Fly Dive Coral Sea | 4 Nights/14 Dives | MB4NTS
Fly Dive Coral Sea | 4 Nights/14 Dives | MB4NTS
Fulfill your dream of a lifetime and experience diving on the Great Barrier Reef on this Fly Dive Coral Sea expedition. Spend 4 luxury nights on board the best and most awarded liveaboard diving vessel in the country and dive 14 amazing dives. Clear water, plummeting walls and exciting shark dives make this expedition one of adventure and excitement. See the wonders of famous Great Barrier Reef dive sites such as Cod Hole and the Snake Pit, before moving on to the pristine North Coral Sea dive sites for some great shark action and amazing diversity. Your dive guides are all highly experienced and know the dive sites well. The dive company is known for its high standard on diver safety and first class service and has achieved many awards in recognition of this. There’s nothing worse than ‘feeding the fishes’ when you are feeling unwell on your special day. Your vessel, lays claim to being the most stable dive charter in the Coral Sea, with its twin-hull design that minimizes sea-sickness and provides a level platform for divers. Bring the whole family and dive together – what an adventure you will never forget. All certified divers are able to dive if over 12 years old and children over 8 years old are accepted onto the tour.
Fly Dive Coral Sea | 4 Nights/14 Dives | MB4NTS
Fly Dive Coral Sea - 4 Nights/14 Dives – MB4NTS
You will board your liveaboard vessel at the Cairns Marina in the late afternoon (after 4pm) where you will be greeted by the staff and shown your luxury rooms. All rooms have ensuite bathrooms and you can choose from Queen size, to Double and twins according to budget and preference. Around 6pm you will leave Cairns under the amber glowing rays of a beautiful tropical sunset as you cruise north towards the beautiful Osprey Reef and surrounding Ribbon Reefs of The Great Barrier Reef.
This custom designed dive boat has been built to meet divers specialised needs. For photographers there are multi-level camera tables, dedicated rinse tanks and photo stations with air guns. There is no shortage of charging sockets for equipment in the rooms and in the main area.
For extra safety and for longer dives the vessel has nitrox (bring your certification card) and there is also a nitrox course and certification offered whilst on the trip. If you are a re-breather diver then they have equipment and support for your re-breathing diving.
If anyone in your party is a non-diver and prefers to snorkel and take it easy – there is plenty of room to relax in the large lounge area with its 2 large TV screens. Or if you prefer to soak up the tropical lifestyle outside, there is a large upper deck area with sun loungers to soak up the sun and to read a book or have a drink. The food on board is of the finest quality and is prepared by the top chefs on board. Anyone aged 12 and over is able to dive (with certification).
Dive operation procedures on the Barrier Reef are the most stringently controlled in the world for safety and hygiene and all the crew and people on board are highly trained professionals. This will ensure that your trip is memorable for all the right reasons.
You will dive 14 amazing dives – this includes your day and night dives. The night dives will be on the dive site that you dive on in the afternoon.
Some of the most outstanding dive sites in the area are as follows:
Depending on winds, currents and season will determine which dive sites are dived on the trip. These are a sample of some of the amazing sites you will literally have on your doorstep (or giant side step!).
Here, you will begin your first experience, diving with the giant Cod at this world-renowned dive site Cod Hole. Dive with fish as almost as big as divers. The puppy friendly Maori Wrasse and the curious Potato Cod will be your dive buddies of a different kind.
Olive Sea snakes are the draw card for your next site, the Snake Pit. These gentle creatures will investigate you as you enjoy the beautiful coral formations. Don’t worry, they aren’t dangerous and there is no known fatalities of any divers being bitten by these gentle creatures, they aren’t aggressive and you can just watch them going about their everyday business.
