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Certified Diving with Poseidon CruisesOuter Reef Day Cruise

Designed for personalised dive and snorkel adventures, the modern 24 metre dive catamaran Poseidon, departs daily from Port Douglas to visit 3 different and unique reef environments. With over 35 spectacular and exclusive reef sites at the Agincourt ribbon reefs and Escape Reef, Poseidon can offer some of the very best day boat diving. 

Sites are selected daily to suit the day's conditions and to maximise experiences. With a separate dive tender to assist with drift and wall diving, this is a day well suited to experienced divers and snorkellers. 

The clear outer reef waters, beautiful corals and incredible marine life diversity of the Agincourt ribbon reefs offer the opportunity to snorkel and dive in some of the most pristine and special places on the entire Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy unlimited snorkelling in this marine wilderness, first time divers can try an introductory scuba dive, and certified divers can experience up to three dives.

Poseidon has limited passenger numbers to ensure personalised service and attention. Whether you choose to snorkel or dive, with an amazing array of quality reef sites, attentive and friendly crew, the comforts aboard and our special permit to swim with the Dwarf Minke Whales, Poseidon offers you the perfect setting to enjoy a day on the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Return coach transfers from Port Douglas accommodation
  • Morning and afternoon tea
  • Buffet lunch
  • Snorkelling demonstration and equipment including buoyancy vests and lycra suits
  • Use of prescription masks if required
  • Informative reef presentation with Marine Naturalist
  • Guided snorkel tour with Marine Naturalist
  • Time to relax on the sundeck
  • 3 different reef locations

Times may vary subject to sites visited.

From 7.30am
Check-in at Quicksilver Reservations Counter located inside the Port Douglas Marina for your boarding passes.
Vessel boarding
Complimentary morning tea/breakfast served.
Depart Port Douglas marina for the Outer Barrier Reef.
On the outward journey, certified and introductory dive briefings begin.
Arrival - First Reef location
Arrive at first reef location.
Divers gear up, while snorkellers' site briefing begins.
Get ready to view the beauty of this natural wonder!
Second Reef location
Option for introductory divers and certified divers to do a second dive.
Snorkellers site briefing.
Buffet Lunch
Buffet lunch served in the air conditioned cabin.
Third Reef location
Option for third certified dive
Guided Snorkel Tour
Afternoon tea
Afternoon tea available on board till departure

2:30 pm
2:40 pm
All passengers board vessel for final passenger count.
Departure for Port Douglas
Port Douglas
Poseidon arrives at Port Douglas Marina
Coaches depart
Coaches depart for accommodation
  • Diving (see rates below)
  • Soft drinks, beer, wine and chocolates etc.
  • Transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches of Cairns.
  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from introductory and certified diving. For advice and more information, contact our office.
  • The minimum age for introductory scuba diving is 12 years, however some older age persons may require a doctor’s certificate. 
  • After a single dive a wait of 12 hours is recommended before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater. If doing multiple dives an interval of 24 hours is suggested. 
  • Snorkelling can be a strenuous activity. Please use caution and inform the crew of any medical conditions. 
  • Certified divers must have proof of certification.
Rates 2019/2020
* EMC: $6.50 per person Government Environmental Management Charge (EMC).
Poseidon Outer Reef Cruise daytripPrice per person Child Adult
Snorkel & Cruise $175.50 $247.50
EMC/Admin Fee* $6.50 $6.50
Total $182.00 $254.00
Add-Ons and Optional Activities
All schedules, activities and prices may be varied without notice. Listed fares in Australian dollars include Goods and Services Tax.
Introductory Dive(including dive gear and wetsuit) Child Adult
1 Dive $71.00 $71.00
2 Dives $138.00 $138.00
Certified Scuba Dive(including dive gear and wetsuit) Child Adult
1 Dive $55.00 $55.00
2 Dives $80.00 $80.00
3 Dives $100.00 $100.00
Certified Scuba DiveTanks & weights only Child Adult
1 Dive $43.00 $43.00
2 Dives $68.00 $68.00
3 Dives $88.00 $88.00
Return Coach TransferCairns & Northern Beaches Child Adult
Return coach transfer Cairns and Northern Beaches $29.00 $33.00
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Departure and Return
  • Daily from Port Douglas Reef Marina at 8.30am
  • Returns at 4.30pm

2 x Certified Dives with full equipment supplied
Tax & Levy ** $6.50
Total $334.00

* Prices valid from 01 April to 31 March

** Tax and Levy
This additional fee includes a Government Environmental Management Charge as well as Port Departure Tax and administration costs.

Rates are per person and in Australian Dollars

  • All monies forfeited if notified within 24 hours prior to departure