Ocean Quest Liveaboard, Australia

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The OceanQuest Liveaboard is a 36m Catamaran offering year-round dive trips to the magnificent Outer Great Barrier Reef in Australia. The OceanQuest liveaboard is permanently moored at the Outer Reef and guests are transferred by fast boat from Cairns. This liveaboard offers the ultimate in flexible liveaboard itineraries, with OceanQuest departures available every day of the week. Guests can enjoy a single night stay or multiple nights to experience the best of Great Barrier Reef diving.

The luxurious OceanQuest liveaboard was refurbished in 2017 and has 22 cabins, each with an en-suite bathroom, air conditioning and a TV. Split over 3 decks, the OceanQuest liveaboard offers plenty of space for relaxing after a full day of diving. There is a large air-conditioned lounge to enjoy, a well-stocked bar area with entertainment system, and spacious dining room. The sun decks are perfect for soaking up the warm Australian sun between dives. The OceanQuest team provide 3 meals per day, served buffet style in the large dining area.

There really is something for everyone with the OceanQuest liveaboard, with options for certified divers, introductory divers and snorkelers. Guests can explore numerous outer Great Barrier Reef dive sites with OceanQuest and enjoy up to five dives a day; 4 day dives and 1 night dive. Non-diving guests are also welcome aboard.

OceanQuest liveaboard divers have the option to experience the Great Barrier Reef at night in a whole new way with Fluoro Night Diving. This incredible dive uses specialist torches and mask filters to bring the reef to life in an array of fluorescent colours (extra charge applies). Nightly Shark In The Dark dives offer the chance to jump in and see the Great Barrier Reef sharks at night. Whale fans can even join an OceanQuest liveaboard ‘Meet The Minke’ whale diving safari (available in June and July).

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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, Alcoholic Beverages, Dive Guide ($15 per dive), Introductory Dive, Underwater Camera, Dive gear rental for Minke Trips, Tax/levies: AUD 60/ Levies for Minke Whale Season trips: AUD 80

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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
  • En-Suite bathrooms

Food & Drinks

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

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, 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.


Diving

  • Nitrox available
  • 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.


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 and Safety

  • 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

  • 9.0 Superb
  • 110 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    8.7
  2. Crew
    8.5
  3. Food
    9.5
  4. Diving
    9.0
  5. Value
    9.1
  • 8.0 Very good
  • kumjin K
  • South Korea South Korea
nice diving site to learn scubadiving

night diving was very exciting! giant trevally run everywhere and i looked at the blinking eyes of white tip sharks and turtles.

Recommended for
value for money / flexible schedule/night diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Klaus D
  • United States United States
Fun Times

Nick and Jonathan took me on a great night dive. Turtles, sharks, colorful coral, and a crew that cares. Everything is well organized. Food was good, and the company was great. I would highly recommend this dive!

Recommended for
Great dives, great accommodations, and fantastic company
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ethan H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Deep Sea Divers Den Cairns made it a fabulous trip

An extremely well run dive operation. Ollie and his staff from Deep divers Den Cairns were very friendly and approachable which was only second to their professionalism. Both my son and I are qualified PADI Instructors so we do comment with some degree of knowledge in this area. My enire family had a very enjoyable time on board and I would recommend Divers Den Cairns to anybody considering this type of package or diving instruction. I observed (pinching Ideas) several Instructor delivering training during our trip and this was to a high standard.

Recommended for
friendly efficient staff,good dive sites,excellent food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Shay G
  • United States United States
No regrets, completely satisfied.

I personally enjoyed the morning dives the most. Guides were worth their time and the additional 15 to have someone who knows where everything is on the reef. I don't know anyone on the boat that did EVERY dive they offered for the time, but everyone still felt like they got their money's worth. If you want a chance to see the reef on a budget, lodging and food included, this is a great way to do it!

Recommended for
Early morning dives, Experienced/friendly workers, en suite bathroom
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Shira G
  • United States United States
Fantastic dive trip

Beautiful dives, amazing minke encounters, really great crew, comfortable boat, reliable rental gear, yummy food

Recommended for
Diving/ minke snorkels, attentive & kind crew, good food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Denise B
  • United States United States
Fantastic Reef experience!

Being on the Great Barrier Reef!

