Marmion Marine Park Dive Trips
Wildcat is our customized 12m catamaran the runs dive trips out of our Hillarys store to the Marmion Marine Park. The dives are conducted as single trips departing at 7.00am, 9.30am and 12.30pm on Saturday, Sundays and public holidays.
A single dive trip is $70 per dive excluding hire equipment. Currently we are running a special where any consecutive dive on the same day is purchased the second dive costs $50 instead of $70. Bookings are essential and payment in full is required at time of booking.
For discounted dive rates you can prepay for a Frequent Diver card. You can purchase a five dive card for $300 or a ten dive card for $500. This is a worthwhile option for regular customers.
If you require hire equipment you will need to book and pay for it at the same time as your dive booking. As always, PDA offers the best quality hire equipment in excellent working condition. If you require a complete set of hire equipment the rate is $75 per diver. The hire rates can be found below if you require any equipment:
- Scuba Unit (BCD, Regulator and Cylinder) $35
- Buoyancy Compensator Jacket (BCD) $15
- Regulator with computer and compass $20
- Cylinder Only $20
- Wetsuit and Weight Belt $20
- Weight Belt Only $5
- Mask and Snorkel $10
- Boots and Fins $10
- Mask or Snorkel or Boots or Fins $5
Our Dive Trips
Wildcat is fitted out exclusively for diving and can take 20 in comfort. Our professional crew will assist you aboard and give you a short briefing before getting underway. Once at the dive site, our Dive master will give you a thorough briefing on the site so you can pick the best route for your dive. We do not provide in water dive guides. We have a maximum dive time of sixty minutes. The skipper chooses the best dive sites based on the weather conditions, qualifications and experience of the divers on board.
MARMION MARINE PARK
The Marmion Marine Park offers year round temperate water diving. The seas are known as seasonal seas which means there is a constantly changing life cycle on the reef that changes from one season to the next. Diving is possible almost all year round however, the best diving is typically from late Spring through to mid Autumn. Water temperatures roughly vary from 22 to 18 degrees. We recommend a 5mm wetsuit.
For the sports diver, the favorite local past time is Cray fishing. The season now runs all year round. The vessel’s crayfish licence permits our customers to catch crays without having their own personal licence on Wildcat. Unfortunately you will need to supply your own cray loop and bag as we don’t have any for hire. Ask most of the divers that do this for fun and you will find this really is a sport, especially in the marine park as the network of holes and caverns throughout give the crayfish the advantage.
For the photographer and the sightseers you won't be disappointed. Sponges, soft corals and the occasional hard coral are the basis of the decorations of this limestone reef chain but other surprises are usually over the top of every ledge. Every dive site we take you too has something uniquely different and usually some friendly locals.
If the weather conditions are too rough or the boat doesn’t meet the minimum numbers for a trip you will be informed the day prior to departure. Upon booking the staff will advise you on the best day and time suited to the current forecast.
Being a commercial operator we reserve the right to cancel a charter if it is not commercially viable or if the weather is unsuitable for our vessel, crew or passengers. We normally will make a decision around 4pm the day prior to departure. On occasion, we may cancel the morning of departure if the conditions are borderline. If you wish to cancel, exchange or transfer your trip you must notify us as soon as possible as we WILL NOT refund unless we can refill your reserved place. When we cancel a departure you will be offered the chance to reschedule, store credit or refund of monies paid in full.
PDA Hillarys on 08 9448 6343
PBA Balcatta on 08 9344 1562