MY Odyssey Australia Liveaboard Diving Review

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Liveaboard Quick Review The MY Odyssey Liveaboard is a 24m (79f) Australia diving safari boat for up to 20 guests accommodated across 10 cabins and 4 bathrooms. This Australia liveaboard has a customer review rating of 8.6 out of 10, is rated 'Fabulous', and scores 60% on the Scuba Diving Earth luxury rate.
Liveaboard Review Tips If you are looking for a fabulous Australia diving safari, you can't go too far wrong with the MY Odyssey diving liveaboard. Take a read of these 7 quick review tips about why you might like to book this Australia diving liveaboard boat, before fully immersing yourself into the detailed review below, which includes videos and customer reviews:
1. Customer Rating The MY Odyssey liveaboard has a customer review rating of 8.6 out of 10.
2. Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating Summary Diver Benefits: 56%, Liveaboard Design: 78%, Cabin Luxury: 29%, Onboard Comfort: 43%, Food Luxury: 73%, Drink Luxury: 67%. This makes an average Total Lux Rating of 60% (see below under "Liveaboard Luxury Features Review" for more details).
3. Cost Per Day The MY Odyssey Liveaboard costs from £247 per day ($329/€296)* .
4. Pros A quick list of the main pros of the MY Odyssey Liveaboard include: aircon cabins, caters for dietary requirements, flexible booking, scuba gear rental.
5. Cons A quick list of the main cons of the MY Odyssey Liveaboard include: no Ensuite Cabins, no diving courses, no internet, no nitrox, not available for charter.
6. Liveaboard Capacity The MY Odyssey liveaboard is 24 metres (79 feet) long, has 10 cabins and 4 bathrooms, which means it can accommodate up to 20 guests/divers.
7. Booking Itineraries The booking itineraries for the MY Odyssey Liveaboard include: 4 Days/3 Nights, 5 Days/4 Nights, 8 Days/7 Nights. (But it's worth checking if more diving itineraries have been added or you can book by click here: MY Odyssey).
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* Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.33 and for GBP to Euro is 1.2. For an up-to-date cost for the MY Odyssey Liveaboard, please visit this link: MY Odyssey.
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    Liveaboard Review Highlights

    Diving Liveaboard Review Australia MY Odyssey liveaboard review in detail.
    Liveaboard Video Highlight
    Video Title Rowley Shoals Scuba Diving with Odyssey Expeditions
    Flexible Booking This liveaboard has flexible booking terms, which means you can book with confidence knowing that this dive boat offers a free trip reschedule within 24 months if you are unable to travel due to Covid19 related restrictions (T & Cs apply).
    Nitrox Diving This liveaboard does not have nitrox available.
    Dietary Requirements Catered For The onboard chefs will cater for any specific dietary requirement you have. This means you can relax in the knowledge that you can enjoy the food onboard this liveaboard. (You are advised to add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form, and to limit any requests to religious beliefs or food allergies).
    Diving Courses This liveaboard does not offer diver training courses.
    Scuba Gear Rental You can rent scuba gear on this dive boat so you benefit from being able travel light and simply rent all your scuba equipment once onboard.
    Internet There is no internet available on this liveaboard.
    Ensuite Cabins This liveaboard does not have ensuite cabins, which means you have to share facilities.
    Aircon Cabins Each cabin has air-conditioning, which means you can choose your own cabin temperature for personal comfort and a good nights sleep.
    Private Charter This liveaboard does not offer private charters.
    DIN Adapters If you have DIN regulators do not worry as this liveaboard has DIN to Yoke regulator adaptors onboard.
    Relaxing between dives
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    Liveaboard Luxury Features Review

