At ABC, the day starts and ends with our trip. We don’t own multiple boats, we are not owned by a multi national and we don’t have a human resources department. We have always been, and remain, a small dedicated operator focused on providing you with exceptional customer service and a fun day. Our hand picked staff are our most valuable resource and they work hard to ensure that your day on the Great Barrier Reef is a special part of your holiday.
ABC Dive & Snorkel evolved from Jay Wink’s private Port Douglas Dive Guide Services. After his own personal working experience of the mass marketing of tourism boats in Cairns and Port Douglas, Jay wanted to offer a uniquely, more personal alternative to these prevailing large tour boat operations. This fundamental desire for setting up a small in fact a tiny boutique reef operation in Port Douglas. We are proud to be able to take and guide just a tiny group of divers or and and snorkelers to the outer Great Barrier Reef. It was realised early on with our first boat “Sweetlips” that small was best and we have continued in the extremly small group idea to our newer, faster and more luxurious boat “Independence 1”.
ABC’s own luxury dive vessel ‘INDEPENDENCE 1’ is the only Port Douglas dive charter boat with its own in-house crew visiting the outer reef on a daily basis and is available for private day or extended charters.
ABC Dive & Snorkel Port Douglas’ private boat ‘INDEPENDENCE’ is licensed to carry a maximum of 25 persons and fully equipped with the latest safety equipment, a fast tender, dive compressor and quality dive and snorkel equipment, amazing amenities to make your day enjoyable. INDEPENDENCE is 16m long and 5m wide. Our luxury charter boat has a comfortable cruising speed of 22 knots and a maximum in excess of 30 knots. Its shallow draft enables it to access lagoon reef sites not visited by other, bigger boats.