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Tiny group size – Adventure Snorkeling on The Outer Reef off Port Douglas

Amazing guided adventure snorkeling with just 5 Snorkellers per instructor guide.

The ABC difference – We are not just a taxi ride to the Great Barrier Reef we actually guide you on all of the 3 sites in a intimate group size where you can hear what your guide is talking about.

‘Take a snorkel on the wild side’

The smallest groups and the only boat in Port Douglas that guides just a maximum of 5 snorkelers per guide on all of our 3 outer reef locations –  This makes ABC Dive & Snorkel Port Douglas the best choice for snorkellers and therefor offering a totally unique day on the outer Great Barrier Reef.

Just a sample of what you could see snorkeling with Abc

Our small unique operation in Port Douglas makes us the most personal day boat visiting the outer reef taking a maximum of just 12 passengers on board per trip, ensuring you’ll enjoy a very exclusive day. Our trip can take us to several outer reef locations where our very special Great Barrier Reef marine parks permit allows us to roam the reefs freely and be away from other tourists and crowded reef locations.  We have no fixed daily schedule or agenda and often visit many locations in a day. We deliberately avoid setting a firm daily schedule and frequently change our snorkel locations, ensuring the wildlife acts naturally and does not begin shying from busy reef spots, so the surprise “big ticket” sightings are frequent and amazing.

NB: If you are visiting between May and September, you might be lucky and get a close encounter with a Dwarf Minke or Humpback Whale who travel through these waters this time of the year during their annual migration.

ABC Dive & Snorkel Port Douglas are a small family business

At ABC, the day starts and ends with our trip. We don’t own multiple boats, we are not owned by a multi national and we don’t have a human resources department. We have always been, and remain, a small dedicated operator focused on providing you with exceptional customer service and a fun day. Our hand picked staff are our most valuable resource and they work hard to ensure that your day on the Great Barrier Reef is a special part of your holiday.

Our guided snorkel adventure days are an exciting opportunity for people wanting to experience the unique feeling of snorkeling 20-30 miles off shore in some remote locations and getting face to face with elusive marine creatures for the first time!

The Great Barrier Reef is home to an abundant array of marine life. Snorkelers regularly see a range of fish including anemone-fish (Nemo), giant Maori Wrasse, butterfly-fish, angelfish and more. With the help of your ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas snorkel guide, you won’t miss any of the highlights.

You will be snorkeling with a marine biologist or naturalist who is a local, has many years of experience in these waters and will be able to identify the marine life you are looking at and will explain to you about the diversity of  the life on the reef.

Intimate adventure

Such a relaxed, intimate, and adventurous trip. This was my first guided snorkel and I don’t know how I’d go with a larger group now that I’ve been spoiled with such a small tour! The snorkel guide was really informative, went out of his way to find things and point them out to us, and had such a great eye for the local sea life. Swimming up close with the Maori Wrasse was a completely magical experience for me – I was so present that I can’t remember much more than how he felt! What a cool guy. Thanks for creating such a magical and yet low-key experience!

TripAdvisor September 2018

ABC Dive & Snorkel Port Douglas Private Charter Days

Tailor the day to suit your needs and interests and embark on your very own small group or family day. ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas are passionate about ensuring guests have the very best Great Barrier Reef experience possible. Personalised service ensures you can relax and enjoy your day, confident your marine biologist snorkel guide will show you the best of the reef.

Having your own private charter on the Great Barrier Reef is touring at its best. Escape the crowds and experience the majesty of this natural wonder with just you and your family / friends, guided by professional dive / snorkel crew and hosts. The ABC Dive & Snorkel Port Douglas boat ‘INDEPENDENCE 1’ is licensed to take up to 25 guests and can be booked for private day trips or half day trips. Having a small, versatile company ethos keeps ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas flexible and versatile in product offering for customers.

Dive & Snorkel for all ages

ABC Dive & Snorkel Port Douglas loves to share the underwater world with people of all ages and abilities and snorkeling is sometimes the best way to get people in the water. Indeed, snorkeling is a great way to see the reef! Coral gardens rise up to within metres (sometimes centimeters) of the surface, with sunlight flickering down through the clear, blue water, illuminating the colourful corals below. More on Private Charter Boat – Booking Direct Prices

Snorkeling with the family is a wonderful experience. Myriads of fish dart through the water, coming right up to your face, as if to welcome you to the reef. People of all ages will enjoy exciting marine encounters, which may even include a turtle, who regularly approach the surface to breathe, bringing them close to snorkelers and swimmers.


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