Stanley Reef Dive and Snorkel

Stanley Reef Dive and Snorkel departing from Alva Beach in Queensland is the perfect way to explore the Great Barrier Reef. Embark on an underwater journey of discovery with this one-of-a-kind experience. Explore a diverse range of coral formations, sea life and colourful fish, all while snorkelling amidst pristine reefs that are part of the World Heritage listed site, The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The Stanley Reef experience offers an amazing opportunity to view some of nature’s greatest wonders in their natural habitat, and all from a large comfortable vessel and under the careful watch of their qualified and experienced guides. 

Book today and prepare to explore the Great Barrier Reef on this captivating Stanley Reef Dive and Snorkel!

Location

AYR, QLD

Seasonality

YEAR ROUND

Duration

9 HOURS

Minimum Age

4 YEARS*

Min Certificate

NONE*

Depth

0-28 METERS*

PRICING
Priced as snorkelers with the option to upgrade to include diving.

ON YOUR DIVE
Year Round;
This site is known for its large schools of fish and large pelagic species of fish. Look out for reef sharks, sea turtles, sting rays, eagle rays, giant trevally, barracuda, and other snappers, emperors and occasionally large manta rays.

During the warmer months and rare occasions; Whale Sharks have been known to feed on plankton, and during the winter months, Humpback Whales.

Snorkeller: No minimum requirement/ certification, and minimum age 4 years.

Introductory Diver: No minimum requirement/ certification, and a minimum age of 12 years to a maximum depth of 12 meters.

Certified Diver: Minimum Open Water Certification, a minimum age of 10 years.
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:
– Snorkelling (including equipment hire: Mask*, Snorkel, Fins and Wetsuit/Lycra suit)
– Light Lunch, Snacks and Water
– Price includes Reef tax.

Upgrades (on following page) include:
– Introductory Dive – 1 x dive (includes hire gear)
– Certified Divers – 2 x Dives (includes Tanks and Weights, but doesn’t include hire gear)
– Full set of Hire Equipment  (BCD, Regs, Wetsuit, Mask*, Snorkel, Fins, Wetsuit and all necessary safety equipment). 
– Go Pro Hire

* 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

There are facilities to wash your own gear after returning to the dive shop.

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.
  • 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 – 4 years.
  • 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.
  • QLD Regulations state that you must allow a minimum of 24 hours after diving, before you fly.

This tour operates out of Ayr, QLD.

Please check in with the team 30 minutes prior to departure, at address: 36 Braby Street, Alva Beach, QLD, 4807.

This trip is subject to sea conditions and minimum numbers. Please call the tour operator between 3:30pm – 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. 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.

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

Distance to Dive Site: Approximately 40 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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