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Whitsundays Dive & Sail Liveaboard Trip - 3 Days 2 Nights

Departing: Airlie Beach

Pure Dive and Snorkel Boat - No Parties - Only 14 Guests

From

au$749.00

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

Tour Code: 490

  • Weather permitting, your 3 Day 2 night dive and snorkel sailing trip includes a visit to some of the best dive and snorkelling sites in the Whitsunday Islands, the north end of Hook Island.    
  • She carries a maximum of 14 guests and 3 crew members, ensuring great personal service
  • If you are a serious scuba diver or a want to be scuba diver then this is the liveaboard boat for you. No parties just serious sailing and exploring the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef. 
  • If privacy is your thing we have private double cabins with double beds or twin beds and they are air-conditioned.
  • As we are a serious dive boat we have our own onboard compressor to ensure you have more time diving on our 3 Day 2 Night sailing tour of the Whitsundays. 

We are a fully equipped liveaboard dive boat that offers guests one of the only Whitsunday tours to dive and snorkel the Outer Great Barrier Reef over 3 days and 2 nights.

If you are a scuba diver and do not wish to be on a party boat in the Whitsundays then book our 3 Day 2 Night Great Barrier Reef liveaboard dive and sailing tour departing from Airlie Beach.

We are well known as the go to boat for a real dive experience in the Whitsunday Islands and the outer Great Barrier Reef.

Our snorkel and dive guests just love our more personalised Great Barrier Reef trip that we offer as we only cater for 14 guests making it an intimate liveaboard scuba diving tour.  

On board you will enjoy sailing around the 74 Whitsunday Islands and also get to scuba dive the Outer Great Barrier Reef in maximum passenger comfort.

Offering spectacular 3 day 2 night livaboard dive and sail tours, we give you a chance to visit all the hot spots of the Whitsunday Islands and the Outer Great Barrier Reef in comfort.

We provide diving facilities for all levels of scuba diving experience, from first time introductory scuba divers to the most experienced certified scuba diver.

Regardless of your experience, you will be impressed with the underwater world at Bait Reef outside the Whitsunday Islands.

This reef is a protected environment so the marine life and diversity is abundant and our divers and snorkellers come back to the yacht with smiling faces and stories to tell of what they saw.

Our 60ft (16.5m) boat is known as one of the stand out choices for scuba divers and first time divers.

Sensational food, private cabins, air-conditioning and all this at an affordable price with like minded divers and snorkellers looking for an amazing Great Barrier Reef experience with a professional crew and not a party boat! 

Ask us about our private charter boat options for your group or family holiday we can tailor a bespoke dive and snorkel tour package to suit everyone.

3 Day 2 Night Dive - Snorkel - Sail

We always like to meet our guests the day before we set off on our 3 day 2 night diving and sailing adventure so we can give you advice on all the things you need to bring along for the journey.

Upon checking in, we will provide you with a souvenir environmental bag to pack your belongings in for the sailing trip.

We ask that you only take this bag on board with you as your luggage so make sure you trim down what you are taking to ensure it all fits in as there is limited space on the boat.

Traveling on board our 16.5m ketch, you will get to see the best parts of the Whitsundays with like minded guests who are there for the scuba diving and snorkelling and not the partying.

You will have the chance to explore the Whitsunday Islands as you sail, snorkel, dive, and bushwalk, you will visit the icons of the Whitsundays including Whitehaven Beach, as well as a cruise to the Outer Barrier Reef, some 2-3 hours beyond the islands.

Scuba Diving is definitely a main focus on board our sailing boat and the crew will ensure that even first time scuba divers feel safe and are able to enjoy the splendor of our magnificent coral reefs.

The crew love to dive and want everyone to try scuba diving so they offer the first scuba dive for free!

This will allow you to relax with the dive equipment, feel comfortable under water if it is the first time, and of course improve your abilities for future diving.

The crew on board are all fully qualified Dive Instructors and Divemasters.

Please note that scuba diving is subject to age, medical questionnaire and conditions. 

Freshly prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner is provided with enough variety to keep you satisfied.

Our dive boat is a fully licensed vessel with an onboard bar (no BYO) with soft drink, chips and chocolates also available for purchase.

Scuba Diving

We are the only boat in the Whitsunday Islands that takes our divers and snorkellers to the outer Great Barrier Reef to pristine dive and snorkel sites at Bait Reef.

It is here that the magic of the Great Barrier Reef comes alive with vibrant underwater activity from the brilliant marine life below the waters surface.     

The lagoon here provides a safe haven for overnight mooring giving our divers another opportunity to dive the reef again the next morning.

Our boat was purpose built for scuba diving and we have a compressor on board that is capable of filling 6 scuba tanks simultaneously to ensure our guests dive numbers are not limited by the number of tanks carried on board.

Note Bonus: We also include the first scuba dive in our dive trip cost and all dive equipment is also included in the price.   

Snorkelling & Sightseeing

Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands is just as exciting as scuba diving, as the coral reef rises up from the bottom of the ocean close to the surface very similar to how a shrub grows in your garden.

This allows snorkellers to get up close to the coral gardens to see the same marine life that the scuba divers can see down below the surface at levels of 7 - 12 metres

Our crew know these coral reefs like the back of their hand and they can show you the best parts to snorkel to enhance your Great Barrier Reef snorkelling experience. 

On our 3 Day 2 Night Dive and Snorkel sailing trip we will visit the iconic places in the Whitsunday Islands.  

Whitehaven Beach - Hill Inlet

Now you cannot come to the Whitsundays and not take a sailing trip to see the world famous stretch of sand called Whitehaven Beach.

