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This excursion will operate by catamaran. This tour is weather dependent and if access to the outer reef is not possible guests will visit the inner reef. Children under the age of six may not participate. Transfer time is around 2½ hours each way. The fare includes a fee which goes towards the management and protection of the reef. Participants must be in good physical condition. Snorkelling takes place directly from the vessel.  Please bring a towel, sunscreen and swimwear. There is a no smoking policy on the catamaran. The tour operates in all weather and cancellation is at the discretion of the Harbour Master. Those prone to seasickness should take the necessary precautions as the sea can get rough at times. Please remember to carry a credit card or local currency for any additional purchases. Before you book this excursion, you must refer to the ‘Activity Excursion’ and ‘Beach/Water Related’ related paragraphs under the ‘Guide to Symbols’ in this brochure.

Activity experiences: You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity experiences, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkeling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the experience you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of experience may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity experiences, you may be asked by the experience provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the experience provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended. Beach or water-related experiences: For any experience involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your experience. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water. Scuba diving: All guests wishing to participate in a certified dive tour must hold a PADI open water scuba certification or BSAC Ocean Diver certification. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate divers with either a PADI Junior Open Water or a PADI Scuba Dive rating due to the depth limitations imposed by these qualifications. In line with the recommendations by the sports-diving industry, we strongly recommend that divers undertake a refresher course if they have not been diving within the last six months. You must be aged 15 or over, carry your dive certification card with you and we recommend that you carry your diving log or proof that you’ve recently completed a refresher course. If you are a certified diver, but are unable to meet our requirements we recommend taking the Discover Scuba experience as an alternative. For Discover Scuba courses you don’t need any scuba experience but you must be 15 or over and be able to swim. You’ll also need to complete a medical/liability consent form before you go - but if you suffer from asthma, diabetes, heart problems or other medical conditions you won’t be able to take part. Please visit www.padi.com/padi/en/sd/whatsrequired.aspx for more information.

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