Famous Faces and Moments on Quicksilver
Port Douglas, a hideaway for film stars, rock legends, VIP's and backpackers alike for the past two decades, is now the world's worst kept secret. We have shown Presidents, Heads of State, Movie Stars and even Vampire Slayers from around the globe, the marvel that is the Great Barrier Reef.
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Low Isles - Where the Stars Come out to Play
Matthew McConaughey delighted the Quicksilver crew on Low Isles during his day on the Great Barrier Reef island yesterday.
The actor who was spending a private day on the island played Frisbee and chatted with the crew. Snorkelling safety officer, Aaron Neill, said Matt was amazed by the island and said “ It’s a beautiful island and I would love to live here”.
The Quicksilver crew were happy to share this piece of paradise with Matt.
US Presidential Visit
In three days that became the Greatest Show on Earth (certainly in the history of the little fishing village) former US President Bill Clinton placed Australia's most remote playground indelibly on the global map.
And of his trip with Quicksilver Mr Clinton said "I didn't want to get out of the water. I wish everybody could see that. It just took my breath away to see the variety of the corals on the reef. It was just amazing - one of the wonders of the world".
Sydney 2000 Olympic Torch Relay
In a world first, the Sydney 2000 Olympic torch travelled to the Great Barrier Reef on board Quicksilvers Wavepiercing vessel Quicksilver VIII and was underwater by . Marine Biologist, Wendy Craig-Duncan,
Wendy has worked with Quicksilver for nearly ten years, believes the globally televised dive facilitated the protection of the reef by raising awareness of the beauty of the world heritage-listed asset.
"The more people see of our beautiful reef, the more aware and appreciative they are of it, the easier it is to protect,"said Mrs Duncan.
On returning to the marina, the Wavepiercer was met by a flotilla of small craft, highlighting to the world the warm welcome the Olympic torch received from the residents of Port Douglas.