Silversonic Agincourt Ribbon Reef Day Trips
Departs Daily at 8.30am with up to 3 Dives available
Boat Boards Port Douglas- Cairns transfers available
Snorkel Adventures and Discover Scuba Dives available on these Day Trips
|Departs||Daily||No. of People||85|
|Duration||8.5 hours||Catering||Smorgasboard Lunch|
|No. Dives||Up to 3 Dives||Faciliites||Dive Deck & Underwater Dive Platform|
|Check in||8.30am Port Douglas||Nitrox||unavailable|
|Disembark||4.30pm Port Douglas||Star Rating||4.5 Star|
|Min Cert||OpenWater Cert for Divers||Diving Experience||Diving is suitable for all level of divers|
Silversonic 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 30 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- this can be from Port Douglas itself, or from both Northern Beaches and Cairns properties. Once checked in you'll board the luxury Silversonic Catamaran. Tea, coffee and a foccacia bread breakfast will be served until departure. Once underway detailed certified and introductory dive briefings are given. After a smooth but fast trip to the Outer Reef, look forward to visiting 3 sites on the Agincourt Ribbon Reef system and spending a leisurely 5 hours at play. The 'Agincourt Ribbon Reef System' is made up of 19 actual dive sites. Enjoy three different environments in the one day and three different types of dives. Before each dive you will be given a thorough dive briefing. All dives on Silversonic are guided by the professional staff to maximise your dive experience. Certified divers can enjoy up to 3 dives, with introductory divers able to do a second dive. Onboard, your crew will encourage you to relax and enjoy the comfort of Silversonic 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 Silversonic cruises back towards Port Douglas in time for a 4.30pm departure.
Snorkellers joining this itinerary are well looked after. Adventure snorkellers can explore spectacular coral formations and underwater gardens awash with vibrantly coloured marine creatures. 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 Silversonics 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
Silversonic has one of the few permits available from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority that allows our guests to swim with dwarf minke whales if encountered – a truly unforgettable experience!
Planning your travel arrangements
You will need to be in Cairns or Port Douglas 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
08.15 am:On boarding enjoy a complimentary tea or coffee and a foccacia bread. For your safety, hot drinks are not served once the vessel is underway. Passengers are required to be onboard the vessel 15 minutes before departure.
08.30 am: Depart Marina Mirage for the trip to the Outer Barrier Reef. On the way, detailed certified and introductory dive briefings are given
10.00 am: Arrive at the 1st 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!
11.30 am: Move to 2nd site... After the initial 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.
01.15 pm: Silversonic moves to 3rd location on Agincourt Reef system. Option for introductory divers to do second dive and certified divers to do their third. Snorkellers are once again briefed as to the best areas to snorkel.
02.15 pm: Afternoon tea is served.
03.00 pm: Depart Agincourt Reef for Port Douglas. Reef video viewing on board.
04.30 pm: Arrival at Marina Mirage, Port Douglas