Budget Scuba dive tour – Travel on Compass Cruises, reef cruise  for the day as a certified scuba diver and enjoy one or two dives at pristine outer Great Barrier Reef locations!

Scuba dive with a buddy or pay an extra $10 per person for a guided scuba dive with our wonderful crew and be shown the very best of the Great Barrier Reef. Travelling alone? The Compass Cruises team will organise a buddy for you on the day if you wish to dive un-guided.

Budget scuba dive is for qualified divers who hold a scuba diving licence. Not a certified diver but still want to go scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef? Click here to see Compass Resort Diving Package for ‘no-experience necessary’ scuba diving.

Your Great Barrier Reef Cruise Day Includes:Tour

  • Two spectacular Outer Great Barrier Reef locations
  • 1 certified scuba dive -option to select 2 dives upon booking
  • Unlimited snorkelling
  • Up to 5 hours at the reef
  • Delicious buffet lunch
  • Snorkelling & scuba diving equipment
  • Boomnetting
  • Wine, cheese & biscuits on return journey
  • Complimentary tea & coffee
  • Experienced & helpful crew

Optional Extras:

  • Guided dives for certified divers
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours
  • Bus transfers from accommodation to the Cairns Marina
  • Wetsuit hire
  • Prescription mask if required
  • Fully licensed bar serving soft drinks, chocolate, chips, alchohol and souvenirs

What to bring on our Budget Scuba dive tour

  • Cash or credit card for purchases
  • Suncream, hat & towel, swimming clothes
  • Proof of certification if you are a certified scuba diver

* Please advise of dietary requirements upon booking.
* Scuba diving is subject to age and medical restrictions. Please read the terms and conditions prior to booking your trip. Some medical conditions and/or medications may prevent from participation in scuba diving activities.
* Certified divers are required to provide proof of certification – card or logbook – to the Dive Instructor on the day. For assistance with lost or missing card verification, please contact our friendly office team in advance who will do all they can to verify your diver rating, by emailing [email protected] or calling
+61 7 4031 7217.



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