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Turtle Spectacular

Turtle Spectacular
  • Diving with Green Turtles close to Raine Island
  • Visit seldom dived reef sites including Black Rock
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Turtle Spectacular - Far Northern Reefs

28 November - 5 December 2015

Explore the best of the far northern Great Barrier Reef which includes the Torres Straits, Cod Hole and the reef's around Raine Island.  Raine Island is the world's largest green turtle population and is one of the best dive sites for spotting turtles and sharks too.  This 7 day itinerary with unlimited diving, Torres Straits and the HMS Pandora dive site.  Options for further travel vary.  Daily scheduled flights from Horn Island to Cairns are available and should be arranged by the individual.

7 Night Far Northern Reefs Turtle Spectacular includes:

  • Diving with green turtles close to Raine Island
  • Visit seldom dived reef sites including Black Rocks and Tijou Reefs
  • HMS Pandora dive site
  • World famous Cod Hole
  • Ribbon Reefs
  • Visit Thursday Island
  • All dives over 100 miles north of Cairns

Dive sites include:

  • Tijiou, Bligh, Mantis, Black Rock and The Detached Reefs
  • Cod Hole
  • Snake Pit
  • Moulter Cay
  • Raine Island (Island not accessible to the public as it is nesting site for green turtles)

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS:

  • Premium Cabin: Double or Queen bed, private bathroom and ocean views
  • Standard Cabin: Two single beds, private bathroom and ocean views (mid vessel)
  • Club Cabin: Two single bunk beds, private bathroom (mid vessel, less motion)
  • Budget Cabin: Two single bunk beds, shared bathroom facilities (front of vessel)

Scuba Diving Experience: Novice to Advanced divers

Departs: Saturday, 28 November 2015, 06.30am - Trinity Wharf, Cairns

Returns: Saturday, 5 December 2015, 08.00am - Trinity Wharf, Cairns

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Flying After Diving - the surface interval between the last dive completed at 5pm and flying at 9.30am is 16.5 hours, which exceeds the DAN minimum requirement of 12 hours. An additional safety feature is that Skytrans flys below 1000ft, weather permitting.
  • Depth guidelines are based on the diver’s experience and industry standards. The maximum recommended depth for divers with appropriate experience is 40 metres (132ft). Dives in excess of 40 metres (132ft) to a maximum of 50 metres (165ft) can only be undertaken by divers with a minimum experience of 100 dives with 25 deeper than 30 metres (100ft) including one to a depth within 3 metres of dive being undertaken.
  • Luggage: 25kg / 55lbs, max weight of any bag. On Fly/Dive itineraries: 25kg / 55lbs, allowance per person plus 3kg / 5.5lbs carry-on allowance, OR 10kg / 22lbs - for professional photo / video housed system. You can leave items in excess at Mike Ball office.
  • All itinerary details are subject to change, specific marine life cannot be guaranteed.

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