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OCEAN QUEST

Ocean Quest

MINKE WHALE AND RIBBON REEF EXPLORER TRIP

4 Day/4 Night Liveaboard dive trip

Throughout June and July Ocean Quest will be running a special trip to the Ribbon Reef area in the Far North of the GBR (including the Cod Hole) following the Minke Whale migration. Only 36 passengers!! 16 dives.

 

Available dates:

Departing every Friday throughout June and July 2017

$300 off for the last 2 trips in June!!!. Contact us for details.

DAY One (Friday) - 4 dives

You’re journey starts here! Check-in at the dive shop at 08:00 to board the transfer vessel Sea Quest. We make our way to the Outer Barrier Reef where we will enjoy two dives on Norman Reef, before transferring to OceanQuest at approximately 14:30. 2 dives from Ocean Quest, then steaming overnight to the Ribbon Reefs.

 

DAY Two - 4 dives

Wake up to the sun rising over the Great Barrier Reef. We will enjoy four dives at various sites on the upper Ribbon Reefs, including the world famous Cod Hole. The Cod Hole is home to a family of large Potato Cod. Be surrounded by these intriguing and friendly creatures as you immerse yourself in their underwater habitat for a truly unforgettable experience. Four dives are included in today’s itinerary, including one night dive.

 

DAY Three - 4 dives*

We kick the weekend off with more diving and snorkelling opportunities throughout the Ribbon Reefs. Today you will have the opportunity to explore some of the most untouched areas of the Great Barrier Reef. We will also take part in an exploration dive. Four dives are included in today’s itinerary, including another night dive, when the reef will transform itself into a completely different setting with all new nocturnal marine life just waiting to meet you. This pristine and unique reef system, is an underwater playground teaming with marine life, a real natural wonder for you to explore and enjoy!

 

DAY Four - 4 dives*

Explore more of the Great Barrier Reef at various dive sites along the Ribbon Reefs over four incredible dives, including a dive at Steve’s Bommie, one of the most pristine dive sites that the Ribbon Reefs have to offer.. The reef locations that we visit are home to many tropical fish species and offer magnificent viewing of bright mesmerising coral less frequented by any other boats. On completion of our final night dive we will steam south towards Cairns.

 

DAY Five (Tuesday)

Wake up to your last morning on OceanQuest. After breakfast, you will be transferred back to your Cairns city accommodation at approximately 07:30. Please note, itinerary may vary slightly depending on weather conditions. During Minke Whale season, the dive schedule may be altered to enable as much in-water interaction with the whales as possible

 

This itinerary is meant as a guide only. All times and sequences are subject to change.

 

Equipment hire* is extra but the trip does include, air fills, bed linen, meals and accommodation whilst on board.

 

*BCD, regulator, dive computer, mask, snorkel, full foot fins, 5mm Short arm/leg wetsuit

 

The new OceanQuest is a 35.7m catamaran over three decks. She has 1 quad share, 18 twin share and 4 double rooms giving us the capacity to sleep 48 customers overnight on the reef in unrivalled comfort and luxury.

 

All rooms have en-suite facilities as well as TVís, bar fridges and internal phones. There is a large saloon 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.

 

Click here for a floor plan of Ocean Quest

 

Prices (per person)

Certified Diver
Twin share cabin $1,720
Double cabin $1,800
Snorkeler
Twin share cabin $1,630
Double cabin $1,710

Please note that Reef Taxes of $80 per person need to be added to the prices shown above. Equipment hire $160.

 
Advanced courses available on this trip. Only $190 extra.
 
 

The prices shown above include discounts off the RRP prices already.

A deposit is required at the time of booking, with the balance paid on the day of departure.

Please check availability with us before booking.

 

Please note, the above itinerary is a guide only, and the order of sites may change. The captain will always adapt the itinerary to the prevailing weather, tides and currents.

 

Meals may vary slightly depending on availability of seasonal fruit and vegetables. Please advise if you are a vegetarian, or have any other dietarty requirements and we will do our best to make sure we cater for you.

 

EXTRAS

Equipment hire $160 for full set.

REEF TAX, PORT AUTHORITY & FUEL AT $20 PER PERSON PER DAY (subject to change without notice).Fee includes: EMC $5, Fuel Levy $10, GST, Port and Administration Charges $5. Guided dives $15 per person per dive.


 


 

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