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Taka Dive Adventures

Taka Dive Adventures have been operating live aboard dive trips out of Cairns for the past 18 years. Their trips are for the certified diver with a sense of adventure experiencing the very best diving on the Great Barrier Reef. At the Cod Hole you will feed a family of giant Potato Cod and dive the magnificent Ribbon Reefs. The drop-off diving on the Coral Sea has 30 metre plus visibility with large pelagics and beautiful fan corals. The exciting shark feed at Osprey Reef is a fantastic memory for any diver.

The four days/three night trip is to the famous Cod Hole and the Northern Great Barrier Reef departing every Tuesday returning Friday and the five days/four night trip ventures out to Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea departing every Friday returning Tuesday.

‘Taka’ a 30 metre vessel was launched in January 2004, a purpose built luxury dive boat with larger en-suite cabins, roomier lounge area and the latest in ‘on board’ digital imaging. The new vessel is like nothing currently available to explore remote dive sites. All the top deck cabins have their own en-suites with DVD players and ocean views. The cabins are fully air-conditioned with personal controls. For the budget-minded diver there are economical four share cabins available with share facilities. Taka’s huge comfortable saloon features two large plasma screens, and an internet cafe with the latest hi-tech digital imagery.

Taka is a large and comfortable dive vessel with air-conditioned cabins and plenty of room for your dive gear on the dive deck. Their friendly and experienced dive crew will look after all your needs.

Included in the trips are freshly prepared meals, tanks, weights and transfers to/from Cairns city accommodation. Additional diving gear can be hired on board.

Touring Options

Cod Hole and Northern Great Barrier Reef – 4 Day/3 Nights

The Cod Hole and Northern Great Barrier Reef tour is three full days of diving out on the beautiful Great Barrier Reef. You will dive at some of the most gorgeous parts of the Great Barrier Reef, and interact with such marine life as Potato Cod, Reef Sharks, Lion Fish, Sea Turtles and much more. Taka is one of the few dive vessels with a ‘Swim with Minke whales’ permit. These gentle giants are sighted during June and July each year.

Seven Day Back-to-Back Tour

This tour is a combination of the four day/three night tour to the Cod Hole and Northern Great Barrier Reef, as well as the five day/four night tour to the Cod Hole and Osprey Reef located in the Coral Sea.

During the seven day trip you will have the opportunity to experience 24 dives at some of the world’s most renowned dive sites. You will enjoy your seven days diving at the world famous “Cod Hole”, pristine “osprey Reef” and the beautifully diverse “Ribbon Reefs”.

Cod Hole and Coral Sea Tour (Osprey Reef) – 5 Day/4 Nights

Diving adventure to the World famous Cod Hole, Ribbon Reefs and Osprey Reef in the Coral sea. The five day/four night live aboard dive cruise includes an exciting Shark feed at North Horn in the Coral Sea.

Activites and Experiences at Taka Dive Adventures

  • Scuba-Diving Certified divers & Nitrox certified divers.
  • Learning/Lessons/Tuition Various specialty courses. Open water is not tought.
  • Snorkelling Available to confident swimmers.
  • Marine Animal swimming ‘Swim with the Minke” program available June and July.
  • Animal Viewing Marine Wildlife
  • Marine Animal watching Underwater photography specialty available onboard.
  • Direct
  • Inbound
  • Retail
  • Wholesale
  • Checkin Desk Taka Dive Shop – 131 Lake street, Cairns.
  • Public Transport Bus terminal one block away.
  • Public toilet
  • Taxi rank Half a block away.
  • Waiting Area Taka Dive Shop – 131 Lake Street, Cairns.
  • Active Medial deviders may preclude some divers.
  • Adventure Scuba diving at remote locations.
  • Diving certified diving only.
  • Eco Tourism
  • Educational Padi – advanced Nitrox and underwater photography specialty course available.
  • Environmental Coral Sea and Great Barrier Reef.
  • Honeymoon Taka encourages Honeymooners.
  • Marine
  • Nature based
  • Reef Ribbon Reefs and Coral Sea.
  • Water based Scuba diving and snorkelling.
  • Wildlife ‘Swim with the Minkes’ program in June and July.
  • Japanese
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Adult Getaway
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Single
  • Inbound Tour Operators Association ATEC
  • Tourism Tropical North Qld
  • American Express
  • Bankcard
  • Cash
  • Diners Club
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale
  • Japan Credit Bureau
  • Japan Travel Bureau
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • Australian Travellers Cheque
  • Visa
  • Air-conditioning The vessel is airconditioned throughout.
  • Commentary Full dive briefings given for each divesite.
  • Drop off Complimentary transfer from the vessel to Cairns city accommodation.
  • Host/Hostess Trip director oversees all activities.
  • Interpreter Service Japanese staff and multilingual course text book available.
  • Meal Three meals and snacks, after each dive, everyday are provided.
  • Meet & Greet Taka Dive shop located 131 Lake Street, Cairns for all questions, tours and dive grea purchases.
  • Pickup Complimentary to the vessel from Cairns city accommodation.
  • Resource Material Marine library, internet cafe and DVD library available.
  • Toilet Ocean view cabins all with ensuites. Share facilities on dive deck.
  • Coach Bus Transfer.
  • Motor Vessel

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