Odyssey Liveaboard, Australia

from US$ 316 / day
9.210 "Superb"   3 Verified Reviews
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    The custom built 24m MV Odyssey Liveaboard offers limited diving trips to the Rowley Shoals, Australia. The advanced catamaran design ensures that the Odyssey Liveaboard is incredibly stable, quiet and spacious. 

    Up to 20 guests on board the M/V Odyssey Liveaboard are catered to with 6 deluxe double cabins and 4 twin share cabins, each equipped with individually controlled air-conditioning, storage units and bar fridges. The spacious dining area can accommodate all guests aboard the MV Odyssey Liveaboard, or you can choose alfresco dining on the upper outdoor deck. All meals are prepared fresh daily and dietary requirements can be catered to with advance notice. There are three other outdoor viewing decks for further relaxation and comfort and the MV Odyssey Liveaboard is also equipped with state of the art viewing and surround sound systems, large plasma & LCD screens and DVD players to keep guests entertained.

    The Odyssey Liveaboard is accompanied by 'Homer', a 12m expedition vessel which will ensure you reach the best dive and snorkel spots in comfort and with ease.

    Let the experienced crew of the MV Odyssey Liveaboard help you to create an unforgettable dive vacation in the Rowley Shoals Australia, where less than 200 people a year are privileged to experience the amazing conditions of the Marine Park. Don't miss out on this unique adventure and book today!

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    Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals

    Excluded: Alcoholic beverages, Beers $4.00 stubbie, Wine $25-$35 bottle, Champagne $25-$40 bottle, Spirits $5.00 shot - subject to changes without notice. Dive gear is not available to rent on the boat (independent companies in Broome to rent dive gear). Due to changes in medical evacuation procedures we now strongly recommend passengers take Odyssey's travel insurance which does not just cover medical expenses but covers medical evacuation. If you choose not to take out insurance then you need to bring along a credit card to ensure payment to the Royal Flying Doctor Service in the unlikely event that a medical evacuation is needed.

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    Boat features

    • Laundry Service
    • Leisure Deck
    • Shaded diving deck
    • Camera Station
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Audio & video entertainment
    • Library
    • Air Conditioned saloon
    • Aircon Cabins
    • Sun Deck
    • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
    • Warm Water Showers
    • Photography Station
    • Outdoor Dining
    • Separate rinse for u/w camera
    • Camera room with table and charging point
    • Custom built for diving
    • Charging stations
    • Observation deck

    Food & Drinks

    • Western Food
    • Local Food
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Buffet style
    • Beer available
    • Selection of wines
    • Fine Cuisine
    • Snacks All Day

    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!


    • DIN Adaptors
    • Dive deck
    • Tenders for diving

    The crew speaks English.

    Drawings & Vessel Layouts

    MV Odyssey Deck Plan floorplan


    Boat Specifications

    • Year built:2006
    • Year renovated:2015
    • Length:24 metres
    • Deck area:150 sq metres
    • Beam:8 metres
    • Top speed:15 knots
    • Cruising speed:10 knots
    • Engines:2 x Detroit diesel
    • Max guests:20
    • Number of cabins:10
    • Number of bathrooms:4
    • Tenders:1x 12m & 2x 5m
    • Water capacity:2000 litres
    • Fuel capacity:16000 litres
    • Freshwater maker:200 per hour

    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
    • Fishfinder
    • Satellite & mobile phones
    • Bilge pump alarm
    • Search light
    • Engine room CCTV
    • Crew trained in first aid
    • Emergency flares

    Odyssey Reviews

    Superb (out of 10)
    Average score from 3 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through LiveAboard.com and joined the liveaboard can write a review.
    Judy O
    New Zealand
    A very enjoyable trip 7 nights Rowley Shoals, Australia in October

