Marine Conservation Great Barrier Reef Cairns

Start: Cairns Finish: Cairns

Visiting: Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Fitzroy Island


Duration: 11 Nights

Physical rating: Medium

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans

Tour code: MCP1

Tour operator: No Limit Adventures

Group size: 3 - 8

Age range: 21-99

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $2557

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Tour Overview

No Limit Adventures has teamed up with leading scuba diving and outer reef operators in Cairns with a high commitment to environmental sustainability. Together we are offering our Marine Conservation Program run on the Great Barrier Reef combining firstly the adventure of scuba diving with the opportunity to help the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) monitor and identify reef health indicators on the Great Barrier Reef. Our Marine Conservation Program was developed to allow people with little to moderate reef experience to be involved in the marine conservation effort. Assisting us with an established GBRMPA monitoring program called “Eye on the Reef – Rapid Monitoring” your efforts will help a dedicated team of Marine Biologists and other industry professionals in monitoring long term coral health on the Great Barrier Reef. By joining our program not only do you get to help the reef by collecting valuable data you also become a PADI certified diver, meet amazing people and you get to hang out on one of the wonders of the world. Join our program, set an example on how to make a difference for future generations and become an Ambassador for the Great Barrier Reef!

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icon Day 1 : Cairns

Location: Cairns

Accommodation: Hostel

Arrive to tropical Cairns and transfer to you hostel. Enjoy your day discovering Cairns by foot. Points of interest include a stroll along the Esplanade, the Botanic Gardens, a swim in the Lagoon, the port and the CBD. Group briefing late afternoon/ early evening at a time TBA. In the evening you will attend the Reef Teach presentation (18:30), an insight into the magical world of the coral reef and a great theoretical introduction to the underwater world for your upcoming diving adventure. Note: Participants should arrive at the hostel by 16:00 in time for the briefing. Briefing time to be confirmed by your local host.

icon Day 2 -3 : Open Water Course – Training Center (Open Water Students only)

Location: Cairns

Accommodation: Hostel

Meals: Breakfast

Over the next 2 days you will do the first part of your scuba diving adventure. Get picked up by the dive school early morning and transfer to the training center, where you will commence your theory on scuba diving with your qualified instructor. Put all the theory into use in the pool during your practical sessions where all your underwater skills are honed under the watchful eyes of your instructors. After lunch on day 3 it is time for your theory test and a briefing of the upcoming days out on the Great Barrier Reef. Transfer back to the hostel late afternoon each day. (B) Note: days 2 - 3 Open Water students only. Free time for all other participants. Rescue Divers: your course commences on day 3 at the training centre with theory. Travel to the Great Barrier Reef on day 4 and complete your course over the next 3 days.

icon Day 4 -6 : Great Barrier Reef (Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Nitrox, Rescue courses *)

Location: Great Barrier Reef

Accommodation: Hostel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Depart early morning on day 4 on your Great Barrier Reef dive adventure. All participants will complete their respective courses over the next three days. Once you arrive on the Great Barrier Reef begin exploring the underwater world on this magnificent natural wonder. Return to Cairns late afternoon on day 6. Transfer to your hostel and free time. (B,L,D*) Note: Advanced Open Water, Nitrox and Rescue students will do their respective courses during this trip. Certified divers have the option of doing a live aboard trip incl. 10 recreational dives. *No dinner on day 6.

icon Day 7 -10 : Great Barrier Reef Day trip – Reef Conservation tasks

Location: Great Barrier Reef

Accommodation: Hostel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Over the next 4 days you will be onboard Passions of Paradise, a locally owned premier operator promoting sustainable day trips to the Great Barrier Reef to enhance your marine conservation experience. Under the guidance of your designated Eco-guide you will undertake a selection of activities each day while diving (2 x dives per day), being Rapid Monitoring surveys and a species count to be entered into Great Barrier Reef Marine Park’s Eye on the Reef Sighting’s Network (number of activities could vary depending on conditions). Optionally you may also carry out Coral Watch surveys while snorkelling. As a PADI dive centre, Passions of Paradise has the ability to offer divers and snorkelers special recognition for their conservation efforts during your conservation experience. Utilising the Project AWARE foundation, you will receive a certificate of recognition for your contributions to protecting the world’s marine environment with an AWARE Coral Reef Conservation recognition and/or a Project AWARE Specialist recognition. Each day you will need to check in at the Reef Fleet Terminal by 0730am and return to Cairns late afternoon. Free time each afternoon.

icon Day 11 : Fitzroy Island

Location: Fitzroy Island

Accommodation: Hostel

Meals: Breakfast

This morning you transfer by ferry to Fitzroy Island, 45 minutes from Cairns, where you will meet the volunteers working at the Turtle Rehabilitation Centre on the island. You will learn about the work done by this organization, meet some of the patients and, possibly, go behind the scenes to lend a helping hand. Tasks may include feeding turtles, cleaning tanks as well as a beach clean up. Return to Cairns at midday or alternatively stay on the island for the afternoon. If the latter enjoy free time. Do one of the walks on the island, relax on the beach or swim and snorkel. The afternoon ferry returns to Cairns approx. 17:45. Group de-brief in the evening. (B) Note: amount of tasks and the opportunity to do hands-on work at the Turtle Rehab Centre are subject to number of volunteers present at the centre on the day.

icon Day 12 : Cairns

Location: Cairns

Meals: Breakfast

Today is the end of your tour. Check out and transfer to the airport for your onward or homeward journey. Safe Travels!

What's Included

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    Meals – Half Board

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    Accommodation

    Dorm share with ensuite

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    Low Deposit

    No Limit Adventures requires a deposit of 35% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 21 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

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Wednesday Jul 14, 2021

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Wednesday Dec 01, 2021

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