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Welcome our News Site for the latest news about our wonderful Green Island experiences from Green Island and the Quicksilver Group. Clicking on the news items will take you to the News section of the Quicksilver Group Website.

Minke Swims with Silverswift Passengers

23rd May 2014:
Minke Whale - Photo Credit: Xavier Keir

A playful dwarf minke whale has delighted snorkellers and divers travelling with Cairns dive and snorkel vessel Silverswift yesterday. (more…)

Great Adventures Moore Reef Platform to get a Facelift

16th May 2014:
pontoon refit

Great Adventures has towed our 45 metre Moore Reef activity platform into Cairns for a major facelift.

Poseidon joining the Quicksilver Group!

24th Apr 2014:

The Quicksilver Group and Peter and Barbara Wright of Poseidon have entered into an agreement for the sale of the well known Poseidon diving & snorkelling business based in Port Douglas. Completion of the sale is expected to occur at the end of May 2014. (more…)

Green Island Ocean Swim set for 14 September

16th Mar 2014:
ocean swim

Great Adventures annual Green Island Ocean Swim is set for a big splash on Sunday 14 September! Swimmers of all ages will take on this unique Great Barrier Reef swim competing in 1.5km and 3km events.

Quicksilver Group Investing in the Future

25th Feb 2014:
Quicksilver Group Investing in the Future

The Quicksilver Group is investing in the future of tourism and the Region with an investment of over 1 million dollars in the refurbishment of vessels Quicksilver V and Ocean Spirit.

Quicksilver Group awarded Queensland’s Best!

6th Dec 2013:
Queensland Tourism Award

Celebrating Queensland’s tourism industry and achievements, the Quicksilver Group was again proudly recognised as the State’s Best “Major Tour and/or Transport Operator” for the second year in a row at the prestigious 2013 Queensland Tourism Awards, announced in Brisbane on 22 November. (more…)

Coral Spawning Phenomenon on the Great Barrier Reef

25th Nov 2013:
coral spawning dives

The ocean temperature was warm, and 4 nights after the full moon, when there was little tidal movement and the sun had set… Mother Nature’s conditions were just right for the annual phenomenon known as Coral Spawning on the Great Barrier Reef.

Turtley Terrific by Two

14th Nov 2013:
Baby Turtle Rescue

A small Hawkesbill turtle named Harry is helping to solve the mysteries of a turtle’s “missing years”, while Di the Green Sea turtle has set out on a new adventure and life at Low Isles after being released.

The Queens’s Commonwealth Games Baton visits the Great Barrier Reef

12th Nov 2013:
Queens Baton Great Barrier Reef

Great Adventures had the honor of hosting the Queen’s Baton to Green Island to showcase to the world the Great Barrier Reef, an icon of Australia. The Baton is on a 190,000 kilometre journey to 71 Nations and Territories that make up the Commonwealth Countries before arriving in Glasgow next year for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.


Dreaming of a Green Christmas

8th Nov 2013:
Xmas Island

I’m dreaming of a Green Christmas… A Green Island Christmas of course!
A sumptuous Christmas Day lunch on a tropical island on the Great Barrier Reef is certainly a special way to celebrate Christmas and you’re invited to join us on Green Island.


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