    Odyssey is usually used for trips up into the Kimberley so it is not primarily used as a dive boat. While she was more than adequate, on occasions it was obvious she hadn’t been designed as a dive boat. There are 4 bathrooms (each with hot shower & toilet) on the dive deck, used by punters & crew. None of the rooms have ensuites. The deluxe rooms have a sink, the standard rooms don’t. I had a standard room and it was fine. All have a fridge and separate aircon (although this doesn’t work when the compressor is in action), the mattress was comfortable & there was plenty of storage space. Soft drinks, juices & water provided, beer, wine & spirits extra. Diving is done from “Homer”, the tender. All of us dived from the one tender and while there was more than enough space, it took a while to pick everybody up / get everybody on board / into the water. An extra zodiac would improve efficiency significantly. There was no dedicated camera area on Odyssey, but a crate with fresh water to rinse cameras off in afterwards. Luckily, most of us just had GoPros but I think if anyone had a large camera / complex set up they may have found it annoying. There was a hose at the back of the boat to rinse of wetsuits etc after each dive but nothing to soak them in – I generally rinsed mine off in the shower. Nitrox was not available. We missed one dive as the compressor broke. Crew were easy going, friendly and efficient. Liam the chef kept the good food coming. Cooked breakfast every second day and on the days with no cooked breakfast you got dessert. I put on weight on the trip!! Plenty of snack food available – home baked cookies, fresh fruit…. It was about a 20 hour overnight steam to get to Rowley Shoals from Broome. Seasickness tablets were provided and I took my own concoction and felt fine. Others looked a little green about the gills. We boarded mid afternoon on the first day and our first 2 dives were the second day in the afternoon at Clerke atoll. Then 3-4 dives per day, with 2 on the last day before another overnight steam back to Broome. Fishing also available for those who were keen (I wasn’t but the fishermen in the group seemed pretty contented). The diving was good. We had one dive master for 15 punters… other crew members dived but they went off on their own rather than diving with the group. Max depth 30m, no deco diving. Briefings usually went along the lines of ‘descend to the wall, drift with the current and see what you see, follow the current, come up at 50 bar or 50 minutes, whichever comes first and set your SMB’(!!). Dive master kept an eye on us and pointed some things out but not outstanding at pointing things out but I guess she was busy enough keeping a watch on people which she seemed to do. Dives limited to 50 minutes or 50 bar (sigh, so not long dives) and then you set your SMB and were retrieved by Homer. Currents present but not strong. The diving – I was happy. The best thing for me was the stunning isolation, 360 degrees of horizon, turquoise waters (water temps 29-30 – most people dived in rash suits, I am cold blooded and even I was plenty warm enough in sharkskin!). The coral was pristine (I guess not often visited), colourful… Fish – plenty of white tipped reef sharks, grey reef sharks, saw some leopard sharks & a hammerhead was spotted. Turtles. Potato cod but the big cod promised at cod hole never eventuated. Schooling Trevally, the hugest Bumphead Parrot fish I have ever seen, coral trout, angel fish… many varieties of clown fish… We also had dolphins swimming at the bow of Odyssey and were lucky enough to see a Mama Humpback whale & her calf up close at Mermaid Atoll (this alone made the trip really!). We had 18 dives in the week long trip. Overall a fun trip with a good group of people.

    Recommended for

    isolation, stunning turquoise waters, great food

    Hilma V
    United States
    Dream trip, exceptional diving experience. 7 nights Rowley Shoals, Australia in October

    Abundance of marine life. Acquiring new dive buddies.

    Recommended for

    Pristine reef condition. Clear, warm water. Unplanned encounters with whales/dolphins

    Kathryn T
    New Zealand
    A very special unspoiled place which will always be in my memory 7 nights Rowley Shoals, Australia in October

    The blue clear waters and the unspoiled environment.Drifting together in the water in the current at the end of the trip.Walking on the Sand on the final day. The 2whales wandering around the boat at the first mooring made it feel very special All the dive sites were good .Plenty to see

    Recommended for

    The diving.Sitting out at night watching the stars.The crew were very pleasant and accomodating

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