About Mission Beach Dive

What makes it Great:

What makes it Great:

In a small group, cruise to the Outer Great Barrier Reef on board the ‘ MV Reef Goddess’, a beautiful custom built snorkel and dive vessel departing from Mission Beach. Visit two reef locations for snorkelling and dive opportunities. Receive a complimentary buffet lunch, snacks and drinks during your 8-hour cruise.

  • A full day outer Great Barrier Reef experience
  • Free snorkel briefing and tuition
  • Delicious BBQ lunch with fresh prawns, salads and tropical fruit
  • Small-group tour ensures a more personal experience

Departure times & locations

Tours depart from the beachfront office at 71 Banfield Parade, Wongaling Beach at 8.30am and return at approximately 4.30pm.


  • Tea & coffee
  • Fresh muffins
  • Face mask, snorkel, fins (stinger suits in season)
  • Free snorkel briefing and training
  • Dive equipment
  • Diving guide (A PADI professional)
  • Buffet lunch (BBQ, salads, prawns, bread rolls & fruit)
  • Kids club in the galley
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Landing and facility fees


$8pp reef tax which is payable onboard the day of the tour


Snacks and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages available for purchase on board
Go Pro's available for hire direct with the operator

Your day at a glance

Your day at a glance
  • 8.30am & 9am - You will begin your adventure to the Great Barrier Reef from our beachfront office at Wongaling Beach where you will board Island Spirit from the beach.  Wear your swimmers as you have to walk through water to your knees to board!!
  • Just 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 beach landing.
  • 9.30am - After introductions and safety briefing from your captain, we depart Brammo Bay at Dunk Island and head off to the East sitting on 18 knots reaching our first reef location in under 1 1/2 hours. 
  • 11am - In the water at our first Outer Great Barrier Reef location (our locations are determined on the day to suit weather conditions).  You will have an hour exploring our untouched reefs with our crew on hand to assist with your gear and getting going.  Our 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 our second snorkel location and lunch preparation.
  • 12.30pm - Arrive at our 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 of our snorkel and dive explorations.  Another hour of learning, seeing and experiencing one of the worlds natural wonders.
  • 3pm - After more snorkelling or diving your crew will 'up anchor' and head for home back to Dunk Island.
  • 4.30pm - Transfers onboard 'Island Spirit' for a quick trip to mainland Mission Beach.

Booking Info

Booking Info

Diving Details

Introductory and certified scuba divers will enjoy the day tour with Mission Beach dive and snorkel. It’s a relatively small boat, providing a big reef experience without the crowds. All equipment and instruction is included in the ticket price. All dives are fully guided by experienced dive instructors. The boat Reef Goddess visits two (2) reef sites each day; you can dive at one or both of the sites. You will need to show your certification card. 

Travelling with chilren

Children under 3 years old are considered infants and can travel free of charge.
Child: 4-13 years inclusive - child rates apply. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Friendly
We offer special rates for familes. Please check the booking for form for up to date family pricing.

What To Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Swimmers
  • Dry change of clothes
  • Cash for onboard sales

Booking Info

  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Wear your swimmers as you will have to walk through water up to your knees to board the vessel
  • Maximum is 10 people per booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers

Instant Booking & Mobile Friendly Tickets

Check availability & book here to secure you spot on Great Barrier Reef Dive and Snorkel Cruise from Mission Beach. Pre-booking is essential. Please do not turn up on the day without a booking.
If you require hotel transfers please have your hotel name ready when booking so we can send you a pick-up time with your confirmation.

About Mission Beach Dive

About Mission Beach Dive

Mission Beach Dive provides snorkel and dive trips to the Great Barrier Reef, from Mission Beach. This is the only operator in the area and they take relatively small numbers, which makes for a really personalized Great Barrier Reef day tour.

They can help you whether you wish to take your family snorkelling, a couples special dive or snorkel charter, advance your dive training and more.

They offer two distinctively different vessels and activities to choose from with different price ranges to suit all budgets.

Mission Beach Dive Reviews


Laurice Alexis Collins

10/10.....Mission Beach Dive for a brilliant day snorkelling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef. The areas we visited were superb, allowing us to see beautiful coral reef structures, giant clams, clown fish and anemones, starfish, schools of brilliantly coloured fish of so many species and so on. The crew were 100% attentive to their clients with safety being paramount. We were well catered for with awesome food throughout the day. Thank you Captain Fozzy for cooking our awesome lunch. I commend the dive crew for their great sense of humour and ability to be able to get someone relaxed enough to do their first dive. I felt very safe in their hands! Thank You Thank You Thank You for such a wonderful experience! Definitely recommend Mission Beach Dive for a top day!


Cathy Wilson

Fantastic dive experience with Mission beach dive team! Well looked after! Dive master ‘Whitney’ shared her amazing local knowledge of the reef, and its inhabitants. The BBQ cooked on board was delicious- plenty of food!


Mission Beach Dive

Tours depart from the beachfront office at 71 Banfield Parade, Wongaling Beach at 8.30am and return at approximately 4.30pm.

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