OceanQuest – Liveaboard Trips (Weekends Only)

from $665 AUD

Liveaboard Trip - Cairns

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 operates weekend trips, catering equally to snorkelers and scuba divers of all experience levels.

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.  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.


  • Cairns liveaboard dive trips to the Great Barrier Reef
  • Saturday/Sunday (Weekends Only)
  • Snorkelers, introductory and certified divers
  • Fluoro Diving – (Using UV lights to create a florescence of colours at night)

Diving Details

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.


  • Visit three outer reef locations
  • 8 Certified Dives/multiple snorkel sessions
  • Snorkelling (included for all passengers)
  • Snorkelling and scuba equipment, including dive computer and air fills, with full tuition
  • All meals on board, plus chilled drinking water, tea and coffee
  • 4 Private/ 18 Twin Share Cabins all with Ensuites4


  • Introductory dive package
  • Extra dives (subject to availability)
  • Fluoro Diving – $50.00
  • PADI Nitrox Dive Course


Option Price
Adult - Certified Diver (Double Cabin -2 Day 1 Night) $770
Adult - Certified Diver (Twin/Share Cabin - 2 Day 1 Night) $730
Adult - Snorkeler (Double Cabin - 2 Day 1 Night) $695
Adult - Snorkeler (Twin/Share Cabin - 2 Day 1 Night) $665

Full Itinerary

Departure/Return Location
Cruise Liner terminal, Trinity Wharf

Departs Friday 6pm, returns Sunday 4.30pm (approx)

Dive sites
Norman Reef / Saxon Reef / Hastings Reef


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