Overnight on the Great Barrier Reef

Flexible multi night itineraries on The Great Barrier Reef


Enjoy the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef on our Liveaboard vessel. Take part in our thrilling 'sharks in the dark' experience and explore the reef at your leisure. All cabins are air/conditioned and have ensuites. Sleep on the reef and enjoy more time to explore this natural ...

Wake up and watch the sun rise over the Great Barrier Reef.. This is exactly what you will experience when staying overnight on-board our luxurious liveaboard vessel OceanQuest! With daily departures via our fast transfer vessel, we can offer flexible itineraries from a single night stay to multiple nights on The Great Barrier Reef.

OceanQuest is Cairns premier overnight dive and snorkel vessel.Our vessel boasts a range of accommodation, predominantly twin and doubles, and all rooms are equipped with air conditioning, and en-suite facilities.  Now with Nitrox available

Booking Conditions

Age Restriction: Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult

Fitness Requirement: Moderate - Medical conditions apply

What's included

  • SCUBA / snorkel equipment
  • Wetsuits, dive computer
  • Fresh chilled water
  • Tea & coffee
  • All meals onboard
  • Prescription masks
  • All Air Fills

What To Bring

  • Hat, towel, swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Certified Divers please bring Cert-Card


Day 1 : Four Dives/Snorkels
Pick up from your city accommodation at 7.30am // Board transfer vessel approx. 8am // 90 minute journey to outer reef // 2 dives/snorkel sessions on board transfer vessel // Transfer to liveaboard OceanQuest at 2.30pm // 1 afternoon dive/snorkel // Dinner // 1 night dive/duckboard snorkelling
Meals :Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 : Three Dives/Snorkels
1 sunrise dive/snorkel // Breakfast // 2 x morning dives/snorkels [end of in water activities] // Checkout of room // Lunch/free time // Board transfer vessel 2.30pm // Arrive back in Cairns 4.30pm // Transfer drops back to city accommodation approx. 5pm
Meals :Breakfast, Lunch


  • Transfers from the Northern Beaches $20.00 - payable on the day of travel
  • Pick-up: 7:30am from Cairns City Hotel or Hostel
  • Departs: 8:00am Daily
  • Returns: 4:30pm Daily


AUD $40
Some of our tours require a local fee for National Parks that need to be paid directly to your guide while on tour.

Optional Excursions

Optional Activities (Available to sign up on tour with your guide)

  • Snorkelling
  • Diving
  • Live Aboard Diving

Available Extras

  • Transfers from the Northern Beaches $20.00 - payable on the day of travel
  • Digital camera hire
  • Bar purchase (snacks, beverages)
  • Dive guide ($15 per person, per dive)
  • Fluoro Night dive (avaliable upgrade onboard only, cannot be prebooked)
  • Nitrox Fills

No Credit Card or Booking Fees!!

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Recent Independent Reviews

  • On Real Aussie Adventures

    Snorkel or dive the Outer Great Barrier Reef, 1 night live-aboard experience, snorkellers and divers can share cabins, introductory diving is possible, you can do up to five certified dives per day and even try fluoro diving. Ocean Quest as a vessel provides a spacious and comfortable ‘home away from home’ on The Great Barrier Reef, offering a truly unique experience for all divers and snorkelers wanting to explore this pristine underwater playground. The best thing about this for me is to wake up and watch the sun rise over the Great Barrier Reef.