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Deep Reefs Exploratory Expedition

7 Night Deep Reefs Exploratory Expedition
  • Departing 14 January for 7 nights
  • 5 full days diving in the Coral Sea
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Deep Reefs Exploratory Expedition - The Untapped Depths

Departing 14 January for 7 nights.  An exploratory expedition into the untapped depths of the Coral Sea, diving the plummeting walls of Holmes, Bougainville and Osprey Reefs. Included is a rare Nautilus catch and release dive. Your hosts: Professor Simon Mitchell and Captain Trevor Jackson of the ‘Centaur’ fame.

7 Night Deep Reefs Exploratory Expedition featuring:

  • 5 full days diving in the Coral Sea
  • Sheer walls with 1,000m drop offs and huge soft corals
  • Drift dive with reef sharks at North Horn
  • Outstanding marine life biodiversity
  • A rare Nautilus catch and release dive
  • Night time seminars on hyperbaric medicine and deep diving adventures
  • Superior vessel stability in adverse weather conditions.

Dive sites include:

  • Holmes Reef - Coral Sea
  • Bougainville Reef - Coral Sea
  • Osprey Reef - Coral Sea
  • North Horn - Coral Sea
  • Admiralty Anchor - Coral Sea
  • False Entrance - Coral Sea
  • Deep Sea Arcade - Coral Sea
  • Andy's Postcard - Ribbon Reefs
  • Steve's Bommie - Ribbon Reefs


  • 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: Advanced Divers

Departs: Thursday, 6:00pm - Trinity Wharf, Cairns

Returns: Thursday, 8:00am - Trinity Wharf, Cairns


  • 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 flies 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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