Australia Liveaboard Diving

11 liveaboards in Australia

Diving in Australia is literally immersing yourself in an underwater paradise.

Liveaboard diving in Australia is a must for many divers', and when anyone considers Australia as their next holiday destination, it's impossible to overlook what is on offer underwater. With a coastline of over 25 000 kilometres, much of it in tropical and sub tropical waters, the 'lucky country' is blessed with outstanding diving, guaranteed to please all levels from a novice up to the most experienced.

Australia - 11 liveaboards

    Ocean Quest

    Ocean Quest

    from US$ 20 / day
    8.9 "Fabulous"

    AustraliaUS$498 from

    Visit the far reaches of the Great Barrier Reef in style aboard the 36m Catamaran, the Ocean Quest. Each of the 23 cabins comes with its own en-suite, air conditioning and TV for a perfect voyage.

      Ocean Quest
      Spirit of Freedom

      Spirit of Freedom

      from US$ 326 / day
      9.2 "Superb"

      AustraliaUS$1,300 from

      • Free WiFi

      Explore Australia’s Great Barrier Reef upon one of the most coveted liveaboard, the 37m MV Spirit of Freedom. All 11 cabins feature an en-suite, air conditioning, storage and housekeeping services.

        Spirit of Freedom
        Spoilsport

        Spoilsport

        from US$ 326 / day
        9.3 "Superb"

        AustraliaUS$1,440 from

        The exceptionally smooth, 30m Spoilsport features a twin hull design to improve stability while sailing to the Coral Sea, Australia. Custom built, guests have access to nitrox and camera facilities.

        Spoilsport

        The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) in Queensland is deservedly on many people's bucket list, with countless stunning reefs to explore from the many dive tours available from Cairns and the surrounding area. The best way to truly appreciate the World's largest reef system, is to set sail on one of many Cairns based liveaboards, which will propel you to areas of the outer reef, allowing you to avoid the sometimes crowded inner reef, and view beautiful unspoilt coral and a wide variety of stunning marine life. Dive cruises from Cairns will also take you to parts of the GBR situated in the aptly named Coral Sea, where the visibility (on average well over 40 metres) and diversity is simply breathtaking. Then there is the wreck of the SS Yongala, widely recognised as one of the World's best dive sites, combining history with marine life to an unparalleled level.

        The main draw is of course the GBR, however Australian diving and indeed liveaboard diving, is not limited to this corner of the country. Many divers head to the opposite coast in Western Australia, where the diving opportunities are again almost endless. Liveaboards here make it possible to dive the less well known and remote areas of Mermaid and Clerke Reefs in the Rowley Shoals, allowing access to some of the most pristine and thrilling marine parks in the country.

        Liveaboard Dive Trips in Australia

        Liveaboard.com offers a wide variety of vessels in Australia, from modern purpose built dive boats to sleek, fast catamarans. Each boat has it's own unique feel, ranging from 24m to 37m, able to host 20-48 guests. They all include A/C. and electricity, and several of our boats feature free internet, but please do check this prior to booking.

        Itineraries range from 3 day/2 night trips to the Outer Great Barrier Reef, to the all encompassing 8 day/7 night tours which will sail you through much of what Queensland has to offer. Some itineraries even include a return scenic flight, allowing you to witness the route you have taken from the air.

        Tours start in the early morning of the first day, and most operators offer a complimentary pick up from your accommodation. In order to ensure maximum safety and comfort, the first dive is often a 'check' dive, enabling the crew to establish the group and individuals diving level, and from there tailor the trip to cater for everyone's needs. Don't worry though, even this first dive will be on a beautiful and unspoilt reef, giving you a taster of what to expect in the following few days! Diving from an Australian liveaboard will introduce you to the vast biodiversity not found near shore, and regularly includes sightings of families of Potato Cod, Grey and Silver Tip Whaler Sharks, Hammerheads, Manta Rays, Humpback Whales, and Maori Wrasse, along with a stunning array of hard and soft corals. Depending on your choice of dive cruise, you may even be able to partake in Minke Whale monitoring!

        Every effort is made to accommodate individual requests and often itineraries can be adapted to include extra sites - although as always the crew will adhere to strict safety standards, and so each trip will depend on weather conditions and diver experience.

