Australia

Every year, thousands of turtles come to Raine Island from all over Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, and northern Australia.  It’s a protected area, inaccessible to the public, but you can dive the surrounding waters.  Besides the turtles, divers encounter plenty of pelagics, beautiful bommies, swim throughs teeming with fish, and a particularly diverse array of coral. There’s also the historic Pandora Wreck of Muntiny on the Bounty fame.

If you haven’t been diving in Australia yet, this is the trip you’ve been waiting for.  If you have been diving in Australia, this unique trip is worth going back for!

Trip Highlights

  • Your dive adventure will begin and end with a spectacular low level scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef to arrive on Lizard Island
  • Meet diver sized potato cod while diving Cod Hole
  • Three Mile Opening (TMO) boasts coral gardens, alleyways in-between fields of bommies, and tons of fish
  • Dive walls the walls of Tijou Reef and Cat Reef that are buzzing with barracudas, rays, sharks, and turtles and are covered with fans and whips
  • 150ft of fringing reef creates the Great Detached Reef where you will see hard corals, soft corals, fans, whips, and marine life large and small
  • Dive Raine Island where more than 40,000 green turtles swim through the pristine corals to reach the warm sands to lay their eggs

Packages start at $3,229/person

What’s included?

  • 7 night accommodation on Mike Ball’s famous Spoil Sport
  • All meals, snacks, and soft drinks on the boat
  • Wine with dinner on the boat
  • Tanks, air fills, and weights
  • Transfer to the airport or Cairns hotel after your expedition
  • Scenic hop over flight from Cairns to Lizard Island and return

Want to know more or how you can join us?

We book trips all year round for divers and snorkelers to the best destinations in the Caribbean, the Pacific and beyond.  Non-divers are always welcome too!

Ask about how you can complete your dive certification on one of our specially booked custom trips. We’re famous for great service, attention to detail and most of all underwater fun.

Already know that this trip is for you? Then give us a call or send us an email and reserve your spot!

Phone: (248)549-0303
Email: dive@recdiving.com