This beach is made up of pure white silica sand that blinds you if you are not wearing sunglasses, so don't forget to pack them!

We will spend an afternoon here giving you plenty of time to explore and take as many selfies as possible.

Hook Island

The northern end of Hook Island is one of the Whitsunday Islands best dive and snorkelling sites.

Hook Island is an ideal location for first time introductory scuba divers who can immerse themselves into the water from a gently sloping beach.   

Cora reef sites like Luncheon Bay, Mantaray Bay and Mackerel Bay will have you in awe with the vibrant marine life living amongst the soft coral gardens. 

Whale Watching

Now who does not love to watch a huge Humpback Whale coming flying upwards vertically into the air from the depths of the Great Barrier Reef and then come crashing down with one ginormous splash?

The answer is no-one!

During the months of June thru to September these huge mammals arrive on the Great Barrier Reef to calve and mate in the safe surroundings of the coral fortresses of the Great Barrier Reef.   

In the beginning of the season you see the younger whales who are more inquisitive, and they just love to come up close to the boats to take a look at everyone on deck and then do some belly rolls, spy hopping, breaching and just generally showing off. 

They seem to hear and take note of all the squealing that is going on up on the boat and it drives them to do even more antics.     

Dive Boat Details

She is a 16.4m ketch that is fitted out for maximum comfort to accommodate 14 divers and snorkellers below her decks in air conditioned cabins.

We have 3 crew to cook for you, dive and snorkel with you and answer any questions your may have about the Whitsundays or the Great Barrier Reef.  

We are reef greenies and have our Advanced Eco Certification

Our cabin accommodation consists of:

Private Double cabin - Double bed

Private Twin cabin - Twin beds

Saloon Double - Double bed

Share Double cabin - Share with others

Share Single cabin - Share with others

Our communal saloon below deck is nice and roomy for get togethers and meals, and above deck there is lots of room for gearing up to go diving, snorkelling or simply relaxing in the sun.

As we are a dive boat we have all the good dive gear as well as an onboard dive compressor capable of filling 6 scuba tanks simultaneously.

Should there be no wind we put on our diesel engines and off we go to our next diving location.

All meals are freshly prepared on board and one of our specialities is a Hangi, a traditional New Zealand way method of cooking in an earth oven.

Our sail boat has two large bathrooms with electric toilets and freshwater showers with a high capacity hot water system.

Our aft deck is permanently shaded from the sun and any potential rain storms.   

Our on board cooks love the kitchen as it is fully electric with a microwave convection oven.

See more Whitsundays dive and sailing tours on the Great Barrier Reef of Australia.

Included In Price

  • Snorkelling & diving equipment
  • 1st dive included, extra dives available on board
  • Professional dive instruction for first time divers
  • All marine park fees
  • Morning & afternoon tea
  • Lunch & dinner
  • All cabins & saloon are air-conditioned
  • Linen
Tour Languages Offered
  • English
Departs From

Airlie Beach

Departure Time

8:00am

Departure Instructions
  • You are asked to check in and collect your boarding pass at the office in Airlie Beach from 7:00am to 7:00pm the day before departure. The office is located at 402 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach.
  • A pre-departure briefing will be given at the office when you check in.
  • All overnight passengers are required to reconfirm their trip 24-48 hours prior to departure.
Destinations
  • Whitehaven Beach
  • Whitsunday Island
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Outer Islands
  • Bait Reef
  • Hook Island
  • Hill Inlet
  • Luncheon Bay
  • Mackerel Bay
Months of Operation

January - December

Days of Operation

Monday, Friday

Duration

3 days 2 nights

Fitness Level Required

Medium

Restrictions
  • All passengers must be able to clearly understand safety directions and instructions given in English by the crew and be able to complete the required safety forms in English
  • All passengers wishing to participate in snorkelling or scuba diving must acknowledge that they are able to swim in deep water without a flotation device & unassisted
  • All passengers must be able to climb a 1.5 meter high ladder unassisted
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
  • Your safety in the water is the primary concern. To ensure your comfort and safety divers must be 18 years or over (if 12 years or older may be able to dive with parent’s consent) and they may require that you have a Divers Medical Certificate for certain medical conditions and also if you are over 45 years old.
  • All departures and itineraries are subject to weather.
  • Vessel operators reserve the right to vary itineraries for safety and passenger comfort.
  • Please be aware operators may pass on credit card merchant fees
  • Please note it is the passengers responsibility to advise at time of booking of any medical conditions including food allergies they may suffer from
  • Each passenger must be able to adhere to the following: have a clear understanding of safety directions and instructions given in english by the crew and be able to complete required safety forms in englih, a passenger is only able to participate in water activities if they have a level of swimming experience. If they are unable to swim they will be able to participate in the sailing trip excluding water activities such as snorkelling. Passengers must be able to exit the vessel unassisted in an emergency. For example, a 1.5 meter ladder either into the tender vessel or into the saloon area depending on the chosen vessel.
Eco Certifications
Advanced Ecotourism Certified
Eco Climate Action Innovator
  • Any special needs medicines
  • Swimwear
  • Beach towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Snacks
  • Spare clothes
  • Light jacket
  • Walking shoes
  • Toiletries
  • A small overnight "NO ZIPPER" bag
  • Camera
  • Cash or credit card for additional purchases

Please advise before booking if any passengers are under 18 years old to ensure this is the appropriate trip

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.

  • Cancellations made less than 14 days before departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price
  • It is strongly recommended that you have travel insurance.

Whitsundays Dive & Sail Liveaboard Trip - 3 Days 2 Nights

Departing: Airlie Beach

Pure Dive and Snorkel Boat - No Parties - Only 14 Guests

From

au$749.00

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

Tour Code: 490

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