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Great Barrier Reef minke experience Scuba Dive Trip

3 Day, 3 night, Liveaboard Minke Experience 


  • 10 dives
  • Dive Insurance
  • Transfers
  • All Dive equipment
  • Double or twin share
  • All meals
  • Free Wifi

  • PADI

three days exploring the great barrier reef & searching for minke encounters.

Explore the Great Barrier Reef with a high chance of a Minke encounter!

For a limited time only (Depart every Tuesday from 31 May - 2 August 2022) Pro Dive Cairns is offering special three-day, three-night Minke encounter liveaboards to the Great Barrier Reef. Traveling to the Minke hotspots on the ribbon reefs off Port Douglas, this liveaboard trip is perfect for the diver looking for that next level of marine life encounter. 

While Minke's operate on their own schedule and no encounter can ever be guaranteed, the liveaboard format allows for multiple sites popular with migrating Minkes, so encounters are highly likely. If Minkes are encountered at a dive site, divers will perform one of their up to 10 dives with the Minke, if a chance meeting happens on the way to a dive site, the boat will stop and guests will be provided with an opportunity to swim with the whales.

All this while still visiting a variety of outer Great Barrier Reef dive locations, giving you the chance to explore the very best of this Natural Wonder of the World. Along with Minke hotspots, you will visit a variety of outer Great Barrier Reef locations, all selected for their extravagance of marine life and excellent visibility.    

Between dives, relax in comfort onboard one of our three premium  Scubapro dive boats; these purpose-built liveaboard dive vessels; these feature air-conditioned twin or double cabins, spacious decks, WiFi, catered meals, and the comforts of home. With small passenger numbers and close crew-to-guest ratios, a high-quality, personalised experience from our dedicated staff is ensured at all times.

Departing Cairns every Tuesday until the end of July 2021, this three-day, three-night liveaboard trip offers a truly memorable and exciting way to fully immerse yourself and experience our magnificent World Heritage Great Barrier Reef environment. 

Please Note: some medical conditions may prevent you diving and you will be required to complete a waiver and medical statement prior to the trip. If you have recently/continue to suffer from an illness or condition that may affect your dive fitness,  or currently taking any prescription medication, you will need to consult a doctor for a 'fit to dive' medical certificate. 

Special COVID-19 Information: The health and well being of our customers and staff are paramount. If any customers present to check-in with fever, coughing, sore throat, fatigue, or shortness of breath, you will be required to undergo a COVID-19 test prior to joining your trip. 


WHY CHOOSE PRO DIVE CAIRNS?

  • Purpose built, PADI Five Star Dive and Career Development Centre
  • All dive crew are fully qualified PADI instructors. You will be diving with a passionate team of experienced professionals, ensuring the quality of your experience and your safety
  • Our boats carry a maximum of 32 passengers and six crew, providing you with a more personal experience
  • We provide a true liveaboard experience with our boats departing from and returning to Cairns for every three-day, two-night trip, with no boat to boat passenger transfers
  • Access to 19 high-quality dive sites ensuring a diverse range of reef environments and dives
  • Pro Dive Cairns is a high standard operator with Advanced Ecotourism Certification, committed to the long-term conservation of The Great Barrier Reef
  • Pro Dive Cairns has one of the highest safety standards in the world. With safety the number one priority, there is no safer place to dive in the world

Optional Upgrades and Additional Courses

Additional certification courses available for completion during the liveaboard (additional cost):

ENRICHED AIR PACKAGE (nITROX) 

Only available for divers with enriched air (nitrox) certification. 11 dives with enriched air (nitrox) provided.  


$105Per person

Optional Upgrade


Tour Itinerary

We recommend that you visit our retail shop located on the corner of Grafton and Shields streets the night before your trip to arrange the diving/snorkelling equipment, ensure the necessary paperwork is in order and to ensure your certification details are correct. The shop is open Monday - Friday from 12 to 6pm and some Sundays.

Please note, the below itinerary is a guide only, and the order of sites may change. The skipper will always adapt the plan to the prevailing weather, tides and currents.

Additional Information


Tripadvisor Reviews

4.5Excellent! (Based on 850+ Reviews)


- Reviewed 13 July 2018 -
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Carolyn K
Richmond, Virginia
Great staff, diving, and overall experience

I was with a group that went on a 3 day 2 night live aboard trip with ProDive. The diving was well organized, the boat was clean, the staff were very friendly and helpful, the food was good, and the reef was beautiful! I felt...
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- Reviewed 15 September 2019 -
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Michelle M
Amazing experience and amazing crew

The money I paid for this trip was some of the best money I've ever spent. I did the 4 days (e-)learn to dive and liveaboard, and ended up doing the adventure diver course as well. The facilities on board were great, the food was...
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- Reviewed 7 June 2018 -
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oliviazucchini
Phoenix, Arizona
I love Pro Dive, Brad, and Daniel...and scuba diving!!!

I became open water certified here and it was such an awesome time! Brad and Daniel were both incredible instructors and they made learning super fun. I did the two days in the pool and three days on the boat. The classroom time was very...
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