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Your Great Barrier Reef day trip starts at either Breakwater Marina in Townsville or Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal on Magnetic Island, where you’ll board the MV Adrenalin; select from these two departure points when booking. Fuel up for your snorkeling or scuba diving adventure with provided morning tea.

Your destination inside the World Heritage–listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is Lodestone Reef, known for its crystal-clear water, coral, colorful reef walls and large bommies that attract an abundance of marine life. Whether you are snorkeling, taking an introductory dive or enjoying two certified dives, you’ll enjoy the variety of depths, from 3 to 65 feet (1 to 20 meters), where you’ll spot stingrays, reef fish, turtles, white- and black-tip reef sharks and Maori wrasse. Each option is tailored to different skill levels.

On board your 45-foot (14-meter) custom-built boat, you can enjoy provided tea, coffee, cordial and water. If you want to take a break, relax on the boat’s sundeck or shaded area. Lunch and afternoon tea are also included before you return to Townsville or Magnetic Island, where your tour ends.

Option 1: Snorkeling
Lodestone Reef’s clear visibility and coral provide a great spot for snorkeling. Swim through the channels between the reef and into the shallows to get a closer look at the marine life.

Option 2: Certified Dive
If you are a certified diver, you can take two dives at an uncrowded dive site. Go deep to take a look at coral columns and channels surrounding the reef, or hang out on the fringing reef and canyons around the lagoon. You can go with a dive buddy, or you have the option to enhance your scuba experience with a dive guide (additional fee); it is required that you hire the certified guide if you do not already have 10 logged dives.

Option: 3: Introductory Dive
If you are a beginner diver, not yet certified, enjoy this opportunity to explore Lodestone Reef with a diving instructor.
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Adrenalin Snorkel Dive
Check an item off your bucket list by snorkeling or scuba diving on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a UNESCO World Heritage site. On this tour from either Townsville or Magnetic Island, you’ll take a custom-built boat with a professional crew to Lodestone Reef, home to stingrays, sea turtles, reef sharks, tropical fish and more. Lunch, drinks and equipment are included. You have three options when booking: snorkeling, two certified dives or an introductory dive with an experienced instructor.
  • Great Barrier Reef scuba diving and snorkel cruise, departing from Townsville or Magnetic Island
  • Explore Lodestone Reef in the UNESCO-listed marine park
  • Select from three options: snorkeling, an introductory dive or certified diving (includes two dives)
  • Search for sea turtles, stingrays, reef sharks and Maori wrasse
  • Enjoy morning and afternoon tea, cordials and a tropical lunch
  • All equipment included
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Picturesque day on the Great Barrier Reef!

We were able to enjoy a wonderful day trip with the crew on the Great Barrier Reef at the Lodestone Reef. We had 2 great dives! The staff was very helpful and nice to have around. The set-up was very organized and roomy. We would...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great refresher and awesome experience!

I did a refresher for my first dive, super easy, the crew went over it on the way then did a practical immediately after entering the water. Brad showed us around and we saw some great coral structures! Lunch was good, I have a gluten...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Must go again!!!

Fantastic crew, learned lots about the GBR and saw an amazing reef! Highly recommend! They were safe, friendly, and very knowledgeable.

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Reviewed 19 July 2018
Awesome day on the water and snorkeling

My husband and I booked this trip to go snorkeling about a week before the day of the trip. I would definitely not wait to book- there was only one day left that week that had any spaces. We booked online through the website, though,...More

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AdrenalinDive, Guest Relations Manager at Adrenalin Snorkel Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Hi Rachel, Thank you so much for your great in detail review and your feedback. We definitely had a great time having you on board and sharing our passion for the ocean with you. We feel privileged to call such an amazing place our 'office'...More

Reviewed 13 July 2018
Very professional crew and great dive site

Very professional crew and great dive site at Lodestone reef! Very helpful team of skipper, deck hands, dive masters and instructors. My friend was doing her PADI course (and very impressed with her instructor) and I did two regular dives. Good visibility and sea life...More

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AdrenalinDive, Guest Relations Manager at Adrenalin Snorkel Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thank you for the lovely review. We are very happy to hear you and your friend had a great time with us on the Great Barrier Reef. I am delighted that you are agree and were able to witness that we have an amazing team...More

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