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Snorkelling/Diving Company?

Regina, Canada
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Snorkelling/Diving Company?

Looking for a reasonably priced company (tour/excursion) for snorkeling or introductory scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef coming up in beginning of June. Any recommendations on top companies and what city are they based out of?

Sydney, Australia
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1. Re: Snorkelling/Diving Company?

The most popular destination for diving the GBR is Cairns (and nearby Port Douglas) for many reasons:

* Largest/most popular area for this kind of tourism, so there are many competing companies

* Outer reef is fairly close minimising transit times in the boats

* Many other activities available for days off the water (rainforest, scenic drives, bushwalks, outback, etc)

* Very good chance of excellent weather if travelling in the correct season (winter/dry season) - which June certainly is

I would suggesting searching the Cairns and Port Douglas activities reviews here in TripAdvisor to get an idea of what the various companies offer. Also consider posting to the Cairns forum.

The other option would be the Whitsundays/Airlie Beach, but there are many fewer diving companies there.

Regina, Canada
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2. Re: Snorkelling/Diving Company?

Thank you so much for the input! That gives us a great starting point. Appreciate your feedback!

Brisbane, Australia
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3. Re: Snorkelling/Diving Company?

Hi!

I would recommend the 1 Day Outer Barrier Reef Experience from Cairns - this includes snorkelling gear, an introductory scuba dive, glass bottom boat tour, courtesy accommodation pick up, morning tea, buffet lunch and afternoon tea.

Other recommendations:

1 Day Michaelmas Cay and Paradise Reef Sailing Tour from Cairns

1 Day Three Reef Adventure from Port Douglas (or Cairns)

1 Day Outer Barrier Reef Budget Expedition Tour from Cairns

All these tours go to two different reef locations which is great if you want to see as much as possible.

Cheers!

Laura

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