        Dive Sites And Areas of Australia

        The Great Barrier Reef is the World's largest coral reef system and the largest living organism, stretching for 2300km along the coast of Queensland. It consists of over 2900 reefs and 900 islands, including the stunning sites of Osprey Reef, Ribbon Reef, Milln Reef, Flynn Reef, Cod Hole, Lizard Island, Bougainville Reef, North Horn and the SS Yongala wreck. Most of these locations are only accessible via a liveaboard tour, departing from the port of Cairns.

        Osprey Reef is in the Coral Sea section of the GBR, and accessible via liveaboard from Cairns. Famous for it's 40m+ visibility, the reef features many small caverns and swim throughs, and almost guaranteed sitings of several shark species at North Horn.

        Ribbon Reef is actually a 175km line of 10 individual reefs lying to the north of Cairns, which are quite isolated and so only reachable via a few liveaboards. These reefs offer sheltered warm waters, and due to their remoteness are in pristine condition.

        Milln Reef is located around 60km offshore from Cairns, and includes 3 large coral pillars known as the three sisters. The area is great for both snorkelling and diving, and where possible your crew may arrange a night dive for you, where you'll likely see sleeping turtles and crabs.

        Flynn Reef offers diving for all levels of diver, and is best known for it's coral garden - one of Australia's finest, featuring a stunning array of hard and soft coral.

        Cod Hole allows you to get close to the huge but friendly and docile Potato Cod which have a habit of posing for the camera! Other attractions here include Maori Wrasse and Moray Eels. This dive site is located at the very north of the Ribbon Reefs, and will often form part of a Ribbon Reef liveaboard.

        Lizard Island is an island of unspoilt national park and the most northerly resort on the GBR. Often our liveaboards will involve a scenic reef flight either from Cairns at the start, or back to Cairns from Lizard Island.

        Western Australia diving is is arguably as spectacular as that on the East Coast, and may interest those divers interested in a less visited area of the planet. To access the truly unspoilt Clerke Reef and Mermaid Reef in the Rowley Shoals, liveaboards leave from the town of Broome in the North West of the state.

        Rowley Shoals are a series of 3 coral shelf atolls 250km west of Broome, and attracts divers from all over due to their uniqueness. Along with their stunning coral gardens, there are over 650 species of fish, many of which are not found near the shore, and so only possible to be viewed from the luxury of a liveaboard boat.

        When To Go

        Diving on the GBR is great all year round, with water temperatures ranging from 24c in the winter (July/August) to 30c in summer (December/January). Minke and Humpback whales can be seen between June and November, whereas the summer months offer the best visibility and warmest waters to take advantage of the array of life on the reef.

        The best time to visit the Rowley Shoals in Western Australia is between September and December, and because diving via liveaboard is the only way to explore these pristine reefs, early booking is advised.

        Tips For Travellers

        • English is the native language in Australia, although many liveaboard operators have crew who are capable of communicating in many common languages.
        • Local currency is the Australian Dollar, and most major international credit cards are widely accepted, and ATMs readily available (although not on board!)
        • Electricity is supplied via 3 pronged sockets, of 230 volts (50Hz) - make sure you acquire the correct adaptor!
        • Most liveaboards can rent full equipment, but you will be required to bring your certification and log book as part of the safety protocol.

        How To Get There And Ports Of Departure

        The vast majority of liveaboards to the GBR and Coral Sea, depart from and return to Cairns. Conveniently, Cairns has an international airport which is serviced by many carriers, offering direct flights to a huge number of international destinations. In the unlikely event you are unable to fly directly to Cairns, there are regular daily domestic flights from the well known hubs of Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne.

        On the West Coast Broome is the main port for liveaboard trips to the Rowley Shoals and associated reefs. Due to it's remoteness, direct international flights are less common. It does have an international airport serving a handful of destinations, but it is more likely that you will fly into the state capital of Perth, where you can easily catch a connecting flight to Broome.

        Cairns and Broome are both holiday destinations in their own right, each offering world class hotels and resorts. From Cairns, there is easy access to the stunning tropical Daintree rainforest and waterfalls in the Atherton Tablelands (Peter Andre filmed his famous 'Mysterious Girl' video here!).

        Broome is on the edge of the world famous Kimberley region, one of the most remote and spectacular areas in the world.

        Considerations

        Australia diving liveaboards cater for all types of traveller, from the budget conscious through to the luxurious, with prices ranging from around US$150-300 per person, per day/night. Please check with your chosen operator for any extra charges, as some areas of Australia require marine park fees, reef taxes, port fees, a fuel levy, and an environmental management charge.

