A great day out for experienced divers and those looking to dive for the first time from Port Douglas on the comfortable vessel 'Poseidon'. Snorkellers also catered for.
All about the 1 Day Aqua Quest Premium Day Tour
If you are staying in Port Douglas then this Great Barrier Reef trip is perfect for you. AquaQuest is a luxury vessel and is fully equipped with modern state of the art facilities. You will be provided with unrivaled comfort as you visit some of the best dive and snorkel locations on the Outer Great Barrier Reef at Agincourt, Opal, and Dark Reefs. These reefs are on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef approximately 70km offshore. These unique sites offer superb coral formations and an abundance of coral and marine life!
You will visit two different reef locations, where you have the opportunity to swim amongst the underwater locals, including inquisitive Nemos, Turtles, Stingrays and Wally the friendly Maori Wrasse.
AquaQuest allows over four hours to explore the Outer Great Barrier Reef, offering quality diving and snorkeling experiences, value for money, and most importantly incredible memories that will last a lifetime! Nitrox diving is available on AquaQuest, so, please ask at the time of booking if you would like experience Nitrox diving.
Great day out on the Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas.
1 Day Aqua Quest Premium Day Tour Itinerary - 1 days
Great Barrier Reef
All guests are taken to the check in desk located at the Marina, where you will exchange your booking vouchers for boarding passes
Crew members will direct you to AquaQuest where your boarding pass will be exchanged for a fabulous day on the Great Barrier Reef
Get your phone ready as the onboard photographer will be taking a snap of you and your friends before you board to keep as a souvenir.
Some paperwork will be required to be filled out for snorkelling, introductory diving and certified diving activities.
Next, you will be fitted out with snorkelling or diving equipment.
AquaQuest will depart at 8:30 am. The trip to the reef will take approximately one hour and twenty minutes. During this time the crew will present you with a safety briefing and those that are either introductory diving or certified diving will be briefed on their activities of the day. For the rest of the cruise out enjoy the scenery, make your way up to the sun deck or get to know the skipper who will be happy to explain to you how he finds the reef everyday….
Once arrived at the reef the certified divers and introductory divers will hit the water at one of our fabulous dive sites. All passengers who are enjoying the snorkelling experience for the day will be taken to the top deck and shown from this great vantage point where the best snorkelling spots are and what they can expect to find. A thorough explanation on how to use the snorkelling equipment will be provided and our friendly crew will jump in the water with you to show you the abundant marine life.
By 11:30 we will have moved to our second location for the day. Those partaking in diving activities will hit the water again, For those that are snorkelling you can have some lunch first or jump in to find Nemo, Dory and all of their friends.
All the divers will be out of the water by about 12:30 ready to have their lunch.
At around 1:00 pm there will be a reef interpretation talk held on the top deck by one of our very knowledgeable crew to discuss what you have found so far and give you more information on the Great Barrier Reef.
In water activities commence again 2:00 pm for divers and snorkelers alike.
Around 3:00 pm AquaQuest will be heading back to Port Douglas for a 4:30 pm arrival time. Coach services back to your accommodation will be provided
Check-in time: 8:00 am: Under the big stairs inside the Marina Complex in Port Douglas
Vessel departure time: 8:30 am
Vessel return time approx: 4:30 pm
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
Pickups are available on request at the below rate. Cairns, Palm Cove and Trinity Bch to Port Douglas Return $38.00 - This is payable at the time of check-in. Pick up Port Douglas - No Charge.
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