Liveaboards in the Great Barrier Reef - Bluewater Dive Travel

Liveaboards in the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia has a spectacular reef system that boasts over 600 types of coral, which in turn provides a home to 1,625 fish species and 133 species of sharks and rays. Scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef does not disappoint and offers one of the best liveaboard diving in the world. By far the best way to experience the Great Barrier Reef is by liveaboards, which will allow you to reach some lovely unspoiled spots that the day boats can't get to.

Find the best liveaboard in the Great Barrier Reef for your next diving trip to explore the wonderful reefs and marine life in the destination.


Find a Liveaboard in the Great Barrier Reef

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Great Barrier Reef liveaboard diving

DIving season

Queensland’s tropical climate makes the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea superb for diving year-round, but conditions and species do vary between the seasons. The summer months from December through to February enjoy warmer water and great visibility, while the cooler winter months of March to November are the best time to spot large marine mammals such as humpback and minke whales.

See more information on our in-depth guide to diving the Great Barrier Reef.

Also check out our detailed guide to scuba diving Australia, to find out about other great dive sites and dive areas in Australia.

  • How to get there: There are direct international flights from the US to several Australian airports such as Sydney Airport (SYD), or from Europe via most major Asia hubs. Then transfer on to Cairns Airport (CNS) where most of the liveaboards depart from. Local flights are also available out to the reef islands. 
  • Water Temperature: Ranges from 73 to 84oF (23 to 29oC)
  • Required Diving Skill Level: Many people learn to dive on the Great Barrier Reef, and there are hundreds of sites suitable for beginners. More remote reefs such as Osprey require some experience, and the Ribbon Reefs are best for advanced divers.
  • Interested in coral reefs? Check out our list of the Top Coral Reefs in the World

The Great Barrier Reef is also on our list of the Best Shipwrecks to Scuba Dive

Liveaboards in The Great Barrier Reef

Bluewater Travel can help you book a liveaboard in the Great Barrier Reef and 40+ destinations worldwide at the same price or even lower than booking any other way. We know the boats, cabins, diving, and logistics better than anyone else in the industry. Email us today or leave us a message through the live chat box to start planning your dream dive vacation in the Bahamas! 

New to liveaboards?

Let's help you get started with our Guide to Liveaboard Diving.

You may also want to check out our list of the Best Liveaboard Destinations for Beginner Scuba Divers.



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