    Liveaboard Luxury Features The 'Liveaboard Luxury Rating' concept is to help you choose the right diving liveaboard for your Australia dive trip. This means you can compare this liveaboard with other liveaboards on a like-for-like basis, and makes choosing the right liveaboard much easier. The maximum rating for any liveaboard is 100%, and this rating is split between the features listed below. When choosing your liveaboard trip, I suggest you don't just consider the total 'Luxury Rating' in isolation, which for the MY Odyssey is 60%, I recommend you also review each of the features the MY Odyssey liveaboard has or doesn't have that are important to you.
    SDE Luxury Rating Total (Max 52) 60% total Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rate (Lux Rate); The MY Odyssey Liveaboard has 31 out of a total of 52 (i.e. 60%) possible benefits and features. This total percentage is an average of the following benefits and features:
    Diver Benefits (Max 9) 56% Diver Benefits Lux Rate; The MY Odyssey liveaboard has 5 out of 9 (i.e. 56%) 'Diver Benefits': DIN Adapters: YES; Dive Courses: NO; Dive Deck: YES: Gear Rental: YES; Nitrox Onboard: NO; Private Dive Guide: NO; Rinse Hoses: NO; Shaded Dive Area: YES; Tenders For Diving: YES.
    Liveaboard Design (Max 9) 78% Liveaboard Design Lux Rate; The MY Odyssey liveaboard has 7 out of 9 (i.e. 78%) 'Boat Design Features': Airconditioned Saloon: YES; Charging Stations: YES; Custom Built For Diving: YES; Indoor Saloon: NO; Leisure Deck: YES; Observation Deck: YES; Outside Showers: NO; Sun Deck: YES; Warm Showers: YES.
    Cabin Luxury (Max 7) 29% Cabin Lux Rate; The MY Odyssey liveaboard has 2 out of 7 (i.e. 29%) 'Cabin Features': Air-Conditioned Cabins: YES; Cabin Balconies: NO; Daily Housekeeping: YES; Ensuite cabins: NO; Non-smoking Cabins: NO; Seaview cabins available: NO; TV In Cabin: NO.
    Onboard Comfort (Max 7) 43% Onboard Comfort Lux Rate; The MY Odyssey liveaboard has 3 out of 7 (i.e. 43%) 'Onboard Comfort' features: Beach Towels: NO, Cabin Towels: YES; Complimentary Toiletries: NO; Deck Towels: YES; Internet: NO; Laundry Service: YES; Nearly 1 to 1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio: NO.
    Food Luxury (Max 11) 73% Food Lux Rate; The MY Odyssey liveaboard has 8 out of 11 (i.e. 73%) 'Food Features': BBQ Area: NO; Beach BBQ: NO; Buffet Style: YES; Dietary Requirements Catered For: YES; Fine Cuisine: YES; Local Food: YES; Outdoor Dining: YES; Snacks All Day: YES; Vegan Options: NO; Vegetarian Options: YES; Western Style Food: YES; (Meal options include: Al Fresco Dining, Full-board Option).
    Drink Luxury (Max 9) 67% Drink Lux Rate; The MY Odyssey liveaboard has 6 out of 9 (i.e. 67%) 'Drink Features': Bar: NO; Beer Available: YES; Drinking Water: YES; Fine Wines: NO; Free Soft Drinks: YES; Free Wine With Dinner: NO; Soft Drinks: YES; Tea And Coffee: YES; Wine Available: YES.
    Example of Cabins
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    Customer Reviews of Liveaboard

    Customer Reviews The MY Odyssey liveaboard customer reviews listed here have been chosen for you to get a feel for the scuba diving experience you'll get.
    Customer Review

    Dream trip, exceptional diving experience. Abundance of marine life. Acquiring new dive buddies.” Recommended for: Pristine reef condition. Clear, warm water. Unplanned encounters with whales/dolphins.

    Customer Review By Hilma V, from: United States scored the MY Odyssey 9.6 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: MY Odyssey.
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    Customer Review

    A very enjoyable trip. Odyssey is usually used for trips up into the Kimberley so it is not primarily used as a dive boat. While she was more than adequate, on occasions it was obvious she hadn’t been designed as a dive boat. There are 4 bathrooms (each with hot shower & toilet) on the dive deck, used by punters & crew. None of the rooms have ensuites. The deluxe rooms have a sink, the standard rooms don’t. I had a standard room and it was fine. All have a fridge and separate aircon (although this doesn’t work when the compressor is in action), the mattress was comfortable & there was plenty of storage space. Soft drinks, juices & water provided, beer, wine & spirits extra. Diving is done from “Homer”, the tender. All of us dived from the one tender and while there was more than enough space, it took a while to pick everybody up / get everybody on board / into the water. An extra zodiac would improve efficiency significantly. There was no dedicated camera area on Odyssey, but a crate with fresh water to rinse cameras off in afterwards. Luckily, most of us just had GoPros but I think if anyone had a large camera / complex set up they may have found it annoying. There was a hose at the back of the boat to rinse of wetsuits etc after each dive but nothing to soak them in – I generally rinsed mine off in the shower. Nitrox was not available. We missed one dive as the compressor broke. Crew were easy going, friendly and efficient. Liam the chef kept the good food coming. Cooked breakfast every second day and on the days with no cooked breakfast you got dessert. I put on weight on the trip!! Plenty of snack food available – home baked cookies, fresh fruit…. It was about a 20 hour overnight steam to get to Rowley Shoals from Broome. Seasickness tablets were provided and I took my own concoction and felt fine. Others looked a little green about the gills. We boarded mid afternoon on the first day and our first 2 dives were the second day in the afternoon at Clerke atoll. Then 3-4 dives per day, with 2 on the last day before another overnight steam back to Broome. Fishing also available for those who were keen (I wasn’t but the fishermen in the group seemed pretty contented). The diving was good. We had one dive master for 15 punters… other crew members dived but they went off on their own rather than diving with the group. Max depth 30m, no deco diving. Briefings usually went along the lines of ‘descend to the wall, drift with the current and see what you see, follow the current, come up at 50 bar or 50 minutes, whichever comes first and set your SMB’(!!). Dive master kept an eye on us and pointed some things out but not outstanding at pointing things out but I guess she was busy enough keeping a watch on people which she seemed to do. Dives limited to 50 minutes or 50 bar (sigh, so not long dives) and then you set your SMB and were retrieved by Homer. Currents present but not strong. The diving – I was happy. The best thing for me was the stunning isolation, 360 degrees of horizon, turquoise waters (water temps 29-30 – most people dived in rash suits, I am cold blooded and even I was plenty warm enough in sharkskin!). The coral was pristine (I guess not often visited), colourful… Fish – plenty of white tipped reef sharks, grey reef sharks, saw some leopard sharks & a hammerhead was spotted. Turtles. Potato cod but the big cod promised at cod hole never eventuated. Schooling Trevally, the hugest Bumphead Parrot fish I have ever seen, coral trout, angel fish… many varieties of clown fish… We also had dolphins swimming at the bow of Odyssey and were lucky enough to see a Mama Humpback whale & her calf up close at Mermaid Atoll (this alone made the trip really!). We had 18 dives in the week long trip. Overall a fun trip with a good group of people.Recommended for: isolation, stunning turquoise waters, great food.

