Museum of Underwater Art

- Townsville -

museum of underwater art

Are you looking for an unforgettable experience that combines art, adventure, and education? The Museum of Underwater Art is located in the beautiful Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Explore stunning underwater sculptures, conceptualized by world-famous underwater artist Jason DeCaires Taylor, inspiring reef conservation and cultural studies.

After discovering the Coral Greenhouse, you’ll be served a delicious lunch and it’s onto snorkel on the John Brewer Reef, home to some of the most incredible marine life on Earth.

Location

TOWNSVILLE

Seasonality

YEAR ROUND

Duration

10 HOURS

Minimum Age

12 YEARS +

Min Certificate

NONE REQUIRED

Depth

12-16 METERS

PRICING
Divers are priced the same regardless of their age or certification.

This booking requires a 15% deposit to be paid upon booking, with the remainder paid directly to the tour operator on the day.

DIVERS (No Certificate): Snorkelers can upgrade to include an INTRODUCTORY DIVE (at an additional cost) with No prior Experience or Certification Required.

Or/

DIVERS (Certified): Minimum OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION +

Pricing:
Adult Snorkeler (16 years+)
Child Snorkeler (2-16 years)

Price includes:
– Snorkelling and hire equipment.
– Snacks, Lunch and Water

Upgrades (on following page) include:
– Introductory Dive (No Prior Experience or Certification Required, Minimum Age 10 years +)
– Certified Dive (including Tanks and Weights)
– further upgrade to include Full set of Hire Equipment: BCD, Regs, Wetsuit, Mask*, Snorkel, Fins and all necessary safety equipment. 

* Corrective Lens Masks may be 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

Exposure Suits: Average Sea Temperatures  21°c – 31°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.

  • You must be able to speak and understand English to a good standard.
  • If have any pre-existing medical conditions, or you have suffered an injury or illness in the last 6 months, then it is important that the tour provider is made aware.
  • If you are taking prescription medication, then you will be required to show a signed doctor’s medical certificate.
  • If you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, unfortunately, you are not able to join this tour.  
    Divers;
  • You must bring proof of your dive certification.
  • The Experienced divers can choose to dive with a buddy or take a guided tour at no extra cost.
  • Novice divers (< 20 dives) should ensure they have refreshed their skills within the last six months and will be provided with a dive guide.
  • If the date of your last dive was over two years ago, it’s recommends that you undertake a refresher course with one of their divemasters, the day before the dive.
  • Minimum age – 10 years of age to upgrade to Introductory Dive.
  • If you are taking prescription medication, then you will be required to show a signed doctor’s medical certificate
  • QLD Regulations state that you must allow a minimum of 24 hours after diving, before you fly.
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This tour operates out of Townsville, QLD.

This trip is subject to sea conditions and minimum numbers. Please call the tour operator between 4pm – 5pm on the day before your trip to confirm. 

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. 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.

Certified Divers are required to bring proof of certification.

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.

“Ocean Magic” is an 11m Cougar Catamaran, powered by twin 250hp outboards, spacious and comfortable.

Distance to Dive Site: Approximately 45 miles from shore.

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 48 HOURS from your departure, you’ll receive a full refund.

If you wish to cancel/transfer your booking WITHIN 48 HOURS of your departure, you will not receive a refund.

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