Minke Whale Sojourn 2018

July school holidays

Mon 2nd to Wed 11th July

10 day holiday in Far North Queensland!

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 you're not swimming alongside these amazing creatures you can dive the amazing Ribbon Reefs.

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

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

We commence our trip arriving into Cairns Monday with free time till we join the liveaboard on Tuesday at the Cairns wharf 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 on the following Tuesday back at Cairns wharf after tasty breakfast.

We have up to 29 dives, including 7 night dives with the option to upgrade to the amazing fluoro diving experience too.

The trip includes: all meals onboard, ensuite cabins, Dwarf Minke Whale presentations, 2 nights in Cairns resort with breakfasts, all shuttles, t-shirt, taxes, games/competitions, prizes, a group leader and the logistics taken care of for you!

Tariff

$2850 per diver, $2750 per non-diver

Itinerary

Mon 2nd

  • Arrive into Cairns airport at your leisure

  • Transfer to resort, 1 night twin share

  • Group dinner (optional)

 

Tue 19th

  • Breakfast at resort

  • Transfer to group meeting point

  • Join liveaboard boat at the wharf/marina

  • 1 afternoon and 1 night dive

Wed 20th, Thur 21st, Fri 22nd

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

  • Diving on Norman/Saxon/Hastings Reefs

  • Each day 5 dives including 1 night dive

  • Overnight motoring to the Ribbon Reefs on Friday

Sat 23rd, Sun 24th, Mon 25th

  • Diving on and around Ribbon Reefs

  • Secret dive sites to explore

  • Stopping for Minke interaction where possible

  • Each day up to 4 dives including 1 night dive

Tue 26th

  • Arrive Cairns early morning on the boat

  • Breakfast on board before disembarking

  • Cairns Aquarium day pass

  • 1 night in resort

  • Group dinner (optional)

Wed 11th

  • Breakfast in resort

  • Transfers to airport

  • Farewell Cairns after a wonderful trip

Inclusions
  • Transfers in Cairns

  • Dive boat trip

  • Minke Whale presentations

  • All meals on boat

  • Twin share cabin with ensuite (beds not bunks)

  • Reef taxes (EMC)

  • Trip t-shirt

  • Photography competition

  • Games

  • Group Lead​er, group dive guides available

 

  • dive gear $160

  • Nitrox fills

  • Nitrox course

  • PADI Advance Course

  • Fluoro night dive

PLEASE NOTE: 

  • our trips do not include airfares or your travel insurance

  • Open Water Course for new divers

  • Extra nights in Cairns or Port Douglas

  • Local tours - Kuranda, Daintree Rainforest etc

Optional Extras
Upgrades

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