    Customer Review By Judy O, from: New Zealand scored the MY Odyssey 9.2 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: MY Odyssey.

    Liveaboard Itinerary

    Itinerary and videos The itineraries below for the MY Odyssey liveaboard don't necessarily tie in with the videos directly below the itinerary heading. The itineraries are examples of dive trips offered by this liveaboard, and the videos are examples of videos taken when diving from the MY Odyssey dive boat.
    Itinerary Option 1 7 nights Rowley Shoals (Broome - Broome)
    Itinerary Option 1 Detail
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    Itinerary 1 Title 2019 Rowley Shoals diving with Odyssey Expeditions
    Itinerary Option 2 7 nights Rowley Shoals (Broome - Broome)
    Itinerary Option 2 Detail
    Itinerary 2 Video
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    Itinerary 2 Title Rowley Shoals
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    Dives and Scuba Diver Experience

    Number of Dives On Trip You will be able to dive up to 26 times in total on the MY Odyssey liveaboard diving trips. The number of times you dive will depend on the itinerary you select.
    Your Diver Certification Level If you choose the MY Odyssey liveaboard for your scuba diving trip to Australia, make sure you select the right itinerary for your diver certification level. Different itineraries include the following alternative PADI certification levels (or equivalent): Open Water Diver: YES; Advanced Open Water Diver: NO.
    Your Logged Dives When choosing the MY Odyssey liveaboard for your dive trip to Australia, make sure you select the right itinerary for how many logged dives you've done. Itineraries on the MY Odyssey liveaboard include the following alternatives: No minimum logged dives: NO; 10 logged dives: NO; 20 logged dives: YES; 30 logged dives: NO; 40 logged dives: NO; 50 logged dives or more: NO.
    Your Diver experience If you choose the MY Odyssey liveaboard for your dive trip to Australia, make sure you select the right itinerary for your level of diver experience. Itineraries on the MY Odyssey liveaboard include the following alternatives: Beginner/Novice (up to 9 logged dives): NO; Advanced Beginner (10-19 dives): NO; Intermediate Diver (20 to 29 logged dives): YES; Advanced Intermediate (30 to 39 logged dives): NO; Proficient Diver (40 to 49 logged dives): NO; Advanced Diver (more than 50 logged dives): NO.
    Type of Diving The type of diving experienced from the MY Odyssey Liveaboard includes: Coral Gardens, Marine Life, Night Dives, Wall Diving, Warm Water Diving, Swim-Through's and Caverns.
    Underwater Scooters Onboard Underwater scooters onboard: NO.

