Australia Coral Sea Dreaming liveaboard review

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The Australia Coral Sea Dreaming liveaboard – Overall review rating 9.2 out of 10 and 4.5 stars

If you’re set on scuba diving Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, your next decision is whether you do resort based diving vs scuba dive from a liveaboard. But as you’re reading this Coral Sea Dreaming liveaboard review, it’s possibly safe to assume you intend to dive from a liveaboard.

Australia Coral Sea Dreaming liveaboard review: A review of the Australia Coral Sea Dreaming liveaboard reveals an 18 metre (59 feet) custom-built boat for scuba divers. Accommodates 12 scuba divers over 4 cabins with air conditioning and some have sea views. Western food served buffet style with an air-conditioned saloon and bar. Dive trips include 2 days 1 night.

Features of Australia Coral Sea Dreaming cabin and deck

  • Features of Australia Coral Sea Dreaming cabin and deck - Cabin
  • Features of Australia Coral Sea Dreaming cabin and deck - bunk cabins
  • Features of Australia Coral Sea Dreaming cabin and deck - double cabin

The Coral Sea Dreaming offers liveaboard dive trips to the Outer Great Barrier Reef for 2-day 1-night diving and snorkeling out of Cairns. These dive liveaboards are ideal for diving the Great Barrier Reef on a budget and the time-conscious diver looking for a short dive trip.

The features that are included with your stay on the Australia Coral Sea Dreaming liveaboard are as follows:

  • The Australia Coral Sea Dreaming liveaboard is 18 metres (59 feet) in length.
  • Designed for up to 12 divers across 4 cabins.
  • Cabins have air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms with storage and some have sea views.
  • Leisure deck and sun deck for those sun-lovers.
  • Western style food is served buffet style.
  • Beer and wine is available at an extra charge with a fine wine selection.
  • Specific dietary requirements can be catered for including vegetarian and vegan options.
  • Non-diver friendly for snorkeling.
  • Indoor air conditioned saloon and bar.
  • Scuba diving facilities include: DIN adaptors, camera station with a separate rinse for underwater camera and equipment and scuba gear rentals.
  • Family friend with family cabins.
  • Note the trip is for cruise only and the dive packages can be purchase in advance for an extra optional charge.

You can check the Coral Sea Dreaming liveaboard availability and prices here.

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Australia Coral Sea Dreaming scuba diving review
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The diving from the Australia Coral Sea Dreaming liveaboard has a superb review rating and she was custom-built for scuba diving.

On this scuba diving liveaboard, you’ll be in the hands of experienced and professional crew.

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This list of Australia liveaboards is in descending customer rating order, followed by Scuba Diving Luxury Rating (SDE Lux Rating, see below), so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating and the best SDE lux rating will be at the top of the list. If you want to change the list order, use the “Sort by” dropdown below.

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Review Link: Shore Thing Catamaran; Booking Link: Shore Thing Catamaran 9.9 69 YES YES YES NO YES
Review Link: MY Spoilsport; Booking Link: MY Spoilsport 9.4 73 YES YES YES YES YES
Review Link: MY Spirit of Freedom; Booking Link: MY Spirit of Freedom 9.3 83 YES YES YES YES YES
Review Link: Coral Sea Dreaming; Booking Link: Coral Sea Dreaming 9.2 62 YES YES YES NO YES
Review Link: MY Pro Dive Cairns; Booking Link: MY Pro Dive Cairns 9.2 52 YES YES YES YES YES
Review Link: Rum Runner; Booking Link: Rum Runner 9 44 YES YES YES NO YES
Review Link: MY Ocean Quest; Booking Link: MY Ocean Quest 9 40 YES YES YES YES YES
Review Link: MY Odyssey; Booking Link: MY Odyssey 8.6 60 YES NO YES NO YES

The Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating (SDE Lux Rating) is explained on each liveaboard review when you click the “Discover Liveaboard” link, and is my own Liveaboard Luxury Rating I’ve assigned to all liveaboards. Choosing between liveaboards is helped by customer scores, and if you get stuck choosing between two or three liveaboards, where each one has a high customer score out of 10, you can use the SDE Luxury Rating to help narrow down your choice.

Think about it like using Booking.com when searching for the best hotel. Booking.com also use a customer score where each customer rates hotels out of 10. This is similar to the liveaboard customer rating, which is also rated out of 10. But let’s say you only like to stay in hotels rated 8 and above on Booking.com, but you also want the hotel to have WIFI or parking, or to have a swimming pool etc. The features each hotel has is usually secondary to the score out of 10.

Scuba diving options on the Australia Coral Sea Dreaming liveaboard:

Examples of the dive itineraries on the Coral Sea Dreaming liveaboard.

