Cairns Dive & Snorkel Adventures
Cairns Dive & Snorkel Adventures


The fastest dive vessel from cairns

Departing daily from Cairns; Silverswift is ready to whisk you away for a day of fun and adventure on the Great Barrier Reef. This is an active day all about being in the water for your dive or snorkel adventure of a lifetime!


You will have the opportunity to explore spectacular coral formations and underwater gardens awash with vibrantly coloured marine creatures as you visit three different outer reef sites at Flynn, Pellowe, Milln and/or Thetford Reefs. Locations vary with the day’s diving and snorkelling conditions however each site is chosen for visual impact, and ecological diversity.

  • 5 hours on the Reef.

  • Experience more – visit 3 different Outer Great Barrier Reef sites.
  • Returns Cairns 4.30pm

Dive and snorkel adventure of a lifetime!

A day with Silverswift and Silversonic is all about being in the water and experiencing the magical underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. It’s exciting, exotic and breathtaking! With our exclusive permits and remote sites, you’ll be able to dive and snorkel 3 uniquely different and ecologically diverse sites, each chosen to suit the day’s conditions. In between water activities, relax on the sundecks or in the air-conditioned lounges, and of course, enjoy a delicious lunch for hungry adventurers!

Included in your day

Return cruise

Return Silverswift cruise from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal

Snorkelling equipment

Mask, snorkel, fins & Lycra suit

Snorkel brief

Reef Interpretation and Snorkel brief at each site.


Morning tea included on boarding

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea cakes, cheese & biscuits.

Lifeguard supervision

Explore the underwater delights in complete safety


Hot and cold tropical buffet lunch.

Diving Equipment

Equipment for divers provided, including wetsuit.

Guided Snorkel Tour

Reef Discovery guided snorkel tour at third reef site

Designed for Comfort

luxurious, modern and fast

Sleek, smooth and sun-kissed, with Silverswift and Silversonic you’ll travel in comfort and style – the perfect base for an inspirational day of exciting aqua-tivities.

As pioneers of Great Barrier Reef cruising, Quicksilver has infused over 40 years of experience into designing these exceptional sisterships producing the perfect balance of comfort, style and function. Silverswift and Silversonic are modern, spacious 29 metre high speed catamarans, custom-designed to help you get the best out of your day.

  • State-of-the-art computerised ride control systems mean a smoother ride to the reef
  • Hydraulic platforms for easy water access.
  • Change rooms and hot freshwater showers
  • Spacious sundecks, air conditioned lounge areas and a licensed bar.
  • The latest dive and snorkel equipment.
  • Travelling at up to 32 knots, we spend less time getting there which means more time at the Reef for you.

  • For the comfort of all, Silverswift and Silversonic are non-smoking vessels.

Departs Cairns 8.30am – Returns Cairns 4.30pm


Check-in at the Silverswift Counter inside the Reef Fleet Terminal for your boarding passes.
Vessel boarding. Complimentary morning tea/breakfast served.
Depart Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal for the Outer Reef. On the outward journey, certified and introductory dive briefings begin.
Arrive at first reef location. Divers gear up, while snorkellers’ site briefing begins. Get ready to view the beauty of this natural wonder!
Silverswift departs for second reef location. Option for introductory divers and certified divers to do a second dive. Snorkellers site briefing.
Tropical hot and cold buffet lunch served in the air conditioned cabin.
Silverswift departs for third reef location. Snorkellers are once again briefed as to the best areas to snorkel and Guided Snorkel Tour. Option for certified divers to do a third dive or second introductory dive.
Afternoon tea served.
All passengers board vessel for final passenger count.
Silverswift commences return journey to Cairns.
Silverswift arrives at Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal.
Coaches depart for accommodation.

Times may vary subject to sites visited. On rare occasions, services can be subject to the effect of weather or unforeseen circumstances requiring changes to the scheduled itinerary.


  • Fabulous experience!

    Claire F wrote a review Aug. 2020
    We visited Australia in March and wanted to go to the Great Barrier Reef. I was unable to dive due to perforating both my ear drums however my partner did 3 dives. I snorkelled on all 3 stops and the views were amazing…
  • Certified diver day tour

    Crockery wrote a review Jul. 2020
    You pay a basic price for the day trip, and then add the price for one, two or three dives, depending upon how many you want to do. I wanted to do two dives and one snorkel, so that’s what I paid for. I was very happy with that…
  • Best diving spot on the reef

    Adéla S wrote a review Jul. 2020
    I have been diving the reef for more than a year and this trip and reef was the best one I have ever been to! Highly recommend! So beautiful! Nice crew and great food! Nori was an AMAZING dive instructor 🐢🐠✌️
  • Three dive reef package

    Lucy T wrote a review Jul. 2020
    Was lucky enough to do the three dives on the reefs with master diver Jan. Was such a magical day and enjoyed three relaxing dives at three different reefs. Also lucky enough to see a grey reef shark and several turtles.
    Snorkeller Child
    • Snorkelling & Cruise
    • All equipment Included
    • Tropical buffet Lunch
    • Morning and afternoon teas

    Snorkeller Adult
    • Snorkelling & Cruise
    • All equipment Included
    • Tropical buffet Lunch
    • Morning and afternoon teas

    Cert Diver (3 dives)
    • Snorkelling & Cruise
    • All equipment Included
    • Tropical buffet Lunch
    • Morning and afternoon teas

    Intro Diver (2 Dives)
    • Snorkelling & Cruise
    • All equipment Included
    • Tropical buffet Lunch
    • Morning and afternoon teas

    All taxes and levies are included in the total price. Prices valid to 31 March 2025

    EMC: A Government Environmental Management Charge (EMC) of $7 per person applies to all adults and children 4 years and over entering the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area. This fee is included in the fare price.


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    Prices from $270* snorkel only