Scuba Diving Whitsundays - Charter Boat

Tour Code: 1151

Departing: Airlie Beach

Charter Boat - Scuba Diving - 6 - 8 Guests
  • No scuba diving experience required. We welcome guests with little or no diving experience (Introductory Divers) as well as experienced divers (Certified Divers).
  • We use modern dive equipment that is regularly maintained and kept to the highest standards in safety and hygiene.
  • A charter boat lets you explore the Whitsundays your way on your own time schedule.
  • Skipper and deckhand take the guests to the best snorkelling and scuba diving spots to ensure your day is a brilliant experience in the beautiful Whitsundays.   

Included In Price

  • All Snorkelling gear
  • 2 coral reef locations
  • Stand-up paddle board
  • Lunch for all passengers
  • Max 8 guests

Snorkelling & scuba diving tours Whitsundays. No experience required. Small group maximum 6 introductory divers or 8 certified divers.

Charter a boat with departures from Airlie Beach to explore the Whitsundays on your own time. We provide the skipper and deckhand to take you off to the best scuba diving and snorkelling locations on the Great Barrier Reef.

Jump onboard the scuba diving boat in Airlie Beach and let us take you to the top end of Hook Island to enjoy snorkelling the pristine waters in two of the many locations available on your private charter boat tour.

Other locations include snorkelling at Mantaray Bay, home to the most famous hump headed Maori Wrasse George (his cousin is Wally in North Queensland) and so many more tropical fish you won't believe your eyes!

This is one spot in the Whitsundays you won't want to miss and is very popular, especially with children and visitors that have not seen these types of marine animals before.

Explore the area on a stand-up paddle board, observe the colourful fish and corals while snorkelling, or scuba-diving for the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience.

The options are truly as endless as your imagination...

Booking a private charter boat is the perfect opportunity to try your very first scuba dive or undertake a certified dive.

No matter your experience, your private charter boat offers the perfect opportunity to experience an incredible dive among the Great Barrier Reef, with it all to yourself.

What's Included in Whitsundays Charter Boat:

  • All Snorkelling gear
  • 2 Snorkelling Locations
  • Scuba diving gear
  • Stand-up paddle board
  • Lunch for all passengers

Facilities on Board Charter Boat :

  • 2 Crew
  • Speed 21kts - Top Speed 30kts
  • Max 8 Passengers

SCUBA Diving Prerequisites:

  • You must be at least 12 years old.
  • max 6 Intro divers / 7 Certified divers.
  • must pre-book diving
  • Complete a basic medical questionnaire to determine if you are fit to dive.

See our Whitehaven Beach charter boat snorkelling tour. 

See all charter boats and superyachts in the Whitsunday Islands.

Dive trips in the Whitsundays.

Our Dive Boat

Our Whitsundays dive boat is  “Liquid Fever”, a 8m Sterncraft – built tough in Tasmania.

Powered by brand new 2023 TWIN 115 HP Mercury SeaPro outboards it will take us comfortably to our dive sites around the Whitsunday Islands, cruising at 22kts.

The boat is purpose built and set-up to carry a maximum 8 scuba divers.

Equipped with a long dive ladder, it is easy to get onboard after your dives.

On board you will find complimentary drinking water (please bring own bottle to refill) as well as Hot Water for complimentary Tea, Coffee and hot chocolate.

Learn more about other Great Barrier Reef Tours.

Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Airlie Beach

Departure Time
  • 8.00am
  • Departs from Port of Airlie Public boat ramp
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Hook Island
  • Mantaray Bay
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation


Available for Purchase / Hire
  • Long Island pick up: $300
  • Certified Scuba Diving: Includes 2 dives, tank rental, BCD, dive computer, wet/stinger suit, fins, mask and snorkel: $45 per person
  • Introductory Scuba Dive: Includes 1 introductory dive, tank rental, BCD, dive computer, wet/stinger suit, fins, mask and snorkel: $99 per person
Fitness Level Required



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.

Please pack a small day bag and included the items you would take when you go to the beach

Our T&Cs:

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.

Additional Tour Operator's Cancellation Policy:

All fares are inclusive of Marine Park fees and GST.

