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Ocean Quest - 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard Cruise - Diving and Snorkelling

Destination: Norman, Saxon & Hastings Reefs
Duration: 3 Day / 2 Nights

Departs: Cairns Daily
Returns: Cairns Daily

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  • Ocean Quest - 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard Cruise - Diving and Snorkelling
  • Ocean Quest - 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard Cruise - Diving and Snorkelling
  • Ocean Quest - 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard Cruise - Diving and Snorkelling
  • Ocean Quest - 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard Cruise - Diving and Snorkelling
  • Ocean Quest - 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard Cruise - Diving and Snorkelling
  • Ocean Quest - 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard Cruise - Diving and Snorkelling
  • Ocean Quest - 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard Cruise - Diving and Snorkelling
  • Ocean Quest - 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard Cruise - Diving and Snorkelling
The Cruise

With daily liveaboard departures available, Ocean Quest offers the certified diver, snorkeller and first time diver (introductory diver) the most flexible of itineraries. The new Ocean Quest is a 35.7m catamaran with cabin configurations comprising of 1 quad share cabin (bunk beds), 18 twin share cabins (twin beds) and 4 double cabins (double bed) offering the capacity to sleep 48 passengers overnight on the reef in unrivalled comfort and luxury. All rooms have TV's and private en-suite facilities. There is a large saloon area on the wheelhouse deck with a bar where you can relax and kick back after a long day's diving. The main deck has a large dining room capable of comfortably seating 48 passengers.

The vessel has the option to choose from up to 17 permanent moorings on the Outer Barrier Reef (including Norman, Saxon & Hastings Reefs) that ensures minimal damage to the pristine coral formations by visitation being distributed evenly around the sites visited. Sites are chosen by the vessel's captain, taking into account prevailing weather and tidal conditions.  

The dive sites are frequented by a myriad 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 swim through, wall and drift dives will appeal to every level of diver experience. 

Snorkellers are most welcome onboard,  there is unlimited snorkelling available in and around the shallow reef locations as well as all snorkelling equipment and instruction included!  

Snorkellers and non licensed divers can choose to participate in dive instructor supervised 'Introductory Dives' on a either a per dive basis (booked and paid for onboard) or pre-booked as a package (Snorkelling + 5 Introductory Dive Package). Introductory Diving requires no previous experience but participants are obliged to fill out a medical statement prior to diving, as some medical conditions (such as asthma, epilepsy, diabetes & heart and lung disease) may preclude participants from diving. '
Dive & Snorkel Sites

  • Saxon Reef- a perfect introduction to the outer reef, hard corals, moray eels, lion-fish, Maori wrasse, beautiful coral gardens. Excellent shallow snorkelling over the bommie tops. Swim throughs and gullies are scattered throughout the reef.
  • Norman Reef - excellent visibility, Maori wrasse, moray eels, giant clams, anemones swim throughs. Great variety of fish life, pelagics, turtles, coral gardens, swim throughs, caves, giant clams.
  • Hastings Reef- a large, popular snorkelling and diving reef. Hard and soft corals, walls, swim throughs, turtles, stingrays. Over 13klms of reef edge and back reef sand floors to explore. Weather permitting, we never dive the same dive site more than twice.
Departures
  • Daily
Tour Includes 
  • Complentary coach transfers from Cairns City accommodation
  • 11 Dives (weather permitting) inlcuding 9 Day Dives & 2 Night Dives (Certified Divers)
  • Unlimited snorkelling with full gear & instruction 
  • 2 night’s accommodation onboard vessel in Double, Twin or Quad Share Cabin accommodation 
  • All meals whilst on board including tea, coffee & chilled water all day
  • Bed linen (please bring your own towels)
  • Quality dive equipment
  • Prescription masks if needed (deposit required)
  • Wetsuits & Stinger suits 

Rates - Valid 01st of April 2015 to 31st of March 2016

Rates - Certified Divers - Includes up to 11 Dives 

Your 3 Day / 2 Night Ocean Quest Liveaboard Excursion for Certified Divers includes all accommodation in either Private Double, Private Twin or Quad Share Cabin accommodation (all rooms have ensuite facilities, air-conditioning and in room televisions), all meals, dive briefings, up to 11 dives and full dive gear hire included in the rates!

  • Double Cabin - Private Ensuite AU$745.00 + AU$20.00 per person per day Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy Amount
  • Twin Share Cabin - Private Ensuite AU$705.00 + AU$20.00 per person per day Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy Amount
  • Quad Share Cabin - Ensuite  AU$645.00 + AU$20.00 per person per day Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy Amount
Rates - Certified Divers + PADI Advance Open Water Course
Your 3 Day / 2 Night Ocean Quest Liveaboard Excursion for PADI Advance Open Water Course participants includes all accommodation in either Private Double, Private Twin or Quad Share Cabin accommodation (all rooms have ensuite facilities, air-conditioning and in room televisions), all meals, dive briefings, up to 11 dives (6 Pleasure Dives + 5 Training Dives comprising of 2 Core Dives and 3 Elective Dives from the PADI Advance Training Program) and full dive gear hire included in the rates!

