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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From casual snorkellers to experienced divers, everyone will discover their inner mermaid on Queensland's Great Barrier Reef.

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From AU$569 - 935
Catamarans are renowned for their stable cruising and Whitsundays Sailing Adventures offers the most amount of crewed vessels in the region. All tours offer travellers a chance to swim in crystal clear waters and snorkeling in sheltered bays. Leave footprints on Whitehaven Beach and enjoy a guided walk through the Australian bush. All passengers will witness the swirly sand at Hill Inlet and take those once in a lifetime photos. With nine vessels to choose from at Whitsundays Sailing Adventures they have a catamaran for all types of adventure seekers, from their day trip Thundercat that ticks all the highlights in one day with two beaches and two snorkels, Tongarra that is aimed at the youth/adventure market and offers a two day/two night budget alternative, Wings Sailing Adventures that offers up to seven locations over two days and two nights for their 'Flash Packer' who wants to enjoy all the extra's to Whitsunday Getaway for those that are chasing a bit more luxury with four private cabins all with their own private en-suites and our new exclusive product being Ride to Paradise that whips you around the islands on Wildcat whilst staying at the exclusive resort of Paradise Cove.
From AU$1774 - 5206
Mike Ball Dive Expeditions are proud of their reputation for exceptional diving and extraordinary service. It is their attention to detail that sets them apart. Spoilsport's specially designed itineraries provide more diving and more relaxed diving. Quickly you will notice there is no rush or limit placed on your dive time. You benefit from the industry's best trained and qualified staff. Seven of the 11 person crew are dive masters or instructors. The three night 'Fly Dive Cod Hole' expedition departs Cairns every Monday and offers prime Ribbon Reef dive sites which suit every type of diver. The four night 'Fly Dive Coral Sea' expedition departs Cairns every Thursday and is geared towards the more adventurous diver and offers great diving in the remote Coral Sea. Both departures include a spectacular low-level reef flight just 180 metres above the Great Barrier Reef. The seven night 'Coral Sea Safari' expedition provides a combination of both three and four night expeditions and offers you the best Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea diving with no repeat dive sites except the world famous Cod Hole.

Australian Sunset Safaris

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From AU$169 - 1104
Picture yourself travelling in a four-wheel drive bus along Fraser Island's beaches and rainforest tracks, swimming in a crystal clear lake with a white sandy bottom. Or how about paddling in a completely transparent kayak over sunken Moreton Island ship wrecks, seeing an abundance of fish and colourful coral through the bottom of your kayak? Or maybe picture yourself stepping off a beautiful coral cay into turquoise water, snorkelling through mazes of brightly coloured coral, seeing big sea turtles swimming slowly by as you laze in the beautiful warm water of a coral lagoon. You can do it all with Australian Sunset Safaris, they make your dreams a reality at a price you can afford, without sacrificing quality and comfort. Australian Sunset Safaris operate from the Gold Coast, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast. They offer adventure tours to some of the most prestigious natural attractions in Queensland, ranging from one to six day adventure package tours. Queensland's ultimate Adventure tours covered at affordable prices. Come and see why Australian Sunset Safaris is the number one tour company for Fraser Island, Moreton Island and the Southern Great Barrier Reef! Tripadvisor Winner 2014, 2015 and 2016.
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, personalized 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, on board accommodation, snorkeling 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. Savor your time at sea in comfort, style and privacy. Many of their private double cabins are fully air-conditioned and some even offer en-suites.

Pro Dive Cairns

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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' Five 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.

Cruise Whitsundays

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From AU$18 - 675
Cruise Whitsundays' day cruise range features trips to 'must see' Whitsunday icons, including the Great Barrier Reef Adventures trip to Cruise Whitsundays' innovative and spacious reef pontoon, and Whitehaven Beach Camira Day Sailing Adventure, onboard one of the world's fastest commercial sailing catamarans. Cruise Whitsundays also provide a seamless and hassle-free Island Resort Connections service for arriving and departing passengers. You will travel on one of three modern vessels, custom designed to provide passenger comfort and maximum enjoyment. Or choose from an exciting range of island escape day cruises to breathtaking destinations in the heart of the Whitsunday islands. Laze the day away at Daydream Island Resort and Spa, enjoy Hamilton Island resort facilities, or explore Long Island Resort with 2,500 acres of tropical rainforest and walking tracks - the choice is yours.

Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive

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From AU$210 - 880
Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive is one of Townsville's longest established dive training and marine tourism operators. They specialise in providing snorkelling and diving trips as well as training of divers as part of a full dive service. Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive strives to exceed their guests' expectations in all aspects of their business. Join them today and dive the spectacular Yongala Wreck, or snorkel and dive the Great Barrier Reef. The SS Yongala Wreck is one of Australia's best dive sites! The Yongala Wreck is a national historical wreck that lies within Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The wreck begins at 14 metres below the surface and sits on a sandy bottom at 29 metres. The artefacts, marine life and variety of corals that cover the wreck are spectacular. This is a must do dive for all certified divers! Or visit the pristine Lodestone Reef located on the Great Barrier Reef with their friendly and professional crew. Their day trip is a perfect way to enjoy unlimited snorkelling, introductory scuba dives or two certified dives. Both snorkelers and divers will be exhilarated witnessing the spectacular marine life that Lodestone has to offer whilst being immersed in tropical crystal clear water.
From AU$119 - 3490
Adventure Cruise Dive and Sail - Southern Cross Sailing Adventures specialise in overnight sailing holidays. Sail and dive the beautiful Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park on one of their fully crewed sailing holidays. Choose from activities such as swimming, snorkelling, diving, taking a guided island bush walk with one of their eco certified tours or simply relax on the beach. The fleet offers a choice of Adventure Sailing holidays for the 18 to 35's with daily departures, Tall Ship and Deluxe Cruises, which operate in three and four star markets and offer tours for families to couples of all ages. With the purpose built diving vessel Tornado Dive, they can offer rendezvous diving for all of their boats with introductory diving and certified diving available. If you don't want to dive there is plenty of snorkelling, sailing, beaches to explore and walking tracks to walk.

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.

Topdeck Travel

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From AU$1195 - 2995
Topdeck Travel do epic road trips throughout Australia for travellers between 18 and 39. They realise that everyone's different, which is why all trips include heaps of free time to play and explore. It's your trip, your way. Your trip includes all the must-see, must-do activities and top-notch local fare to recharge those batteries between stops, which means you can spend your money where it matters and they'll take care of the rest. You will travel in modern coaches, stay in unique accommodation and hang out with other young explorers bent on seeing the world. So whether you want to cruise along the great ocean road, go on a road trip through the outback or learn to surf on the east coast, Topdeck will make it happen.
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