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Mantra Boathouse Apartments

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Mantra Boathouse Apartments

4 star hotel
33 Port Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD 4802, Australia
56 rooms
YES ($) Internet

Whitsunday Dive Adventures

PADI 5 star dive center
Offsite (Free pickup) Show address

2579 Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale, QLD 4802, Australia

Package highlights

  • The waterfront Mantra Boathouse Apartments are just a 10 minute drive from the 5* PADI IDC center, offering magical diving in the Whitsundays
  • Depending on the season, you'll encounter manta rays, humpback whales and sharks and of course some of the nicest coral reefs in the world!  
  • After dives, watch boats bob in the marina from one of the many bars, then fire up the BBQ to grill your farmer's market produce (Saturdays)
  • An excellent choice for those looking for the best diving around the Whitsunday Islands and a luxury marina atmosphere
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Dates & Prices

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You only need to pay 48h after your booking is confirmed.

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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS such as free DAN dive insurance.
24/7 EXPERT DIVING ADVICE from travel agents who are all divers.
Book in full confidence. We are PADI, the leader in diving.

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

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 30%
  • 60 days before trip start: 100%

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 Boathouse Apartments

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

  • Scuba dive and snorkel the magnificent Great Barrier Reef!
  • With a wide choice of islands, reef, and dive locations, the Whitsunday Islands are well renowned as a great dive location
  • Depending of the season you can see Manta Rays, Humpback Whales, Sharks and of course some of the nicest coral reefs in the world
  • The dive center and dive boats are both plastic-free zones. Bring your own refillable bottle or purchase a branded aluminium flask and take it home as a souvenir
  • Go Pro with the ONLY 5* Instructor Development Dive Resort in the Whitsundays. Tony Fontes is the PADI Course Director - known for his 100% instructor pass rate!


Description

Whitsunday Dive Adventures is a purpose-built 5* PADI dive training centre, located just a three minute drive from Airlie Beach.

The center offers everything from daily dive trips to snorkeling trips and PADI dive courses from beginner to professional. There are two well-equipped classrooms and a 3.80 m deep swimming pool. With years of diving experience in the Whitsundays, the team have a wealth of knowledge to help you get the best from your Whitsundays dive experience.

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DIVING SERVICES

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Dive boat facilities

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

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Rental Equipment ($)

PADI® Courses Available

  • Reactivate Program
  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Underwater Photography
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Boat Diver
  • Drysuit
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Other Specialties

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Italian

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc

Resort Amenities

Food & drink

  • Self-Catering
  • Alcohol

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Aud)

Facilities

  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Air-Conditioning

Great for families

  • Kids Playground
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Resort Description

Mantra Boathouse Apartments are on the water's edge of the sophisticated Port of Airlie Marina; a gateway to the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef.

At Mantra Boathouse Apartments you are immersed in a waterfront island atmosphere, providing the ideal base from which to discover this tropical region. 

These two bedroom and three bedroom apartments are situated directly on the marina, with views of the water from each balcony. Make the most of the onsite facilities including a swimming pool and sundeck, a tennis court, a barbecue area, a children’s playground, and a secure car park. 

The apartments are self-contained so you can either cook in the comfort of your own space or stroll to the Airlie Beach Esplanade – home to a multitude of restaurants, bars and shops, and the waterfront farmer’s market on Saturday mornings. 

Book one of the many tours available and visit a choice of popular islands. Charter a boat, snorkel or dive the Great Barrier Reef at the 5* PADI IDC center just a 10 minute drive away. Take in the spectacular coastal view from a seaplane or discover the white silica sands of Whitehaven Beach – one of the world’s most famous beaches. 

Mantra Boathouse Apartments offers ideal Airlie Beach accommodation putting you close to everything you need to have an unforgettable dive trip in the legendary Whitsundays.

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How to get there

Arrival

  • Proserpine Airport is a half hour drive from the hotel. 
  • Following arrival at the airport, the resort will arrange a shared coach to bring you to the apartments (additional cost, advance notice required).
  • Check in time is 2 pm. 

Departure

  • Check out time is 10 am. 
  • After check out, the resort will provide your return transfer (advance notice required, additional cost). 

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