“ Diving, snorkelling and cruise service on the Great Barrier Reef, Australia „
Poseidon is the boat I went on for the second day of my advanced diving course. I chose to go on this boat as it went to a different reef from Calypso that had much better visibility and also would allow me to do my deep dive.
I had the best day of my life on this boat. The diving was incredible, I saw 2 sharks, all kinds of clams and other marine life. I loved it.
The boat itself isnt as plush inside as Calypso, theres more space at the back for dive gear, its a smaller boat and you cant go out the front so you either have to sit inside or out the back which isnt very comfortable. This boat is worse if you are seasick as its not as stable or as well aired inside.
The staff were very friendly and chatty, they let me and my instructor go first every time so we got the longest dive possible and were away from the crowds going diving.
There were no other boats at the reef we were on, although we could see the quicksilver platform. For most of the dives we didnt see the others. I was given the opportunity to drift dive after my instructor asked the skipper which was amazing.
If you want a really good day at some excellent reefs then go on this boat from Port Douglas in northern queensland.
Im not sure how much it costs for a day diving as it was included in my advanced course, but I think you can just go snorkelling if you want, although most people went diving.
There were more experienced divers on this boat so Im guessing it is more geared up to divers.
There wasnt a good platform on the back as on Calypso so if your a bit unfit then its hard work getting on and off the boat. We did some big giant stride entrys in the water which was exciting in itself!