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Port Douglas Outer Barrier Reef Snorkel & Dive

Departing: Port Douglas

Pickup: Port Douglas

New Boat - 2 Dive & Snorkel Sites in 1 Day

From

au$251.50

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

Tour Code: 594

  • You’ll visit two spectacular sites on the Outer Great Barrier Reef. The vessel’s Captain chooses each dive site daily; selected for the best variety of marine life and optimal visibility according to the weather conditions. 
  • Tick off as many of The Great Eight as you can on your snorkel or dive. You may see friendly sea turtles, curious clown-fish, giant clams, and graceful (yet harmless) reef sharks. 
  • Enjoy the modern comforts and state-of-the-art facilities on board this brand-new luxury reef vessel, launched in July 2017. 
  • While the boat can accommodate many more passengers, it limits the headcount to 80 so you have plenty of room to relax both to and from the reef. 
  • Hire an underwater camera, if you’re lucky a Maori wrasse may join you in a snap. This distinctive fish, with its thick, fleshy lips, and huge size, are highly inquisitive and are known to follow snorkellers and divers around. 

Luxury Great Barrier Reef tour from Port Douglas departing daily for St Crispins, Opal and Agincourt reefs. Snorkel 2 reef sites and scuba dive or take guided snorkel tours. Nitrox available for certified divers

Spend 4 hours on the pristine coral reefs north of Port Douglas on our brand new boat visiting Outer Great Barrier Reef dive and snorkel locations without the crowds.

Your in water activities will be at 2 different reef locations that are selected by the skipper on the day of departure from the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina in Port Douglas to ensure total comfort and the best conditions for good underwater visibility to this World Heritage listed icon the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. 

Agincourt Reef is the most specatacular of reef and the place where whales come to calve each year in the safety of the coral barrier.

Opal Reef and St Crispins reef are not visited by many dive and snorkel boats so we pretty much have these locations all to ourselves and no crowds.

The coral and reef system here are some of the best you will see on the Great Barrier Reef due to the remote location far away from the run off on the land.

For certfied nitrox scuba divers we have tanks on board to give you that valued time underwater.

You can also complete a nitrox course on line and then complete it on our boat in the water.    

Port Douglas Luxury Day Trip to the Outer Great Barrier Reef

Experience the Great Barrier Reef in luxury and comfort aboard the latest luxury boat to take guests diving and snorkeling on the reef from Port Douglas.

Designed specifically for snorkel and dive trips to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, passengers will visit two reef sites during this whole-day trip, giving you more than four hours of underwater adventures with schools of tropical fish. 

The experienced Captain will pick the daily dive sites for optimum visibility to ensure you have the best possible experience in locations where there it is highly unlikely to see other boats or crowds. 

Great Barrier Reef Tour Pick Up & Departure

After an early pick up from your accommodation in either Cairns, the Northern Beaches, or Port Douglas, you’ll be taken to the Port Douglas Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina for a check-in time of 8am.

After completing some paperwork, you’ll be fitted out for your snorkelling or scuba diving equipment.

The jpurney out the the Great Barrier Reef  then departs at 8.30am. 

Port Douglas Journey to the Great Barrier Reef

Once you’ve pulled away from Port Douglas marina, it’s 80 minutes to the first reef site along with the other 79 passengers.

While this dedicated dive and snorkel boat can accommodate 140 people, passenger numbers are limited to a maximum of only 80 guests so everyone has enough space to stretch out and relax when out of the water. 

During this first journey the crew will provide all with a safety briefing, while those scuba diving will receive further briefings from the instructors. 

You’ll arrive at the first dive and snorkel site just before 10.00am.

By 10.30am everyone will be in the water with more than two hours’ exploration time. 

Divers, bring your certification card to show to the crew.

Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas

Snorkelling is one of the easiest ways you can explore the vibrant coral gardens and tropical fish of the Great Barrier Reef.

It’s as easy as breathing and if you haven’t snorkeled before, or feel like you need a refresher, don’t worry, the boats crew are more than happy to provide tips to make you feel more at ease.

Prescription snorkels are available too, and if it happens to be jelly fish season (generally between November and May) there are lycra suits available. 

Take advantage of the free guided snorkel tours.

The experienced staff can enlighten you on the variety of marine life you see.  

Scuba Diving for Beginners - Great Barrier Reef

If you’ve always wanted to give scuba diving a go why not do it now on the World Famous Great Barrier Reef in Australia?

Introductory scuba diving is available and with a World Heritage-listed site as the backdrop for your first dive you’ll be ticking off two bucket list items in one hit! 

As long as you are 12 years and older, a capable swimmer and pass the medical requirements, there are no other requirements for the introductory dive.

The 45-minute dive safety briefing takes place on board and covers how to communicate under water, while also providing an overview of the marine life you’re likely to encounter. 

