Discover the Great Barrier Reef

Diving Liveaboards Cairns

Located 1,600km north of Brisbane, Cairns has a permanent population of around 150,000 residents and is the largest city in Tropical Far North Queensland.  With an average temperature of 26c (78.8F), Cairns is an outdoor playground surrounded by lush tropical rainforests and beautiful coral reefs, teeming with marine fish. Learn more about Cairns dive season and weather.

Cairns is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the start of an adventure that will take you to incredible dives, showcasing some of the most abundant and diverse marine environments on the planet.   

Divers travel the world in search of the corals, shark dives, fish and marine mammals but no where on earth can you find them in such abundance than the Great Barrier Reef, and just a couple of hours out to sea on a dive liveaboard Cairns. 

diver meets a giant cod, liveaboard cairns

3 Night Liveaboard Cairns

Explore the best dive sites on the Great Barrier Reef with this 3 night adventure. Swim with Giant Potato Cod and discover soft coral gardens teeming with life. This liveaboard is perfect for Open Water Divers with limited ocean water experience. 

Best Liveaboard Cairns

Spirit of Freedom is consistently rated as one the world’s best dive liveaboards and your perfect choice as best liveabaord Cairns. She has 11 guest cabins, each with ensuite bathrooms and an expert crew of dive instructors and guides. 

Your home away from home while you explore the Great Barrier Reef, Spirit of Freedom is equipped for expedition dive conditions and adventures in the open ocean. 

Departing from Cairns, liveaboard dive trips range from 3 to 7 nights, with several special dive expeditions throughout the year. 

During June/July the Great Barrier Reef plays host hundreds of Dwarf Minke Whales who congregate in the Ribbon Reefs. Swimming with Minke Whales is possible during this time with these highly inquisitive whales. 

After your liveaboard there are plenty of day trips from Cairns to choose from our chat with concierge team who are happy to offer free local advice on activities around the region.

spirit-of-freedom cruising
divers exploring gullies on Liveaboard Cairns

7 Night Liveaboard Cairns

This trip has it all, Sharks, Giant Potato Cod, bommies, gullies, caves and sheer walls dropping away hundreds of meters below. For 7 nights you will explore the Ribbon Reefs and the Coral Sea, venturing 260km off the coast of Australia.  Perfect for advanced divers seeking the ultimate diving liveaboard Cairns.  

Single night Liveaboard Trips

If you are short on time but still want to spend the night on under the stars on the Great Barrier Reed, then check out Divers Den. Their single night Cairns liveaboard dive trips are a perfect way to enjoy the outer reef from Cairns. Guests can enjoy the magic of Fluoro diving or their interactive sharks in the dark experience, perfect for snorkellers.