Explore the Great Barrier Reef with Quicksilver Port Douglas—a once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Quicksilver Port Douglas embarks on an unforgettable journey to the Agincourt Reef, a jewel-like ribbon reef at the very edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Our friendly crew is here to make your experience truly exceptional.

Discover the Beauty of Agincourt Reef

Agincourt Reef is a magnificent ribbon Reef that offers a firsthand glimpse of the Great Barrier Reef’s magic. The clear waters at this outer reef provide unparalleled underwater visibility, allowing you to witness rich coral growth and spectacular marine life in all its glory. As pioneers in exploring the outer reef, we’ve chosen the best spot to showcase nature’s finest.

Choose  Quicksilver Port Douglas Adventure

At Agincourt Reef, the options are endless. You can dive into the crystal-clear waters, snorkel alongside vibrant coral formations, or stay dry and explore the reef from the comfort of our Quicksilver semi-submersible. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a scenic helicopter flight over the reef for a bird’s-eye view.

Snorkeling Made Easy

Don’t worry if you’re new to snorkeling; our friendly crew is here to assist you every step of the way. We offer instructional videos on board to teach you the right techniques. Snorkeling gear is readily available on the platform, and our snorkelling safety officers can provide tips to enhance your experience.

Marine Biologist-Guided Snorkelling Adventures

Consider one of our optional guided snorkelling tours with university-trained marine biologists if you want to learn more about the marine environment. These tours cater to all skill levels, from novice to advanced, ensuring an amazing in-water experience while learning about the reef’s magnificent marine life.

  • Introductory Snorkel Tour: Perfect for beginners, this tour provides an educational experience for families and those new to snorkelling. It’s a safe and informative way to explore the reef.
  • Advanced Snorkel Tour: If you’re more experienced and adventurous, this tour is for you. Learn advanced techniques like duck diving and cover a greater distance with the guidance of our marine biologists.

Safety First

Your safety is our priority. Always swim in buddy pairs, keep your face forward, and ensure your snorkel is angled slightly backwards. If you have any medical concerns or conditions, please contact us.

Explore the Reef in Comfort

Our semi-submersible coral viewing tour offers a unique perspective if you prefer to stay dry. Sit just one metre underwater and witness the reef’s stunning coral gardens and tropical marine life through wide viewing windows. With over 1,500 fish species on the Great Barrier Reef, you’re in for a mesmerising experience.

Underwater Observatory

Don’t miss our underwater observatory, where you can watch fish feeding and see first-time divers participating in introductory dives. Marvel at the vibrant marine life, from butterfly fish and parrot fish to graceful sea turtles. It’s a mesmerising spectacle right before your eyes.

Your journey with Quicksilver Cruises is not just about the destination but also the experience. Travel in safety and comfort with air-conditioned vessels and friendly crew members who are here to ensure your day is all about you.

So, are you ready to embrace paradise and create memories that will last a lifetime? Join us at Agincourt Reef and experience nature’s finest with Australia’s best. Book your adventure today!

Dive into the fun of oceanwalker helmet diving with Quicksilver Port Douglas

Are you ready for a one-of-a-kind underwater adventure? Oceanwalker, also known as “helmet diving,” offers a unique and exhilarating way to explore the enchanting world beneath the waves of the Great Barrier Reef. Here’s what you can expect from this extraordinary experience:

Get Up Close and Personal with the Reef

  • Oceanwalker allows you to dive into the underwater world of the reef up close and personal.
  • You’ll wear a specially designed helmet that provides continuous fresh air from the surface, allowing you to breathe normally throughout your adventure.

Perfect for Non-Swimmers and Ages 12+

  • Oceanwalker is suitable for individuals aged 12 years and older.
  • Even if you’re not a swimmer, you can still enjoy this fantastic experience.
  • After a brief orientation and subject to medical conditions, you’ll be walking amongst the vibrant reef fish and stunning corals.

What to Expect on your Quicksilver Port Douglas tour

  • Instead of traditional scuba diving gear, you’ll wear a helmet that lets you breathe naturally, so there’s no need to worry about swimming or using diving tanks.
  • Access to the underwater world is easy—walk down the ramp to the reef platform.
  • You can even wear your glasses during the Oceanwalker adventure, ensuring you don’t miss a thing.
  • Before you start your helmet dive, you’ll receive a 10-minute briefing and safety talk from our expert instructors.
  • Safety is our priority, and for every group of Oceanwalkers, we have two experienced dive instructors on hand.
  • All the equipment you need for this thrilling experience will be provided.
  • After completing your helmet dive, you’ll receive a souvenir certificate to commemorate your underwater adventure.

