Diving Excursions around Lizard Island Lead by experienced dive guides offering interpretation and safety, M.V. Serranidae snorkel & scuba diving trips are the ideal way to experience the amazing fish and coral of the Great Barrier Reef. Half day and full day excursions are available on alternate days aboard M.V. Serranidae, and makes travelling to famous Great Barrier Reef dive sites is accessible and luxurious. Inner Reef Trip This trip departs at approximately 8.30am and returns at approximately 11.00am, taking you to either the continental islands with their own unique fringing reefs, or to patch reefs which are constructed entirely of coral. Outer Reef Trip This trip departs at approximately 8.30am and returns at approximately 2.30pm, and visits two sites on the ribbon reefs, including the renowned Cod Hole. The trip is fully catered and all dives are videoed by a professional videographer, who can create a take-home DVD of memories for you. 'Fascination III' Private Dive and Snorkelling Charters Private charters are available from Lizard Island to offer the greatest flexibility for dive enthusiasts. The 'Fascination III' is a modern 51 foot (13m) vessel that provides the perfect platform for diving or snorkelling expeditions. Some of the other charters available include fishing and visiting a nearby coral island. Pre-bookings are essential. Night Diving Lizard Island operates local night dives from the MV Monitor. An afternoon dive familiarises divers with the site, and following a surface break, a night dive then gives divers the opportunity to see nocturnal marine animals, providing a unique experience to diving during the day. Fluoro Night Diving Imagine drifting through a neon realm with corals and creatures glowing in the dark. Under white light, a fluorescent object reveals its true colour but under ultra violet light it absorbs the blue and re-emits a fluorescent colour, transforming the blue into a bright glowing, entirely different colour. By using specialised Ultra Violet lights, in combination with a unique mask cover you can experience such scenes with your own eyes. Not only do the corals around you radiate a spectrum of the brightest fluorescent colours but so too does the aquatic life. Moray eels, crabs and tiny shrimps display flashes of bright fluorescent yellow, red and green and fish display patterns of light. Discover Scuba Diving – Beginners Course This course is designed for beginners with no prior experience who want a taste of diving without committing to the full course. The course includes equipment hire, classroom sessions and one supervised shore dive with a qualified instructor. Minimum age of 14 years and medical conditions apply. Referral Dive Courses PADI referral course for students who have completed all theory and confined water components. Bookings must be made prior to arrival. Participants need to be staying at the Resort for a minimum of 4 nights. Please ensure you bring with you, two passport sized photos, a referral statement and an Australian Medical Certificate (AS4005.1) signed by a specialist dive practitioner. MV Serranidae boat charges are additional. Refresher Dive If you have not recently dived (twelve months or more), complimentary refresher courses are available on the beach, before your first dive on the island. Diving information PADI Referral courses must be pre-booked prior to arrival at the resort. All other diving is booked at the resort Beach Club on arrival. When making your accommodation reservation, please advise if you intend to dive whilst on the island. All dive courses are instructed in English only. All dive trips are subject to weather and tidal conditions. Diving is not guaranteed on the day of arrival and is not permitted within the 24 hours before flying off the island. If you are intending to dive or snorkel on Lizard Island, it is recommended that you review important Safety and Medical information prior to arriving on the island. All guests who dive at Lizard Island are required to complete a Medical Questionnaire prior to diving, should guests answer ‘Yes’ to any questions, please be aware an Australian Standards Dive Medical will be required. To avoid disappointment, please contact our team prior to arrival should you have any questions regarding this. For referral courses, two passport sized photos (for non-certified divers), or a 'C' card and logbook (for certified divers) must also be presented to The Beach Club on arrival. Please note: tanks and weights are included in all dive charges. An environmental management charge is included in the price of each dive. For more information and pricing, please download the fact sheet, call 1300 731 551 (in Australia) or +61 2 9538 0751 (outside Australia) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.