Silversonic & Silverswift are purpose built Dive & Snorkel vessels. These 29 metre high speed catamarans can get to 32 knots & boast a ride control feature making for a fast & smooth ride. Getting to the reef quicker means 5 hours on the reef & both boats offer 3 dive sites in a day. They also have an abundance of sites to choose from allowing them to pick the best sites based on weather. The equipment, the boat, the dive sites, and the staff are all great.
Silverswift heads out of Cairns to sites at Flynn, Pellowe, Milln or Thetford.
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|This little piece of Paradise has everything for everbody, whether it be relaxing or heart pumping……..There are plenty of options available to suit the needs of everybody. We will typically ask, “Who is travelling?”
The Pontoons accessible via Port Douglas and Cairns are great for families with Young Children, and those not overly comfortable with water. They afford an opportunity to see the Reef in a more relaxed environment via Semi-Submersibles, Glass Bottom Boats, Viewing Platforms, and snorkelling in a well patrolled perimeter. This doesn’t mean that Introductory or Certified Divers are not catered for also. These pontoons have enough interactive activities to keep the kids amused for the 4-5 Hours on the Reef (Depending on the operator).
Quicksilver has a pontoon at Agincourt Reef, located on the edge of the continental shelf. Great Adventures has a pontoon at Norman Reef and Sunlover Cruises has one at Moore Reef.
GBR Helocopters have landing platforms and can do Joy Flights providing a new aspect of the Reef, and also do transfers than can be packaged into the Reef Trip.There are also boats under Sail that take vistors to either Michaelmas Cay out of Cairns or Low Isles out of Port Douglas. These are still a full day cruise however allow for strolling on a Coral Cay whilst still offering good snorkelling at depths to suit the comfort of the individual.
For the more serious snorkeller or Diver, smaller boats have access to numerous mooring sites around the Reef. The depths vary however ar typically 10-20mtrs. Coral and fish viweing from these sites can be fantastic, however the smaller boats are more at the mercy of the elements.
Finally if you only wanted to spend a Half-Day, your only option is Green Island. This experience is largely tide dependant, however can still offer the facilities of the Pontoons. Big Cat and Great Adventures both offer this trip, and there are Morning & Afternoon Departure times available.
So….When considering a Reef Trip please think about the needs of your party, the weather (particularly wind & swell), the size of the boat or number of passengers.