Yesterday I had the pleasure of doing a trip with Cruise Whitsunday out of Airlie Beach to Knuckle Reef, the reef is located 100km’s off the East Coast and getting there is by a 300 seater catamaran.
The cruise has about 40 staff on the boat to accommodate your every need, be it from making the wonderful lunch that is served on board, to taking you scuba diving either for a first timer, or even if you have dived before. If you just want to do your own thing, then you can put on a wet suite, goggles and go swimming at your own pace. There is even a photographer there who can capture your day from above as well as below the waterline.
The trip takes about 3 hours to get there as you stop at a couple of the islands on the way out to pick up people along the away.
But all in all its a great day out and one I would recommend doing.