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Port Douglas Scuba Diving Tours

Port Douglas offers some of the best one day reef scuba diving trips in Australia. The Great Barrier Reef is located approximately 30 nautical miles off the coast from Port Douglas. It generally takes around an hour and a half travel to get to the reef- one way. All outer reef tours are a full day. There are many important factors to consider, such as tides, wind speeds and wave heights; therefore it can be quite confusing selecting a reef boat to suit your needs, so why not discuss the options with the local Great Barrier Reef experts - Port Douglas Reef Charters.

The vessels listed below specialise in providing safe and professional one-day PADI reef scuba diving and snorkeling experiences.

Port Douglas Reef Charters are happy to book your day scuba diving or snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef at no extra charge to you. Our price is the same as the brochure price for each individual boat.

Our expert knowledge gained from 16 years of putting the right people on the right boats will ensure that you receive an honest and unbiased recommendation on which boat is best for you to choose for scuba diving or snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef.

If you decide to "wait till you get there" please be aware that supposed "information centres" in Port Douglas are all owned by private tour and boat companies.

You will be given information that is biased towards their products. There are a number of reef diving and marketing myths out there, so be careful. One tour shop will tell you that Agincourt Reef if the best there is, another will tell you that Opal Reef cannot be beaten. Some operators will tell you that you can not experience the reef without scuba diving, all myths.

The Great Barrier Reef offers huge variety and diversity for scuba divers and snorkellers alike.

If you wish to experience the diversity then consider travelling on two different boats on two different days. Each boat operator has specific reef permits which only enable them to utilise specific reefs on their day trips. (hence the bias on which reef is best)

Most of the boat operators offering scuba diving and snorkeling to the Great Barrier Reef or Low Isles are very professional and well organized. BUT each operator is different in a subtle way.

Some boats are more oriented to Scuba Divers, some are more suited to introductory or resort divers, and some boats cater specifically to snorkellers.

If for example you have a mixed travel group and you don't want to travel with 450 other people you might like to consider a tour to Low Isles instead.

Port Douglas Reef Charters have been travelling on all dive and snorkel boats out of Port Douglas on the Great Barrier Reef for the past 16 years, we know which boat will be best for you.

Please see the boats below which offer day tours to the Great Barrier Reef. Sole charter boats for extended or live aboard diving can be seen in our live aboard scuba diving section.

Port Douglas Agincourt Reef Scuba Dive Boat

Family owned and operated scuba diving catamaran that takes you to the spectacular Agincourt Ribbon Reefs north of Port Douglas. Fast cruising speed and opportunities to dive or snorkel at 3 different reef sites in the one day


Snorkelling from $190 per adult or $130 per child

Introductory Resort Diving from $250 per person

Certified Diving from $250 per person

Available for sole charter for conference groups POA

EMC of $5.50 per person payable on board

Port Douglas Reef Scuba and Snorkel

A fast sleek catamaran perfect for outer reef snorkelling tours. Can also be chartered for smaller group scuba diving tours, maximum numbers of 40 guests. Beautiful reef sites on Opal Reef to explore. Family owned and operated.


Sole charter rate price upon application

Small Group Diving Charter Boat

This roomy vessel is perfect for large families or smaller groups wanting day or extended charters for scuba diving, snorkelling or cruising. Chef owner, so that catering is great!


Sole charter rate from $3300 per day.

55 foot Custom Luxury Reef Cruiser

A comfortable and spacious reef cruiser, ideal for those requiring small group private luxury charters to the Great Barrier Reef and beyond. Perfect for families and couples.


Sole charter rate from $3500 per day.

This vessel is only available on a sole charter. Charter rate is inclusive of all meals and equipment, BYO Alcohol.

Scuba Diving Catamaran Opal Reef

Family owned and operated this purpose built scuba diving catamaran is stable, fast and spacious. Visiting three outer reef sites in one day it is perfectly suited for Scuba diving, introductory diving and snorkelling.


Snorkelling from $190 per adult or $135 per child

Introductory Resort Diving from $240

Certified Diving From $230 per person

Available for sole charter for conference groups POA

EMC of $5.50 per person payable on board