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Standard Itinerary


Marlin1 is a 50ft liveaboard catering for divers on a shoestring! But having said that she has all the toys you would expect from a quality liveaboard! Mechanical stablisers allow for maximum comfort while at anchor and on the move, there's a desalinator for unlimited freshwater, the latest electronics and satellite positioning system and satphone for communications at sea, air-conditioning to all three of the twin berth cabins, a 12.5kva & 6.5kva generator for 24 hour 240v power and a Bauer K14 compressor & banks for airfills.

Marlin1 is based in Alotau and offers 10 day scheduled dive trips on demand. She sails with ammaximumof 6 divers, a minimun of 2. The trips depart Alotau at 0600 hrs on the advertised day of departure, but you can boardthe boat the evening before departure if required. She returns to Alotau at 1800 on the advertised return day and you will be accommodated for the night at Masurina Lodge ready for your flight the next morning. Included in the price is pick-up and return to Gurney airport at Alotau, all accommodation on the boat and the last night at the Lodge, all meals, towel, bedding, weightbelts, tanks and air-fills.

Alcohol and soft-drinks are not inclued, but you any take your own or give us your order in advance and we will endevour to get it onboard for your trip! Neither BCs, regulators,computors, wetsuits, masks nor fins are available to hire on board.


Standard Itinerary

Marlin1's standard itinerary (subject to weather conditions) is as follows:

DAY 01: Dive the wreck of the Muscoota, Samari wharf and China Strait area.
DAY 02: Diving with the gentle giants at the manta ray cleaning station and other nearby reefs.
DAY 03: Last dive with the mantas, then off to Grant Island area and the P38 aircraft weeck at Basilaki Island.
DAY 04: Nuakata Island area including Black and Silver Reefs, Trish's Bommie, Bob's Bommie, Tunnel Reef, Jason's Reef, Peer's Reef and Boirama Reef to name a few.
DAY 05: Banana Bommie and Boia Boia Waga Island area and Cobb's Cliff.
DAYS 06 - 09: Dinah's Beach, Deacon's Reef, Basilisk Point, Sponge Heaven, Kathy's Corner etc
DAY 10: Return to Alotau, diving all the way!






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