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Detailed Trip Itinerary for Compass Cruises, 4-day/3-night Heli-dive Great Barrier Reef Trip

With the heli-dive trips the itinerary depends on whether you take the helicopter out to the reef, back from the reef, or both ways.

If you are taking the helicopter out to the reef you’ll be scheduled to be picked up at your Cairns lodging around 11:00am. (Earlier or later pickups can be arranged to suit your schedule.) Then you’ll be taken to the heliport, board the chopper and make the 20-minute flight out to the reef.

If you are taking the helicopter back from the reef you’ll take off from the boat at around 3:00pm, make the 20-minute flight back to Cairns, then be taken back to your hotel.

Flying out to the reef:

Day One

10:30am: Pickup at your Cairns lodging, board helicopter, fly over and out to the Great Barrier Reef.

11:00am: helicopter lands on Reef Encounter

12:00pm Lunch, then scuba dive or snorkel , then sunbake and relaxation time

3:00pm Cruise to your next dive location, then dive, snorkel, sun bake, and relaxation time

6:00pm Dinner & Dessert

7:30pm Night scuba dive, relaxation time, stargazing, board games, or a movie

Day Two

6:30am Dive

7:30am Breakfast

8:30am Scuba Dive, snorkel or relax

10:30am Cruise to your next reef location

12:00pm Lunch

1:30pm Scuba Dive, snorkel or relax

2:00pm Cruise to your next dive location

3:30pm Scuba Dive, snorkel or relax

6:00pm Dinner

7:00pm Night scuba dive, relaxation time, stargazing, board games, or a movie

Day Three

6:30am Dive

7:30am Breakfast

8:30am Scuba Dive, snorkel or relax

10:30am Cruise to your next reef location

12:00pm Lunch

1:30pm Scuba Dive, snorkel or relax

2:00pm Cruise to your next dive location

3:30pm Scuba Dive, snorkel or relax

6:00pm Dinner

7:00pm Night scuba dive, relaxation time, stargazing, board games, or a movie

Day Four

6:30am Scuba dive or snorkel, then Breakfast

8:30am Scuba dive or snorkel

10:30am Cruise to your next dive location, then diving, snorkeling , glass bottom boat tour or relax

12:00pm Lunch

1:30pm Transfer to Reef Experience, then Cruise to your next dive site

1:45pm Scuba dive, snorkel, sun bake, Relax

3:30pm Complimentary wine and cheese, fresh tropical fruits

4:30pm Arrive Cairns

Flying back from the reef:

Day One

7:30am Breakfast on board Reef Experience, Marlin Jetty, Cairns

8:00am Depart Marlin Jetty, marine biologist presentation, scuba dive and snorkel briefings

10:30am Arrive outer Great Barrier Reef and transfer to Reef Encounter11:00am: helicopter lands on Reef Encounter

12:00pm Lunch, then scuba dive or snorkel , then sunbake and relaxation time

3:00pm Cruise to your next dive location, then dive, snorkel, sun bake, and relaxation time

6:00pm Dinner & Dessert

7:30pm Night scuba dive, relaxation time, stargazing, board games, or a movie

Day Two

6:30am Dive

7:30am Breakfast

8:30am Scuba Dive, snorkel or relax

10:30am Cruise to your next reef location

12:00pm Lunch

1:30pm Scuba Dive, snorkel or relax

2:00pm Cruise to your next dive location

3:30pm Scuba Dive, snorkel or relax

6:00pm Dinner

7:00pm Night scuba dive, relaxation time, stargazing, board games, or a movie

Day Three

6:30am Dive

7:30am Breakfast

8:30am Scuba Dive, snorkel or relax

10:30am Cruise to your next reef location

12:00pm Lunch

1:30pm Scuba Dive, snorkel or relax

2:00pm Cruise to your next dive location

3:30pm Scuba Dive, snorkel or relax

6:00pm Dinner

7:00pm Night scuba dive, relaxation time, stargazing, board games, or a movie

Day four

6:30am Scuba dive or snorkel, then Breakfast

8:30am Scuba dive or snorkel

10:30am Cruise to your next dive location, then diving, snorkeling , glass bottom boat tour or relax

12:00pm Lunch

1:30pm Transfer to Reef Experience, then Cruise to your next dive site

1:45pm Scuba dive, snorkel, sun bake, Relax

3:00pm board helicopter for flight over the Great Barrier Reef and back to Cairns.

3:30pm Arrive Cairns Heliport, then taken back to your hotel.

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