        Australia requires most international visitors to have a passport with 6 months validity, and also a valid visa. Please visit https://www.border.gov.au to find out how to obtain the correct visa.

        As always, appropriate travel insurance should be purchased prior to travelling.

        Australia Diving Reviews

        9.2
        Superb (out of 10) 10
        Average score from 130 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through LiveAboard.com and joined the liveaboard can write a review.
        Emily S
        United States
        10.0
        Exceptional

        Glad I didnt leave Australia without diving the Great Barrier Reef.

        Diving Australia in June on the Spoilsport
        Sune Levy T
        Denmark
        8.0
        Very good

        Easy diving, no deep dives, nice reefs and great wildlife

        Diving Australia in May on the Spirit of Freedom
        Brooke E
        United States
        8.8
        Fabulous

        Loved it! Would recommend it to anyone who loves diving!

        Diving Australia in May on the ScubaPro I
        Denise B
        United States
        8.8
        Fabulous

        Diving Austrailia was overall very good. Did see some bleaching and degraded sites on the fist day and that is sad. I wish there had been a little educational video at the end showing people why we need to take care of this extrodanary resource.

        Diving Australia in May on the Ocean Quest
        Raoul J
        Switzerland
        9.2
        Superb

        gerne wieder einmal wieder- also super

        Diving Australia in April on the ScubaPro III
        Matthew G
        United States
        8.0
        Very good

        Diving in Australia was awesome!! I felt like the crew and country really care about the reef. Much attention was given to reef care and proper diving etiquette. On top of that, I felt like they really care about the industry and their clients. Safety was their first priority and they were really strict with rules in a good way! Again, I would highly recommend diving in Australia!

        Diving Australia in April on the ScubaPro II
        Trevor D
        United Kingdom
        8.4
        Very good

        great time diving the fabulous barrier reef

        Diving Australia in January on the Spoilsport Liveaboard
        Gabriel D
        United States
        10.0
        Exceptional

        This was my second trip since December and I plan on returning again in July!! Australia is amazing!

        Diving Australia in April on the Ocean Quest
        Kyeong Woong R
        South Korea
        9.2
        Superb

        Excellent. Wonderful reef and fishes. Sufficient times of diving during 3 days.

        Diving Australia in April on the ScubaPro II
        Kristina C
        United States
        9.2
        Superb

        Great experience, however the dive medical requirements were a bit over the top.

        Diving Australia in March on the ScubaPro III
        Steven P
        United States
        10.0
        Exceptional

        I enjoyed the diving, everything was beautiful. Visibility wasn't a good as I was hoping for, but weather dictates that so can't be helped.

        Diving Australia in April on the Spirit of Freedom
        Olivia S
        United States
        9.6
        Exceptional

        Amazing diving, will definitely return!

        Diving Australia in April on the Spoilsport
        william B
        Australia
        10.0
        Exceptional

        10/10. Visibility up to 30 meters in almost all locations with a variety of sea life ranging from hoards of sharks to the tiniest nudibranchs and everything in between.

        Diving Australia in April on the Spirit of Freedom
        MARIA FERNANDA V
        Argentina
        8.8
        Fabulous

        Sin lugar a dudas recomendaria la experiencia!!

        Diving Australia in March on the ScubaPro II
        Britney L
        United States
        9.2
        Superb

        Great, inexpensive, and perfect amount of time!!

        Diving Australia in March on the ScubaPro III
        Mary S
        United States
        9.6
        Exceptional

        Loved it - we’ll be back!!

        Diving Australia in March on the Spoilsport
        Jun C
        China
        9.2
        Superb

        Awesome and very Safety oriented

        Diving Australia in February on the Spirit of Freedom
        Kenneth M
        United States
        9.6
        Exceptional

        Great time.. good to check the GBR off my bucket list. Spirit of Freedom was a gem.

        Diving Australia in February on the Spirit of Freedom
        Robert M
        United States
        9.6
        Exceptional

        Awesome. So glad we were able to do it.

        Diving Australia in February on the Spirit of Freedom
        amy H
        United States
        10.0
        Exceptional

        I WOULD LOVE TO DIVE MORE IN AUSTRALIA AND SEE A VARIETY OF ANIMALS!!!

        Diving Australia in February on the ScubaPro III
        ikas J
        India
        10.0
        Exceptional

        Very good specially the crew was very helpful polite i didnt see this type of crew before. Spirit of freedom is excellent.

