Dive Boats

Fleet-of-Boats-for-website Waidroka Bay Resort owns and operates a fleet of boats to choose from for various purposes. All of our boats are continuously looked after and maintained to a high standard to ensure our guests safety. Our boat drivers are all local and know the reefs extremely well. They are all specifically trained to operate the boats for our dive trips. Our ‘Boats’ are listed below and on any boat trip will always stay with divers at the various moorings above dive sites. The boats will always stay on special moorings near the dive spots and the boat drivers will remain on the boat at all times to ensure safety, as well as serve as a haven for the divers wanting to rest, have a drink or eat their lunch.

All boats always go out with mobile phone (nowadays there is coverage even at Frigates Passage and many of our guests send back pictures straight from the boat) and are always in contact with the resort. Water, snacks, lunch packs and if you wish to order bar drinks will always be on-board, as well as of course medical kits and oxygen. Our boats are always in contact with base and we ensure maximum safety.

 

“YAMMY”  23 foot fiberglass Yamaha boat with single 40 HP Yamaha outboard. The “YAMMY” is our local reef boat and has a low draught, is simple to use for quick sessions to any one of our local breaks or sites. She can handle the outside reef very well with a V-Hull shape and is great for quick trips anywhere. The YAMMY is the quickest and simplest way to get to any local surf break or dive site and due to its size and draught is the most versatile in our local reef conditions.

“WAVE HUNTER”  29 foot fiberglass Yamaha boat with single 4-stroke 90 HP Mariner. The “WAVE HUNTER” has a roof top, she will go with larger groups to our local sites, as well as out to Beqa & Frigates for smaller groups of divers and is as fast and comfortable as any of our larger boats.

“WAVE RIDER” 30 foot aluminum mono-hull with a twin engine Yamaha 115HP setup. The “WAVE RIDER” is our larger work horse and spends most of her time taking our divers to trips further out, including Beqa & Frigates and back. She has a roof top. The Wave Rider is a V-Hull shape, is spacey, comfortable and the fastest boat of our fleet – she absolutely flies !

“FIJI EXPLORER” 32 foot aluminum catamaran with twin 225 HP Mercury Optimax outboards. The “FIJI EXPLORER” is one of our largest boats and will take out large dive groups (up to 14 divers), mostly when there are larger parties and groups. She is very comfortable, extremely fast and specifically designed for large group diving, with a back entry ladder for easy step up after dives and has a hard roof top.

“DAU WAI” (Wtare Expert) 35 foot aluminum catamaran with twin 300 HP Mercury Verado 4-stroke outboards. The “DAU WAI” is our largest boat and will take out large dive groups (up to 18 divers), mostly when there are larger parties and groups. She is very comfortable, extremely fast and specifically designed for large group diving, with a back entry ladder for easy step up after dives and has a hard roof top.

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