Dive and snorkel the outer Barrier Reef departing from Airlie Beach with pickups at Hamilton Island on the way to Bait Reef where we have the choice of two private moorings to show our guests the best of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
Experience a full-day outer Great Barrier Reef dive and snorkel tour from Airlie Beach to two coral reef lagoons around Bait Reef - the closest of the Whitsunday Island outer reef Barrier Reef locations.
Departing Airlie Beach at 8.00am and returning 6.00pm, our full day tour visits two dive and snorkel locations within Bait Reef for a minimum of 3.5 hours.
If you are staying on Hamilton Island guests will be collected to join our Great Barrier Reef tour at 8.45am and will return to the island at 5.00pm
Guests can enjoy time scuba diving and snorkelling under the watchful eye of our boat crew on these beautiful reef systems.
Our newly built custom designed dive & snorkel boat, which has two levels of air conditioned luxury, lounge style seating, a partially shaded deck and fresh water hot and cold showers on-board has us going at high speed to reach the outer Great Barrier Reef.
There is a full beam swim platform at the aft which makes entering and exiting the water a comfortable and easy experience.
If you are a Non-swimmer and do not wish to dive and snorkel but still come along for the ride to the reef to watch eveyone else have fun we have a special discounted rate for you to join our Great Barrier Reef tour.
To keep you energised all day, a delicious buffet style lunch is provided on board, as well as morning and afternoon tea.
Includes high quality Mares Diving & Snorkeling gear; wetsuits/stinger suits & flotation jackets (if required).
The visibility on the Great Barrier Reef changes daily dependent on the current weather conditions.
During the summer months you can expect an average of 8-15m at the outer Great Barrier Reef and 5-8m around the inner fringing reef.
The winter months typically see visibility well in excess of averages due to lower tidal ranges.
Bait Reef has some wonderful vibrant coral varieties, colour and busy marine life. The fringing inner reef tends to be slightly more colourful due to the nature of the soft coral that grows around these areas.
You will find numerous smaller reef-dwelling fish such as parrotfish, angelfish, batfish, damselfish and fusiliers. At the outer reef, you can expect to see a hard coral platform reef with impressive drop offs and our friendly resident giant trevallies, along with countless colourful reef fish.
If you're lucky you might even get a visit from a friendly sea turtle, mantaray or white tip reef shark whilst on one of our trips!
Keep an eye out for humpback whales during the months of July to September.
At the moment, we only conduct introductory scuba diving on the full day dive and snorkel tour to Bait Reef on a Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Please read the terms and conditions for introductory scuba diving.
Click Here to view the Medical check list for Introductory Scuba divers.
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Be at Meeting Point D near the umbrellas at the top car park Coral Sea Marina
January - December
Closed Christmas Day
Departing - Airlie Beach 10 hours
Departing - Hamilton Island 8 hours
Scuba Diving Restrictions
Children under 5 on this tour are free of charge.
All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.
Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.
Tour Code: 771