3-day/2/night Cod Hole Dive Trip
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This trip is aboard Diversity, a 69 foot Catamaran with a maximum of 12 divers and a Dive Staff of 5. It is for 3 days, 2 nights, and allows 7 dives, plus 2 night dives.
Departure is from Marlin Marina, Cairns at 8:15 AM Wednesdays, return time 9:30 AM.
The Ribbon Reefs and Cod Hole are great dive locations, and out of the reach of the day dive boats. This particular dive trip is one of the best ways you can dive the area, especially if you have limited time. The trip takes two full days and the morning of a third.
Most other dive trips to the Ribbon Reefs take at least a full day longer. All told you’ll make 9 dives, including 2 night dives, on this trip.
The speed of the Diversity, combined with the departure from Port Douglas, means you will be diving on the Ribbon Reefs on your first day out. An added advantage is that you spend fewer hours travelling on the boat, and more in the water. The boat's speed also enables them to choose from a wider variety of dive sites as they strive to provide you the best diving each day.
We like the small group and high staff levels of this trip. There are just 12 passengers on the trip, assisted by 5 Quicksilver crew members. The staff includes a marine biologiist, who is able to help you understand what you see. We cannot think of another trip with such a high staff to diver ratio. Quicksilver pays attention to the details, you can expect to be well-cared for while on board.
For a detailed trip itinerary, click here.
The Diversity is Quicksilver Dive’s newest boat, and was custom-designed as a liveaboard dive boat for small groups, and as such is perfectly suited for these trips. Launched in 2002, this 69-foot boat is the fastest liveaboard boat operating in the area, up to twice that of other dive boats. This becomes important on the long runs to distant dive sites, as the time you spend at sea is reduced, and the time you spend at calm anchorages is increased.
There are just six cabins, in both twin and double configurations, each with their own wash basin and ocean views. The two premium cabins each have their own bathrooms; the remaining cabins share two other baths. The twin hull design creates lots of deck space, for the galley, salon, dive deck and sun deck. All enclosed spaces on board are air-conditioned. The boat carries a tender to get you right up on the best dive locations.
mask, Snorkel, Fins
Environmental Management Charge
dive guides (if desired) (with Dive price only)
transfers: Port Douglas
About Quicksilver Dive
Quicksilver Dive is by far the largest Dive Operator in the area. This locally owned company operates a fleet of six boats, and offers a wide variety of reef visit opportunities, including trips for hard-core divers, social divers, and those who just want to look. The company has been operating since 1982, and has won numerous tourism awards for its diverse and well-organized operations.