        Diving Australia in July on the Spirit of Freedom
        Mark M
        United States
        9.2
        Superb

        I thought that the Australian diving criteria on the liveaboard was well defined and structured to ensure safety and overall enjoyment with diving. The guides were great and the reef was awesome.

        Diving Australia in February on the Ocean Quest
        Arvid H
        Norway
        5.6
        Review score

        Great country with friendly people. Hope to be coming back

        Diving Australia in July on the ScubaPro I
        Joshua J
        United States
        9.2
        Superb

        We really enjoyed the diving in Australia. The Great Barrier Reef was amazing with so much to see!

        Diving Australia in January on the Ocean Quest
        LIAM R
        United Kingdom
        10.0
        Exceptional

        Was a highlight from our one year travel away. Loved it. Want to do more!

        Diving Australia in February on the Ocean Quest
        Kevin T
        United States
        8.4
        Very good

        Great - well executed trip. Amazing guides and lots of fun with other divers.

        Diving Australia in January on the Ocean Quest
        Jed N
        United States
        10.0
        Exceptional

        Amazing! Would recommend to anyone!

        Diving Australia in January on the ScubaPro III
        Keith B
        United States
        10.0
        Exceptional

        Fantastic - so glad we got to see the Great Barrier Reef!!

        Diving Australia in January on the Spirit of Freedom
        SEOK JOONG Y
        South Korea
        8.8
        Fabulous

        It may be one of the top 3 dive sites in my life!

        Diving Australia in January on the ScubaPro III
        Eva-Maria R
        Austria
        9.6
        Exceptional

        Sehr gut. Wir waren dann noch 2 Tage im Daintree Regenwald, was auch sehr empfehlenswert ist. Die Leute sind super nett und man kann viele einzigartige Tiere in ihrem natürlichen Lebensraum beobachten.

        Diving Australia in January on the Ocean Quest
        Terry D
        United States
        10.0
        Exceptional

        It was a wonderful experience and I encourage anyone who has not been there to experience it.

        Diving Australia in December on the Spirit of Freedom
        Diego H
        Brazil
        10.0
        Exceptional

        Amazing! We loved Australia and we definitely go back!

        Diving Australia in December on the Spirit of Freedom
        Rachel S
        United States
        9.2
        Superb

        Love it. Would highly recommend

        Diving Australia in December on the ScubaPro II
        barry S
        United States
        5.6
        Review score

        Overall the diving the worth the multiple flights and boat ride to the great barrier reef. The dives were very enjoyable and safe.

        Diving Australia in November on the Ocean Quest
        Gary B
        United Kingdom
        8.8
        Fabulous

        Couldn't believe how warm and how much vis you got . And the diversity of the fish . Awesome diving

        Diving Australia in December on the ScubaPro I
        Martin N
        South Africa
        8.8
        Fabulous

        The diving is very professional and the reefs are good.

        Diving Australia in December on the ScubaPro II
        Zachary G
        United States
        10.0
        Exceptional

        I can describe how cool this was. I've only been in the ocean once before, but the critters and sights will be hard to top. Just a wonderful experience! No words...

        Diving Australia in December on the ScubaPro II
        Emily S
        United States
        10.0
        Exceptional

        Way better than I could have ever hoped! Recommend!

        Diving Australia in December on the ScubaPro I
        Damon K
        United States
        10.0
        Exceptional

        All I can say is.... Ill be back!!!!

        Diving Australia in December on the Ocean Quest
        Craig B
        Canada
        9.2
        Superb

        I am really glad I was able to do this trip. It was a fantastic experience that I will strive to repeat and would recommend to anyone. Of all of my experiences in Australia the dive trip is what I find myself talking about the most when people ask me about my trip.

        Diving Australia in October on the ScubaPro III
        Colin Z
        United States
        10.0
        Exceptional

        great experience, something i have always wanted to do

        Diving Australia in September on the Spoilsport Liveaboard
        Clare B
        United Kingdom
        8.4
        Very good

        Incredible - one of the best diving experiences I have had. Protect the reef!

        Diving Australia in November on the Ocean Quest
        Clive S
        United Kingdom
        9.6
        Exceptional

        Great because of the Minke whales. Rest was OK.

        Diving Australia in July on the Spoilsport Liveaboard
        Janan W
        United States
        8.0
        Very good

        Our overall experience was great. We only wish we could fly back from California and experience more of the fantastic diversity of dives.

