Diving and Snorkelling

With 2,900 islands to explore, warm waters all-year-round and some of the world's best dive sites, from snorkelling right off the beach to jumping on a tour and head out to the wilds of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Pro Dive Cairns

Multiple Locations
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From AU$775 - 935
Pro Dive Cairns is Australia's Premier PADI Dive School as well as a leading outer reef liveaboard dive trip operator. Since 1983 Pro Dive Cairns have developed an international reputation for quality, professionalism, safety and value, specialising in dive courses and diver education from beginner to professional, three day liveaboard dive trips and retail sales of dive, snorkel and water sports equipment. Dive courses are conducted at Pro Dive Cairns' 5 Star PADI Training and Development centre featuring Cairns' deepest diver training pools and completed on the magnificent Great Barrier Reef aboard one of three premium dive boats. Dive courses and liveaboard trips commence six times a week.
From AU$569 - 935
Sail and Dive Adventures - Whitsundays Sailing Adventures is dedicated to offering you world class, quality live aboard sailing adventures in the spectacular Whitsunday Islands of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The vessels are all Owner Operated with a focus on vessel and crew standards, fantastic food, personalised service and a truly unique experience. Sail and Dive Adventures - Whitsundays Sailing Adventures offers the most diverse range of quality crewed sailing holidays in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Whitsundays Sailing Adventures has got it all. Choose your cruise: Outer Reef or Islands, sail, dive, snorkel, kayak, explore, bushwalk or just relax. If you have ever dreamed of scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef, well this is your chance. Sail and Dive Adventures - Whitsundays Sailing Adventures has the largest range of on-board Sail and Dive options available in the Whitsunday Region of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Whether you're a first timer or a certified diver, want to dive the island fringing coral or visit the Outer Barrier Reef, this is the experience you've been searching for.

Small World Journeys

Edge Hill, Cairns Area
From AU$995 - 1795
Small World Journeys offers eco-friendly educational tours for high school and middle school, university and adults groups. Their multi-day educational trips in Australia celebrate the Aussie icons and the wonders of the natural world, introduced by expert guides. Naturalist guides open up a world of wildlife. Indigenous elders teach how to craft a didgeridoo or how to find medicinal plants in the rainforest. Marine biologists teach about the wonders of the sea. Eco-lodge owners open their doors, professors lend their expertise, and educators give special talks to Small World Journeys student groups. Educational groups are particularly well catered for; Small World Journeys finds service projects, cultural interactions and learning opportunities that students and teachers love. Think marine biology, rainforest ecology, and indigenous culture in fun, affordable packages. How are they eco-friendly? They pay Sustainable Travel International to offset the carbon emissions from all of their trips, and support locally-owned businesses to keep income in the community. Small World Journeys also donates to environmental and community groups such as the Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre and Harold's House and with help of their partner Rainforest Rescue, a five-metre square plot of rainforest is adopted in the names of each group.
From AU$280 - 460
Expedition voyages for discerning explorers departing from Hamilton Island. Learn about the Great Barrier Reef ecology from friendly owners, Lynne and John Boyce who for nearly 30 years' have welcomed guests to their floating home and personally introduced them to the very best of this water wonderland. Enjoy healthy gourmet meals and fine wines aboard Australia's most awarded charter yacht, Sydney Sundancer, which is licensed to carry more than 50 day guests. With spacious decks and weighing 37 tons, she is not only luxurious but incredibly stable. Just imagine the comfort factor when individual cabin bookings are limited to a maximum of 8 guests, or 10 for private charter. Children are very welcome, but only for private charter. Glass bottom dive tender equipped with a deep ladder ensures ease of access to / from the water on snorkelling and scuba excursions. Other personally guided activities include reef walking expeditions and uninhabited island exploration. Every day is packed with a different "Discovery Channel" experience! Visitor book quote : "A wonderful chef, a brilliant skipper! We were willingly enticed into a whole new world and adored every minute!" 7 day 7 night cruises but shorter periods by arrangement.

Coral Princess Cruises

Multiple Locations
From AU$1546 - 4074
Let multi award-winning Coral Princess Cruises introduce you to Australia's most famous natural wonder - the Great Barrier Reef. With 32 years experience and an unrivalled reputation for cruising excellence, their exclusive itineraries introduce the very best of the Great Barrier Reef and tropical islands in total comfort and unmatched style. They aim to show you the hidden jewels of the Great Barrier Reef - the reef, ancient rainforest and secluded tropical islands most visitors never see. Exclusive reef moorings mean you won't be surrounded by hundreds of other reef visitors, and their small ships accommodate a maximum of 50 guests, ensuring an intimate and personalised experience. The beauty of a Coral Princess Cruise is that you can be as adventurous - or as relaxed - as you please. Explore remote coral cays, deserted but for a myriad of colourful tropical fish, peaceful tropical islands and primordial rainforests well beyond the reach of most visitors, or simply relax on the sun deck, in the open-bridge or spa as they cruise serenely through some of the most awe-inspiring scenery Australia has to offer. The choice is yours!