    Marine Life Reviewed

    Marine Life Species You may see the following marine life when scuba diving from the MY Odyssey Liveaboard in the Australia:
    Sharks You may see the following sharks species: Blacktip Reef Sharks, Grey Reef Sharks, Leopard Shark, Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, Silver Tip Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Whitetip Reef Sharks.
    Ray Species You may see the following rays species: Manta Rays, Spotted Eagle Rays, Marble Rays.
    Fish Species You may also see the following fish species: Barracudas, Clownfish (Anemonefish), Dogtooth Tuna, Giant Trevallies, Groupers, Humphead Parrotfish, Jack Schools, Maori Wrasse, Moray Eels, Napoleon Wrasse, Pigmy Seahorses, Potato Cod, Red Snappers, Reef Fish, Sea Horses, Spanish Mackerel
    Other Marine Life Species You may also see the following marine life: Barrel Sponges, Crabs, Cuttlefish, Giant Clam, Hard Corals, Jellyfish, Lobsters, Nudibranchs, Octopus, Sea Snakes, Soft Corals, Squid, Starfish, Turtles.
    Marine Mammal Species You might encounter the following mammals: Dolphins, Humpback Whales.
    Marine Life Video
    Video Title Diving Rowley Shoals Episode 1
    Another Marine Life Video
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    Liveaboard Cost and Booking

    Included In The Price The price of booking the MY Odyssey liveaboard includes: Cabin Towels, Deck Towels, Drinking Water, Fishing, Fuel Surcharge, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Hotel Transfer, Laundry Service, National Park Fees, Port Fees, Pressing Service, Snacks, Snorkelling Guide, Soft Drinks, Special Dinner, Tea & Coffee.
    Paid For Optional Extras The following are optional extras when you book the MY Odyssey liveaboard: Airport Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Kayaks, Rental Gear.
    Paid For Required Extras The following are required extras when you book the MY Odyssey liveaboard: Environment Tax.

    Boat Capacity

    Boat Length 24 metres (79 feet).
    Maximum Guests 20
    Cabins and Bathrooms The MY Odyssey dive boat has 10 cabins and 4 bathrooms.
    Cabin Types The MY Odyssey has the following cabin types: double cabins, twin cabins.
    Family cabins onboard Family cabins onboard: NO.

    Advanced Divers

    Advanced Diver Benefits (Max 3) The MY Odyssey liveaboard has 0 out of 3 (i.e. 0%) 'Advanced Diver Benefits', which include: Rebreather Support: NO; Sidemount Diving NO; Tech Diving: NO.

    Underwater Photographers

    Underwater Photographer Benefits (Max 3) The MY Odyssey liveaboard has 3 out of 3 (i.e. 100%) 'Underwater Photographer Benefits', which include: Camera Room: YES; Camera Station: YES; Separate Rinse For U/W Cameras: YES.

    Non-Diver Activities

    Non-Diving Activities (Max 17) The MY Odyssey liveaboard has 1 out of 17 (i.e. 6%) 'Non-Diving Activities', which include: Fishing: NO; Glass Bottom Boat: NO; Jacuzzi/Hot Tub: NO; Jet Skiing: NO; Kayaks: NO; Land Excursions: NO; Massage: NO; Naturalist Itineraries: [naturalist_Itineraries]; Naturalist Guide: NO; Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly: YES, Sauna: NO; Snorkel Equipment: NO; Spa: NO; Stand Up Paddle Boards: NO; Wakeboarding: NO; Water Skiing: NO; Yoga: NO.
    Onboard Entertainment (Max 2) The MY Odyssey liveaboard has 2 out of 2 (i.e. 100%) 'Entertainment Features': Audio And Entertainment: YES; Library: YES.

    Traveller Benefits

    Travel Benefits (Max 6) The MY Odyssey liveaboard has 2 out of 6 (i.e. 33%) 'Traveller Benefits', which include: Airport Transfer: YES; Available For Charter: NO, Budget Friendly: NO, Dedicated Local & International Crew: NO; Hotel Transfer: YES; Welcome Cocktails; NO.
    Languages Spoken Onboard The crew onboard the MY Odyssey liveaboard are able to speak the following languages: English.

    Liveaboard Summary

    Conclusion The MY Odyssey liveaboard has a customer review rating of 8.6, is rated 'Fabulous', and scores 60% on the Scuba Diving Earth luxury rate. This Australia liveaboard is a 24 metre (79 feet) dive boat for up to 20 guests across 10 cabins (inc. double cabins, twin cabins), and has 4 bathrooms. The MY Odyssey Liveaboard has aircon cabins, caters for dietary requirements, flexible booking, scuba gear rental. To book: MY Odyssey Liveaboard prices start at £247 per day ($329/€296)*.
    More Information To discover more about the MY Odyssey diving liveaboard or to check availability for your dive trip to Australia you can do this here: MY Odyssey. But if you want to compare this Australia liveaboard with one of the other liveaboards from Australia, please take a look at the table below. If you are only interested in Australia liveaboards, select "Country" from the list of searchable options from first dropdown menu and type "Australia" in the search box:
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    * Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.33 and for GBP to Euro is 1.2. For an up-to-date cost for the MY Odyssey Liveaboard, please visit this link: MY Odyssey.

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    MY Odyssey Australia Liveaboard Diving 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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