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MOUA Day Trip - Great Barrier Reef - Magnetic Island

The “Coral Greenhouse” sculpture at John Brewer Reef off the coast of Townsville offers a never-to-be-forgotten underwater experience.
It features a nine-metre stainless steel greenhouse structure, designed to dissipate the ocean’s undercurrents. Inside are 20 “reef guardian” sculptures of marine science students, which will grow over time with coral to attract new marine life to the Great Barrier Reef.
The museum is surrounded by the wonder of the Great Barrier Reef with turquoise water, colourful coral walls and an array of tropical marine life, making it a great site for divers and snorkelers.
Join us for a full day trip to the Museum, on our newly refurbished vessel Nautiful, where all your needs will be catered to by our professional, friendly, passionate team. We can’t wait to share the MOUA experience with you.


All Participants:

  • Day trip to the reef
  • Snorkel briefings
  • FREE use of snorkel gear and stinger suits
  • Flotation devices – noodles
  • Packed lunch - provided by SOS Stuffed on Seafood
  • Cold water, hot drinks and soup

Certified Divers:

  • Two Dives
  • Extensive Dive Briefings
  • Professional Dive Guide
  • Tanks & Weights


  • Entrance fee to MOUA of $15pp is applicable to all passengers


All customers are required to call Pro Dive Magnetic Island 07 4778 5506 before 4pm the day prior to your trip for final confirmation of trip go-ahead.

Check-in: 6:30am - All passengers to meet at Magnetic Island Marina - meet on the Peppers Deck

Check-in Closes: 6:45am 

Boat Departs: promptly at 7:00am 

Boat Returns: Approx. 4:30pm

If you are coming from Townsville you will need to take the 6:30am Sealink ferry to Magnetic Island. The meeting point is located less than 1 minute walk from the ferry terminal.


What to bring:

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Drink Bottle or Reusable Cup
  • Windproof Jacket / Jumper (recommended in winter)
  • Certification card/app for certified divers

Please note: Space is limited on the vessel so please only bring your essentials in a small bag

Minimum Age

The minimum age for snorkelling is 10 years old and for Scuba Diving is 12 years old.

Under 18’s must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian.  

Travel Insurance

All passengers are strongly advised to purchase a comprehensive Travel Insurance policy that covers:

  • Trip Cancellation,
  • Lost/damaged personal belongings or equipment, due to any reason, 
  • Evacuation and Medical cover for Scuba Diving

In a medical emergency, any evacuation, vessel relocation or medical expenses are the financial responsibility of that passenger. 

Advice for Diving and Snorkeling

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving can be strenuous activities. If you are concerned about your fitness, swimming ability or have a medical conditions please inform our friendly crew.

IMPORTANT: All customers planning to dive must complete a dive medical questionnaire in advance of the trip as some medical conditions may prevent you from diving or will require a Doctor’s certificate (organised prior to your trip).

Click here to view the medical questionnaire for non-certified divers.

Click here to view the medical questionnaire for certified divers.

You’ll also be required to complete a medical statement and sign a Legal Waiver Release & Indemnity Deed prior to boarding the vessel. 

You will not be able to fly or ascend over 300m for 24 hours after your final dive.


Note all prices are Per Person.

Certified Diver with Full Gear Hire


$345.00 AUD


Certified Diver - Tanks & Weights


$305.00 AUD




$265.00 AUD



MOUA Entrance Fee (mandatory fee)
$15.00 AUD

This is a mandatory fee for all MOUA Day Trip customers that must be paid either at the time of booking or prior to departure.

Nitrox Course Upgrade
$149.00 AUD

Meeting Point

Magnetic Island Marina on the Peppers Resort Deck

Meeting Time is 6:45am at Magnetic Island Marina on the Pepper's Deck for a prompt 7am departure

Address:123 Sooning St, Nelly Bay QLD 4819


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