The cruise to and from the Hardy Reef Pontoon is all part of the experience. You'll travel on a high speed catamaran through spectacular islands and bays. At certain times of the year you will see migrating humpback whales, dolphins and possibly a cruising whaleshark.
Once you reach the pontoon at Hardy Reef lagoon there is undercover seating and tables, sun decks for topping up the tan, freshwater showers, change rooms and full access to the air conditioned comfort of our reef vessel. There are numerous ways to explore the reef, from the underwater viewing chamber, to the semi-submersible submarines, snorkelling and of course scuba diving with experienced diving instructors who will take into account your scuba diving experience when organising your dives.
Scuba diving is available as an extra for both certified divers and also those who would like to experience scuba diving for perhaps the first time on an introductory dive. All dives are guided by trained instructors due to the need to protect the fragile environment and so that you won't miss the best of the coral and marine life.
The pontoon is located on Hardy Reef at the Hook, Hardy and Line Reef Complex. If you've never been to the outer reef before you will be amazed at the calm reef waters even on blustery days and the way the coral rises from the water on low tides and then disappears completely on the high tide. The deep channels between the reefs are also spectacular and you can see the steep sides of the reefs disappearing into the depths as you cruise slowly by.