Sunreef Moloolaba

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From AU$128 - 350
Sunreef Mooloolaba, based in Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, is the longest established dive centre in the region, with roots starting back in 1976. Sunreef is a 5-Star PADI Training Centre and offers accredited dive courses for all levels of divers as well as local reef dives, snorkelling trips and diving on the ex-HMAS Brisbane and beautiful Flinders Reef. Sunreef Mooloolaba also offer Australia’s first Swim with Humpback Whales experience, from July to October each year. The crew also guides international dive trips and travel as well as offering dive equipment sales and servicing. For more information on Sunreef Mooloolaba, diving and swimming with the whales, contact via the web site, facebook page, phone or shop.

Rainforest Scuba

Finch Hatton, Mackay Area
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From AU$105 - 2000
Enjoy this world first experience diving in the rainforest in crystal clear waters where platypus live and play. Will you be one of the few in the water with a platypus in natural conditions? You will see at least four breeds of turtles and heaps of fish. You can also dive in the warm waters of the Great Barrier Reef amongst the colourful coral and tropical fish. Do your PADI course with elearning from Junior Open Water to Dive Master or hold a Bubble Blowers Birthday party for your eight (or older) year old. They also offer children over eight years of age, a Seal Team course where they can participate in courses and become a junior open water/advanced diver at age 10. Join their not for profit social club and come diving and camping or join them on an overseas trip. Need diving or snorkelling equipment? They have all the gear you need. They stock Oceanic, Hollis, Ocean Pro, McNett, Princeton Tec, Air Master all with 100 per cent guarantee full back up, service and free parts for life. Ezypay interest free payment plan available. Can't find what you want? Contact them and they will help.
From AU$380 - 935
A Cruise for Couples - Whitsundays Sailing Adventures is dedicated to offering you world class, quality live aboard sailing adventures in the spectacular Whitsunday Islands of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Their vessels are all Owner Operated resulting in a focus on vessel and crew standards, fantastic food, personalised service and a truly individual and unique experience. Whitsundays Sailing Adventures offers the most diverse range of quality crewed sailing holidays in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. From Stylish Classic Cruising to Performance Sailing, Reef Diving, Whitsundays Sailing Adventures has got it all. Professional crew to guide you around the Islands, onboard accommodation, snorkelling equipment including wet suits, fantastic food prepared fresh daily on-board, fresh linen, daily departures from Airlie Beach, Sail Away No More to Pay. Your sailing adventure in the Whitsunday Islands of the Great Barrier Reef will probably be a once in a lifetime experience, so go on and spoil yourself with a private double cabin on one of their large, comfortable, well appointed yachts. Savour your time at sea in comfort, style and privacy. Many of their private double cabins are air-conditioned and some even offer ensuites.

SS Yongala Dive Site

Townsville, Townsville Area
Free Entry
Bursting with colour and home to the most spectacular marine life you will ever encounter, diving the SS Yongala is simply breathtaking and ranked as one best dive experiences in the world. The SS Yongala is a 110 metres long and 28 metres deep shipwreck that sank off the coast of Ayr during a tropical cyclone in 1911. Today it is a well renowned wreck dive in the Great Barrier Reef and home to a captivating array of large fish and enormous structures of coral. Much of the ship is still intact making for a stunning sight and a remarkable experience. As this is the only reef formation in the area, it attracts a much higher amount of marine life than most other dive sites. You will be overwhelmed by the diversity and size of the species and are likely to see eagle rays, turtles, giant Queensland gropers, schooling barracuda, sea snakes and much more. You might even be lucky enough to come across the majestic Humpback Whales during their migration season. Regular dive trips operate to the SS Yongala site. Divers are required to have open water certification and a minimum number of logged dives.

Anchor Bommie Dive Site

Lady Elliot Island, Bundaberg Area
Free Entry
Lady Elliot Island has many wonderful dive sites, but one of its most impressive is Anchor Bommie. This tower of coral sits on the sandy sea floor at 21 metres and stands 10 metres tall, a very imposing sight. Riddled with ledges and small caves, the bommie is often swarming with cardinalfish, which are in turn fed upon by patrolling packs of trevally. Checkout all the ledges and you will find coral trout, coral cod, leaf scorpionfish, moray eels, tasselled wobbegongs and maybe even a Spanish dancer nudibranch. The sand surrounding Anchor Bommie is a good place to see whitetip reef sharks, stingrays, shovelnose rays, turtles and garden eels. But don't forget to look up as manta rays circle the top of this bommie to get cleaned by the resident cleaner wrasse.
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