        Diving Australia in October on the Ocean Quest
        Kimberly W
        United States
        8.0
        Very good

        Incredible...worth the time, effort and money it takes to get there.

        Diving Australia in November on the ScubaPro II
        john B
        United States
        8.0
        Very good

        generally nice guests, and nice crew.

        Diving Australia in July on the Ocean Quest
        Rick M
        Canada
        10.0
        Exceptional

        FANTASTIC We love it here and we are already planning our next trip😘❤️

        Diving Australia in October on the Spirit of Freedom
        Mikael K
        Sweden
        7.2
        Good

        Diving was good, visibility a bit less than expected (could be due to the bad weather). Awesome to dive with sharks, the night diving was amazing.

        Diving Australia in October on the Ocean Quest
        Sara M
        United States
        10.0
        Exceptional

        So far it has been amazing.

        Diving Australia in September on the Ocean Quest
        April Z
        China
        10.0
        Exceptional

        This is the place I fall in love with dive.

        Diving Australia in September on the ScubaPro I
        Darrell S
        United States
        9.6
        Exceptional

        Extraordinary. I highly recommend Ocean Quest Liveaboard to everyone. The crew and dives were excellent.

        Diving Australia in September on the Ocean Quest
        Terence K
        United Kingdom
        8.8
        Fabulous

        My second trip on Spoilsport and highly recommended - high level of comfort on board, dive crew all v professional.

        Diving Australia in August on the Spoilsport
        Jun G
        China
        10.0
        Exceptional

        Great experience, very much look forward to going back there and discover more

        Diving Australia in July on the Spirit of Freedom
        Jürg H
        Switzerland
        8.4
        Very good

        SUper, kommen wieder :-))))

        Diving Australia in May on the ScubaPro III
        Aleksandrina D
        Bulgaria
        10.0
        Exceptional

        It`s different and if you haven`t done it before - go for it !

        Diving Australia in May on the Ocean Quest
        Mark G
        Australia
        8.4
        Very good

        So good I can't believe I left it this long. This should be on every divers' bucket list.

        Diving Australia in May on the ScubaPro I
        Newton Celso B
        Brazil
        10.0
        Exceptional

        Foi uma experiência que recomendo a todos mergulhadores. Único acredito , no mundo com essas características. Pelo menos comparados ao Brasil, quem também possuem excelentes pontos de mergulho.

        Diving Australia in April on the Spirit of Freedom Liveaboard
        Cameron S
        United States
        9.2
        Superb

        Excellent, only wish I could have stayed longer for more!

        Diving Australia in February on the ScubaPro I
        Steven W
        United States
        10.0
        Exceptional

        Wonderful. Can't wait to do it again some day.

        Diving Australia in February on the Spirit of Freedom Liveaboard
        Francesco T
        Philippines
        8.4
        Very good

        very good. highly recommended.

        Diving Australia in February on the Spirit of Freedom
        Faith R
        United States
        10.0
        Exceptional

        Exceeded expectations. Spirit of Freedom has set the bar high for other live aboard.

        Diving Australia in January on the Spirit of Freedom
        Mitchell G
        United States
        10.0
        Exceptional

        I am so thankful to have the opportunity to dive the GBR! It was such a memorable experience and I can only hope to be able to come back again one day. We thoroughly enjoyed our dive experience on the SpoilSport with these amazing crew and people aboard! We loved our entire travels through Australia - amazing people and so friendly!

        Diving Australia in January on the Spoilsport Liveaboard
        Russell H
        United States
        9.6
        Exceptional

        Amazing. Best dives of my life.

        Diving Australia in January on the Spoilsport
        Paul L
        Australia
        9.6
        Exceptional

        Amazing - can't wait to go back

        Diving Australia in January on the ScubaPro III
        Ben L
        United Kingdom
        10.0
        Exceptional

        Great, warm 30°c water means you only need to wear t-shirt and shorts, no need for a wet suit if you don't want to wear them. At all dive sites, we were the only dive group and the vast majority of the time you and your buddy do not bump into anyone else during the dives.

        Diving Australia in January on the Spoilsport Liveaboard
        David P
        Australia
        8.4
        Very good

        Great diving - though I've only been on the Great Barrier Reef so far. Would love to try other locations!

