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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 guests who wish to participate in either Certified diving or Resort diving (Introductory diving), you must be in good health.  To avoid disappointment on your cruise, Coral Expeditions necessitate you to complete the Divers Medical Questionnaire prior to your journey.  A medical history of heart or lung disorders, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, narcolepsy or taking prescribed medications on a regular basis shall prevent you from diving unless the physician addresses the condition on the questionnaire and a medical certificate is produced.  To assist your registered physician to establish your diving health, please download the Medical Statement Participant Record which contains dive medical guidelines.  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 may not be permitted to dive.

Please enquire with our Reservations Team for any children that wish to participate in diving.

Dive Medicals Must: 

View Divers Medical Questionnaire

 

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 able to pass the Divers Medical Questionnaire prior to your journey.  This is to avoid disappointment on your cruise.  A medical history of heart or lung disorders, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, narcolepsy or taking prescribed medications on a regular basis shall prevent you from diving unless the physician addresses the condition on the questionnaire and a medical certificate is produced.

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 may not be permitted to dive.

Dive Medicals Must: 

View Divers Medical Questionnaire

 

Certified Divers

If you are interested in joining our experienced Dive Instructor on a guided dive on a Coral Expeditions expedition cruise where diving is offered.  You will be asked on board by our experienced Dive Instructor about your current medical fitness to dive.  To avoid disappointment on your cruise Coral Expeditions highly recommend you seek medical advice from a physician with experience in dive medicine to provide a written medical certificate stating that you are fit to dive, if:

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

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 may not be permitted to dive.

Dive Medicals Must: 

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 March 2020

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 April 2020 – 31st December 2021:

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

1st & 2nd Dive

Subsequent Dives

$105 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%.