3 day Great Barrier Reef liveaboard dive trip
If your time is limited and you can only afford a 3 day Great Barrier Reef liveaboard dive trip, I have just the liveaboards for you.
Book 3 day liveaboard Great Barrier Reef: If you’re looking to book a 3 day 2 night liveaboard to the Great Barrier Reef, there are 4 liveaboards to choose from. Two are dive liveaboards offering 11 dives on the trip and operate from Cairns. Two go to the Whitsunday Islands and are for non-divers and include the Pro Dive Cairns and the Ocean Quest.
The best way to dive the Great Barrier Reef, Australia is by a scuba diving liveaboard. You can check the latest and best deals on Great Barrier Reef liveaboards using the following window:
3 day 2 night Great Barrier Reef liveaboards – operating from Cairns
The following Great Barrier Reef liveaboards all offer 3 day dive trips where you’ll stay on the boat for just two nights. These two liveaboards operate out of Cairns directly to The Great Barrier Reef.
- Pro Dive Cairns liveaboard – Rated 9.2 out of 10 and Superb. Offering free internet, diving for up to 32 guests across 16 cabins. The Pro Dive Cairns is a 24 metre ( 78.5 feet) dive liveaboard. Ideally suited for solo divers or single travellers willing to share on of the 14 twin cabins. But there are also two double cabins too. You’ll be able to dive up to 11 dives in total over the 3 day trip.
- Ocean Quest Liveaboard – Rated 9.0 out of 10 and Superb. The Ocean Quest is a 36 metre (118 feet) dive liveaboard catering for up to 48 guests across 23 cabins. Also ideally suited for solo scuba divers and single travellers willing to share a twin cabin. But the Ocean Quest also caters for couples in their double cabins too. Over the 3 days you’ll be able to dive up to 11 dives in total.
3 day 2 night Great Barrier Reef liveaboards – operating from Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach to the Whitsunday Islands
The following two non-dive liveaboards also offer 3 day 2 night dive trips to the southern part of the Great Barrier Reef around the Whitsunday Islands.
- Broomstick Cruise Ship – No customer ratings yet on this liveaboard. The perfect non-dive liveaboard to enjoy the Whitsunday Islands. Catering for up to 25 guests, this 23 metre (75.5 feet) liveaboard offers accommodation for singles and couples.
- Condor Cruise Ship – No customer ratings yet on this liveaboard. Another perfect non-dive liveaboard to enjoy the Whitsunday Islands. A 24 metre (79 feet) non-dive liveaboard sailing boat. Catering for up to 29 guests across single and double beds.
Great Barrier Reef dive liveaboards table
This list of Australia Great Barrier Reef liveaboards is in descending customer rating order, followed by Scuba Diving Luxury Rating (SDE Lux Rating, see below), so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating and the best SDE lux rating will be at the top of the list. If you want to change the list order, use the “Sort by” dropdown below.
|Discover Liveaboard||Customer Rating||SDE Lux Rating %||Flexible Booking||Dive Courses||Dietary Requirements||Nitrox||Gear Rental|
|Review: MY Spoilsport; Book: MY Spoilsport||9.4||73%||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review: MY Spirit of Freedom; Book: MY Spirit of Freedom||9.3||83%||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review: Coral Sea Dreaming; Book: Coral Sea Dreaming||9.2||62%||YES||YES||YES||NO||YES|
|Review: MY Pro Dive Cairns; Book: MY Pro Dive Cairns||9.2||52%||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review: Rum Runner; Book: Rum Runner||9||44%||YES||YES||YES||NO||YES|
|Review: MY Ocean Quest; Book: MY Ocean Quest||9||40%||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
The Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating (SDE Lux Rating) is explained on each liveaboard review when you click the “Discover Liveaboard” link, and is my own Liveaboard Luxury Rating I’ve assigned to all liveaboards. Choosing between liveaboards is helped by customer scores, and if you get stuck choosing between two or three liveaboards, where each one has a high customer score out of 10, you can use the SDE Luxury Rating to help narrow down your choice.
Think about it like using Booking.com when searching for the best hotel. Booking.com also use a customer score where each customer rates hotels out of 10. This is similar to the liveaboard customer rating, which is also rated out of 10. But let’s say you only like to stay in hotels rated 8 and above on Booking.com, but you also want the hotel to have WIFI or parking, or to have a swimming pool etc. The features each hotel has is usually secondary to the score out of 10.
I hope you enjoyed this article about booking a 3 day liveaboard Great Barrier Reef
I’d love to hear from you. Tell us about your adventures of diving and snorkeling, in the comments below. Please also share your photos. Either from your underwater cameras or videos from your waterproof go-pro’s!
If this article hasn’t answered all of your questions. If you have more questions either about snorkeling or scuba diving (or specifically about booking a 3 day liveaboard Great Barrier Reef), please comment below with your questions.
There will also be many more articles about scuba and scuba diving safety tips (and on snorkeling too) for you to read and learn about this fabulous sport.
Have fun and be safe!