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Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Townsville or Magnetic Island

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    What to Expect
    Your Great Barrier Reef day trip starts at either Breakwater Marina in Townsville or Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal on Magnetic Island, where you’ll board the MV Adrenalin; select from these two departure points when booking. Fuel up for your snorkeling or scuba diving adventure with provided morning tea.

    Your destination inside the World Heritage–listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is Lodestone Reef, known for its crystal-clear water, coral, colorful reef walls and large bommies that attract an abundance of marine life. Whether you are snorkeling, taking an introductory dive or enjoying two certified dives, you’ll enjoy the variety of depths, from 3 to 65 feet (1 to 20 meters), where you’ll spot stingrays, reef fish, turtles, white- and black-tip reef sharks and Maori wrasse. Each option is tailored to different skill levels.

    On board your 45-foot (14-meter) custom-built boat, you can enjoy provided tea, coffee, cordial and water. If you want to take a break, relax on the boat’s sundeck or shaded area. Lunch and afternoon tea are also included before you return to Townsville or Magnetic Island, where your tour ends.

    Option 1: Snorkeling

    Lodestone Reef’s clear visibility and coral provide a great spot for snorkeling. Swim through the channels between the reef and into the shallows to get a closer look at the marine life.

    Option 2: Certified Dive

    If you are a certified diver, you can take two dives at an uncrowded dive site. Go deep to take a look at coral columns and channels surrounding the reef, or hang out on the fringing reef and canyons around the lagoon. You can go with a dive buddy, or you have the option to enhance your scuba experience with a dive guide (additional fee); it is required that you hire the certified guide if you do not already have 10 logged dives.

    Option: 3: Introductory Dive

    If you are a beginner diver, not yet certified, enjoy this opportunity to explore Lodestone Reef with a diving instructor.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Breakwater Marina, Townsville


    The Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal, Magnetic Island
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Lunch
    • Afternoon tea
    • Iced water, cordial, tea and coffee throughout the day
    • All snorkeling equipment
    • Reef levy
    • Guided dive. An additional AU$10 per person per dive payable direct on the day of travel. Compulsory for divers with less than ten logged dives
    • PADI Adventure Dives. An additional AU$25 per dive, payable direct on the day of travel
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • One additional introductory dive, AU$80 payable direct on the day of travel
    • Two additional introductory dives. AU$120 payable direct on the day of travel
    • Enriched Air Nitrox AU$50 for two tanks (must be Nitrox certified)
    • Camera Hire AU$65 (includes SD card, yours to keep)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 6 years
    • Certified divers must present proof of certification to crew on board on the day
    • Introductory divers are required to fill out a basic medical form on board prior to their dive. Some existing medical conditions may not allow you to dive
    • Please wear your swimwear and bring a towel, hat, sunscreen and camera
    • Heights, weights and shoe sizes MUST be advised at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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 2 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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    All reviews great experience fish small group boat ride these guys magnetic island fruit great barrier reef diving experience highly recommend this company food was great biscuits helpful crew sandwiches plenty to eat return journey great company
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    Reviewed 5 days ago

    If there is only one thing you can do when in Australia and in particular in Townsville , then that is to go out to the Great Barrier Reef.. And the name is Adrenalin who you want. These are the people who know where to...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Robert H
    Reviewed 5 September 2019

    Very professional company. Staff were great. It was well organised. Had a great day out in the reef and even had an up close and personal encounter with an inquisitive whale. I will be going out with this charter again. Fantastic day all round 😊

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Toni0407
    AdrenalinDive, Marketing Coordinator at Adrenalin Snorkel Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hi Toni, thank you for the kind review. Glad to see you got to experience a close encounter with a whale. All the best for your travels.

    Reviewed 29 August 2019 via mobile

    It was amaZing! I'd never done anything like this before. I'd recommend this trip to anyone...you'll have an adventuous underwater day. By Harry aged 11

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Graham W
    AdrenalinDive, Marketing Coordinator at Adrenalin Snorkel Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2019

    Hi Harry! Glad you had an amazing day and I hope you managed to see all the fish and coral you could possibly want. Thank you kindly for your recommendation and all the best for your travels! :)

    Reviewed 21 August 2019

    this daytrip to the great barrier reef was just amazing! i had so much fun and learned a lot about the reef and stuff :) also had the best scuba-diving instructor ever! thanks to the Crew :)

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Photorebi
    AdrenalinDive, Marketing Coordinator at Adrenalin Snorkel Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2019

    Hi there. Thank you for your kind review! We are glad that you enjoyed your trip with us. Our staff are our best asset and it is good to see that they left a good impression on you! All the best for your future travels!

    Reviewed 23 July 2019 via mobile

    Just had a great day on Lodestone Reef trip. The weather wasn't the best but the organisation and knowledge of the crew was certainly the best. The skipper also took time out on the return journey so we could have a beautiful encounter with a...More

    Thank 288johnnywow
    AdrenalinDive, Marketing Coordinator at Adrenalin Snorkel Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2019

    Hi John, thanks for the review. We will always try and go above and beyond for our guests, as was the case when your skipper stopped for everyone to say hi to the whales! Cheers!

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    Response from Travellingrock | Reviewed this property |
    Hi there YasungG, the two comments below are both very helpful. Adrenaline were excellent! The information/activities pop in shack on Flinders st (opposite the cowboys club, also a great place to eat/drink at) will point... More
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