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Scuba Diving on a Whitsundays Tour

Updated Thu 08 Dec 2022

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The Whitsundays Islands are one of the top destinations to experience scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef, with thousands of travellers visiting the region just to dive!

Whether you are a certified or an introductory (inexperienced) diver, the Whitsundays offers a variety of day and overnight trips with this activity onboard, visiting either the Outer Great Barrier Reef or the Inner Barrier Reef, around the Whitsunday Islands. To carry out a scuba dive, your instructors will need to confirm that you can swim and don't have any medical conditions - each diver must fill out a medical questionnaire before diving.


Overnight Sailing Trips with Scuba Diving

There are several overnight sailing trips operating in the Whitsundays which offer onboard scuba diving, both introductory and certified, with the opportunity to do a number of dives (depending on the trip).

Head out to the outer reef and dive to the mysterious depths of the Great Barrier Reef with this authentic and relaxing sailing vessel renowned as the go-to dive trip!

Kiana sailing Vessel

Dive your days away and party in the evenings on this social, adventurous and unforgettable overnight sail! With snorkelling offered and diving available as an extra, you're bound to discover the wonderous reef creatures below! 

A unique, exquisite way to experience the reef, Reefsleep will get you out on a floating pontoon home to countless marine species. Dive with turtles, fish and reef sharks, and camp out on the reef in your alfresco swag... truly special! 

Meet new mates and spend your days diving with New Horizon! Another social backpacker boat, explore the colourful marine underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef as your crew gear you up and show you the amazing sights!

Girl with diving equipment, Whitsundays, Australia


Day trips with Scuba Diving

There are just a few day tours offering scuba diving in the Whitsundays. One option is a trip to the Great Barrier Reef Reefworld pontoon situated at Hardy Reef. This popular trip includes transfers to the pontoon where you can spend the day exploring the reef through snorkelling and scuba diving.

Explore also offers a full day out on the reef brimming with awesome dive spots, gear, delicious catering and awesome crew perfect for a sunshine-soaked trip! 

Diving group, Whitsundays, Australia


Please note, it is at the discretion of the dive instructor on the day to decide whether you can scuba dive or not. Safety at all levels is paramount, and you may not be able to scuba dive if you have certain medical conditions, are over a certain age, or cannot swim. Please ensure your tour has diving available before booking.

Green Turtle, Whitsundays, Australia


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