Australia’s GREAT BARRIER REEF. Is a must-see World Heritage listed and offers expansive coral reefs, giant potato cod, and large pelagic experiences in the pristine Coral Sea. To get the true Great Barrier Reef Diving Experience, though, you must dedicate a few days to the exploration. Liveaboards are the best way to do this and a sample of fine boats are listed here. You won’t see lots of other dive boats and your experiences can be as endless as the reef itself seems to be.
With 3,4, and 7 day itineraries, the SPIRIT OF FREEDOM provides trips for serious divers or for the combo divers-snorkelers; providing some of the world’s best diving almost upon arrival.
MIKE BALLS SPOILPORT has received an Advanced Ecotourism Certification for its environmentally and socially sustainable efforts, the liveaboard also sets the bar for quality of service and experience and is the most “awarded” liveaboard in these waters.

TAKA DIVE has a new expedition yacht operating out of Cairns on a 4, 5 or 7 day live aboard trip to remote regions of the Northern Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea. The fully-equipped dive vessel drops anchor at many different diving locations to experience adventure diving in Osprey Reef for shark feeding with amazing drop offs and 30 meter visibility as well as giant Potato Cod in the Cod Hole and the beauty of the Ribbon Reefs.

The SANTA MARIA takes a maximum of 10 passengers and is an intimate and very personalized adventure that you will not experience on a larger vessel. With such a personalized setting the overall objective of complete quiet and relaxation is easily achieved. You can join in and help sail the boat or just ‘supervise’ from the sundeck .
The vessel explores many of the most untouched and pristine areas of the Great Barrier Reef, with Thetford, Moore, Milln, and Flynn reefs being some of the past favorites. Each destination is about 40km East of Cairns, and all offer varying dive or snorkel locations, with different coral formations and tropical fish.
NOMAD has access to some of Australia’s most beautiful, isolated and pristine dive locations. Operating 6-day dive trips to the Outer Coral Sea Reefs using fly-in floatplane, Dive Nomad can access reefs between 350-550 kilometers from the Australian mainland to reach the 80ft custom designed liveaboard mothership.
Dive Nomad caters to all ability levels and provides oustanding service and some of the most remote and untouched diving the Great Barrier reef can offer.

REEF ENCOUNTER is a beautifully appointed 35-meter luxury catamaran offering day, overnight, and extended charters, perfect for private functions, special occasions, and intimate dive and snorkel trips.. With a commitment to quality and service the Reef Encounter sets unequaled attention to detail so guests can relax on a sundeck

As one of the original Reef operators in Port Douglas it is Wavelength’s privilege to be able to choose from our many sites at the Northern end of the Great Barrier Reef. Each day Wavelength chooses three of these sites to share with you


Poseidon Sailaway

The crystal-clear waters, beautiful corals and incredible fish life found at the AGINCOURT RIBBON REEFS 70k North East of Port Douglas and on the VERY OUTER EDGE of the Great Barrier Reef, enable us to offer the best possible day boat diving and snorkelling. This includes DRIFT and WALL DIVES, isolated pinnacles surrounded by Pelagic fish, and coral gardens with their endless variety of colourful wrasses, cods, parrot fish, angel fish, clams and anemones, that make a healthy living reef so beautiful.

Quick Silver

For your experience of a lifetime, Quicksilver’s wavepiercing catamarans and friendly crew will take you to a reef at the very edge of Australia’s Continental Shelf, to an underwater world that is a dazzling kaleidoscope of colour and brilliance… Agincourt Reef, a magnificent ribbon reef where you can experience first hand the magic that is the Great Barrier Reef

LOWE ISLES-Wave Dancer

Sailing aboard the  Wavedancer to the Great Barrier Reef island of your dreams, Lowe Isles, lying under a palm thatched umbrella, then slipping into the water to drift over coral gardens alive with brilliantly coloured fishes.



For the ultimate day of sightseeing the Outer Great Barrier Reef, travel aboard our purpose-built 25 metre catamaran, Calypso. This vessel is designed for snorkelling and scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef.


As one of the original Reef operators in Port Douglas it is Wavelength’s privilege to be able to choose from our many sites at the Northern end of the Great Barrier Reef. Each day Wavelength chooses three of these sites to share with you