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Whitsunday Islands, Airlie Beach liveaboard dive trips provide you with the opportunity to combine diving the Great Barrier Reef, while exploring some of the fabulous Whitsunday Islands on a sailing boat.  Airlie Beach is the largest town on the Whitsunday Coast, providing a convenient arrival and departure point for Whitsunday liveaboard dive and day trips.

Airlie Beach has a range of accommodation options and other tours and attractions, catering to guests of all tastes and budgets.  There’s two Airlie Beach liveaboard dive trips, both of which offer 3 day / 2 night adventures across the southern Outer Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands.  These trips are suitable for beginner divers and equipment is provided for you.

When is the best time to visit?

Diving the Great Barrier Reef is comfortable all year round, due to its tropical location.  Water temperatures around the Airlie Beach / Whitsunday Islands area, stays around 25 degrees all year round.  

Benefits of a Whitsunday Islands, Airlie Beach Liveaboard Dive Trips versus Day Trips

Airlie Beach is a coastal township, providing the gateway to Queensland’s famous Whitsundays. What are the Whitsundays? A collection of 74 tropical islands located within the Great Barrier Reef.  Some of the more well-known islands include Hamilton, Daydream and South Molle.  While some have resorts, others remain unpopulated and pristine, with fringing coral reefs awaiting your exploration.

While Airlie Beach is close to the islands, it’s further away from the Outer Great Barrier Reef than some other coastal ports, such as Cairns and Townsville.  Cruising time to the Great Barrier Reef from Airlie Beach is approximately 2 hours each way.  This means if you want to explore the Outer Great Barrier Reef as well as fringing reefs, then it needs to be done on a liveaboard trip, ensuring there is plenty of time for travel, diving and relaxing. There simply is not enough time to do it all on an Airlie Beach day trip.

The other benefits of choosing an Airlie Beach Whitsundays liveaboard dive trip, include being able to combine diving with island exploration and in some cases, a little bit of kayaking! 

Airlie Beach Whitsunday Liveaboard Dive Trip Destinations

Airlie Beach has two preferred liveaboard dive trip operators.  Both of them will visit the best locations to maximize your experience, pending weather and conditions.  You are guaranteed to stop by some of the famous Whitsunday Islands, with time to explore them both above and below the water.  The islands are sheltered and provide a secure place to sail and play. 

As both Airlie Beach Whitsunday liveaboard dive trip operators utilise sail boats, they cannot guarantee a visit to the Outer Great Barrier Reef.  While it is their intention to provide at least one visit to this destination, they are guided by the weather and conditions at the time.  This means they are also not able to promise a night dive.  

Whitsunday Islands

The Whitsunday Islands are made up of 74 Great Barrier Reef islands.  They have shallow waters and fringing reefs, with depths generally between 10 – 12m.  With over 100 chartered dive sites in the area, you can experience a few different diving styles and experiences, including swim throughs, caves and exploring coral gardens and walls.  The water temperature tends to be a constant 25 degrees, all year round.

This is a perfect destination for those who want to combine diving with relaxing and above water activities.  It is most suited for beginner divers, who will appreciate the relatively shallow depths and protected waters.  The focus here is about the visit, as much as the diving, maximizing your experience exploring all the different facets the Whitsunday Islands have to offer.  Your Airlie Beach Whitsunday liveaboard dive trip will include time exploring islands and relaxing on beaches. 

Bait Reef

Bait Reef is located off Hamilton Island, west of Hook and Hardy Reefs.  It’s probably the favoured Outer Great Barrier Reef location in this destination and boasts a number of dive sites and experiences.  Sites include the ‘Stepping Stones’ ‘Manta Ray Drop Off’ and ‘Gary’s Lagoon’. 

Airlie Beach Whitsunday Islands Liveaboard Dive Trip Durations

Airlie Beach Whitsunday dive trips are 3 day / 2 night adventures, aboard sailing boats.  There are two preferred operators, both having two weekly departures being either Thursday and Sunday, or Friday and Monday offering certified diving.  Both operators will require you to check in the day before your departure (by 5pm) and depart from Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach.  Neither provide a pick up / drop off service. 

Booking a Airlie Beach Whitsunday Islands Liveaboard Dive Trip

Dive in Australia is pleased to provide an easy booking service for Airlie Beach Whitsunday liveaboard dive trips.  Save money with no booking or credit card fees.  We offer first-hand experience and advice: contact us today on 1800 323 703.

