With the magnificent Great Barrier Reef so close, it is no wonder some of the most incredible scuba diving and snorkelling outings are found in the Whitsundays. Whether it’s a solo trip for the experienced or a guided tour for the diving novice, there are many wonderful ways to experience the Great Barrier Reef on a scuba or snorkel adventure.

Many tours are combined with a sightseeing cruise and these packages are perfect for an all-encompassing introduction of a marine world that is rich in sea life and underwater beauty. You can start your scuba dive or snorkel excursion on one of the many sailing tours around the Whitsundays. These day trips or overnight tours provide transport to the best areas for diving, as well as the equipment needed in order to get your adventure started.

Dive into the spectacular underwater vistas

In some cases, lessons for beginners are offered allowing everyone to join in the fun. If you’d rather concentrate on the scenery underwater and don’t need the added benefit of seeing the scenery of the islands, there are plenty of guided tours available that take adventure seekers out for an exclusive dive and snorkel trip.

There are many great tours that operate from both Airlie Beach on the mainland and from Hamilton Island, catering for every experience level and desired length of time. There is no shortage of excellent locations for diving either, with amazing coral reefs and beautiful waters available throughout the islands.