Length: 26 metres / 85 foot
Beam: 9 metres / 28 foot
Cruise: 8 knots
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|These dive cruise itineraries are available for departure every day|
|Dep:||Ret:||Cairns Barrier Reef 2 Night||US$ 496||More info||Book|
|Dep:||Ret:||Cairns Barrier Reef 3 Night||US$ 596||More info||Book|
|Dep:||Ret:||Cairns Barrier Reef 4 Night||US$ 696||More info||Book|
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, hot drinks, transfers to the boat from Cairns city hotels, dives (as detailed in the trips above), tanks, weights and weightbelts, dive equipment, torches, dive computer. Fees and levies.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Dive insurance. You will need to bring your own towel. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Soft drinks, alcoholic drinks. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: You can join MV Kangaroo Explorer any day. Transfers with MV Sunkist are included departing from Marlin Jetty. Land transfers from city accommodation to Marlin Jetty are also included. For more information on getting to Cairns see our How to get there section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 11 am. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: Between 15% and 25% off the published price, depending on duration of trip.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): Various supplements apply. Please check with us.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 10 guests and receive 1 extra space free of charge (for tour leader). Note: port, reef and fuel levy still apply.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): There is none available for this boat. Please contact us to enquire for a full charter.
"The equipment and facilities were of a high standard. Would have preferred full length wet suits but it was still alright. The service provided by the staff was excellent. Very informative and friendly. The staff were cheerful and enthusiastic, willing to help when required and provide the necessary information regarding the dive experience.
The vegetarian option was limited in most meals to potatoes - fries, wedges etc - which wasn't pleasing. I would definitely ask for there to be a wider choice of ingredients for vegetarian meals." - Shailen Shah, Australia ...
"Very well organised, all gear seemed to be in good condition. Schedules were managed well and communicated to us, dive briefings were held and meals were enjoyable, cabins were neat and bigger than expected. " - Ingrid Cloete, South Africa ...
"Problems: Limitations of hot fresh water for shaving/showering (3 minute shower per day only); minimal luggage allowed (1 small carry-on only); no towels or access to a dryer provided; food good but minimal choice available. We have been on a Nekton liveaboard, which we would rate as a 5, because: no limitations on personal water use; in fact, they had a lovely hottub on board; they provided fresh hot towels each time we came in from a dive, as well as towels in the cabins; there was no limitations on luggage; and the meals offered plenty of variety." - Gail Cooper, Canada ...
"Equipment, except for the poor condition of stinger suits and not enough of them, was good. This was our first dive liveaboard experience. Continuity of equipment and staff made it very comfortable. The instructor for our Adventure Dive Cert was outstanding. The photographer was very personable. Very good for a budget operator.
Food could be improved, dinner was OK, but lunches were just passable. For budget minded folks and backpackers it was great." - Roger Wilhelm, USA ...
"Solid equipment, very friendly staff. The daily schedule is well thought out. Plenty of diving, with ample time for rest and relaxation. Daily transfers from the mainland enable constant resupply, which means fresh vegetables are part of the menu. The community of people on the boat (both guests and crew) was great - people from all over the world, all very friendly and engaging. This experience was exactly what we were looking for in terms of cost, quality and variety of dives, service, and value." - Tyler Wilson, USA ...
"I received a double bed cabine which I was assigned to me during the whole time, which I highly appreciated. The cabine was very nice. About the staff I can only say the best, very nice and helpful folks. Also food and equipment was in order." - Rene Heusser, Switzerland ...