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Guided Snorkel with Fish Tour at Cook Island Aquatic Reserve
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Guided Snorkel with Fish Tour at Cook Island Aquatic Reserve

By Gold Coast Dive Centre
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AU$119.00
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Ages 6-74, max of 12 per group
Duration: 4h
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
What's not included
  • Food and drinks


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • 54 Paradise Ave, Miami QLD 4220, Australia
    Please park in the car park outside of the shop. FREE parking
Pickup details
  • Customer MUST contact the supplier to confirm activity time. Please NOTE if you wish to be picked-up, you must added at time of your booking, otherwise you need to arrive at the Dive centre at the confirmed time.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Near public transportation
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 37835P15

      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • ALL SNORKEL TRIPS ARE SUBJECT TO WEATHER CONDITIONS.
      • All children under 12, especially infants must be accompanied by an adult and is under your responsibility.
      • All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from snorkelling, please consult your doctor prior to booking if you have any major medical conditions.
      • Customers must provide a contact number at time of booking.
      • Please put your email address once you book
      • Please select YES if you require pick up from your hotel.
      • Not recommended for travellers with severe asthma or breathing difficulties/medical conditions.
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 37835P15

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      • dm2adventure
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        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very poor customer service and rude Manage
        After sending an email to Luis for a course inquiry and receiving no response from him or the dive center, I called numerous times and spoke to store manager Maria, who promised to send me an email but unfortunately received no response from her. After over a week, I directly attended the dive center, seeking basic information about the course that they are running, and again, she said that she would send me an email by the same day in the afternoon. I received no email or call. After 2 days, when I called her again to follow up, she was rude and unprofessional. I cannot trust doing any course with this dive center.
        Written 31 May 2024
      • zunckand1
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nice staff, dives and experience in Cook Island
        I got a great experience with them, I arrived early and there they were opening on time after a public holiday day. We got a couple of breafings (one in the centre, another one in the boat), we went to the marina and got the equipment I needed and in the way I made some friends. Some people struggle in the first dive so they were kind enough to don't force it (some centres takes you to the dive and If you have a bad experience because of the current the apply the "is not my problem"rule, they didn't) and we moved to a more relaxed dive point in the area. The dives were great, we saw lepard sharks and mantas. Marcos was a great dive partner and guide, helpong me with the weight (I need to get fit and be stable with it ;) ) , plus helping in the second dive to other people haveing a better experience, I liked his chilled mentality and relax attitude, it helps when some people get stressed. Wrapping up, great experience willing to repeat in my trip back to Gold Coast.
        Written 2 January 2024
      • 731paulaa
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        More than recommended ✨✨✨
        The most amazing Dive Center, with great teachers! My experience with Jonny, Diego, Indo and Heitor was more than I expected. Will definitely come back for more!!
        Written 18 December 2023
      • Brandon112232
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Cook Island Dive
        Great staff / dive masters. Good communication throughout. Awesome dive around Cook Island. The bbq hotdog lunch was pretty decent.
        Written 18 December 2023
      • 956harshils
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        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Terrible experience! Rude and insensitive manager! Please avoid this place and the place should be closed down.
        We went there with a group of 5. We went to the location in a bus and they were well aware that there are 15 people including instructor and boat driver. Still they didn't plan it well. We had to wait for an hour to get onto boat as the Max limit was 14 on the boat. Instructor did a great job full points to her. The boat which dropped us to location of snorkelling disappeared and they had all of our belongings such as phones, sunglasses, slides etc. After finishing snorkelling they forgot to pick us up. We had to wait there for another 45 mins and coincidently their another boat was there which took us to another end of the island. On the pick up location we waited for another 25 mins again with barefoot and no other belongings. Somehow we reached to their office and had to wait for another 25mins as the boat which had our belongings wasn't there yet. We complained this to the manager (old grumpy lady). The attitude was worst and she wasn't even apologetic for the inconvenience caused. My partner got heat stroke and puked 3 times. The manger was like she is making it up. How careless and insensitive you can be for any human being. Anyone planning to go there, advise please look for alternative options as the boss here cares for money only. She is arrogant, rude and misbehaves with customers.
        Written 12 December 2023
      • shaleenab2023
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great day out
        Certified dive to Cook Islands was amazing. Great boat ride out, awesome guides and a quick refresher on the scuba techniques. Loved the entire day and the bbq between dives. We will definitely do it again.
        Written 3 December 2023
      • 423shaynet
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Professional, Friendly and Knowledgeable
        The course was professionally run, the facilities were great, the trainers were knowledgeable and you really learned they key skills required. I had no prior diving experience before attending this course and as someone in my 60's, I was somewhat apprehensive about doing the course. I would highly recommend the crew at the Gold Coast Dive Centre to anyone who would like to take up Scuba Diving.
        Written 20 November 2023
      • JodieR311
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A nervous diver