Recommended for
The crew was friendly and helpful, food was good.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Robert H
  • United States United States
A good reef visit

The highlight of our trip was seeing sea life that we had not been able to see before on our snorkel trips in Hawaii and the Caribbean.

Recommended for
We enjoyed multiple opportunities to snorkel, the crew was friendly and helpful, and the reef was beautiful
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Antro S
  • Finland Finland
Fantastic!

Everything was working perfectly; all instructions were clear and timetable was kept to the minute - very assuring for a not-so-experienced diver. Food was good and there was enough of it;-) The great barrier reef itself of course was the highlight!

Recommended for
Friendly yet professional staff, well organised operations, great barrier reef
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Gabriel D
  • United States United States
Had the BEST time on the Ocean Quest!!

Had an amazing time on the Ocean Quest; I booked 11 days/10nights which was unheard of, but everyone involved was very accommodating to my goals, as I really wanted to do 50 dives on one trip. I also brought my father along for the trip and he too had an unforgettable time! I stayed on the boat so long I saw the crew change a few times, all of whom I now count among my friends. I highly recommend a trip on the Ocean Quest to anyone and everyone, and I will be returning for another trip in July to dive with my friends and dive with the minke whales!! #bestcrewever

Recommended for
The crew! 50 dives in 11 days! Best crew ever!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • James N
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Dives, Equipment, Crew, Service and Location. All second to none!

A once in a lifetime opportunity to see the fantastic array of wildlife available from White Tip reef sharks all the way to Clown fish and Turtles. Fantastic.

Recommended for
Variety of dive locations. Excellent equipment. Friendly And helpful Crew.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Brenda S
  • United States United States
Great!

6am dawn dives Fluoro night dive Friendly and nice crew Will, Beltran, Ollie were awesome!

Recommended for
Staff, divers from all over the world, colour tropical fish
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Jean francois C
  • Canada Canada
Fantastic team and a awesome experience

Many differents spots for diving Good monitoring of thy equipement Logistic and timing team perfect Only minus was the janitor men that was cleaning our room while we took our final shower...and pressing us to finish packing our luggages.....!,,,

Recommended for
Fluor night diving good food feeling at home
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Wilma S
  • Canada Canada
I felt special

Every staff member remembered my name which made me feel special. The equipment was great, the staff were helpful informative and kind. The meals were truly tasty and healthy. I appreciated that.

Recommended for
The staff, the safety, the meals
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Te-Anu B
  • Australia Australia
Fantastic

Diving with the sharks and a very close encounter with a Turtle who enjoyed being hand fed.

Recommended for
Diving, company food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Catherine K
  • Canada Canada
Welcoming experience

Being in the middle of the sea watching sharks hunt at night

Recommended for
Friendly helpful staff, sunsets, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Thomas M
  • United States United States
Awsome Diving Experience

Everything ran smoothly from start to finish. The diving was extremely well organized, professional, on time, and maxed out the diving with up to 5 a day starting at 6AM and finishing with a night dive. The crew are exceptional: well trained, friendly, helpful, fun, and really made the trip enjoyable. The diving itself was excellent, and I highly recommend the fluorescent night dive if you can manage it. Saw turtles, sharks, barracuda and too many other fish to mention. A great experience. Thomas M

Recommended for
The Crew, The Crew, The Crew
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Mark M
  • United States United States
It really was a dream come true.

The highlights of the trip were diving on multiple sites of the Great Barrier Reef, sleeping at sea, swimming with the sharks at night, jumping into a swarm of jelly fish, and meeting so many other people from so many different parts of the world. It was a great trip.

Recommended for
Diving, diving guides, and comrades
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Joshua J
  • United States United States
Great first liveaboard trip!

We very much enjoyed the trip! The crew was great, very friendly and seemed to really enjoy working on the oceanquest. The accommodations and food were also surprisingly good. We went in late January and the water visibility was not its best, but diving was still great and we saw a lot. Would recommend the trip, we plan to do more liveaboards after our first great experience!!

Recommended for
Ability to do self guided dives, meeting new friends on board, the crew!
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Simon K
  • Denmark Denmark
Perfect

The helpful staff/Crew of the boat and the experience of the sites where we were diving . So good! Sky high recommendation from here!

