Ocean Quest Liveaboard, Australia

from US$ 161 / day
8.810 "Fabulous"   42 Verified Reviews
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    The Ocean Quest Liveaboard is a 36m Catamaran which offers year round dive trips to the Outer Great Barrier Reef Australia. The Ocean Quest Liveaboard is permanently moored at the Outer Reef, and guests travel by fast boat which leaves every day of the week.

    The Ocean Quest Liveaboard has 23 cabins, each with en-suite bathrooms, TV and air-conditioning. Split over 3 decks Ocean Quest offers space for relaxation in the air-conditioned large lounge and bar area with entertainment system. 3 meals per day will be served buffet style in the large dining area.

    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 which includes specialist torches and mask filters which create amazing fluorescent underwater landscapes (extra charge applies) exclusively onboard the Ocean Quest Dive Liveaboard Australia.

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    Included: VAT, Accommodation, Personal diving gear, Tanks, Weights, Belts, All meals, Transfers/pickups from hotel

    Excluded: EMC, Port authority and Fuel at $20 per person per day (subject to change without notice - Fee includes: EMC $3.50, Fuel Levy $10.00, Port and Administration Charges $6.50)) / PADI courses / Snacks (chocolate/chips etc) / Alcoholic Beverages / Dive Guide ($15 per dive) / Introductory Dive / Underwater Camera / Dive gear rental for Minke Trips

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    Boat features

    • Leisure Deck
    • Shaded diving deck
    • Daily housekeeping
    • TV in cabins
    • Air Conditioned saloon
    • Aircon Cabins
    • Indoor Saloon
    • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
    • Warm Water Showers

    Food & Drinks

    • Western Food
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Buffet style
    • Beer available

    If you have specific diet requests you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies. The liveaboard serves great food and you will be hungry after a full day of diving!

    Diving

    • Dive deck

    The crew speaks English, German, and Japanese.

    Gear rental

    There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
    You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices

    Rental Gear Prices

    • Full Equipment:Included
    • Fins:Included
    • Wetsuit:Included
    • Regulator:Included
    • BCD:Included
    • Dive Computer:Included
    • Snorkel equipment:Included

    Drawings & Vessel Layouts

    Ocean Quest Floor Plan floorplan

    Accommodation

    Boat Specifications

    • Year built:1988
    • Year renovated:2013
    • Length:36 metres
    • Beam:13 metres
    • Cruising speed:9 knots
    • Max guests:48
    • Number of cabins:23
    • Number of bathrooms:23

    Boat navigation, communication and safety features

    • Radar
    • Depth Sounder
    • GPS
    • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
    • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
    • Emergency Rafts
    • Life Vests
    • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
    • Oxygen
    • First Aid Kits
    • Satellite & mobile phones
    • Bilge pump alarm
    • Search light
    • Engine room CCTV
    • Crew trained in first aid
    • Emergency flares

    Ocean Quest Reviews

    8.8
    Fabulous (out of 10)
    Average score from 42 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through Liveaboard.com and joined the Liveaboard can write a review.
    Canada
    8.0
    Very good
    Dive, dive and dive again! Very nice diving environment. 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in November

    Same as above....

    Recommended for

    Quick transfer from the coast, the crew, the setup for diving on the boat

    Poland
    9.2
    Superb
    Great diving trip 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in November

    Well organised experience and good value for money

    Recommended for

    guides, food, price

    Canada
    7.6
    Good
    Good visibility & lots to see. 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in November

    Seeing the Cuttlefish & getting to dive the Great Barrier Reef. One more thing off my bucket list.

    Recommended for

    Saw a Cuttlefish for the 1st time. Calm water & good visibility.

    Canada
    7.6
    Good
    To be able to experience the Great Barrier Reef is a once in a lifetime opportunity 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in January

    A major highlight of the trip was diving at the Great Barrier Reef and seeing a vast assortment of marine life underwater. The night dive was a totally different experience as you see so many species active.

    Recommended for

    Dive site variety, cabin room cleanliness, and friendly on-board staff

    United States
    8.8
    Fabulous
    great staff, comfortable 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in October

    GBR is definitely a place to visit, but probably not a top dive site at this point. It was a comfortable boat and safely operated. The food was good and nutritious. I'd recommend this for a short liveaboard experience. The night diving is included, but fluoro costs any extra $50. I think its worth it once if not too many people are going in the group.

    Recommended for

    professional and safety-focused crew

    Spain
    10
    Exceptional
    Awesome 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in October

    Twin peaks was the most beautiful spot

    Recommended for

    The crew the crew and the crew

    United States
    10
    Exceptional
    An incredible experience that I would recommend to alll. 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in October

    The staff really went above and beyond to ensure everyone had a great experience. The dive masters were very knowledgeable and friendly- especially Guy and Phil. The dive sites were beautiful. The boat was clean and comfortable and the food was amazing. Overall, a great experience and would dive again with Deep Sea Divers Den.

