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Detailed Trip Itinerary for Taka Dive Adventures, 4-night Cod Hole & Coral Sea Dive Trip

Day One:

Pick up from Cairns accommodation at 5.00pm and transfer to Taka II, which departs from Cairns Harbor and travels over the smooth waters inside the Great Barrier Reef up to the Cod Hole.

Day Two:

After an overnight cruise up the coast, Taka II arrives at the Cod Hole at approx 9 am. © Taka Dive You will do our first dive at the Cod Hole, which allows divers to get back into the swing of things as well as check out the huge variety of marine life that lives in this area.

The Cod feed is the second dive of the day. The highlight of this dive is the opportunity for you to pose with a large Potato Cod (up to 2m long) for a photo and video shoot. Although these Cod are somewhat used to divers, and are more than happy to swim up for a quick rub, they are still wild creatures, so remember to treat them that way. After the photo shoot, you are encouraged to swim off with your buddy and explore some more of the Cod Hole dive site.

You will then do another dive in this area at either Dynamite Pass or Snake Gully, then a night dive. Taka II departs this area at approximately midnight to travel overnight to Osprey Reef, far out in the Coral Sea.

Day Three

Diving Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea, the most exciting shark diving location in Australia. We do a Shark feed and some stunning wall dives in this world famous area that has an average visibility of 40 meters.

The shark feed is the highlight of the Osprey Reef diving. After everyone gets seated on the wall, the shark feed is dropped down a line (any resemblance to crew members is purely coincidental), and the attack begins. The Feed will last anywhere from 5 minutes to 20 minutes. Bring your underwater camera for this extraordinary experience.

Day Four:

This day is spent diving the Ribbon Reefs at various locations we have chosen for their diversity of marine life and coral architecture. You will see giant clams up to 2 meters across, huge coral gardens, swim-throughs and an abundance of marine life unmatched anywhere on this planet. Three will be 3 day dives and a night dive today.

The Temple of Doom is one of the dive sites visited on Day 4. It is a large, kidney-shaped Bommie, and provides visual excitement for all types of divers. At the lower depths, look for large pelagics, anemone fish, turtles, and sharks. Closer to the surface, you should find schools of fusiliers, Moorish idols, butterfly fish, and angelfish. And in the wintertime, you might be lucky enough to see a Minke Whale...

Day Five:

You’ll do 2 dives on this day, as we are now nearing the end of our trip. These dives are on the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef and feature unique coral formations and fish life. Taka II then cruises through the reefs arriving back into Cairns at approx 3.30 pm.

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