Cairns Snorkel Dive Tours
Allot of Cairns Snorkel Dive Tours vary depending on how far the reef tour companies travel offshore. In fact, this is one of the main differences in pricing from the various reef tour companies. As a general rule of thumb the further the reef tour boats travel the more fuel they consume, so in turn they have to charge more money for there Cairns Snorkel Dive Tours.
Cairns Snorkel & Dive Tour companies all have different reef permits. Each reef tour operator will have their special part of the reef that they have commercial access permit for and offer reef tours based on that permit.
When choosing a Cairns Reef Tour you should really just think about how much you think is appropriate to spend, like what is affordable on your Cairns holiday and then choose a reef tour company that is within your budget. All the Cairns Reef Tour companies provide highest standards of Australian service and really do try to make your day the very best experience visiting The Great Barrier Reef.
If it is beaches and islands you are wanting to see then you should choose a relaxed day on Green Island, great for families and people who don’t want to swim to much. Green Island is a great stepping stone to say get your feet wet with out having to spend to much money and you will see a little bit of what is out there.
Cairns Snorkel & Dive Tours
If you have flown halfway across the world to come and see the Great Barrier Reef then I would invest a bit more time and money into going out on one of the many Outer Barrier Reef day boats from either Cairns or Port Douglas. Silverswift Outer Reef Cruises Cairns is a fantastic day reef cruise operator that takes you to three Outer Barrier Reef locations from Cairns. Perfect if you are an avid snorkeler or if you are a certified Scuba Diver. Silverswift also offers the opportunity to try a first time Introductory Scuba Dive, this is commonly known as an Introductory Scuba Dive and there is no experience nessacary, you just have to make sure you are medically fit with no asthma. Silverswift Dive & Snorkel visit Flynn, Millln and Pellow Reefs, these Outer Reef sites are located just over 60klm from the mainland near the continental shelf.
TUSA Dive & Snorkel Cairns is also another great Snorkel & Diving operator, there boat T6 is perfect for people wanting to also try snorkeling on 2 Outer Barrier Reef locations. TUSA DIve & Snorkel also cater to the advanced scuba diver, they allow you to guide yourself around the reef systems in your own buddie pairs! This is great for the more advanced scuba diver or underwater photographer that really enjoys there own independence from a dive guide or group.
All Cairns Dive & Snorkel Tour operators have to charge a reef tax, this reef tax is paid to The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority GRUMPA this is a Government run in organisation in charge of monitoring and protecting the Great Barrier Reef. So with every ticket sail the customer that’s you, will have to pay a small fee so this helps with the continued efforts to maintain and protect the largest reef system in the world.
Cairns Snorkel Dive Tours are all full day tours to the reef, the reason for this is the distance of the Great Barrier Reef to Cairns is just a little over 26klm. So you need a full day out on the reef to really enjoy your day snorkeling or scuba diving.