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Silverswift Dive & Snorkel

1 Spence Street | Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 740 44 9944
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Ranked #27 of 123 Activities in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: Custom-built for diving and snorkeling adventures on the Great Barrier Reef, the luxurious catamaran Silverswift is ready to whisk you away to 3 spectacular Outer Reef sites, each chosen for visual and ecological diversity. Spend over 5 hours at the reef and enjoy up to 3 certified dives, introductory diving and adventure snorkeling. It's a day all about enjoying and discovering the underwater world with personalised service.

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Riverview, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Had a good trip to the outer reef on this boat. Had one snorkeler, one certified diver, and one intro diver. The reef was great but not as clear as Port Douglas reefs, 50 vs. 75 feet vis. The provided lunch and breakfast sweets were great. In comparing this trip to the port douglas silversonic I would have to say... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Definitely best value boat trip for diving in Cairns. Having done a couple of different dive boat trips out of Cairns and Port Douglas Silverswift is the one to go diving on. The pre dive brief, during your dives and after dive brief are more in depth, the guides are excellent and cater for different levels of experience in diving.... More

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

I am a dive professional, and our trip on Silverswift followed 2 similar trips in Port Douglas. In 12 years of regular diving in FNQ my experiences in Cairns have been a little spotty, some good, some not so good. Silverswift falls onto the really good side. Lets get a few things straight, there is NO question about the quality... More

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Dubuque, IA
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

We did the Silverswift trip out to the reef and thoroughly enjoyed it. We snorkeled at 3 spots. They were very close to each other but were quite different in what we saw. The staff was very good and the visibility was excellent. The food was OK and there were about equal numbers of snorkelers and divers so it worked... More

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Adelaide, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Staff were great, the group wasn't over sized, food was decent, would definitely recommend it! Loved the intro to scuba dive

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We had been on a day cruise to Michaelmas Cay with OceanSpirit and it was a perfect tour. Professional all the way through - but this was the opposite. The crew was disinterested, delivering the lectures too fast and jabbed. The water around the reef was unclear with a visibility of not more than a half meter. Snorkling areas were... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

What a slick operation , the staff were awesome, the food station was run like clockwork no matter when you wanted food, and you could go back . Diving was very well coordinated and going to the outer reef at Milln and Flynn , with no pressure was wonderful The photographer has a special rapport with Nigel , the Mario... More

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

From the time we got on board, the staff were friendly and helpful. This is our second trip out to the Great Barrier Reef and this time there was no way we were jumping on one of those boats that take 200 people....this boat was way more personable. Good was great. The diving was superb with perfect conditions and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The crews are helpful and fun, the vessel is so cool and most importantly, nice reef! Special thanks to Vince for the short but personal snorkeling tour guiding!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The crew are very helpful and fun. Great experience, nice great barrier reef. Special thanks to Vince for the short personal snorkeling tour, very kind of him.

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