    Recommended for

    Staff, dive sites and food.

    United States
    9.2
    Superb
    Amazing first trip to the reef 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in September

    Turtles, sharks, and hanging out with people on board

    Recommended for

    Guy was a fantastic dive guide, the colors of the coral was incredible, and the turtles were so cool to see

    United States
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Ocean Quest Fulfilled 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in September

    It was all one long highlight. Three days, two nights, seven dives. Great crew and super guides.

    Recommended for

    The crew, the food, the laid back atmosphere

    France
    10
    Exceptional
    3 great days of diving on the reef 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in September

    reef diving from the annex boat

    Recommended for

    staff professionalism, dives, dives

    United States
    10
    Exceptional
    Very enjoyable trip that I wish lasted longer. 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in January

    Found my first time on a live aboard to be very enjoyable. The boat and cabins were comfortable. The entire crew was friendly and helpful. Thought the food was very good and liked each meal. Really liked getting allot of dives in a short amount of time. Found this trip to be a very good value for the money and only wish I could have stayed on board for a few more days. Would highly recommend and would certainly do this trip again.

    Recommended for

    I reallyenjoyed there was not allot of down time. If we weren't diving we were eating. Thought the food was very good. Like that you get allot of dives each day.

    Italy
    7.6
    Good
    Great experience 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in August

    Crew availability

    Recommended for

    Nice Crew . confortable vessel. Good snorkeling and diving.

    New Zealand
    8.8
    Fabulous
    Deep Sea Divers Den Liveaboard was awesome thanks! 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in August

    All round great time! Highly recommended.

    Recommended for

    Crew

    United States
    10
    Exceptional
    Great 3 day 2 night dive trip on Oceanquest 2 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in August

    Nights dives, professional and fun dive masters and crew, the warm showers after diving!

    Recommended for

    Awesome dive guides, professional crew, organized (from the booking until we left)

    Australia
    5.6
    Review score
    No as good as other Liveaboard experiences Meet the Minkes - The Great Minke Whale Migration, Australia in July

    Pleased I have done it but won't be back to this site.

    Recommended for

    Big bedroom

    South Korea
    8.0
    Very good
    Fantastic!!!!! Meet the Minkes - The Great Minke Whale Migration, Australia in July

    Minke~!! Every different five site~!!

    Recommended for

    Crew, dive site, vessle

    France
    10
    Exceptional
    Great experience 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in August

    The numbers of dives and possibility for our son to drive when he wanted

    Recommended for

    Crew service (friendliness professionalism food organisation)

    New Zealand
    9.2
    Superb
    Had a great trip Thoroughly enjoyed it Meet the Minkes - The Great Minke Whale Migration, Australia in July

    Night diving and beautiful coral

    Recommended for

    Friendly Efficient Great diving

    United States
    8.0
    Very good
    Amazing time destination is a true bucket list 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in June

    Guided dive and the staff made the trip shark dive at night wall dive

    Recommended for

    Dive masters, food, weather

    United States
    8.8
    Fabulous
    Great Trip...nice boat, great staff 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in July

    Diving

    Recommended for

    Diving was safe and well managed

    United States
    10
    Exceptional
    This should be on your bucket list Meet the Minkes - The Great Minke Whale Migration, Australia in July

    The crew and their energy are amazing. I can not believe how wonderful this experience was. It is a true value for the money. We had excellent divers from all over the world. We all became very close in the four days and nights. I did tell the other divers that diving at night with the sharks was not on my bucket list. I did it. It must be on your bucket list. So different that any experience. We were lucky to hang out with minky whales for hours.

    Recommended for

    The crew was amazing! The gear and equipment was top notch. The sharks, whales, snakes, clams, night dives, fish, slugs, coral, water and the entire reef.

    Germany
    8.8
    Fabulous
    Great trip if you do it yourself 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in July

    The nightdive was very scary but special, otherwise of course the diving itself. Unfortunately the reefs we have been to were pretty dead, but I dont know if its is that bad everywhere.. But the crew made up for it! I would recommend to everyone to not pay extra for a guide unless you are very unexperienced, the dive briefing is enough to get going on your own and with your own paste!

    Recommended for

    Crew, boat, food

    Hong Kong
    7.6
    Good
    Great Experience 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in June

    See turtle

    Recommended for

    Different diving locations, good food and good view

    United States
    8.4
    Very good
    Amazing time destination is a true bucket list 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in June

    Guided dive and the staff made the trip shark dive at night wall dive

    Recommended for

    Dive masters, food, weather

    Singapore
    6.4
    Review score
    Disappointing dive sites and too large guided group dives (no segregation of people with different diving abilities so most of the time we were held up). 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in May

    Night dives

    Recommended for

    Night dive, Jess and felix were good guides (the rest not as good), josh the chef just exudes happiness

    Italy
    7.2
    Good
    Very Nice 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in May

    .

