Taka Dive Adventures - Cairns scuba diving tours from Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Australia  
The New Boat

The new vessel is a 30 metre purpose built dive boat like nothing else available to explore remote dive sites. After doing over 1000 trips with Taka II, we have used that knowledge to build a Hi-Tech dive vessel that has more room, more comfort and more features than before. The vessel has a unique stabilised hull design to smooth out those Coral Sea trips, as well as features like bow and stern thrusters for safe manoeuvring while getting our divers as close to the reef as possible.

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What are the special features?

Bulbous bow
The bulbous bow allows for a finer entry into the water, and keeps the nose of the vessel level, which in turn stabilizes the entire hull.

Hull Stability
The extra wide beam allows more room inside the vessel, and this coupled with the ballast tank arrangement prevent rolling while on anchor

MTU V12 main engine
We have more power than is needed, so we are able to run at reduced revs, keeping the noise levels down and still maintaining good speed.

Bow and Stern Thrusters
These mean we can move away from a dive site in an emergency while divers are still in the water with no danger from the propeller

Internet Café
We have used the latest technology to be able to provide internet access from 90% of our dive locations. Passengers shall be able to e-mail home their digital images almost immediately after a dive.

Entertainment System
Plasma screens, Denon Hi Fi equipment, in-house movies, Xbox, Intercoms-it’s all there. The entire boat is also wired with Cat 6 computer cable for any future gizmos that come out.

Room, Room, and more Room
Have a good look around- with only 30 pax, space is not an issue. Plenty of places to be or hide-your choice.

Date Launched: 11th December, 2003
Length: 30m
Beam: 8m
Draft: 3.8m
Construction: Steel Mono Hull, 4 deck levels.
Tonnage: 295 tonnes (fully loaded)
Survey: USL 1B for 35 passengers and 12 crew
Builder: Adelaide Ship Construction International
Build cost: 3.5 million
Boat Design: Peter James Ship Design
Steaming time:
Adelaide to Cairns via Brisbane: 8.5 days
Local Subcontracters:
Casco refrigeration for the AC plant
BCCS for the Dive Compressors
Coastal Shipwrights for back deck woodwork
Markwell Marine for safety equipment
Aquanaut Cairns Dive Equipment
Trinity Petroleum for Oil and Fuel
Fuel: 20,000 litres
Fresh Water: 38,000 litres
Top Speed: 12.5 knots
Cruising Speed: 11 knots
Cruising Range: 2500 Nautical Miles
Main Engine:
MTU 2000 series V12 600kw @ 1800rpm
Aux Engines: Cummins 6CT 200hp 150kva x 2
Furuno Radar and Sounder, 2 x GPS systems
Interenet: 3 x Apple iMac network
2 x 106cm LG Plasma monitors
6 x Teac TV’s
1 x Xbox in Honeymoon suite
7 x DVD players
Denon amplifiers and speakers
Inhouse movie channel

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