Ocean Quest - 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard

Starting from: $AU670.00

Tour Overview

  • Tour: 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard
  • Departure location: Cairns
  • Ideal for snorkelling & diving
  • Suitable for couples & families
  • Number of passengers: 48
  • Number of room: 4 double suites, 18 twin share and 1 quad share cabin
  • Reef locations (permit areas): Hastings, Saxon, Norman, Reef Hastings, Saxon, Norman, Reef
  • Number of reef sites visited: 2 sites a day
  • Day of departure: Daily
  • Duration: 8:00am departure daily – 4:30pm return daily
  • Vessel type and size: Motor catamaram / 36 meters with 3 levels

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Ocean Quest - 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard

Ocean Quest is a luxury 36 metre catamaran with daily departures via a fast transfer boat called Reef Quest. They can offer flexible itineraries from a single night stay to multiple nights where guests stay in a spacious accommodation featuring air conditioning, en-suite and television.

Ocean Quest offers 4 double suites, 18 twin share and 1 quad share cabin, over 3 decks. They have the capacity to carry and sleep 48 customers and most of the rooms offer ocean view. There is a large lounge area on the top deck with a bar where guests can relax after a long day of diving or snorkelling. The main deck has a large dining room capable of comfortably seating all 48 passengers.

They have 17 exclusive moorings on the Outer Great Barrier Reef located at Norman, Saxon and Hastings reefs. The captain chooses a different reef site every day according to weather conditions but it also ensures minimal environmental impact are done to the coral formations. The dive sites are frequented by tropical colourful fish, stingrays, sea turtles, friendly sharks and the popular Maori Wrasse.

On the first day passengers spend most of the day on Reef Quest where they can snorkel and dive. In the afternoon visitors are transferred to the liveaboard Ocean Quest for an extra dive and snorkel. Certified divers then complete a night dive from the liveaboard making the whole diving experience special and unique.

What's included in the main price

  • 3 day 2 night on a luxury 36 meters catamaran
  • All Diving equipment
  • All snorkelling equipment
  • Luxury accommodation with private bathroom
  • Air-conditioning facilities
  • Quality meals made fresh daily
  • Large lounge room & bar
  • Fresh chilled water
  • Tea & coffee during the day
  • 2 beautiful dive locations
  • Prescription Masksif needed
  • Bed Linen
  • Introductory dives (up to 10 day dives)
  • Certified dives (up to 9 day dives + 2 night dives)
  • Digital camera hire
  • Return coach transfer from Cairns & Port Douglas
  • Purchase of snacks & alcoholic beverages
  • Dive guide ($15 per dive)

Tour Itinerary

Time Description
07:30 - 08:15 Check-in at Reef Quest vessel located at C Finger, Cairns Marina
08:30 Boat departs Cairns Marina
Travel time is 1 hour & 30 minutes from Cairns on a fast stable motor catamaran
10:00 Boat arrives at the reef
Enjoy the day snorkelling and diving the reef from Reef Quest
14:30 Transfer to Ocean Quest liveaboard
19:30 Night dive for certified divers
DAY 2
07:00 Wake up for an early morning snorkel or dive
Enjoy the day snorkelling and diving the reef from Ocean Quest
19:30 Night dive for certified divers
DAY 3
07:00 Wake up for an early morning snorkel or dive
Enjoy the day snorkelling and diving the reef
14:30 Transfer to the daily vessel Reef Quest
16:30 Boat arrives back in Cairns
  • Please Note: Only a small bag is allowed onboard
  • Beach clothes and accessories such as swimmers, towel, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Extra cash or a credit card for any onboard purchases
  • Motion sickness tablet is recommended to take 30 minutes prior to boat departute
  • Dive card & log book for certified divers

Please Note:
All Divers: In accordance with Australian Diving law, ALL DIVERS must complete a medical questionnaire on board, before diving
Flying after Diving: If only one dive is undertaken then a minimum of 12 hours is recommended before flying. If more than one dive is conducted in the day, an interval of 24 hours is recommended
Introductory Divers - NOTE: Certain medical conditions may prevent you from diving, (e.g. Asthma, Heart Disease), please contact our office. Min. age to dive is 12 years.

Tour Prices

Rates & Tariffs

Season: 2018 - 2019 Rates Dates: 1st April 2018 - 31st March 2019 Action
Double Cabin (Snorkellers) $710.00 per adult
$710.00 per child
Twin Cabin (Snorkellers) $670.00 per adult
$670.00 per child
Double Cabin (Certified Divers - 9 Day Dives + 2 Night Dives) $830.00 per adult
$830.00 per child
Twin Cabin (Certified Divers - 9 Day Dives + 2 Night Dives) $790.00 per adult
$790.00 per child
Double Cabin (Introductory Divers - 8 Day Dives) $920.00 per adult
$920.00 per child
Twin Cabin (Introductory Divers - 8 Day Dives) $880.00 per adult
$880.00 per child

Age: Adult age: 15 yrs + / Child age: 4-14 years inclusive.
Reef Tax: $20.00 per day is levied for all adults and children entering the Great Barrier Reef. This charge and other levies are INCLUDED in the cruise fares.

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Ocean Quest - 2 Day / 1 Night Liveaboard

Ocean Quest is a luxury 36 meter catamaran offering 4 double suites, 18 twin share and 1 quad share cabin. They have the capacity to sleep 48 customers overnight and they can visit 17 exclusive moorings on the Outer Great Barrier Reef.

  • Up to 5 intro day dives
  • Up to 6 day cert dives + 1 night dive
  • Quality meals made fresh daily

Booking fees: Tourism Cairns do not charge any booking fees.

Deposit and final payment: At Tourism Cairns clients are required to pay a deposit only at the time of booking. Final payment is to be completed 48 hours prior to departure or on the day of travel, depending on each tour operator's policy.

Cancellation by the traveller: If the tour is cancelled by the client up to 7 days prior to departure, a full refund is applicable. If the tour is cancelled by the client 7 days prior to departure, the deposit amount might be retained. If the tour is cancelled by the client 48 hours prior to departure, 100% cancellation fee may apply.

Booking amendments: If the date of a tour needs to be changed, Tourism Cairns must be notified in writing by the client up to 48 hours prior to the tour date.

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