Ca­lypso Reef Char­ters adds to its snorkel boat fleet

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REEF boat op­er­a­tor Ca­lypso has re­sponded to a grow­ing trend in its cus­tomer base for more ves­sels cater­ing only for snorkellers. ‘‘There has been a change in what visi­tors want with their ex­pe­ri­ence on the reef; more and more peo­ple opt­ing for a ded­i­cated snorkelling ves­sel,’’ said mar­ket­ing man­ager Eleanor Jones. ‘‘Many peo­ple have the per­cep­tion that dive and snorkel ves­sels are mainly geared to­wards divers, so hav­ing the op­tion of ev­ery­one snorkelling to­gether is more ap­peal­ing. Ca­lypso Reef Char­ters has def­i­nitely no­ticed this change.’’ Last week the com­pany’s new snorkel boat "Bub­bles" ar­rived in Port Dou­glas, the com­pany’s eighth cus­tom built ves­sel. ‘‘Cur­rently tak­ing 65 snorkellers to three sites at Opal Reef, ‘Bub­bles’ is al­ready be­com­ing a very pop­u­lar choice along with our Ca­lypso Snorkelling ves­sel. We now have 103 seats just for snorkellers on two boats.’’

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