We have sorted for you below sailing trips available in the Whitsunday Islands that offer onboard scuba diving. All these liveaboard trips provide you with the opportunity and experience to combine diving the inner Great Barrier Reef, while exploring some of the fabulous Whitsunday Islands which include the famous Whitehaven Beach, a nature walk up to Hill Inlet and a sailing liveaboard boat. 

Of all the vessels offering scuba diving Kiana is the only trip that schedules in their itinerary diving on the Outer Great Barrier Reef.  I need to point out that to travel to the Outer Barrier Reef is weather dependent and is not guaranteed on every trip.

For more information on which Liveaboard Sailing/Diving trip matches the diving and adventure experience you are seeking contact us.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

                                    

Kiana - 3 Day 2 Night Sail/Dive Trip

Classical Sailing trip offering up to 5 scuba dives on the Outer Great Barrier Reef combined with exploring the Whitsunday Islands and the famous Whitehaven Beach

 

 

 

  

Alantic Cliper - 2 Day 2 Night  Sail/Dive Trip

Party boat (18 - 25yrs) offering only one scuba dive during the trip on the inner reefs of the Whitsunday islands while still visiting the famous Whitehaven Beach

 

 

 

New Horizon - 2 Day 2 Night Sail/Dive Trip

Social boat (18-35yrs) offering only one scuba dive during the trip on the inner reefs of the Whitsunday Islands while still visiting the famous Whitehaven Beach

 

 

Apollo 3 day/2 night trip

A fast and fun sailing boat with a comfortable interior. Taking out a maximum of 26 guests, this boat is the perfect choice for guests looking for a great dive and sail experience.

 

 

Booking a Whitsundays Islands/Airlie Beach Liveaboard Dive Trip

Dive in Australia is pleased to provide an easy booking service for all Whitsunday Islands/Airlie Beach liveaboard dive trips and you can save money with no booking or credit card fees.  We have visited and dived all of these great locations.  We offer first-hand experience and advice, choosing the operator and destination to best suit your experience and itinerary.  Products are listed below for your convenience, or contact us today FREE CALL 1800 323 703

 

We have sorted and rated below Sailing trips exploring the Whitsundays Islands that take you snorkelling the fringing reefs, Whithaven Beach and nature walks to Hill Inlet.  Trips range from 2 Day 1 Night to 2 Day 2 Night Trips and 3 Day 3 Night Trips.
 

One Night Sailing Trips

 

Summertime 

Classical Sailing trip with jacuzzi, kayaking and small numbers 

 

 

 

Waltzing Matilda

Small numbers onboard a traditional sailing trip.

 

 

 

 

Siska

Very popular and a social trip with the younger crowd

 

 

 

 

Hammer

Also a very popular and a social trip with the younger crowd

 

 

 

Two Night Sailing Trips

Prima

Offering Ensuite cabins offering great value for money and family friendly

 

 

 

 

Wings II

Suitable to all ages though generally a younger crowd and social but very comfortable vessel and trip

 

 

 

 

Whitsunday Blue

Small numbers, First class trip with double cabins with ensuites

 

 

 

 

Powerplay

Social trip aimed at 18 - 30 year olds

 

 

 

Three Night Sailing Trips

 

Sailaway Lass

Unique tall ship expereince, family friendly 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Booking a Whitsundays Islands/Airlie Beach Liveaboard Dive Trip
 
Dive in Australia is pleased to provide an easy booking service for all Whitsunday Islands/Airlie Beach liveaboard dive trips and you can save money with no booking or credit card fees.  We have visited and dived all of these great locations.  We offer first-hand experience and advice, choosing the operator and destination to best suit your experience and itinerary.  Products are listed below for your convenience, or contact us today FREE CALL 1800 323 703
  • Most Liveaboard Trips depart on set days so to help in planning your itinerary including your accommodation and flights CONTACT US.
  • Book ahead to avoid disappointment as these trips often sell out.
  • Booking ahead also will ensure your cabin type of preference. Most Liveaboard boats offer Double, Twin and Quad Share accommodation. Ask us for more information.
  • Must be a Certified Diver so please bring your Dive Card and Log Book.
  • Travelling alone? No problem, a dive buddy can be allocated to you.
  • Do you have special dietary requirements? Best to advise early as not all boats cater to a lot of special dietary needs. Ask us for more information.
  • Allow enough time in your planning to arrive in Airlie Beach the day before your trip.
  • Airlie Beach is accessible by vehicle, bus services (Greyhound and Premier) as well as a small airport located in the township of Proserpine less than 30 minutes from the centre of town in Airlie Beach.  Both Virgin and Qantas Airways fly into Proserpine as well as Hamilton Island where you can then take a boat transfer to the mainland of Airlie Beach.