Barrier Reef 3 day weekend Live-aboard Trip June 2016

Barrier Reef Extended weekend Trip

Proposed for June 2016

Come join us on the Big Cat Live-aboard

Great Barrier Reef extended Weekend  Trip

3 nights accommodation, all meals and up to 13 dives for $950* ex Bundaberg Qld.

*subject to change

The 2015 trip was scheduled, but failed to reach trip numbers, 2016 is planned well ahead!

This Southern Barrier Reef Trip is Planned to dive Lady Elliot Island area targeting MANTA RAYS!!

The Big Cat is a 25 metre, live-aboard dive charter vessel with facilities to accommodate up to 20 divers and 9 crew including 28 air-conditioned berths, 2 x large dining areas, large lounge and bar, TV, video, large covered upper deck, K180 dive compressor, and 2 high speed Dive tender vessels.

Add to this, the latest navigation equipment with professional and experienced crew on a large stable dive platform.

Boarding Friday night by 8.00 pm, Big Cat departs its berth from Bundaberg Marina and heads out to the southern Barrier Reef island of Lady Elliot where it will anchor up for the rest of the night to give you the chance to have a nice calm sleep in your air-conditioned berth.

Saturday Morning, Big Cat Dive Tenders heads out to our first dive site ready to dive at about 6.30 am. A continental breakfast is available from 5.30am through to 8.30am. Your dive cylinder is filled ready for the next dive at about 9am. Hot morning tea and fruit platters are then served and we are off to complete our third dive for the day at about 11.30am. After this dive we head to the calm waters behind the reef to relax and have a delicious hot lunch with fresh garden salads. The afternoon gives you the chance to watch a movie, sunbake on the top deck or have a sleep in your air-conditioned berth. At 3.30pm, the dive crew rallies the divers to the dive deck to start the afternoon dive which is normally the same as the Night dive site. The sun going down marks the opportunity to enjoy the reef at night for your fifth and final dive of the day, the night dive.  At our anchorage after a hot shower, the famous Big Cat BBQ is served, followed by dessert and a good night’s sleep.


Sunday’s dive timetable is the same as the Saturday one, if you are up to 5 dives again! All dives are optional, so if you want to laze about instead it is your call. The Big Cat has a number of locations around the southern islands of the Barrier Reef to dive, all depending on the divers interest. Manta Rays may get boring after a while!

Monday morning is the chance for a more Manta diving if we are still at Lady Elliot. After breakfast we set up for the second dive of the day around 9 am. More delicious fruit and snacks for morning tea fuel you to help complete your eighth and final dive for the weekend. The last dive is usually on the reef on our return path to Bundaberg Marina and we arrive late in the day.

Special Equipment Rental Packages are available. All gear for the trip, including tanks must be supplied by you, the diver.

Amazing Value at only $950 per person (Early Bird bookings deal)


  • Up to 13 Dives
  • Air fills
  • All Meals
  • 3 Nights Accommodation
  • Linen
  • Dive Master Services
  • Full use of all facilities on board

Ask about our GREAT deals on Advanced Open Water Diver and Speciality Dive Courses while on the Big Cat with a Jetty Dive Instructor.

Where to find us.


Jetty Dive Centre Dive Shop is at 398 Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450. This is where you begin your experiences with us! All Scuba Dives and Snorkelling must check-in before moving to departure point.


All our boats leave from the Public floating pontoon wharf opposite the “Attitude Burgers “ building.

Jetty dive google maps with markers for priority locations