    Recommended for

    Good dive master and good dive in a good place

    Russia
    6.4
    Review score
    I do not recommend this trip 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in April

    The first day was awful, we have come on a barrier reef and us have sent to plunge by self, in a place unfamiliar to us. After we have emerged on a surface nobody did not try to pickup us at all on the ship despite the fact that what we were very far from it. Continuously there were only insignificant talks that it is impossible to break any rules

    Recommended for

    Divemasters Alice, Curtis.I can not note something else

    Poland
    9.2
    Superb
    Crew was very helpful and experienced 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in May

    Diving with trumpetfish!

    Recommended for

    The crew, the dive sites, the boat

    Australia
    8.0
    Very good
    Worth doing. 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in April

    Diving with different people.

    Recommended for

    Crew, diving and the interaction with the crew.

    Germany
    8.4
    Very good
    I had an amazing time and would recommend it to everyone!! :) 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in April

    Everything was really nice but the best part was night diving with sharks.

    Recommended for

    People, fun, food!

    Netherlands
    9.2
    Superb
    So much fun 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in April

    The crew was very friendly and helpful. Clear dive briefings, free and safe to dive without a guide.

    Recommended for

    Night dive

    Brazil
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Amazing 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in March

    Met amazing people, my roommate was perfect, guides well informed about diving sites, number of dives was tiring but really good, fluorent dive was awesome.

    Recommended for

    People, confort and crew

    United States
    10
    Exceptional
    Absolutely awesome in all aspects 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in March

    Really could not ask for much more. As an environmentalist, I'm somewhat surprised that you don't cover the damage we are doing to the corals from global warming (Bleaching) to ocean acidification (from CO2 buildup). Alerting people to the fact that they may not be able to see the reef in 20 years is important.

    Recommended for

    1) dives, 2) crew, 3) food

    United States
    10
    Exceptional
    The crew was GREAT! A great experience. Thanks to you all! 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in March

    I thoroughly enjoyed my time aboard the Ocean Quest. Luke, Jo, Ana, Lan, everyone of them were helpful and courteous. It was like being with family, only BETTER. I would definitely recommend Deep Sea Divers Den to anyone that wants to experience the reef and the "personal" service. Thank again, Preston Alaska

    Recommended for

    The crew, the friendliness, the value.

    Australia
    10
    Exceptional
    Fantastic 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in March

    Fantastic can not rate it enough

    Recommended for

    Diving food and people

    Australia
    10
    Exceptional
    Oh my god that was so awesome. 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in March

    The best value for money trip on the planet. The staff were professional and able to cater to all skill sets. From snorkeling guests all the way up to my travel companion who had over 200 dives under her belt. Everyone was catered for at some of the best dive spots ever. I will be coming back and I will be recommending this to everyone I know. Again a special thanks to Matt for training me in my advanced course. By the way that was the best price I've ever seen for an advanced course.

    Recommended for

    Night dives with sharks. Early morning dives with the fish waking up. Matt my advanced course instuctor was the coolest and the best.

    Czech Republic
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Wanna go back! 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in February

    Awesome

    Recommended for

    Diving, friends, crew

    Denmark
    8.4
    Very good
    One of our highlights In Australian 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in January

    Do it ,do it ,do it . Fantastic Tour ,we were so impressed. Everything was so organiced and the staff so prof and hardworking .The food could need a opgrade, but we survirved.The Reef was

    Recommended for

    Proff staff, Well organiced and fantastic snorkling

    Germany
    10
    Exceptional
    Ocean Quest is the best to explorer the Great Barrier Reef ! 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in January

    It was phantastic! Thanks to the whole team !!! Marcus and Claudia

    Recommended for

    1) Diving with sharks 2)Fluorescens-Diving 3)all time a good atmosphere

    Sweden
    9.6
    Exceptional
    It was great! 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in January

    Very good! The only thing we can complane about was the transfer boat which was in need of a thorough cleaning.

    Recommended for

    diving, the crew & sharks!

    Canada
    8.8
    Fabulous
    Great package and crew, OK dives 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in January

    Great experience. Amazing crew, enthusiastic team, very warm smiles and attentive services. Great food, very thoughtful with dietary restrictions while still delivering amazing quality. Guides were a bit iffy, didn't seem to make a large amount of effort. Also saw some loose restriction with OW dive depth and discovery dives. Great for AOW divers though. Sth to improve on Sites are good (not great), but understandably out of the crew's control most of the time. Cabin is OK for a short stay, cannot ask for much for a liveaboard.

    Recommended for

    Friendly crew, food, value for money

    Ukraine
    9.2
    Superb
    Great time on Ocean Quest 3D/2N Ocean Quest , Australia in December

    Fabulous!

    Recommended for

    diving conditions, team atmosphere onboard

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