Diving and Snorkelling

Diving and Snorkelling on Orpheus Island

The fringing reef surrounding Orpheus offers some of the region's most diverse marine wonderlands. Orpheus' accessible dive sites include the inner reefs of the Great Barrier Reef and 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.

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: early August 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 complimentary pool 'try dive' whilst on Orpheus. 

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 

Dive bookings are subject to weather and tidal conditions. Quoted rates include all gear. Certified divers to bring certification card. Those taking part in any course must obtain a medical certificate prior to arrival. Discover Scuba max 4 divers at a time. Outer reef diving charters attract a charter fee, which can be split between other guests. 


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