Silverswift - Premium Dive & Snorkel

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  • Departs: Cairns Daily
  • Full Day: 10 hours
  • Recommended for Cert Divers
  • Lunch | Morning/Afternoon Tea
Why we Love Silverswift

Enjoy an experience of a lifetime at the Great Barrier Reef in the superb style and comfort of Silverswift, a luxury 29 metres catamaran custom-designed for small groups of adventure minded people to revel in the thrill of scuba diving and snorkelling adventures.

Silverswift is all about less people, the best reef destinations, and an experienced and knowledgeable crew who know the reef like the locals they are. You’ll explore spectacular coral formations and underwater gardens awash with vibrantly coloured marine creatures as you visit three different outer reef sites at Flynn, Pellowe, Milln and/or Thetford Reefs. Locations vary with the day’s conditions however each site is chosen for visual impact, ecological diversity and the challenge of discovery!

Your cruise will include the following highlights;

  • Spend over 5 hours on the Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit 3 Unique & Exclusive Reef sites
  • Choice of 19 dive & snorkel permits across Thetford, Milln, Flynn and Pellowe Reefs
  • Unlimited Adventure Snorkelling
  • Guided Snorkel Tours
  • Introductory and Certified Scuba Diving

  • Departs Cairns Marina @ 8:30am
  • Returns approx. 4:30pm
  • Accommodation Pick-ups available at additional cost
What is included:
  • Morning Tea: Breads and muffin cakes
  • Afternoon Tea: Cakes, cheese & biscuits
  • Hot and cold tropical buffet lunch
  • Reef Interpretation
  • Snorkelling equipment and lycra suite
  • Scuba Divers: All equipment provided
  • Experienced Dive Guides
  • Hot freshwater showers
  • Prescription masks available upon request

What you need:
  • Swim wear and beach towel
  • Hat and Sunglasses
  • Please consider a Re-useable/Sustainable Water Bottle
  • Please use Reef/Coral Safe Sunscreen
  • Camera/Phone
  • Scuba Divers: Certification Card
Cruise itinerary:
(This is an example itinerary of a typical day)
  • 7.30am: check-in at the Reef Fleet Terminal at the Silverswift Counter collecting your boarding passes.
    Vessel boarding commences at 8.15am with complimentary morning tea/breakfast served.
  • 8.30am: we depart the marina heading to the Outer Great Barrier Reef.
    On the outward journey, certified and introductory dive briefings begin.
  • 9.50am: we arrive at first reef location. Divers gear up, while snorkellers’ site briefing begins.
    Get ready to view the beauty of this natural wonder!
  • 11.15am: Departs for second reef location.
    There is an option for introductory divers and certified divers to do a second dive.
    Snorkellers site briefing.
  • 12.30pm: Lunch Time. A tropical hot and cold buffet lunch served in the air conditioned cabin.
  • 1.40pm: Departs for third reef location.
    Snorkellers are once again briefed as to the best areas to snorkel.
    Guided Snorkel Tour
    Option for certified divers to do a third dive or second introductory dive.
  • 2.15pm: Afternoon tea served.
  • 3.00pm: All passengers board vessel for final passenger count and we commences return journey to Cairns arriving at the Cairns marina approximately 4.30pm.
Additional Options
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Range of quality merchandise
  • Professional photos of the day

Important Information
  • $6.50pp Marine Park Fees and Port Authority Levies
  • Most additional Dietary Requirements can be catered for – Please ask upon booking
  • Itineraries may be subject to change dependant on weather and other circumstances
  • Prices are in Australian Dollars (AU$)
  • Certified dives include experienced guide and all equipment.

Scuba Divers Medical Info

You will be required to sign a Waiver Release & Indemnity Deed onboard the vessel.

Some medical conditions may prevent you diving. You will be required to complete a waiver and medical statement prior to diving. If you would answer ‘Yes’ to any of the questions below you will need to consult a doctor and acquire a medical certificate stating that you’re ‘fit to dive’ prior to your dive trip.

  • Since completing your last dive medical assessment have you suffered any illness or injury that may affect your ability to dive safely?
  • Are you currently suffering any illness or injury?
  • Are you currently taking any prescription medication other than the contraceptive pill?
  • Is there any other condition, fact or circumstance that may affect your fitness or ability to dive safely?

Flying after diving? We recommend that you do not fly until at least midday the day after your dive trip returns. This will give you 24 hours of surface interval after diving.

Cancellation/Refund Policy
  • If you cancel at least 2 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 24 hours of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • Pre-booked scuba divers that fail the onboard medical questionnaire are NOT entitled to a refund.
  • Unless otherwise stated all refunds will incur a 10% administration fee

*We recommend you purchase Travel Insurance which would cover for such things as road closures, flight,  bus or other travel cancellations that would contribute to you missing the departure of your tour.

Eco-Certification Awards

Ecotourism Australia: Setting Ethical Standards for the Travel IndustryThe following Eco-Accreditation from Eco Tourism Australia had been achieved.

  • Eco Certified Advanced Ecotourism

Australia’s leading and most innovative ecotourism products, providing an opportunity to learn about the environment with an operator who is committed to achieving best practice when using resources wisely, contributing to the conservation of the environment and helping local communities.

  • Climate Action Leader

Businesses have undertaken a set of adaption and emissions reduction strategies and are auditing and measuring their carbon footprint.

Where Booking Tours means Saving Rainforest

Tree Hugger Travel invest in rebuilding biodiversity hotspots around the world by funding land acquisition through the highly respected World Land Trust and their projects.

Saving Rainforest with David Attenborough, World Land Trust's No.1 Supporter and Patron

How Do We Do That ?

We fund it with Your travel bookings and our eco-rewards programme.

  • Every dollar earns an eco-reward
  • For example: Spend $100 ⇢ Earn 100 eco-rewards
  • Reaching 750 eco-rewards will enable us to fund the permanent protection of 1/4 Acre of Real Rainforest in Real Places.
  • Continue earning and every 750 eco-rewards Tree Hugger Travel will continue protecting.

☆ Recognising Your Contribution ☆

You made this happen and in recognition, You will receive a colourful and informative gift pack by post.

This includes a personalised certificate, information about the project you supported and a letter from World Land Trust thanking you for Your support.

More information? Head to our Eco Rewards Programme page.


Ecotourism Australia-Advanced Ecotourism Certification. This is the highest level of eco certification available.
Ecotourism Australia-Climate Action Innovator Certification.

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Snorkelling & Diving Prices

  • Adult Snorkel: $227 +$6.50 Levy
  • Child Snorkel: $169 +$6.50 Levy
  • Snorkel & Intro Dive: $308 +$6.50 Levy
  • x1 Certified Dive: $287 +$6.50 Levy
  • x2 Certified Dive: $312 +$6.50 Levy
  • x3 Certified Dive: $332 +$6.50 Levy
  • Hot Deal – 3rd Dive FREE: $312 +$6.50 Levy

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  • Operator: Quicksilver Group
  • $6.50 Levy (Marine Park Fee & Tax)
  • Dives include full gear & guide
  • Prices AU$ - Valid to 31/3/20
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  • *Hot Deals* – subject to availability
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Your Bookings Save Rainforest

Earn Eco-Rewards that fund the purchase of biologically important threatened rainforests around the world.

We partner with the World Land Trust to make this happen and you, our customers, will receive a personalised certificate in recognition of the land you have helped to save.

Your Bookings Save Rainforest

Earn Eco-Rewards that fund the purchase of biologically important threatened rainforests around the world.

We partner with the World Land Trust to make this happen and you, our customers, will receive a personalised certificate in recognition of the land you have helped to save.

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