Calypso has three vessels that have been designed exclusively for snorkelling and scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef. There are two options for snorkelling with Calypso: A dedicated snorkelling experience to Opal and Tongue Reef or Snorkel on the Snorkel & Dive experience to Agincourt Reef and Opal Reef, perfect when travelling with divers.
Calypso offers introductory and certified dives. Introductory dives are perfect for first time divers or those with limited experience. No diving experience is necessary as divers are given a thorough lesson on board as the boat heads out to its first site. Introductory divers are teamed up with one dive master to a maximum of 4 divers for safety. With much of the reef’s colour and marine life visible within the first few metres below the water’s surface, snorkelling allows even the most apprehensive swimmer to view the reef, with minimal effort or skills required. With shallow conditions, Opal Reef is ideal for snorkelling.
Float effortlessly over coral gardens in search for weird and wonderful marine creatures that will keep you busy for hours including the world famous ‘Fish Bowl’, which is home to giant clams, clown fish, anemones and many more. Enjoy easy access into the water with a swim up platform. With sheltered, calm conditions, snorkelling Agincourt Reef is not only one of the most unforgettable experiences, it is also one of the most relaxing even for the most inexperienced swimmer.
Take your time as you explore these shallow reefs, teeming with marine life from turtles and clown fish to some of the bigger species such as sharks, Maori wrasse, dolphins and Dwarf Minke Whales (May to September) Included in your fantastic day out are – Transfers from accommodation, Morning tea, afternoon tea and a delicious tropical lunch – special dietary needs can be catered for (please advise on booking).
Interpretive reef talk and a guided snorkelling tour. All snorkelling equipment, lycra suits and prescription masks are supplied free of charge, Hot showers are available to rinse off the salt water when you are back onboard after swimming, snorkelling and diving.
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