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Scuba Diving from Port Douglas Great Barrier Reef

Calypso Reef Charters

Part of Experience Co.
FREECALL:  1800 005 966

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- Offers family cruises
- Reef tours and dive trips
- Suitable for all ages
- Provides a unique full day reef experience
- Children tickets $185.50 (4-14yo)
- Prices include EMC
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from $255.5pp Inc EMC charge

ABC Dive & Snorkel Port Douglas

Tel: 07 4099 6243

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- Small groups just 12 passengers!
- Highest rated snorkel & dive boat
- Full day tours to 3 best outer reef sites
- The smallest guided in-water groups
- PADI Learn to dive programs available
- Swim, snorkel & dive equipment store

from $299 pp


Aqua Quest Port Douglas

Tel: (07) 4099 6419

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- Brand New Vessel!
- Snorkel or dive with reef professionals 
- Visit 2 different reef locations
- Includes all snorkelling equipment 
- Prescription masks available upon request
- Special family rate (2 adults & 2 kids) 


from $240 pp


M.V Monsoon Port Douglas

Tel: 0498 772 727

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- Private luxury cruising
- Create your own idyllic itinerary
- Ideal for families and groups
- Access to spectacular outer reefs
- Based out of Port Douglas
- Maximum 10 guests 
- Snorkelling, fishing & diving available


from $3,500 /day

Liquid Desire Sailing Charters

Tel: 0438 877 783

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- Built, owned and operated by the Skipper
- Private trips, 6 guests max overnight, 11 guests max
  for day trips
- Drift snorkelling, stand up paddling, fishing and diving
- King and Queen double beds and massive saloon
- Personal chef offering amazing food
- Experience the feeling of an ocean going performance

from $2,950 


MV Bahama

Tel: 1300 00 20 50


  • Five-star crew and service
  • 28m (90ft) luxury superyacht, a classic Jack Hargraves design
  • Hosts up to twelve guests over three deck levels
  • Dive and explore the Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy the serenity of the open seas


from $8,500 /day


Beluga Expeditions - Luxury Oceanic Charters

Tel: 0417 248 854

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- Beluga is a custom 34.7M Moonen explorer-style
  luxury motor yacht accompanied by her own 40ft chase
  boat MINKE as a standard inclusion in the charter fee.
- 12 guests for day trips & 10 guests o/n in 5 staterooms
- Four impressive decks, with numerous dining
  and lounging options and a top deck jacuzzi
- Chef catered meals with all the luxury inclusions
- Diving, fishing, snorkelling, corporate and leisure
  itineraries available.

from $POA

Scuba Diving in Port Douglas

Port Douglas, far north Queensland, has the enviable location of being Australia’s closest town to the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. At only a mere 55 kms (34 miles) to the outer Great Barrier Reef, that’s a nautical stone’s throw away.  For certified divers, or those wanting to learn how to scuba dive, diving on the iconic Great Barrier Reef is easily accessible. 


Why dive on the Great Barrier Reef?

The following quote sums scuba diving up - “When you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize you’ve been missing the whole point of the ocean.  Staying on the surface is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent” – Dave Barry

Unbelievably, 70% of our world is underwater. By immersing yourself in this underwater world with a scuba dive you will discover the magic of this whole new realm. Diving from Port Douglas on the Great Barrier Reef is like exploring another planet and yet it is our planet.  With more than 600 different types of coral, 1625 species of fish and a unique biodiversity, the Great Barrier Reef is listed as a World Heritage Site. Diving on the Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas offers an experience not to be missed and will always be remembered.


Certified Scuba Diving - Port Douglas

If you are a certified diver in Port Douglas there are plenty of opportunities to dive the outer Great Barrier Reef. Dive boats leave on a daily basis from Port Douglas to the outer Great Barrier Reef.

Most scuba diving tours from Port Douglas will take you diving on the Agincourt reef system.  This is a pristine reef that is located opposite the World Heritage Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation.  You will be diving at the only place in the world where a coral reef meets a tropical rainforest. 

Diving from Port Douglas on a reef charter offers the certified diver three guided dives.  On AquaQuest you have the option of diving as a buddy pair without a guide if preferred. 


Private Charter Dive Vessels and Liveaboards - Port Douglas 

If you wish to have more individual attention and dive on the more remote reefs from Port Douglas at Lizard Island or the renowned Osprey Reef on the outer Great Barrier Reef, then it’s possible to charter a private diving boat as a dive liveaboard.

Liquid Desire 

This luxury 51ft catamaran can accommodate 6 people overnight and boasts a 42” flat screen, delicious catering and access to the best diving on the Great Barrier Reef. Guided dives and courses are offered (5-7 day dive charters go to Lizard Island and Cod Hole).


Beluga is the ultimate in opulent super yacht cruising.  This 90ft super motor cruiser offers dive charters to the Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas.  Beluga comprises of four levels, with various staterooms and dining areas and includes a jacuzzi and a host of super-yacht toys.  Your dive live-a-board luxury charter can accommodate up to 12 people (minimum 3 days). 

Monsoon Charters

MV Monsoon is an affordable but luxurious charter vessel operating tailored snorkelling, diving or fishing itineraries for up to ten guests to idyllic destinations on the Great Barrier Reef in classic Port Douglas style.  



Other Dive Companies

Quicksilver Connections Port Douglas

Tel: (07) 4087 2100 

The Silver Series

The Reef Marina

Tel: (07) 4044 9944

Poseidon Outer Reef Cruises

Tel: (07) 4087 2100

Welcome to the Great Barrier Reef

As Great Barrier Reef diving experiences are recognised the world over, Port Douglas diving companies pride themselves for their safety and professionalism.

A full range of dive training and advanced diving experiences are available.

Experience the best, experience scuba diving from Port Douglas.

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