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2019 Convention – Great Barrier Reef Experience

October 17 - October 20

- Free

What’s a conference in Cairns without visiting the World Heritage listed, Great Barrier Reef. We invite you to experience the Great Barrier Reef with a complimentary trip the day before or the day after the conference. There are a range of tour options ranging from small sailing vessels through to large catamarans that provide you with the opportunity to swim, snorkel, scuba dive, helmet dive or just relax in the sun!

Limited spots are available with each operator, so please book early to avoid disappointment!


Travel on a high speed catamaran to two outer reef sites 70km off the coast of Cairns.

Date: Thursday 17 October

Time: Departing at 8.00am and returning at 4.30pm.

Inclusions: All meals and snorkelling equipment, plus one introductory or certified dive (must be pre booked).

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DOWN UNDER CRUISE AND DIVE

Visit two outer reef sites on a three level custom designed and built high speed catamaran which includes a sundeck and gold class lounge.

Date: Sunday 20 October

Time: Boarding 7.30am for 8.15am departure and returning at 4.30pm.

Inclusions: All meals and snorkelling equipment, plus one introductory or certified dive (must be pre booked).

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DREAMTIME DIVE AND SNORKEL

Join Indigenous sea rangers for a trip on high speed catamaran visiting two reef sites, where you will experience the Great Barrier Reef through the eyes of the traditional owners.

Date: Thursday 17 October and Sunday 20 October

Time: Boarding 7.30am for 8am departure and returning at 4.30pm.

Inclusions: All meals and snorkelling equipment, with your choice of either introductory dive, certified dive or guided snorkelling tour (must be pre booked).

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Take a 30 minute calm water catamaran cruise down the Mulgrave River south of Cairns before traveling a short 10km crossing to the Franklin Islands National Park, which is surrounded by pristine sandy beaches, and fringing reefs.

Date: Thursday 17 October and Sunday 20 October

Time: Coach Departure at 7.45am and returning to Cairns at 5.15pm.

Inclusions: Guided Snorkelling tour, semi submarine ride, guided island walk, stand up paddleboard or kayak. Diving is avaiable for $60.00 per dive and must be pre booked. All meals and equipment included .

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OCEAN SPIRIT

Sailing (and motoring) on a 32m catamaran to the pristine Michaelmas Cay surrounded by fringing reef

Date: Thursday 17 October and Sunday 20 October

Time: Boarding 7.30am for 8am departure and returning at 5.00pm.

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OCEAN FREE

Maximum of 25 pax on a small personalised sailing vessel travelling to pinnacle reef of Green Island.

Date: Sunday 20 October

Time: Boarding 7.30am for 8am departure and returning at 5.15pm.

Inclusions: 1 Introductory Dive or Certified Dive per person, snorkelling equipment, meals

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OCEAN FREEDOM

Travel on a 20m catamaran with a maximum of 75 people to the crystal clear waters of Upolu Cay and “Wonder Wall”.

Date: Sunday 20 October

Time: Boarding 7.30am for 8am departure and returning at 4.15pm

Inclusions: 1 Introductory Dive or Certified Dive per person, snorkelling equipment, meals .

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Sail/motor on a 25m high performance catamaran to two outer reef sites off the coast of Cairns

Date: Sunday 20 October

Time: Boarding 7.30am for 8am departure and returning at 5.00pm.

Inclusions: All meals and snorkelling equipment, plus one introductory or certified dive (must be pre booked).

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SILVERSWIFT 

Travel by 29m high speed catamaran to three outer reef sites off the coast of Cairns.

Date: Thursday 17 October and Sunday 20 October

Time: Boarding 8.00am for 8.30am departure and returning at 4.30pm.

Inclusions: All meals and snorkelling equipment. Introductory dive @ $40.50 or certified dive @ $30 (1 dive) or $42.50 (2 dives). All dives must be pre booked.

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Travel on a modern 24m high speed catamaran to two reef sites off the coast of Cairns.

Date: Thursday 17 October

Time: Boarding 7.40am for 8.00am departure and returning at 4.30pm.

Inclusions: All meals and snorkelling equipment, plus one introductory or certified dive (must be pre booked).

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A few things to note:

  • All diving is subject to the completion of a Queensland dive medical questionnaire.
  • All reef trips leave from the Reef Fleet terminal which is a 10 minute walk from Riley Hotel.
  • Any additional accommodation or meals incurred to accept this offer are at the delegate’s expense.
  • Bookings close 30 June 2019.

Details

Start:
October 17
End:
October 20
Cost:
Free
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3 out of 3 available Silverswift - 17 October

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3 out of 3 available Silverswift - 20 October

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1 out of 3 available Ocean Spirit - 17 October

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Out of stock! Ocean Spirit - 20 October

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4 out of 5 available Frankland - 17 October

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4 out of 5 available Frankland - 20 October

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1 out of 3 available Dreamtime - 17 October

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2 out of 3 available Dreamtime - 20 October

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10 out of 10 available Diver Den - 17 October

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8 out of 10 available Tusa Dive - 17 October

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4 out of 6 available Down Under - 20 October

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4 out of 5 available Ocean Free - 20 October

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5 out of 5 available Ocean Freedom - 20 October

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4 out of 5 available Passions - 20 October

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