1-day Great Barrier Reef trip
ABC Scuba Diving
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This trip is aboard Independence 1, a 40 foot Mono Hull with a maximum of 12 divers and a Dive Staff of 4. It is for 1 day, and allows 2 dives.
Departure is from Marino's Jetty, Port Douglas at 8:00 AM every day, return time 5:00 PM.
We really like this trip for a number of reasons. We like the small group size, short of chartering you own boat this trip has the smallest group size of any trip out to the reef, from anywhere on our coastline.
We also like the size of the boat, big enough to be fast and relatively stable, small enough to access a lot of really good dive sites. We also like the commitment to ecologically sound practices that ABC Diving has.
This trip does cost more than other dive trips, but by any measure of diver experience you are getting an amazing trip, well worth the price.
The Independence 1 stands in a unique position in the Northern Queensland dive boat fleet. This boat is small enough so that they only take 12 guests on each trip, allowing for a very intimate small group experience, without the crowds and lines you find on the larger boats.
At the same time at 16 metres (50 feet) in length this boat is large enough and powerful enough to make for a quick and stable trip out the reef, with all the amenities that youf ind on the larger boats. We like the fact that the boat has both an enclosed/airconditined cabin space and a shady open air deck, most boats this size do not have both sorts of spaces on board.
all dive gear (inc. computer) (with Dive price only)
all snorkelling gear (with Snorkel price only)
photo CD of dive trip
Morning and afternoon tea and snacks
soft drinks and fruit juices
all taxes and levies
About ABC Scuba Diving
ABC Diving is a local operation owned by the Winks family. This company evolved from their many years experience offering private dive guide services. That same devotion to a personal ecologically sustainable experience shows in their operations here, which are focused a creating an excellent small group experience on the Great Barrier Reef for their guests.