Mission Beach Dive provides snorkel and dive trips to the Great Barrier Reef, from Mission Beach. This is the only operator in the area and they take relatively small numbers, which makes for a really personalized Great Barrier Reef day tour. Your day begins with a transfer from Mission Beach to nearby Dunk Island, where you transfer to a larger boat for the day tour. In total, you get about four (4) hours to snorkel and dive the Great Barrier Reef, before departing around 3pm to get back to Mission Beach around 4.45-5pm. All snorkel and dive equipment is included in the tour price, as is light refreshments, a full buffet lunch including prawns, and a kids club in the galley on the way home. Introductory and certified scuba divers can book up to 2 dives. You will need to bring hats and sunscreen, towels, swimmers and a change of clothes. Cash for any extra snacks and drinks purchased on board.
Introductory and certified scuba divers will enjoy the day tour with Mission Beach dive and snorkel. It’s a relatively small boat, providing a big reef experience without the crowds. All equipment and instruction is included in the ticket price. All dives are fully guided by experienced dive instructors. The boat Reef Goddess visits two (2) reef sites each day; you can dive at one or both of the sites. You will need to show your certification card.
8.30am & 9am – You will begin your adventure to the Great Barrier Reef from our beachfront office at Wongaling Beach where you will board Island Spirit from the beach. Wear your swimmers as you have to walk through water to your knees to board!!
Just a quick 10 minute transfer will land you onto beautiful Dunk Island where you will board ‘MV Reef Goddess’. ‘Island Spirit’ is a fully enclosed custom built passenger transfer vessel designed specifically for beach landing.
9.30am – After introductions and safety briefing from your captain, we depart Brammo Bay at Dunk Island and head off to the East sitting on 18 knots reaching our first reef location in under 1 1/2 hours.
11am – In the water at our first Outer Great Barrier Reef location (our locations are determined on the day to suit weather conditions). You will have an hour exploring our untouched reefs with our crew on hand to assist with your gear and getting going. Our free snorkel briefing will cover what to do and what not to do to ensure your safety and enjoyment at the reef.
12pm – Depart for a 1/2 hour cruise to our second snorkel location and lunch preparation.
12.30pm – Arrive at our second location where the ships captain will cook your BBQ lunch served alongside fresh prawns, salads and fresh tropical fruit. After your well earned lunch, onto the second of our snorkel and dive explorations. Another hour of learning, seeing and experiencing one of the worlds natural wonders.
3pm – After more snorkelling or diving your crew will ‘up anchor’ and head for home back to Dunk Island.
4.30pm – Transfers onboard ‘Island Spirit’ for a quick trip to mainland Mission Beach.
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