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Address: 1 Spence Street | Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Phone Number: +61 740 44 9944
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Description: Custom-built for diving and snorkeling adventures on the Great Barrier...
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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The trip was great, right from the get go. Well organized and even though it was crowded the staff handled it well. We started off to do a scuba dive but decided against and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The trip was great, right from the get go. Well organized and even though it was crowded the staff handled it well. We started off to do a scuba dive but decided against and switched to snorkeling. We were given wet suits, goggles and fins and all were fitted well. Lunch was OK not great and seating was a problem.... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We initially tried to book a tour with Seastar Cruises; however, they had taken their boat out of the water for maintenance during the time we were there. Seastar had recommended we take this tour instead, so that's what we did! Don't get me wrong, we got to snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef, which was amazing!! However, we felt... More 

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Manchester, Scotland
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Arrived at the check in terminal and were seen immediately and efficiently, went down to Silverswift and boarded. Excellent facilities on board, with lunch provided to a high standard and drinks available on the return. The dive brief was extensive very good and standard of equipment provided high. Dive briefs informative. We went in with a group of 6 being... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I've been on many scuba dives and this was the most memorable thus far. Sean was an fantastic guide. Very friendly and knowledgeable. I told him my underwater camera was only guaranteed to 10 meters (33 feet) and he told me which dives to take out to be safe. When I forgot to check my dive depth (since I was... More 

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Aarhus, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My boyfriend and I were on the snorkeling trip with Silver Swift from Cairns, and it was completely amazing! Everything was organized, nothing was missing, the crew was really helpful and knowledgeable and smiling, the food was good, it was a nice and clean boat that did not rock that much. As a person who gets seasick a lot, after... More 

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Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

We have been at the excursion on fridau 6th Feb 2015, with rough weather and sea. We do agree that you do not control the weather, however going out on a snorkel trip with rough sea not knowing the level of experience your clients have, ir completely irresponsible and charging this amount of money without voluntarily refund of a certain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This tour was incredibly well run! I went in a group of three-- one of us wanted to dive, one of us wanted to snorkel, and the third was on the fence about dipping her toes in (she ended up snorkeling, of course)! The staff was so flexible and accommodating-- and made sure we were each able to have a... More 

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Spruce Grove, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Our dive master Pedro was great and full of knowledge to answer any questions you may have. The rest of the staff were also very friendly and helpful. My husband snorkelled as well and had an equally enjoyable time. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

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Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My Fiancé and I made a spontaneous trip to Cairns to go Scuba Diving for the first time. We absolutely loved it!!! I had heard that a lot of the Great Barrier Reef is pretty average now and "not as good as you think" but I totally disagree! The Silverswift takes you right to the outer reef which apparently is... More 

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ayrshire, scotland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is an amazing experience and a fantastic day out. Also great value for money. There was nothing I disliked about this experience

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