Minke Whale Sojourn 29th June 2020

Monday 29th June to Wednesday 8th July 2020

 7 nights on the Great Barrier Reef

and 2 nights in Cairns!

MUST DO TRIP!

In the middle of the whale 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!

We commence our trip on Monday in Cairns with our first days 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.

We have up to 26 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 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 in Cairns and travelling on the boat, taking care of all the logistics for you!

Dates: Monday 29th June to Wednesday 8th July
Dives available: 26 including 7 night dives
Cost twin share: $3199 AUD per diver, $2949 per snorkeler

Itinerary

Mon 29th

  • Arrive into Cairns airport during morning

  • Transfer to Cairns resort

  • Afternoon visit to Aquarium

  • Sunset drink

  • Group dinner - voucher included

Tue 30th

  • Transfer to liveaboard at Cairns wharf

  • Relaxing trip to outer reefs

  • 1 afternoon and 1 night dive

Wed 1st July, Thur 2nd, Fri 3rd

  • Wake up on the reef - start 'dive, eat, sleep repeat' routine

  • Diving on Norman/Saxon/Hastings Reefs

  • Each day 4 dives including 1 night dive

  • Overnight motoring to the Ribbon Reefs on Friday

Sat 4th, Sun 5th, Mon 6th

  • 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

  • Final night celebrations on board

  • What an amazing week of diving!

​Tue 7th

  • Arrive Cairns early morning on the liveaboard

  • Breakfast on board before disembarking

  • Free time to relaxing or exploring Cairns

  • Accommodation in Cairns

Wed 8th

  • 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

  • Gift Pack

  • Group dinner - first night (voucher)

  • Tanks and weights

  • 'Sharks in the Dark'

Optional Extras
  • dive gear, or bring your own

  • Nitrox fills

  • Nitrox course

  • Fluoro night dive

  • PADI Advanced Course

  • Dive guides

​​Upgrades

  • Sole occupancy resort rooms

  • 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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