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Cairns Scuba Diving: Why Dive The Great Barrier Reef?

Cairns Scuba Diving: Why Dive The Great Barrier Reef?

Whether your interested in learning how to scuba dive in Cairns or you're a certified diver looking for an incredible underwater experience, here's why Cairns scuba diving is a must in Tropical North Queensland...

It's One Of The Seven Wonders Of The NATURAL World

great barrier reef cairns sunlover reef cruises

You haven't scuba dived unless you've explored the depths of The Great Barrier Reef, which is the largest living organism on the whole planet! As a matter of fact, The Great Barrier Reef is so huge that it's larger than the UK, Holland and Switzerland combined. Crazily enough, you can even see it from space! . As well as being the largest coral reef in the world, the Great Barrier Reef is also the healthiest.

The Great Barrier Reef is home to over 1500 species of fish, 400 species of coral and 4000 species of molluscs, making it one of the most unique scuba diving ecosystems in existence. Diving under the ocean's sparkly surface and into an underwater wonderland of colour, life and pure wonder is sure to make you feel like you have entered a dream.

Cairns scuba diving tours are a great way to explore the stunning beauty of one of the Seven Wonders of The Natural World. The close proximity of The Great Barrier Reef to the city of Cairns makes it easily accessible to nature lovers from all over the globe.

Our Moore Reef scuba diving tours take place only 40KM off Cairns... paradise is closer than you think!

See The Details Up Close

up close detail of fish and coral on great barrier reef on cairns scuba diving

Although you can see a lot of marine life when you snorkel, scuba diving allows you to get up close and personal with the reef's stunning coral gardens and its smaller, and often colourful, inhabitants.

Our Cairns scuba diving options allow you to see the reef no matter how much experience you have as we have certified dives at various depths and difficulty levels.

Certified divers can find themselves exploring coral drop offs covered with hard and soft corals with every shade of the spectrum and swimming through stunning coral canyons.

Escape Into A Whole New World

cairns scuba diving in coral canyon with sunlover reef cruises certified dive

It may sound cheesy, but snorkelling only allows you to touch the surface of this natural wonder. Scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef allows you to be fully lost in the splendour of the coral and the marine life.

Our Certified Scuba Diving allows certified divers to explore a variety of incredible Great Barrier Reef locations. Glide along the continental shelf and be in awe at the grandeur of our coral drop offs and explore giant coral bommies such as the iconic City Hall. These pristine areas are home to unique coral ecosystems that are some of the most beautiful you will ever see whilst scuba diving.

Meet Local Celebrities

great barrier reef introductory scuba dive with sunlover reef cruises seeing nemo and coral

Our Cairns scuba diving experience allows you to come face to face with Nemo, Dory and giant clams. Although a lot of incredible marine life can be seen whilst snorkelling, there's something about scuba diving that allows you meet them on a more intimate level. Plus, it's pretty hard

Become Part of The Marine Life

cairns scuba diving with wally the maori wrasse on sunlover reef cruises

Sebastian famously said that 'life was much better where it's much wetter, under the sea' and we couldn't agree more! Scuba diving allows you to fully enter the ecosystem and almost become a fish yourself! Nothing can describe being surrounded by fish in every shade of the rainbow whilst swimming over intricate mazes of hard and soft corals.

Moore Reef: It's A Fantastic Place To Learn To Scuba Dive in Cairns

learn to scuba dive on the great barrier reef with sunlover reef cruises diving with turtle

Due to it's depth, clarity and calm, sheltered location, Sunlover Reef Cruises's Moore Reef pontoon is a fantastic place to learn how to scuba dive in Cairns.

Introductory divers enjoy a fully guided experience with a qualified scuba diving instructor and receive one on one guidance on how to use equipment, scuba diving skills and more.

With minimum group sizes of four and up to an hour experience (which is far longer than the industry average), our friendly instructors allow you to take your time whilst getting used to the equipment and learning skills, ensuring that your Cairns scuba diving experience is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Your scuba diving instructor will give you a quick briefing and introduce the equipment, then will take you into shallow water to teach you to use the equipment and practice various skills such as clearing your mask and regulator retrieval.

Your instructor will link arms with you as you descend to a maximum depth of 5 metres and interact with a variety of marine life. Pose for a photo with Wally, our resident Maori wrasse, spot Nemo and swim with a variety of marine life including green sea turtles, yellow tail fusiliers and our resident puffer fish Pugly!

Ready to book Cairns scuba diving? Check out our Great Barrier Reef scuba diving options here.