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Our boat ‘Independence 1’

Our own boat ‘Independence 1’ is privately owned and operated by ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas. This commercially built vessel is 16m long and 5m wide. Licensed to carry a maximum of 25 guests and 4 crew. However we choose to limit the number for our daily tours to 12 lucky passengers and we can travel up to 30 nautical miles offshore. ‘Independence 1’ has a comfortable cruising speed of 24 knots with a top speed in excess of 30 Knots.

Fully equipped with the latest dive and snorkel equipment, ‘Independence 1’ has everything you need for a comfortable day on the water, including its own toilet, and is the best option for up to 25 passengers wanting to take a private trip together.

Days, itineraries and experiences can be tailored specifically to your needs, whether it’s a half day trip, full day trip or night trip, snorkeling and sun bathing, certified or introductory diving, or a little bit of everything, we’ll customise a package to suit you.

Small groups on our own boat, professional service and equipment for you / your family / friends to explore the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, amazing customer service and memories to last a lifetime.

Our freedom from an obligation to use permanent moorings means we can head for the merely incredible, and if we find something absolutely spectacular on the way, we jump in and have a look. If it blows us away we stay and play. Our agility opens up a myriad of opportunities for fantastic, old school, totally exploratory days, getting to parts of the reef that are seen by no one else. Our adventures are nothing short of world class.

It’s time to get excited. A dive trip to the Great Barrier Reef should be memorable for all the right reasons, and it will be with ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas. Our sites offer all the diving enthusiast’s heart could desire – current drenched underwater pinnacles and bommies, exciting drift dives along pristine coral and fan walls, stunning caverns and swim-throughs, coral gardens and an abundance of big and small reef creatures. We offer the best guided dive & snorkel tours on the the least crowded commercial vessel from Port Douglas.

We deliberately avoid setting a firm daily schedule, ensuring wildlife acts naturally and doesn’t begin shying from busy spots so the surprise, “big ticket” sightings are frequent and the amazing biodiversity of our sites remains intact. This is a rare luxury, afforded by our particular permit and the size of our vessel which enables us to move very freely and explore. The ability to roam the magnificent reef systems off Port Douglas is a true pleasure for us, only enhanced by the opportunity to share often unknown sites daily with just a handful of people from around the world. ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas is a truly low impact operation. Our footprint is tiny compared to the usual boats that take people to the reef. What are we going to see?

ABC the only way to go!


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