Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Magnetic Island
Snorkeling and Scuba Diving
Pleasure Divers. The local guides at Pleasure divers run good-value dives to the SS Yongala shipwreck and pristine Lodestone Reef on the outer Barrier Reef. Trips includes two dives and buffet lunch; optional introductory dives, adventure diving, and guided dives (compulsory for those with fewer than 15 logged dives) cost extra. Reef dive and snorkel trips run Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday; Yongala trips run Wednesday and Saturday from Nelly Bay Ferry Terminal and Townsville. Pleasure Divers run various PADI-accredited courses from the island, including refresher and three-day, four-dive Open Water courses. 10 Marine Parade, Arcadia, Magnetic Island, QLD, 4819. 07/4778–5788; 1800/797–797 toll-free in Australia. www.pleasuredivers.com.au. A$50 local snorkel tour, A$95 guided local dive (A$33 subsequent dives); A$226 Yongala trip; A$196 for snorkelers, A$226 for divers, Lodestone Reef trip (+$A$40 scuba gear); A$125 scuba refresher course; A$349 PADI Open Water course, A$15 snorkel gear.
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