Amazing experience! Passions of Paradise has a sailing catamaran, with plenty of places to chill and sunbathe, and a comfortable diving deck on the first level. We cruised to Milne Reef where we did our diving and snorkeling on the reef. We were the only boat out there, since most day tours go out to the other reefs! The staff was very friendly, welcoming and were always up for a chat. I did two certified dives with instructor Corinda, and she was absolutely amazing! All equipment was ready for us, and after her dive briefing we knew exactly what to expect. Corinda has a really good eye, and was able to show us the very small things, but also spotted a cowtail stingray, reef sharks, groupers, barracuda’s, eels, turtles, and so much more! I was booked in for only 1 dive, but decided to do the second one as well, and I’m very happy I did! I noticed the company is very passionate about the reef, and really do a lot to protect it. Their marine naturalist was on board to answer all our questions and did a (free!) presentation about the reef during the cruise back, which was super interesting! They are also part of the coral nurture program, and apparently they are carbon neutral as well.
The food on the boat was amazing as well. A crew member told me they have their own chef, so the food is freshly prepared and the lunch buffet is different every day!
I can 100% recommend diving (or snorkeling) with Passions of Paradise, they are a very good eco friendly option on the reef!