Liveaboard diving is the ultimate way to experience and explore the wonders of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Cruise the pristine Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea in total comfort and safety.
Most of the best dive sites that the Great Barrier Reef has to offer can only be reached by liveaboard. Liveaboards minimise travel times, while maximising your scuba diving and snorkelling time on the reefs.
The Osprey Reef and Coral Sea has some of the most amazing dive sites suitable for advanced divers. There are 1,000 metre wall drop offs and a Shark Feed dive that attracts Black tip, White tip and Silver tip reef sharks along with Queensland Groupers, Potato Cod, Bumphead Parrotfish, Coral Trout, Red Bass and Trevally.
The occasional hammerhead can also be seen. The water is so clear with visibility sometimes in excess of 50 metres.
The Osprey Reef is located 350km northeast of Cairns with a cruise time of around 20 hours. Snorkeling opportunities on the outer reefs are limited due to the depth of the reefs.
The Ribbon Reefs are 250km north of Cairns, approximately 10 hours in cruise time. Here you will find the world famous "Cod Hole" and be amazed by the size of the friendly, giant Potato Cod. Visibility on the Ribbon Reefs can be up to 40 metres. Trips to the Ribbon Reefs are suitable for both beginner and advanced divers and non-divers / snorkelers. Minke Whales frequent the area in June and July.
Lizard Island is the closest land mass to these sections of the Great Barrier Reef. The shorter 3 and 4 night trips to the Ribbon Reefs or Coral Sea will include a low-level scenic flight to / from Cairns to Lizard Island before joining the liveaboard via a tender transfer, whilst on the combined 7 night trips you will cruise all the way. Water temperature ranges from 23 degrees Celsius in winter to 29 degrees Celsius in summer.