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Divers Den
The liveaboard of Divers Den 'Ocean Quest' is a very spacious, modern and comfortable vessel that is popular with divers of all budgets. The vessel takes up to 48 passengers to the Great Barrier Reef. It offers trips in the lower price range. The majority of guests onboard are divers, some snorkellers and some Open Water dive students. Dive training is offered in English. Other language course are available on request. Nitrox is available onboard.
Guests can board Ocean Quest daily, as she is permanently based in the Great Barrier Reef. You will reach the liveaboard with a transfer vessel. If you have a tight travel schedule, you still may be able to fit in a 2-night stay. If you have more time, you can also stay 3 nights and more.
Accommodation
The 35 m catamaran extends over three decks. There is plenty of space in the saloon on the sun deck and the dive deck. The boat has a large saloon area with a bar. The main deck has a large dining room capable of comfortably seating all passengers. The dive deck and some of the cabins are on the main deck. The majority of cabins are on the mid deck.

There are 18 twin share cabins, 4 double cabins and 1 quad share cabin.
All cabins have ensuite facilities, TV, bar fridges and internal phones.
There is room for up to 48 passengers overnight on the reef in comfort.
Dive area
Divers Den has a selection of 17 exclusive moorings on Norman, Saxon and Hastings Reefs which all form part of the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef and are located approximately 50 km (30 miles) east of Cairns. Features of these reefs are pinnacles, lagoons, small caves & gutters and pretty coral gardens. The reefs display a huge variety of tropical marine life with colourful reef fish for example parrot fish, sweet lips, blue spotted stingrays, moray eels and sea stars. You might come across small white tip reef sharks and with a bit of luck barracudas or grey reef sharks. The typical features for the GBR are the many, beautiful giant clams which come in many different colours.

Diving here is pretty easy, ideal for novice divers. Hardly any currents and the best diving is to be found in the shallows, where most of the activity is happening. Maximum depth is between 15 and 30 meters (45-100 feet). The reef tops come up just below the surface, which is ideal for snorkelers. Average visibility is about 10 to 20 meters (30-60 feet), on a very good day even 30 meters (100 feet).

During the Minke Whale season, in June & July each year, the Ocean Quest does excursions along the Ribbon Reefs, the migration pass of the Minke Whales.
Staying Connected
WiFi is not available on board the boat. Mobile phone/tablet users on the Telstra Network will have access to phone, email and internet whilst on board Ocean Quest.

We think...
Great value trip for divers and snorkellers on a tight schedule. Trips operate daily as the liveaboard is permanently based in the Great Barrier Reef. During June/July each year they offer great value for money Minke Whale excursions.
All prices per person
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DIVERS DEN - Minke Whale trips 2019
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Special Minke Whale Trips 2019 Season
Join Divers Den's Ocean Quest for one of their Minke Whale trips. The season for Minke Whale encounters is during June and July only.

2019 DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!


Prices per person/twin share:
AUD 1865.00 Double cabin with ensuite
AUD 1785.00 Twin cabin with ensuite

​​​AUD 100 off for snorkellers!
Full snorkelling equipment included in all prices.

INCLUDED: 4 nights on board in a Double/Twin cabin, all meals, bed linen incl. towels, up to 16 dives, tanks & weights, air fills, Cairns city hotel transfers on charter days.

EXTRAS: Reeftaxes AUD 80.00/person/trip, full set of dive gear rental AUD 160.00/person, bar bill, tipping.

Check in Fridays: 7.30 am
Disembark Tuesdays: 8.30 am

Contact us to book! Don't miss out on this unique opportunity be in the water with these amazing creatures!


 01 April 2018 - 31 March 2019
3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS EXCURSIONS
Double cabin with ensuite 770.00  AUD
Twin cabin with ensuite 730.00  AUD
Quad share cabin with ensuite 730.00  AUD
 
PADI DIVE COURSES incl. 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS EXCURSIONS
5-day PADI Open Water dive course (incl. 3 day/2 night excursion)
Double cabin with ensuite 955.00  AUD
Twin cabin with ensuite 915.00  AUD
PADI Open Water Referral dive course (3 days/2 nights)
Double cabin with ensuite 930.00  AUD
Twin cabin with ensuite 890.00  AUD
PADI Advanced dive course (3 days/2 nights)
Double cabin with ensuite 965.00  AUD
Twin cabin with ensuite 925.00  AUD
 
INCLUDED: cabin, return transfers to/from your Cairns city hotel, non-alcoholic beverages (tea, coffee, water), all meals, snacks, bed linen (no towels included), for divers up to 10 dives, full hire gear incl. a dive computer and short wetsuit for divers & full snorkeling gear and wetsuit for snorkeler
 01 April 2019 - 31 March 2020
3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS EXCURSIONS
Double cabin with ensuite 780.00  AUD
Twin cabin with ensuite 740.00  AUD
Quad share cabin with ensuite 740.00  AUD
 
PADI DIVE COURSES incl. 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS EXCURSIONS
5-day PADI Open Water dive course (incl. 3 day/2 night excursion)
Double cabin with ensuite 985.00  AUD
Twin cabin with ensuite 945.00  AUD
PADI Open Water Referral dive course (3 days/2 nights)
Double cabin with ensuite 945.00  AUD
Twin cabin with ensuite 905.00  AUD
PADI Advanced dive course (3 days/2 nights)
Double cabin with ensuite 980.00  AUD
Twin cabin with ensuite 940.00  AUD
 
INCLUDED: cabin, return transfers to/from your Cairns city hotel, non-alcoholic beverages (tea, coffee, water), all meals, snacks, bed linen (no towels included), for divers up to 10 dives, full hire gear incl. a dive computer and short wetsuit for divers & full snorkeling gear and wetsuit for snorkeler
 EXTRAS payable locally (as of January 2018)
Environmental Management Charge (EMC) (per day) 20.00  AUD
Fluoro Diving (per night dive) 50.00  AUD
Return transfer from the northern beaches (per person) 20.00  AUD
 IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Prior to commencing your Learn to Dive Course you are required to complete the self assessment Student Diver Medical Declaration. A positive response to any question means that there is a pre-existing condition that may affect your safety while diving and you must consult a medical practitioner preferably with experience in diving medicine to obtain a dive medical certificate that states that you are fit to undertake recreational diver training.

To avoid disappointment we suggest that you complete the Student Diver Medical Declaration and if necessary obtain a dive medical from a doctor prior to commencement. (Any costs associated in this process are payable direct to the doctor).

Student Diver Medical Declaration and Dive Medical (if required) must be completed within 90 days of commencement of your learn to dive course.
If you do not have your PADI manual from your theory course, it is a PADI requirement that you purchase a manual prior to completing the course.
Non PADI referrals - If you have completed your pool and school training with another training agency (not PADI) you will need to do a crossover. This involves an additional day of pool and theory work and will incur additional costs.
INCLUDED: 2 nights accommodation on board Deep Sea Divers Den, return transfers to/from your accommodation in Cairns, non-alcoholic beverages (tea, coffee, water), all meals, snacks, bed linen (no towels included), for divers up to 11 dives (incl. 2 night dives), full hire gear incl. a dive computer, short wetsuit, tanks, weights, air fills. Courses also include PADI Open Water Certificate, manual and log book to keep (no manual for Referral course students) & accommodation transfer daily (Cairns City only).
NOT INCLUDED: 2 x passport photos needed for certification, dive insurance
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