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You can discover the exotic beauty of the Great Barrier Reef for the first time.  You can snorkel with one of the crew to guide and assist. If you feel the urge to become part of the underwater world, our Dive Instructor can give you an opportunity to try a personalised Introductory Dive.Certified divers can also experience the pleasure of diving at pristine sites not visited by the masses. Night dive, swim, throughs and drift dives are all possible.

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Great Barrier Reef

From Cairns




We visit reef areas such as Thetford, Moore, Milln, and Flynn Reefs, each of which offer varying dive or snorkel locations, with different coral formations and featuring a multitude of tropical fish life.

Departs Marlin Marina Mondays and Fridays from Marlin Marina (D) Cairns.
Boarding at 8.00am and returning 4.00pm to 4.30pm on the last day of your cruise.

You will fall in love with Santa Maria as you experience her character. A Cairns icon she is designed after the gaff rigged schooners built in the 1800's and made of solid hard wood using modern technology. She has ample deck space for sunbathing and relaxing.

Her beautiful lines will give you the unique feeling of nostalgia, adventure and romance. We encourage all guests to join in and experience the pleasure of sailing on this classic vessel. You need to experience diving off this classic sailing boat. The overall package this yacht provides ensures that you will form memories that last a lifetime.
Our experienced, friendly skipper and crew will make this cruise an experience of a lifetime, including delicious meals (please advise of any special dietary requirements), and every attention paid to your comfort and well being.
The SANTA MARIA takes a maximum of 10 passengers so you can experience that personalised attention not possible on bigger vessels. Our objective is to allow you to relax and enjoy the experience at your own pace. Join in and help sail the boat or just 'supervise' from the sundeck.
The SANTA MARIA dive boat is also available for private charter so if you have a special occasions to celebrate or a group of friends that you would like to share this memorable sailing experience with, please ask for our private charter rates.

Note: A nominal charge is incurred by the government as Reef Tax  - this is not included in the above rates and will be quoted upon enquiry.



Day 1
0845am Boarding time from the Cairns marlin Marina B Jetty 0915am Depart for the reef(about 45km South East of Cairns)
1300pm Arrival at Theford reef just in time for lunch. Followed by afternoon snorkelling, diving or sunbathing.
1900pm Dinner is served on the per deck with a beautiful sunset backdrop.

Day 2
0800am Wakeup surrounded by the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Refreshing swim before a continental breakfast, short sail away is another exploration site offering more variety of marine life and coral formation.
snorkelling, diving or sunbathing.
1230pm Lunch
1330pm Sail for 40 minutes to Moore Reef to visit two new different dive sites. Snorkelling, diving or sunbathing.
1900pm The dinner bell rings for a another scrumptious meal.

Day 3
0800am Breakfast. Then set sail and visit Briggs Reef. Snorkelling, diving or sunbathing.
1300pm Lunch first then depart the reef for an afternoon of classic old time sailing back to cairns.
1700pm arrival at Cairns marina.

The above itinerary is a guide only and is subject to weather conditions


Three Day Sailing Trip Pricing Santa Maria
SHARED CABIN - Double or Single Bunk AU$590 p/p
STATEROOM - Double Bed AU$610 p/p
* Stateroom, private cabin and double bed prices are per person, based on double occupancy
* Children under 12 yrs receive a 50% discount on a single bunk in the shared cabin.

What's Included:
All Meals & Fresh Fruit & Snacks (Special diets with advance notice)
Hot Showers
Fresh Linen
Fresh Towels
Quality Snorkelling Equipment
Guided Snorkel Tours Upon Request

What You Should Bring:
Sunscreen, Hat and Sunglasses
Swim Suit
Beach Towel (Bath Towel is provided)
Small Overnight Bag larger luggage can be stored
Camera (Underwater Digital Cameras Available for Rental)
BYO Alcohol (No Glass Bottles)

Optional Extras Diving
DIVING (Certified Divers) Per Dive AU$45
Package (4 Dives) AU$160
Subsequent Dives after the 4 Dive Package AU$40
Night Dive (Extra) AU$15
Guided Dive (Extra) AU$5
DIVING (Introductory Divers) First Dive AU$70
DIVING (Introductory Divers) - Subsequent Dives AU$60
* All paid dives include all required scuba equipment at no extra charge

Optional Extras
Underwater Digital Camera (Rental per Day) (24hrs notice req'd) AU$45
Re-usable Underwater Film Camera (with Flash) AU$39
Single-use Underwater Film Camera (without Flash) AU$24
Polarized Sunglasses with strap AU$25
Cool Dry Polo Shirts AU$49
Long Sleeve T-Shirts AU$29
Baseball Caps AU$20
Locations will be chosen subject to weather conditions and with your safety in mind. The operator reserves the right to cancel any trip or use a substitute vessel if required. Prices listed are valid until 31st March 2010.
Environmental Management Charge, Cairns Port Authority Charges and Administrative Fees are not included and are payable onboard.



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