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One-Day Budget Great Barrier Reef Trip
Compass Cruises

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This trip is aboard Compass, an 82 foot Mono Hull with a maximum of 85 divers. It is for 1 day, and allows 2 dives.

Departure Information
Departure is from Marlin Wharf, berth MW18, Cairns at 7:45 AM every day, return time 5:00 PM.

The Dive

This one-day trip has a lot to offer the adventurous budget conscious diver. The boat visits two different reefs, Hastings Reef and Breaking Patches. © Compass Cruises Divers will be able to make 2 dives, and snorkelers will have ample time to explore these areas to their heartís content, even try an introductory scuba dive. There is also a glass-bottomed boat ride with a marine biologist available at no cost.

The excitement is not over once the diving is done, as boom netting and complimentary wine and cheese also add to the fun on the way home.

For a detailed trip itinerary, click here.

The Boat

The Compass is a steel mono-hulled boat. At 82 feet in length, with a 23-foot beam it is one of the larger such dive boats in the area. It is capable of making the trip out to the reef at 14 knots. Eight crewmembers operate the vessel, which can take up to 85 divers and snorkelers out to the reef for the day.

Trip Prices

Included all dive gear (with Dive price only) mask, Snorkel, Fins (with Snorkel price only) Env. Mangement Charge and fuel levy wine and cheese on the way home tea/coffee tropical buffet lunch snorkel instruction (with Snorkel price only)

Book This Trip All prices are in US Dollars.
1 Apr 18 - onwards
Snorkeler, childer under 4 (free!) Free
Snorkeler, child under 12 $68
Snorkeler, adult $82
Family of 4 (2 adults, 2 children under 12) $286
beer, wine, soda, on sale at bar -
wetsuit $4
guided certified dives per dive $7
optical facemask (w/deposit) $7
transfers to/from your Cairns lodging $9
glass bottom boat tour $11
1 introductory scuba dive per pay on board $46
transfers: Port Douglas $50
2 Certified dives, includes dive gear per pay on board $71
2 Introductory scuba dives per pay on board $89
Children are between the ages of 12 and 12

About Compass Cruises © Compass Cruises

Compass Cruises is a locally owned and operated company. The owners, John and Lyndell, seem to be everywhere; on the boat, in town and in the office overseeing the operations. The company has been in business since 1988. They operate two different dive boats, the Compass, which takes one day trips, and also servers as the shuttle, taking divers to and from their live aboard boat, the Reef Encounter, which stays for long periods out on the reef.

The company has a diverse set of offerings with options to suit folks and a wide range of budgets. Scuba divers and snorkellers seeking a luxurious live aboard experience can enjoy the top deck club cabins and services and even fly out to the boat on a helicopter. Budget travelers can enjoy a day trip on the reef at the lowest price around, and will find that Compass budget live aboard options are also a great value.

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