Minke Whales 1st July 2021

from Thursday 1st July 2021
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 4 days & 4 nights on the Great Barrier Reef and resort in Cairns!

MUST DO TRIP!

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 the trip 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 16 dives, including 4 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!

Date: Thursday 1st to Wednesday 7th July
Cost: $
2299 per diver, twin share
OR
Date: 
Thursday 1st
 to Tuesday 6th July
Cost: $2239 per diver, twin share

Itinerary

Thu 1st

  • Arrive into Cairns airport

  • Transfer to Cairns resort

  • Free time

  • Optional group dinner

Fri 2nd

  • Transfer to liveaboard at Cairns wharf

  • Relaxing trip to outer reefs

  • Dive time!

Sat 3rd, Sun 4th, Mon 5th

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

  • 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

Tue 6th

  • Wake up in Cairns, depart boat approx 8.30am

  • Free day in Cairns

  • $2299 tariff includes night in resort

  • optional group dinner

  • $2239 tariff depart for airport late afternoon or evening, farewell till time!

Wed 7th

  • Those staying on, free time​

  • 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 - 1 or 2 nights (depending on package you book)

  • Reef taxes (EMC)

  • Trip Lead​er

  • Gift Pack

  • Tanks and weights

  • 'Sharks in the Dark'

Optional Extras
  • Dive gear hire $160, or bring your own

  • Fluoro night dive $50

  • PADI Courses POA

  • Dive guides $15 

​​Upgrades

  • Sole occupancy resort rooms $200

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

PLEASE NOTE:

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

100% success rate seeing WHALES!