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

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    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.
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    All reviews great experience fish small group boat ride fruit these guys magnetic island great barrier reef diving experience highly recommend this company biscuits helpful crew sandwiches plenty to eat return journey food was great great company
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Just had a great day on Lodestone Reef trip. The weather wasn't the best but the organisation and knowledge of the crew was certainly the best. The skipper also took time out on the return journey so we could have a beautiful encounter with a...More

    Thank 288johnnywow
    AdrenalinDive, Marketing Coordinator at Adrenalin Snorkel Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi John, thanks for the review. We will always try and go above and beyond for our guests, as was the case when your skipper stopped for everyone to say hi to the whales! Cheers!

    Reviewed 14 July 2019

    Despite being a lifelong Qld resident, I've never been on the GBR or snorkelled before. The best complement I can pay is that I, and my 3 teenaged kids, are all keen to get into snorkelling, and even scuba diving. With luck, we might even...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank KenBarns
    AdrenalinDive, Marketing Coordinator at Adrenalin Snorkel Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi Ken, thank you for the generous review. We are glad that you and your family had a wonderful time with us. Hopefully we can convince your missus to try scuba diving on your next trip with us! If you do come back do ring...More

    Reviewed 11 July 2019 via mobile

    After having gone out on a few snorkle tours from several different places this one way by far my favorite. There was a smaller group and a very friendly atmosphere from the staff

    Thank Kiernin B
    AdrenalinDive, Marketing Coordinator at Adrenalin Snorkel Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi Kiernin, thanks for the review. We pride ourselves on being able to offer plenty of personal attention to our guests! All the best for the future :)

    Reviewed 9 July 2019 via mobile

    We did the resort dive. And a snorkel. The crew were fantastic, the reef was better. Helpful, knowledgeable and fun. Nothing fancy about the boat but the team knew what they were doing and made it a delightful trip - nothing was too much trouble....More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Jane M
    AdrenalinDive, Marketing Coordinator at Adrenalin Snorkel Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi Jane, thanks for the review. Glad that we were able to meet your expectations and cheers for the recommendation!

    Reviewed 3 July 2019

    We took the tour from magnetic island out to Loadstone reef. My husband and teen sons were diving and I was snorkelling and we all had the most amazing experience. Everyone should see this reef before it disappears! The staff/crew on the boat were all...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank KazAndTheBoys
    AdrenalinDive, Marketing Coordinator at Adrenalin Snorkel Dive, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2019

    Hi Kaz, thank you for your kind review. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. We are always trying to improve the experience for our guests and will look at installing seat cushions. Cheers!

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    Response from Travellingrock | Reviewed this property |
    Hi there YasungG, the two comments below are both very helpful. Adrenaline were excellent! The information/activities pop in shack on Flinders st (opposite the cowboys club, also a great place to eat/drink at) will point... More
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