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Diving the Great Barrier Reef with QuicksilverOuter Reef Day Cruise

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.

  • Return Wavepiercer cruise from Port Douglas.
  • Morning and afternoon teas on board.
  • Reef presentation by marine biologist.
  • Coral viewing by semi-submersible vessels
  • All snorkelling equipment provided.
  • Lycra Suits & buoyancy aids provided.
  • Qualified lifeguard supervision.
  • Underwater observatory
  • Hot and cold tropical smorgasbord lunch.
  • Introductory or certified diving available (optional extra)
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 activity platform.
On the outward journey, certified and introductory dive briefings begin.
A 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 Reef
Swim 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 served
Enjoy 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 lunch
Time for more reef activities or just relax and take in the view!
Depart 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 Douglas
Arrival at Port Douglas Marina.
  • Guided snorkelling tour.
  • Scuba diving, certified and introductory.
  • Ocean Walker helmet diving. 
  • Scenic helicopter flights.
  • 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 2023/2024
* EMC: $0.00 per person Government Environmental Management Charge (EMC).
Quicksilver Outer Reef Cruise daytrip Price per personChildAdult
Snorkel & Cruise$156.00$298.00
EMC/Admin Fee*$0.00$0.00
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)ChildAdult
1 Dive$194.00$194.00
Certified Scuba Dive(including dive gear and wetsuit)ChildAdult
1 Dive$144.00$144.00
2 Dives$206.00$206.00
Ocean Walker Helmet DiveChildAdult
1 Dive$194.00$194.00
Return Coach TransferCairns & Northern BeachesChildAdult
Return coach transfer Cairns and Northern Beaches$22.00$39.00
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Departure and Return
  • Daily from Port Douglas Port Douglas Marina at 10:00am
  • Returns at 4:30pm

Total $312.00

* Prices valid from 01 April to 31 March

All taxes are included in the total price.
EMC: A Government Environmental Management Charge (EMC) of $8 per person per day applies to all adults and children 4 years and over entering the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area. This fee is included in the fare price.
Surcharge: Due to potential significant volatility in supply and operational costs, a surcharge may be applied due to unforeseen circumstances. In such cases any charge will be collected on departure.
This additional fee includes Port Departure Tax and administration costs.

Rates are per person and in Australian Dollars

Credit card surcharge may apply

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