Port Douglas is the closest port to The Great Barrier Reef offering a wide range of dive vessel options with the shortest travel time to the outer reef so you get more dive time and Tropical Nites is the ideal accommodation for your diving trip to the Great Barrier Reef.
We are situated 15 minutes walk from Marina Mirage where the Dive Operators are based and most offer a complimentary pick up from our resort. We offer a resort in Port Douglas that have a full range of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments allowing small groups to stay together at very reasonable rates, with large spacious facilities in self catering apartments to further reduce your costs and allow you to put more money towards your diving.
The clear warm waters of the Coral Sea make for spectacular visibility with some of the richest coral and marine life which is why Port Douglas Queensland Australia is recognised as one of the premier scuba diving destinations in Australia.
There are over 1500 species of fish and 400 of coral to see when scuba diving the outer Great Barrier Reef with turtles and dolphins in abundance and during the winter months of July-September Humpback and Minke whales can be encountered. Some of the boat operators in Port Douglas have permits giving you the opportunity to snorkel with the whales under certain circumstances.
Dive trips are available from one day to Agincourt or Opal reef through to 3, 6 and 9 day liveaboard trips visiting remote Osprey Reef with 1000 meter drop-offs, the coral gardens of the Ribbon Reefs and the world famous Cod Hole. In October and November you can also trip to the far northern reefs including the magnificent Raine Island for turtle and Tiger shark action.
Contact us for independent advice on which boat to choose for your diving or snorkeling trip to The Great Barrier Reef. We are aware of all the key operators and can book these for you prior to your arrival to ensure you do not miss out on the perfect dive or snorkel trip to the reef.