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Quicksilver's iconic Outer Reef Cruise takes you to a floating activity platform moored permanently at the renowned Agincourt Reef, right on the edge of Australia's Continental Shelf. This cruise is a great option for experienced certified divers travelling with family or non-diving companions with a wide variety of ways to experience the reef for swimmers and non-swimmers.
For the most experienced diver or the complete novice, scuba diving is a close encounter of the most unique kind, and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef presents a dazzling rainbow world of tropical sea-life and coral formations unlike anywhere else on our planet.
Certified diving at the Agincourt ribbon reefs is quite simply spectacular with clear, pristine waters offering the best visibility and the variety of marine life is exceptional. From Quicksilver's platform, certified divers can enjoy up to two dives lasting approximately 40 minutes. Professional instructors accompany all dives at no extra charge, ensuring maximum experiences, safety and enjoyment.
Introductory diving is suitable for beginners and first time divers – it couldn’t be easier at Quicksilver’s Outer Reef activity platform with a dedicated "Introductory Dive Pool" and easy access into the water. And there is still plenty of time to enjoy all other activities on board with family and friends!
To capture the memory (or make friends and neighbours slightly envious), underwater digital cameras are available for hire for certified divers, along with underwater videos shot by the professional onboard photographers.
All equipment, including wetsuits and prescription masks (if required) are included. Multi-lingual diving instructors are available on request. All of our professional dive instructors are PADI qualified.
Check-inCheck-in at Quicksilver Reservations Counter located inside the Port Douglas Marina for your boarding passes.
Vessel boardingComplimentary morning tea/breakfast served.
DepartureDepart Port Douglas marina for the Outer Barrier Reef activity platform.
On the outward journey, certified and introductory dive briefings begin.
PresentationA marine biology presentation is shown on the vessel monitors 30 minutes after departure. A snorkelling demonstration will follow. If you're participating in scuba diving or helmet diving, you'll have a 30 minutes briefing with the dive crew in readiness for you dive.
Outer Barrier ReefSwim and snorkel from the activity platform. Underwater observatory open for coral and fish viewing. Semi-subs depart every fifteen minutes from the rear of the platform. Pre-booked guided snorkel, scuba and helmet diving, and scenic helicopter flights commence as scheduled. Fish feed presentation conducted in the snorkel area.
Lunch servedEnjoy a hot and cold tropical buffet, containing fresh prawns, pastas, meats,
salads and fruit, including vegetarian options.
There are bar facilities available where you can purchase drinks.
After lunchTime for more reef activities or just relax and take in the view!
ReturnDepart Agincourt Reef for Port Douglas. Chat with the marine biologists, enjoy the reef video and even the photographers photos of the day on the homeward journey.
Arrival at Port DouglasArrival at Port Douglas Marina.
|* EMC: $6.50 per person Government Environmental Management Charge (EMC).|
|Quicksilver Outer Reef Cruise daytrip | Price per person||Child||Adult|
|Snorkel & Cruise||$125||$250|
|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|
|Certified Scuba Dive | (including dive gear and wetsuit)||Child||Adult|
|Return Coach Transfer | Cairns & Northern Beaches||Child||Adult|
|Return coach transfer Cairns and Northern Beaches||$16||$32|