads.

BOUGAINVILLE REEF benefits from an exposed position on the outer reef, which does mean it can only be visited by liveaboard and when conditions permit. As a result, it offers some of the most unspoilt and pristine diving in all of Australia, regularly frequented by Manta Rays and Turtles.

SS YONGALA WRECK is a wreck that has long been recognised as one of the finest dive sites in the world. Sunk in 1911, the ship is relatively intact, having developed a mesmerising variety of corals and boasting some of the most diverse marine life on the whole of the GBR.

Tips For Divers

There is diving to suit every level of diver on the Great Barrier Reef, from calm, gentle, warm waters for newbies, to challenging swim-throughs and caves for the more experienced. Some trips will require evidence of dive experience, but there are many that request no minimum logged dives. Most of the time full equipment is available to rent (please check this!), but remember to bring your certification. You'll also want your logbook as recording what you've seen is all part of the fun! Visibility is always great - often well in excess of 25 metres, and sometimes over 40. Water temperatures range from 22 to 30 degrees Celsius.

The native language of Australia is English, although commonly dive crews will speak a variety of others. Currency is the Australian Dollar, and ATMs are easily found onshore (not onboard though!). Internet access, healthcare, and transport in Australia are of high quality, although as always please ensure that appropriate travel insurance has been purchased.

Getting To The Great Barrier Reef

Undoubtedly the best method of exploring the GBR is sailing through the Coral Sea amongst the reef on an Australian liveaboard dive cruise.

LiveAboard.com has several cruises to choose from to suit every budget, with the vast majority departing for the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns' port in Queensland. There are a few small regional airports (for example Townsville, Rockhampton, Lizard Island) where it is possible to fly into from other areas of Australia, but by far the easiest, cheapest and convenient way to visit the reef is to fly directly into Cairns. Its airport has good international connections, allowing most visitors to fly directly from many overseas locations, although many daily flights also arrive here from the major hubs of Sydney and Melbourne, in case one of your first Australian destinations is there.


Great Barrier Reef Diving Reviews

  • 9.1 Superb
  • 314 Verified Reviews
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kendra R
  • United States United States

Wonderful! Beautiful car of colored coral

Diving Great Barrier Reef in December on the Spirit of Freedom

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Robert B
  • United States United States

Most sites were great. A few lacked fish and live coral. But, that's part of the adventure.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in December on the Ocean Quest

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Amarylis D
  • United States United States

An incredible experience overall.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Corey S
  • United States United States

Very exciting. I had always wanted to see it

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the Ocean Quest

  • 7.6 Good
  • Rick H
  • United States United States

Good, did see some dead coral.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Brittny M
  • United States United States

Outstanding views of species of fish and wildlife. Beautiful coral.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Erin B
  • United States United States

Perhaps better condition of coral and marine life compared to diving the same sites 10 years ago

Diving Great Barrier Reef in February on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Scott P
  • United States United States

Picture perfect with 20- 30 meter visibility. The reef looked very healthy with incredible amounts of sea life living on and around it.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in February on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Michael F
  • United States United States

A dream trip—shallow dives mean more time in water enjoying nature, less time consumed with deco time, etc...

Diving Great Barrier Reef in March on the Ocean Quest

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Noam K
  • United States United States

Amazing! Coral was as colorful, diverse and healthy as i could have expected.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in June on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Nancy C
  • United States United States

I don't dive, but I did snorkle all but 1 on of the sessions and it never got old. Each site, even if we returned to one over that time span, was unique. The reef is stunning, has of course suffered from climate change in some places more than others. The guides were informative about what we were seeing, and each shared their special interests. The conditions were generally excellent, with one day that was a bit choppy. The "Sharks in the Dark", chumming off the back end of the boat for chark was very interesting, and to my taste, best experienced from the upper deck!

