Undersea Explorer

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Name
Louise Bernstein
Location:
Pier 319, Dixie Street,
Port Douglas, QLD, Australia
Freecall:
1800 648 877
Contact:
07 40995911
Fax:
07 40995914
Last Updated

2012-10-13 09:00:00

Undersea Explorer

The Undersea Explorer has the reputation of giving the diver the best Adventure dives on the Northern Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea, whilst supporting quality research projects, and offering high quality coral reef interpretation and education. Whilst onboard passengers are able to learn about the vast and complex marine environment, as well as informally associating with researchers from the scientific community. This gives passengers a unique and valuable understanding of the importance of sustainability of our precious coral reefs.

Departing weekly from Port Douglas, expeditions are 3 day/3 night Cod Hole expeditions (Mar-May) or 6 day/6 night Osprey Reef Shark Encounter with a maximum of 20 guests. Undersea Explorer visits remote Osprey Reef, a seamount in the Coral Sea, which offers 1000 metre drop-offs and exciting pelagic action. In addition, the itinerary includes the many varied dive sites encompassing the coral gardens of the Ribbon Reefs and the world famous Cod Hole.

Undersea Explorer offers many different expeditions throughout the year, which focus on a variety of research projects including: nautilus population research, water quality studies, coral reef monitoring, shark identification and behaviour, and the Dwarf Minke Whale. On each expedition the company offers an excellent interpretive Reef Discovery program which enhances diving and snorkelling - through interpretive presentations provided by our researchers, and interpreted by the onboard researcher/biologist. The Reef Discovery course takes the form of a series of visual and oral presentations each day during the expedition.

Affiliation:

PADI

Training Level:

Advanced Open Water certification, Enriched Air certification (Nitrox)

Boat Description:

Undersea Explorer - 25m steel - Max passengers 20 + 5 Crew. Ducted Air-conditioned Twin or Queen Berth Cabins. All meals prepared by qualified Chef onboard.

Sites Visited:

Ribbon Reefs, Cod Hole, Osprey Reef

Facilities:


Pipefish

Pipefish

Red Bass

Red Bass

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Name
Louise Bernstein
Location:
Pier 319, Dixie Street,
Port Douglas, QLD, Australia
Freecall:
1800 648 877
Contact:
07 40995911
Fax:
07 40995914
Last Updated

2012-10-13 09:00:00

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