MINI Minke Whale Sojourn 2019

Thursday 20th June to Wednesday 26th June

 4 nights on the Great Barrier Reef

and 2 nights in Cairns!

Join us during the migration of the Dwarf Minke Whales. Only discovered in the 1980s, they are the only whale known to initiate human interactions.

They are incredibly curious and in water encounters can last for hours. When we are not swimming alongside these amazing creatures we dive the beautiful outer reefs.

This includes world famous dive sites such as Steve's Bommie and Lighthouse Bommie.

Our extended dive trip has been organised especially for our group and is not to be missed!

We have up to 17 dives, including 4 night dives with the option to upgrade to the amazing fluoro diving experience too. The included 'Sharks in the Dark' are an added bonus!

Joining this group trip includes: all meals onboard, ensuite cabins, Dwarf Minke Whale presentations, shuttles, t-shirt, taxes, games/competitions and Cairns accommodation before and after the boat.

This trip has our own Trip Leader onboard the boat, taking care of all logistics of for you!


Thursday 20th to Wednesday 26th June

Dives available:

16 including 4 night

Cost twin share:

from $2299 AUD per person twin cabin

from $4758 AUD per couple double cabin


Thu 20th

  • Arrive into Cairns airport during morning

  • Transfer to Cairns resort

  • Afternoon visit to Aquarium

Fri 21st

  • Start 'dive, eat, sleep repeat' routine

  • Transfer from resort to reef

  • 5 dives including a night dive

  • Overnight motoring to the Ribbon Reefs

Sat 22nd, Sun 23rd, Mon 24th

  • Diving on and around the amazing Ribbon Reefs

  • Varying dive sites to explore

  • Stopping for Minke interaction where possible

  • Each day up to 4 dives including 1 night dive

  • What an amazing week of diving!

​Tue 25th

  • Arrive Cairns early morning on the liveaboard

  • Breakfast on board before disembarking

  • Spend day relaxing or exploring Cairns

  • Accommodation in Cairns

  • Final night farewell dinner - included

Wed 26th

  • Breakfast at resort restaurant

  • Transfer to Cairns airport

  • Great memories and fond farewells till next time!

  • Transfers in Cairns

  • Dive boat trip

  • Minke Whale presentations

  • Night dive torches

  • All meals on boat

  • Twin share cabin with ensuite (beds not bunks)

  • Twin share at resort with breakfast - 2 nights

  • Reef taxes (EMC)

  • Trip t-shirt

  • Photography competition

  • Games

  • Trip Lead​er

  • Gift Pack

  • Aquarium Day Pass

  • Group dinner - final night

  • Tanks and weights

Optional Extras
  • dive gear $160, or bring your own

  • Nitrox fills

  • Nitrox course

  • Fluoro night dive

  • PADI Advanced Course


  • Sole occupancy resort rooms

  • Extra night/s in Cairns, Port Douglas or Palm Cove

  • Local tours


your airfares, home town transfers and travel insurance are not included.

 from $2299
twin share

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