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What boats offer diving in the Whitsundays?

Diving in the Whitsundays

Scuba diving in the Whitsundays is an unforgettable experience. As you descend into the depths of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, you’ll discover that there is much to see down beneath the surface. Amazing corals, colourful fish, funny molluscs, and other reef residents await eager scuba divers as they make their way around the beautiful underwater gardens.

Visitors to the Whitsundays can choose to dive on either an overnight boat or a day boat that offers onboard or rendezvous diving. Onboard diving boats carry on their own equipment and instructors on board, while rendezvous diving boats meet up with another boat that specializes in diving, so they can take passengers below the waves. Usually overnight boats that offer rendezvous scuba diving only offer guests one chance to dive, whereas overnight boats with onboard diving can offer guests more time in the water.

Below are boats that have diving on offer.

Diving day tours
Whitsunday Bullet: Rendezvous diving, snorkelling, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout. Fast day cat that is family friendly.

Reefworld: Pontoon on the Outer Reef, onboard diving, snorkelling, underwater observatory, semi-submersible boat. Family friendly.

Mantaray: Onboard diving, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout, onboard Mandarin Dive Instructor on most days.

Overnight boats with onboard diving

Atlantic Clipper: 2 day, 2 night 18-30’s tour with onboard diving. Hill Inlet Lookout, Whitehaven Beach, snorkelling, onboard waterslide and party atmosphere. Ideal for backpackers.

Anaconda III: 3 day, 3 night trip that visits the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Onboard scuba diving, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout, snorkelling, and authentic sailing. Free scuba experience, and up to five dive opportunities. Family friendly and available to all ages.

Kiana: 3 day, 2 night tour that offers onboard scuba diving. Up to 3 dives available. Visit the Outer Great Barrier Reef, Hill Inlet Lookout, Whitehaven Beach and first dive is free.

New Horizon: 2 day, 2 night trip to the Whitsundays and Inner Fringing Reef of the Great Barrier Reef. Ideal for backpackers and offers onboard scuba diving, snorkelling, a waterslide, stand-up paddleboards, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout.  

Apollo: 3 days, and 2 nights with onboard scuba diving. Free dive, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout and social experience with 27 passengers.

Overnight boats with rendezvous diving

Powerplay: 2 days, 2 nights with rendezvous diving. Guests can scuba dive once on board rendezvous vessel, Tornado. Snorkelling, Hill Inlet Lookout, Whitehaven Beach. Ideal for backpackers aged 18 - 30.

Solway Lass: 3 days, 3 night with rendezvous diving. Authentic sail boat with snorkelling, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout. Ideal for families with assortment of accommodation.

Maxi yachts: Broomstick, British Defender, Boomerang, Condor, Hammer and Siska all offer rendezvous diving. All boats offer Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout and snorkelling and are ideal for backpackers.

Whitsunday Bliss: 3 days and 2 nights of luxury. Rendezvous scuba diving, private cabins, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout. Ideal for couples.

Please check in with us to make sure the boat you choose is currently offering diving before booking any tours.

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