MARMION MARINE PARK DIVE TRIPS
Wildcat is our customised 12m catamaran that runs dive trips out of Hillarys to the Marmion Marine Park. The dives are conducted as single trips departing at 7:00am, 9:30am and 12:30pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.
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 divemaster 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 60 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 16 to 24 degrees. We recommend a 5mm wetsuit.
For the sports diver, the a favourite 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 that this really is a sport, especially in the marine park, as the network of holes and caverns throughout give the crayfish the advantage.
A single dive trip is $70 per dive excluding hire equipment. We are currently running a special, where any consecutive dives purchased on the same day will receive the second dive for $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 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 will normally 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.