        Diving Australia in December on the Ocean Quest
        Rene P
        United States
        8.8
        Fabulous

        Excellent. Definitely would come again if chances arises.

        Diving Australia in December on the Ocean Quest
        Mariano O
        Australia
        8.4
        Very good

        Love it will do it many more times

        Diving Australia in December on the Ocean Quest
        Rebecca T
        Australia
        10.0
        Exceptional

        Professional, safe, stunning and would highly recommend!

        Diving Australia in December on the ScubaPro III
        Norbert O
        Germany
        8.0
        Very good

        You need to know you dive mostly with your buddy only. Guided dives are not common in this area.

        Diving Australia in December on the ScubaPro II
        Les G
        United States
        9.2
        Superb

        The best it could possibly be, a dream come true.

        Diving Australia in November on the Spirit of Freedom Liveaboard
        David V
        United States
        9.6
        Exceptional

        Spectacular of course. Beautiful and healthy looking coral. Sharks. Turtles. Giant clams. Clown fish. Hundreds of other species of fish. What more could you ask for than to dive the great barrier reef?

        Diving Australia in December on the ScubaPro I
        kimberly F
        United States
        7.6
        Good

        I had heard that the Great Barrier Reef is very damaged. I it was in better condition than I expected, but by no means is it great diving.

        Diving Australia in December on the Ocean Quest
        Russell H
        United States
        9.2
        Superb

        Great, we will be back. :)

        Diving Australia in November on the Spoilsport Liveaboard
        Jacqueline L
        United Kingdom
        8.0
        Very good

        A wonderful country with great food, coffee and people.

        Diving Australia in November on the ScubaPro I
        Melvin L
        United States
        9.6
        Exceptional

        We really enjoyed all the areas, occasionally a little murky, but the underwater creatures made up for it.

        Diving Australia in November on the ScubaPro I
        Peter B
        Germany
        10.0
        Exceptional

        GREAT. The easiest place t dive,

        Diving Australia in November on the ScubaPro III
        Samantha H
        Australia
        9.6
        Exceptional

        It was amazing. The Reef ecology talk offered on board added so much value to our diving experience as we were able to identify the different species that we saw at the dive sites.

        Diving Australia in November on the Spoilsport Liveaboard
        Vernon J
        United States
        10.0
        Exceptional

        I will recommend it to all my diving friends.

        Diving Australia in November on the Spoilsport Liveaboard
        David E
        Canada
        10.0
        Exceptional

        The diving was fun, the diving company was very good with supplying a good product and good value for the money. Dive sites were interesting and colourful. Marine life was abundant and nice to see. It is a destination that every diver should experience at least once. I will be returning.

        Diving Australia in November on the ScubaPro I
        Hilma V
        United States
        9.6
        Exceptional

        The trip was a dream, a gift to myself for my 60th birthday. Worth every minute of the very long trip to get there. There were several things I would have researched to be better prepared. The conversion of feet to meters and the relationship if "bars" to PSI. All divers but myself were PADI certified so I would also have researched their hand signals before getting to dive site. These slight differences almost kept me out of the water after a super uncomfortable first dive. Without internet access there was no way to research and none of the crew, including the dive master, could help with this. Another diver stepped forward and we worked it out.

        Diving Australia in October on the Odyssey
        Brian D
        Canada
        7.6
        Good

        Diving the Great Barrier Reef in Australia was on our bucket list and we definitely would come back again to dive in Australia.

        Diving Australia in January on the Ocean Quest
        Elizabeth C
        United States
        8.8
        Fabulous

        Some big fish, a few reef sharks, and a few green turtles. Arthur was excellent for my advanced course.

        Diving Australia in October on the Ocean Quest
        Jose D
        Spain
        10.0
        Exceptional

        Great! I will repeat for sure!

        Diving Australia in October on the Ocean Quest
        Taylor M
        United States
        10.0
        Exceptional

        The best diving experience I have ever had. Deep sea divers den made diving in Australia an unforgettable experience.

        Diving Australia in October on the Ocean Quest
        Albert T
        United States
        10.0
        Exceptional

        very nice .......but i'm not done

        Diving Australia in September on the Spoilsport Liveaboard
        David H
        United States
        10.0
        Exceptional

        Will definitely to it again. Just wish I didn't live so far way.

        Diving Australia in August on the Spoilsport Liveaboard
        Katelyn H
        United States
        10.0
        Exceptional

        Fantastic. We will definitely be coming back.