Recommended for
Crew, service, Food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • LIAM R
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
3day Trip:Amazing

Everything. 12 dives to choose from, all options to have with a guide which was perfect for us newbies. Rooms were spacious and clean. Food was excellent lots of salad and veg, huge portions. Staff always smiling and were knowledgeable and felt safe in their hands. Fav dives: night and sunrise!

Recommended for
The dives, personable friendly guides and comfort on-board
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Kevin T
  • United States United States
Great crew and value

Seeing white tip sharks, turtles, huge schools of fish, and much more.

Recommended for
Guides, value, crew
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Karin S
  • Sweden Sweden
The best of all trips!

The full combo of professional and friendly staff with the food, the diving and meeting new friends! Just fantastic!

Recommended for
The boat, the fantastic team on board, the diving!
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jenny B
  • Sweden Sweden
Fantastic and safe

To get up early see the sun rise over the horizon, dive into the hot sparkling water, wake up some sharks, greet a turtle, teas a triggerfish and afterwards have a wonderful breakfast and share the experience with lovely divers

Recommended for
Professional staff, nice dive sites, good food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Megan S
  • United States United States
Ocean Quest = The Ocean's Best!

The crew's professionalism and friendly demeanor really made this trip special. Between their dedication to safety, jovial sense of humor, skilled diving abilities, and all around authentic joy for their work, I felt welcomed to the Great Barrier Reef like a member of the family. Top marks all across the board.

Recommended for
Crew, Sites, Accommodations
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Damon K
  • United States United States
Absolutely AMAZING

Well this was my first trip out to the Great Barrier Reef. So I did not know what to expect. Low and behold I was absolutely blow away by everything! The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The diving....well what can I say anything but AWESOME! You MUST do the FLORA NIGHT DIVE with the UV lights. It opens a whole new world of experiencing the Reef. I can't thank the crew enough for a wonderful and memorable Dive Trip. I will be back for sure!

Recommended for
The Diving, the Crew, the new people I got to meet.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Yaakov D
  • Israel Israel
Excellent experience

The most professional and friendly staff of Ocean Quest, Deep Sea Divers Den: Andrés Cózar Piña, Mike, Cedric and Tom. Love these guys.

Recommended for
The food, the friendly and professional crew, the fish and corals
  • 4.4 Review score
  • Stein Magne S
  • Norway Norway
Bad

Get in the water.

Recommended for
Sunny, short trip, nice n freandly turist n costumers
  • 5.6 Review score
  • Juan Pablo B
  • Italy Italy
It's ok for the price one pays.

It's ok for the price one pays.

Recommended for
It's ok for the price one pays.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Rick James! C
  • United States United States
Great crew and accommodations.

This was a Dwarf Minke Whale diving trip, so that was easily the best part of the whole adventure. We had multiple days with the whales and were expertly guided to some of the best dive spots in the area.

Recommended for
Dive deck, crew and locations.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Curg C
  • United States United States
The trip was great, the memories are awesome

This was our honeymoon. Meeting new people in this setting is a really nice experience, but The Great Barrier Reef is the highlight. The crew was great and I felt safe. Safety is a high priority with Ocean Quest. Thank you so much... -Curg November 2017

Recommended for
The crew, the cabin, the gear
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Peter B
  • Germany Germany
Very international crew and guest.

Seeing the mink whales

Recommended for
Very untouched diving spots, nice crew, fantastic food
  • 8.4 Very good
  • John M
  • United States United States
Ocean Quest was amazing!

This was our first experience with self-guided diving and it was something that I was very nervous about when we arrived. The staff did such a good job of explaining the dives and the directions that I loved every dive. My favorite was the Lion Fish Bommie. But then again, I loved them all.

Recommended for
I loved the staff, the dives, and our experiences on the Ocean Quest
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Clare B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Fantastic experience

The quantity, quality and variety of the dives. I loved living on the boat and just eating, sleeping, diving. The crew were fantastic and I did my Openwater Advanced qualification having not planned to because the instructors were so good. The night dives were a real highlight, the best being the fluro dive I did on the last night. I would highly recommend a liveaboard on Ocean Quest.

Recommended for
Energy and enthusiasm of the crew and instructors, dive sites, food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Ian W
  • Australia Australia
Whales, Whales, Whales !!!!

Minke whales

Recommended for
Relaxed atmosphere, great dive guides, plenty of space.
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Janan W
  • United States United States
Great experience on Ocean Quest!

