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Shore Thing

The 15 meters (approx. 51 feet) purpose-built catamaran is exceptionally designed by Roger Hill, who has been designing stylish yachts for more than 40 years. His exclusively designed beauty Shore Thing is a perfect example of stability, comfort, and safety in water as well as an anchor. It is an ideal choice for those who seek a compact yet multi-featured liveaboard, for exploring the magnificent inner reef lagoons of Ningaloo Reef. It is known as the calmest anchorage, which is suitable to visit in all weather conditions. Shore Thing is available to book as a private charter so that you can make your event or special occasion with your close friends or family one of the memories for a lifetime.

A proper review of
Shore Thing Liveaboard

The Overall Review

We spent 7.1 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about Shore Thing Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:

  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 4 stars
  • 80%

  • Shore Thing liveaboard
  • Reviewed by:
  • Published on:
  • Last modified: 21-01-2020

5 reasons to dive

  • Divers said that they were exposed to a variety of breathtaking corals
  • Many people were happy with the friendly staff
  • A couple of divers said they got to see big fish like shark, rays and groupers
  • Divers commended the dive master on locating the best diving spots
  • A lot of people said they loved the cruise and would recommend it

2 reasons NOT to dive

  • A couple of people noted that the cabins were small just place for the bed
  • Some people were taken back by the noise of the engine room

Key facts

Year (re)built:N/A
Max divers8
InternetNo
NitroxNo
Rental equip.Yes ($)
Camera stationYes
Min. logged divesNo minimum
AirconYes

Prices

The avarage price for diving with this liveaboard is
$394$
per day.

We've calculated this price based on a 7 day stay.
To find the actual price you should look at these booking sites:

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    Boby Taylor

    Liveaboard Director

    Boby has been diving and guiding on liveaboards since 2005, and love it

    Ron Simon

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    Ron has been a Cruise Director on 10+ Liveaboards throughout the world and has a keen understanding...

    Torben Lonne

    PADI Instructor

    Torben is the Editor of Divein and a true water lover. 

Highlights

  • Available to book a private charter to make the special occasion memorable one
  • Explore the most iconic and famous dive destination, Ningaloo Reef
  • Purpose -built liveaboard offer a combo of comfort, safety, and stability
  • Cruise at a speed of 10 knots per hour
  • Wreck diving – wrecks on Ningaloo Reef, which are almost a century old
  • Swim with the playful dolphins, turtles, mantas rays and reef sharks throughout the year
  • Witness the presence of giant whale sharks with amazing visibility from March to July
  • Enjoy freshly cooked full board meals
  • Hammocks on the sundeck to enjoy the view in the fresh sea breeze
  • Rental equipment available

Pictures of Shore Thing

Description and details

Diving on the Shore Thing in Australia

 

Shore Thing – exclusive purpose-built catamaran

Traveling on large liveaboards, you may have numerous facilities to avail but the passionate diver always focusses on something else. The small boats offer a much better intimate cruise with personalized services. Diving with a small group or a chance to book as a charter under your budget range, or if you are a solo traveler you may arrive as a stranger and depart with a bunch of friends. You can have much better and flexible dive schedules and you don’t have to wait for your turn for land excursions and enjoy each and everything on the boat with complete equality and togetherness. Enjoy the cruise from island to island and explore the beauty of the Australian Sea while diving or view the natural landscapes of the surrounding islands.

Boat Interior – spectacular design and comfortable features

The splendid catamaran Shore Thing is beautifully designed inside out. The cabins and deck areas are well-furnished and spacious to facilitate 10 guests with the utmost amenities. There are 4 staterooms from which 2 king beds cabins are deluxe with private facilities and the remaining 2 standard cabins offer shared facilities. Cabins can be configured as double or triple share with extra bunk beds if required. On the upper deck, there is an elevated flybridge, which offers around 360 degrees view of the natural landscape of the Ningaloo Reef National Park and offers pleasant seating to enjoy and relax when not engaged in diving.

Deck Area

The owner-operated catamaran offers a unique and unforgettable experience. The spacious dive deck has enough space for the diver to prepare before dive. There are tanks lined-up for divers, camera stations, freshwater shower and rinsing tank to maintain and wash the equipment after dive. The impressive sundeck is the best spot on the boat to spend your lazy noon when you want to relax and enjoy the view at the same time. The hammocks on the shaded area will let you chill and in the fresh sea breeze with a book or drink in hand.

Food and Entertainment

The cruise director plans day-to-day activities to engage the divers of Shore Thing. You can enjoy all types of driving under the supervision of a dive guide. Apart from diving, you can spend your leisure time enjoying the cozy indoor salon, which has an assortment of in-house entertainment and attractive seating. Food served on board is prepared freshly by the chef onboard. Western and local cuisines in breakfast along with desserts are presented in a buffet. A light breakfast, delicious lunch and tempting dinner with a glass of complimentary wine are served.

When to go

As we all know that Australia offers dive-friendly dive sites and welcome tourist and ardent divers throughout the year. This place is open for tourism all year long but some months and season are said to be the peak seasons when you can see the water of the Ningaloo Reef is crowded with the giant whale sharks. This season starts from mid of March and ends till July.

  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 4 stars
  • 80%

  • Shore Thing liveaboard
  • Reviewed by:
  • Published on:
  • Last modified: 21-01-2020
Boat features
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Family Cabins
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • Available for Charter
  • Fishing

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