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“So good we went back the next day”

Calypso Pure Snorkel
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Owner description: Visiting three spectacular sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef, Pure Snorkel carries a maximum of 35 guests on a day dedicated to snorkellers. Only two years old, this custom built vessel provides a relaxed and spacious day out with day bed style seating and fantastic views of the Coral Sea.
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Had a great half day snorkelling trip out to Little Isle. Small boat was only half full which meant it was very relaxed with only 12 aboard. A great afternoon and very well run with a glass bottom boat trip out to Little Isle from where we went snorkelling.
Enjoyed it so much we booked for the full day trip to the outer reef the next day which was brilliant. 3 snorkelling stops with spectacular marine life and colourful coral. SImply beautiful. Will return next time I'm in Queensland!

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"the great barrier reef"
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"lunch and afternoon tea"
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"day trip"
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"great trip"
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"small group"
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"crew members"
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"personal experience"
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"staff were friendly"
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"marine life"
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"nice lunch"
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"low isles"
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"small boat"
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Booked online from UK directly on Calypso website, several months in advance. Snorkel only Outer Barrier Reef full day with Family of 4 - with 12 and 14 year old boys. Self drive to marina $789.

Went to Calypso office in marina building for 8.15am and checked in - directed by staff to Calypso XII boat in marina. Issued with flippers and mask/snorkel on arrival (and later on wetsuit). Trip to Opal reef took about 2 hours - luckily in calm seas. Changing space available in four toilet rooms.

Only about 50/60 people on boat - a good size - with lots of seating options including sun loungers on top deck. Snorkelled at three separate sites over course of the day on Opal reef - with 1 hour of snorkelling at each site (I.e 3 hours total). Amazing array of varied fish and corals - an excellent day with just this.

Fantastic cold meats and salad lunch after site 2 - then unexpected Minke Whale siting - allowing us all back in the water (as Calypso have a Minke licence) - holding onto front tethered rope. Minke whale swam around and under us - wow!

Friendly helpful staff, great (funny) safety briefings. Underwater jpg photos of you or family taken by diver - available to purchase @$20 each if wanted (you are give a memory stick with your chosen photos on).Impressed that ever member of staff did a “headcount” every time the boat moved location. Also impressed that every member of staff (including the captain) lined up on quayside at end to say goodbye. Back at Marina just after 4pm.

An outstanding day - enjoyed by all of us. Wow!

Thank HROxon
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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We took the Calypso to snorkel. Crew was great, but we didnt see much fish life where we went., because water was to choppy to go where was was supposed. Water was very clear and warm

Thank Adventurer630641
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

My husband and I had a great day on Calypso Outer Reef. From the meet & greet to the final farewell, we cannot fault it. The dives were great, food very good and the equipment spot on! Well worth it!

Thank Amanda C
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Well priced and good value a whole day out on the water with three snorkel experiences. The staff put customer safety first and provided guidance, supervision and great local knowledge. This is a great day trip and value for money.

Thank Barry H
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