Great Barrier Reef Snorkel or Dive - Hamilton Island
Great Barrier Reef Snorkel or Dive - Hamilton Island

Full Day Snorkel or Dive the Great Barrier Reef

Discover all the beauty and diversity of the Great Barrier Reef with a visit to some of its most secluded and precious areas, on this unforgettable day trip from Hamilton Island.

Why you’ll love Explore’s Full Day Snorkel or Diving tour:

  • Small tour group. Numbers for this trip are kept well under capacity, to ensure you’re able to enjoy your reef experience with as much space – and peace and quiet – as possible.
  • Visit pristine, less-visited areas of the Reef. Your tour includes a stop at Bait Reef – a special management area with pristine coral structures and an incredible display of marine life. You will also visit renowned dive sites at Stepping Stones, Paradise Lagoon and Banjouras Lagoon.
  • Travel in comfort. You will travel to the Reef on board one of Hamilton Island’s purpose-built, 24-metre catamarans. As well as a dive platform with hydraulically lowered stairs, each catamaran boasts lounge style seating, an air-conditioned interior, partially shaded deck, and freshwater hot and cold showers.
  • Quality equipment. High quality Mares diving and snorkeling gear is supplied, along with wetsuits/stinger suits and flotation jackets (if required).
  • Splash, snorkel, dive or soak up the reef. With all equipment provided, you will have plenty of opportunities to snorkel around Bait Reef Marine Park. You can also spend your time diving, swimming or simply splashing about and enjoying the beauty of this world heritage area.
  • Hydraulically lowered stairs and platform that rests just below water level makes access to the reef easy and comfortable.
  • Also featuring lounge style seating, air conditioned interior, partially shaded deck and fresh water hot and cold showers onboard.
  • A sumptuous lunch is provided on the dive vessel, plus morning and afternoon tea.
  • Includes high quality Mares Diving & Snorkelling gear; wetsuits/stinger suits & flotation jackets (if required).
Sights and highlights
  • Small tour groups, so you can have a more intimate experience.
  • Two different snorkeling locations around Bait Reef
  • Travel in comfort on one of Hamilton Island’s 24-metre catamarans.
  • Enjoy using quality Mares diving and snorkelling gear, wetsuits/stinger suits and flotation jackets (if required).
Sample itinerary
  • 7.45am check in at Explore dock on the marina.
  • 8.00am – Depart Hamilton Island Marina for Bait Reef Marine Park.
  • 10.00am – Arrive Bait Reef Marine Park for diving and snorkelling.
  • 2.00pm – Depart Bait Reef Marine Park for Hamilton Island Marina.
  • 4.00pm – Arrive back at Hamilton Island Marina.
  • A  minimum of 3.5 hours spent on location
What to bring
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Swimmers
  • Credit card for extra drinks or souvenirs.
  • Light jacket or warm clothes for after swimming.
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