Rainforest Platypus Dive

Tour Code: 417

Prices From

au$115

Live Availability - Book Now

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

Child: au$115.00
Family: au$460.00

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While the Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s best known places to scuba dive, Finch Hatton Gorge in Mackay is said to be the only place in the world where you can scuba dive with the platypus.

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Highlights

  • The drive to Finch Hatton Gorge is spectacular! Keep your eyes out for wildlife and lush green rainforest. 
  • The educational talks at the start of the tour are unique and in-depth to explain exactly what you will expect from the dive. 
  • The tour is pet-friendly. Bring your favourite little furry friend along to meet friendly canine resident, Molly
  • The world’s first scuba diving experience in platypus waters.

Perfect Selfie

  • Free photographs are included in this one-of-a-kind tour. Share the fabulous pics of your underwater adventures with friends.

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

All equipment provided

The last thing you want to worry about when on your holiday is carrying around bulky equipment, so everything is provided for a complete dive.

You will spend some time prior to the tour getting fitted with appropriate wet suits, snorkels, fins and scuba tanks. 

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Included In Price

  • Experienced Guide
  • All diving equipment including wet suits, fins, snorkels and air tank
  • Tea and coffee
  • Free photographs out and in the water
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Pioneer Valley

Departure Time

Tours times are flexible. Please speak with us about available times.

Pickup Locations
  • Mackay city and marina
  • Sarina
  • Pick-ups must be arranged in advance.
Destinations

Finch Hatton Gorge

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day

Duration

Allow at least three hours for the tour

What to Bring
  • Towel
  • Swimming costume
  • Sunscreen
Available for Purchase / Hire

Return transfers from Mackay and Sarina.

Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

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.

Child Policy
  • Children are welcome to watch the dive from the banks of the billabong. Ice blocks are provided for children.
  • Children over eight years are welcome to participate in the dive.
Cancellation Policy

.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.

  • 10% cancellation fee applies to bookings cancelled between 7 days and 24 hours prior to departure.
  • 50% cancellation fee applies to bookings cancelled within 24 hours of departure.
  • No refund for bookings cancelled on the day or no shows.
Additional Information

Certified divers must present their certification card.

Eco Certifications
Certified Tourism
Containes notes on wheelchair accessContaines notes for the visually impairedContaines notes for the hearing impaired
Wheelchair Accessibility

Flat ground and wheelchair access is available at the PADI shop with good clearance to allow for easy wheelchair movement.

Wheelchair access is available on the flat side of Finch Hatton Gorge where individuals in wheelchairs can access the water or watch the tour group dive.

Please note: Finch Hatton Gorge contains rough terrain (small rocks/pebbles). Slight inclines and bumps will be encountered and assistance may be required.

It is recommended that individuals in wheelchairs be accompanied by another person/carer.

Visually Impaired Notes

People with visual impairement will need to be accompanied by a carer/person without visual impairment.

Hearing Impaired Information

The PADI shop is well signed.

Hand signals are commonly used in scuba diving which can be used for people with hearing impairment.

It is recommended that a person with hearing impairment (who is a first-time diver) have someone with them (as well as instructor) when diving.

Additional Information

Disabled travellers can participate in a dive where special requirements have been arranged prior to the tour.

Please discuss any special requirements you have with us.
Pre-order Local Transport

You must arrange your own local transport in advance.

While the Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s best known places to scuba dive, Finch Hatton Gorge in Mackay is said to be the only place in the world where you can scuba dive with the platypus.

Read More

Highlights

  • The drive to Finch Hatton Gorge is spectacular! Keep your eyes out for wildlife and lush green rainforest. 
  • The educational talks at the start of the tour are unique and in-depth to explain exactly what you will expect from the dive. 
  • The tour is pet-friendly. Bring your favourite little furry friend along to meet friendly canine resident, Molly
  • The world’s first scuba diving experience in platypus waters.

Perfect Selfie

  • Free photographs are included in this one-of-a-kind tour. Share the fabulous pics of your underwater adventures with friends.

Share your selfie on our Facebook page and tag your best Instagram pics with #barrierreefaustralia for your chance to be featured.

Itinerary

All equipment provided

The last thing you want to worry about when on your holiday is carrying around bulky equipment, so everything is provided for a complete dive.

You will spend some time prior to the tour getting fitted with appropriate wet suits, snorkels, fins and scuba tanks. 

Read More

Included In Price

  • Experienced Guide
  • All diving equipment including wet suits, fins, snorkels and air tank
  • Tea and coffee
  • Free photographs out and in the water
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Pioneer Valley

Departure Time

Tours times are flexible. Please speak with us about available times.

Pickup Locations
  • Mackay city and marina
  • Sarina
  • Pick-ups must be arranged in advance.
Destinations

Finch Hatton Gorge

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day

Duration

Allow at least three hours for the tour

What to Bring
  • Towel
  • Swimming costume
  • Sunscreen
Available for Purchase / Hire

Return transfers from Mackay and Sarina.

Fitness Level Required

Low, Medium

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.

Child Policy
  • Children are welcome to watch the dive from the banks of the billabong. Ice blocks are provided for children.
  • Children over eight years are welcome to participate in the dive.
Cancellation Policy

.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.

  • 10% cancellation fee applies to bookings cancelled between 7 days and 24 hours prior to departure.
  • 50% cancellation fee applies to bookings cancelled within 24 hours of departure.
  • No refund for bookings cancelled on the day or no shows.
Additional Information

Certified divers must present their certification card.

Eco Certifications
Certified Tourism

Tour Code: 417

Prices From

au$115

Live Availability - Book Now

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

Child: au$115.00
Family: au$460.00

Check Prices and Availability Have A Question? Call +61 7 4059 59 59

Looking for more tours in Mackay Region?

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