We propose a 4 days / 4 nights liveaboard diving cruise from Cairns to the Cod Hole and Ribbon Reef with departures on Thursdays on board the MV Taka II.
Departure late afternoon on Thursday towards the Cod Hole. The cruise provides accommodation in twin/double, stateroom with ensuite facilities or quad sharing cabins. Price includes transfers from Cairns, accommodation, all meals, 12 dives, tanks, weights and dive guide/supervisor.
Day 1 (Thursday)
You're journey starts here! Pick up from your Cairns city accommodation will be at 3:00pm to board TAKA, our home on the reef for the next 4 nights. Once we have you all checked in and set up with your dive and snorkel equipment, you may sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as we steam overnight to the northern region of the Great Barrier Reef.
Day 2 (Friday)
Wake up to the sun rising over the Great Barrier Reef. We will enjoy four dives at various sites on the upper Ribbon Reefs, including one night dive, when the reef will transform itself into a completely different setting with all new nocturnal marine life just waiting to meet you. This pristine and unique reef system is an underwater playground teaming with marine life, a real natural wonder for you to explore and enjoy!
Day 3 (Saturday)
We kick the weekend off with more diving and snorkelling opportunities throughout the Ribbon Reefs. Today you will have the opportunity to explore some of the most pristine and untouched areas of the Great Barrier Reef including the world famous Cod Hole. The Cod Hole is home to a family of large Potato Cod. Be surrounded by these intriguing and friendly creatures as you immerse yourself in their underwater habitat for a truly unforgettable experience. Four dives are included in today's itinerary, including another night dive.
Day 4 (Sunday)
Explore more of the Great Barrier Reef at various dive sites along the Ribbon Reefs over four incredible dives. The reef locations that we visit are home to many tropical fish species and offer magnificent viewing of bright mesmerising coral less frequented by any other boats. Today we will conduct an exploration dive as well as visit the world renowned Steve's Bommie, one of the most pristine dive sites the Ribbon Reefs' has to offer. On completion of our final night dive we will steam south, back towards Cairns.
Day 5 (Monday)
Wake up to your last morning on Taka Ribbon Reef Explorer feeling exhilarated! After breakfast, you will be transferred back to your Cairns city accommodation at approximately 9:00am. Please note, itinerary may vary slightly depending on weather.
Prices for the 4 days / 4 nights Liveaboard Diving:
Stateroom: 1,890 AUD per person
Twin/double cabin: 1,770 AUD per person
Quad Share: 1,070 AUD per person
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Diving the Great Barrier Reef on the MV Taka II