Poseidon Snorkel & Dive

FROM: $255
SingleDay

Departure Times

Departs: 8:30 am - Daily
Returns: 4:30 pm - Daily

Pricing Options

$255 AUD / Person - Adult - Snorkel (15+) (Between: 01 Apr 2020 and 30 Mar 2021)
$312 AUD / Person - Adult + 1 x Certified Dive (Between: 01 Apr 2020 and 31 Mar 2021)
$329 AUD / Person - Adult + 1 x Intro Dive (Between: 01 Apr 2020 and 31 Mar 2021)
$338 AUD / Person - Adult + 2 x Certified Dive (Between: 01 Apr 2020 and 31 Mar 2021)
$358 AUD / Person - Adult - plus 3 cert dives (Between: 01 Apr 2020 and 31 Mar 2021)
$398 AUD / Person - Adult + 2 x Intro Dive (Between: 01 Apr 2020 and 31 Mar 2021)
$34 AUD / Person - Cairns Transfers (Return) (Between: 27 Feb 2020 and 31 Mar 2021)
$181 AUD / Person - Child - Snorkel (4-14 years) (Between: 01 Apr 2020 and 31 Mar 2021)

Poseidon will take you on a journey of discovery as you visit three different site on the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs on the Outer Great Barrier Reef

  • This day tour is designed for a personalised trip to the Outer Reef to dive or snorkel among some of the most beautiful reefs in the world
  • Departing daily from Port Douglas!
  • Poseidon promises an exciting day where you'll get to see diverse marine life on the beautiful Great Barrier Reef. 
  • Even take the opportunity to swim with whales during whale season - a rarity in this part of the world!

Departing daily from Port Douglas, Poseidon is a 24 metre catamaran, from which you can dive or snorkel on the stunning and famous Ribbon Reefs of the Outer Great Barrier Reef. You'll be able to see the marine park up close with guided snorkel tours and scuba diving available on board. You will find plenty to do in the water during the day and back on board you'll find freshwater showers, a licensed bar, an air-conditioned saloon and lounging areas on deck, to make both time in and out of the water enjoyable! During whale season, guests can even take the opportunity to swim with dwarf minke whales with Poseidon's special permit!


Features

  • Return coach transfers from Port Douglas hotel and hostel accommodation
  • Morning tea, coffee with fresh muffins and focaccia upon boarding
  • Afternoon tea with cake and tropical fruit platter
  • Tropical buffet lunch with prawns
  • Reef interpretation talk
  • Guided snorkel tour with marine biologist
  • Snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel & fins) and instruction provided
  • Lycra suits and flotation devices
  • Opportunity to scuba dive
  • Dwarf minke whale swim in whale season 
  • Prescription masks available at no extra cost
  • EXTRA $6.50pp to pay on arrival for Environmental Management Charges*

Sample Itinerary

Your day with Poseidon will take you to experience diving and snorkelling at 3 different and ecologically diverse reef sites.

8.15am: Vessel boarding at the Reef Marina, Port Douglas. Complimentary tea, coffee served until departure, muffins & focaccia.
8.30am:  Depart for Outer Barrier Reef
10.20am: Arrive at 1st Agincourt Reef Site
11.20am: Transit to 2nd Agincourt Reef Site
11.30am: Arrive at 2nd Agincourt Reef Site
12.00pm: Tropical buffet lunch with prawns served
1.20pm: Transit to 3rd Agincourt Reef Site
1.30pm: Arrive at 3rd Agincourt Reef Site
1.30pm: Afternoon tea served
2.30pm: All passengers board for final passenger count
2.40pm: Commence return journey
4.30pm: Arrive at Reef Marina

Snorkelling
Snorkellers are always welcome on board Poseidon! You'll get to join in for the day at the three chosen sites for the day and snorkel around the shallow and accessible reefs to see the marine life for yourself. Your tour will be guided by our onboard marine biologist who will point out all the amazing species there are to see while guiding you around the reefs. We'll offer tips and techniques to beginners as well as in-water assistance for those who need it! All snorkelling equipment is provided, including flotation devices if needed. The shallow waters provide some of the best snorkelling in the world, brimming full of funny and stunning marine life. 

