Deep Sea Divers Den vs Signature Collection by Gate 1 - Tour Companies Compared

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Rating Breakdown
Overall — 4.5
Value — 4.6
Guide — 4.6
Activities — 4.6
Lodging — 4.6
Transportation — 4.6
Meals — 4.6
Overall — 0
Value — 0.0
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Activities — 0.0
Lodging — 0.0
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Recent Reviews

amazing experience!!

5.0 May 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Me and my partner have done the open water course with Natalie and the advance with Lennert and it couldn’t have been better. Really good instructors and very nice people. In general all the crew is the best point of this company. Thank you for this amazing experience!!
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Tour Deep Sea Divers Den Company Reviews

Absolutely great day out.

5.0 April 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Went out on the Reef Quest boat and absolutely loved it. Couldn't have asked for better food or patience from the dive instructors as these were my 1st and 2nd dives ever. Absolutely great day out.

Tour Deep Sea Divers Den Company Reviews

I spent 3 days on Ocean Quest and had a great experience here!

5.0 April 2019
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  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I spent 3 days on Ocean Quest and had a great experience here! The boat is for both beginners and experienced people. I was the one with least experience, and there were people with 40 years experience - and everybody had a great time. The staff and guides were really great. All my guides diving were really great and helpful, and really made my diving better.
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Tour Deep Sea Divers Den Company Reviews

Tours 3 Trips 1 Trip
Average Trip Price Per Day $ 148 $ 0
Operator Type Mixed Land & Cruise Group Tour Operator
Size Local Specialist Global Operator
Trip Types
  • Group Tours
  • Small Ship & Expedition Cruises
  • Group Tours
Service Level Luxury Standard
Regions
  • Australia & Pacific
  • North America
  • Central America & Caribbean
  • South America
  • Australia & Pacific
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Middle East & North Africa
  • Europe
Known For
  • Scuba Diving
  • Adventure
  • 50+
  • Budget
Headquarters Cairns, Queensland, Australia Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
Year Established 1974 N/A
Solo Friendly N/A N/A
Tour Languages N/A N/A
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        About Deep Sea Divers Den

        Since 1974, Deep Sea Divers has been running tours to the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia.

        What Makes Them Stand Out?

        For snorkel and dive enthusiasts, Deep Sea Divers is an excellent tour company choice. they have numerous dive levels from beginner to advanced, and offer lessons. Daily reef outings are available as well as multi day cruise expeditions.

        Who Travels With Them?

        Divers and snorkelers from experienced to novice. While there is no age limit, diving can be a strenuous activity so it’s important to be physically fit. 

        Where Do They Operate?

        They operate their trips among the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia.

        Why Travel With Them?

        If you’re in the area visiting Queensland, a trip to see the Great Barrier Reef is essential, and a snorkel or dive trip is the perfect way to see this magnificent sight. Deep Sea Divers have been operating their trips since 1974, are focused in helping you have a safe and enjoyable dive experience. 

        About Signature Collection by Gate 1

        A unique collection of luxury trips designed by Gate 1 travel.

        What Makes Gate 1 Signature Collection Stand Out?

        These are luxury minded trips with a local focus. Guides are all local experts, from and living in the destination you’re visiting. Each itinerary features exclusive experiences. Groups are small and each day is full of activity but well balanced.

        They focus on offering only a select group of trips in this special collection - allowing them the freedom to create truly spectacular itineraries - which include more inclusions in the price than their other collections.

        The tagline is “More Luxury for Less”. These tours may not be in same luxury travel class if you’re used to Abercrombie & Kent, however where comfort and extravagance meets fun and busy travel days of sightseeing and tours, you’ll find Gate 1 Signature Collection.

        Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Gate 1 Signature Collection?

        Those travelers who are willing to spend a little bit more for a 4-5 star experience, will probably find a sweet spot with Gate 1 Signature tours. These trips tend to be attended by older travelers, in the 50+ range.  

        Don’t expect too much strenuous activity. You can expect easy paced walks, guided tours and lectures, and stops to explore interesting cultural sites and historical attractions.

        While some of these cultural experiences, included in their “Signature Experiences”, are truly unique, be wary that many of these inclusions are fairly standard offerings - such as a hot air balloon ride over the African savannah. So the luxury experience of exclusivity you may be expecting is to be taken with a grain of salt. These tours offer wonderful experiences - but the destinations or activities are not always particularly uncommon or rare.  

        Top Destinations

        They currently don’t offer an overly extensive list of countries, but tours do go all over the world. This includes Central Europe, Spain, and the UK, Israel, Jordan and Morocco, Peru, Southeast Asia, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.

        Gate 1 Signature Collection Travel Style

        Signature Collection tours with Gate 1 aim for comfort, ease, and unique cultural experiences. Like their other brands, Gate 1’s Signature Collection is about making sure your sightseeing is maximized, and the price is right for the experience.

        Most sightseeing, meals, wifi, tips, and their “Signature Experiences” are included in the itinerary price - unlike Gate 1’s main brand which offers less inclusions. This type of itinerary more helpful to budget travelers wishing to pick and choose which activities they would like to pay for. Gate 1 Signature Tours, however, are best suited to those who want more inclusions and less hassle to have to decide on how to spend their travel time.

        Why Choose a Tour with Gate 1 Signature Collection?

        If you’re an older traveler looking for a boutique, comfortable, and well paced tour, the Signature tours may suit you very well. Travelers love the customer service, attention to detail, and depth of knowledge the guides bring to each day on the tour. There is also a good balance of free time and optional additional sightseeing opportunities.

        All tours feature included “Signature Experiences” which are the main highlights that make the Signature Collection tours stand out from the other Gate 1 brands. These are unique excursions, usually with a strong cultural focus - such as an evening of Irish music in Galway, or a traditional dinner in the deserts of Morocco. They also often include lectures that explore a destinations history or a specific facet of the culture.

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