Please see our COVID 19 Safety Plan
Please rest assured: if COVID prevents travel we can issue a refund less $100 admin fee or hold your entire deposit on file for 18 months (or longer on written request).
Silversonic and Calypso are both superb purpose-built dive and snorkel catamarans that run daily trips to the outer reef. Silversonic goes to the Agincourt Reefs. And Calypso goes to the Opal Reef Complex and to the southern section of the Agincourt Reefs.
Both catamarans visit 3 different sites in a day. Silversonic and Calypso will visit 3 sites and spend approximately 1 hour at each site. On both vessels you still can complete up to 3 dives in a day.
All prices quoted on our website and in our emails are in Australian dollars, unless otherwise stated.
The more dangerous stingers all tend to stay near the coast line, sightings of stingers on the outer reef are very few and far between. However, between the months of November to May, we wear full-length stinger-suits for extra protection. The great part about them is they also provide SPF 50, which means you don’t need to lather your body in sun cream.
Catering for vegetarians is included in the buffet style tropical lunch severed on board. For other dietary requirements such as gluten-free, please let our staff know when booking and we can order a special meal for you.
Diving is considered an extremely safe sport and has a much better track record for injury than many other adventure sports. However, certain conditions can raise risks with diving, particularly if you suffer from certain respiratory or circulatory conditions. If you do, it does not necessarily mean that you cannot dive, but you will need to see a doctor to get medical clearance and ensure diving poses no risk to your health.
Please see our Diving Medical page for further information: https://bluedive.com.au/medical/
Please also see our COVID safety plan.
If you haven’t been diving for 2+ years then we would usually recommend you take a refresher prior to diving.
We can offer a 2-3 hour pool refresher session for $250 per person, minimum 2 people.
Alternatively, if you book a private Blue Dive guide for your Great Barrier Reef diving then we can include a complimentary onboard refresher and skills practice on the first dive of the day.
There are no restrictions on flying before scuba diving.
After scuba diving current guidelines say that you should not go to altitude (fly) within 12 hours of completing a single dive, or 24 hours when doing multiple dives. These rules also apply to skydiving, helicopter rides and hot air ballooning after diving.
If you have less than 24 hours between diving and flying you will only be permitted to complete the first dive of the day.
Most of our diving activities conclude by 3pm, this means you can safely fly out of Cairns airport anytime after Rpm the following day.
All of the Great Barrier Reef has been impacted by coral bleaching over the last few years, any dive operators telling you otherwise are not being honest with their customers.
Fortunately, all our diving takes place on the outer reef, where the impact of coral bleaching has not been as destructive, and we still dive beautiful, healthy dive sites every day. We estimate that about 10% of the coral cover on the Agincourt reefs has been affected by the bleaching and have been heartened over the last 12 months to see new coral growth in many places.
Please contact us with further questions if you are hesitant to dive the Great Barrier Reef because of the coral bleaching. We are happy to answer your questions and provide you with the latest information.