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This full-day excursion from Cairns is ideal for nature lovers. Michaelmas Cay is a protected sanctuary for 27,000 migratory seabirds, and one of the most important nesting sites in the Southern Hemisphere. The surrounding Outer Reef is a breathtaking garden of exotic marine life, magnificent coral and giant clams. There are more varieties of fish here than in the entire Atlantic Ocean. The Cay is a protected seabird sanctuary playing host to over 20,000 migratory seabirds, one of the most important nesting sights in the Southern Hemisphere. The tour includes semi-submersible coral-viewing tours for those who want to see the underwater world without getting wet. If you would like to dive the Great Barrier Reef, introductory dives for novices and certified dives for experienced divers are also available.
Roundtrip cruise from Cairns to Michaelmas Cay
Morning and afternoon tea
Lunch - Buffet lunch
Use of snorkel equipment and lyra suit
Coral viewing in air-conditioned semi-submersible
Ecological presentations by qualified marine biologists
Hotel pickup and drop-off from Palm Cove and northern beaches accommodation
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
Minimum age for all diving activities is 12 years
All diving activities for children 14 years and under must be booked directly on the day of travel. Prices listed are cruise only
Palm Cove and Northern Beaches hotels
7:30am Check-in at the Ocean Spirit counter inside the Reef Fleet Terminal for 8:30am departure