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Certified Diving with Silversonic CruisesOuter Reef Day Cruise

Departing daily from Port Douglas... When you step aboard the 29 metre luxury dive catamaran Silversonic, you are set for an exhilarating day of fun, discovery and adventure in the natural wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef.

This is an ideal day for experienced divers and confident snorkellers.  Visiting a rich tapestry of remote and exclusive World Heritage Great Barrier Reef sites, Silversonic has access to over 35 spectacular Agincourt ribbon reef sites. Each day, Silversonic takes you to visit three different sites over five hours, each chosen for visual and ecological diversity suited to the day’s conditions.

Certified divers have the option for up to three dives and exciting dive experiences; drift and wall dives, bommies and pinnacles, coral gardens and swim-throughs.

Introductory diving is also available for first time divers. An informative guided snorkel tour is included in the day. An added bonus during whale season, Silversonic has one of the few permits that allows guests to swim with dwarf minke whales if encountered – a truly unforgettable experience. 

Silversonic features a state-of-the-art ride control system to help ensure a smooth journey, a submerged platform for easy water access, hot freshwater showers, change rooms, air conditioned lounges and a licensed bar.

  • Return coach transfer from Port Douglas accommodation
  • Return Silversonic cruise from Port Douglas
  • Scrumptious morning tea including focaccias and muffin cakes on boarding, Afternoon tea cakes, cheese & biscuits.
  • Hot and cold tropical buffet lunch.
  • Reef Interpretation.
  • Snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel and fins).
  • Guided Snorkel Tour
  • Snorkel brief at each site.
  • Qualified lifeguard supervision.
  • Equipment for divers provided, including wetsuit.
  • Hot freshwater showers.
  • Prescription masks available at no additional cost.
  • Lycra suits included
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
Silversonic departs for second reef location.
Option for introductory divers and certified divers to do a second dive.
Snorkellers site briefing.
Buffet Lunch
Tropical hot and cold buffet lunch served in the air conditioned cabin.
Third reef location
Silversonic departs for third reef location.
On arrival, snorkellers are once again briefed as to the best areas to snorkel.
Guided Snorkel Tour
Option for certified divers to do a third dive or second introductory dive.
Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea is served
All passengers board vessel for final passenger count and departure for Port Douglas
Port Douglas
Silversonic 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.
  • Minimum age for introductory dives is 12 years.
  • Some medical conditions and medications may prevent you from diving. Please see our Medical Information for more details. 
  • If you do require a dive medical, it must be obtained prior to commencing the course and must not be more than 90 days old when you start with us.
  • Certified divers must posses an international recognized SCUBA certificate card.

Rates 2024/2025

Silversonic Outer Reef Cruise Price per personChildAdult
Snorkel & Cruise$218.00$302.00
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$80.00$80.00
2 Dives$160.00$160.00
Certified Scuba Dive(including dive gear and wetsuit)ChildAdult
1 Dive$66.00$66.00
2 Dives$96.00$96.00
3 Dives$116.00$116.00
Certified Scuba DiveTanks & weights onlyChildAdult
1 Dive$55.00$55.00
2 Dives$83.00$83.00
3 Dives$103.00$103.00
Return Coach TransferCairns & Northern BeachesChildAdult
Return coach transfer Cairns and Northern Beaches$39.00$34.00
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Departure and Return
  • Daily from Port Douglas Port Douglas Marina at 8.30am
  • Returns at 4:30pm

Snorkelling - Adult
Total $302.00

* 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