OceanQuest is an extremely comfortable vessel. Every cabin comes with its own private ensuite, a large dive deck area making it stress free for divers gearing up while offering a number of great locations to choose from over the duration of your trip. The vessel continually roams the Great Barrier Reef utilising a day vessel to transfer guests to and from the liveaboard. This type operation allows you to choose how many days, nights you’d like to spend on the Great Barrier Reef diving and snorkelling.
OceanQuest is a Cairns-based liveaboard Great Barrier Reef boat, which provides a range of multi-night trips, catering equally to snorkelers and scuba divers of all experience levels. OceanQuest can be easily accommodated into any itinerary, with daily access thanks to affiliated day boat operations. Cabin types (and prices) vary from a double and twin ensuite cabins.
What reef sites do you visit? A range of outer Great Barrier Reef locations, across various reefs including Norman, Saxon and Hastings Reef. Snorkeling and scuba diving equipment is included in the tour price, as is all meals during your stay, tea, coffee and fresh chilled water. The transfer boat departs Cairns around 8am. You will have two (2) dives on this boat, before transferring to OceanQuest at around 2.30pm. Time for an afternoon and night dive. The number of dives on offer depend on how many days you stay onboard. Our itineraries section highlights the number of dives per trip you choose. If you’re planning on staying longer then 1 night then you will have the opportunity to complete up to five dives on each before your departure day. On your last day you will be able to experience 3 dives before transferring back to the day boat around 3pm to return into Cairns around 4.30pm. You will need to bring your diving certification card, as well as towel, sunscreen, change of clothes and money for drinks. Small bags only, please pack light.
OceanQuest offers introductory as well as certified scuba diving. For those wanting to try an introductory dive, there’s no previous experience necessary and all equipment and tuition is included in the price. All introductory dives are guided. Certified divers dive in buddy pairs on OceanQuest and have the opportunity for night dives, as well as early morning dives. All equipment is included in the dive price. You will need to bring and show your certification card. There’s no solo diving. The maximum dive depth is usually around 25m, with the best diving in the first 15m. OceanQuest has 17 dive site moorings and will move around them throughout your stay, so you can explore different parts of the Outer Great Barrier Reef.
Personal experience – I can’t speak more highly of this vessel and dive trip. If it’s the little things you love in service then you’ll be pleasantly surprised onboard OceanQuest. Night dives offer a lot of excitement with resident reef sharks always to be seen during the dives while snorkelers get to get witness the action above from the safety of the dive deck platform. Fluro diving (using a UV torch) is unique to OceanQuest making for a rare and special diving experience on the Great Barrier Reef.
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