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Calypso Pure Snorkel

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Address: Shop 35 Meridien Marina, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
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+61 7 4099 6999

Visiting three spectacular sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef, Pure...

Visiting three spectacular sites on the outer Great Barrier Reef, Pure Snorkel carries a maximum of 35 guests on a day dedicated to snorkellers. Only two years old, this custom built vessel provides a relaxed and spacious day out with day bed style seating and fantastic views of the Coral Sea.

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Day trip to the Barrier Reef,

Great day trip to the Barrier Reef. We stopped at three snorkel spots and with wonderful weather had a really nice day. Equipment was well maintained and the staff on the boat... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Robert Charles I
Brisbane Region, Australia
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Brisbane Region, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great day trip to the Barrier Reef. We stopped at three snorkel spots and with wonderful weather had a really nice day. Equipment was well maintained and the staff on the boat were very attentive and safety focused. We were well fed, well looked after and had a really nice trip to the Reef.

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Versailles, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Calypso are one of many companies offering tours to the GBR. We found the staff helpful and friendly, the boat comfortable, the food & drink offered tasty and the talk over lunch very interesting. The snorkelling was well organised and it was great to be able to visit 3 sites. At times the water felt a little crowded, but I... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Good sites, professional, not too many people on tour, good food. All enjoyed. Stinger suits provided

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We booked the snorkelling only tour through our hotel and were unsure what to expect.From the very beginning the crew were helpful, knowledgeable, and reassuring. My wife recently had a hip operation and was nervous about getting on and off the boat. Not only did the back of the boat fully submerge, but the crew were so ready to help... More 

Thank Tim M
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Well organized, efficient, and very safety minded. Crew went above and beyond to ensure guests were foremost safe, and also comfortable. Three different sites, light meal provided, and prices were good on board as well. Make some time after to explore the shops around the marina. Transport was provided and was friendly and quick!

Thank Roger W
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Calypso picked us up at our hotel on time, delivered us to the boat, and left on time. We visited 3 reefs and had a wonderful (and varied) snorkeling visit to each--of about one hour each. Tea and lunch were served in between the reefs. And, we did not feel like "second class citizens" to the scuba divers--which does happen... More 

Thank Doug B
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Woke up early nervous about snorkeling without being able to swim (professional sinker). Thought about downing a bottle of wine, glad I didn't, and showed up ready to go back. Against my better judgement I got onto the boat and listened to the safety announcements. Next thing I know we were on ready to jump out into the deep blue... More 

Thank Obi A
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Great Friendly Staff (Stephen & Riley) very informative. Was a little sad that the water visibility was not great but we had a great time even seen a turtle (from afar) we rented the go pro and got great footage and were very thankful for the fruit supplied after the snorkel.

Thank Matthew M
Los Angeles
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

My girlfriend and I used this company for a snorkeling trip on the Great Barrier Reef. Overall, it was a positive experience. There were only 2 negative items: 1. the boat had engine trouble on the return trip which delayed us 30 ~ 45 minutes and 2. the person taking pictures seemed to focus on some people more than others.... More 

Thank Dlit99
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

Magical day out in perfect conditions on the Great Barrier Reef. We visited three sites on Opal reef where the water was warm, clear and the underwater world was spectacular. The boat was well equipped and the staff, consisting of, Freddo, Dan(?), Jason, Cody and Jade were so helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. TICKED OF A BUCKET LIST ITEM! Thanks guys... More 

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