        Diving Australia in September on the Spoilsport Liveaboard
        mark B
        United States
        9.6
        Exceptional

        Excellent. Just a shame we are so slow to do anything about climate change that it will be gone in 20 years.

        Diving Australia in September on the Ocean Quest
        Phillip M
        United States
        10.0
        Exceptional

        We enjoyed our trip and would highly recommend Australian diving.

        Diving Australia in August on the Spirit of Freedom Liveaboard
        Danny B
        United States
        10.0
        Exceptional

        Overall I truly enjoyed diving in Australia and would do it again when the opportunity arises.

        Diving Australia in January on the Ocean Quest
        Dan P
        Australia
        9.2
        Superb

        Although Barrier Reef is a natural wonder, the marine life at South West Rocks (northern New South Wales) was equally as breath taking. The Visability and water temp made diving the GBR very enjoyable

        Diving Australia in August on the Spirit of Freedom Liveaboard
        Alvaro P
        Australia
        9.2
        Superb

        Australia is just beautiful place to dive!!! Breathtaking!!!

        Diving Australia in August on the ScubaPro II
        Edward F
        Australia
        8.0
        Very good

        I liven Australia and this was as good if not better than other dives I have done on Ningaloo and other ribbon reefs.

        Diving Australia in August on the ScubaPro II
        Enrique H
        Spain
        10.0
        Exceptional

        Amazing. We were very lucky with the weather. The best thing is that we have almost one dive-master per dive only for us.

        Diving Australia in August on the Spirit of Freedom Liveaboard
        Claudia D
        United States
        10.0
        Exceptional

        Super smooth. It was a little rougher than anticipated going out on the initial boat trip but the sites were worth it.

        Diving Australia in August on the ScubaPro II
        virginie M
        France
        10.0
        Exceptional

        We ll come back in the summer time !

        Diving Australia in August on the Ocean Quest
        Ian P
        United Kingdom
        9.2
        Superb

        Well organised and safe, without being overly burdened with regulation, but reliant on the divers training to stay within safe dive limits.

        Diving Australia in August on the ScubaPro I
        Andrew W
        United Kingdom
        9.6
        Exceptional

        An excellent overall experience. Professionalism with a wonderful attitude and enthusiasm from the Dive teams combined with the locations made the whole experience an unforgettable one.

        Diving Australia in July on the ScubaPro III
        Chad M
        United States
        9.2
        Superb

        Very good. Just enough to make me want to come back and explore more of what Australia has to offer.

        Diving Australia in June on the ScubaPro I
        Elizabeth S
        United States
        10.0
        Exceptional

        I'm coming back! I learned to look for so many other living things!

        Diving Australia in July on the Ocean Quest
        Sherry W
        United States
        7.6
        Good

        I really enjoyed the reef. Less experienced guests were looked after well by the divemasters and the rest of us had a fair amount of independence in self-guided dives.

        Diving Australia in June on the ScubaPro I
        Sherry W
        United States
        9.6
        Exceptional

        The reefs seemed in very good shape and had plenty of gorgeous fish. Larger life was a little harder to find where we were. But I went for the Minke encounters and that did not disappoint. In fact, the crew said we had the longest and best they'd seen in a long time. The whales would glide by looking at us, getting closer as they felt comfortable. One time, I counted 6 underneath me at the same time. It was amazing!

        Diving Australia in June on the Spoilsport Liveaboard
        Riaan R
        South Africa
        8.0
        Very good

        We enjoyed the diving in Australia the dive sites where filled with sea life and the size of the reefs was most impressive.

        Diving Australia in June on the Spirit of Freedom Liveaboard
        Troy M
        United States
        8.4
        Very good

        I'd love to come back and dive c I code hole and other parts of reef

        Diving Australia in June on the Ocean Quest
        Anna M
        United Kingdom
        8.8
        Fabulous

        I loved it. There are dive sites in other countries which have more colour but as an Australian I had always wanted to come to the Barrier Reef and I would love to come back and see more.

        Diving Australia in May on the Spoilsport Liveaboard
        perry R
        United States
        9.6
        Exceptional

        The water is a fantastic blue color and just calls your name to get in it!

