Australia Shore Thing Catamaran Liveaboard Review

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The Australia Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard – Overall review rating 9.6 out of 10 and 5 stars

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

Australia Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard review: A review of the Australia Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard reveals a 16 metre (51 feet) custom-built boat for scuba divers. Sleeping 10 divers over 4 cabins with en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning and some have sea views. Western and local food served buffet style and fine cuisine with air-conditioned saloon and bar.

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Features of Australia Shore Thing Catamaran cabin and deck

  • Features of Australia Shore Thing Catamaran cabin and deck - double cabin
  • Features of Australia Shore Thing Catamaran cabin and deck - twin cabin
  • Features of Australia Shore Thing Catamaran cabin and deck - double with single cabin
  • Features of Australia Shore Thing Catamaran cabin and deck - triple cabin
  • Features of Australia Shore Thing Catamaran cabin and deck - double cabin -2

The Shore Thing Catamaran offers liveaboard dive trips to the Ningaloo Reef off the West Coast of Australia from 4-day 3-night to 10-day 9-night diving and snorkeling out of Exmouth WA.

These dive liveaboards are ideal for diving the Ningaloo Reef and the time-conscious diver looking for a short dive trip or a slightly longer trip.

The features that are included with your stay on the Australia Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard are as follows:

  • The Australia Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard is 15.5 metres (51 feet) in length.
  • Designed for up to 10 divers across 4 cabins.
  • Warm water showers
  • Cabins have air conditioning, en-suite bathrooms some with sea views with daily housekeeping.
  • Sun deck for those that like to sun bathe.
  • Western and local style food is served buffet style and as fine cuisine with all day snacks. With alfresco diving and a BBQ area and a bar.
  • Beer and wine is available at an extra charge with a fine wine selection, plus free soft drinks.
  • Specific dietary requirements can be catered for including vegetarian and vegan options.
  • Non-diver friendly for snorkeling.
  • Indoor air conditioned saloon and library.
  • Scuba diving facilities include: DIN adaptors, camera station with separate rinse for underwater camera and equipment and scuba gear rentals.
  • Family friendly with family cabins.
  • Kayaks on board for extra fun and you can also fish from the boat too.

You can check the Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard availability and prices here.

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The diving from the Australia Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard has an Exceptional 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: MY Spoilsport; Booking Link: MY Spoilsport 9.4 73% YES YES YES YES YES
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Review Link: Coral Sea Dreaming; Booking Link: Coral Sea Dreaming 9.2 62% YES YES YES NO YES
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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 Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard:

Examples of the dive itineraries on the Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard.

  • 5 Night Ningaloo Escape – 6 days 5 nights trip. Approx. 9 dives in total. Open Water Diver – No minimum logged dives required.
  • 9 Night Ultimate Ningaloo – 10 days 9 nights trip. Approx. 16 dives in total. Open Water Diver – No minimum logged dives required.
  • 3 Night Snorkel & Dive Getaway – 4 days 3 nights trip. Approx. 4 dives in total. Open Water Diver – No minimum logged dives required.

The diving on the Ningaloo Reef

The diving on Australia’s Ningaloo Reef Reef is varied and interesting. But the snorkeling is great too with Whale sharks and manta rays.

On most of these dive trips divers will see a variety of marine life. This includes nudibranchs, moray eels, large schools of reef fish, eagle rays, various shark species including grey reef and white tip sharks, leopard sharks, turtles, manta rays, the occasional whale sharks and dolphins.

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

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Australia Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard review by customers

There’s only one review so far from a customer and they said: “Awesome three days in Coral Bay! So great to see a reef that is still thriving. Lots of big fish like sharks, rays, and groupers, but the wobegongs, cuttlefish, and octopus were my favorites”. They also commented: Recommended for: The diving/snorkeling was amazing and the food was awesome. The staff were super friendly, knowledgeable, and professional.

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I hope you enjoyed this article about the Australia Shore Thing Catamaran 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 Shore Thing Catamaran 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 Shore Thing Catamaran 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 Shore Thing Catamaran 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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