OceanQuest Liveaboard Trip

Duration | 2 Days 1 Night | 3 Days 2 Night | 4 Days 3 Night
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Wake up to watch the sun rise over the Great Barrier Reef. This is exactly what you will experience when staying overnight on-board our liveaboard vessel OceanQuest. With daily departures via our fast transfer vessel SeaQuest, we can offer flexible itineraries from a single night stay to multiple nights on The Great Barrier Reef.

The Vessel
OceanQuest is a 36 metre catamaran over 3 decks with the capacity to sleep 48 customers overnight.

There are 18 Twin Cabins with two single beds and 4 Double Cabins that have a double bed, all cabins are equipped with air conditioning, and en-suite bathroom facilities. OceanQuest provides a spacious and comfortable ‘home away from home’ on The Great Barrier Reef, offering a truly unique experience for all divers and snorkelers wanting to explore this pristine underwater playground. 

What's included

  • SCUBA & Snorkel equipment
  • Wetsuits, dive computer
  • Air fills
  • Fresh chilled water
  • Tea & coffee
  • All meals onboard
  • Prescription masks

First Day 

7.30 - 8.00am | Accommodation Pick-up
Deep Sea Divers Den will provide a shuttle from your Cairns' City accommodation, pick up is between 07:30 and08:00

8.10am | Dive Centre Check In
Arrive at the Deep Sea Dive Centre in Cairns to finalise any paperwork and arrange storage for any excess luggage.

8.30am | Boarding & Departure 
Arrive at Cairns Marlin Marina where our transfer vessel SeaQuest awaits to take you away to your snorkelling/diving adventure. 

10.00am | Arrive at the Great Barrier Reef
Arrive at first destination on the reef. Once at the reef is time to gear up and explore the hidden wonders that make it the Great Barrier Reef.

12.30 | Lunch
Lunch is provided on board with something for everyone. A delicious tropical buffet with your choice of salads, cold meats and fruit.Complimentary Tea, Coffee and Water is also available

3.00pm | Transfer to OceanQuest
In the afternoon it is time for another reef location and more exploration before we transfer to our Liveaboard vessel OceanQuest. After settling in on-board there is the chance to hit the water again in the afternoon before taking some time to relax and chill.

7.00pm | Dinner on OceanQuest
inner is served at 7pm and is freshly prepared on board by one of our wonderful chefs.

Then it is time to find out what goes bump in the night on the Great Barrier Reef. Our Certified Divers have the opportunity to do a Night dive and our snorkelers get to experience our "Sharks in the Dark" program

Time now to relax and maybe trade "fish stories" with the other guests. The bar is open until 10:30pm but make sure you get a good nights sleep as the Reef awaits you in the morning!

Days on OceanQuest 

Wake up to the Sunrise on the Reef and get ready to witness the "changing of the guard" on your first dive of the day. The early morning dive gives the opportunity to witness the night patrol going to bed and the daylight critters coming out to play. Well worth the early wake up call!

Buffet style breakfast  prepared by our on board chef.

After Breakfast there are two more dive/snorkel opportunities

12.30 | Lunch
Lunch is a buffet freshly prepared each day by one of our wonderful chefs. 

Time in the afternoon for some relaxing as well as your fourth dive of the day. 

7.00pm | Dinner 
Once again prepared for you by our rock star chef of the day

What will we see tonight? Time to jump in for the Night Dive and find out or maybe even try a Fluoro Dive!

Time to chill and contemplate what an awesome day it has been before bedtime so we can do it all again tomorrow.

Day of Departure

Make the most of your final day on the Reef with the Early Morning Dive.

Buffet style breakfast  prepared by our on board chef.

After breakfast it is the last of your scuba adventures and time to pack up and get ready to sadly farewell your OceanQuest family until the next time.

12.30 | Lunch
Lunch is a buffet freshly prepared each day by one of our wonderful chefs. 

3.00pm Transfer to SeaQuest
Tansfer to SeaQuest for the 90min trip back to the Cairns Marlin Marina

4.30 arrive in Cairns
Once back into Cairns we will return to the Divers Den facility to collect any luggage and then arrange to have you transferred to your City Accommodation

Snorkelling aboard OceanQuest

Snorkelling is the easiest way to discover the Great Barrier Reef, it is as simple as breathing. If you have never snorkelled before, don't worry, a briefing is held on board, explaining how to put on and use the snorkelling gear. All of the snorkelling equipment you will require is supplied as part of your trip, including a wetsuit or stinger suit. Prescription masks are also available upon request.

Introductory Diving
Introductory diving is a great way to experience the exhilaration of diving without taking a full PADI Open Water Course. The PADI Discover SCUBA is a non certification program. During your cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef our experienced SCUBA Instructors will clearly guide you through all the skills involved. The briefing covers all the procedures that will make your day not only safe but an unforgettable experience. You can pre-book a package of 5 Intro Dives on OceanQuest and subject to availability and trip duration you may be able to add more once on board.

Certified Diving
Experience the Great Barrier Reef Diving the best way - on a Liveaboard. Our daily departures and flexible trips make this the easiest way to log some serious bottom time in with more than 1,000 different species of fish and many more creatures. Each full day on the Liveaboard offer you a chance to do up to 5 dives. From an early morning dive getting to watch the reef 'wake up' through to the exhilaration of splashing after dark and seeing some of the nocturnal critters. We also offer the chance to participate in a Fluoro Dive. New in 2017 - Nitrox fills and Courses available.

Fluoro Diving 
This spectacular dive extravaganza brings the reef to life with a range of amazing colours. Bio Fluorescent Diving is available exclusively to Deep Sea Divers Den on board OceanQuest for only $50 per dive, including specialist torches and mask filters which create amazing fluorescent underwater landscapes. Fluoro Diving offers a truly unique and magical experience on the Great Barrier Reef!

Reef Locations
Norman / Saxon / Hastings Reef Cairns' Outer Reefs, The Great Barrier Reef   

Up to 5 dives a day, (4 day, 1 Night)

Ages for diving
Divers under 18 years will need to dive with a buddy. If the adults are not divers OceanQuest only charge $15 for a dive buddy.

Check-in Time & Location

07:30 - 08:00 inside Port Douglas Reef Marina. Pick-Up and Drop-Off available for all Cairns city accommodation.

Flying and altitude after diving
We recommend waiting a minimum 24 hours befor flying.

Scuba Diving Medical Forms
If you are SCUBA diving you will be asked to fill out and sign a Medical Form.
Medical Standards differ from country to country, certain medication / medical conditions may preclude you from diving in Australia.





Laura Turner

It was a lot of fun.

Divers Den is located at 319 Draper St, Parramatta Park QLD 487