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SNORKELLING & SCUBA DIVING

On the Great Barrier Reef, Papua New Guinea, Raja Ampat & Spice Islands, South Pacific, Islands of Indonesia and many other regions that we explore, you will enjoy many opportunities to snorkel and scuba dive over some of the most colourful and pristine coral reefs in the Asia Pacific. Our snorkelling and scuba diving departments are fully stocked with a wide range of snorkels, fins and masks (to fit all sizes) along with all the necessary equipment to allow you to try the unforgettable experience that is scuba diving. Snorkelling equipment will be assigned to all guests at the commencement of each cruise.

Important Information For Guests Wanting To Scuba Dive

A qualified Dive Instructor will be on board for all our scuba itineraries. An introductory scuba skills session is complimentary, while Resort (Introductory) and Certified Dives will be charged to your onboard account. Our Dive Instructors patiently guide those who have never dived before through the resort dive programme and exceptionally guide certified open-water divers.

For Certified Divers >  SCUBA Rates >

Introductory Divers

Discover scuba diving for the first time on one of our selected expedition cruises.  No experience necessary with one of our experienced Dive Instructors by your side and all tuition is undertaken on board.  You do however need to be at least 12 years old, and in good health.  If you wish to undertake an introductory SCUBA dive, please download the Divers Medical Questionnaire. If you answer YES to any of the questions about your medical history on the first page, or are over 45 years of age, Coral Expeditions require that you undertake a dive medical by a suitably qualified physician in order to be able to dive on your cruise.

DIVE MEDICALS MUST:

View Divers Medical Questionnaire

After your Discover Scuba Dive briefing and in-water skills assessment, you will be able to dive to a maximum of 12 meters’ depth at a number of dive sites over your cruise.  You will have an experienced Dive Instructor by your side and a maximum of three ‘intro’ divers with you.  The duration of your first dive lasts between 20 and 35 minutes. And give you a whole new perspective of the underwater world!

Following your first dive, you will have more opportunities to dive at another location, where you can expect your dives to last between 30 and 45 minutes, diving to a maximum 12 meters’ depth.

The Coral Expeditions Dive Instructor will make the ultimate determination of a person’s condition and suitability to dive. If you are feeling unwell, show symptoms of a medical condition that is unsafe for diving, have a chest cold or display a respiratory condition onboard prior to diving you wil not be permitted to dive.

Certified Divers

If you are interested in diving as a Certified Diver, we remind you to bring your Certification Card, and logbook. All dives are guided by an experienced Dive Instructor. You will be asked by our  Dive Instructor about your current medical fitness to dive. To avoid disappointment on your cruise, Coral Expeditions require that undertake a dive medical by physician qualified in dive medicine and provide a written medical certificate stating that you are fit to dive, if any of the below statements apply to you:

If you are deemed medically unfit to dive, snorkelling is available.

DIVE MEDICALS MUST:

View Divers Medical Questionnaire

The Coral Expeditions Dive Instructor will make the ultimate determination of a person’s condition and suitability to dive. If you are feeling unwell, show symptoms of a medical condition that is unsafe for diving, have a chest cold or display a respiratory condition onboard prior to diving you will not be permitted to dive.

Coral Expeditions cruises provide top quality scuba equipment and wetsuits are available in a variety of sizes in 3mm shorties at no extra cost.  If you wish to bring and use your own diving equipment with you, the diving experience is offered at a different rate.  Coral Expeditions do not offer Nitrox dives.

Refresher Course

We recommend that Certified Divers who haven’t dived within the last 12 months, contact their local dive club and do a refresher course. This allows you to make the most of your scuba dives in these exceptional destinations.

Scuba Fares

Until 31st December 2021

Great Barrier Reef Dive Fare
Scuba Skills Lesson FREE
Non-Certified Divers

1st & 2nd Dive

Subsequent Dives

$100 per dive

$82 per dive

Certified Divers

Requiring all equipment

Requiring weight belt & tank

$85 per dive

$74 per dive

Other Itineraries Dive Fare
Scuba Skills Lesson FREE
Non-Certified Divers

1st & 2nd Dive

Subsequent Dives

$103 per dive

$88 per dive

Certified Divers

Requiring all equipment

Requiring weight belt & tank

$88 per dive

$78 per dive

1 Jan 2022 until 31st December 2022

All Itineraries Dive Fare
Scuba Skills Lesson FREE
Non-Certified Divers

1st & 2nd Dive

Subsequent Dives

$110 per dive

$90 per dive

Certified Divers

Requiring all equipment

Requiring weight belt & tank

$90 per dive

$80 per dive

 

All fares are per person in Australian Dollars and include Australian GST at 10%. 

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