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Scuba Diving in the Whitsundays

The Whitsundays are a snorkellers and scuba divers paradise. The amazing reefs surrounding the beautiful Whitsunday Islands are  teeming full of amazing corals and diverse marine life, waiting to be explored.

For those fortunate enough to be embarking on an overnight sailing trip in the Whitsundays, there is also the opportunity of a lifetime to take the opportunity to scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Notorious for its friendly green sea turtles, flashing fusiliers, enormous Maori Wrasse and colourful fringing reefs, the Whitsundays and the outer Great Barrier Reef offer a number of amazing snorkel and dive locations.

Catering for both introductory and certified divers, the Whitsundays is the ultimate place to experience you first scuba dive or a number of deeper dives for the more-seasoned scuba-enthusiasts. The fringing reefs provide the ideal please for first time or inexperienced divers to practice their skills, while also being able to cater for certified divers with it's amazing marine life and stunning coral seascapes.

Most overnight boats are able to offer a rendezvous dive to keen scuba divers, meaning the vessel will ‘rendezvous’ or meet up with another vessel which has an onboard instructor and carries the necessary scuba equipment to conducts dives. This option is open for both introductory and certified (you must be your card) and is subject to age, conditions and medical questionnaire.

Costs include all gear and instruction as well as your instructor and must be booked in advance with your boat trip.

If you are a keen diver and are wanting to participate in a number of dives, onboard diving boats would be the best option. Onboard diving means the boat is fully equipped with all necessary gear and therefore can conduct dives.

Boats which offer onboard diving:

Ask us which diving boat is right for you and scuba dive on the stunning Great Barrier Reef during your Whitsundays holiday. 

Please note: all boats have a minimum age for scuba diving, please enquire with your travel agent.

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