SCUBA Diving Available On Board
Powerplay endeavors to stop at the best dive destinations around the Whitsunday Islands and The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. She is fully equipped for Scuba Diving with onboard dive instructors to take beginners or certified divers. All dive gear is included in the dive prices and professional dive photos are available to buy on disk.
The powerplay has dive packages.
1 dive – $60.00
2 dives – $110.00
3 dives – $150.00 with a free Island T-Shirt
Dive Photos CD – $25
* Speed Matters
Come cruising and diving on the fastest and sleekest power catamaran in the Whitsundays – modern and air-conditioned for your comfort. Our speed enables a myriad of island stopovers and dives sites at the Whitsundays’ best destinations with our own liveaboard dive instructors. This turbo-charged vessel carves its way at speed allowing you to cover great distances quickly – allowing you to explore much, much more! The shallow draft allows us to nuzzle up to beaches so we can easily swim to shore. Experience lush islands in the world’s heritage-listed parks with amazing rainforests and their wildlife, flora, and ancient culture. You can look forward to the stunning Whitehaven Beach with its pure silica sand, crystal clear waters, and the amazing marine life in the vibrant underwater gardens of the Whitsundays – pure bliss!
* An Amazing Adventure
Powerplay is the ideal blend of action and relaxation – take a bushwalk, stroll along the most beautiful beaches, relax on the tramps soaking up some sun with a drink at hand, indulge in a good book, enjoy a game of cards or have a snooze as your vessel gently bobs at anchor in tranquility enjoying pristine inlets and bays… and then there’s the option of play! Impromptu gymnastics, volleyball, or cricket on the beach and some interesting ‘food challenges’ onboard, then indulge in the luxury of a warm spa with bubbles at sunset before watching a movie on our projection screen home theatre system in Powerplay’s large saloon.
There are many opportunities each day for adventuring in the underwater world. Power Play visits the best snorkeling and diving spots around the islands. Our liveaboard dive instructors can take both beginner and certified divers on some of the best-guided dives in the Great Barrier Reef. The Whitsundays is a diver’s paradise with over 100 chartered dive sites and an average water temperature of 25 degrees C all year. With all dive equipment at hand and unlimited air fills, you’ll effortlessly marvel in the wonderland of underwater gardens, abundant with marine life. First-time divers are smoothly introduced to diving by our qualified instructors who can take you to shallow beach entries. The boat itself offers a sensational platform to explore the water, so you are also welcome to dive straight from the back of the vessel. Experience firsthand what the Whitsundays is all about… sheltered coral reefs, challenging swim-throughs, massive coral structures, and overhangs with amazing fish tropical life, turtles, manta rays, and gropers. Many of the fish are tame and will swim right up to inspect you at the same time as you are in awe of them! Dives are subject to passing a dive medical questionnaire onboard).
Our talented crew captures hundreds of your holiday images each day while you snorkel and dive with our hi-tech underwater camera. Daily slide shows of these photos and films are an absolute highlight when viewed as a slide show on our home theatre screen each evening -magic moments, always entertaining and a DVD of these images at the end of the trip is a great way to share your adventure with family and friends.
* Fabulous Food
Feasting is also considered one of the favorite activities in Powerplay. You can look forward to delicious meals and nibbles throughout the day and enjoy dining under the stars during marvelous evening Aussie BBQs. You have fresh fruit available and we cater to all dietary requirements – vegetarian, allergies, gluten intolerant, just let us know. We are more than happy to help with special occasions like birthdays and anniversaries also. You will work up a huge appetite with all the action onboard! The expertise of our hosts will leave you amazed with the fresh feasts they provide for you while you socialize.
A typical menu…
Afternoon tea: Fresh tropical fruit served with Aussie Mud Cake – a choc-a-holy delight! All complemented with hot Tea or Coffee. Sunset nibblies: Freshly blended creamy dips with crunchy fresh vegetable strips and savory crackers.
Evening meal: Our Skipper’s famous ‘Powerplay Chicken Breast Fillets’, marinated in a secret blend of local herbs and exotic spices then Barbecued to perfection on our huge aft deck BBQ. Lashings of garlic bread, a salad platter of crisp local produce, and a delicious Caesar Salad. Our special Kan Ton style vermicelli, a Powerplay favorite!
Breakfast: Hot toasted muffins with melted butter and a huge range of spreads. (try our Aussie Vegemite!). Selection of cereals and tropical muesli to suit all tastes. Chilled fruit juices and your choice of tea or coffee.
Morning tea: Aussie Anzac biscuits and fresh fruit platter served with tea and coffee.Lunch: A superb smorgasbord of chicken and champagne ham accompanied by fresh garden salads served with lavash bread and fluffy rolls. (Don’t forget to try our mouthwatering selection of homemade spreads!)
Afternoon tea: A magnificent tropical fruit platter that looks as great as it tastes! The perfect welcome back aboard after your afternoon dive.Sunset nibblies: Sliced cabanossi and cubed cheese selection with crackers and crudites.
Evening meal: BBQ Aussie Style! Succulent choice rib fillet steaks and gourmet deli-style Italian sausages on our sizzling hot plate beneath the stars. Crunchy coleslaw and fresh salad platters with vinaigrette dressing. Our tasty Italian pasta with zesty tomato sauce served with steaming hot garlic bread…
Breakfast: Hot toasted raisin bread with melted butter and a huge range of spreads. Selection of cereals and tropical muesli to suit all tastes. Chilled fruit juices and your choice of tea or coffee.
* Meet New Friends
Powerplay is spacious with many areas for socializing. The saloon seats 16 people for dinner or you can dine alfresco at the aft cockpit table. All areas offer shade to shelter from the sun. Alternatively, the foredeck has two huge comfortable nets that provide a spacious lounging area for soaking up sunshine if you choose. Enjoy the spectacular views of the Whitsunday islands from the skipper’s view on the flybridge, where there is comfortable seating for 8 people upstairs. And don’t forget – there is the luxury of our 6-person heated Jacuzzi!
Step onboard and enjoy the world’s best scenery in comfort and style with an enthusiastic and friendly crew, fine food, and spacious accommodation. With 3 flat screen DVD players, an onboard computer for dive photos with a large screen and projector, and state-of-the-art surround sound. Distance is no object and there is less chance of being seasick on this luxury catamaran. No crowds, just comfort in air-conditioning… many guests say our 3-day holiday feels more like a week with the amount they fit in and enjoy. There is a lifetime of memories to be made – so come hang out with the fish on coral reefs, relax on the deck in our heated spa and watch the sunset over the water in the Whitsundays on Powerplay…
Air-conditioned double berths and private cabins are available.