MV Kangaroo Explorer Liveaboard Review

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The M.V. Kangaroo Explorer is a 26 metre long liveaboard specifically designed for cruising around Cairns Great Barrier Reef.

MV Kangaroo Explorer dive boat review

MV Kangaroo Explorer was originally built in 1991 and was restored in 1996. This liveaboard has 16 fully carpeted air-conditioned cabins, taking around 36 passengers onboard. Each room has its on en-suite bathroom. With visits from Cairns to some of the finest Great Barrier Reef dive sites such as Moore, Milln, Briggs, Elford and Thetford reefs as well as porthole, this will be sure not to disappoint!

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The top deck offers an enclosed air-conditioned sun lounge as well as an open and shaded sundeck. If you want to have some quiet time, you can spend it in the library situated in the sun lounge.
There is a saloon on the main deck with wifi internet ready for you to connect online and a well stocked fully licensed bar. Delicious Australian and international meals come from fresh ingredients cooked by the resident chef all served buffet-style.

On board facilities and services:

  • Motorized dinghy
  • 32m² dive deck
  • 12m² dive platform
  • Separate rinse tank for cameras
  • 51m² air-conditioned saloon with TV, DVD, sound system
  • Satellite phone (AU$2/min)
  • Movies and library, games and magazines, Fish ID and diving books

Watch this video and see how it is to do liveaboard diving with MV Kangaroo Explorer.

Budget Range/Rate: Starts at US$ 533 (2 nights tour), US$ 658 (3 nights tour) and US$ 783 (4 nights tour)

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.


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

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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!

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2 liveaboard reviews for “MV Kangaroo Explorer”

  1. Hello,
    I was looking on your website and was wondering the best scuba diving trip for myself and my boyfriend. We will be in Cairns at the beginning of February and we are both PADI Open Water Certified Divers with the Deep Diver portion completed as well. We’re wondering what the best scuba dive sites are and what the itineraries look like? We looked into the ribbon reef and cod hole liveaboards but they are a bit too pricey for our budget. Do you offer any 2 day trips or something along those lines? If you could list a few of your best options that’d be awesome. Thank you!

  2. Hello,
    I am intending to visit Cairns on december this year, between 12th and 30th.
    Is it good time for scuba diving.
    I am coming by myself, certified 1st degree diver with more than 40 dives, mostly in mediterranean sea.
    Is there any offers fitting with my experience,
    Thanks in advance

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