Introductory Dives



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Try your first scuba dive on the outer Great Barrier Reef onboard Cairn's newest, fastest and most luxurious vessel for the best value introductory dive package in Queensland.

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That’s right, if you have never dived before, and have always wished to experience first hand the beauty of the underwater world you can arrange an Introductory dive with one of our friendly and professional Instructors.

Through the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program you will be taught all the basic skills required to dive down to a depth of up to 12 metres while accompanied by one of our experienced PADI qualified instructors. 

Divers are broken up into small groups, are always guided and the experience lasts up to 20 minutes giving you time to feel comfortable and begin to enjoy your first dive on the Great Barrier Reef. 

Evolution's massive back deck, combined with specially designed fold out 'Wings' which to provide more space, comfort and safety for our guests as they enter the water.

Participants must be at least 12 years of age
All participants must complete a medical assessment on board to assess their fitness for diving.

Lycra suits are included free of charge. Wet Suits are available for hire at $10 per person.

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Our professional and friendly instructors will provide attentive expert tuition on all Open Water dive courses.

  • Day 1 - Medical Checks, Paperwork, Classroom Training & Pool Sessions
  • Day 2 - Classroom Sessions, Exam
  • Day 3 - 2 Dive Sites on The Great Barrier Reef testing open water skills
  • Day 4 - Course completion at Saxon and Norman Reef



EVOLUTION travels to 2 of our 12 exclusive outer reef dive locations every day. With over 5 hours at the reef, there's plenty of time between dives for snorkelling and relaxation. Our certified divers can enjoy up to 3 dives per day, either guided with one of our professional Divemasters or with your own dive buddy or one we can provide for you. ‚Äč Our experienced, environmentally conscious Divemasters know all the best areas at our sites, and know how to find and interact with all the amazing marine life.