About Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive

Commenced Operating in Townsville in 1987

Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive is Townsville’s most experienced dive training and marine tourism operator providing snorkelling and diving trips and training of divers as part of a full dive service.

We are a multi-award winning, PADI 5-Star Dive Centre specialising in snorkel and dive trips to various reefs on the Great Barrier Reef, and the SS Yongala. We also operate liveaboards that visit the reef and SS Yongala on the same trip. Our experienced, professional and friendly crew work hard to ensure your stay with us is safe, comfortable and fun.

Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive is committed to protecting our natural environment. All our trips are ECO Certified by ECO Tourism Australia. This involves a commitment to environmental sustainability and education of our guests.

Our day vessel Adrenalin is a 14-metre flybridge vessel which cruises at 17 knots. It is fully fitted out for diving and snorkelling with easy access in and out of the water.

Our day vessel Endorphin is a 20 metre twin screw engine flybridge cruiser and is partially shaded with easy access in and out of the water, travels at 17-18 knots and accommodates up to 40 passengers.

Our Liveaboard vessel Sea Esta is a 17-metre mono-hull, which travels at approximately 7.5 knots. She was built in Townsville, commissioned in 1982 and has been servicing the Great Barrier Reef from Airlie Beach to Cairns as a dive vessel and can hold up to 20 passengers.

Adrenalin Snorkel & Dive also operates Dive Courses from Open Water to Assistant Instructor.

Our day trips to the SS Yongala and the Outer Great Barrier Reef depart from Townsville and Magnetic Island.

Why Choose Adrenalin Snorkel & Dive?

Our Team:

“Let us share our love of the Great Barrier Reef & Yongala with you!” Adrenalin Snorkel & Dive’s Team is passionate about the Great Barrier Reef and what we do every day. Our team is hand picked of qualified Dive Masters, Instructors, Skippers and Reservationists; further trained by Adrenalin management to provide you with the best experiences possible. We are here to educate, excite, assist and show you what the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park from Townsville and Magnetic Island has to offer. Words often used by our guests to describe our team are: “professional”, “knowledgeable”, “caring”, “patient”, ‘fun” and “helpful.”

Snorkel and Dive with the BEST:

Over many years of operation Adrenalin Snorkel & Dive has firmly established itself as the best snorkeling and diving provider in the Townsville region. We are a locally owned and run business whose sole ambition is to provide our guests with experiences that will last a life time. We are the only operator that travels direct from Townsville and Magnetic Island to the Great Barrier Reef and the SS Yongala Wreck. We only take small groups out on our vessels, meaning our crew spend far more time with each of our guests than larger operators in Cairns and Airlie Beach. Rest assured that you are in very capable and caring hands when you choose to train or travel with us. So jump on board and let us show you what makes the Central Section of the Great Barrier Reef so unique and spectacular. In 2022 we are proud to have obtained a ‘Quality Tourism – Sustainable’ accreditation through the Queensland Tourism Industry Council’s Quality Tourism Framework. This means we have proven our commitment to delivering the highest quality service and business procedures to our customers and have the accreditation to prove it.

We care about the Environment:

Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive has earned from Eco Tourism Australia ‘Green Travel Leader’ Status, as we have been a fully certified Eco Tourism operator since 2005. We actively seek out new ways to reduce our waste and carbon footprint in every facet of our business. Our trips are focused on educating our guests on the health of the reef and what we can all do as individuals to reduce our impacts upon the environment. We are pleased that Eco Tourism Australia has recognised Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive as an Eco Tourism operator, continuing in to 2022. You can find our certification here.

Eco Certified Green Travel Leader 

Our Awards

Adrenalin Snorkel & Dive, has been the recipient of multiple awards during our time in business.

2021Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
2019Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
2018Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
2017Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
2016Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
2016Green Travel Leader Status with Ecotourism Australia
2015Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
2014Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
2013North Queensland Tourism Awards – Winner
2004 / 05Queensland Tourism Awards – Finalist
2010ECO Certification Level III – All day & overnight trips and PADI OW courses
2008PADI 10 Year outstanding service award
2008Hall of Fame – Marine Tourism – North Queensland Tourism Awards
2008Recognition of High Standard Operations – Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
2007Winner North Queensland Tourism Awards – Marine Tourism
2007Finalist Queensland Tourism Awards – Tour & Transport Operators North Queensland Tourism Awards
2006Hall of Fame – North Queensland Tourism Awards
2006Finalist Queensland Tourism Awards – Adventure Tourism
2006Finalist Queensland Tourism Awards – Significant Tour and Transport Operators
2006Winner North Queensland Tourism Awards – Marine Tourist Activities, Day Trips & Excursions
2005Finalist Queensland Tourism Awards – Adventure Tourism
2005Winner North Queensland Tourism Awards – Marine Tourist Activities, Day Trips & Excursions
2005Recognition of High Standard Operations – Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
2004Winner North Queensland Tourism Awards – Marine Tourist Activities, Day Trips & Excursions
2003Winner North Queensland Tourism Awards – Adventure Tourism


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Dive Queensland

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Eco Tourism

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Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

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Training.gov.au (TGA)

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Project Aware

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Queensland Tourism Industry Council

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Tourism Queensland

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Townsville Enterprise

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