Shore Thing Catamaran Australia Ningaloo Reef Liveaboard Diving Review

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Liveaboard Quick Review The Shore Thing Catamaran Liveaboard is a 16m (52f) Australia Ningaloo Reef diving safari boat for up to 10 guests accommodated across 4 cabins and 4 bathrooms. This Australia liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.9 out of 10, is rated 'Exceptional', and scores 69% on the Scuba Diving Earth luxury rate.
Liveaboard Review Tips If you are looking for an exceptional Australia diving safari, an excellent choice is the Shore Thing Catamaran diving liveaboard. Here's our quick 7 review tips of why you might like to book this Australia diving liveaboard boat:
1. Customer Rating The Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.9 out of 10.
2. Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating Summary Diver Benefits: 56%, Liveaboard Design: 67%, Cabin Luxury: 57%, Onboard Comfort: 43%, Food Luxury: 91%, Drink Luxury: 89%. This makes an average Total Lux Rating of 69% (see below under "Liveaboard Luxury Features Review" for more details).
3. Cost Per Day The Ningaloo Reef Shore Thing Catamaran Liveaboard costs from £312 per day ($415/€374)* .
4. Pros A quick list of the main pros of the Shore Thing Catamaran Liveaboard include: aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, ensuite cabins, flexible booking, diving courses, scuba gear rental.
5. Cons A quick list of the main cons of the Shore Thing Catamaran Liveaboard include: no internet, no nitrox.
6. Liveaboard Capacity The Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard is 16 metres (52 feet) long, has 4 cabins and 4 bathrooms, which means it can accommodate up to 10 guests/divers.
7. Booking Itineraries The booking itineraries for the Shore Thing Catamaran Liveaboard include: 4 Days/3 Nights, 6 Days/5 Nights. (But it's worth checking if more diving itineraries have been added or you can book by click here: Shore Thing Catamaran).
Booking tips When booking your Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard trip to Australia it's best to book your liveaboard first, before you book your flights. When you click the "Select Cabin" link next to your chosen itinerary and complete your details, you won't pay for your trip until Liveaboard.com confirm your booking with the operator. Liveaboard.com will email your confirmation, normally giving you 2-3 days to pay for your booking, which gives you time to book your flights to Australia.
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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 Shore Thing Catamaran Liveaboard, please visit this link: Shore Thing Catamaran.
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    Liveaboard Review Highlights

    Diving Liveaboard Review Australia Shore Thing Catamaran Ningaloo Reef liveaboard review in detail.
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    Video Title Shore thing liveaboard in Ningaloo Reef May 2021
    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 offers diving courses, which means you benefit from being able to advance your diving skills. These training courses are an extra charge.
    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 Cabins on this dive boat benefit from having ensuite bathroom so you can shower and get ready in private (Check when booking that the cabin you choose has an ensuite bathroom).
    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 is available for private charter. If you charter this dive boat you have more flexibility over the choice of dive sites, type of diving and diver numbers (Subject to the maximum number of guests onboard - see below).
    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 Shore Thing Catamaran is 69%, I recommend you also review each of the features the Ningaloo Reef Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard has or doesn't have that are important to you.
    SDE Luxury Rating Total (Max 52/52=100%) 69%; total Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rate (Lux Rate); The Shore Thing Catamaran Liveaboard has 36 out of a total of 52 (i.e. 69%) possible benefits and features. This total percentage is an average of the following benefits and features:
    Diver Benefits (Max 9/9=100%) 56% Diver Benefits Lux Rate; The Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard has 5 out of 9 (i.e. 56%) 'Diver Benefits': DIN Adapters: YES; Dive Courses: YES; Dive Deck: NO: Gear Rental: YES; Nitrox Onboard: NO; Private Dive Guide: NO; Rinse Hoses: NO; Shaded Dive Area: YES; Tenders For Diving: YES.
    Liveaboard Design (Max 9/9=100%) 67% Liveaboard Design Lux Rate; The Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard has 6 out of 9 (i.e. 67%) 'Boat Design Features': Airconditioned Saloon: YES; Charging Stations: YES; Custom Built For Diving: YES; Indoor Saloon: YES; Leisure Deck: NO; Observation Deck: NO; Outside Showers: NO; Sun Deck: YES; Warm Showers: YES.
    Cabin Luxury (Max 7/7=100%) 57% Cabin Lux Rate; The Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard has 4 out of 7 (i.e. 57%) 'Cabin Features': Air-Conditioned Cabins: YES; Cabin Balconies: NO; Daily Housekeeping: YES; Ensuite cabins: YES; Non-smoking Cabins: NO; Seaview cabins available: YES; TV In Cabin: NO.
    Onboard Comfort (Max 7/7=100%) 43% Onboard Comfort Lux Rate; The Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard has 3 out of 7 (i.e. 43%) 'Onboard Comfort' features: Beach Towels: YES, Cabin Towels: YES; Complimentary Toiletries: NO; Deck Towels: YES; Internet: NO; Laundry Service: NO; Nearly 1 to 1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio: NO.
    Food Luxury (Max 11/11=100%) 91% Food Lux Rate; The Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard has 10 out of 11 (i.e. 91%) 'Food Features': BBQ Area: YES; 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: YES; Vegetarian Options: YES; Western Style Food: YES; (Meal options include: Al Fresco Dining, Full-board Option, Set Menu Dinner).
    Drink Luxury (Max 9/9=100%) 89% Drink Lux Rate; The Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard has 8 out of 9 (i.e. 89%) 'Drink Features': Bar: YES; Beer Available: YES; Drinking Water: YES; Fine Wines: YES; Free Soft Drinks: YES; Free Wine With Dinner: NO; Soft Drinks: YES; Tea And Coffee: YES; Wine Available: YES.
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    Customer Reviews of Liveaboard

