Cairns Scuba Diving On the Great Barrier Reef

Ocean Freedom visits two amazing scuba diving sites on the Great Barrier Reef, Upolu Cay Reef and the “Wonder Wall” on Outer Edge Upolu Reef. Our crew are passionate and knowledgeable about the reef and will love showing you around these protected sites. Packages are available for introductory and certified divers. Explore pretty, shallow coral gardens at the shallow waters of Upolu Cay Reef, before diving down to 10-15m on the “Wonder Wall”. Diving is matched to your experience, so you will feel very comfortable in the water.

Please note: All diving is subject to you having no medical condition (past or present) or taking any medication which may be contradictory to diving. All divers (certified and introductory) will be required to fill out a diving medical questionnaire on board, regardless of whether pre-booked or booking on board. It is imperative that you inform us of any health condition or medication truthfully, as diving has special health requirements, in part also due to breathing compressed air.

Ocean Freedom takes your scuba diving safety very seriously. Our professional instructors are on board to provide tuition and assistance, as and when required. Our Scubapro diving equipment is well maintained to the highest standards and prescription masks are available on request. After your dive, look at our reef and fish books to identify what you have seen.

Ocean Freedom Tour Prices ~ Cruise to Upolu Cay Reef and the Outer Edge of Upolu Reef

*Includes $20 comprising of Environment Management Charge (EMC) $6.50 / Port $2.83 /RAM $2.70/ $7.97 admin | **2 Adults + 2 Children

Upolu Reef Introductory Scuba Diving

Your diving experience begins with a short briefing as you cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. This briefing covers all the basic skills and safety aspects required for diving, and the crew will ensure you feel relaxed and calm about the whole experience. You will be assisted into the water, where your instructor awaits to guide you around the Great Barrier Reef for 30 minutes. This allows you to get up close and personal with all of the incredible marine life that the Great Barrier Reef has to offer. You will feel weightless as you float past the beautiful corals, turtles, reef sharks and Nemo. This is an unforgettable experience that will be remembered for life.

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Upolu Reef Certified Diving

Ocean Freedom goes to two sites, chosen on the day to maximize your enjoyment. Upolu Cay Reef offers diverse colourful coral gardens, home to stingrays, turtles, parrotfish, coral trout and more. Meantime, dive depths on the “Wonder Wall” vary from 10-15m depending on tide. This spectacular dive site boasts hard and soft corals, gorgonian sea fans, anemone fish, Maori Wrasse, the occasional Bull ray and white tipped reef sharks. Don’t forget to peak under the ledges to look for large painted Crays and check out the Bat fish by the boat! Certified dive groups are small, usually no more than 4 per group and are provided a complimentary guide around the Great Barrier Reef!

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Covid -19 Update JUNE 3rd 2020

Covid -19 Update JUNE 3rd 2020

Covid -19 Update JUNE 3rd 2020

Further to our last communications – we have had some welcome news this week, with the lifting of some border restrictions – a little earlier  than originally expected – GREAT  news that we can now welcome all our QLD neighbours – thank you collectively to all QLD for all your efforts and to the Premier for doing this.


 We continue to work very hard on making the boats look great and on our COVID-19 safe procedures and we will be operating from July 3rd initially staggering our dates – please send us an e-mail if you have any queries .

We understand that there are some ongoing negotiations for perhaps the interstate borders opening a little earlier too – let’s  keep respecting the  health and hygiene rules and social distancing wherever possible and download the COVID -19 safety app so any small outbreaks can be managed quickly and effectively – so the premiers can feel confident that we are safe to open and allow this to happen earlier …fingers crossed .. So all of you potential interstate guests please don’t give up hope yet for your “summer in the winter” holiday in the beautiful warm tropics – we may yet be able to welcome you too – we shall keep you posted !

And on a DEFINITE  NOTE – We are VERY excited to WELCOME  ALL our QLD neighbours and can’t wait to show you our beautiful region – we all know how truly beautiful the whole of QLD is and never a better time for all of us to now see our own backyard and get QLD back on its feet !

 Please book online or send us an email

Taryn, Perry , Jazz , Miah (the little furry thing ) and our extended Ocean Free & Freedom family xxx

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