Flinders Reef Dive

- Mooloolaba, PADI DIVE CENTRE -

Flinders Reef Dive departing Mooloolaba Wharf

If you’re looking for an amazing scuba diving experience on the Sunshine Coast, look no further than Flinders Reef Dive. With its renowned staghorn coral and green turtle population, as well as clean, oxygen-rich waters and excellent visibility, this dive site is truly one of the best on the East Coast.
Located in the Mooloolaba Wharf, this PADI Dive Centre offers two 60-minute dives on the breathtaking Flinders Reef and an excellent restaurant culture on your return while the crew rinses your gear. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced diver, Flinders Reef has something for everyone and is the perfect place to explore the incredible marine life of Queensland. So why wait? Book

Location

MOOLOOLABA, QLD

Seasonality

YEAR ROUND

Duration

9 HOURS

Minimum Age

10 YEARS +*

Min Certificate

OPEN WATER*

Depth

5-22 METERS*

All Divers/spectators charged the same.

PADI Dive Centre – Departing the Mooloolaba Wharf
Located Close to town, parking for the day can be hard to come by. This tour operator boasts an excellent service with dive guides rinsing/washing your personal gear. 

SSI Dive Centre – Departing from Brisbane Road – CLICK HERE
The dive shop is located on the outskirts of Mooloolaba, this dive shop is much easier to find parking and boasts more spacious facilities including hot showers, the drawback to this is that it’s a longer trip down the river before their 500hp rib can get up to speed. They also have a sliding scale for refresher course requirements which we like, and an attractive cancellation policy.

Regular sightings include: Nudibranchs and other macro species, Turtles (Green, Hawksbill & Loggerhead), Porcupine fish, Wobbegong Sharks, over 200 smaller species of fish and an excellent variety of soft and hard corals, namely Staghorn unlike anywhere else.

Seasonally: Eagle Rays (summer), Leopard Sharks (summer) & Grey-Nurse Sharks (winter).

2 x 60 minutes dives, or return to surface with minimum 50bar (whichever comes first). 

Surface intervals spent at the dive site with lunch and snacks (sandwiches & cookies) included within the price.

Minimum Age* vs. Minimum Certification* vs. Maximum Depth*:
Junior Open Water Divers (10-12 years) limited to 12 meters.
Junior Open Water Divers (12-15 years) limited to 18 meters.
Open Water Divers (15 years+) limited to 18 meters.

Junior Advanced Open Water Dive (12-15 years) limited to 21 meters.
Advanced Open Water Diver (15 years +) limited to 30 meters.

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland advise a certified diver should not dive in excess of the depth to which they have been trained or have logged experienced to. We will require a certification card or a dive log signed by a Dive Guide proving that you have had experience to a certain depth.

Price includes:
– Two Dives.
– Snacks, Lunch and Water.
– Guides.

Upgrades (on following page) include:
– Tanks & Weights (EANx available)
– Full set of Hire Equipment (BCD, Regs, Wetsuit, Mask*, Snorkel, Fins and all necessary safety equipment). 

* Corrective Lens Masks are available to hire (limited availability). Please let us or the tour operator know in advance of your trip.  Alternatively, we recommend that you wear contact lenses or consider purchasing your own prescription mask. These can be ordered through our affiliated dive store, CLICK HERE

Equipment rinse provided by the crew.

Exposure Suits: Average Sea Temperatures 19°c – 28°c

QLD regulations: Divers must have a Snorkel, Whistle, Surface Marker Bouy and Computer. 

Please ensure that your equipment is operational and serviced as per the manufacturer’s specifications.

Please be aware that the crew reserves the right to prohibit anyone from entering the water if they deem it unsafe. If any of the below is not found out until on the day, you may not be permitted to join the tour and you may not receive a refund.

Please be aware that the crew reserves the right to prohibit anyone from entering the water if they deem it unsafe.

Please be aware that if you do not pass the following requirements and this isn’t found until on the day of your tour, you will not be permitted to join the tour and no refund will be issued.

  • You must be able to speak and understand English to a good standard.
  • You must have dived within the last 24 months -If not you will be required to do a  refresher course ahead of your tour. You’ll be asked to confirm how many and when your last dive was on the following page.
  • Please bring proof of your dive certification. If Nitrox is available and you have chosen this option, please bring proof of certification.
  • Guides are provided, with a maximum group size of 6. All first-time divers are required to go with a guide (included in price).
  • If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, are taking prescription medication, you have suffered  from any injury or illness, or you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant,  then it is important that the tour provider is made aware. If they deem it too dangerous or unsafe, they reserve the right to prohibit you entering the water or joining the tour and a full refund will be issued.
  • You may be required to also complete a valid 4005.1 AS Dive Medical or doctors clearance prior to your dive if you answer “YES” to any of the following questions:
    – You are taking medication
    – You are suffering from an injury/illness that affects your ability to dive
  • If you are pregnant, unfortunately, you are unable to join this tour.
  • If you are unable to walk on-board or are wheelchair bound, unfortunately, you are unable to join this tour.

This tour operates out of Mooloolaba, QLD.

Please check-in with the team promptly, at the time stated on your booking, at their dive shop located at The Mooloolaba Wharf, 123 Parkyn Parade, Mooloolaba. Parking in Mooloolaba can be very congested, especially on weekends and in school holidays, please allow plenty of time to find a space.

An email and text message confirmation will be sent the day before your trip at approximately 3:30 pm to inform you of the status of the trip and your check in time.

You will receive a confirmation email upon purchasing this tour which will provide you with all of the relevant information, e.g. CONTACT NUMBERS,  ADDRESS ETC.

 

Please wear your swimmers ahead of arrival. Certification Card/Proof of Certification, Towel, Water Bottle, Sunscreen (Reef safe, please), warm clothing/ windproof jacket, and polarised sunglasses are recommended for best viewing through the surface of the water.

Seasickness Medication – You may experience seasickness out on the open ocean. We suggest that you should speak with your pharmacist in advance of your trip, to seek their advice on seasickness medication. We will not reschedule bookings or issue refunds for those suffering from seasickness.

“Tsunami” and “WildOne” are both state of the art dive/snorkel vessels built by Woody Marine, powered by 3x 350hp Yamaha and 4x 350 Yamaha outboards respectively, making for a high powered, adrenaline pumping trip out to Mudjimba Island. Both are fitted with marine toilets and can comfortably seat 30 passengers.

Distance to Dive Site: Approximately 30 miles from shore. 60 mins once outside of the river.

Cancellations/changes to your booking must be made in writing directly to Salty Swims – Please contact Salty Swims  via email (info@saltyswims.com.au), or Facebook (via the chat icon linked to this page).

Please be aware that refund policies do not cover travel, accommodation or any other associated costs. We recommend you take out travel insurance to cover unforeseeable cancellations.

What if the tour provider cancels?
In the event of poor sea conditions, minimum numbers not being reached or for any other reason, the tour operator reserves the right to cancel the tour. If your trip cannot be rescheduled to your satisfaction, you will receive a full refund.

What if you cancel?
If you wish to cancel your booking MORE THAN 72 hours from your departure, you’ll receive a full refund.
If you wish to cancel your booking LESS THAN 72 hours from your departure, you will not receive a refund. You are however permitted to transfer your booking to another name.

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