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4 Day 4 Night - Reef, MOUA and Yongala Liveaboard Trip

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

Your trip

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

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 snorkelers. 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/ MOUA and 2 dives at the Yongala wreck
  • 4 nights accommodation in air conditioned cabins
  • All bed linen
  • All meals

Terms and conditions apply. You can find our T&Cs here.

Sample itinerary

Thursday  Check-in at 8 pm, Departure at 10 pm

Friday Wake up to the sun rising on the Great Barrier Reef and enjoy your first dive on John Brewer Reef and the Museum of Underwater Art (MOUA) and Keeper Reef reef at 8.30 am, second dive at 11 am, third dive at 2.30 pm and night dive at 7 pm.

Saturday 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 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 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:

MOUA at John Brewer Reef as the first of its kind in the Southern hemisphere, MOUA will act to highlight reef conservation, restoration, and education on a global scale. The site located on John Brewer Reef is rich in history, with a strong connection to our indigenous culture and marine tourism.
The Coral Greenhouse – first submerged building design by world-class artist Jason deCaires Taylor is is a bucket list trip no one should miss! The greenhouse, which many people think of as glass walls filled with fruit or flowers instead boasts a beautiful mix of art and science. Trees, life-like sculptures, and coral gardens make this staggering 72m structure a wonderland for divers.
Surrounding the Museum of Underwater Art is an amazing coral reef bursting with a plethora of marine life. The bright and beautiful colours are the perfect backdrop for the museum and the location provides the perfect blend of man-made and natures art.

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 4 Day 4 Night liveaboard start from:

We have limited our numbers to 2 per cabin due to the ongoing pandemic – 3/4 share rates available only for customers from the same house hold – contact us directly to book

  • from $1121 base rate  for snorkeling – 3 or 4 Share
  • from $1121 base rate for snorkeling – Twin Share
  • from $2242 base rate for snorkeling – Double (price for 2 pax in room)
  • from $1681.50 base rate for snorkeling – Double (Sole occupancy)

Optional extras:

  • $160 Tanks and weights
  • $285 Full Dive Gear hire (includes tanks and weights)
  • $65 per day Camera Hire/ $185 duration of the trip
  • $25 per day Torch Hire/ $55 duration of the trip
  • $10 a dive per person Shared Guided Dive
  • $85 Discover Scuba Dive
  • $25 Adventure Dive
  • $30 EANx (Nitrox) First Fill(certification required)
  • $25 EANx (Nitrox) subsequent Fill (certification required)
  • $230 Enriched Air/ Nitrox course
  • $295 Advanced Open Water Course

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