CAIRNS ISLAND SCUBA DIVING Dive the Great Barrier Reef With Us

Scuba diving on the island is subject to availability and operates with minimum numbers – please contact us for more information.

Experience Cairns island scuba diving with us at Frankland Islands Reef Cruises. The Frankland Islands group is a pristine part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The waters surrounding the islands are full of a diverse array of marine life, from tiny colourful nudibranchs, to anemonefish darting in and out of the most amazing colourful anemones, grazing turtles, a variety of reef fish and even whales passing by in the season and manta rays.

We offer certified diving as an optional extra, visiting the offshore fringing reefs from our dive tender. The specific dive location is decided on the day, to maximise your experience based on the conditions. Your dive will be fully guided by experienced Dive Instructors and Dive Masters. They know these waters and will show you the best marine life on the Great Barrier Reef.

All instruction and briefing is completed on the journey out, giving you more time to enjoy the full range of activities once we’re there. All equipment is included in the scuba diving price.

The maximum dive depth with Frankland Islands Reef Cruises is 16m, because we’re diving in the relatively shallow waters around the islands. The best coral colour can be seen at these depths. Certified dives are guided.

The minimum age for diving with us is 12 years. All divers must fill in a medical questionnaire. Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from diving. If you are taking any prescription medication we recommend a visit to a dive doctor to get a Dive Medical Clearance to ensure it is safe for you to dive and to avoid disappointment. More information can be found here.


Stunning coral gardens and diverse marine life …


You’ll be diving over the beautiful Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The waters here are protected. It’s a natural aquarium, full of an amazing diversity of marine life. You’ll see coral gardens comprised of boulder corals, staghorn corals and giant clams. A great variety of hard and soft corals creating a safe haven for the marine creatures that thrive here. Obviously, being a natural habitat, we can’t guarantee exactly what marine life animals you will see on any given day, but all of these are seen regularly around the Frankland Islands:

  • Turtles (Green and Hawksbill)
  • Anemonefish
  • Colourful Chromis
  • Parrotfish
  • Wrasse
  • Angelfish
  • Reef Sharks
  • Stingrays
  • Sea Cucumbers
  • Feather Stars
  • Damselfish
  • Sea Stars
  • Nudibranchs
  • Manta Rays
  • Cardinalfish
  • Gobies
  • Butterflyfish


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