Diving Great Barrier Reef in October on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.0 Very good
  • clinton E
  • United States United States

We snorkel and the sight was superior to other reefs

Diving Great Barrier Reef in November on the Ocean Quest

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Benjamin C
  • United States United States

Diving the Great Barrier Reef was the best dive experience I have had yet. The coral was so vibrant and the sea life was teaming with life. The night dives were the most exhilarating.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in December on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Brandon B
  • United States United States

Incredible diving. Some of the healthiest and most varied coral I have seen.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in December on the Ocean Quest

  • 6.8 Review score
  • Kaleigh D
  • United States United States

Great! Not really big wall dives, more of a slope and lots of healthy coral gardens.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in December on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Taylor Q
  • United States United States

Amazing! We lucked out with 2 sunny days and clear skies, so the coral and biodiversity were colorful and abundant.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the Rum Runner

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Jerry O
  • United States United States

Unfortunately the visibility was very poor due to a recent major storm.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in February on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Larry S
  • United States United States

Great diving, tons of fish, turtles, corals

Diving Great Barrier Reef in February on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Chelsea C
  • United States United States

I heard we went at the worst time of year but it was still amazing.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in February on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Joyce S
  • United States United States

Underwhelming. It was not as colorful or full of sea life as I expected. The visibility was limited.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in February on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 7.2 Good
  • Kara M
  • United States United States

wonderful. Not much current and shallow beautiful dives.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in March on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Karen G
  • United States United States

I not as unique I thought it would be. I do not think it is far better or far different than some other reefs I have dove in the Caribbean. Reefs can be hit or miss. The giant clams were different. Also I think there is more live coral on the GBR than Caribbean reefs.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in March on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Kelly L
  • United States United States

The reef is a mind blowing experience! The coral is so vibrant it looks like a blooming garden of underwater flowers.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in March on the Ocean Quest

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Detmar S
  • United States United States

Visibility was not great. Otherwise, wonderful.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in April on the Ocean Quest

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Tad B
  • United States United States

A few great days of sunshine in Clearwater followed by some rain and chop that made it a bit foggy on the last day. Can’t stop mother nature.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in April on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Megan S
  • United States United States

The GBR was gorgeous and the coral was stunning. The most amount of love coral I have seen on a reef and the greatest fish diversity!

Diving Great Barrier Reef in May on the Ocean Quest

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Christopher C
  • United States United States

Lived up to all expectations, and we saw a wide range of large and small critters.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in May on the Spirit of Freedom

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Randy B
  • United States United States

It was my first time driving but I had a blast. I loved exploring the reef and being surprised by all the sea creatures.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in May on the Ocean Quest

  • 7.6 Good
  • Jeno K
  • United States United States

Diving overall was good, although the visibility at times was not optimal.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in June on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Dave P
  • United States United States

Easy diving, lots of marine life… not the best visibility

Diving Great Barrier Reef in October on the Spirit of Freedom

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kenneth H
  • United States United States

The coral reef was the best I’ve ever seen not a lot of big fish probably due to fishing in the area visibility was great lots of small fish

Diving Great Barrier Reef in November on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jonathan N
  • United States United States

The coral colors and structures were fantastic.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in December on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Brad H
  • United States United States

The reef was beautiful. Even without the sun shining for most of the trip, one could see the spectacular array of colors throughout the dive.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Conna C
  • United States United States

Very good even though rainy daily

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jillian G
  • United States United States

Great, came in after the cyclone so visibility was altered but was able to see all the marine life I wanted to. Amazing dive experience.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Carsten A
  • United States United States

wonderful, we saw tiny stuff, vibrant reefs and many pelagics.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in February on the Spirit of Freedom

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Wolfgang K
  • Germany Germany

Very relaxed and well organized, very safety concious. The dive sites were carefully selected and differed a lot. In my opinion 'Coral Gardens' was the most beautiful.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in December on the Ocean Quest

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Eva W
  • Germany Germany

Overall great. Tons of fish and soft coral

Diving Great Barrier Reef in December on the Spoilsport

  • 7.6 Good
  • Ritty C
  • Australia Australia

Awesome experience, some sites are like beautiful gardens.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in December on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Carlos L
  • Australia Australia

Definitely one of the best diving spots on the planet.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Davina S
  • Australia Australia

The diving was fantastic. It was great that we were able to see so many different parts of the reef with the boat moving twice a day.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Jane H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Such a wonderful variation of fish and all the beautiful colours of coral were unreal!

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Jordyn L
  • Canada Canada

Beautiful and full of life

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Nellie M
  • Australia Australia

The diving was beautiful, I loved changing sites daily. Incredible sharks after dark experience

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the Ocean Quest

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Blaine R
  • Canada Canada

Worthwhile.....lived up to expectations

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Marco-Bruno P
  • Austria Austria

Better than expected but the bleaching is really bad...

