4-night Cod Hole & Coral Sea Dive Trip
Taka Dive Adventures
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This trip is aboard Taka II, a 100 foot Mono Hull with a maximum of 30 divers and a Dive Staff of 7. It is for 5 days, 4 nights, and allows 14 dives, plus 2 night dives.
Departure is from your Cairns lodging (complimentary pickup), Cairns at 4:30 PM, return time 3:30 PM.
This trip visits two of the most outstanding dive areas in Australia, the Ribbon Reefs and Osprey Reef. You can make up to 16 dives on this trip. Of the few boats that operate out to the Northern Reef, this trip has the best price.
The first full day (Day Two) will be spent on the Ribbon Reefs.
The Ribbon Reefs are not visited by the one-day boats, and are full of life. Cod Hole is the most well known dive here, and is named for the numerous huge potato cod that flock near the divers.
Osprey Reef is a Coral Sea reef lying far outside the Great Barrier Reef. It is a spectacular dive area. Being so far offshore the visibility averages over 100 feet at this rarely visited reef.
Osprey Reef is a great place for big wall diving, drift dives, and seeing large pelagic fish. One dive will be a shark feed, where you will see an assortment of sharks which including Grey whalers, Silvertip, and White Tip Reef Sharks.
Divers also have the opportunity to advance their skills. Five different advanced certification courses are offered on this trip: PADI Advanced Certification, Deep Diver, Naturalist, Multi-level, and Underwater Navigation. Courses must be reserved in advance to assure the proper instructors are on board.
For a detailed trip itinerary, click here.
The Taka II is the newest and highest-tech boat operating on the Ribbon Reefs and Coral Sea. Launched in 2004, this boat is custom designed for live aboard diving in this region. The boat is 30 meters long, with room for up to 30 guests, in air-conditioned cabins that range from a honeymoon suite to four-share.
Designed for a comfortable ride and maneuverability in small dive sites, TAKA also has DVD players and in-house movies, and lots of shared space to lounge and mingle. The dive deck is designed for easy access to gear and the water. This intelligently designed boat makes a great live aboard boat!
For more info about this boat, see the floorplan.
Dive Guides (subject to availability) (with Dive price only)
Tanks, weights (with Dive price only)
Tea, coffee, snacks
Transfers to/from your Cairns lodging
Light, batteries for night dives (with Dive price only)
About Taka Dive Adventures
Taka Dive Specializes in providing full service liveaboard diving at a good price. The boat is operated by Deep Sea Divers Den, a respected local company that's long been a fixture in Cairns, and operates a dive school, day dive trips and live aboard dive trips along with Taka Dive.
Taka II is a large purpose-built dive vessel, and the newest of all the dive boats visiting the Rribbon Reefs region. The staff is professional, friendly and helpful.