Cairns Liveaboard Volunteer Programme

Cairns Liveaboard Volunteer Programme

Days
Theme
From
4
$555 AUD
Earn Eco-Rewards
444 points
Days
4
Theme
Earn Eco-Rewards
444 points
From
$555 AUD

Perfect for Certified Divers!

This is the ideal trip for certified scuba divers looking for a longer stay to really experience the Great Barrier Reef.

Spend 4 days and 3 nights on the local family owned and operated boutique floating hotel Reef Encounter. Enjoy the opportunity of a first class guest experience before becoming part of the crew for a taste of living and working on the world’s largest coral reef system.

Not a scuba diver?
Don’t worry, this experience offers something for everyone, whether it be to enjoy the majestic sunsets, sleeping on the reef, snorkelling to your hearts content or simply to immerse yourself into the unique beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and the marine life that lives there.

*Discounted fare for snorkel only bookings – ask us

Trip code:

CNS-REHP

Activity:

Snorkelling, Scuba Diving

Start / Finish:

Group Size:

min 2 / max 38

Age Range:

18 - 40 yrs

Eco-Certified:

*not certified at present*

Age Range:

18 - 40 yrs

Fitness Rating:

3 out of 5

Climate Cert:

*not certified at present*

Eco-Certified:

*not certified at present*

Highlights

  • Luxury 35m small ship
  • Spacious en-suite staterooms with ocean views
  • Your “Boutique Floating Hotel” will cruise between 3 stunning coral reefs
  • Dive and snorkel at Hastings, Saxon and Norman Reefs
  • Night diving with sharks (certified divers)
  • 2 day guest experience + 2 night volunteer experience
  • Enjoy at least 10 dives in 4 days
  • 3 delicious chef prepared meals per day and snacks
  • Snorkelling to your hearts content
  • Sunsets, sunrises and stunning clear starry nights

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Inclusions

2 day 1 night guest experience
Twin or double ensuite stateroom
5 day dives + 1 night dive (guest)
2 nights volunteer experience
min. 2 dives per day (volunteer)
Scuba diving and snorkelling gear
All scuba tank refills
Coral Safe Sunscreen
Dive orientations and briefings
Marine biologist talk (day 1 transfer)
All meals chef prepared onboard
Light breakfast on day 1 transfer
Tea, coffee and fresh fruit onboard
Hot outdoor shower on deck
Sundeck with sun loungers
Heated spa with ocean views
Barista style coffee
Drinks from licensed bar
Wet suit hire $5 per day (optional)
Guided dives $15 per dive (optional)
Volunteer staff t-shirt $15
Government reef levy (+$30pp)

Itinerary

This experience can be longer than the 4 days and 3 nights if you wish. The longer you stay as a guest the longer you can add on to stay as a volunteer.

For the 4 day 3 night Cairns Liveaboard Volunteer Programme experience you must be a paying guest for at least 1 night (2 day 1 night package including 6 certified dives).

If you wish to experience a longer stay then you simply book a longer guest experience.

For example, if you book a 3 day 2 night guest package (includes 10 certified dives) you can stay on as a volunteer for an additional 3 nights. Your total stay would be 6 days and 5 nights.

If you book a 4 day 3 night guest package (includes 14 certified dives) you can stay on as a volunteer for an additional 4 nights. Your total stay would be 8 days and 7 nights.

Please ask us about prices and any more information you would like.

The duties are helping set tables for breakfast, lunch and dinner, cleaning cabins, communal areas and helping in the kitchen. It is a very relaxed working environment as duties go right throughout the day meaning there is no real serious deadlines and there is a good number of full time staff to get the jobs done.

In reward of the work there is water time. This is when you can snorkel or scuba dive. All of the equipment is included and air fills for divers too. There is a minimum of 2 dives per day (early morning and another day dive) plus a chance of the night dive (just check with staff that it isn’t too busy). You will also get the chance to snorkel. Don’t forget… you get to see the sunrise and sunset too… wow!

  • 07:30 – Board the transfer vessel ‘Reef Experience’ at Cairns Marlin Marina for breakfast, check-in and your journey to Reef Encounter
  • 09:30 – Arrive onboard Reef Encounter for your ‘Welcome & Safety Talk’ before being shown to your room to settle in and relax
  • 10:30 – Water Session: Time to snorkel for all guests before lunch
  • 12:00 – Lunch is served in the dining saloon
  • 13:00 – Water Briefings: Certified Diver Briefings / Try Scuba Diving Briefings
  • 13:30 – Water Session: Scuba dive or snorkel time
  • 15:00 – Reef Encounter moves to another spectacular outer barrier reef location
  • 15:30 – Water Session: Scuba dive or snorkel time. Glass bottom boat tour available upon request
  • IN SUMMER:
    – 18:00 – Dinner is served in the dining saloon
    – 18:45 – Night Dive Briefings
    – 19:00 – Night dive commences for all those scuba diving
  • IN WINTER:
    – 17:30 – Night Dive Briefings
    – 18:00 – Night dive commences for all those scuba diving
    – 19:10 – Dinner is served in the dining saloon
    – 20:00 – Dessert is served in the dining saloon
  • 06:00 – Wake-up call for the early morning dive and snorkel session
  • 06:30 – Water Session: Sunrise scuba dive or snorkel time. Glass bottom boat tour available upon request
  • 07:30 – Breakfast is served in the dining saloon
  • 08:00- Reef Encounter moves to another spectacular outer barrier reef location
  • 08:30 – Water Session: Scuba dive or snorkel time
  • 10:30 – Water Session: Scuba dive or snorkel time
  • 12:00 – Lunch is served in the dining saloon
  • AFTERNOON: Swap to the Liveaboard Volunteer Programme Role
    You will move into the crew cabins and become part of the team.
  • You MAY be able to night dive tonight depending on duties.
  • 05:30 – Lay out light breakfast for the early morning dive
  • 06:30 – Enjoy the first dive of the day
  • The rest of the day is helping the crew with the opportunity to dive in the afternoon and possibly a night dive (night dive at discretion of dive director)
  • 05:30 – Lay out light breakfast for the early morning dive
  • 06:30 – Enjoy the first dive of the day
  • Helping the crew for the remainder of your time onboard (there may be time for a water session)
  • Board Reef Experience for the transfer back to Cairns in the afternoon.
  • Arrive Cairns approx. 4:30 – 5:00pm.

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You will pay the same or less for experiences when booked through Tree Hugger Travel and receive a personal service from our family team. You will also earn Eco Rewards. This loyalty programme empowers you as the gift is making donations to one of the globes most renowned conservation charities, World Land Trust. Just by organising your travel with us makes positive change.

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Frequently asked questions

Yes, and we can help. If you need to make changes such as, updating your contact details or changing the date or time of your activity, contact us by phone, WhatsApp or email.

Yes. In fact, our online payment system encrypts your payment information to protect you against fraud and unauthorised transactions. When paying via emailed payment links you are also protected by the same encryption. Tree Hugger Travel uses internationally recognised secure payment systems to process your transactions.

Yes we are. Tree Hugger Travel is 100% family owned and operated travel business. When you get in touch you are speaking directly to the family founders.

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