Important Tips for Your Oceanwalker Experience

  • To participate in Oceanwalker, you must be at least 12 years old and have a minimum height of 135cm.
  • Please be prepared to fill out a medical questionnaire to ensure your safety.
  • Since Oceanwalker takes place at a shallow depth (a maximum of 4.5 metres), you can enjoy a scenic helicopter flight or a return flight to Port Douglas afterwards.
  • However, we recommend not undertaking any commercial flight for at least 24 hours after your helmet dive to ensure your safety and well-being.

Get ready to walk among the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with Oceanwalker Helmet Diving! It’s a safe, fun, and unforgettable way to experience the reef’s beauty without swimming. Book your adventure today and create lasting memories of your journey beneath the waves.

Explore the Underwater Marvels of the Great Barrier Reef with Quicksilver Scuba Diving

Are you ready for an extraordinary underwater adventure at the Great Barrier Reef? Quicksilver offers scuba diving experiences that cater to both experienced divers and beginners. Dive into a mesmerising rainbow world of coral and sea life unlike anything you’ve ever seen!

Discover the Wonders of Agincourt Reef

Located on the edge of Australia’s continental shelf, Agincourt Reef is the perfect place to experience the magic of scuba diving. Quicksilver Port Douglas adds a truly memorable dimension to your reef adventure.

Capture the Memories

To immortalise your underwater journey or make your friends and neighbours envious, we offer underwater digital cameras for rent and professionally shot underwater videos.

Introductory Scuba Diving

Even if you’re a beginner, you can still explore the incredible underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef with our introductory scuba diving option. It’s fun, easy, and suitable for first-time divers. You don’t need any prior experience, and here’s how it works:

  • You should be 12 or older and able to pass our on-board medical questionnaire.
  • All equipment, including wetsuits and prescription masks if needed, is provided.
  • Quicksilver’s highly qualified dive instructors, who are PADI certified, will guide you through the experience.
  • The dive platform on our activity platform is specially designed for novice divers, ensuring a comfortable entry into the water.
  • Before the dive, your instructor will brief you on basic dive skills.
  • You’ll practice a few quick drills in the water, and ropes will be available to help control your descent.
  • Each instructor takes a maximum of four introductory divers at a time.
  • The introductory dive lasts for approximately half an hour.
  • Afterwards, you’ll receive a certificate to commemorate your Great Barrier Reef dive, although you won’t be qualified to dive independently.

Certified Scuba Diving

For certified divers, the Great Barrier Reef offers a breathtaking experience. You can enjoy up to two dives, each lasting approximately 40 minutes. The visibility is excellent, and the variety of marine life is exceptional. Quicksilver’s professional instructors accompany all dives at no extra charge, ensuring safety and maximum enjoyment. If you’re a certified diver travelling with non-diving companions, they can participate in other platform activities, including introductory scuba diving.

  • All equipment, including wetsuits and prescription masks if required, is included.
  • Certified divers must possess an internationally recognised SCUBA certificate card.

Taking The Plunge: General Safety Information on Scuba Diving

Here’s some essential safety information to keep in mind:

  • Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving, so consult your doctor if you’re concerned. The minimum age for all diving activities is 12 years old.
  • Certified divers need to provide evidence of their dive certification and medical fitness.
  • Introductory divers are subject to a medical questionnaire.
  • If you plan to fly after diving, we recommend waiting at least 12 hours if you’ve done one dive and 24 hours if you’ve done more than one dive during the day.

Get ready to embark on an underwater adventure like no other with Quicksilver Scuba Diving. Whether you’re a seasoned diver or a first-timer, the Great Barrier Reef promises a world of wonder beneath the waves. Book your scuba diving experience today and make memories that will last a lifetime!


