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Water Activities


Hideaway Island is a divers paradise.  Hideaway is a PADI five star training facility offering professional instruction in the calm, pristine water of our marine sanctuary.  Why scuba in a pool when you can learn to dive in our marine sanctuary?  We have it all….90 metre walls, 2 wrecks, coral reefs and a huge variety of tropical fish.  For more information, please click here.


When you’re staying at a marine sanctuary, the obvious attraction is the coral and tropical fish life. We provide our guests with free use of snorkeling equipment so that you can make the most of the wonders at your doorstep. Wander off the shore to hand feed thousands of ‘tame’ fish, or join our daily snorkel safari to the fringing reef where you can see a variety of coral and marine life  in 2-4m of water. Every day at noon our dive barge transports guests to the outer reef.  A dive guide will accompany you in the water, while the boat and driver remain at the site while you snorkel.


Underwater Post Office

Swim and snorkel a short distance from shore and post an underwater postcard to share your Hideaway experience with friends and family from our world famous underwater post office.

Glass Bottom Boat

Another option is to join one of our daily glass bottom boat trips around the surrounding reef.  This is a huge hit with swimmers and non-swimmers alike as they view the marine life through clear glass panels.

Kayaking/Pedal Boats

For those who’d rather rely on muscle power, we have ocean kayaks and pedal boats available free of charge for houseguest use.

Kite Surfing

The mainland beach opposite Hideaway Island has proven to be a very popular spot for kite surfers. The combination of brisk breezes, flat sandy beach and a beautiful location are difficult to beat. Please note that we do not hire out kite surfing equipment.


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