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Calypso Snorkel & Dive

Visit 3 Reef Sites
  • Port Douglas hotel transfers
  • Guided snorkel tour
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Calypso Snorkel & Dive Tours

Snorkelling  
FROM $240 per adult
Certified Diving  
FROM $270 per adult
Introductory Diving  
FROM $305 per adult

Calypso Snorkel & Dive Info

Calypso Reef Cruises has set itself a class above the rest.

Family owned and run, Calypso caters for snorkellers, introductory divers and dive enthusiasts.

Visiting 3 breathtaking sites daily from Port Douglas, Calypso will provide you with an experience of a lifetime. Learn about the marine life and eco-systems through our reef interpretive chat on board or take part in a guided snorkelling tour and surround yourself by the rainbow of brilliantly coloured fish and coral.

Departures: (Daily)

  • Departs from Reef Marina (44 Wharf St) Port Douglas
  • Boarding time: 8.20am
  • Departure: 8:45am
  • Return: 4.15pm

Trip Inclusions:

  • Return hotel transfers from Port Douglas accommodation
  • Morning & Afternoon tea
  • Tropical buffet lunch
  • Tea, coffee and filtered water available all day
  • Interpretive marine talks
  • Guided snorkelling tour
  • All snorkelling equipment including masks, prescription masks and fins, floatation devices, wetsuits, lycra sun suits
  • Environmental Management Charge

Vessel facilities:

  • Catering for approximately 80 passengers
  • Purpose-built 25 metre catamaran designed for snorkelling and scuba diving
  • Wide stern decks and submersible platforms (9 metres wide) provide easy access for getting in and out of the water
  • Large upper and lower foredecks designed with comfortable day bed seating to maximise outdoor relaxation. Guests enjoy the top deck with sunlounges which provide breathtaking 360 degree views of the reef.
  • Four toilets onboard, each containing a fresh hot water shower

Itinerary:
  8am to 8:20am - Transfers from your Port Douglas accommodation (times confirmed upon booking)
  8:20am to 8:45am - Boarding commences at Reef Marina, Port Douglas. As the Calypso crew welcome you aboard you will be fitted out with your own snorkelling equipment before relaxing with light refreshments.
  8:45am to 10:10am - It is time to sit back and relax while travelling to first site. If you are participating in a dive your dive guide will take this opportunity to brief you on your dive.
  10:20am to 11:15am - First Site Divers are briefed, enter water while snorkellers enjoy an informative talk on how to snorkel safely. After snorkelling/diving at the first site morning tea is served.
  11:50am to 1:50pm - Second Site  A guided snorkelling tour is available before a tropical buffet lunch is served. After all that scrumptious food you can partake in a reef interpretive chat by one of the friendly crew.
  1:50pm to 3:10pm - Third Site A short trip to the final site for another snorkelling and diving opportunity before enjoying afternoon tea.
  3:10pm to 4:30pm - Cruise home returning at approximately 4:30pm.
  4:30pm to 5pm - Transfers back to your accommodation.

The snorkel groups are small and personalised. The crew will take you on an informative guided snorkelling tour and explain, as well as, answer questions about the Great Barrier Reef and it's many inhabitants.

Additional Costs:

  • Introductory & Certified Diving
  • Underwater camera hire
  • On board photography
  • Merchandise
  • Alcoholic beverages/bottled water/soft drinks
  • Cairns and Northern Beaches (Trinity Beach, Palm Cove) hotel transfers

DIVING:
Calypso's catamaran has been designed to provide the best scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef. Your instructor will show you unique dive sites and provide the latest scuba gear for your comfort and safety.

With visibility between 15m to 30m and water temperatures of 24C to 30C, diving conditions are great all year round.
Clown Fish, anemones, Maori wrasse and turtles are just some of the varieties of marine life seen while diving on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

All diving is guided by qualified Dive Masters/Instructors and in small groups. They allow a maximum of 8 divers for Certified Diving and 4 divers for Introductory Diving, catering for all levels of experience. Calypso operate under PADI, the largest SCUBA dive organisation in the world.

  Introductory Diving
No experience is necessary to scuba dive  the qualified PADI Dive Instructors will take you through a Discover Scuba Diving Brief highlighting all safety procedures and skills.
Once at the reef, you will practice your skills both on the boat and in the water before being taken on a 30-40 minute dive with your instructor to explore spectacular coral reefs and abundant marine life from a different perspective.

  Cert Divers:
For certified divers there is a great selection of sites where your professional PADI Dive Instructors and Dive Masters will guide you in small groups of up to 8 divers.

  • Remember to bring along your Certification Card.
  • The dive gear is high quality and includes dive computers and large tanks.
  • You can enjoy 3 spectacular dives in one day

Conditions of Diving:

  • If you have never dived before and are wishing to participate in an Introductory Dive, there are some medical conditions, such as asthma, that will prevent you from diving without a Queensland dive medical. If in doubt, contact us or your general practitioner.
  • Minimum age for Introductory Diving is 12 years.
  • Restrictions of Flying: Allow 12 hours after the completion of a single dive to go altitude flying or 18 hours if participating in multiple dives.
  • * Please note that scuba diving is subject to a medical checklist. Strictly non-refundable if on-board medical check is failed.
    Medical checklist for scuba diving.

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