Dive / Snorkel sites are weather and tide permitting.

Whitsunday Dive Adventures reserves the right to arrange alternate itinerary where necessary. Please note departure times may sometimes be weather and tide dependent. Please reconfirm your booking at least 48 hours prior.

Whitsunday Dive Adventures may use photographs of our clients in promotional material, including but not limited to social media. If you do not consent please advise Whitsunday Dive Adventures before your trip.


Clients should note that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard our clients, we cannot be held responsible for personal injury or loss due to the actions of the clients which are beyond our control. Tours are not suitable for guests with pre-existing back, neck or hip injuries or who are pregnant. Minimum age 6 years. A signed release will be required from all participants on departure. We recommend you take out travel insurance.

Fitness and Health

Although good physical health and a positive attitude are essential, you do not need any prior experience to partake in a Whitsunday Dive Adventure.

For diving, every diver is required to complete a medical questionnaire and satisfy age and medical requirements.

Queensland legislation requires every diver above the age of 45 to have a medical clearance signed by their physician!

We make it clear divers cannot fly for 24 hours after diving and the company accepts no liability for medical conditions experienced as a result of flying after diving.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Should you wish to cancel your booking, all cancellations must be advised in writing to and the following conditions will apply:

Dive Courses

Cancellations, Refunds and Change of Date/Transfer

You are entitled to a refund:

- If you cancel up to 14 days prior to commencement date of the course. (course fee less $25 booking fee plus any associated course material)

- If you fail the dive medical (done prior to arrival to your course), we will refund your course fee, less a $25 booking fee plus any associated course material.

You are not entitled to a refund:

- If you cancel within 14 days of the booked event. (new bookings made within 14 days of course commencement date are also non-refundable)

- If the course was purchased on discount/special offer

- If you cancel once the course has commenced.

- if you answer “yes” to any question on our medical questionnaire in the morning of your course.

Any resulting change of dates, delays, or incapability of continuing the course will be charged as per pricelist.

Transfer/change of course dates:

- If you change course dates within 14 days of course commencement date, a $299.00 fee will apply

- Once you have started the course, if you request to complete the remainder on different dates, a $349.00 fee will apply

- Course dives postponed due to weather are non-refundable, alternate dates will be supplied or a store credit will be applied.

All SSI/PADI courses must be completed within 12 months of commencement date.

Dive Tours

- Fully refundable up to 48hrs prior to departure.

- Bookings cancelled within 48hrs of tour departure are non-refundable

Private Charters

- Private Charters cancelled within 21 days before booking date will receive a full refund.

- Private Charters cancelled within 20-14 days will loose their deposit.

- Private Charters cancelled within 14 days are non-refundable.

Please Note: On occasion, in the interest of guest safety, we may have to cancel tours due to unfavorable weather conditions. In this unlikely event, you will be offered travel on another suitable day or issued a refund, minus 3% booking fee of the total fare price.

Payment Conditions

- Dive Course bookings made more than 14 days prior to course commencement date require a 30% deposit upon booking, with the balance to be paid 14 days prior to the course starting.

- Dive Course bookings made within 14 days of course commencement date must be paid in full at the time of booking.

- Dive Tours must be paid in full at time of booking.

- Private Charter bookings made more than 14 days prior to departure date require a 40% deposit upon booking, with the balance to be paid 14 days prior to departure date.

- Bookings made using credit card will incur a non-refundable 1.5% surcharge.

Interstate/International Bookings

We understand that travel plans may be impacted due to the Coronavirus pandemic, personal/work circumstances and ongoing government travel restrictions and regulations. These circumstances will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Travel Insurance

We recommend you purchase travel insurance at the time of booking any travel. Any cancellations etc. may be claimed via your insurance.


We do not have a minimum age in place for our private charters, we leave that decision for the parents.

We do have lifevests for toddlers/ young children of all ages - Please advise at time of booking if required.

Scuba Diving Whitsundays - Charter Boat

Tour Code: 1151

Departing: Airlie Beach

Charter Boat - Scuba Diving - 6 - 8 Guests



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

Tour Code: 1151



1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745
1300 231 118
+61 427 074 745

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