4 Day 4 Night Easter Liveaboard

sea esta on the reef with the the sun setting behind it

Your trip

You depart from Townsville on the night of Thursday, 09 April 2020 and will spend an amazing four days cruising and diving the Great Barrier Reef and Yongala Wreck. Return on the afternoon of Monday, 13 April 2020.

Your vessel (MV SeaEsta)

The MV SeaEsta is the perfect vessel for your liveaboard with double, twin and quad-share air-conditioned cabins. It has a large, fully equipped dive deck that provides easy access in and out of water for divers and snorkellers. It also features a BBQ and entertainment deck where you can relax and mingle with your fellow crew/passengers in between dives.

Your trip includes:

  • Up to 14 dives including 3 night dives at the Great Barrier Reef and 2 dives at the Yongala wreck
  • 4 nights accommodation in air conditioned cabins
  • All bed linen
  • All meals
  • All Environmental Management Charges

Sample itinerary

Thursday 09 April Check-in at 7.30 pm, Departure at 10 pm

Friday 10 April Wake up to the sun rising on the Great Barrier Reef and enjoy your first dive on Lodestone/Keeper reef at 8.30 am, second dive at 11 am, third dive at 2.30 pm and night dive at 7 pm.

Saturday 11 April Wake up on Wheeler/Davies reef and enjoy your first dive at 8.30 am, second dive at 11 am, third dive at 2.30 pm and night dive at 7 pm.

Sunday 12 April Wake up on Wheeler/Little Broadhurst reef and enjoy your first dive at 8.30 am, second dive at 11 am, third dive at 2.30 pm and night dive at 7 pm.

Monday 13 April Wake up at the Yongala wreck and be the first ones to dive there before anyone else. Dive 1 at 6.30 am and dive 2 at 8.15 am. Arrive back at Townsville at 4.30 pm.

diver swimming past a school of fish and posing for the camera
crew and passengers on seaesta posing for a photo during lunch

Sites we visit:

Lodestone Reef has many large coral bommies with areas of white sandy bottoms and colourful coral walls in crystal clear water. Prepare to be surrounded by a myriad of colourful reef fish including parrotfish, maori wrasses, clownfish, damsels, angelfish. You can also spot turtles, stingrays, white-tipped and black-tapped reef sharks.

Keeper Reef has many coral gardens with beautiful gorgonians and spikey soft corals and is renowned for its many swim throughs. Expect to see coral trout, rabbitfish, batfish, turtles, reef sharks, sweetlips, barramundi cod, crafish, rock cods and squirrelfish.

Wheeler Reef is one of the best dive sites in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. It features a small white sand cay with areas for snorkelling and it also has deep bommies and swim throughs to excite more experienced divers.

Davies Reef has many dive sites from large pinnacles with small caves to prolific coral gardens and drop-offs, where deep gutters cut through the reef and the walls are decorated with soft coral and gorgonians.

Little Broadhurst Reef is an excellent night dive location, and Barra Bommie has an exciting swim through with frequent octopus sightings.

SS Yongala Wreck is the number one wreck dive in Australia and for good reason. It is the only large structure in an open ocean location, which means it is a gathering point for marine life. Expect to see plenty of rays, sea snakes, groupers, turtles, sharks and many more.

What to bring:

  • Your diving certification and log book
  • A small bag with towel, swimwear, toiletries, sunscreen and hat
  • BYOB (in non-excessive amounts)

What not to bring:

  • Large bags or backpack
  • Bed linen, sleeping bags and pillows
  • Glass Bottles (wine bottles allowed)
Female snorkeller duck-diving underwater to look at corals at Lodestone Reef
scub divers in a pool

Prices for our 4D4N Easter long weekend liveaboard start from:

  • from $1033 base rate  for snorkeling – 3 or 4 Share
  • from $1068 base rate for snorkeling – Twin Share
  • from $1103 base rate for snorkeling – Double (must book 2 at this rate)
  • $516.50 extra for sol occupancy in Double

Optional extras:

  • $160 Tanks and weights
  • $285 Full Dive Gear hire (includes tanks and weights)
  • $65 per day Camera Hire/ $234 duration of the trip
  • $15 per day Torch Hire/ $40 duration of trip
  • $10 a dive per person Shared Guided Dive
  • $85 Discover Scuba Dive
  • $25 Adventure Dive
  • $30 for one tank or $50 for 2 tanks Nitrox Fills (certification required)
  • $230 Enriched Air/ Nitrox course
  • $295 Advanced Open Water Course

4 Day 4 Night Easter Long Weekend Liveaboard