DiveQuest on non-park day - anyone have experience?

So, as you might have noticed in a different thread, I’ve joined the Disney dark side of adding extras and throwing my money at them. I’ve read all the DiveQuest threads here. Has anyone done DiveQuest on a non-park day? Someone mentioned that you are escorted from guest services check-in to DiveQuest, but what about afterward? Could we slip in a meal at Coral Reef? Or maybe even somewhere else? Or do they escort you back out also? Anything anyone want to tell me about DiveQuest? Also, I have The book on my work desk at home. (Probably not the best idea) I don’t see anything on the tours. Might have missed it.

I don’t know what it is, I read about DiveQuest during early planning and it seemed silly expensive. Now it seems relatively cheap. Business students would probably call THAT the Disney Magic.


In my experience (three different tours) the guides maintain pretty tight control of their group. I don’t know if DiveQuest requires separate park admission but if it doesn’t you can bet you’ll be escorted right back to the exit at the end. They are careful to avoid leakage

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Is Dive Quest the tour that requires scuba certification?

If so, I haven’t done that one.

If it is the one that does not, just snorkeling, I’ve done that with DD. It was fantastic. To answer your question, yes, you had to have park entry (then not reservation, just a ticket). You meet the guides inside the park.

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Dive Quest is currently “not available.” But here’s the page of info: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/epcot/epcot-divequest/ .This is 3 hours. It says no park admission needed, you meet outside the main entrance, to the right. SCUBA certification is required. This is for ages 10 and up. 10-12 years need to be accompanied by a paying adult.

Epcot Seas - Aqua Tour is 2.5 hours. No park admission needed. No SCUBA certification needed. You do 30 minutes of snorkeling. This is for ages 8 and up. 8-11 years need to be accompanied by a paying adult.

Epcot Seas - Adventure Dolphins in Depth is 30 minutes. No park admission needed. No swimming, only waist-deep wading. This is for ages 13 and up. 13-17 years need to be accompanied by a paying adult.

I’m fairly certain you don’t need a park ticket for the DiveQuest. The Disney description says that if your friends and family want to watch you five, that they need a ticket. That implies that divers still don’t. I was just wondering how they handled non-park ticket people at the end of the tour.