Certified scuba diving
This trip is designed to cater to divers who want to explore the Outer Great Barrier Reef during a day trip. Poseidon offers our guests large tanks and computers to increase your time in the water, as well as guided tours every time! You'll get to do drift dives and wall dives for an immersive experience, and check out isolated pinnacles and the abundant amounts of fish surrounding you! Divers are able to experience up to three different dives at three different sights for a diverse and phenomenal reef experience. Divers must be at least 12 years old, and we ask that all certified divers bring alone their certification card. 

Introductory scuba diving
There is no experience required to enjoy the thrill of scuba diving with the added bonus of an introductory dive! Under the careful supervision of our dive team, you will get to experience what it's like down beneath the surface, immersing yourself into the reef! You can try this fun activity 1, 2 or 3 times, depending on how much you're enjoying yourself and experience 3 different reef environments.

Dwarf Minke Whales
Between the months of May and August, the Great Barrier Reef sees pods of dwarf minke whales as they migrate through the waters off Port Douglas. Poseidon is one of only three boats in the area that allows its guest to swim with these phenomenal animals. We operate under guidelines imposed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, whose interest is keeping all the animals and marine life of the park safe. Groups of 10 people can be positioned on a floating life, ensuring not to disrupt the whales, leaving them in control of the encounter. But don't worry - they are curious animals and usually come by to say hi! Although there is no guarantee of seeing any whales, sightings are frequent during the winter months. 

Reef sites
You’ll head to Agincourt Reef during your day trip with Poseidon! The reef sites here offer clear waters teeming with marine life. Endless numbers of cod, parrotfish, angelfish, clownfish, giant clams, reef sharks, corals, anemones and more await for you to discover and enjoy during your one-day diving experience. Divers will get to visit its depths, while snorkellers get the chance to see the corals sitting near the surface in the shallow coral lagoons for an unforgettable day. We have over 25 sites to choose fro, ensuring the best conditions on your day of travel.


Important Information

  • Please note divers may be subject to a medical questionnaire before they are able to dive. Please click here for more diving information and to read the medical questionnaire.

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What To Bring

  • Swim wear, towel, hat, sunscreen (marine friendly)
  • Certification card and log book (certified divers)
  • Camera (limited underwater cameras available for hire)
  • Cash for drinks at the bar or additional dives

What's Included

  • Return coach transfers from Port Douglas accommodation
  • Return Poseidon cruise from Port Douglas
  • Morning tea, coffee with fresh muffins and focaccia on boarding; afternoon tea with cake and tropical buffet lunch with prawns
  • Reef interpretation talk
  • Guided snorkel tour with marine biologist
  • Snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel & fins) and instruction provided
  • Lycra suits and flotation devices
  • Prescription masks available at no extra cost

What's Extra

  • Scuba diving is an additional cost
  • Fuel Levy if necessary
  • Cairns & Northern Beaches Coach Transfers
    • $33 Until March 31st 2020
    • $34 From April 1st 2020
  • EMC FEE
    • $6.50 Until March 31st 2020
    • $7 From April 1st 2020

Terms and Conditions

All departures and itineraries are subject to weather. Tours may be changed or cancelled for any reason at the discretion of the Tour Operator. It should be noted that adventure travel involves risk. Whilst we make every effort to safeguard clients, we cannot be responsible for personal injury or loss due to actions of our clients which are beyond our control. We recommend that all clients have travel insurance covering illness, injury, loss or damage to personal belongings and not being able to travel on the confirmed date of departure. Please be aware operators pass on credit card merchant fees so there is a non-refundable 1.5% surcharge for VISA, MASTERCARD and AMEX card purchases.

Cancellations

All client cancellations forfeit 25% of total ticket price and all client cancellations made less than 21 days prior to departure will result in complete forfeiture of the full price of the tour or package. If the tour operator has to cancel the trip or activity (prior to the departure) and we cannot offer a suitable alternative, then a refund will be given minus card fees. We strongly recommend that you have travel insurance.

Thank you for booking with Mr Travel. If you would like any advice or assistance in arranging accommodation, transfers or additional tours, please do not hesitate to contact us.

"As a super keen diver, I did this trip solo but was immediately paired up with another girl my age who will now be a lifelong friend. This trip is super focused on maximising your time underwater so we were organising our gear on the way out and as soon as the boat reached the first site we were underwater! The diving was the best I have done in Australia and super varied between the 3 sites on the Outer Agincourt Reef. Thank you for a sick day!"
Emily
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