OceanQuest

Liveaboard Trip

  • Up to 48 passengers
  • Stay on the Great Barrier Reef
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OceanQuest Info

OCEANQUEST

Imagine yourself waking up and watching the sun rise over the Great Barrier Reef.

This is exactly what you can experience by staying overnight onboard a liveaboard vessel Ocean Quest.

Ocean Quest provides a spacious and comfortable home away from home on the Great Barrier Reef offering a truly unique experience for all travellers, whatever your budget!


The Vessel:

OceanQuest is a 36 metre catamaran over 3 decks with the capacity to sleep 48 customers overnight.

There is a large lounge area on the wheelhouse deck with a bar where you can relax and kick back after a long days diving. The main deck has a large dining room capable of comfortably seating 48 passengers.


Cabins:

  • 4 x Double bed Staterooms with ocean views
  • 18 x Twin share 2x single beds. Ocean views (with the exception of 3 cabins)
  • 1 x Multishare 4x single beds

All cabins feature:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Private en-suite bathroom
  • TV
  • Australian electricity outlets

Inclusions:

  • Dive Equipment - BCD, regulator, dive computer, mask, snorkel, full foot fins, 5mm short arm/leg wetsuit
  • Air Fills
  • Bed Linen
  • Meals
  • Fresh water / Tea & Coffee
  • Cairns City Transfers

Extras costs, available on board:

  • Snacks (chocolate/chips etc)
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Dive Guide ($15 per dive)
  • Introductory Dive
  • Underwater Camera

Dive Sites:

With 17 exclusive moorings on the Outer Great Barrier Reef at Norman, Saxon and Hastings reefs.

The dive sites are frequented by myriads of tropical and Palegic Fish, Rays, Turtles, Reef Sharks and the ever popular diver friendly Maori Wrasse. There are swim throughs, wall and drift dives that will appeal to every level of diver experience.

The dive sites are chosen on a daily basis by the vessel Captains for the best variety and visibility according to the weather conditions.


Itinerary:

Day One - 4 Dives

  • 7.45am pick up from your Cairns city accommodation
  • 8.00am Board a fast modern transfer boat for 90 minute transfer to Outer Barrier Reef
  • Equipment selection
  • 2 dives before transferring to your Liveaboard at 2.30pm
  • Afternoon dive and night dive
  • Lunch and dinner

Day Two - 4 Dives

  • Three day dives
  • One night dive
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Departure Day - 3 Dives

  • Breakfast and lunch is included
  • 3.00pm Depart Outer Barrier Reef
  • Return to your accommodation approx. 5pm

What to bring:

  • Hat, Towel, Swimsuit, Sunscreen, Sunglasses
  • Certified divers please bring C-cards & log books.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Itinerary is a guide only. All times and sequences are subject to change, indicated number of dives is a maximum (may be subject to weather/safety conditions)
  • Flying and altitude after diving:
    - Deep Sea Divers Den recommends waiting a minimum 24 hours whenever possible.
    - These are guidelines only, there is no guarantee that these recommendations will prevent decompression sickness.
    - Altitude is 300m/1000ft above sea level.
    This includes going to the Atherton Tablelands, so be careful when you are booking tours to follow your dive trip.
    - Under normal circumstances, you should be out of the water on your last dive at 12pm (midday), this should help with organising any travel plans you have after your dive trip.
  • Introductory Diving:
    - If you are doing an introductory dive you will be asked to fill out and sign the following form: Cairns Introductory Diver Form (275KB)
    - If you answer YES to any questions further medical clearance may be required. This must be arranged prior to day of departure.
  • - If you have a medical question, please feel free to contact Cairns 24 Hour Medical Centre, Cnr Grafton & Florence Streets, Cairns - Phone 07 4052 1119
  • Certified Divers:
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    If you are a certified diver you will be asked to fill out and sign an Advice to Divers Form.
    - Medical Standards differ from country to country, certain medication / medical conditions may preclude you from diving in Australia.
    - If you answer Yes to any of the questions below, further medical clearance may be required. (This must be organised at least the day before your trip start date). In some circumstances you may be able to dive, with a certified professional (Dive Guide), at an additional cost.


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