Whitsundays Sailing Adventures


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Experience Diving

Want to Dive?

Whitsundays Sailing Adventures has more dive opportunities than any other fleet in the Whitsundays. We cater to both Introductory and Certified divers on board all 3 vessels, Kiana, Atlantic Clipper and New Horizon. Although the diving is not a main component of the trip for Atlantic Clipper and New Horizon, our 3day/2night vessel Kiana has been built especially for diving and would definitely be the avid divers’ choice.

Please note: A dive medical may be required from a local Doctor before you will be permitted to participate in diving activities. Please check the terms and conditions or contact Reservations before booking.

Island Diving

Experience first hand what diving the Whitsundays Islands is all about? Sheltered coral reefs, challenging swim throughs, massive coral structures and overhangs are home to amazing marine life such as tropical fish, turtles, mantaray’s and gropers. In some areas, the fish are tame and will swim right up to inspect you, at the same time you’ll be watching them in awe! Around the Islands there are many easy beach entries, making The Whitsundays one of the best places for your first scuba experience. The shallow water around the islands provides an excellent teaching ground and our crew will make sure you feel safe and comfortable before heading in further to explore.

Outer Reef Diving

Beyond the islands and their fringing coral reef lays the Outer Great Barrier Reef and together they provide some of the most incredible snorkelling and diving you will ever experience. Cruise to the Outer Barrier Reef, some 2-3 hours beyond the islands and witness the spectacular marine life. The vessels and crew will ensure that even first time divers feel safe and are able to enjoy the splendor of our magnificent coral reefs.

Please note: Sailing to the Outer Reef is weather dependent and cannot always be guaranteed due to the safety and comfort of our guests and crew.

Diver Certification in Australia

All dive operators in Australia need to sight your "C" Card (Certification Card) or qualification papers prior to diving.  To dive as a Certified Diver on Kiana you will need to be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent.

If you have been certified through an organisation other than PADI, check below to see if you are a PADI Open Water Equivalent.

  • ACUC: Open Water
  • ANIS: One Star Junior or One Star Diver
  • AUSI: Level 2 Diver
  • BSAC: Ocean Diver or Club Diver or Sport Diver
  • CMAS: One Star Diver
  • FFESSM: Niveau I
  • FIAS: Base Avanzato
  • IDEA: Open Water
  • IDD: Open Water Diver
  • IDF: Two Star Diver (with Alternate Air Source Ascent and 50 yard compass swim)
  • NASDS: Open Water
  • NAUI: Scuba Diver or Open Water One
  • PDIC: Open Water
  • SAA: Club Diver
  • SSI: Open Water Diver
  • SNMP NICEAU: Level 1
  • SSAC: 3rd Class Diver
  • YMCA: Bronze Star or Open Water or Scuba Diver

Which Vessels Offer Diving?

Islands and Outer Reef diving on Kiana

Island diving on Atlantic Clipper

Island diving on New Horizon




Whitsundays Sailing Adventures offers the most diverse range of quality crewed sailing, snorkelling and scuba diving adventure holidays in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Our fleet of Owner Operated vessels have a high focus on standards, fantastic food, personalised service and a truly individual and unique experience.  We have a variety of tours, whether it be a full day trip or overnight sailing experience on a 2 day 1 night, 2 day 2 night or 3 day 2 night vessel there are plenty of choices available, or you can spoil yourself with a bit of diversity and combine two cruises together for a more unique experience.

Whitsundays Sailing Adventures brands are Multi Award Winners in Adventure & Eco Tourism.  All our operators are proud and active members of the Whitsunday Charter Boat Industry Association (WCBIA). ©