The Quicksilver catamarans are really something to behold in the flesh and the Quicksilver operation out on the Agincourt Reef is equally as impressive. These fast, comfortable and impressively fitted out vessels will whiz you out to the reef where a pontoon, underwater observatory or semi submersible boat give you the options of scuba diving, snorkeling or seeing the beautiful underworld without even getting wet.
The Quicksilver base is on the outer edge of the Barrier Reef, known for its pristine eco-systems and diversity of fish and corals. You can choose to dive in the morning, snorkel after a great smorgasbord lunch and catch the semi-submersible in the afternoon. Even just relaxing around the two story platform is a treat as you view the Coral Sea all around.
Optional activities once you are out on the Quicksilver platform include snorkelling tours with the Quicksilver marine biologists. They will lead small groups in the exciting and colourful underwater world of coral, fish and clams, giving commentary on what you are seeing and guiding you to the best spots.
You can also choose to take introductory or certified scuba diving. Qualified Dive Instructors will provide you with everything you need for an exhilarating time beneath the waves.
If you want a fast and comfortable trip out to the reef and plenty of options when you get there, Quicksilver certainly fits the bill.
Check-In at Quicksilver’s Reservations counter inside the Reef Marina to get your boarding pass.
Family Pricing: 2 adults and 2 children = $616 + $26 EMC – Total $642
Scuba Diving Costs:
Certified Diving 1 Dive = $120 per diver
Certified Diving 2 Dives = $170 per diver
Introductory Diving = $168 per diver
Guided Snorkelling Adventure:
Intro: Adult = $62, Child = $32, Family = $156
Advanced: Adult = $80, Child = $50, Family = $210
Ocean Walker Helmet Diving:
$168 per person (Suitable for non swimmers 12 years and over)
Scenic Helicopter Flight:
10 Minute Reef Scenic Flight = $179 per person
Note: An Environmental Management Charge (EMC) of $6.50 is payable at Check-In. This amount is included in the headline price for the tour, but excluded from the deposit as you pay the EMC directly to the tour operator when you are boarding the vessel.
Boarding Time: 9.30am for a 10.00am departure