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Francis R
  • Belgium Belgium

Superb visibility, awesome reefs and fish, not to much current

Diving Great Barrier Reef in February on the Spoilsport

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Ellie D
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Fantastic, the reefs are healthy - covered in endless hard and soft corals. Healthy marine life population at all levels of the food chain.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in February on the Spirit of Freedom

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Laura S
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Variable - a lot of damage.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in February on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jess G
  • Australia Australia

Great dive sites. Lots of versatility.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in March on the Rum Runner

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • ruben S
  • Spain Spain

amazing very well preserved and lots of marine fauna

Diving Great Barrier Reef in March on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Sibylla L
  • Canada Canada

Great. Lot of fun and my confidence grew with each dive.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in March on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Josh B
  • Australia Australia

Amazing locations - the skipper knew exactly the best sites

Diving Great Barrier Reef in March on the Ocean Quest

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Teresa V
  • Canada Canada

Excellent! Exceeded my expectations

Diving Great Barrier Reef in August on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Kent H
  • Australia Australia

Due to the weather it was only OK, not the best vis on most dives

Diving Great Barrier Reef in August on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Nicki S
  • Australia Australia

Ok, vis was about 15 mtrs for most dives, fish life was awesome!

Diving Great Barrier Reef in November on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Fiona S
  • Australia Australia

It was lovely, there were no other boats so not invaded by a million other divers.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in April on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Yura C
  • South Korea South Korea

Even though the visibility was bad for windy weather, still coral was spectacular and there were many kinds of fish

Diving Great Barrier Reef in May on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • FRANCESCO G
  • Australia Australia

Some beautiful bommies and healthy reef

Diving Great Barrier Reef in July on the Spoilsport

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Peter B
  • Australia Australia

Disappointing snorkelling, more suited for diving

Diving Great Barrier Reef in September on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Victoria T
  • Australia Australia

Beautiful. We went to different sites every day and they were all unique. Some with deep diving, some more shallow with endless flat reefs, some with walls of coral, we saw sharks, rays, eels, turtles, and fish of all kinds. We were also lucky enough to be onboard during the coral spawning.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in November on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Iman Daniel J
  • Malaysia Malaysia

Great. No current, good visibility

Diving Great Barrier Reef in December on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Sherie E
  • Australia Australia

Visibility wasn't great, due to poor weather, but the Great Barrier Reef is great for diving.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in December on the Ocean Quest

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Olivia F
  • South Africa South Africa

Really beautiful, great visibility and diversity of species.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Vic G
  • Australia Australia

Water was 30* and visibility was excellent. Reef areas were beautiful.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the Ocean Quest

  • 7.6 Good
  • Richard T
  • Australia Australia

Reasonable variety of fish, some coral but no sponges at all. Night dive was devoid of any life other than the divers, even the corals looked drab. Needed good navigation skills. Much of the coral has been damaged... presumably back mixture if leaching, but also years of intensive dive activity.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in April on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Wen Qin J
  • Canada Canada

The GBR is definitely impressive in terms of its size and huge variety of life that is available to explore.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in April on the Ocean Quest

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Allan B
  • Australia Australia

About 8 degrees warmer and about 10m better visibility than the south coast of NSW.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in May on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Joanne W
  • Australia Australia

Excellent weather and 26C water temperature with exceptional visibility. We were particularly lucky that it was calm in the more exposed Coral Sea locations.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in May on the Spoilsport

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Victoria S
  • Australia Australia

Outstanding. Clear waters with visibility between 10 and 25m. Great water temp. Obviously the marine park is exceptional and one of the best in the world.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in June on the Ocean Quest

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Mark B
  • Australia Australia

Some beautiful things to see out on the reef. So much sea life and so many turtles! It's sad to see the effects of the warmer climate on the reef but hopefully things will improve.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in July on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Esther N
  • Australia Australia

It was bit sad to see white dead corals at first. 😔 Enjoyed beautiful and awesome corals and variety of fishes around them. I'll come again and again

Diving Great Barrier Reef in September on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Paul R
  • Australia Australia

