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Mantra Aqueous on Port

Mantra Aqueous on Port

3 star hotel
3/5 Davidson St, Port Douglas, QLD 4877, Australia
62 rooms
FREE Internet

Quicksilver Dive

5 star dive center
Walking distance Show address

44 Wharf St, Port Douglas, QLD 4877, Australia

Resort Highlights

  • Manta Aqueous on Port is a sophisticated base from which to explore the very best of Tropical North Queensland, from scuba diving to fine dining
  • Located on the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef, the nearby 5* PADI dive center has access to a spectacular array of dive sites and the region's premier dive vessels
  • Continue your exploration above the waves with the Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, and the crystal creeks of Mossman Gorge on your doorstep
  • Between dives, cool off in one of the sparkling pools or immerse yourself in the Port Douglas way of life: Sunday markets, beach bonfires and yacht races
  • The ultimate balance of luxury marina style, laid-back Queensland vibes, and excellent Great Barrier Reef diving
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Dates & Prices

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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation terms

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 30% (downpayment)
  • 60 days before trip start: 70% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 30% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 37 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 37 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Mantra Aqueous on Port

Resort Description

Mantra Aqueous on Port is located in the exclusive beachside town of Port Douglas, just 600 m from the 5* PADI dive center.

Situated just off Macrossan Street, the vibrant hub of the village, this Port Douglas accommodation provides the perfect base to explore Four Mile Beach, Mossman Gorge, the Daintree Rainforest. Or experience the wonder of the Great Barrier Reef where you can dive in the crystal clear waters or snorkel amongst tropical fish and colored corals. 

Laze beside one of Mantra Aqueous on Port's sparkling swimming pools, or make the most of the resort's spas and cabanas with a BBQ to dine al fresco. With dozens of vibrant restaurants leading you from the hotel to the million-dollar marina, there's no shortage of places to soak up the laid-back Queensland atmosphere.

Best dive sites in Great Barrier Reef

Agincourt Reef - located approximately 72 km from Port Douglas, these reefs are considered among some of the world's best dive and snorkel destinations. Due to its proximity to the Continental Shelf, the reefs have excellent visibility, and a great diversity of hard coral species as well as a large variety of marine life. Divers can experience dirft and wall dives, bommie and pinnacle, coral gardens and swim-throughs. From June to September minke whales are often spotted in this area!

Ribbon Reefs, Northern Great Barrier Reef – This area is known for a variety of pristine dive experiences. In late June and July, you have the chance to see dwarf Minke whales. At Cod Hole, you’ll see how the site got its name as giant potato cod surround you. Pixie Pinnacle is a wonderful example of a coral bommie that rises from a depth of 40 metres/130 feet. Also, Challenger Bay is a hotspot for cuttlefish encounters.

Osprey Reef – Only accessible via liveaboards departing from Cairns or Port Douglas, this exposed coral mesa sits in the middle of the Coral Sea far from anything. North Horn is perhaps its most famous dive site for its shark feed. Around the Bend displays colorful soft coral and offers the chance to see manta rays as they pass through this site.

SS Yongala – The Great Barrier Reef’s signature wreck is the SS Yongala, a 109-metre/357-foot luxury passenger ship that went down during a 1911 cyclone. On this wreck everything is supersized – sea snakes the size of your bicep and sea turtles so big they look prehistoric. Every single space on the wreck is covered in colorful life. It’s worth several dives to try and see it all.

The Whitsundays – Comprising 74 idyllic islands, the Whitsundays are perfect for divers looking to complement their diving with multiple activities, such as sailing, island exploring or just lying on top rated beaches. While scuba diving, expect colorful shallow coral gardens and a variety of marine life like passing green sea turtles, patrolling white tip reef sharks and striking Napoleon wrasse.

Heron Island – On the Great Barrier Reef’s southern reaches, this famed resort island is accessible via ferry or helicopter. Scuba dive on a bommie that serves as a manta ray cleaning station and also watch for crowds of jacks, barracuda, eels, sharks, eagle rays and very curious sea snakes. Other dive sites feature sea turtles and nudibranchs.

HMAS Brisbane – Off Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is the great wreck dive of the former HMAS Brisbane, a 133-metre/433-foot guided missile destroyer. This purpose-sunk artificial reef went down in 2005 and sits upright in 15-18 metres/50-60 feet of water. There’s a lot of ship to see and a lot of marine life that now call HMAS Brisbane home.

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What to see

Everything from dwarf minke whales, sea turtles, manta rays, sharks, carpet sharks, sea snakes and cuttlefish.

And don't forget bumphead parrotfish, leopard moray eels, potato cod and macro life.

After all, the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland is the world's largest reef system so you can truly expect to see a bit of just about everything.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • On the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef, you will complete your certifications in the warm and safe waters of the magnificent Agincourt Reef
  • Enjoy excellent visibility and diverse marine life, with the support of a professional PADI dive instructor
  • Cruise to your dive sites on a large, purpose-built catamaran - the perfect vessel to relax on between dives
  • The perfect place to blow your first bubbles, with access to a heated training pool, air-conditioned classrooms, and guaranteed low student to instructor ratio
  • Quicksilver Dive can also organise day trip excursions for certified divers, introductory divers and snorkelers

Description

Quicksilver Dive is a 5* PADI dive center operating in Port Douglas, Queensland. 

Quicksilver Dive’s purpose-built dive training centre in Port Douglas, offers a range of PADI accredited courses; from the entry level open water certification (learn to scuba dive), to advanced and professional courses for the certified diver. At the center, students will have access to a heated dive pool, air-conditioned classrooms, and off road parking. The low student to instructor ratios ensures a world-class, personalised, professional and safe learning experience.

On the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef, you will complete your certifications in the warm and safe waters of the magnificent Agincourt Reef, where visibility is fantastic and marine life is as diverse as it is colorful. The friendly team will lead you through an action-packed day of diving and relaxing on board a quality, purpose-built catamaran. Dive with the support of professional instructors who will accompany you and make sure to point out any reef critters they come across!

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DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Instructor/Idc Course

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits

Languages spoken

  • English

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Dive boat facilities

  • Fresh Water Shower
  • Lunch Provided On Full Diving Days
  • Dry Area
  • Seating Area
  • Shaded Space
  • Drinking Water
  • Ladder
  • Tea And Coffee

Resort Amenities

Food & drink

  • Self-Catering

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool(S)

Great for families

  • Babysitting/Child Services

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Aud)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

How to get there

Arrival

  • Cairns Airport is an hour's drive from the hotel. 
  • After landing, catch a taxi or Uber (Uber is likely to be the cheaper option and will cost roughly 110 AUD to 180 AUD). 
  • Check in time is 2 pm. 

Departure

  • Check out time is 10 am. 
  • After check out, arrange an Uber or ask the resort to call a taxi for you. 

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