Minke Whale Sojourn July 2020

Monday 6th to Wednesday 15th July

 7 nights on the Great Barrier Reef

and 2 nights in Cairns!

MUST DO TRIP!

Our 3rd trip of the Minke season 2020.

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!

You commence your trip on Monday in Cairns, then exploring the easy dives at such sites as Troppos, Caves and Playground before venturing up the stunning Ribbon Reefs. We have amazing dives scheduled plus in water sessions with the Dwarf Minke Whales.

Up to 22 dives, including 7 night dives with the option to upgrade to an amazing fluoro diving experience too. The included 'Sharks in the Dark' are an added free bonus!

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

This trip has our own Trip Leader meeting you on the boat, taking care of all the logistics for you, from arrival in Cairns untill your departure!

Dates: Monday 6th to Wednesday 15th July
Dives available: 22 including 7 night
Cost per person: $3199 AUD per diver

Itinerary

Mon 6th

  • Arrive into Cairns airport during morning

  • Transfer to Cairns resort

Tue 7th

  • Breakfast at resort

  • Transfer to GBR outer reefs

  • 1 afternoon and 1 night dive

Wed 8th, Thu 9th, Fri 10th

  • Dive, eat, sleep, repeat routine started

  • Nice easy and beautiful diving on outer reefs

  • 4 dives each day including 1 night dive

Sat 11th, Sun 12th and Mon 13th

  • 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 14th

  • Arrive Cairns early morning on the liveaboard

  • Breakfast on board before disembarking

  • Spend day relaxing or exploring Cairns

  • Aquarium visit

  • Accommodation in Cairns

  • Final night farewell dinner - voucher included

Wed 15th

  • Breakfast at resort restaurant

  • Transfer to Cairns airport

  • Great memories and fond farewells till next time!

Inclusions
  • Transfers in Cairns

  • Dive boat trip

  • Minke Whale presentations

  • Night dive torches

  • All meals on boat

  • Twin share cabin with ensuite

  • Twin share at resort with breakfast - 2 nights

  • Reef taxes (EMC)

  • Trip t-shirt

  • Photography competition

  • Games

  • Trip Lead​er on boat and on return to Cairns

  • Gift Pack

  • Aquarium visit

  • Group dinner - final night (voucher)

  • Tanks and weights

  • 'Sharks in the Dark'

Optional Extras
  • dive gear, or bring your own

  • Nitrox fills

  • Fluoro night dive

  • PADI Nitrox course

  • PADI Advanced Course

  • Dive guides

​​Upgrades

  • Tour package - extra nights land-based with local tours and transfers

PLEASE NOTE: 

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

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