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SSMB- 4 Night Cod Hole & Coral Sea

Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
Budget Cabin $2,135.00 N/A N/A N/A $6.50
Club Cabin $2,455.00 N/A N/A N/A $6.50
Standard Cabin $2,720.00 N/A N/A N/A $6.50
Premium Cabin $2,984.00 N/A N/A N/A $6.50

Extras: $6.50 per person per day whilst on the Great Barrier Reef is paybale direct for EMC levy - this is capped at $19.50pp.

Optional Extras: Full dive gear hire - $44 per person per day.  Advenaced Course - $215pp (exc. gear).  Nitrox Course - $275pp (inc Nitrox for trip).  Nitrox fills - $25 per day.  Underwater Photography - $250pp (exc camera use - starting from $40 per day).  SDI Solo Diver - $220pp (inc pony bottle hire).

Rates are valid until 31st March 2018.

Prices are shown in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices subject to change without notice.

Contact us to enquire if any STANDBY Rates are available

Join this dive expedition to dive the Ribbon Reef, Cod Hole and the Coral Sea. The vessel is a custom built 30 metre twin hulled vessell and provides superb dive and guest facilities.

This tour suits experienced and advanced divers and guests can partake in up to 14 dives.

OPTION A - This tour visits the Ribbon Reefs with incredible marine biodiversity, including Australia's famous Cod Hole.  Then travelling out into the Coral sea you will visit Osprey Reef and North Horn to experience the amazing amphitheatre shark dive, drift dive along sheer 1000m coral walls and fantastic 40 metre visibility.  Our dedicated crew are friendly, professional and provide attentive service.  You will depart Lizard Island on your low-level scenic flight transfer back to Cairns.

OPTION B - FAIR WEATHER CORAL SEA ITINERARY - Weather permitting we will change our regular itinerary and visit our best selection of Coral Sea dive sites at Holmes Reef, Bougainville Reef and Osprey Reef.  Due to this change of itinerary we would not visit the Ribbon Reefs or Cod Hole.

We have everything you need for a comfortable, enjoyable liveaboard dive expedition. Guest cabins are a combination of double and twin share cabins. All are air-conditioned and are serviced daily. Relax in the spacious lounge / bar inside, or head up to the sun deck and enjoy the view over the Coral Sea. Our award-winning food and service caters to all dietary requirements which are freshly prepared by our onboard chef.

Departs: Thursday 6.00pm

Returns: Monday 11.00am

Includes:

  • Coral gardens and sea snakes at the Snake Pit,
  • Drift dive with reef sharks at North Horn,
  • The world famous Cod Hole,
  • Big fish action in 40 meter visibility,
  • All dives over 150 miles north of Cairns,
  • Coral sea walls with 1,000m drop offs and huge soft corals,
  • The amazing Amphitheatre shark dive,
  • Superior vessel stability in adverse weather conditions,
  • Meals and cabin accommodation whilst onboard
  • A spectacular low-flying flight back to Cairns.


Sample Itinerary/Dive Sites (Option A):

As the sun sets over the coastal port city of Cairns, you will to board to begin your epic diving adventure. Meet the crew, mingle with guests and settle into your cabin as you cruise northward overnight to the magnificent Ribbon Reefs, the first stop on your 700km dive odyssey.

Cod Hole - Ribbon Reefs

One of the Great Barrier Reefs most amazing phenomenons awaits you at the Cod Hole, where you'll swim with ‘small diver size' potato cod. Spend the dive amongst shallow, sunlit coral gardens or venture deeper into the parallel gullies where huge Queensland groupers face into the current.

Snake Pit - Ribbon Reefs

This Ribbon Reef site is one of the few places on the Great Barrier Reef where olive sea snakes are found. Sea Snakes are both very curious and very complacent, allowing the more adventurous diver and photographer to get very close indeed! It is also common to sight a variety of ray species.

Fairy Grotto - Coral Sea

Cruise overnight Friday, venturing 75 miles northeast beyond the Great Barrier Reef to the remote Coral Sea. Awake to find yourself exploring plummeting reef walls in gin clear water at the Fairy Grotto. This dive site offers a great introduction to Osprey Reef with lots of small caverns and swim throughs.

Admiralty Anchor - Coral Sea

Glide past huge black coral trees, giant feathery soft corals, golden fans and red whips housed along the plummeting walls. Swim amongst schools of giant trevally, dog-tooth tuna, blue spot trevally, barracuda or bumphead parrotfish. Observe or be observed by the many shark species in the area.

North Horn - Coral Sea

Exciting shark action in the Coral Sea! Your Osprey Reef adventure builds to a climax with a spectacular shark dive at North Horn. You will see 10-30 grey reef sharks, white-tip reef sharks as well as other species. You can photograph these sleek high order predators at close- range, or not so close, you choose!

False Entrance - Coral Sea

False Entrance is another amazing dive site! Other than the resident schooling big eye trevally and barracudas, which make for a great photo opportunity, there's colorful gorgonian fans, whips and soft corals. Keep one eye out on the blue water for cruising hammerheads in the cooler months.

Returning to Cairns

End your epic diving adventure with a stunning, low-level flight from Lizard Island back to Cairns. Half of your 150 mile flight is at a very low 180 meters (600ft) and we provide detailed flight maps so you can anticipate the low altitude pass over Endeavour Reef where Captain Cook ran aground.

Itinerary is subject to change dependant on weather conditions.

OPTION B - FAIR WEATHER CORAL SEA ITINERARY - Weather permitting we will change our regular itinerary and visit our best selection of Coral Sea dive sites at Holmes Reef, Bougainville Reef and Osprey Reef.  Due to this change of itinerary we would not visit the Ribbon Reefs or Cod Hole.

Cabin Accommodation:

Budget Cabin: Twin share/bunk beds - share bathroom

Club Cabin: Twin share/bunk beds - private bathroom

Standard Cabin: Twin share/Single beds - private bathroom and ocean view

Premium Cabin: Twin share/Double bed - private bathroom and ocean view

Important Note: Due to light aircraft weight restrictions, your total luggage weight is limited to 20 kilograms/ 45 lb per person. We request that bags be soft sided.

 

 

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CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations must be advised in writing. If a passenger wishes to cancel a reservation the cancellation terms are as per the booking form. Less than 60 days prior to departure - forfeit 50% of trip fee per person. Less than 30 days prior to departure - forfeit 100% of trip fee per person.

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