What an amazing week! I could have stayed on board for months! Every day was jammed packed with diving, food and more diving. You could choose from 6 dives a day. Starting from the crack of dawn till a night dive at night. Everyone had a limit of four fives a day they could choose from out of the 6 dives open in a day. I wanted to get as much dive time in as much as I could so I really tried to get my four dives in every day. If you are a diver you will know that four dives a day is A LOT and most people (like me) are and will be exhausted by the end of the day. Although I have done 5 dives in a day before but I passed out at like 7pm of exhaustion lol.
The food on board was amazing! Every lunch and dinner I was always blown away, the variety and quality was outstanding and they did it all in such an itty bitty kitchen! The diving was spectacular by the way with lots of marine life, bright and healthy coral and amazing visibility. We saw lots of sea turtles, sharks, barracudas, sting rays and of course the awesome colorful fish everywhere! One afternoon we even saw a whale swimming near our boat. Everyone freaked out as it was such a rare occurrence!
A huge bonus was how great the staff were. They were very accommodating, welcoming and just fun people to be around. I met a couple on board from the USA that were amazing and we dove with them the whole week. We were a little dive buddy group and we looked after one another, eat together, watched movies together late at night, star gazed at night and had some great chats! Meeting them was a great bonus to the trip!
To this day, this little week away on the ocean is something I dream about doing again as I had such a great week on board. If you’re thinking about doing a diving live aboard – DO IT! It is such a great experience! If you’re wondering I went through Cairns Dive Centre and would highly recommend them!