Minke Whale Sojourn June 2020

Monday 15th to Wednesday 24th June

 7 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 and snorkel 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 liveaboard with the first days exploring the easy dives at such sites as Troppos, Caves and Shark Mountain before venturing up the stunning Ribbon Reefs. Completing our spectacular dive holiday the following week.

We have up to 29 dives, including 7 night dives with the option to upgrade to the amazing fluoro diving experience too. The included 'Sharks in the Dark' are a thrilling bonus!

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

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

Dates: Monday 15th to Wednesday 24th June 2020

 

Dives available: 29 including 7 night

Cost twin share: $3199 AUD per diver, $2949 AUD per snorkeler

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Itinerary

Mon 15th

  • Arrive into Cairns airport during morning

  • Transfer to Cairns resort

  • Afternoon visit to Aquarium

Tue 16th

  • Breakfast

  • Transfer to Great Barrier Reef

  • 2 morning dives

  • 2 afternoon and 1 night dive

Wed 17th, Thur 18th, Fri 19th

  • 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 20th, Sun 21st, Mon 22nd

  • 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 23rd

  • 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 - voucher included

Wed 24th

  • 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 bathroom

  • 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

  • 'Sharks in the Dark'

Optional Extras
  • Dive gear hire, 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 after the boat

PLEASE NOTE: 

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

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