Taka Diving Specifications

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The Boat


1x Master Stateroom, 5x Double/Twin En-suite Cabins, 4x Standard Twin Cabin, 2x Quad Share Cabins, all cabins air conditioned.



30m (100ft)


30,000 litres (6500 gals)


8m (30ft)

Cruising Range

5000 nautical miles



Main Engine

MTU 2000 series V12 Marine


1B - 30 passengers & 12 crew

Aux Engine 1

Cummins 6CT/ 150kva


Steel, Mono Hull, 4 Deck Levels

Aux Engine 2

Cummin 6CT/ 150kva


Launched December 2003


410v, 240v, 110v, 24 and 12v


Radar, GPS and Plotter x 2


2 x Bauer K180, 8 banks, Nitrox ready


1 x Master Stateroom, 5 x Double/Ensuite Cabins, 4x Standard Twin Cabin, 2x Quad Share Cabins, all cabins air conditioned.

Dive Tanks

65 cf (9lt) and 88 cf (12lt) Aluminium tanks



Hire Gear

Scubapro, Aqualung, Oceanic

Cruising Speed

11 knots


2 x custom built inflatables

Fuel Capacity

20,000 litres (4,300 gals)


Yamaha 25 Enduro


The Diving

The Northern Ribbon Reefs and the Remote Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea

Taka Dive Adventures has been operating liveaboard dive trips for over 18 years to the Cod Hole, Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea and the Ribbon Reefs. Our new purpose-built dive vessel was launched in January 2004 setting a higher standard in dive travel.

The famous Cod Hole attracts divers from all over the world combined with the Shark Feed at Osprey Reef is certainly a dive trip of a lifetime.


Osprey reef in the Coral Sea is one of the most spectacular dive sites in the world. Offering a diverse range of shark life all year round and pristine soft coral unlike anything you have ever seen before.

On our shark feed dive, you are more than likely to see anywhere from 10 to 70 sharks at a time. Some of our most frequent visitors include:

Grey reef sharks (AKA Grey Whalers), Black tip reef sharks, White tip reef sharks, Wobbegong sharks, Epaulette sharks and the larger Oceanic Silver Tip sharks.  Hammerhead sharks can sometimes been seen at North Horn in late winter and into spring of each year.

During June, July and early August we have the Dwarf Minke Whale Season each year. Taka Dive passengers travelling during this time have the opportunity to contribute to the research of these whales. We team up with the James Cook University researchers, and record all sightings of these fantastic mammals. All passengers who have had interaction with the Minkes fill in a questionnaire, which helps to further research. Diving with these majestic creatures will be the most exciting and momentous experience of your life.

The amazing sightings are not limited to the Coral Sea, this year along the Ribbon Reefs the diving has been spectacular. Frequent sightings include various Nudibranchs, Manta Rays, Giant Australian Cuttlefish, Loggerhead and Green Turtles, Moray Eels, Red Flame File Shell, Lionfish and the best Marine life the Great Barrier Reef has to offer.