Calypso Reef Adventure Dive & Snorkel – Agincourt & Opal Reefs

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Adult
Children(4-14yrs)
Intro Diver - Full Gear (1 dive)
Cert Diver - Full Gear (1 dive)

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Snorkel & Dive the Great Barrier Reef

Explore the very outer Great Barrier Reef in style with Calypso. Embark on a Port Douglas diving adventure and try an introductory dive with our professional PADI dive instructors to view the underwater world like never before. For the experienced divers (certified), join our PADI dive masters as they show you sheer walls of corals, caves and possibly drift dive (if conditions permit). For snorkellers, there is plenty to explore from the surface and guided tours are available.

Made up of four separate reefs that face out to the South Pacific Ocean, Agincourt Reef is regarded as one of the most significant sites of this natural wonder. Here you’ll find rich, diverse coral gardens that help form these protective ocean walls, filled with hard and soft corals as well as the reef’s most iconic species such as sharks, stingrays, turtles, whales*, groupers and cods, maori wrasse and parrotfish.

Itinerary

  • 7:00am to 8:20am : Tranfers
    Transfers from your accommodation commences. (During COVID no coach transfer provided at this stage)
  • 8:20am to 8:45am : Boarding Commences
    At 8:20am at the Crystalbrook Marina, Port Douglas. As the Calypso crew welcome you aboard you will be fitted out with your own snorkelling equipment before relaxing with light refreshments.
  • 8.45am to 10:10am : Cruise Time
    It is time to sit back and relax while we travel to our first site. If you are participating in a dive your dive guide will take this opportunity to brief you on your dive.
  • 10:20am to 11:15am : First Snorkelling Site
    Divers are briefed, enter water while snorkellers enjoy an informative talk on how to snorkel safely. After snorkelling/diving at the first site morning tea is served.
  • 11:50am to 1:50pm : Second Snorkelling Site
    We travel to our second breathtaking site (for diving and snorkelling) where a guided snorkelling tour is available before a tropical buffet lunch is served. After all that scrumptious food you can partake in a reef interpretive chat by one of our friendly crew.
  • 1:50pm to 3:10pm : Third Snorkelling Site
    A short trip to our final site for another snorkelling and diving opportunity before enjoying afternoon tea.
  • 3:10pm to 4:30pm : Cruise Home
    Returning at approximately 4:30pm.
  • 4:30pm to 6:00pm : Transfers
    Transfers back to your accommodation

Why dive with us?

  • Experienced PADI dive masters
  • Small groups
  • All equipment provided
  • Up to 3 dives daily (Optional Add-On)
  • Dive computers
  • On board compressor
  • Underwater photographers
  • *Whales are typically present on the Great Barrier Reef between June and September. Please note sightings of whales or other marine species is not guaranteed.

Tour Inclusive

  • Explore up to 3 outer reef sites
  • Luxury large catamaran
  • Up to 3 Scuba dives daily ( Extra cost-See optional price)
  • Guided snorkel tours
  • All snorkel gear including lycra suits included
  • Morning & Afternoon Tea included
  • Lunch included
  • Interpretive Reef Talk
  • Latest dive equipment if you purchase Dive Option

Tour Exclusive

  • Private consumption
  • Travel insurance (can be purchased from FIT Travel)
  • Hotel transfers
  • Optional Intro & Certified Diving start from $65/$/75 ( up to 3 Dives to add-on)
  • Extras :  Photo packages on request

Transportation

  • Please check-in at the Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina( Address: 44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877)

Notices

  • The itinerary is quoted in Australian dollars (AUD)
  • Minimum numbers apply for tours to proceed, we will let you know at the time of booking if this might affect your tour
  • Prices listed on this site are per person, unless otherwise specified
  • Prices advertised include GST
  • Tours and pricing are subject to change without notice
  • In line with government regulations due to Covid-19, guests will now be served gourmet lunch packs and individual servings of morning and afternoon tea
  • All divers must complete a medical questionnaire/declaration on-board. A history of asthma, heart conditions and/or other medical conditions or medications may prohibit diving. If medical is failed on board no refund will be given
  • Children 4-14 years can use Child price (under 4 years Infant is free but not recommend to travel on this boat)
  • Children under 12 not permitted to dive

SCUBA DIVING CONDITIONS

  • Certain medical conditions (diabetes, asthma etc) and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving. Please see Dive Medical page for more information.
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving: A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.

What To Bring

  • Please bring along swimmers, towel, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, sea sickness tablets (if required), a change of clothes (there are fresh water showers on board) and credit card (VISA, MasterCard or EFTPOS, sorry no cash) for any on board purchases. We do not provide towels for guests, however please ask your accommodation provider who will supply beach towels for you

Q&A

  • Are there any stingers / what are Lycra Suits?
    Stingers are a generalised term for jellyfish. During the summer months (November through to May), marine stingers, Irukandjis and box jellyfish, are present in the waters off the coast of Tropical North Queensland.All Calypso vessels are equipped with lycra suits (free of charge) during these summer months. As well as a precaution, lycra suits have other benefits such as sun protection and also reducing the amount of sunscreen in the water.
  • Do you have foreign speaking dive/snorkel staff?
    English Speaking Crew Mainly
  • Are your dive instructors PADI certified?
    Yes.
  • Will I get seasick?
    You are not alone if you suffer from sea sickness. All Calypso vessels are wide-bodied catamarans for stability and have the advantage of cutting through the waves instead of riding the swell. Vessels do encounter some form of movement no matter what the conditions so prevention is best. Two types of medication are offered on board our vessels. Ginger tablets are provided free of charge to passengers who prefer a natural option and are good for pregnant women. The other form of sea sickness medication is called Travacalm and costs $3 for 2 tablets. Please see the crew on board. If you know you suffer from sea sickness, its best to see a pharmacist prior to your trip to the reef and to take these half hour before boarding.
  • Do you need to know how to swim to dive?
    Not technically. It is recommended however that if you can't swim but would like to do an introductory dive, that a reef platform such as Quicksilver's Outer Reef or Great Adventures Outer Reef cruise would be better suited to ensure the best experience.
  • My child is certified to dive, but I will not be travelling with him / her? Do I need to sign a waiver?
    If your child is under the age of 15 years they are unable to travel without a parent or legal guardian . If your child is between the ages of 15 -18 years he / she can travel unattended but a dive waiver (either certified or introductory) and letter signed by you the parent / legal guardian giving permission for your child to dive, must be presented to the crew on the day before travel for your child to be allowed to dive. Please contact our office for the required paperwork.
  • Can we take children?
    Yes, any age is welcome accompanied by an adult, however we highly recommend that children be confident in the water. Babysitting facilities are not available onboard. The minimum age for scuba diving is 12 yrs.
  • What is the best day to visit the reef?
    For the Outer Great Barrier Reef is in calm seas (0-15 knots), with low tide in the middle of the day and blue skies. Unfortunately we don’t experience weather like this all the time so we do our best to provide information so you can decide the best day to travel. Selecting the day with the least wind and the right tide are the most important factors to consider when choosing a day to travel. Calypso has over 34 different reef sites to choose from and three are selected each day depending on the weather conditions.
  •  Weather Cancel ? 
    Operating in the Wet Tropics, we expect rain mainly during the summer months. However, it can rain all year round. Rain doesn’t affect our day to day operations to the Great Barrier Reef. We do not cancel tours due to rain as it does not affect the quality of the reef.

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