Located on the Ribbon Reefs north of Cairns this scenic sandy bay is a dotted with small bommies (coral outcrops) and stunning coral gardens. Whilst diving you can marvel at the fish being cleaned at the plethora of cleaning stations dotted at this site. You’ll be amazed to see them all queuing in a line to be the next one. See Sweetlips, Triggerfish, Coral Cod, Coral Trout, Rock Cod and Angelfish all waiting their turn. At Challenger Bay you’ll see schooling fish congregating and it is common to see Barracuda, Humphead Parrotfish and Snappers. This is an amazing dive site where you can also see Stingrays, Reef Sharks, Cuttlefish, Maori Wrasse, Nudibranchs, moray eels and colonies of garden eels.
This is indeed a magical experience as you dive the plummeting reef walls, small caverns and swim-throughs that are interspersed throughout this amazing dive located at the great Osprey Reef. This is a dive site that will wow you with its topographical formations and is a true wonderland for divers.
Is a thrilling dive site located on the western point of Osprey Reef. It will thrill you with its large sea life. The site is known for its large coral bommies that intersperse this dive site. The gaps between these make for some great diving as you can swim between them in the natural made gullies and canyons. Giant black coral trees, feathery corals, golden fans and red whips are just some of the coral types inhabiting the area. Sharks and schooling fish like Barracudas, Trevally, Parrotfish and Dog-toothed Tuna will thrill you as you swim amongst them. Watch the Garden Eels waving hypnotically on the sandy bottom.
A large divide in the reef is the gap that gives the dive site this name. A large U-shaped gully descends to a depth of 30 m from the reef lagoon area. From the gully floor there are a large selection of bommies that rise up, making this dive site topographically interesting and highly dramatic. False Entrance creates great photo opportunities with its colourful coral fans and whips as well as schooling Big Eye Trevally and Barracudas. In the cooler months Hammerhead sharks are known to cruise by.
Will be your final dive stops. North Horn creates a lasting memory to take home, as you witness upwards of 30 sharks milling around above your head in this well-known shark spotting place.
Returning to Lizard Island
You will disembark at the exclusive Lizard Island to catch your flight back to Cairns.
You will depart back on a low flight that will cruise at 180m (600ft) back to Cairns. Flying low will enable you to take in the wonderful sights of the Great Barrier Reef including Endeavor Reef, named for the ship that ran aground here carrying Captain James Cook. See the reefs dotting the Great Barrier Reef in the azure waters below and the rising of the Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation in the background as you fly over the only place in the world where two world heritage sites collide in an explosion of colour and nature.
Liveaboard Dive Boat Features
- Spacious living areas including a large sundeck, alfresco deck, bar and lounge
- Daily cabin service with a 12 person attentive crew
- Camera table and freshwater camera rinse tanks
- Large dive deck with custom-made entry and exit platforms
- 2 large screen TVs
- Fully air-conditioned spaces
- Daily presentations from a Marine Biologist
- Nitrox available
- 2 large inflatables for optimal dive access
Dive Boat Specifications:
Survey – 1B (29 pax) Commissioned 1989
Length - 30 m (100ft) Beam – 10.5m (35ft)
Speed – 15 knots
Instruments on Board:
Global Positioning Systems x 2
Chart Plotters x 2
HF & VHF Radios
240V /110V Recharge Facilities
If you wish to rent any dive equipment then you can choose from the entire range of equipment. From wetsuits (5mm full length), BCD’s (Aqualung Wave) and snorkel gear, dive computers, to regulators gauges and dive lights.
By law all regulators and BCD’s provided by the dive operators have to be serviced every 6 months, so you can be rest assured that any equipment you rent will be safe and serviced. It is strongly recommended that if you are bringing your own BCD or regulator then they should have been recently serviced within the year.
All divers are given a Nautilus Lifeline GPS (no extra rental charge), to be worn on each dive to add to the safety of each diver.
On board they have tanks compatible to European DIN and US style tank valves.
If you wish to hire an underwater camera, download and edit photos onto CD’s and DVDs then these are also available.
