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GBR Non Swimmer Activity Recommendation(Ocean Walker vs Scooby-doo)

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Planning first trip to Australia - understand it is the rainy season in January but still want to experience GBR. Objective is to have the "best" reef experience but do not snorkel or dive. We are trying to evaluate the incremental experience of optional activities (ocean walking, scooter) above and beyond semi-subs and glass-bottoms.

Any opinion on whether to do ocean walker (Quicksilver) or underwater scooter (Great Adventures) or both will be greatly appreciated. Great Adventure offer both activities but travel agent does not recommend "sea walker" from Great Adventures because venue for activity is Green Island (inner reef) which apparently is not as good as Quicksilver’s Agnicourt Reef(outer reef). Quicksilver only offers ocean walking ( also no glass bottom).

Trying to decide whether it makes sense to do both tours or just stick with one or either. Any insider perspective will be very helpful. Also read other postings in the forum around preference for smaller boats which might offer just the glass bottom but no ocean walking or underwater scooter - are we on the wrong path by trying to include the above optional activities and hence narrowing our options to the two big boats.

Any recommendations for best tours for non-swimmers, can base ourselves from Hamilton Island instead of Cairns as well but options from Hamilton appear more limited.

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