Explore's Half Day Snorkel & Dive Whitsunday Islands With its pristine waters, fringing coral reefs and white, sandy coves, the Whitsundays is one of the world's most beautiful aquatic playgrounds. Experience the underwater beauty of this renowned region, with this half-day dive and snorkel tour from Hamilton Island. What you'll love about Explore's Half Day Snorkel & Dive Whitsunday Islands tour: Cruise along the Whitsundays passage on one of Hamilton Island's premium dive vessels. Your expert tour guides will select the best moorings for diving and snorkelling, depending on the conditions. High quality Mares diving and snorkelling gear is included, as well as wetsuits/stinger suits and flotation jackets (if required). You'll enjoy 2 hours of free time, in which you can dive, snorkel, swim, or simply relax and enjoy the view. Group size is kept small, so you can enjoy the extra space and intimate atmosphere. Enjoy either a morning tea or afternoon tea aboard the dive vessel, depending on your time of departure. Booking Request Details at a glance Opening hours Tours run on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Diving operates Monday and Friday only. Morning OR afternoon tours depending on tides. Morning tour departs at 8.30am and returns at 12.30pm. Afternoon tour departs at 1.00pm and returns at 5.00pm. Pricing Snorkelling: Adult $130.00 / Minor (5-17years) $80.00 Certified Diving (one dive): Adult $190.00 / Minor $175.00 (12-17years) Introductory Diving (one dive): Adult $230.00 / Minor $230.00 (14-17years) Divers must fill out a medical questionnaire to ensure general fitness. All divers over 55 years of age will require a medical certificate stating they are fit to dive; this must be completed before they leave for the cruise. Special offer Combine this tour with the Discover Whitehaven Beach at Hill Inlet half-day tour on the same day for great savings. See the Hamilton Island Tour Desk for more details. If booking online, please select 'Twin Tour | Explore Tour Group | Full Day Tour' from the online booking form. Sights and highlights With guest numbers kept below capacity, you can be confident of an intimate tour experience. Includes an explanatory educational session on the Great Barrier Reef, while cruising through the Whitsundays passage. Travel on one of Hamilton Island's premium dive vessels - with hydraulically lowered stairs, lounge style seating, an air-conditioned interior, partially shaded deck, and freshwater hot and cold showers. High quality Mares diving and snorkelling gear is included, as well as wetsuits/stinger suits and flotation jackets (if required). The best sites are selected on the day of departure. The dive sites around Northern Hook Island are recognised as the best in the Whitsundays. Sample itinerary Spend an hour travelling each way, with an educational commentary as you cruise through the Whitsundays passage. Enjoy between 1.5 and 2 hours' free time at the chosen dive site. What to bring Hat Towel Booking information Bookings are essential and can be made through the Hamilton Island Tour Desk. How to get there Departs from the Marina opposite the General Store. Terms and Conditions All tours are subject to minimum numbers and to weather conditions and so may be cancelled at the discretion of the operator. We reserve the right to alter the destination pending the weather for your safety and comfort. Times may also need to be changed due to tidal changes. The company will offer alternative days or refunds in the event of cancellations. We reserve the right to use other vessels should Reef Explorer be unavailable for any reason. Cancellation policy If your booking is cancelled within 24 to 48 hours notice, 50% of the ticket price will be forfeited. If your booking is a no show or cancelled less than 24 hours notice, 100% of the ticket price will be forfeited. The information above should be used as a guide only. Activity/tour details, prices and timings are subject to change at any time. Deep water turtle discovery Tours and Cruises Deep water turtle discovery Tours and Cruises Explore the fringing reefs around Hamilton Island, on a Deep Water Turtle Discovery tour. Read more See all Tours and Cruises 23 Oct Sunrise whale watching Reef Magazine Snorkel & Explore Experience $1,822 For a truly unforgettable snorkelling adventure, this package includes a sensational day-trip to the Great Barrier Reef with Explore Tours.