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Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Townsville or Magnetic Island

Highlights
  • 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)
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Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Townsville or Magnetic Island
From US$ 182.54
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Snorkel Townsville
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Check-in at Breakwater Marina at 7am for approx. 7:30am departure. Includes snorkeling equipment
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Snorkel Magnetic Island
Board at approx. 7:50am at Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal, Magnetic Island. Includes snorkeling equipment
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Introductory Dive Townsville
Check-in at Breakwater Marina at 7am for approx. 7:30am departure. Includes one introductory dive with all diving equipment
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Overview
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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (43)
1 - 5 of 37 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
What a great way to spend your day!

4 Dec '18: Awesome day out! The crew (Nadine, Gunston, Reece, Craig) were just wonderful; nothing was too much trouble and they really made the day. It was easy, equipment was good and plenty to eat - nothing gourmet, but certainly hit the spot and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank casalli1965
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great snorkel and great dive with great company

Wow. I have dived and/or snorkeled The Great Barrier Reef on at least 5 other occasions all from Port Douglas. And they were really good, but this was great. Great boat; friendly, informative and helpful crew; and a great part of the reef not badly...More

Thank kenz56
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great experience

We had a great day out on the boat and snorkelling in the reef. The organisation of the trip was very smooth, and the crew was enthousiastic and genuinely passionate about the reef. Thanks a lot for the memorable experience!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank OlgaM2477
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Good diving from Townsville

Despite the weather, we had good dives and decent visibility. Crew was friendly and helpful. Probably give it 5 stars, but the diving in general out of Cairns is much better value.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank WindowSeatWorld
Reviewed 16 October 2018
Great day out with a crew both very knowledgeable and friendly.

Trip was fun with great engagement from crew and captain. Wetsuits and snorkelling gear was provided and fitted well. Food was fresh and plentiful. We were the only people at Lodestone Reef and plenty of sea life and coral to see.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank murriegold08
Adrenalin D, Marketing Coordinator at Adrenalin Snorkel Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Hi murriegold08, Thank you for your review! We are glad that we were able to provide you with an enjoyable snorkelling trip, maybe next time you can try scuba diving with us! ;) Cheers!

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