        Diving Australia in May on the ScubaPro I
        Ryan M
        United Kingdom
        8.4
        Very good

        Good instructors, safe, perhaps a bit too crowded occasionally

        Diving Australia in April on the ScubaPro I
        Michael S
        United States
        8.0
        Very good

        Overall most dive sites are pretty good. Lots of color corals, soft corals and sea fans. For the dives we did, not as much big sea life. May be that where osprey reef dive is about

        Diving Australia in April on the Spirit of Freedom Liveaboard
        Luciana C
        Brazil
        9.6
        Exceptional

        I felt blesses to have this opportunity.

        Diving Australia in March on the Ocean Quest
        Madeline M
        United States
        10.0
        Exceptional

        Very good! I felt very safe and saw lots of sealife.

        Diving Australia in February on the ScubaPro II
        Preston H
        United States
        10.0
        Exceptional

        I had a GREAT time and will remember it forever. Thanks for the opportunity and the fun times.

        Diving Australia in March on the Ocean Quest
        Sandor H
        Australia
        10.0
        Exceptional

        Best diving in the world But I'm local so biased.

        Diving Australia in March on the Ocean Quest
        Simon N
        United Kingdom
        10.0
        Exceptional

        Been 3 times in 6 years, and can't wait to return.

        Diving Australia in February on the Spirit of Freedom Liveaboard
        Bruno P
        Portugal
        9.2
        Superb

        Will do it again if i have the oportunity

        Diving Australia in February on the Spoilsport Liveaboard
        cedric C
        Belgium
        10.0
        Exceptional

        it was estonishing for me that we could dive only my buddy and myself. I was scared at the beginning, than I realized it is doable and enjoyable. Anyway, there were dive masters with us when we mention we prefer it. Fish are bigger Not used to the stinger issue

        Diving Australia in January on the Spirit of Freedom Liveaboard
        Jan S
        Denmark
        8.4
        Very good

        Over the top. Best I have Seen.

        Diving Australia in January on the Ocean Quest
        Desmond M
        Canada
        10.0
        Exceptional

        better than anywhere i've previously gone

        Diving Australia in January on the Spoilsport Liveaboard
        Trent H
        United States
        8.0
        Very good

        Australia is probably my favorite of the 27 countries I've visited. Awesome place.

        Diving Australia in December on the ScubaPro I
        Craig H
        United States
        9.6
        Exceptional

        Overall, it was an excellent experience.

        Diving Australia in December on the ScubaPro II
        Michael S
        Germany
        8.0
        Very good

        Very nice. Would do it again in a heartbeat.

        Diving Australia in October on the ScubaPro II
        Sally B
        United States
        8.4
        Very good

        Excellent, much better than the USA! More pristine, less traffic. Spirit of Freedom took us to remote sites due to wonderful weather conditions.

        Diving Australia in November on the Spirit of Freedom Liveaboard
        Limin K
        United States
        9.2
        Superb

        Unfortunately I couldn't remember what's where in the trip. Overall I loved getting close to the large fish and see creatures. We played with the giant potato cods, watched a manta ray doing barrel rolls, fed some rather eager sharks, saw a sleeping turtle, and huge school of baracuta.

        Diving Australia in November on the Spoilsport Liveaboard
        sheryl R
        United States
        8.8
        Fabulous

        Out of this works wonderful!!!

        Diving Australia in November on the Spirit of Freedom Liveaboard
        Philippe A
        France
        8.4
        Very good

        Good. Professional organization, client's listening and dedication, safety. A must

        Diving Australia in October on the Spoilsport Liveaboard
        Patrick O
        United States
        9.6
        Exceptional

        It went great, look forward to doing this again.

        Diving Australia in July on the ScubaPro I
        Keryn A
        Australia
        10.0
        Exceptional

        As a new diver having only dived in Thailand when I obtained my diver certification, I don't have a lot to compare with. I can't imagine that there would be too many other places to dive in the world that would compare to the beauty of diving in such wonderful sites, combined with such a professional and friendly dive crew.

        Diving Australia in September on the Spoilsport Liveaboard
        Hyokyun S
        South Korea
        10.0
        Exceptional

        Everything is good. Clear visivility, colorful fishes. But cold

        Diving Australia in July on the ScubaPro I
        Walt B
        United States
        10.0
        Exceptional

        The Liveaboard boat was high quality and the diving is good if not great in some areas so I was very happy with my Australian dive trip

        Diving Australia in September on the Spoilsport Liveaboard
        Roger V
        Netherlands
        10.0
        Exceptional

        The outer reefs are in good condition

        Diving Australia in July on the Spirit of Freedom Liveaboard
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