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Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Townsville or Magnetic Island

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    What to Expect
    Your Great Barrier Reef day trip starts at either Breakwater Marina in Townsville or Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal on Magnetic Island, where you’ll board the MV Adrenalin; select from these two departure points when booking. Fuel up for your snorkeling or scuba diving adventure with provided morning tea.

    Your destination inside the World Heritage–listed Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is Lodestone Reef, known for its crystal-clear water, coral, colorful reef walls and large bommies that attract an abundance of marine life. Whether you are snorkeling, taking an introductory dive or enjoying two certified dives, you’ll enjoy the variety of depths, from 3 to 65 feet (1 to 20 meters), where you’ll spot stingrays, reef fish, turtles, white- and black-tip reef sharks and Maori wrasse. Each option is tailored to different skill levels.

    On board your 45-foot (14-meter) custom-built boat, you can enjoy provided tea, coffee, cordial and water. If you want to take a break, relax on the boat’s sundeck or shaded area. Lunch and afternoon tea are also included before you return to Townsville or Magnetic Island, where your tour ends.

    Option 1: Snorkeling

    Lodestone Reef’s clear visibility and coral provide a great spot for snorkeling. Swim through the channels between the reef and into the shallows to get a closer look at the marine life.

    Option 2: Certified Dive

    If you are a certified diver, you can take two dives at an uncrowded dive site. Go deep to take a look at coral columns and channels surrounding the reef, or hang out on the fringing reef and canyons around the lagoon. You can go with a dive buddy, or you have the option to enhance your scuba experience with a dive guide (additional fee); it is required that you hire the certified guide if you do not already have 10 logged dives.

    Option: 3: Introductory Dive

    If you are a beginner diver, not yet certified, enjoy this opportunity to explore Lodestone Reef with a diving instructor.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Breakwater Marina, Townsville


    The Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal, Magnetic Island
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Lunch
    • Afternoon tea
    • Iced water, cordial, tea and coffee throughout the day
    • All snorkeling equipment
    • Reef levy
    • Guided dive. An additional AU$10 per person per dive payable direct on the day of travel. Compulsory for divers with less than ten logged dives
    • PADI Adventure Dives. An additional AU$25 per dive, payable direct on the day of travel
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • One additional introductory dive, AU$80 payable direct on the day of travel
    • Two additional introductory dives. AU$120 payable direct on the day of travel
    • Enriched Air Nitrox AU$50 for two tanks (must be Nitrox certified)
    • Camera Hire AU$65 (includes SD card, yours to keep)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 6 years
    • Certified divers must present proof of certification to crew on board on the day
    • Introductory divers are required to fill out a basic medical form on board prior to their dive. Some existing medical conditions may not allow you to dive
    • Please wear your swimwear and bring a towel, hat, sunscreen and camera
    • Heights, weights and shoe sizes MUST be advised at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    On a recent trip my fellow snorkelled took on some water Luckily for her there were doctors and nurses also diving with us if not she would definitely not be alive today. The oxygen did not work because the regulators were changed but the tanks were not and therefore they didn’t
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    I went out to snorkel while my wife did a refresher diving course. We both had a fantastic day. The crew were very knowledgeable and willing to share their knowledge and enthusiasm. The snorkeling was great. My wife had a great time and appreciated the chance to dive again
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    If there is only one thing you can do when in Australia and in particular in Townsville , then that is to go out to the Great Barrier Reef.. And the name is Adrenalin who you want. These are the people who know where to go and what to do . You can place your safety with these
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    Very professional company. Staff were great. It was well organised. Had a great day out in the reef and even had an up close and personal encounter with an inquisitive whale. I will be going out with this charter again. Fantastic day all round 😊
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    Response from AdrenalinDive, Marketing Coordinator at Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Townsville or Magnetic Island
    Responded 17 Sep 2019
    Hi Toni, thank you for the kind review. Glad to see you got to experience a close encounter with a whale. All the best for your travels.
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    It was amaZing! I'd never done anything like this before. I'd recommend this trip to anyone...you'll have an adventuous underwater day. By Harry aged 11
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    Response from AdrenalinDive, Marketing Coordinator at Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Townsville or Magnetic Island
    Responded 2 Sep 2019
    Hi Harry! Glad you had an amazing day and I hope you managed to see all the fish and coral you could possibly want. Thank you kindly for your recommendation and all the best for your travels! :)
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