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SilverSonic

Outer Barrier Reef Trip
  • Visit 3 reef locations
  • 5 hours at the reef
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Snorkelling  
FROM $239 per adult
Certified Diving  
FROM $277 per adult
Introductory Diving  
FROM $304 per adult

SilverSonic Info

SILVERSONIC

A day with Silversonic is all about being in the water and experiencing the magical underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef.  This ultra modern catamaran lets you explore 3 outer edge reef locations at Agincourt ribbon reef in superb style and comfort. 

Cruising on the fastest vessel to the reef, you will enjoy over 5 hours exploring the delights of this underwater world. Silversonic's ride control system ensures your trip is super smooth, even when travelling at speeds of up to 32 knots.

Why we like it:

  • Ultra-modern Catamaran
  • Super smooth & fastest cat on the reef!
  • Features unique ride control
  • Visit 3 of the best reef locations
  • 5 hours of actual reef time
  • Small boat numbers - maximum 90 passengers
  • Permit to swim with Dwarf Minke Whales if encountered

Departures:

Daily from Port Douglas Reef Marina at 8:30am, boarding from 7:45am. Returns 4:30pm.

Trip Inclusions:

  • Return coach transfer from Port Douglas accommodation
  • Return Silversonic cruise from Port Douglas
  • Scrumptious morning tea -foccacias and muffins
  • Afternoon tea cakes, cheese & biscuits
  • Hot and cold tropical buffet lunch with prawns
  • Reef Interpretation
  • Snorkelling equipment provided
  • Mask, prescription mask if needed
  • Snorkel and fins
  • Guided Snorkel Tour
  • Snorkel brief at each site
  • Qualified lifeguard supervision
  • Equipment for divers provided, inc. wetsuit
  • Lycra/stinger suits
  • Hot freshwater showers

Whale Season:

As an added bonus during the whale season (July to September), however common in our waters between the months of March and October, Silversonic has one of the few permits available from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority that allows our guests to swim with dwarf minke whales if encountered a truly unforgettable experience!

Your Day:

  • 08:15am: Vessel boarding. Complimentary tea / coffee and a gourmet breakfast including foccacias, muffins and cakes is served in the saloon.
  • 08:30am: Depart Port Douglas Reef Marina for the Outer Barrier Reef. On the outward journey, certified and introductory dive briefings begin.
  • 10:15am: Arrive at first reef location. Divers gear up, while snorkellers' site briefing begins.Get ready to view the beauty of this natural wonder!
  • 11:30am: Silversonic departs for second reef location. Option for introductory divers and certified divers to do a second dive. Snorkellers site briefing.
  • 12:00pm: Tropical hot and cold buffet lunch served in the air conditioned cabin.
  • 1:40pm: Silversonic departs for third reef location. Snorkellers are once again briefed as to the best areas to snorkel. A FREE guided Snorkel Tour commences. Option for certified divers to do a third dive or second introductory dive.
  • 2.30pm: Afternoon tea served
  • 3:00pm: All passengers board vessel for final passenger count and departure for Port Douglas
  • 4.30pm: Silversonic arrives at Port Douglas Reef Marina
  • 4:55pm: Coaches depart for accommodation

(Subject to variations according to conditions and reef sites visited)

Additional Costs:

  • Scuba Diving: Intro or Cert Diving
  • Transfers from Cairns / Northern Beaches
  • Underwater digital cameras available for hire
  • Professional underwater photo and video service on board

Introductory Divers:
First time divers can take the plunge in complete confidence with an experienced dive instructor by your side. Enjoy up to 2 dives.

Certified Divers:
Enjoy up to 3 dives. All dives are guided to maximise your experience.

SCUBA DIVING CONDITIONS:

  • Certain medical conditions and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving. For advice contact our office.
  • Minimum age for scuba diving is 12 years.
  • Flying after scuba diving:  A wait of 12 hours is recommended but preferably 24 hours, if doing multiple dives, before ascending to an altitude of 300 metres or greater.
  • Certified divers must have an internationally recognized SCUBA certificate card.
  • PADI certified dive instructors

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