If you are a rebreather diver then please advise the tour organisers and they will forward pre-tour paperwork and ensure that they can support you on the trip
Rebreather services include:
- Complimentary supply of 2L aluminium, 3L steel “on board” cylinders and 7L steel “off board” cylinders (limited supply)
- MBDE Rebreather Pre-Dive Checklist for added safety
- Oxygen and soda lime supplied to order (fees apply)
- Extended service during Special ‘Deep Reef’ Expeditions includes:
- Tri-mix rebreather service and decompression diving
- Safety diver and bailout gas ready during decompression dives
- HI 5G booster pump and fill panel
- No time limit on dives (where practical)
- Any depths will be limited to experience and qualifications
Please note: There is a ‘buddy only’ policy for rebreathers and decompression diving so no solo diving is allowed on this trip.
Photographic services on board:
- 3 large camera stations with air guns
- A 3 tier camera shelf that incorporates recharging facilities,
- 110v (USA style - 2 prong straight pin)
- 240v (Australian) socket.
- Special camera freshwater rinse tubs on diving deck
- All cabins also have 110v and 240v charging plugs
- In the main saloon you have access to a computer (Windows)
- 1x video/DVD player – to view videos
- 2x large flat screens for viewing photographs and video
- Enter the Guest Underwater Photo Competition that is run every expedition (win a free dive trip!)
Note: Remember to bring adaptors for the electrical sockets to suit your chargers and USB digital memory card readers.
Your diving day will consist of:
Night Dive (at the same site as the afternoon dive)
You are offered guided dives with an experienced Dive Master who knows the area and the dives sites well, or if you prefer you can dive with your buddy
Meals provided on board:
Mid morning snacks and fruits available
Fruit and snacks
If you’re going to the reef we highly recommend hiring an underwater camera so you can capture all the amazing things you see in high quality photos or videos. Show your friends and family back home the amazing and colourful underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef, keeping your precious memories safe for a lifetime. With lots of colourful fish, turtles, hard and soft corals, sharks and more on the reef, there is so much to take photos of! Get a selfie with friendly fish or maybe capture the next award winning National Geographic image! SUWC have a range of cameras to suit your budget and needs. Every camera rental comes with a FREE SD card for you to take home. Cameras can also be delivered direct to your accommodation to make things as easy as possible for you! Click here to hire your underwater camera.
Included in Price
All dives are a minimum of 240kms from Cairns
Superior vessel stability
Spectacular shark feed
Pay a visit to some man-sized Potato Cod
Experience the remoteness of Coral Sea dive sites with sea walls and amazing coral formations
Delicious chef-prepared meals with vegetarian and vegan options available
Finish up your trip with a low-level flight over the Great Barrier Reef from Lizard Island
Nautilus Life Line GPS on each dive
For Bookings Call Now!
1300 761 612
PADI Advanced Diver Course
PADI Nitrox Course
All Scuba Gear Available for Hire
Days of Operation
Departs FromTrinity Wharf, Cairns
- Cairns Beaches
What To Bring
Dive gear (it is possible to hire dive gear on board)
Travel plugs and adaptor (there are 110 v and 240 v sockets)
Swimwear (bring more than one so can allow for drying time)
Warm clothes for post diving
Fitness Level RequiredAdvanced Divers
Children planning to dive - over 12 years old.
Children not diving - over 8 years old.
All cancellations must be in writing. Please note that all cancellations will incur an administration fee. Please see our terms and conditions for details prior to booking.
The nearest hyperbaric chamber is based in Townsville.
The tour organisers recommend that dive insurance is taken out with DAN.
All staff and crew are all trained in Emergency First Aid
Ensure that all your equipment has been recently serviced.
Ribbon Reefs: Goggle Gardens, Snake Pit, Cod Hole
Osprey Reef: Fairy Grotto, Admirality Anchor, False Entrance, North Horn
Holmes Reef: Nonki Bommie
Bouganville Reef: Dungeons & Dragons, Southern Wall, Silver Slope, Shipwreck
Book early for the most spectacular dive trip of your life!
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2017 - 20181 Apr 17 - 31 Mar 18
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