My husband and I loved our time on the Ocean Quest🐬🐳! The entire crew was upbeat, helpful and fun. The dive sites were wonderful and Peter and I were fortunate to be guided by two terrific scuba guides, Tomas and Mike. They were both patient with our needs and led us through some beautiful dive sites which were filled with a fantastic variety of fish and wonderful coral. David the cook was also great and prepared excellent meals. He even made special dishes for me because of my dietary restrictions,.Emily was amazing! She was a Wonder Woman who filled her multitude of responsibilities was warmth and professionalism. I wish we could remember everyone’s name, because the staff was terrific! Thank you for a very memorable experience! Best wishes, Jan & Peter Whelan🐬🐳

Recommended for
Great crew, food and scuba guides!
  • 9.2 Superb
  • john M
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
great value,great diving,great crew

swimming along for ages with a laidback turtle,easy going sharks,and lots of colourful fish,warm water and little tide,the weather wasn't bad either

Recommended for
the diving,the reef,and relaxed atmosphere
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Anon
Absolutely the best diving I have experienced!

Evening socializing with friendly staff. One on one dive guide and conversing about the dive afterwards. Making contacts and connecting with them after returning. Absolutely not to be missed if you want to dive!!!

Recommended for
Staff, expert equipment, fun evenings.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Gemma F
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
One of the best experiences from start to finish. I was so sad to leave the boat and go back to land!

I was a new diver who only had 6 dives under her belt. The guidance and support from the staff with dive briefings, advice and safety was exceptional and put me at ease from start to finish. By the end of my first day I was comfortable and confident in my diving ability. Every day we had a different dive site so it was really varied and doing up to five dives a day was so great as I loved being in the water for as much as possible. I would recommend to anyone. It was an unbelievable and unbeatable few days and my only regret is that we didn't stay for more days! Thanks for an amazing trip!

Recommended for
The staff were wonderful, both friendly/approachable but safe and professions. The boat was so comfortable. The food was quality!
  • 9.2 Superb
  • hyeonjin J
  • South Korea South Korea
Best ever!

nice spot for diving, friendly crews and foods

Recommended for
foods, friendly crews, comfortable bed
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Tracey S
  • New Zealand New Zealand
Fantastic dive guides and dive sites.

Personalised service. They made my daughter a birthday cake for her 21st onboard.Great to spend 3 days on the reef with awesome crew and dive sites.

Recommended for
Watching my daughter pass her advanced training, sharks in the dark, close encounters with turtles.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jayoun L
  • South Korea South Korea
Awesome memory!

Morning dive!

Recommended for
Shower in the cabin, well organized gears and schedule, nice people!!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Heidi S
  • United States United States
Great!

Diving!! :) Amazing time.

Recommended for
Diving, diving, diving. Meeting other travelers, Crew, accomidations.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Lincoln S
  • Brazil Brazil
Unforgettable

The place as its self.

Recommended for
Location, crew as food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sara M
  • United States United States
I had an amazing trip.

The crew did an amazing job with the dive briefings and helpful information. The food was amazing and the rooms were clean. Pat did a great job with the dive he lead and Paolo did interesting talks in the evening during dessert.

Recommended for
Food, crew, people
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Darrell S
  • United States United States
It was an amazing and relaxing experience!

The friendliness of the crew, the great diving and amazing views made the trip a great adventure. It was very relaxing and the crew made us feel at home. We loved the dives, new friends we made and amount of time in between dives that allowed to relax and not be too tired to dive. The food and crew made our trip extraordinary. Thank you!!!

Recommended for
Friendly crew, great food and awesome diving.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ailin K
  • Taiwan Taiwan
Excellent minke whale liveaboard experience

We saw so many minke whales, like abt 30 and above over 2 days. How lucky. The crew was very professional and international. Food was excellent. Really enjoyed the trip :)

Recommended for
Minke whales (lots), food, crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Duncan H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
The best way to experience the Great Barrier Reef!

Seeing the minke whales was really special

Recommended for
1) the excellent staff 2) the minke whale snorkelling 3) the dive sites
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Aleksandrina D
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria
Amazing

New experience and way of feeling! The crew made us feel perfect! Especially the supervisor - Sirio ! I recommend everybody - try it !