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

    Awesome three days in Coral Bay! The variety of coral is breathtaking. 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. Several spots had interesting pass-throughs and giant coral configurations. On board everything was well set-up and the staff were excellent all round. Food was wonderful, including fresh baked bread! Recommended for: The diving/snorkeling was amazing and the food was awesome. The staff were super friendly, knowledgeable, and professional.

    Customer Review By DG W, from: United States scored the Shore Thing Catamaran 9.6 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: Shore Thing Catamaran.
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    Incredible experience!!! -watching whales breaching during sunset -finding manta rays unexpectedly and snorkeling with them -seeing all the different wild marine life (leopard shark, baby tiger shark, manta rays, whales) -enjoying the sea and relaxing on the boat with good company and crew.Recommended for: Staff, food, and the whole experience in general.

    Customer Review By Teresa tram V, from: Canada scored the Shore Thing Catamaran 10 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: Shore Thing Catamaran.

    Liveaboard Itinerary

    Itinerary and videos The itineraries below for the Shore Thing Catamaran 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 Shore Thing Catamaran dive boat.
    Itinerary Option 1 5 Night Ningaloo Escape
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    Itinerary 1 Title Sail Ningaloo - Liveaboard Diving Trip on a Luxury Catamaran
    Itinerary Option 2 Experience the Ningaloo Reef with Sail Ningaloo
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    Itinerary 2 Title Experience the Ningaloo Reef with Sail Ningaloo
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    Dives and Scuba Diver Experience

    Number of Dives On Trip You will be able to dive up to 9 times in total on the Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard diving trips. The number of times you dive will depend on the itinerary you select.
    Your Diver Certification Level If you choose the Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard for your scuba diving trip to Australia (Ningaloo Reef, null_select), make sure you select the right itinerary for your diver certification level. Different itineraries include the following alternative PADI certification levels (or equivalent): No Scuba Diving Certification Needed: NO; Open Water Diver: YES; Advanced Open Water Diver: NO.
    Your Logged Dives When choosing the Shore Thing Catamaran 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 Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard include the following alternatives: No minimum logged dives: YES; 10 logged dives: NO; 20 logged dives: NO; 30 logged dives: NO; 40 logged dives: NO; 50 logged dives or more: NO.
    Your Diver experience If you choose the Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard for your dive trip to Australia, make sure you select the right itinerary for your level of diver experience. Itineraries on the Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard include the following alternatives: Beginner/Novice (up to 9 logged dives): YES; Advanced Beginner (10-19 dives): NO; Intermediate Diver (20 to 29 logged dives): NO; 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 Shore Thing Catamaran Liveaboard includes: Coral Gardens, Warm Water Diving.
    Underwater Scooters Onboard Underwater scooters onboard: NO.

