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Silversonic V Poseidon

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Silversonic V Poseidon

Hi Guys,

I'm in Cairns on Feb 12th/13th and want to take a boat trip out to GBR to do an Introductory dive.

I'm guessing the weather may be a bit dicey but I only have the choice of these 2 days so am going to book on the net before I go ... but want to choose the right boat!

I think I've ruled out the larger Quicksilver boat (although it sounds more solid) as from what I've read the pontoon is very commercialised.

I've think I've narrowed it down to Silversonic or Poseidon as these allow more than one Intro dive and surely the more time spent in the water the better as thats the whole point!

Could you experts help me to make my decision please?

Also on a related note..how deep do you dive on these introductory dives? I am flying onto Uluru on the 14th so does this rule out me diving on the 13th or would I not dive deep enough? I also considered doing a 14,000ft skydive on 13th (if GBR on 12th) - Is this not possible?

Thanks ever so much!

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1. Re: Silversonic V Poseidon

Silversonic was a great day out on the reef (I have done the larger Quicksilver boat trip as well). We had heaps of time as snorkellers at each of the three spots. Divers had even more time as they were gearing up just prior to arrival and as soon as the boat stopped they jumped in the water.

I can't answer your questions about diving depth and flights because I don't dive myself.

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2. Re: Silversonic V Poseidon

They are shallow dives, I do know one we went on they said not deeper than 8 metres. So ask for clarification. Hate to say how long to wait because I have heard 12 hours but officially they will say 24 even though stats suggest no need for that long. Always one person makes stats less than 100%. With sky dive, maybe do a google as did read same question once and cannot recall answer. Maybe even check with dive doctor.

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3. Re: Silversonic V Poseidon

Both boats you mention go from Port Douglas, and both companies will offer transfers (at a small price) from cairns.

Book for the first day, so that if the weather is bad at least you can swap to the other day.

Both boats are great, and will allow you to do intro dive, each visit Agincourt reef, 3 sites.

Positives for Poseidon is there will be a marine biologist onboard, specific dive tender (small boat to get to the best dive place), most choice for variety of sites.

Positive for Silversonic, stabilisation system onboard good for rough weather, cheapest price for this sytle of boat.

Intro dives are 12m deep. You need to wait 12 hours between 1 dive and flying, 18 hours if you have done mulitple dives. NO probs witht the skydiving, it's all about timing.

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An Update for anyone thats interested....

I've just got back from my trip and thought it may be helpful for other people to know that I chose Silversonic and I'm so glad i did as it was the best trip ever! We went to 3 different dive sites and I dived at each and saw something completely different at each site. The boat and the staff were all fabulous, the weather was great and I simply couldnt have asked for a better day out! Worth every single penny!

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5. Re: Silversonic V Poseidon

Thanks for coming back to report on your trip!

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