Recommended for
Crew, Adventure, Atmosphere
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Jessica M
  • United States United States
Fantastic Boat, Service, and Crew

12 beautiful dives on the Great Barrier Reef. Wonderful, friendly, enthusiastic crew. Good food. Good company with fellow divers, fantstic overall.

Recommended for
Food, diving comfort, fantastic location!
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Lisa M
  • United States United States
Ocean Quest and her crew were delightful.

Finding Nemo was awesome, and spotting white tip Reef shark, as well as Titan Reef fish that looked like massive Humhumnukunuku apui'i

Recommended for
Diving in remote location, seeing exotic sea life, multiple easy dives
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Sandor H
  • Australia Australia
Ohhh sooo gooood

This was my second trip,wth this live aboard. There is a reason why I went back. They are awesome. I will be going back again and taking friends. I managed in just one of the 10 dives available to me over 3 days, got to see all of the things I was looking forward to see including a moray eel, turtles and the all famous Nemo.

Recommended for
Value for money. Great staff and so awesome.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jose R
  • United States United States
They spoiled me rotten!

Not having to bring any of my gear was a huge plus. The cabins were very comfortable thanks to the aircon. I loved being able to go to my room and rinse off after each dive. The food was good, just temper your expectations to buffet level quality and you'll be happy. The night diving was a completely different and amazing experience.

Recommended for
Easy, comfortable, value
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Christopher D
  • Canada Canada
Wonderful

The beautiful Great Barrier Reef! The great staff Mary,Tobias,Ryan,Palo

Recommended for
Safe diving great staff the whole experience
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Roger K
Great refresher for a novice diver

seeing a turtle and swimming around the reef.

Recommended for
efficiency and friendliness of staff, Luke especially; the number of dives we were able to make in only 24 hours.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Pieter S
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Amazing!

Very professional, nice, funny crew! All up a great live aboard experience

Recommended for
Crew, value for money, all around organization
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Mike W
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Great experience

Some amazing diving. Friendly staff (on the most part) and great value for money.

Recommended for
Efficiency, staff & cleanliness
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Anonymous
Best experience of our lives

Our 12 year old daughter swam with a manta ray, sea turtles came to make friends with our 15 year old daughter. They saw sting rays, devil rays and were given so much support and encouragement by all the crew. Most amazing experience was during night dive. Our 12 year old was on the deck as it lowered into the water for fish feeding ( snorkelled). As it lowered, tiny fish swarmed over her and a reef shark was swept onto the platform by the current. It's position meant it washed onto Imogen's arm, so she was face to face with it!! It was gone again within seconds as the currency pulled it back, but it was a one una lifetime thing for our Immie, who wants to become a marine biologist. Crew were incredible. Food was awesome.

Recommended for
Crew, expertise of marine biologists, crew!
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Emily F
  • United States United States
Great Trip

Definitely a trip of a lifetime, I'm going back as soon as possible. The dive locations kept getting better and better as the days went on which was absolutely amazing :)

Recommended for
Very friendly staff, learned everyones names and helped out getting ready, informative about reefs
  • 8.4 Very good
  • David P
  • Australia Australia
Diving and more diving!

Staff went out of their way to make sure the trip was as enjoyable as possible, really great trip

Recommended for
Lots of dives, very friendly staff, night dive!
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Rene P
  • United States United States
Superb!

The diving spots. Feeding the sharks. Night dive was great.

Recommended for
Friendliness of the staff. The boat is big and good. Location excellent. Complete diving equipement.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Mariano O
  • Australia Australia
Best crew ever and awesome diving sites

Awesome diving expirience, the diving sites were all very interesting but overall the quality of the crew

Recommended for
Crew very friendly, knowledgeable and gear was always ready to go
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Solange S
  • Brazil Brazil
It was amazing !

Diving!

Recommended for
Crew, food and diving!
  • 7.2 Good
  • Phillip K
  • Germany Germany
Great People but old boats

Diving

Recommended for
Team, Food locations
  • 7.6 Good
  • kimberly F
  • United States United States
wonderful staff

The staff learned all our names. The rental equipment didn't fit me (fins), but they worked to get me new fins and even lent me theirs. The food was excellent.

Recommended for
the staff was nice and helpful, the food was great, the boat was clean and comfortable
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Eric S
  • Canada Canada
Dive, dive and dive again! Very nice diving environment.

Same as above....

