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Excursions - Snorkel

Diving & Snorkelling Adventures

One&Only Hayman Island offers a wide variety of diving and snorkelling adventures for beginners to certified divers including:

Dive and Snorkel

The Great Barrier Reef offers some of the most spectacular diving and snorkelling to be experienced anywhere in the world. The One&Only Hayman Island Diving and Snorkelling Centre provides guiding, expertise, and the use of all equipment required to enjoy an unforgettable underwater experience.

Snorkel Lesson

Learn some snorkeling tips and tricks and gain snorkeling confidence before heading out on an Island Escapade.

Guided Walk and Snorkel to Blue Pearl Bay

A hike through bushland reveals its treasures. You are on the most northerly of the Whitsunday Islands and at the top of the hill is a rewarding view over the infinite Coral Sea. Below is a secluded beach for snorkelling with a kaleidoscope of fish in crystal clear waters. A guide will point out the myriad corals, perhaps spotting a giant sea clam.

PADI Bubblemaker Program

Under the caring supervision of our PADI team, introduce your children to the thrill of diving in the Aquazure Pool. Share their excitement as you see them use scuba gear for the first time and take their first breaths underwater.

Inner Great Barrier Reef Shore Diving

a15-minute trip to the inner reef and from June to September there is a chance to spot or hear migrating humpback whales en route. Our dive professionals will take you to the best spot of the island, Blue Pearl Bay where you will encounter Priscilla, the giant maori wrasse, school of small barracuda, bunphead parrot fish, and amazing coral formation of pine cone forest.

Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Trip

A one-hour boat trip brings you to the Outer Reef to a private mooring, giving guests an exclusive entrance to this mecca of dives. Weave in and out of the famous giant Stepping Stones with the currents, dive round the magnificent coral heads, dazzled by small reef fish like damsels and humbugs before rounding the head for a dramatic 40-metre drop. Bait Wall and Manta Ray Bommie are home to harmless reef sharks, rays, and colossal schools of vibrant fish. Indulge during your trip with lunch and refreshing beverages.

Dive Retail

Dive and snorkel accessories are offered at One&Only Hayman island’s Marine Centre.

Private Charters

Private charters give you freedom to choose your destination and itinerary; and later experience a snorkelling trip to Blue Pearl Bay or Hook Island National Park, taking the tender to the beach for a gourmet picnic lunch. Return home across the fresh still seas and sunkissed. Scudding across turquoise waters which melt into the deeper dark blue-sheer bliss under the sun. Onboard the atmosphere is always relaxed; join in the sailing and try your hand at the helm or refresh with iced drinks and sparkling wine.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

No qualifications are required to enjoy the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Instructors will coach you on safety and dive skills before you jump in the boat and head to Blue Pearl Bay 2. In the shallows you will refresh safety skills, then you are off for your first underwater adventure. The guide will lead you on an exciting zig zag tour of The Maze, a labyrinth of brilliant coloured coral heads, then the Fish Bowl, an area just teaming with fish, above, below and all around you.

PADI Scuba Diver Course

The PADI Scuba Diver certification gives you more independence for future trips. You will cover theory, safety and buoyancy control. It includes pool skills and two dives at Blue Pearl Bay, a stunning location with a variety of landscapes for training, including The Maze and Fish Bowl. On your trip to the bay there is the exciting prospect of spotting whales or turtles.
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