  • Double Cabin - Private Ensuite AU$905.00 + AU$20.00 per person per day Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy Amount
  • Twin Share Cabin - Private Ensuite AU$865.00 + AU$20.00 per person per day Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy Amount
Rates - Additional Days Onboard - Certified DiversUpgrade your stay to stay onboard Ocean Quest for additional days onboard. Additional Days Onboard rates for Certified Divers will include an additional Night Dive and up to 3 Day Dives. All meals, onboard accommodation and dive gear are included in the rates. 

  • Certified Divers - Double Cabin - Private Ensuite AU$200.00 + AU$20.00 per person per day Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy Amount
  • Certified Divers - Twin Share Cabin - Private Ensuite AU$180.00 + AU$20.00 per person per day Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy Amount
  • Certified Divers - Quad Share Cabin - Ensuite  AU$150.00 + AU$20.00 per person per day Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy Amount.     
Rates - SnorkellersYour 3 Day / 2 Night Ocean Quest Liveaboard Excursion for Snorkellers includes all accommodation in either Private Double, Private Twin or Quad Share Cabin accommodation (all rooms have ensuite facilities, air-conditioning and in room televisions), all meals, snorkell briefings with instruction with unlimited snorkelling, guidded snorkelling tours and full snorkelling gear!

  • Double Cabin - Private Ensuite AU$625.00 + AU$20.00 per person per day Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy Amount
  • Twin Share Cabin - Private Ensuite AU$585.00 + AU$20.00 per person per day Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy Amount
  • Quad Share Cabin - Ensuite  AU$525.00 + AU$20.00 per person per day Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy Amount
Rates - Snorkelling + 5 included Introductory Dive Package 
Your 3 Day / 2 Night Ocean Quest Liveaboard Excursion for Snorkellers includes all accommodation in either Private Double, Private Twin or Quad Share Cabin accommodation (all rooms have ensuite facilities, air-conditioning and in room televisions), all meals, snorkell briefings and instruction, unlimited snorkelling with guided snorkel tours, full gear hire included in the rates as well as 5 included Introductory Dives! Introductory Diving requires no previous experience but participants will be required to fill out a dive medical questionnaire (supplied onboard) to ensure that you have no medical problems that are contradictory to safe diving. Certain medical conditions may prevent you from diving, if you are uncertain about this, please enquire when you make your reservation.

  • Double Cabin - Private Ensuite AU$835.00 + AU$20.00 per person per day Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy Amount
  • Twin Share Cabin - Private Ensuite AU$795.00 + AU$20.00 per person per day Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy Amount
  • Quad Share Cabin - Ensuite  AU$735.00 + AU$20.00 per person per day Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy Amount
Rates - Additional Days Onboard - SnorkellersUpgrade your stay to stay onboard Ocean Quest for additional days onboard. Additional Days Onboard rates for Snorkellers will include meals, onboard accommodation, snorkelling equipment and guided snorkelling tours in the rates. 

  • Snorkellers - Double Cabin - Private Ensuite AU$150.00 + AU$20.00 per person per day Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy Amount
  • Snorkellers - Twin Share Cabin - Private Ensuite AU$130.00 + AU$20.00 per person per day Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy Amount
  • Snorkellers - Quad Share Cabin - Ensuite  AU$100.00 + AU$20.00 per person per day Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy Amount
Extras
  • Government Reef Tax, Port Charges & Administration Levy AU$20.00 per person per day
  • Guided Dives AU$15.00 per dive (8 divers to 1 guide)
  • Underwater cameras available for hire
  • Snacks, drinks & souvenirs available for purchase onboard vessel

Important Booking Notes: On making a reservation please use Comments Box in Booking Form to indicate whether you wish to book a Double Cabin with Private Ensuite,  Twin Cabin with Private Ensuite or Quad Share Cabin with Private Ensuite. 

As well as indicating if you are wanting to travel as a Certified Diver, Snorkeller, PADI Advance Course Participant or Introductory Dive Package participant. As well as offering any other important information you can think of to help ensure that you are well catered for onboard i.e. dietary requirments.


Terms & Conditions
Diving is available to Introductory Divers on successful completion of a Dive Medical Questionnaire. Some medical conditions or medications may prevent you from scuba diving unless a current Queensland Diving Medical Certificate can be shown to the Dive Instructor. For example: heart disease, asthma, epilepsy or diabetes can preclude safe diving.

Certified Divers will be asked to provide proof of their qualification in the form of a Dive License (C Card) or Divers Logbook to the Dive Instructor on the day. For assistance with lost cards, please contact us and we will endeavour to verify your diver rating prior to travelling. We reserve the right to refuse a Certified Dive to anyone who cannot prove their certification.

Deposit Non Refundable. 48 Hour 100% Cancellation Policy for tours cancelled 48 hours or less prior to departure or 'no shows' on the day of travel
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