MV Odyssey Liveaboard Review

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MV Odyssey dive boat review

MV Odyssey is the titular flagship of Odyssey Expeditions. Odyssey Expeditions, based in Kimberley, Western Australia, have been offering a personal service and memorable diving to lucky customers experiencing the stunning waters and landscapes of Rowley Shoals, WA, since 1998.

 

 

Rowley Shoals, located approximately 300km from the coastline, offers some of the best diving in Western Australia. Perhaps less famous than it’s Great Barrier Reef cousin, Rowley Shoals offer pristine reefs that offer home to thousands of tropical fish; many species simply not found on reefs closer to the mainland. Canyons, drifts and secluded lagoons and bays. Turtles, sharks and over 200 species of coral. There is something for every diver and, with only 200 divers a year witnessing these reefs, it’s an exclusive chance to see these pristine marine ecosystems.

 

MV Odyssey is a purpose built diving catamaran. Built in 2006 and renovated again in 2015, she is capable of powering through the waves effortlessly at a cruising speed of 10 knots. Her 24m long catamaran hull layout provides her with ample stability.

You can check the availability and prices for this Boat here.

 

Cabins and Boat Layout

 

To ensure your comfort and safety, Odyssey is limited to just 20 guests onboard per trip.

 

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There are two air-conditioned cabin options available:

 

  • The ‘Classic Twin’ cabin, approximately 10m2 in area, is home to two single beds. There are porthole windows to the ocean outside, storage areas, refrigerator, hair dryer and power outlets.
  • The ‘Deluxe Double’ cabin may be configured to either twin or double layout depending on your circumstances. Approximately 16m2 in area the Deluxe offers more space, a Queen-sized bed, desk, vanity basin and large windows to the ocean outside.

 

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Classic Twin Cabin

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Deluxe Cabin

 

Outside the cabins on the main deck you’ll find 4 spacious toilet and shower facilities.

 

On the upper deck there is a spacious dining area inside, easily roomy enough for all guests to sit in comfort and enjoy the freshly prepared food. This area is also perfect for presentations and dive briefings. Odyssey is also equipped with the latest flat-screen TV/DVD facilities, a comprehensive library and board games.

 

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Dining Area

 

Should you prefer, outside on the upper deck is an shaded outdoor seating area where you can eat in the sun or simply relax in between dives.

 

All meals and soft drinks onboard are complimentary with the itinerary and, for an additional cost, alcoholic beverages are available should you wish for a cold beer after a day’s diving!

 

 

Diving onboard Odyssey

 

Odyssey has a roomy dive deck and the compressor quietly and speedily fills tanks between dives. The vessel is also accompanied by ‘Homer’ – their 12m long expedition vessel which is able to take you to the best snorkeling and diving locations.

 

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‘Homer’ allows easy access to the best diving sites

 

The vessel is, of course, fully compliant with safety regulations and has a full compliment of first aid and safety equipment on board.

 

 

Itineraries

 

Odyssey diving tours to Rowley Shoals are typically 8 Days/7 nights.

 

Expect to pay around EUR2,286 for the 8 day trip. This equates to EUR285/day making Odyssey more expensive than Great Barrier Reed options but market competitive for WA. However, please note that this does not include some extras such as alcoholic drinks and equipment rental. Please contact us for further details.

Where does this liveaboard dive boat go?

Check out the fabulous places where this dive boat travels to.
Note: some destinations may not be listed below, please enquire for more details.

Townsville

Explore the Yongala Wreck, one of the best dive sites in Australia! Access to the Great Barrier Reef.

Townsville Diving Review

Cairns

Excellent Place for scuba diving courses and to get your Padi Open Water. Main gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Liveaboard starting point.

Cairns Diving Review

Great Barrier Reef

Excellent Diving and liveaboard destination. Amazing spot for Big fishes, Sharks, superb coral and underwater photography. Most popular place in the World to learn scuba diving in Cairns. One of the best dive sites in the World with the Yongala Wreck!

Great Barrier Reef Diving Review

Ningaloo Reef

Excellent scuba diving with the chance to spot Whale Sharks or Manta Rays during the right season.

Ningaloo Reef Diving Review

Port Douglas

Perfect gateway to the Great Barrier Reef with possibility of snorkelling tours and diving day trips. Many Liveaboard cruises start from Port Douglas.

Port Douglas Diving Review

Australia

Australia is the most amazing Scuba Diving Destination in the World! It is very popular for the Great Barrier Reef, Great White Shark cage diving and the Ningaloo Reef where you can swim with Whale Sharks.

Australia Diving Review

Whitsunday Islands

Good Diving on the local reef dive sites and easy access to excellent diving on the Great Barrier Reef!

Whitsunday Islands Diving Review

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