    Marine Life Reviewed

    Marine Life Species The sea life you might see on your Australia liveaboard dive trip depends on the time of year you choose to dive, and on which Australia liveaboard and liveaboard itinerary you book. But ultimately the sea creatures you see when scuba diving is always down to nature itself. With these parameters in mind, the marine life you may spot when scuba diving on the Shore Thing Catamaran Liveaboard in Australia might include:
    Sharks You may see the following sharks species: Blacktip Reef Sharks, Epaulette Shark, Grey Reef Sharks, Leopard Shark, Nurse Sharks, Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, Silky Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Whale Sharks, Whitetip Reef Sharks, Wobbegong Shark.
    Ray Species You may see the following rays species: Blue Spotted Stingrays, Manta Rays, Spotted Eagle Rays, Sting Rays.
    Fish Species You may also see the following fish species: Batfish, Barracudas, Clownfish (Anemonefish), Dogtooth Tuna, Glassfish, Groupers, Jack Schools, Maori Wrasse, Moray Eels, Napoleon Wrasse, Pipefish, Potato Cod, Red Snappers, Reef Fish, Sea Horses, Trigger Fish.
    Other Marine Life & Bird Species You may see the following marine and bird life: Barrel Sponges, Blanket Octopus, Crabs, Crocodiles, Cuttlefish, Giant Clam, Hard Corals, Jellyfish, Lobsters, Mantis Shrimp, Nudibranchs, Octopus, Sea Snakes, Soft Corals, Squid, Starfish, Turtles.
    Marine Mammal Species You might encounter the following mammals: Dolphins, Dugongs, Humpback Whales, Minke Whales.
    Marine Life Video
    Video Title Ningaloo Reef Dive - Full Length Promo Video
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    Liveaboard Cost and Booking

    Included In The Price The price of booking the Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard includes: Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Deck Towels, Diving Package, Drinking Water, Fishing, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Hotel Transfer, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Snacks, Snorkel Equipment, Soft Drinks, Tea & Coffee.
    Paid For Optional Extras The following are optional extras when you book the Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard: Airport Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Extra Dives, Gratuities, Local Flights, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses.
    Paid For Required Extras The following are required extras when you book the Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard: .

    Boat Capacity

    Boat Length 16 metres (52 feet).
    Maximum Guests 10
    Cabins and Bathrooms The Shore Thing Catamaran dive boat has 4 cabins and 4 bathrooms.
    Cabin Types The Shore Thing Catamaran has the following cabin types: double cabins, twin cabins.
    Family cabins onboard Family cabins onboard: YES.

    Advanced Divers

    Advanced Diver Benefits (Max 3) The Shore Thing Catamaran 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 Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard has 2 out of 3 (i.e. 67%) 'Underwater Photographer Benefits', which include: Camera Room: NO; Camera Station: YES; Separate Rinse For U/W Cameras: YES.

    Non-Diver Activities

    Non-Diving Activities (Max 17) The Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard has 4 out of 17 (i.e. 24%) 'Non-Diving Activities', which include: Fishing: YES; Glass Bottom Boat: NO; Jacuzzi/Hot Tub: NO; Jet Skiing: NO; Kayaks: YES; Land Excursions: YES; 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 Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard has 0 out of 2 (i.e. 0%) 'Entertainment Features': Audio And Entertainment: NO; Library: NO.

    Traveller Benefits

    Travel Benefits (Max 6) The Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard has 4 out of 6 (i.e. 67%) 'Traveller Benefits', which include: Airport Transfer: YES; Available For Charter: YES, Budget Friendly: NO, Dedicated Local & International Crew: YES; Hotel Transfer: YES; Welcome Cocktails; NO.
    Languages Spoken Onboard The crew onboard the Shore Thing Catamaran liveaboard are able to speak the following languages: English.

    Liveaboard Summary

    Conclusion The Shore Thing Catamaran Ningaloo Reef liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.9, is rated 'Exceptional', and scores 69% on the Scuba Diving Earth luxury rate. This Australia liveaboard is a 16 metre (52 feet) dive boat for up to 10 guests across 4 cabins (inc. double cabins, twin cabins), and has 4 bathrooms. The Shore Thing Catamaran Liveaboard has aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, ensuite cabins, flexible booking, diving courses, scuba gear rental. To book: Shore Thing Catamaran Liveaboard prices start at £312 per day ($415/€374)*.
    More Information To discover more about the Shore Thing Catamaran diving liveaboard or to check availability for your dive trip to Australia you can do this here: Shore Thing Catamaran. 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 Shore Thing Catamaran Liveaboard, please visit this link: Shore Thing Catamaran.

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    Shore Thing Catamaran Australia Ningaloo Reef 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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