Kids snorkel/dive for free at the Great Barrier Reef

Kids dive/snorkel the Great Barrier reef for free with a full paying adult. Make the most of this exclusive offer and take the family to experience a whole other world beneath the waves.


Take the kids to experience a full-day diving/snorkelling Great Barrier Reef adventure visitng Nemo, Dory & all their friends.

On this full day trip, you'll visit selected moorings around Bait Reef - the closest of the outer reef locations. 

What to expect:

  • Intimate.  We operate by taking smaller groups to ensure a more personalised and quality experience.
  • Top of the line dive equipment and vessel. Travel between dive sites in comfort on our new dive boat Island Explorer.  
  • 5 Star PADI rating.  We are one of Airlie Beach's few PADI 5 star accredited operators.
  • Informative. Educational Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Island commentary en route
  • Various sites. You'll visit dive sites around Bait Reef including Stepping Stones, Paradise Lagoon and Mantaray drop-off.

Departing at 8.45am and returning 5.00pm, the full day tour visits two dive locations within Bait Reef.  A minimum of 3.5 hours is spent on location.

The reef is accessed by our premium brand new custom designed dive vessel, Island Explorer. She has two levels of air conditioned luxury, lounge style seating, a partially shaded deck and fresh water hot and cold showers on-board. There is a full beam swim platform which makes entering and exiting the water a comfortable and easy experience. 

To keep you energised all day, a delicious buffet style lunch is provided on board, as well as morning and afternoon tea.

Tour includes high quality Mares diving gear, wetsuits and snorkel gear.

All certified divers must produce their certification card or log book at the time of booking.

To book, click the 'Enquire Here' button. 



 Need to know:

  • Amenities: There are toilets and showers on-board
  • Weather: at times the weather in the tropics can be unpredictable. We will provide up to date weather report before departure and discuss in detail with you the scheduled plan for the day
  • Wind and visibility: on occasions we can operate different destinations to provide the most enjoyable day possible. These options will be explained prior to departure
  • Rate includes all gear hire and two dives
  • All divers are personally guided by our experienced Divemasters or Instructors
  • As some of our locations at Bait Reef are advanced dives, if your last dive was more than 12 months prior (and depending total number of dives) we may require you to complete either a PADI ReActivate Programme or a refresher programme in the pool prior to diving. Please discuss at time of booking for more details. 


We did many tours/activities through Explore and loved every one! We went to the outer reef on the GBR tour - full day- and you have the option of snorkelling or diving. Great experience, lovely food and staff were great. I would recommend going with these guys and not the larger groups at the pontoons etc. Everyone had a great experience!

Jill T, Tripadvisor, Oct 2017



Where to find us

384 Shute Harbour Road
Airlie Beach

07 4946 9664 

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