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Cabins
23
Length / Width
36 m / 13 m
Year built / renovated
1988  / 2017
Rental equip.
YES ($)
Internet
NO
Nitrox
YES ($)

Highlights

  • Liveaboard diving trips to the Outer Great Barrier Reef 365 days of the year!
  • Trips can range for 1 night or more, no limit on maximum stays
  • Cairns (17 exclusive sites on outer reefs Norman, Saxon, and Hastings)
  • Experience the Great Barrier Reef at night with fluoro night diving
  • ​The dwarf minke whale expeditions run through June and July
  • The first few dives will be done from a daily boat (Sea Quest) and in the afternoon at around 14:30 you will be transferred to the Ocean Quest which stays on the outer reef
  • Snorkelers, certified and introductory divers
  • Spacious boat, all cabins come with ensuite bathroom and toilet
  • Nitrox available
  • Junior courses - from age 12 years (changing to 10 shortly)

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24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

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Payment terms

  • 25% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 75% (balance) is due 44 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 10% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 30 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 30 days prior to arrival

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Description

JOIN US FOR THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME, DIVING THE MAGNIFICENT OUTER BARRIER REEF WITH oceanquest

Wake up and watch the sun rise over the Great Barrier Reef. This is exactly what you will experience when staying overnight on-board our luxurious liveaboard vessel OceanQuest!  

OceanQuest is one of the leading Cairns liveaboards, With daily departures via our fast transfer vessel, we can offer flexible itineraries from a single night stay to multiple nights on The Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy up to 5 dives a day on a selection of the 17 exclusive reef sites on Norman, Saxon and Hastings reefs.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

OceanQuest Year built 1988/Renovated 2017, has 23 cabins, each with en-suite bathrooms, TV and air-conditioning. Split over 3 decks, there is plenty of space for relaxation in the air-conditioned lounge and bar area, dining room and sun decks.

Aboard the Ocean Quest Liveaboard Divers have the option to experience The Great Barrier Reef at night in a whole new way with Fluoro Night Diving This spectacular dive extravaganza uses specialist torches and mask filters to bring the reef to life in a range of amazing fluorescent colours. Fluoro Diving offers a truly unique and magical experience on the Great Barrier Reef!

When the sun goes down there’s another treat in store, as we jump in for a dive with one of the reef’s most amazing residents – the shark! Our nightly sharks in the dark experience is included in the cost of your liveaboard and is sure to impress even the most experienced of divers.

spend your surface intervals on our LARGE LOUNGE DECK. Here YOU CAN RELAX, EXCHANGE STORIES AND PHOTOS WITH YOUR DIVE BUDDIES, READ A BOOK OR SIMPLY TAKE A SIESTA while you top up your tan.

Onboard OceanQuest you’ll also find our well stocked bar area. Refurbished in 2017, this offers a comfy place to relax and chill out after an amazing day of diving.

Between our sun decks, your large cabins, the dining area and our bar there is plenty of room for everyone to relax, meaning the vessel never feels crowded even when fully booked.

All meals are included while onboard, however, please note that alcoholic beverages and addition snacks such as crisps/chips and cookies must be paid for.

Sides like vegetables, salads, pasta, rice and potatoes.

MENU, CUISINE TYPE...

Food is taken seriously on Cairns' Ocean Quest, with both breakfast and lunch being served buffet style. Breakfast consists of bacon, sausages, eggs, breads and cereals. Dinner is served to you at the table, with second servings available. Don’t worry you’ll get dessert too – this is served after your night dive. Lunch and dinner normally consist of a meat or seafood main course with Sides like vegetables pasta, rice and potatoes. What is served depends on what our chef has dreamed up that day, but whatever it is it’s sure to be delicious!

Chef's check on arrival if guests have any dietary requirements such as vegetarian, gluten Free, and can cater to such needs. However we do recommend letting us know in advance for ease of ordering food. (OceanQuest cannot cater to Vegans, only vegetarians. Vegetarian is the best They can really do in the middle of the ocean with 48 passengers. Please bring extra snacks for in between meal options.)

How to get there

You will be picked up from your Cairns hotel at approximately 07:45 hrs. Departures from Cairns are daily, with speedboat SeaQuest where you will select your equipment and do a couple dives before transferring to the liveaboard Ocean Quest at approx. 14:30 on arrival day

Cabins

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Twin Cabin with En-Suite

There are 18 twin bed cabins - 14 on the main deck, 1 on the upper deck and 3 on the lower deck All the cabins have: Air-conditioning En-suite bathroom with hot water shower Hand basin and towels Personal TV and music system Cabinet, mirror and shelves Reading lamp Bedding 24-hour, 240v electricity supply Fire warning system Fire extinguisher and life jackets

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  • Size:  8 m²
  • Beds:  2 Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Double Cabin with En-suite

4 Queen-sized double bed cabins - 1 on the upper deck and 3 on the lower deck All the cabins have: Air-conditioning En-suite bathroom with hot water shower Hand basin and towels Personal TV and music system Cabinet, mirror and shelves Reading lamp Bedding 24-hour, 240v electricity supply Fire warning system Fire extinguisher and life jackets

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  • Size:  8 m²
  • Beds:  1 Queen
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Quad Cabin - upon request only, pls contact us directly

This cabin is only available upon request - please contact us directly 1 quad (4 berth) cabin on the lower deck. All the cabins have: Air-conditioning En-suite bathroom with hot water shower Hand basin and towels Personal TV and music system Cabinet, mirror and shelves Reading lamp Bedding 24-hour, 240v electricity supply Fire warning system Fire extinguisher and life jackets

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  • Size:  8 m²
  • Beds:  4 Bunk Bed
  • Max occupancy:  4
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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DIVING SERVICES

Adaptors & tanks

  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Spacious Dive Deck
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Nautilus Lifeline
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Other

Boat Amenities

Facilities

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Equipment For Kids
  • Power Socket Adapters

Great for families

  • Movies

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Payments

  • Cash (Aud)
  • Cash

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