Reef Trip

Diving and Snorkelling Safari Day Trip

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Thursday, 31st July

We will be visiting Pelorus Island,  our weekly diving & camping safari’s and has some of the region’s best inner reef diving on offer. Pelorus Island is a mid-shelf reef located on the Great Barrier Reef and is the northernmost island of the Great Palm Island group. It is located 800 metres north of Orpheus Island. Pelorus is surrounded by spectacular fringing reefs that can be accessed by snorkelling right off the beach. The region offers incredible biodiversity with 310 species of hard and soft corals, diverse marine life including turtles, manta rays (at this time of the year) and over 1200 different types of fish. The Humpback Whales are currently migrating through the area, so with a bit of luck passengers can enjoy this gentle giants passing by and enchanting divers with their mystical songs.

To participate on the reef trip, log onto your registration profile and select the reef trip in your 'add-ons'.

Trip Option Cost
Snorkelling - (price based on a minimum of 40 people) $239
Snorkelling / Dive Experience (additional $75)  $314
Snorkelling / Dive for certified divers only (additional $65) $304


Here's a sample itinerary of what your day could look like:

  • 6am - 4pm

If you have any questions regarding the field trip - please contact Emily from ASN Events at eg@asnevents.net.au - 03) 5983 2400

Here's a sample itinerary of what your day could look like:

·         7:00 – 7:30am check in at Sealink Ferry Terminal (Breakwater Terminal, Sir Leslie Thiess Drive) for an 8am departure

·         Travel to selected reef - roughly 1.5 - 2hrs travel time

·         Morning Tea provided along the way

·         10:00am - Arrive at the reef for morning in water activities - snorkelers are free to check in & out of water throughout the day – dive leaders will organise divers in and out of the water

·         12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch

·         1:00pm – 3:00pm - Afternoon in water activities

·         3:00pm – 3:30pm - Everyone back on deck for final check in

·         3:30pm - Depart reef for Townsville, afternoon tea

·         5:00pm - Arrive back at Townsville

 

All prices are inclusive of the following:

·         Catering by world class Michels restaurant, inclusive of morning tea, lunch (cooked fresh BBQ and seafood buffet) & afternoon tea (2 chefs on board throughout the day).

·         Tea and coffee - access to the bar on board for those wishing to purchase soft drinks or alcoholic beverages after in water activities

·         Up to 20 certified divers with full gear hire & two guided dives included in package pricing

·         Option for passengers to complete a Discover Scuba Diving experience on the day for $75.00pp up to a total of 10 divers alternatively if there more interest for the discover scuba diving rather than those who are already certified divers you may wish to utilise some of the certified diving spots that are a part of the package pricing.

·         Divers who would like to dive can do so at an additional cost of $65.00 inclusive of all gear hire and 2 dives – this number will be capped at as total of 40 divers, however this is inclusive of any DSD participants.

·         Snorkelling equipment & supervision

·         Boat travel, including reef taxes & mooring fees

If you have any questions regarding the field trip - please contact Emily from ASN Events at eg@asnevents.net.au - 03) 5983 2400