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What to expect on a Broome liveaboard
Liveaboard diving in Broome offers divers an excellent variety of coral, fish and invertebrate life, including many rare species. Due to Broome’s remote location, the underwater landscape and the marine life are undisturbed, and the number of Broome liveaboards is still very small, meaning untouched pristine scuba diving for the lucky ones that head out this way on their Australian liveaboard.
As the waters off this part of Western Australia are some of the most scarcely visited in the country, the result is an array of incredibly healthy and bio-diverse coral reefs, waiting to be explored.
Liveaboard Diving From Broome
If you have made it as far as Broome, it's certainly worth making the most of your time here as a scuba diver, and the best way of doing this is by boarding a diving liveaboard trip to sample the isolated reefs and crystal clear waters that make for some of the best and unspoilt marine reserves Australia has to offer.
Liveaboard.com features Odyssey, a 24 metre catamaran with deluxe accommodation and equipped with all the mod cons you'd expect from a top class diving vessel - including air conditioning, large plasma TVs, and reliable electricity. Sailing from Broome on board Odyssey you'll be embarking on a cruise of normally 8 days/7 nights, during which guests can enjoy the remote waters of the Rowley Shoals, located some 300 kilometres from the mainland and made up of three reefs, the Mermaid Reef, the Clerke Reef and the Imperieuse Reef. This remote dive park is the perfect liveaboard diving cruise and ranks as one of the most pristine marine areas in the world.
Here, underwater enthusiasts will view 3 huge coral atolls that make up this unique marine reserve, teaming with life amongst some of the most pristine coral formations on the planet. There's every form of tropical species here, including huge schools of darting small fish, to majestic Manta Rays and circling Sharks. The water is glasslike with visibility often over 50 metres, and warm - commonly reaching a lovely 30 degrees Celsius. Dives range from easy lagoon based sites in aquarium conditions, to thrilling and adrenalin pumping drifts in the strong currents that this area is known for. The season is normally limited to between September and December, and as a result these liveaboard trips fill up quickly - early booking is advised!
Scuba divers will enjoy premier diving, superior service and luxury accommodations for the pinnacle of diving holidays from their Broome liveaboard.
Getting to Broome
Broome is one of the most isolated settlements in Australia (and that is saying something for this country!). Unless you are driving around Australia as part of a longer trip, you'll need to fly here. The airport is conveniently located, and is well served domestically - the majority of flights arrive from and depart to Perth, the state capital of Western Australia.
Perth has a large airport served by many international airlines and it's generally straight forward to fly directly into here from overseas. It's then easy enough to catch a connecting domestic flight up to Broome, where you can join your liveaboard team.