        My husband I tried the scuba at Cook Island. Our instructor Mikel was excellent (funny and also patient). I panicked a bit once we got in but he calmed me down so we could try again and made sure we could enjoy the experience. Lots to see, turtles, fish, rays etc. The facilities and equipment were well maintained. We would definitely recommend the experience and will contemplate doing more courses with this company.
        Written 20 November 2023
      • 580jamillab
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Open Water Certification Course!
        I purchased the Open Water Dive Course (for two) as a gift to my brother for his 21st Birthday. Purchasing, booking and all correspondence from Groupon and GC Dive Centre was clear and easy. Day 1 we arrived at 6:45am to begin a day of theory and prac. There’s a canteen at the pool, but I wish I packed a few extra snacks as it was a longer day than anticipated; finishing at around 4:30pm! Day 2 & 3 we spent diving (Tweed River and Wave Break Island) and applying what we had learnt in the ocean. This was an amazing experience and has left both my brother and I eager to move forward with our new hobby and book some more dives now that we are officially certified! Overall, I cannot recommend this dive centre enough, but particularly the team and our instructors (Jonny, Joaquin, Helena & Diego). Everyone was seriously just so positive and patient. An excellent experience generally speaking but made even better by everyone that had a part to play during our 3 day course. A memory I hope to have for many more years to come. Thank you GCDC, cya soon! 👌🏼
        Written 14 November 2023
      • T1137BUmatthewh
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        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very disappointing - oversold, terrible, & unapologetic
        Went snorkeling at Wave Break Island. A complete waste of time, visibility was terrible. You obviously can't blame that on the company, but (1) given they are there every day I suspect they may have known in advance (but sold us on the experience anyway), & (2) they didn't seem particularly bothered by the fact it was woeful - I guess we'd already paid by then!! From what I saw I also suspect it isn't that great an experience even in good conditions. If you're looking for a good tropical snorkeling trip, from our experience, this is certainly not it.
        Written 6 October 2023
      • michaelwB4663MW
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Not to be missed
        The staff at Gold Coast Dive Centre were fantastic and the double dive at Cook Island was some of the best I’ve ever done. Clear water and amazing fish, sharks and the Green Turtles(of course). Numerous encounters with these gentle giants. Congratulations to Mikel and his crew for providing such a safe, enjoyable and relaxed experience. I’ll do it again when I’m next on the Gold Coast. Cheers, Michael.
        Written 22 June 2023
      • 976rodneyf
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Cook Island great experience
        great experience, nice and easy exit from the water with a staircase at the back of the boat, sausage sizzle in between dives, really hit the spot I will be diving with this company again.
        Written 7 May 2023
      • davidedL3763AL
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great learning experience at GCDC - safe, fun and resourceful!
        My partner and I attended the Open Water certification course and it was an absolute great experience! We've been welcomed by the staff who's been caring and mindful of details from the very beginning, making sure we complied with all the documentation needed and that we received all the necessary information before, during, and after the course. We've been trained during our 3 days course by Indo, a very experienced and resourceful instructor who made the whole experience safe but also fun! We've felt very confortable, safe and at ease during the preparation of the course and the dives, being able to express any doubt and to take our time to get confortable with all the skills. We've been taken to the pool after the theory on the first day, where we practiced all the skills needed for the dives and got used to the technical equipment in a more confortable environment. During the following 2 days we went for dives in the sea and at the river where we were lucky enough to spot some beautiful fish during the dives, stone fish, frog fish (!) and amazing barracudas! If it's true that the first dives might be scaring, GDC and Indo made us feel like there was someone with us making sure all the time that we were safe, learning and enjoy the beautiful dives! the direct but gradual, fun and clear approach of Indo has been the best way for us to get in touch with the diving world! 100% recommended!
        Written 29 March 2023
      • Kathryn C
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Phenomenal!
        Try SCUBA diving: Phenomenal experience! An exhilarating boat ride with Skipper Ruben and an amazing time with Mikel and Nacho as our guides! Very patient and encouraging and I felt safe in good hands. Saw so many beautiful schools of fish, coral and turtles! We felt so very lucky to get one on one guides today! I highly recommend it!
        Written 7 January 2023
      • 673jessb
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great staff great experience
        My partner and I did two dives at Cook Island on Sunday and loved it. Staff were all so fantastic, positive and helpful. We had a great guide, Nacho, who found us an awesome turtle to swim with! Would recommend.
        Written 17 November 2022
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      Maria Pasquina C
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2023 • Family
      To The owner, manager and staff of the Gold Coast Dive and Tour Centre,

      I would like to share my appreciation to such an incredible Snorkelling with Turtles adventure at Cooks Island.
      Your staff put safety first and guided my three daughters towards the important instructions when snorkelling with turtles in their nature surroundings.
      My daughters Norma, Blanca and Mahela were truly amazed at how close they got to the numerous sea creatures and it’s and experience they will cherish.
      They felt comfortable knowing that the staff were nearby at all times.
      Your staff were approachable, polite and helpful.
      The atmosphere they created was friendly and welcoming.

      Kind Regards

      Maria Cavasinni.
      Written 28 December 2023
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      Karl P
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Family
      Cook island was amazing.
      Emily and Diego were super nice .
      Though it was a bit disorganised at first at the shop once we got under rent was great.
      Written 21 January 2024
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      Guided Snorkel with Fish Tour at Cook Island Aquatic Reserve provided by Gold Coast Dive Centre

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