Beginner friendly scuba diving tours in Cairns

Written by: Cameron Ward

Published: 01/08/2024

Reading time: 3 mins

There are heaps of beginner friendly scuba diving tours in Cairns.

You don’t have to be a pro to scuba dive at the Great Barrier Reef. Scuba diving is one of the best ways to explore the reef.

You must be able to swim and be cleared to dive with a medical form. If you meet those requirements, you are able to scuba dive. All our tours are beginner friendly for scuba divers, but here are a few of our most popular!

Great Barrier Reef Cruise Deluxe

The best tour for beginner scuba divers is the Great Barrier Reef Cruise Deluxe. This tour includes a beginner or certified dive in the price. If you enjoy the scuba dive, you can add an upgrade for a second dive.

This tour departs from Cairns, setting off on a jam-packed day of adventure. While heading to the first snorkelling spot, you’ll get to enjoy breakfast, learn how to use the snorkel and dive equipment, and watch a marine biology presentation. You will have plenty of time to explore the reef and enjoy a beginner friendly scuba dive.

This tour includes lunch, which you will be able to enjoy before heading to the next reef site. Here, you will have two more hours of exploring while snorkelling or using your second scuba dive. Be sure to bring your waterproof camera and snap some epic photos!

Great Barrier Reef Pontoon Adventure

Another fantastic tour to enjoy a beginner scuba dive is the Great Barrier Reef Pontoon Adventure. This tour includes all equipment for snorkelling, but you can upgrade your booking to include a beginner friendly scuba dive.

You will spend the day at Moore Reef on a deluxe pontoon boat. You will have lots of time to explore and spend time in the water. When you need a break from the sun, you can escape into the air-conditioned catamaran.

Lunch is included on this tour along with a glass bottom boat tour (weather permitting). If you are travelling with children, they can enjoy fish feeding and an enclosed pool on the boat.

beginner friendly scuba diving

Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard Tour

If you are ready to go all in, consider joining the 2-Day Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard Tour. This tour includes all equipment for snorkelling and scuba diving except for wetsuits. You can snorkel to your heart’s content, or you can upgrade to enjoy five dives.

You will get to explore the Great Barrier Reef over two whole days as your captain takes you to a range of reefs. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to live aboard and tour the magical underwater wonder.

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward turned his travel passion into a thriving Australian tourism business. Before he co-founded his own business, Sightseeing Tours Australia, he was enjoying being a Melbourne tour guide. Even now, Cameron delights in helping visitors from all around the world get the most out of their incredible Australian trip. You’ll see Cameron leading tours or writing about his favourite Australian places where he shares his local insights.