Silverswift Outer Reef Day Trips
Departs Daily at 8.30am with up to 3 Dives available
Snorkel Adventures and Discover Scuba Dives available on these Day Trips
|Departs||Daily||No. of People||85|
|Duration||8 hours||Catering||Smorgasboard Lunch|
|No. Dives||Up to 3 Dives||Faciliites||Dive Deck & Underwater Dive Platform|
|Check in||8.30am Cairns||Nitrox||unavailable|
|Disembark||4.30pm Carins||Star Rating||4.5 Star|
|Min Cert||OpenWater Cert for Divers||Diving Experience||Diving is suitable for all level of divers|
Silverswift is a modern luxury vessel specially designed for diving and snorkel day trips on the Great Barrier Reef. Design and practical dive / snorkel facilities include a semi submerged aft platform for easy water access. Cruising at 32 knots and delivering two comfortable levels of seating, this vessel is a passengers dream for their once in a lifetime Reef adventure.
About the Trip
Your Outer Great Barrier Reef adventure will begin with an (optional) early morning transfer from your accommodation to the boat. Once checked in you'll board the luxury Silverswift Catamaran. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served until departure. Once underway detailed certified and introductory dive briefings are given. After a quick trip from Cairns- only 60 minutes (the fastest in Cairns)- look forward to visiting 3 sites at the Outer Barrier Reef and spending a leisurely 5 hours at play. Certified divers can enjoy up to 3 dives, with introductory divers able to do a second dive. Adventure snorkellers can explore spectacular coral formations and underwater gardens awash with vibrantly coloured marine creatures.Onboard, your crew will encourage you to relax and enjoy the comfort of Silverswift with its full bar facilities, fresh water showers, airconditioning and a delicious hot and cold lunch for hungry adventurers.There's morning and afternoon tea as well and the spacious deck areas are just ideal for sharing a cold drink and tales of your adventure. By 3pm the Silverswift cruises back to Cairns in time for a 4.30pm departure. Before each dive you will be given a thorough dive briefing. All dives on Silverswift are guided by the professional staff to maximise your dive experience.
Snorkellers joining this itinerary are well looked after. Gear hire for snorkellers includes mask, fins and snorkel. When in the water you will have the use of pool noodles and flotation devices also. You will be shown around the reef by Silverswift's professional Reef guide, informing you of all the coral and marine life during your interactive expedition over shallow reef formations. Up to 2 Discover Scuba Dives are available for snorkellers
Before each dive you will be given a thorough dive briefing. All dives on Silverswift are guided by the professional staff to maximise your dive experience.
Planning your travel arrangements
You will need to be in Cairns the night before departure.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org up to 48hrs prior to departure to advise your Hotel Accomodation, we will then organise a transfer for you. There is an additional charge.
Fit to Dive
Please take time to review the Waiver Release and Fit to Dive requirements.
We recommend you complete a dive medical -if required -before you arrive in Cairns
Web address for Doctors registered to do Dive Medicals Australia Wide- www.spums.org.au
Web address for Cairns 24hr Medical Center - Can provide Dive Medicals until 8pm - www.thedoctors.com.au
Don’t forget to bring your Dive Certification which must be presented at check- in.
What to bring on board
You will need to bring your own towels. If you are not sure of your sea legs, we strongly recommend that you take motion sickness tablets on the trip. Kwells and Travel Calm are suitable to use when diving.
Flying After Diving
We recommend you give yourself a 24 hour surface interval after your last dive before flying.
Reef Taxes and Levies
There is an additional fee which includes Government Management Charge, as well as a Port Departure Tax and administration costs. Payable direct at the end of the trip.
$25.00 cancellation fee will apply when cancelled up to 24hrs prior to departure. Cancellations within 24hrs non refundable unless advise received from Quicksilver.
Licensed Bar aboard this Vessel
From 7.30am Check-in at the Silverswift Counter inside the Reef Fleet Terminal for your boarding passes.
08.15 am:Coaches arrive at the Marlin Wharf and passengers board Silverswift. Tea, coffee and biscuits served until departure
08.30 am: Depart Marlin Wharf for the trip to the Outer Barrier Reef. On the way, detailed certified and introductory dive briefings are given
9.50 am:Arrive at the first site. Divers gear up, while snorkellers listen to a site briefing by the snorkelling advisor. Get ready to view the beauty of this natural wonder!
11.15 am: Silverswift departs for second reef location. Option for introductory divers and certified divers to do their second dive. Snorkellers are once again briefed as to the best areas to snorkel.
12.30 pm: After the water activities, enjoy a tropical hot and cold lunch [included in the fare] served in the air conditioned cabin. The lunch includes fresh prawns, pasta, meats, salads and fruit. There are bar facilities available where you can purchase drinks.
1.40 pm:Silverswift departs for third reef location. Snorkellers are once again briefed as to the best areas to snorkel. Option for introductory divers and certified divers to do their third dive.
2.15 pm: Afternoon tea is served.
2.45 PM: All passengers to board vessel for count
3.00 pm: Silverswift commences return to Cairns
4:30 PM Silverswift arrives at Cairns
4:40 PM Coaches depart for accommodation
Payment in Full at time of booking. For all cancellations $25.00 cancellation fee will apply when cancelled up to 24hrs prior to departure. Cancellations within 24hrs non refundable unless advise received from Quicksilver.
Certain medical conditions (diabetes, asthma etc) and medications may preclude some people from scuba diving. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE INDIVIDUAL DIVER TO ENSURE THAT THEY ARE MEDICALLY FIT TO DIVE. If you are uncertain, please obtain a dive medical prior to your arrival.