Perfect. Healthy colourful corals and abundant marine life.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in October on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Alex B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Really good, especially at night. The viz was only moderate at times, and some areas of coral are broken or stressed, but I’d go back

Diving Great Barrier Reef in October on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Stuart B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Good but reef not as good condition as 5 years ago

Diving Great Barrier Reef in October on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Peter D
  • Canada Canada

Fine. The coral at the end of the Busselton Jetty was more colourful.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in November on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Isabelle K
  • Germany Germany

We had very good conditions and saw a great variety of animals. It was great

Diving Great Barrier Reef in November on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Aitana S
  • Germany Germany

You could see some bleached spots, but also new corals coming trough. But it was still the best diving spot I have seen in Australia and we’ve seen many animals big and small. The coral reef was dense, huge and divers. I loved it!

Diving Great Barrier Reef in December on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Nina Z
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Clear visibility, healthy coralles

Diving Great Barrier Reef in December on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Seong Jo S
  • South Korea South Korea

Encounters with various tropical fish species. In particular, I could feel the friendliness of the Napoleon fish and could easily see the sea turtle eating. There were also damaged coral reefs, but I liked the brilliance of many fish swimming in a clean underwater environment.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the Ocean Quest

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Bronte H
  • Australia Australia

Amazing - the different coral structures and variety of marine life was really incredible.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in March on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Wai Ling K
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong

Don't expect too much! Water is not crystal clear and species are not as good as south east asia. But the coral landscape is great!

Diving Great Barrier Reef in March on the Ocean Quest

  • 7.6 Good
  • Vicki C
  • Canada Canada

Lots of hard corals, several bigger parrot fish, less fry than expected. Less fish then expected some dives, others had lots.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in March on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Glenda J
  • Australia Australia

Ok, not so good vis about 5 meters....windy weather 30 knot winds stirred up the sand.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in April on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Natasha R
  • Australia Australia

Saw a turtle lots of sharks unforgettable

Diving Great Barrier Reef in April on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Elicia T
  • Australia Australia

Great visibility even though the weather has been quite windy and choppy

Diving Great Barrier Reef in April on the Ocean Quest

  • 7.6 Good
  • lene feltmann E
  • Denmark Denmark

The visibily was poor, but most dives gave new discoveries. The night dives were fantastic.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in April on the Ocean Quest

  • 7.2 Good
  • Thiagu R
  • Malaysia Malaysia

I would give 6 out of 10. I was expecting to see more things and big stuff but that wasn't achieved. Did not spot that many sharks either. Not even school of fishes.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in May on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Dylan C
  • Australia Australia

The reef is spectacular, lots of fish and lots of places to dive.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in May on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Craig W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Very good when far away from Cairns in unspoilt reef.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in June on the Ocean Quest

  • 9.2 Superb
  • SHUO C
  • China China

Its one of the best place for the fresh hand to accumulate experience and a lot of things to see

Diving Great Barrier Reef in June on the Ocean Quest

  • 8.4 Very good
  • Olivia W
  • New Zealand New Zealand

It was incredible clarity was amazing

Diving Great Barrier Reef in June on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 9.2 Superb
  • Yuan X
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong

More marine lives, especially the stone fish is my favorite

Diving Great Barrier Reef in July on the Spoilsport

  • 8.0 Very good
  • Zofia H
  • Canada Canada

Great visibility and interesting things to see

Diving Great Barrier Reef in August on the Ocean Quest

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • Yushan X
  • China China

All good and pretty cool memory

Diving Great Barrier Reef in October on the Ocean Quest

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Ben S
  • Australia Australia

Colorful coral and a wide variety of sealife on display

Diving Great Barrier Reef in October on the Rum Runner

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kieran V
  • Australia Australia

Amazing. Heaps of life, amazing coral. Lots of variety of life.

Diving Great Barrier Reef in October on the Spoilsport

  • 10.0 Exceptional
  • David F
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom

Amazing coral and marine life

Diving Great Barrier Reef in October on the Spoilsport

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Micheal G
  • Denmark Denmark

Nice visibility, super corals, a lot of life. Not a place for big stuff

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the Pro Dive Cairns

  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Maurice L
  • Australia Australia

An excellent and highly recommended experience!

Diving Great Barrier Reef in January on the Ocean Quest