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Port Douglas

AquaQuest Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas

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Cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas aboard AquaQuest, the newest luxury dive and snorkel vessel in Port Douglas. Join the friendly and professional crew for an awesome day trip to the best of the Outer Reef. AquaQuest is a  brand new custom built luxury dive and snorkel introduced to Port Douglas in July 2017. She is fully equipped with the most modern and state of the art facilities including Nitrox. As the newest vessel in Port Douglas she will give passengers an unrivaled comfort with the best experience available as we visit some of the best dive and snorkel locations on the Outer Great Barrier Reef at  Agincourt, Opal and St Crispin's Reefs.
  • Detailed snorkel and dive briefings let you know what to look for
  • All equipment is included so you can travel light 
  • Refuel with midmorning tea and lunch
  • Dive partners, guides, or spotters provided for the utmost safety and comfort
What to Expect
Meet your dive boat in Port Douglas; just show up with a swimsuit, sunscreen, and your dive certification in hand. Step aboard the boat and meet your captain and crew. Then, relax and enjoy the scenery while heading out to your first stop. This tour gives access to several exclusive snorkel spots on the Outer Barrier Reef, as well as sites such as St. Crispins Reefs, Opal, and Agincourt.  Wet suits, masks, tanks, regulators, and snorkeling equipment are all provided for you to explore the underwater world, with more than 1,000 species of fish and other marine life. If you are traveling solo, you can dive with one of the crew members; spotters and guides provided at no extra cost. Lunch (a hot and cold tropical buffet), snacks, and freshwater showers on board are provided to make your day comfortable.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Crystal Brook Marina, Port Douglas
Departure Time
8:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point at approximately 4:30pm
  • 4 hours on the outer reef
  • Visit two exclusive dive locations
  • Morning tea including pastries with choice of tea or coffee
  • Hot and cold tropical buffet lunch selection with fresh prawns
  • Hot fresh water showers
  • Detailed snorkel and dive briefings
  • Free guided snorkeling tour and safety spotters
  • Free professional certified diver guides (optional)
  • Free use of dive / snorkel equipment
  • including masks, snorkel, fins and flotation devices)
  • Free use of wet and stinger suits
  • Free prescription mask (deposit required)
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • EMC AU$6.50 per person. Payable on check-in
  • Snacks (choc, chips etc)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • SCUBA Guide (AU$15 per dive)
  • Introductory SCUBA
  • Photo purchases
  • Digital camera hire
  • Souvenirs
  • Northern Beaches transfers AU$38.00 per Person
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
  • Diving within 24 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Fantastic experience, I had such a great time doing 3 cert dives that I called back the next day and booked another day trip with them. The crew were wonderful, very friendly and professional. You could tell that they are passionate about marine conservation, which made the
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This was a wonderful experience that has changed my life. I never imagined that I would have the courage to go scuba diving. Woody (aka Waut) was my instructor and he was a perfect match for me. He was patient and encouraging. I felt save with him. The dive was incredible! It
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What a great experience- highly recommend! Eleonora and Coline took me for my first scuba dive - they're wonderful instructors. Tremendous experience seeing our beautiful marine park up close. This is a must-do and these guys are great!
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Response from Katherine C, Director of Sales at AquaQuest Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Chris, Thank you for the 5 star review, we congratulate you on experiencing your first scuba dive. We agree, our instructors really go over and beyond to make your first time enjoyable and safe. The GBR is a MUST DO when visiting our region and spectacular from Port Douglas! We appreciate your recommendations.
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My girlfriend and I had an AMAZING experience with the AquaQuest Team out on the Great Barrier Reef during our stay in Port Douglas. Woody and his team were absolutely incredible, extremely friendly, funny and highly knowledgeable about the reef as well as all of its
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Response from Katherine C, Director of Sales at AquaQuest Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Murf and Kristen, We love to read that you felt your time on board on-board AquaQuest was so enjoyable! Thank you for the 5 star feedback, by the sounds of your review you certainly had the best day with numerous encounters with our marine life and fun with the crew. We will be sure to share your review with the team and wish you well on your travels through Australia!
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Woody and Eleonora Did a great job. What a crew Adam you are legend what an atmosphere in the crusie really made my day. I can remember this for the rest of my life. Thanks for the wonderful experience and special thanks to Eleonora who motivated me doing scuba diving. Amazing
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Response from Katherine C, Director of Sales at AquaQuest Great Barrier Reef Diving and Snorkeling Cruise from Port Douglas
Responded 2 weeks ago
We love to receive such feedback about your recent travels with us on board AquaQuest, Woody,Eleonora and Adam will thrilled to read you felt that this was one of your best experiences and a lifetime memory! Thank you for the 5 star feedback and choosing to discover the world of scuba with us.
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