The fringing reef surrounding Orpheus and the neighbouring islands offers some of the region’s most diverse marine wonderlands. Whilst relatively shallow at 12 to 14 metres, Orpheus’ local dive sites are home to 1,100 of the 1,500 species of fish on the reef, 340 of the 359 varieties of hard corals and some of the region’s largest collections of soft corals.
The deeper, outer reefs of the Great Barrier Reef are approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes from the lodge by boat and are accessible by private charter. In this natural aquarium, dive and snorkel amongst a myriad of reef habitats and, if you’re lucky, alongside green turtles, manta rays, bull rays and reef sharks.
- Manta Ray season: July to early November
- Humpback whale migration: late June to mid-late September
- Annual coral spawning: mid-late October to late November
Guests can take part in a complimentary pool ‘try dive’ whilst on Orpheus.
Single Dive – $300 per person
Double Dive (same day) – $450 per person
PADI Certified Dive
Single Dive – $200 per person
Double Dive (same day) – $300 per person
Private Outer Reef Charter
5 hours – $915
Dive bookings and private reef charters are subject to weather and tidal conditions. Quoted rates include all gear. Certified divers to bring certification card. Anyone with a medical condition should consult a doctor and obtain a medical certificate prior to arrival. On Orpheus, you’ll be asked to fill in a dive questionnaire. Discover Scuba max 4 divers at a time. Outer reef diving charters attract a vessel charter fee, which can be split between other guests.