Kiana Outer Reef Expedition 5 Days – 4 Nights (Relaxed/Adventure Diving)

from $2550 AUD

About your 5 Days - 4 Nights Outer Reef Expedition (Mainly running December - January)

Sail and Dive the remote areas of the Outer Great Barrier Reef. This exclusive trip is designed for experienced divers and will give you the opportunity to dive on the outer edge reefs that no other tours visit. You will be visiting pristine reef such as Bait Reef, Elizabeth Reef, Kennedy Reef, Seagull Reef, Net Reef and Wansfell Reef. These locations are practically untouched by man and display coral like you have never seen before, with colours so mesmerising, the memory will last you a lifetime.

This expedition is suitable for Certified divers only, however snorkellers are more than welcome on board and all snorkelling gear is provided.

All dives are included, with the opportunity for night diving in some locations. All divers are encouraged to bring their own gear on board however weight belts and some other equipment will be provided for you. Dive gear can be hired on board, please see the full list of inclusions and hire costs on the next page.

Highlights

  • Trip combines both Outer Great Barrier Reef with time around the Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and islands
  • Small numbers – Maximum 8 passengers and 3 crew
  • Mainly focused on Scuba Divers
  • Excellent Crew
  • Great atmosphere
  • Freshly prepared meals on board, including Kianas’ specialty – a lamb roast dinner that is cooked in our “Marine Hangi” (pronounced hungy) adapted New Zealand Maori method of cooking in an earth oven to operators own marine version

The Vessel

  • Kiana is a 16.4 metre Ketch sleeping to only 14 guests
  • Fully licensed bar and below decks fitted out for maximum comfort
  • Air-conditioning, large roomy saloon areas and comfortable cabins
  • The vessel has lots of room for gearing up to go diving deck side, snorkelling or relaxing in the sun
  • Large permanently shaded AFT deck

The Diving

The crew are all very qualified and professional to ensure you enjoy the best of both worlds, sailing and diving by day and great food and a relaxed atmosphere in the evenings.  Kiana is the only vessel in the Whitsundays offering you to experience scuba diving on the Outer Great Barrier Reef and sailing around the Whitsunday Group of Islands. Experience up to five certified dives.

Departures

Departs: Friday at 8.00am
Returns: Tuesday at 4:00pm

Updated Departures as at 17th March 2022:

APRIL  (26/4 – 30/4)

MAY  (27/5 – 31/5)

JUNE  (3/6 – 7/6)

JULY  (8/7 – 12/7) (15/7 – 19/7) (22/7 – 26/7) (29/7 – 2/8)

AUGUST (26/8 – 30/8)

SEPTEMBER (9/9 – 13/9)

OCTOBER (14/10 – 18/10)  (21/10 – 25/10) (28/10 – 1/11)

NOVEMBER (4/11- 8/11  (18/11 – 22/11)  (25/11 – 29/11)

**Special Coral Spawning trip (11/11 – 15/11) 

  • Shared singles = $3000
  • Share doubles = $6000
  • Private double/twin = $6600 per cabin.

DECEMBER (2/12 – 6/12)  (16/12 – 20/12)  (30/12 – 3/1)

JANUARY 2023 (13/1 – 17/1) (20/1 – 24/1) (27/1 – 31/1)


Inclusions

  • Full buffet style lunch
  • Reef Levy and Taxes
  • Dive Guides
  • All meals onboard Tea, coffee and chilled water
  • Towels
  • All snorkel equipment
  • Private Double / Twin Share Cabins
  • Share Double Cabins
  • Single Bunk Style
  • Wetsuits, Weight Belts, Tanks & Refills

Optional Extra's

Gear Hire

  • Reg, Alt & Gauges = $15/day
  • BCD = $10/day
  • Computer = $10/day
  • Torch/Tank Light = $10/day

PADI Advanced Course
For those who would like to do their PADI Advanced, this course will be available on board for $260. Please advise us at the time of booking if you would like to add on this service.


Pricing

Option Price
Private Double $2740
Private Twin $2640
Share Double $2550
Share Single $2550

Full Itinerary

With no set itinerary other than making sure you will be visiting pristine reef such as Bait Reef, Elizabeth Reef, Kennedy Reef, Seagull Reef, Net Reef and Wansfell Reef. These locations are practically untouched by man and display coral like you have never seen before, with colours so mesmerising, the memory will last you a lifetime.


FAQ

Dive in Australia honours operators individual Cancellation/Rescheduling/Refund Policies. Sailing tours are always dependent on the weather. If your trip is cancelled for any reason Dive in Australia will honour Sailing Whitsundays (Kiana) refund policy. Flexible refund policies are now in place based on the uncertainty of travel restrictions. Cancellations made within Kiana 5day/4night Expedition - Cancellations made within 30 days of departure for this trip only will result in complete forfeiture of the ticket price.
We understand that booking travel can be quite nerve-wracking in these uncertain times, that is why we have installed a flexible policy when it comes to cancellations made due to a covid lock down. If a guest needs to cancel due to a covid lockdown, and they advise us as soon as the lockdown occurs, then they will be eligible for an open dated ticket of the full amount paid. Open dated ticket requests must be sent through in writing and you may be asked to show proof of address at the time. If you are unable to travel due to contracting Covid 19 or are a close contact of a person with Covid 19, you may also be eligible for an open dated ticket. A cancellation request must be sent through in writing and we will need you to send proof of your positive test result.
Please Note: some medical conditions may prevent you diving and you will be required to complete a waiver and medical statement prior to the trip. If you have recently/continue to suffer from an illness or condition that may affect your dive fitness, or currently taking any prescription medication, you will need to consult a doctor for a 'fit to dive' medical certificate. Examples include but are not limited to; diagnosed asthma, brain/ spinal cord or nervous disorder, chest surgery, chronic bronchitis or sinus condition, lung problems, current cold, cough, flu, chest infection, diabetes, ear problems, epilepsy (unless you have a certification and trained buddy for this condition), fainting or seizures, heart problems, Tuberculosis, high or low blood pressure, any non over the counter medications including those for the treatment of anxiety and depression. (Exception of oral contraception). Special COVID-19 Information: The health and wellbeing of customers and staff are paramount. If any customers present to check-in with fever, coughing, sore throat, fatigue, or shortness of breath, you may be required to undergo a COVID-19 test prior to joining your trip.
All prices are per person in AUD and include GST (excluding administration fees). While most pricing is quoted at a per passenger rate, private cabins must be booked and paid for by the full cabin price. Passengers wanting sole use of a private cabin will need to pay the full cabin price, usually for 2 persons. All prices include professional skipper and crew, live-aboard accommodation, all meals, fresh linen and use of wet suits or stinger suits and snorkelling equipment.

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