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Dreamtime Dive & Snorkel Education

A cultural and Outer Reef Exploration Field Trip

Enjoy the outer reefs from Cairns, where students are encouraged to step back into the Great Barrier Reef’s Dreamtime. Reef sites visited may include Milln, Flynn, Hastings, Saxon, Norman or Thetford Reefs.  At Dreamtime Dive and Snorkel we acknowledge the Gimuy Walubara Yidinji , Mandingalbay Yidinji, Yirrganydji & Gunggandji people, Traditional Owners of the Sea Country on which our business operates.

Travel 90 minutes from Cairns via a comfortable catamaran to the outer reef. Visit two reef sites for up to 5 hours, where students and teachers will engage in place-based learning and an immersive Indigenous culture and histories. The activities offered can be differentiated to meet the specific needs of your class and desired student outcomes.


  • Up to 5 hours at two outer reef locations
  • Designated guides for your students
  • All equipment and instruction
  • Indigenous Culture and Historical presentations
  • Cultural and Biological guided snorkelling tours


  • Depart- 9am
  • Arrival into Cairns- 5pm

Cultural Presentations

Be enthralled in between snorkelling with the opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the oldest living culture in the world. Throughout your day on Dreamtime our Cultural Guides conduct multiple presentations on the significance of their history. Retelling stories of the Dreamtime, sharing traditional fire starting methods, yarning about hunting and gathering and musical presentations.

Cultural Guide and Marine Biologist led snorkelling

Slide straight off the back of the boat into the phenomenal waters of the outer reef. Our Cultural Guides and Marine biologists will work to educate students and teachers on the cultural and historical importance of the reef as well as it’s biological processes and diversity. On the personalised and private tours, students and teachers alike will hear interpretation and stories of the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef and its’ inhabitants. Providing the most up to date information and helping to subdue misconceptions associate with this ecosystem. You will have the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the cultural significance of the Great Barrier Reef and the cultural perspectives and uses of the reef. On the tour, students can engage in citizen science on the reef. Collecting real-world monitoring data, including the Eye on the Reef program with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority [GBRMPA] and submitting images through the sightings network. Students can learn the importance of indicator species, how the reef is monitored and be able to submit their findings into the GBRMPA’s database.

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