Airlie Beach Scuba Diving Trips

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Airlie Beach Scuba Diving Trips

The three scuba diving excursions to see the Great Barrier Reef that leave out of Airlie Beach, Australia on April 14, 2019, include the "Full day dive at the Great Barrier Reef" provided by the Explore Group, "Full Day Reef Experience" provided by Cruise Whitsundays and "Full Day Snorkeling and Diving the Outer Reef" provided by AirlieBeach.

METHODOLOGY

We utilized various trusted travel sources such as Adventure Free, Trip Advisor, Viator, Y travel blog, Reef Experience and Reef Trip to compile a comprehensive list of all the one-day scuba diving trip options in Airlie Beach, Australia by the Great Barrier Reef. Then, we filtered the list based on the requirements such as the number of water dives, availability of lunch, duration of trip and depth of the dive. We also eliminated those tours that did not have any available reservation for Sunday, April 14, 2019. Finally, we utilized the company websites to compile the relevant information. Below, we have compiled all the relevant information regarding each of the scuba diving experience.

1. Explore Group-Full day dive at the Great Barrier Reef

2. Cruise Whitsundays — Full Day Reef Experience

  • Description: This tour is a full-day excursion at the Airlie Beach and includes two dives in the Hardy Reef pontoon of the Great Barrier Reef. The diving depth of the Hardy Reef pontoon is 5 to 18 meters with a visibility of 8 to 18 meters. The tour includes a buffet lunch.
  • Origin: Airlie Beach
  • Roadmap of the trip: The tour departs from the Port of Airlie at the Airlie Beach at 8:00 am, visits dive sites at the Great Barrier Reef, and returns to Port of Airlie at 6:10 pm.
  • Total cost: $269 (Adult); $125 (Children 4 to 14 years); $242.10 (Seniors and Children 15 to 17 years)
  • Additional cost: Snorkel Safari — $59.00 (Adult), $35.00 (Children), $160.00 (Family); Introductory dive — $139.00; Introductory 2nd dive — $59.00; Certified dive — $109.00; Certified 2nd dive — $59.00
  • Instructor available
  • Company website
  • Reservation link

3. AirlieBeach — Full Day Snorkeling and Diving the Outer Reef

  • Description: This tour is a full-day snorkeling and diving excursion at the Airlie Beach and includes two dives in the Bait Reef and nearby outer reefs of the Great Barrier Reef. About 3.5 hours are spent in each of the dive locations. The diving depth of the Bait Reef is 4 to 18 meters with a visibility of 10 to 20 meters. The tour includes a buffet lunch.
  • Origin: Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach
  • Roadmap: The tour departs from the Abel Point Marina at the Airlie Beach at 9.00 am, visits dive sites at the Bait Reef, and to Airlie Beach at 5.00 pm.
  • Total cost: $250.00 per person
  • Additional cost: Snorkeling — $250 (Adult), $150 (Children from 5 to 17 years); Scuba diving — $390 (Adult), $290 (Children 12 to 17 years)
  • Instructor available
  • Company website
  • Reservation link
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  • "Experience a full-day Great Barrier Reef diving adventure taking you to selected moorings around Bait Reef - the closest of the outer reef locations. Boarding at 8.45am and departing Abel Point Marina at 9.00am and returning 5.00pm, this full day tour visits two dive locations within Bait Reef. A minimum of 3.5 hours is spent on location. To keep you energised all day, a delicious buffet style lunch is provided on board, as well as morning and afternoon tea."
Quotes
  • "BAIT REEF: One of the most pristine diving locations on the outer reef, Bait Reef is easily accessible – just 2.5hours from Airlie Beach on the mainland or Hamilton Island. Location: Whitsundays and Mackay. Dive Type: Reef / Lagoon. Depth: From 4m to 18m. Visibility: From 10m to 20m. Skill Level: All levels."