  • Reef Pontoon
  • Outer Barrier Reef
  • Underwater observatory
  • Semi-submarine


  • 09:15 am – Check-in a the marina to collect your boarding passes.
  • 09:30 am – Enjoy complimentary morning tea directly after you board.
  • 10:00 am – Your adventure begins! The large, stable vessel provides a smooth journey to the Outer Barrier Reef.
  • 10:30 am – Marine biology presentation and diving briefings.
  • 11:30 am – Arrive at the Outer Great Barrier Reef Pontoon. The boat stays here for 3.5 hours, which gives you plenty of time to enjoy everything on offer.
  • 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch is served buffet style- with full bar facilities available in case you want to purchase drinks
  • 3:00 pm – The vessel departs the Great Barrier Reef Pontoon.
  • 4:30 pm – The boat arrives back in Port Douglas.


  • 3.5 hours at a fixed Great Barrier Reef Pontoon
  • Stunning Outer Great Barrier Reef site
  • Unlimited Snorkeling
  • All snorkeling equipment and instruction
  • Semi-Submersible tours with commentary (weather permitting)
  • Qualified lifeguard to watch all swimmers
  • Underwater Observatory – See the life beneath without getting wet!
  • Reef Presentation by a qualified marine biologist
  • Educational fish feeding show
  • Hot & cold tropical buffet lunch, including prawns
  • Morning & afternoon tea
  • Environmental Management Fee

Optional Extras

Get More Out Of Your Day!

  • Scenic Helicopter Flights.
  • Underwater Digital Camera Hire available on board.
  • Professional photography packages.
  • Marine Biologist Guided Snorkel Tour – Beginner Tour or Advanced Tour options are available.
  • Scuba Diving* for qualified divers (Certified). Up to 3 dives available.
  • ‘Resort Scuba Diving’* for beginners. No experience needed. (minimum of 12 years old)
  • Ocean Walker Helmet Diving*
  • Snack Bar Purchases: Soft drinks, ice cream, alcohol, etc.
  • Prescription mask hire is available if you require vision correcting glasses.
  • Hotel transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches hotels.

*Subject to medical conditions – see ‘Important Information for Scuba & Ocean Walkers’ below.

What to bring

  • Cash or credit card for extra purchases – Note: credit card surcharges may apply 
  • Camera
  • Swimming costume, towel and also hat
  • Sunscreen together with sunglasses
  • Proof of qualification if you’re a Certified Diver
  • Booking Voucher/Confirmation

How to get there

From Cairns and Northern Beaches

  • Quicksilver luxurious air-conditioned coaches offer a scenic coastal drive along Australia’s most breathtaking routes.
  • You’ll enjoy a full commentary during your journey, adding depth to your experience.
  • Quicksilver provides a pick-up service directly from your accommodation to make your adventure even more convenient.
  • Details about pick-up times will be provided when you confirm your booking, ensuring a seamless start to your day.

From Port Douglas

  • If you’re in Port Douglas, worry not! We offer coach transfers directly from your accommodation.
  • The specific times for hotel transfers will be shared with you upon confirming your booking.
  • This way, you can relax and focus on the excitement of your upcoming underwater adventure.

Making Your Way

  • For those who prefer to arrange transportation, check-in time is at 9:15 am at the Quicksilver office, located at the Port Douglas Marina on Wharf Street, Port Douglas.
  • Are you worried about parking? Don’t be! We offer free parking facilities at the marina, ensuring your visit is stress-free and convenient.

No matter how you choose to get here, Quicksilver is dedicated to making your Oceanwalker helmet diving experience as enjoyable and hassle-free as possible. Get ready for an incredible journey beneath the waves, surrounded by the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.

Important Information

Information for Scuba Diving and Ocean Walker

To avoid disappointment, we recommend that all of our passengers complete our dive medical questionnaire before booking.

Queensland, Australia, has some of the strictest scuba diving rules in the world but also the safest scuba diving record.   The Queensland Government Code of Practice regulates us and we comply with all regulations.
Can I go Diving?

We are happy to help you with any questions you may have.   Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our office on 07 4037 2700 or email us at [email protected]

Or you may like to consult your Doctor for a Dive Medical using the Australian Standard Forms AS.4005.1

Flying after Scuba Diving

For a single, non-decompression scuba dive, you should not fly or go to altitude for at least 18 hours after a scuba dive.  You should not fly for 24 hours after your last dive.  If you are skydiving or hot-air ballooning, you must wait 24 hours after diving.  We recommend waiting a minimum of 24 hours whenever possible.

Please note that there is a price increase every April 1st.


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