We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
  • Electronic Voucher Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation

Enjoy your day on-board 'Reef Goddess' and cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef!

8.30am & 9am - You will begin your adventure to the Great Barrier Reef from Wongaling Beach (Mission Beach) where you will board the Island Spirit.  Wear your swimmers. You have to walk through water, which reaches your knees, to board!

A quick 10-minute transfer will land you onto beautiful Dunk Island where you will board 'MV Reef Goddess'. 'Island Spirit' is a fully enclosed custom built passenger transfer vessel designed specifically for a beach landing.

9.30am - After introductions and safety briefing from your captain, depart from Brammo Bay at Dunk Island and head off to the east, sitting on 18 knots reaching your first reef location in under 1 to 1/2 hours.

11am - In the water at your first Outer Great Barrier Reef location (Locations are determined on the day to suit weather conditions). You will have an hour to explore untouched reefs with the crew/guide on-hand to assist with your gear.  The free snorkel briefing will cover what to do and what not to do to ensure your safety and enjoyment at the reef.

12pm - Depart for a 1/2 hour cruise to the second snorkel location and lunch preparation.

12.30pm - Arrive at the second location where the ships captain will cook your BBQ lunch served alongside fresh prawns, salads and fresh tropical fruit.  After your well-earned lunch, onto the second snorkel and dive explorations.  Enjoy another hour of learning, seeing and experiencing one of the world's natural wonders.

3pm - After more snorkelling or diving, your crew/guide will 'up anchor' and head for home back to Dunk Island.

4.30pm - Take a transfer on-board the 'Island Spirit' for a quick trip to mainland Mission Beach.

Locations visited
Mission Beach Dive
After departing from Wongaling Beach (in Mission Beach) via a water taxi, you'll visit the Outer Great Barrier Reef to enjoy and experience this amazing place in its natural state away from the crowds.  Travel aboard the 'Reef Goddess' and head to the reef with your small group of friends, family and PADI professional diving guide, creating a fun-filled and educational experience that will stay with you forever. Receive a complimentary buffet lunch, snacks and drinks during your 8-hour cruise.
  • Enjoy diving and snorkeling
  • Free BBQ lunch, snacks and drinks included
  • Round-trip transportation via water taxis and cruise
  • Small group ensures personalized service
Filter reviews
37 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviewssnorkeling equipmentfresh prawnsmarine lifeoctopusday tripfishbbq lunchsaladglass bottom boatwater taxigoddessshipwetsuitsmissionreefboardpontoon
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 37 reviews
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Excellent Mission Beach Dive

We had a fantastic day with Mission Beach Dive. The booking process felt incredibly welcoming. The staff were highly professional in both safety and hospitality. Throughout the trip, we felt incredibly safe, there were very clear safety instructions given at the start of the trip....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Nancy was so welcoming

So we wanted to do a dive around mission beach, but there was only one dive in the area. We called up and was informed that the Thursday we was coming up was booked but the day before had a space for us. We explained...More

Thank nbird88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rain and big swells make for an adventure

We had planned to go on a Reef Express outing from Mission Beach but on the day were greeted with so much hostility we had to back out. At the Mission Dive office, the lovely silver tongued ladies in the office made everything better by...More

Thank Inkandfeathers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wonderful day on the reef

We had the most amazing weather for our trip to the reef. The boat was excellent and the crew were friendly and helpful. We stopped at 2 reefs and they were both excellent - lots of coral and marine life. Tips of where to snorkel...More

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fabulous, highly recommend

We went to the reef yesterday with Mission Beach Dive and had a FABULOUS day. The weather was not perfect, but it didn't matter. The fish life and coral at Eddy Reef was excellent. We even saw an octopus and a reef shark, amongst heaps...More

Thank Cherie364
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Mission Beach staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines