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Rate Option Adults Children Infants Families Extras
Certified Diver - Double Cabin $1,865.00 N/A N/A N/A $80.00
Certified Diver - Twin Cabin $1,785.00 N/A N/A N/A $80.00
Snorkeler - Double Cabin $1,765.00 N/A N/A N/A $80.00
Snorkeler - Twin cabin $1,685.00 N/A N/A N/A $80.00

Prices vaild for June and July 2019.

Extras:  $80 per person - This fee is $20.00 per day per person & made up of $6.50 Environment Management Charge, Port Authority Charges and Admin Fees)

Optional - Certified Divers can bring own dive gear - or pay an additional $160PP gear hire.

Cabins - All cabins have ensuites.  Double Cabin conatins a double bed (2 pax required for booking - sole use additional charges apply).  Twin Cabin contains two single beds.

Snorkeler price does NOT include any diving.

Prices are shown in Australian dollars and include GST. Prices subject to change without notice.

This company is offering a very unique product for the 2017 Minke Wale season due to high demand. Trips departing between during June and July 2017.  It is a 4 day & 4 night round trip leaving on Friday and returning Tuesday.  


2019 Trip Dates: 7th June, 14th June, 21st June, 28th June, 5th July, 12th July, 19th July

Explore the wonders of the Ribbon Reefs onboard a luxury liveaboard vessel named Ocean Quest. See the best of the Great Barrier Reef at our most exciting time of year, Minke Whale Season. The trip will include a total of 16 dives on the Outer Barrier Reef & Ribbon Reefs. Dwarf Minke Whale Expeditions run from the months of June and July. Unlike any other Whale experience WORLD-WIDE the Dwarf Minke' are unique, the encounters are regular and entirely initiated by the Whale's themselves. You will be provided every opportunity for close encounters. During peak season there is a high success rate of achieving in-water encounters of up and beyond 90%, the average Whale interactions lasting 2 hours, often longer!

Twin share and double cabins are available, they can not offer triple or quad share options on these trips.



Day 1 (Friday)

You're journey starts here! Check-in at DSDD shop, 319 Draper Street at 08:00 to board our transfer vessel SeaQuest.  We make our way to the Outer Barrier Reef where we will enjoy two dives at our exclusive moorings, before transferring to OceanQuest at approximately at 14:30. You will then experience two dives at Norman Reef which will include our world famous Sharks in the Dark experience! Whilst you sleep we will steam overnight to the Ribbon Reefs.

Day 2 (Saturday)

Wake up to the sun rising over the Great Barrier Reef at Light house Bommie, this area is the hot spot of interactions with the Minke Whales. You will enjoy four dives at various sites on the upper Ribbon Reefs. Four dives are included in today's itinerary, including one night dive.

Day 3 (Sunday)

We kick the weekend off with more diving and snorkelling opportunities throughout the Ribbon Reefs. Today you will have the opportunity to explore some of the most untouched areas of the Great Barrier Reef. We will also take part in an exploration dive. Four dives are included in today's itinerary, including another night dive, when the reef will transform itself into a completely different setting with all new nocturnal marine life just waiting to meet you. This pristine and unique reef system, is an underwater playground teaming with marine life, a real natural wonder for you to explore and enjoy!

Day 4 (Monday)

Explore more of the Great Barrier Reef at various dive sites along the Ribbon Reefs over four incredible dives, including a dive at Steve's Bommie, one of the most pristine dive sites that the Ribbon Reefs have to offer. The reef locations that we visit are home to many tropical fish species and offer magnificent viewing of bright mesmerising coral less frequented by any other boats. On completion of our final night dive we will steam south towards Cairns.

Day 5 (Tuesday)

Wake up to your last morning on OceanQuest. After breakfast, you will be transferred back to your Cairns city accommodation at approximately 08:30. Please note, itinerary may vary slightly depending on weather conditions. During Minke Whale season, the dive schedule may be altered to enable as much in-water interaction with the whales as possible.



  • Meals onboard
  • Onboard Accommodation
  • 1 x bath towel supplied for entire journey, need to bring your own beach/reef towel
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Divers can get up to 16 dives on this trip (includes night dives and wetsuits)



$160pp for gear hire (BCD, regs, dive computer)



*****Itinerary and locations are subject to weather permitting. The company can cancel the trip or alter the route without notice.


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