Recommended for
Quick transfer from the coast, the crew, the setup for diving on the boat
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Karol K
  • Poland Poland
Great diving trip

Well organised experience and good value for money

Recommended for
guides, food, price
  • 7.6 Good
  • Bryan M
  • Canada Canada
Good visibility & lots to see.

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.
  • 7.6 Good
  • Brian D
  • Canada Canada
To be able to experience the Great Barrier Reef is a once in a lifetime opportunity

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
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Elizabeth C
  • United States United States
great staff, comfortable

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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jose D
  • Spain Spain
Awesome

Twin peaks was the most beautiful spot

Recommended for
The crew the crew and the crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Taylor M
  • United States United States
An incredible experience that I would recommend to alll.

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.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Jared H
  • United States United States
Amazing first trip to the reef

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
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • mark B
  • United States United States
Ocean Quest Fulfilled

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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • bertrand P
  • France France
3 great days of diving on the reef

reef diving from the annex boat

Recommended for
staff professionalism, dives, dives
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Danny B
  • United States United States
Very enjoyable trip that I wish lasted longer.

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.

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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.
  • 7.6 Good
  • Helga B
  • Italy Italy
Great experience

Crew availability

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Nice Crew . confortable vessel. Good snorkeling and diving.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Marty A
  • New Zealand New Zealand
Deep Sea Divers Den Liveaboard was awesome thanks!

All round great time! Highly recommended.

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Crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Amanda G
  • United States United States
Great 3 day 2 night dive trip on Oceanquest 2

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

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Awesome dive guides, professional crew, organized (from the booking until we left)
  • 5.6 Review score
  • fred W
  • Australia Australia
No as good as other Liveaboard experiences

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

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Big bedroom
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Jiheun L
  • South Korea South Korea
Fantastic!!!!!

Minke~!! Every different five site~!!

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Crew, dive site, vessle
  • 10 Exceptional
  • virginie M
  • France France
Great experience

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

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Crew service (friendliness professionalism food organisation)
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Christine R
  • New Zealand New Zealand
Had a great trip Thoroughly enjoyed it

Night diving and beautiful coral

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Friendly Efficient Great diving
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Troy M
  • United States United States
Amazing time destination is a true bucket list

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

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Dive masters, food, weather
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Ivor M
  • United States United States
Great Trip...nice boat, great staff

Diving

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Diving was safe and well managed
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Elizabeth S
  • United States United States
This should be on your bucket list

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.

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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.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Theres Beatriz B
  • Germany Germany
Great trip if you do it yourself

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!

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Crew, boat, food
  • 7.6 Good
  • Yin Lan T
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong
Great Experience

See turtle

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Different diving locations, good food and good view
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Troy M
  • United States United States
Amazing time destination is a true bucket list

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

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Dive masters, food, weather
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Yao Yang T
  • Singapore Singapore
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).

Night dives

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Night dive, Jess and felix were good guides (the rest not as good), josh the chef just exudes happiness
  • 7.2 Good
  • federico P
  • Italy Italy
Very Nice

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Good dive master and good dive in a good place
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Mikhail R
  • Russia Russia
I do not recommend this trip

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

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Divemasters Alice, Curtis.I can not note something else
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Karolina K
  • Poland Poland
Crew was very helpful and experienced

Diving with trumpetfish!

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The crew, the dive sites, the boat
  • 8.0 Very good
  • John M
  • Australia Australia
Worth doing.

Diving with different people.

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Crew, diving and the interaction with the crew.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Jana K
  • Germany Germany
I had an amazing time and would recommend it to everyone!! :)

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

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People, fun, food!
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Justin L
  • Netherlands Netherlands
So much fun

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

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Night dive
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Anonymous
Superb

Loved everything about the trip but the flouro dive was amazing jumping into the ocean at night full of sharks OMG what a buzz.

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Crew diving efficiency
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Luciana C
  • Brazil Brazil
Amazing

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.

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People, confort and crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Todd S
  • United States United States
Absolutely awesome in all aspects

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.

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1) dives, 2) crew, 3) food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Preston H
  • United States United States
The crew was GREAT! A great experience. Thanks to you all!

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

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The crew, the friendliness, the value.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Te-Anu B
  • Australia Australia
Fantastic

Fantastic can not rate it enough

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Diving food and people