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 non-certified (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 non-certified) 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,  have look at our reef and fish books and charts  to identify what you have seen and then have a chat with one of our Marine Interpreters on the way home and share stories with fellow divers – the more you learn the more it enthralls you!

Ocean Freedom Tour Prices ~ Cruise to Outer Edge of Upolu Reef and Upolu Cay Reef - Prices on table current to 30th June 2024

Tour Price Price Levy Total
Adult (15 Years +) $245 $20* $265
Children (4 -14 Years) $180 $20* $200
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) $790 $80* $870
*$20 “Reef Levy” : Comprising of Environment Management Charge $7.00 / Port $2.83 / $10.17 admin per person.
Intro Dive Prices ** Price
First Dive $105 (Includes all tuition and equipment)
Second Dive $65 (Includes all tuition and equipment)
All divers whether Certified or Non-Certified (Introductory) will be required to fill out a diving medical form on board on day of travel to ensure there are no contra-indications to diving. If you have any medical issues (past or present) or taking any medication (apart from the contraceptive pill) please let us know on info@oceanfree.com.au so that we can advise what medical clearance from a diving doctor is required. Please enquire if unsure to avoid any disappointment on the day.
Certified Dive Prices Price
First Dive $80 (Includes all top equipment & complimentary dive guide)
Second Dive $55 (Includes all top equipment & complimentary dive guide)
All divers whether Certified or Non-Certified (Introductory) will be required to fill out a diving medical form on board on day of travel to ensure there are no contra-indications to diving. If you have any medical issues (past or present) or taking any medication (apart from the contraceptive pill) please let us know on info@oceanfree.com.au so that we can advise what medical clearance from a diving doctor is required. Please enquire if unsure to avoid any disappointment on the day.
Transfers Price
Return Inner city Cairns $23
Return Northern Beaches as far as Palm Cove $34
Transfers must be pre-booked with minimum 24hrs notice, transfer cost is per person.
Notice
Dear all, we are incredibly excited to have the opportunity to have you visit our beautiful Cairns & Great Barrier Reef region! Once you visit the Great Barrier Reef - it casts a spell on you and the more you visit and learn about this amazing World Heritage Icon the more you want to return....and we also love to have you back! Both Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom follow all legislative and WPH&S requirements for recreational snorkelling and diving, are ATEC accredited for travel safety, and follow all Industry State and Federal requirements of the present time. If you have any queries please let us know on info@oceanfree.com.au or phone +61 7 40521111 – we are here to help! We would sincerely love the opportunity to give you all a great day on the Great Barrier Reef. Much love Taryn, Perry, Jazz and the Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom family.
Cancellation Policy
The company reserves the right to cancel the trip due to poor weather conditions or mechanical problems or, on rare occasions, to use another vessel or select the sites used. On very rare occasions, there may be a cancellation to a scheduled day due to low guest numbers. We will reschedule or endeavour to pick the other best reef options for that day to suit your preferences. If tour has been cancelled by the company a full refund given. No refund if tour cancelled or amended by customer within 24 hrs.

Upolu Reef Non-Certified 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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