Scuba Doo what is Scuba doo? Well it’s an underwater scooter basically that you control and drive around under water seeing all there is to see at your leisure. This a great activity for you to do when going to the outer Barrier Reef for the day with Great Adventures and it is only bookable and available on this reef day tour from Cairns. You have the freedom to wear your glasses and breathe in air without having to use a mouth piece regulator. Scuba Doo really is one of the most incredible experiences you can do on a day tour to the Great Barrier Reef.
With only 3 Scuba Doo tours available on any day you will need to pre-book your Scuba doo at the same time as you book your Great Adventures Outer Barrier Reef day tour which departs from the Cairns Marlin Marina 365 days of the year.
This underwater activity does not require any particular skills apart from the participants having an open mind and a sense of adventure. You will however be required to undergo a brief medical check before participating so take a look at the Medical Questionnaire to see if you can participate in this underwater adventure.
Scuba doo riders have to be 12 years of age and upwards and a consent form signed by a parent or guardian for anyone under 18 years of age. Once all the paperwork is done it’s time to listen to the instructions from your guide so that you can learn all of the signals and procedures for you to begin your underwater scooter experience.
About Scuba Doo
Each tour is approximately 20 minutes and you will be accompanied by a scuba diving instructor to ensure you head in the right direction and they can also point out all of the things of interest around you. A photographer will also be under the water taking pictures of not only other scuba divers and snorkelers but also of yourself riding your scooter.
If you wear contact lenses or glasses no problem as you are sitting on the scooter underneath a helmet dome and your eyes and face will not be in the water at all enabling you to see all the corals and marine life around you thru the clear Perspex window.
The air is supplied to the Scuba Doo from the scooters tank that is located on its frame and the battery life of the scooter is around 1.5 hours. This helmet dome provides you with a 180 degree view of your reef surroundings so you just scoot along and take it all in. No exertion or effort is required on this tour you do not even need to know how to swim to see the Great Barrier Reef from under the water.
To drive the scooter all you do is hold the aircraft style steering wheel and turn it in the direction you wish to go. For it to start you push the button on the right hand side and then it will move forwards.
You will be going down to depths of 4 metres and you will be cruising along at around 2.5 knots with the freedom of just you your cozzies and the water so not heavy tanks or anything else to think about.
For another amazing under water activity you should try Seawalker on your next visit to Green Island with Great Adventures. This is also another activity that does not require you to be a swimmer or scuba diver as you are weighted down to the ocean floor with weight belts and oxygen comes straight into your helmet from above the water’s surface. Walk along on the bottom of the ocean as the wonderful tropical fish swim all around you.
If you’re going to the reef we highly recommend hiring an underwater camera so you can capture all the amazing things you see in high quality photos or videos. Show your friends and family back home the amazing and colourful underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef, keeping your precious memories safe for a lifetime. With lots of colourful fish, turtles, hard and soft corals, sharks and more on the reef, there is so much to take photos of! Get a selfie with friendly fish or maybe capture the next award winning National Geographic image! SUWC have a range of cameras to suit your budget and needs. Every camera rental comes with a FREE SD card for you to take home. Cameras can also be delivered direct to your accommodation to make things as easy as possible for you! Click here to hire your underwater camera.
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1300 761 612
Wetsuits can be hired
Extra drinks and snacks
20 minute tour - Scuba Doo
3 Hours on pontoon at Norman Reef
10 am check in at Reef Fleet Terminal / 10.30 am Departure
5.30pm return to Cairns Marlin Marina
3 departure times for Scuba Doo on Norman Reef Pontoon
8.30 am - including 2 hours on Green Island / 3 hours on pontoon
10.30am - Outer Great Barrier Reef pontoon only
Days of Operation
Depart from Cairns Marlin marina
1 Spence Street Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal
Or coach pick-ups from your hotel or resort
- Cairns Beaches
- Palm Cove
What To Bring
Towel, hat and suncreen.
Fitness Level RequiredMedium
Children over 12 welcomed
Children under 18 need a consent signed by their parents
All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.
Cancellations received prior to arrival at the Great Adventures pontoon, no fee. Cancellations received after arrival at the Great Adventures pontoon, no refund
Can only be booked in conjunction with Great Adventures - Outer Barrier Reef Adventure (Green Island can also be included - 2 hours Island / 3 hours pontoon including activites and Scuba Doo)
Glasses and contact lenses can be worn
Norman Reef on the outer Great Barrier Reef
During the winter months we recommend you put on one of our wet suits and in the summer months we recommend you wear one of our full piece Lycra sun suits. You may also bring along your own camera should you wish. Scuba Doo must be booked at the same time as you book your Great Adventures Great Barrier Reef day tour as availability is very limited
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