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Posted 30 December 2004 - 08:21 PM

www.underwater.com.au the most up-to-date and comprehensive directory of diving services around Australia is conducting its annual dive expedition.

August 6 to 12 - 6 days, 6 nights - 20 to 22 dives - A$ 1710

Join underwater.com.au on this fantastic trip and SAVE 10% of the normal trip cost PLUS one lucky person will get their trip FULLY REFUNDED* - that's a massive chance for a FREE trip of a lifetime.

Our expedition on the Undersea Explorer will visit Australia's best dive sites on the Great Barrier Reef, as well as Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea. The Undersea Explorer sets new standards in adventure diving by offering truly remote diving, as well as the opportunity to learn from and mingle with marine scientists.

On Undersea Explorer, diver's abilities are respected and include no time-limit dives and exhilarating drift dives. Your diving experience is priority. Research activities fit around the diving program, adding a stimulating atmosphere of discovery to all expeditions while contributing to our knowledge and conservation of marine eco-systems.

We have chosen this trip time carefully at the beginning of the low season and the end of the Minke Whale season, so we might get the best of both worlds in one trip - seeing Minke Whales along the way up and down the Ribbon Reefs and still venturing out to the Coral Sea for some amazing shark encounters and research. And all that for the low season price PLUS the underwater.com.au discount AND your huge chances to win the trip cost back - simply unbeatable value.
Four dives per day, weather and conditions permitting, except on the 6th day which includes 2 dives.
Dives are selected to suit the weather and seasonal marine highlights. The itinerary is flexible and may be adjusted.
You are responsible to make your own travel arrangements to and from Port Douglas - underwater.com.au will help you select and book accommodation and transfers from Cairns.
Research, Undersea Explorer with underwater.com.au
Dive platform on Undersea Explorer
Map of Great Barrier Reef, UnderseaExplorer with underwater.com.auItinerary: August 6 - 12 2005

Boarding Saturday Evening 5.00pm Princes Wharf, Port Douglas
Enjoy dinner ashore in Port Douglas - be back onboard by 7.30pm for departure.
Day 1
Cod Hole and The Ribbon Reefs
The diving begins! Meet the locals! - Potato Cod, Moray Eels, Napoleon Wrasse, Coral Trout, Nudibranchs and Giant Clams. Enjoy the biodiversity of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
Day 2
Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea
The ultimate Coral Sea diving at Osprey Reef. A diver's dream - 30m + visibility, 1000m vertical walls, Reef Sharks and Hammerheads, schooling Barracuda and Tuna.
Day 3
Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea
More of Osprey's incredible sites... Shark attraction/research at North Horn... Deep Sea Nautilus encounter.
Day 4
Osprey Reef or Lizard Island
Dive, Dive, Dive or laze on Lizard Island in the afternoon. The Skipper's choice for your best experience - Osprey, Great Barrier Reef or Lizard Island - What great options!
Day 5
Ribbon Reefs - Great Barrier Reef
Coral gardens and pinnacles, 1500 species of fish, 400 species of coral - what a superb finale!
Day 6
Agincourt Reef - Great Barrier Reef
A last opportunity to blow bubbles, then contemplate a week of memorable diving as we steam back to Port Douglas by approximately 5.00pm.

Inclusions

* Twin share accommodation
* 6 days, 6 nights onboard the Undersea Explorer
* Meals: breakfast on first day until lunch on last day. All meals prepared by onboard chef
* 20-22 dives (6 day Osprey reef expeditions)
* Daily Interpretive presentations
* Tanks, weights, airfills
* Light refreshments provided after every dive
* Special dietary requirements catered for (please advise when booking)

Further Information

A 20% deposit is required to make a booking with the balance payable 60 days prior to departure.

Cancellations: 180 days plus prior to departure - 10% administration fee ($171). Between 180-60 days prior to departure - full deposit ($342). 60 - 0 days prior to departure - full price forfeiture (unless we can find a replacement in which case we refund the trip cost minus 10% administration fee of $171).

Further questions please call or e-mail us

Secure your spot and pay your deposit through our secure shopfront.

*www.underwater.com.au will draw one person to receive a full refund on the trip - this draw will only take place after a minimum of 10 spaces have been booked and fully paid for. Draw will be on the party night onboard the Undersea Explorer by the Undersea Explorer skipper

See you underwater ...

Tim
www.underwater.com.au
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