  • Coral Sea Dreaming Dive and Sail – 2 days 1 nights trip. Approx. 4-5 dives in total on a 4-dive package which is an extra charge. Open Water Diver – No minimum logged dives required.

The diving on the Great Barrier Reef

The diving on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is varied and interesting with some deep dives, which can be up to 30 metres (98 feet) and there are night dives too. But The Coral Sea Dreaming is about including most experience levels of scuba diver.

On most of these dive trips divers will see a variety of marine life. This includes nudibranchs, Napoleon Wrasse, cod fish, moray eels, large schools of reef fish, eagle rays, various shark species including grey reef and white tip sharks, turtles, manta rays and the occasional whale sharks. Plus there’s always that chance you could see a bull shark or a tiger shark too. Plus of course the chance to see a Dwarf Minke Whale or humpback whales and coral spawning at the right time of year on the GBR!

You will also get the opportunity on some trips to dive some of the most beautiful shipwrecks too.

You can check the Coral Sea Dreaming liveaboard availability and prices here.

Australia Coral Sea Dreaming liveaboard review by customers

Scuba divers that have stayed on the Australia Coral Sea Dreaming liveaboard review comments include:

  • The dive sites were incredible, so much wildlife and the variety of coral was spectacular;
  • Other than the great people we meet on board, my favourite was the night dive;
  • Excellent, in every way!
  • Unforgettable experience!
  • The best dive trip ever;
  • Great Sailing Adventure on the Great Barrier Reef;
  • My first Liveaboard experience – had a blast;
  • The most incredible thing I have ever experienced;
  • We loved our trip on Coral Sea Dreaming;
  • Great option for a short and affordable liveaboard.

Customer reviews from around the globe

There are so many great reviews from all around the World, from the UK to the United States of America, Canada, Poland, Singapore, Finland, Norway, France, Japan, Brazil, the Netherlands, Chile, Germany, France and divers from Australia itself.

To see more of the Coral Sea Dreaming reviews please click here to read them. If you weren’t already convinced how wonderful this top class liveaboard was before, then certainly after reading them all.

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Here’s a review by a customer who rated the Australia Coral Sea Dreaming liveaboard 10 out of 10 and 5 stars:

Absolutely amazing two days with an awesome crew. “The scuba diving for the certified divers was absolutely amazing, as well as for my friends who did a few “Try Dives”. The night dive is one of the coolest things i have done in my entire life, seeing sharks and other big fish feeding as well as the crazy colors of the corals under the UV light. Drinking wine and looking at the amazing stars at night was a big plus after a day in the water. Even while snorkeling, we were able to see octopus, sea turtles, and many other fish/coral.” Recommended for: Friendly staff, camera rental, delicous food.

Matthew W, United States of America

Video of Australia Coral Sea Dreaming liveaboard

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This was one of the best weekends away i’ve ever had! Sailing around the outer edges of the Great Barrier Reef on some of the best reef systems the GBR has to offer! Most of our trip was spent at Milln Reef which is arguably the best reef out of Cairns, Australia. The footage speaks for itself, but my god is it beautiful! I can honestly say this was one of the best scuba diving and snorkelling trips i’ve done to date!

More Reading: 2 day liveaboard Great Barrier Reef (2 day 1 night Outer Barrier Reef)

I hope you enjoyed this article about the Australia Coral Sea Dreaming liveaboard review

I’d love to hear from you. Tell us about your adventures of diving and snorkelling. Please use the comments section below. Please also share your photos. Either from your underwater cameras or videos from your waterproof go-pro’s!

But in particular if you’ve dived either in Australia or in particular on the Australia Coral Sea Dreaming liveaboard, please share your experiences.

If this article hasn’t answered all of your questions. If you have more questions either about snorkelling or scuba diving (or specifically about the Australia Coral Sea Dreaming liveaboard review), please comment below with your questions.

There will also be many more articles about scuba and scuba diving safety tips (and on snorkelling too) for you to read and learn about this fabulous sport.

Have fun and be safe!

Australia Coral Sea Dreaming liveaboard review

Article written by Russell Bowyer who has been a scuba diver since diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 1989. After his first dive he trained as a BSAC diver in the UK. He attained his Diver Leader certification with BSAC. He then went on to become a scuba diving instructor, teaching others how to dive and was voted as Diving Officer and Treasurer for the Saffron Walden BSAC club too. Russell has dived all over the world, including the UK, on liveaboards in the Red Sea, the Caribbean, South Africa and the USA. Russell is experienced in all dive types, including drift diving, deep dives that involved decompression stops and recreational dives too.

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