The Outer Great Barrier Reef - Cairns, Australia. The Reef is Yours!
Wally Says - Now is the time to have some fun and experience one of the most unique Natural Wonders of the World: The Great Barrier Reef -Join the Fun - Book Now!
After 15 years of running trips to the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns, Santa Maria is running her last few trips over the next few weeks. Her last trip will be on the 1st-3rd October 2010. There will be the normally scheduled trips running until that date with a few spots available for those that wish to join us on the last voyages of this great Cairns icon.
Coral Sea Dreaming will continue to run to the Great Barrier reef on the overnight trip visiting the same great reefs that we have enjoyed for years.
For all those that have sailed on the over the years she will be sorely missed from the Cairns outer reefs. Santa Maria is now for sale, if you are interested please refer have a look at this site.
We love our job here and why wouldn’t we, we get to visit the best reefs in the world and get to introduce some great people to them and their inhabitants. Above is a photo of the latest guests on Santa Maria who have joined the crew and experienced some of the reasons why they call it the GREAT Barrier Reef. Such as swimming with turtles, getting their first taste of Scuba Diving, and most of all the Beautiful Coral Gardens and all the other wildlife that makes up the wonders of the reef.
With only 10 passengers on Santa Maria you will get to Scuba Dive, Snorkel and Relax like no other boat on the Great Barrier Reef. A more relaxed and less crowded experience so you can enjoy your trip to the reef and have that exclusive and personal experience enjoyed by far too few. So do yourself a favour, as you plan your trip to the Great Barrier Reef, and check us out. We’d love to have you join the crew.
We do many things onboard our boats to make sure we minimize our possible environmental impact. That means you can enjoy your diving and snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef with the knowledge you are not impacting the reef in any detrimental way. One of the things we often talk to our guests about is the use of batteries instead of generators to provide power while we are at the reef.
By capturing energy that would otherwise be wasted during the normal operations of running the engines we charge our extensive battery banks. This allows our snorkelers and scuba divers to enjoy the reef, sunsets and sleep without the noise of a generator in the background. We then recycle the batteries after several years, and eliminating the generator decreases the use of oil and fossil fuels, as well as carbon emissions. A win for both the environment and your travel experience.
So when you are planning your next scuba diving trip to the Great Barrier Reef think about the best way to experience the reef, with only the noise of the waves and birds. If you decide to book with us it’d be our privilege to show you the beauty of this natural wonder…
With the biggest natural wonder in the world as our office and playground we lead a privileged existence. We get to experience the magnificent beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and marine life from the smallest nudibranch or shrimp to the humpback whales as they make their way north for their winter vacation. We get to scuba dive in warm water alll year round. So It can’t get much better right?
Well it can… One of the best parts of our jobs is introducing people to the wonderful ocean and the wonderous life that lives in it. Meeting people from all around the world, from the person experiencing scuba diving for the first time to the most experienced divers, sharing this natural beauty is truly a rewarding experience.
When we receive reviews and comments like this one as we often do, months after our guests have returned home it really makes our jobs even better. “The group was so happy and I spoke with tour leader and she said that literally this journey change their life!” They are planning on coming back next year as well, so the pressure is on for us to make the trip better… Thanks guys for the feedback and glad we were able to show you mother nature at it’s best.