Mission Beach Reef Dive & Snorkel Trip

Tour Code: 401

Departing: Mission Beach

Dive & Snorkel Mission Beach
  • Our Mission Beach dive and snorkel tour embarks on the type of unique destinations where it’s not uncommon to see some of the Great Barrier Reef’s friendly marine life; such as dolphins, mantarays and even whales 
  • Get your selfie on the beautiful beach of Dunk Island with your modern catamaran and the Great Barrier Reef as your backdrop.
  • Take the chance to snorkel and dive on this fantastic day trip!  Make sure you pre-book your introductory dive to avoid missing out.
  • Depart Mission Beach at 8.30am take a transfer boat from Dunk Island to the outer Great Barrier Reef and enjoy a day of snorkeling asn scuba diving prisitine reefs. 

Included In Price

  • 4 hours on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit 2 reef locations
  • Tea & coffee
  • Fresh muffins on the way out
  • Face mask, snorkel, fins (stinger suits in season)
  • Free snorkel briefing and training
  • Full buffet lunch, cold cuts, salads, prawns, bread rolls & fruit
  • Maxi 45 guests onboard

From the stunning coastal town of Mission Beach, you’ll be spirited across the waves to Dunk Island to meet your boat and crew that will take you to the outer Great Barrier Reef. You spend your day snorkelling and scuba diving through coral gardens and colourful reef fish.

Mission Beach is renowned as a truly stunning and picturesque coastal town. It’s comprised of 4 pristine bays, and today you’ll be leaving from the sublime Wongaling Beach for your dive and snorkel tour to the outer Great Barrier Reef 

A short 10 minute ride later, you’ll arrive at the shores of Dunk Island, where your vessel awaits.  You’ll meet your friendly hosts at the office, and take a short walk down to the beach where your fast-boat awaits (wear your swimmers, as you’ll walk knee-high through the sea to board!)

Once aboard, you’ll embark on exploring the famed Great Barrier Reef!

We will provide a sumptuous morning tea to indulge in, as your hospitable crew share a reef presentation and some snorkeling tips to enhance your experience.

We will have two different reef sites to explore today, both chosen for clear waters and quality coral.

You’ll likewise find both destinations rich with colourful marine life in the form of stunning reef fish, rays, and maybe even a sea-turtle!

Choose to snorkel, or even try your first dive among these coral kingdoms.

Lunch is a mouthwatering buffet affair cooked by an onboard chef!  

Then its onto your second reef destination promises some more extraordinary sights.

Mission Beach Great Barrier Reef Tour Itinerary

8.30am & 9am - You will begin your adventure to the Great Barrier Reef from our beachfront office at Wongaling Beach where you will board our reef transfer boat from the beach.She is a fully enclosed custom built passenger transfer vessel designed specifically for beach landing.

Wear your swimmers as you have to walk through water to your knees to board!!

Just a quick 10 minute transfer will land you onto beautiful Dunk Island where you will board our outer reef boat.  

9.30am - After introductions and safety briefing from your captain, we depart Brammo Bay at Dunk Island and head off to the East sitting on 18 knots reaching our first reef location in under 11/2 hours. 

11am - In the water at our first Outer Great Barrier Reef location (our locations are determined on the day to suit weather conditions).  You will have an hour exploring our untouched reefs with our crew on hand to assist with your gear and getting going.  Our free snorkel briefing will cover what to do and what not to do to ensure yoursafety and enjoyment at the reef. 

12pm - Depart for a 1/2 hour cruise to our second snorkel location and lunch preparation.

12.30pm - Arrive at our second location where the ships captain will cook your BBQ lunch served alongside fresh prawns, salads and fresh tropical fruit.  After your well earned lunch, onto the second of our snorkel and dive explorations.  Another hour of learning,seeing and experiencing one of the worlds natural wonders.

3pm - After another hours snorkelling your crew will 'up anchor' and head for home back to Dunk Island.

