Ocean Quest

  • 48 - Pax
  • 6 to 10 - Dives
  • 1 or 2 - Nights

Ocean Quest will be out of the water for refit from 1st to 25th March 2021

Restricted schedules – 3 D 2N trips Fridays. 2D 1N Saturdays.

This beautiful floating hotel, is 36m long, and carries 48 passengers. There are 23 cabins spread over 3 decks, ranging from double/twin berth to quad cabins. All cabins are air-conditioned with TVs and en-suite bathrooms. Guests tend to socialise most in the lounge and enjoy the bar, library, games and full entertainment facilities.

Daily departures from a transfer vessel (Reef Quest).

Ocean Quest caters for Snorkellers, Certified and Introductory divers.


The new OceanQuest is a 35.7m catamaran over three decks. She has 1 quad share, 18 twin share and 4 double rooms giving us the capacity to sleep 48 customers overnight on the reef in unrivaled comfort and luxury. Quad share cabin is the same price as a twin.

All rooms have en-suite facilities as well as TV’s, bar fridges and internal phones. There is a large saloon area on the wheelhouse deck with a bar where you can relax and kick back after a long days diving. The main deck has a large dining room capable of comfortably seating 48 passengers.

There are 14 Permanent moorings on the Outer Barrier Reef (including Norman and Saxon reefs) that ensure minimal damage to the pristine coral formations.

Click here for a summary of the dive sites and here for a map.

Our dive sites are frequented by myriad’s of tropical fish and include the ever popular large Maori Wrasse, who are always diver friendly. The swim through, wall and drift dives will appeal to every level of diver experience.

Click here for a floor plan of OceanQuest

On Cairns’ OceanQuest both breakfast and lunch bare served buffet style. Breakfast consists of bacon, sausages, eggs, breads and cereals. Dinner is served buffet style. Lunch and dinner normally consist of a meat or seafood main course with side dishes of vegetables.

Desserts include chef’s favourites such as sticky date pudding and apple pie with ice cream, often served after night dives. On arrival the Chef will check if guests have any dietary requirements such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and can cater to such needs.


Sample Itinerary for a 3 day 2 night trip.

2 day 1 night trips use days 1 and 3 as a guide

Day one 4 dives*

7.30am pick up from your city accommodation**

8.00am Board Reef Quest, our fast modern transfer boat, for 90 minute transfer to Outer Barrier Reef

Equipment selection

09.3am Arrive at the Reef. 2 dives before transferring to OceanQuest

2.30pm transfer to OceanQuest afternoon dive and night dive

Lunch, dinner and accommodation included.

Day Two – 4 dives* (for 3D /2N trip)

Four pleasure dives (3 day and 1 night)

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included

Day Three – 2 dives* (Last day)

Two pleasure dives

Breakfast, and lunch are included

3.00pm Depart Outer Barrier Reef Return to your accommodation approx. 5pm

*indicates maximum number of dives available.

**pick up and drop off from city accommodation is included. This does not include Northern Beaches area. Pick ups start form 07:30

Ocean Quest - Rates + Bookings

2D 1N Snorkeler Twin share cabin $525.00
2D 1N Snorkeler Double cabin $545.00
2D 1N Certified Diver Twin share cabin $600.00
2D 1N Certified Diver Double cabin $620.00
3D 2N Snorkeler Twin share cabin $675.00
3D 2N Snorkeler Double cabin $715.00
3D 2N Certified Diver Twin share cabin $800.00
3D 2N Certified Diver Double cabin $840.00
PADI Advanced course (extra cost) $205.00
Date of Travel

Reef Taxes included. 

Advanced course and Introductory dive package prices are additional costs.

Extra nights can be added if required.

Prices valid until 31st March 2021

For prices after April 1st 2021 click here


  • Reef taxes INCLUDED
  • The Certified Diver trip includes all dive equipment*
  • Air fills
  • Bed linen, meals and accommodation whilst on board
  • Snorkellers may enjoy unlimited snorkelling, all snorkelling equipment
  • Tea, coffee and drinking water are available free of charge throughout the day

*BCD, regulator, dive computer, mask, snorkel, full foot fins, 5mm Short arm/leg wetsuit


  • Chocolate bars, biscuits, ice creams, soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits
  • Nitrox fills
  • Towels (bring your own)