WIth a maximum of four divers per instructor, ensuring you’ll have an expert close by at all times. 

Each dive lasts around 30 minutes and you’ll dive a maximum depth of 12 metres (40 feet).  

Once you’re completely submerged, breathing underwater in one of the world’s most spectacular dive sites, you won’t be disappointed.

Experienced divers are hooked and you’ll understand why.   

Experienced Divers - Great Barrier Reef

Certified divers have the option to complete three dives at 45 minutes each or two 60-minutes dives. This was introduced as many experienced divers prefer to stay down longer. 

It’s also worth noting that each reef offers something unique – whether it’s vastly different coral formations such as coral towers or reef walls, or different marine life, the two sites spots will suit a range of divers of varying degrees of experience.  

Select how many dives you’d like to do. You can do one, selecting to snorkel the rest of the time, or you can maximise the opportunity and go for three. 

If it’s been more than a year since your last dive you’ll need to complete a set of three basic SCUBA skills underwater with a SCUBA instructor as a witness.

If you can’t remember these, or have a bit of difficulty, you’ll need to dive with a shared guide.

The bonus is you’ll also be treated to insider knowledge as they introduce you to some of the many species that frequent the reef. 

Spend The Afternoon On The Great Barrier Reef

After a head count to make sure all passengers are on board, the boat will start moving to the second site dive and snorkel coral reef site.

The Captain selects both reef sites on the day of travel to ensure the best possible visibility.

It’s during this time that lunch will be served, at around 12.30pm.

Be sure to refuel on the tropical buffet for the afternoon’s snorkel and dive session.

If you’re keen to learn more about the Great Barrier Re,ef a reef interpretation talk is held on the top deck at 1pm.

Led by one of the crew, the interactive session is held to give you more of an insight into what you’ve seen so far, but to educate you about the world’s largest coral reef. 

The Boat Journey Home to Port Douglas

By 3.00pm the afternoon snorkel and dive session would have wrapped up and you’ll be on your way back to Port Douglas for a 4.30pm arrival into the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina.

After a hot fresh-water shower, grab a cuppa as you head back to shore and reflect on your day out on one of the most prized natural wonders of the world. 

See more Great Barrier Reef tours from Port Douglas.

Swim With Whales Great Barrier Reef - Australia

Our boat has an exclusive licence to swim with Dwarf Minke Whales when they are sighted on the Great Barrier Reef.

This means that the boat will stop and a long line is put in the water and 10 people at a time are allowed to enter the water and wait for the Dwarf Minke Whales to approach and swim around them.

Swimming with whales is one of the most pure animal interactions you will ever experience, as these little 8 meter whales are so inquisitive and friendly and happy to interact and come close to have a good look at you.

Please note: As whales are wild animals this interaction is just a bonus to the Great Barrier Reef tour if whales are sighted.

Included In Price

  • 4 Hours on the Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit two exclusive Southern Ribbon Reef locations
  • Hot fresh water showers
  • Morning Tea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Free guided snorkel tour
  • Free professional certified diver guides (optional)
  • All snorkel equipment (including masks, fins, snorkel, and flotation devices)
  • All dive gear provided to divers.
  • Free prescription mask (deposit required)
  • Free use of wet and Lycra sun suits
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
  • Japanese
Departs From

Port Douglas

Departure Time

Check in on the boat at 8:00am - 8:30am Departure - 4:30pm Return

Pickup Locations

Port Douglas

  • Be waiting out the front of your accommodation at the allocated pick-up time. You will be taken to the check-in desk located at the Reef Marina where you will exchange your booking voucher for boarding passes.
Destinations
  • Agincourt Reef
  • St Crispins Reef
  • Opal Reef
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Duration

8 Hours

Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Introductory Dives
  • Certified Dives
Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

Restrictions
  • Scuba Diving – minimum age 12
  • All divers must complete a dive medical.
IN-WATER RESTRICTIONS

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 but preferably 24 hours, if doing 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
  • Travel insurance is highly recommended.
  • Operator reserves the right to change vessel, dive locations and price without notice.
Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
  • Towel
  • Swimming costume
  • Hat
  • Camera (charged)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Cash or credit card for reef tax, drinks, snacks and souvenirs on board
  • Family Fare: 2 Adults and 2 Children
  • All guests under the age of 18 are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian

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.

 

 

  • No refund if booking cancelled within 48 hours of departure
  • Cancellations received outside of 48 hours prior to departure are subject to a 100% cancellation fee.

Port Douglas Outer Barrier Reef Snorkel & Dive

Departing: Port Douglas

Pickup: Port Douglas

New Boat - 2 Dive & Snorkel Sites in 1 Day

From

au$251.50

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

Tour Code: 594

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