Cruise and Helmet Diving at the Great Barrier Reef

Cairns, Tropical North QLD



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  • Explore the spectacular Great Barrier Reef
  • Try Seawalker helmet diving
  • All day snorkelling, plus other activities

Discover the wonders the Great Barrier Reef with a Seawalker helmet diving program. You need no prior diving experience to take part in this exciting underwater adventure! Included is a full day of snorkelling and a cruise. Come and see for yourself the beauty of the waters off the coast of Cairns.

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • 4 - 5 hours at the reef
  • Delicious hot and cold buffet lunch with seafood
  • Glass-bottom boat cruise
  • Semi-submersible coral viewing
  • Marine Touch Tank – where you can touch some of the reef’s unique marine creatures
  • Onboard reef ecology presentation by a marine naturalist
  • All day snorkelling, including equipment
  • Underwater observatory
  • Afternoon tea
  • World-famous Seawalker helmet diving

Departing daily from our terminal in the heart of Cairns, our cruises offer the highest quality experience. Come and discover the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef!

During your guided snorkel tour our professional marine biologist will guide you on a 30-minute underwater tour, showcasing the reef and its unique marine life. You will see and learn about the world’s largest bi-valve (the giant clam), the clown fish with their host the anemone coral, and the giant blue starfish. You’ll also learn a myriad of other facts about this amazing coral and marine life. You will only ever see these unique underwater environments on Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef! Now you can also enjoy complimentary WiFi and instantly Tweet, Post and Share your magical Great Barrier Reef experience with your friends and family. Please Note: The price quoted is a special prebook only price - available exclusively to RedBalloon customers!

On the Day

Session Length

Check-in from 8.30am for a 9.30am (sharp) departure. We arrive back to Cairns at the normal time of 5:30pm.

Numbers on the Day

The price quoted is for one person. There will be other people on the cruise with you.


This experience may be affected by the weather. In the case of rough water conditions we may need to reschedule your experience for a later date.

Dress Code

Casual and comfortable clothing is recommended. You will need to bring your hat, towel, swimmers and sunscreen. All snorkelling and helmet diving equipment will be provided.

Other Info

All of our helmet diving instructors are PADI certified. You will be required to sign a waiver and fill out a medical declaration on the day. A medical check will be conducted on the boat, failure to pass this medical will result in a part refund of the Seawalker experience.

... and Importantly


You must be 12 years of age or older to be eligible for this experience. If you have a history of disorders such as asthma, heart conditions or diabetes you may be prohibited from diving unless you have a current Australian Diving Medical. A list of dive doctors can be found at


Failed medicals for diving will not result in any refund. it is the requirement of the passenger to ensure that medical clearance for diving is possible.