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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

  • Superb diving on the Outer Great Barrier Reef with this incredibly popular boat, operating 365 days a year with trips from one night long and no limit on maximum stays
  • 17 exclusive sites on outer reefs for Ocean Quest guests, including Norman, Saxon and Hastings - get the very best diving in the area brought to you
  • Unique experiences make this the trip of a lifetime, including fluoro night diving allowing you to experience the Great Barrier Reef at night and dwarf minke whale expeditions available through June and July
  • Comfortable cabins, all with ensuite bathrooms and toilet, with spacious dining area and sun decks providing plenty of relaxation space in-between and after dives
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25% (downpayment)
  • 60 days before trip start: 75% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 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

Cabins

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

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Deck Plan

DIVING SERVICES

For your safety

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Japanese
  • Other Languages On Request

Diving gear

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

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Boat Amenities

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Great for families

  • Movies

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Facilities

  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Equipment For Kids
  • Power Socket Adapters

Payments

  • Cash (Aud)
  • Cash

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