Rainforest Scuba - Rainforest Dive - Platypus Spotting Dive Tour - Mackay

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?

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

  • Eco friendly, multi award winning
  • All diving equipment including wet suits, fins, snorkels and air tank
  • Max 6 pax per actual dive in water, min 1 pax
  • 30-minute platypus education
  • 20-minute show & tell other aquatic life
  • Private Instructor/guide
  • All equipment
  • 1 No time limit dive
  • Refreshments
  • Free Wi-Fi at shop so you can instantly share your photos
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Pioneer Valley

Departure Time

2:00pm

Departure Instructions
  • Check in at Broken River Kiosk 6.00pm
  • Self drive from Mackay, please allow 1.5 hours each way
  • All bookings must be reconfirmed at least 48 hours prior to departure.
Pickup Locations

Mackay city and marina

Destinations

Broken River

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day

Duration

Allow 3+ hours

What to Bring

Camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, swimwear, towel and thongs or water wear shoes.

Available for Purchase / Hire

Return transfers from Mackay/Finch Hatton (additional cost & allow an extra 1.5 hours each way)

Fitness Level Required

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 under 8 or not participating are welcome to watch the dive from the banks of the billabong

Cancellation Policy

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.

  • No shows and reservations cancelled within 48 hours prior to departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee. Reservations cancelled more than 48 hours but less than 1 week prior to departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
  • This tour is subject to change or cancellation due to weather conditions at the discretion of the tour operator. Rainforest Scuba reserves the right to transfer guests to another tour where appropriate.
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

  • Eco friendly, multi award winning
  • All diving equipment including wet suits, fins, snorkels and air tank
  • Max 6 pax per actual dive in water, min 1 pax
  • 30-minute platypus education
  • 20-minute show & tell other aquatic life
  • Private Instructor/guide
  • All equipment
  • 1 No time limit dive
  • Refreshments
  • Free Wi-Fi at shop so you can instantly share your photos
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Pioneer Valley

Departure Time

2:00pm

Departure Instructions
  • Check in at Broken River Kiosk 6.00pm
  • Self drive from Mackay, please allow 1.5 hours each way
  • All bookings must be reconfirmed at least 48 hours prior to departure.
Pickup Locations

Mackay city and marina

Destinations

Broken River

Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Daily

Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day

Duration

Allow 3+ hours

What to Bring

Camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, swimwear, towel and thongs or water wear shoes.

Available for Purchase / Hire

Return transfers from Mackay/Finch Hatton (additional cost & allow an extra 1.5 hours each way)

Fitness Level Required

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 under 8 or not participating are welcome to watch the dive from the banks of the billabong

Cancellation Policy

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.

  • No shows and reservations cancelled within 48 hours prior to departure will incur a 100% cancellation fee. Reservations cancelled more than 48 hours but less than 1 week prior to departure will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
  • This tour is subject to change or cancellation due to weather conditions at the discretion of the tour operator. Rainforest Scuba reserves the right to transfer guests to another tour where appropriate.
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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