Experience

Diving and Snorkelling

The fringing reef surrounding Orpheus and the neighbouring islands offers some of the region’s most diverse marine wonderlands. 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 are approximately 75 mins 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.

Key Dates

  • 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

Try Dive

Guests can take part in a pool ‘try dive’ whilst on Orpheus for $50 per person.

Perfect for beginner divers or guests interested in looking to dive on the reef.

Discover Scuba

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

Outer Reef Snorkel Charter, 5 hours – $1,200, max 4 guests

Outer Reef Dive Charter, 5 hours – $1500, max 4 guests

Extra passengers – $100 per person

Additional Private Guide – $250

*Orpheus offers full and half day explorations to the fringing and outer reefs, subject to weather and tidal conditions. Bookings are essential. 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 maximum four divers at a time. Outer reef diving charters attract a vessel charter fee, which can be split between other guests.

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