4.30pm - Transfers onboard for a quick trip to mainland Mission Beach.

Dunk Island

Just 10 minutes from the picturesque village of Mission beach, you’ll reach the pristine shores of Dunk Island, where your vessel to the Great Barrier Reef awaits.

Indigenous Aboriginal people once named it ‘Coonanglebah’ which translates to ‘The Land of Peace and Plenty’. 

The sparkling bay of Dunk is a remarkable breeding ground for sea turtles, so keep your eye out on the ocean even as you’re cruising aboard the boat; these beautiful animals regularly pop up for air.  

Dunk Island, with its postcard-perfect scenery, is a great way to start your day.

Snorkelling among Marine Life

Your friendly and expert guides will share all you need to know about snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, along with a few tips to enrich that adventure.

You’ll be fitted with a mask, snorkel, and fins.  You’ll see the kind of astonishing formations and textures the Great Barrier Reef is famous for - stag forests, coral bommies and anemones.

You may be lcuky enough to spot  a sea-turtle sighting, sting-rays, or even a reef shark. 

However you will undoubtedly sight giant clams, starfish, and a huge variety of reef fish.

Introductory Scuba Dive on the Great Barrier Reef

On an introductory dive, you’ll learn all the skills you need from a qualified dive instructor.

For up to 30 minutes, you’ll explore the underwater world with an up close view of the colourful corals and tropical fish in a small group. 

Enjoy the feeling of weightlessness in the peace and quiet under the surface. 

You may be lucky enough to spot a sea-turtle pass close by or a large wrasse or black tip reef shark.

Certified Scuba Dive on the Great Barrier Reef

Many scuba divers travel the globe to explore this famed World Heritage listed underwater environment.

Yet there’s something truly special about embarking on a diving expedition from the shores of Mission Beach; it is the birthplace of the Great Barrier Reef marine park, world heritage listed, and protected to ensure its pristine domain.

In the pinnacles, and bommies (coral mountains) it’s a given that you’ll discover a myriad of marine life; some which are found nowhere else!

On a 30 minute certified dive, experienced divers have shared how some of the coral found here is amongst the most colourful ever seen. 

See other tours and attractions in Mission Beach.

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Mission Beach

Departure Time

8.15am check in - 8.30am departure - returns 4.30pm

Departure Instructions

Meet at Clump Point Boat Ramp, Mission Beach QLD 4852 Australia

  • Dunk Island
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • The exact locations vary based on weather on the day, however our favourite moorings are at Eddy Reef and Beaver Reef.
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Excludes Christmas Day and New Years Day


4 hours (approx.) on the reef

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Merchandise - Hats & Stubby Coolers
  • Extra Diving
  • Wetsuits (included with diving)
  • Fully licensed bar onboard
  • Snacks
Fitness Level Required

Medium, Active


Scuba Diving – minimum age 12


Scuba Diving Restrictions

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving.
  • Participation is subject to a medical questionnaire completed on board with the tour operator
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: a wait of 12 hours is recommended after one dive, 18 hour after 2 dives and at least 24 hours after multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

Advanced Dive Medical Intro Dive Medical

Read more about Diving Safety on the Great Barrier Reef.

Additional Information
  • Medical questionnaire required for divers.
  • Please wear board shorts or swimmers at beginning of tour, as vessel boarding begins from the beach itself (you’ll need to walk through a few feet of water!).
  • Depending on level of mobility, some disabled passengers can be assisted
  • Swimmers
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Cash or credit card for drinks, snacks and souvenirs.

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.

  • Bookings cancelled at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • Bookings cancelled between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
  • Bookings cancelled within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Mission Beach Reef Dive & Snorkel Trip

Tour Code: 401

Departing: Mission Beach

Dive & Snorkel Mission Beach



Prices are AUD, per adult and include all levies fees and taxes.

Child: au$142.00
Family: au$728.00

Tour Code: 401



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+61 427 074 745
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+61 427 074 745

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