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MV Odyssey - Rowley Shoals

Australia – Western Australia


Located 300kms from land, the Rowley Shoals are a chain of coral atolls. These atolls rise nearly vertically from approximately 440 metres deep on the edge of one of the most extensive continental shelves in the world. Rising from the deep blue of the Indian Ocean, each of the three coral atolls covers around 90sq km and features a diverse array of snorkelling and diving environments with exceptional visibility.

The Rowley Shoals are among the few reefs in the world that are affected by a massive tidal range. The dramatic five-metre tides pour vast volumes of water in and out of the coral framework which has created unearthly and enchanting coral landscapes. The Rowley Shoals is home to an astonishing 233 species of coral and 688 species of fish including many that are not found on near-shore coral reefs.

Less than 200 people a year are privileged to experience the swimming pool-like conditions of the Rowley Shoals Marine Park. Be one of the few to enjoy the unspoilt beauty of the Rowley Shoals. Dive crystal clear lagoons and sheer vertical walls. Drift dive through deep, clear canyons alongside turtles, sharks and the many species of marine life that inhabit this unique and remote area.

Australia - Western Australia - MV Odyssey -deck layout

The “Odyssey” is a custom built 24m expedition vessel launched in 2006.  The advanced catamaran design ensures very quiet operation, spacious interior with phenomenal stability.   Perfect for sneaking into secluded shallow bays she draws only 1.8 meters and is powered by two latest generation Detroit diesel engines. The engines exceed all future emission standards and are considerably quieter than anything comparable on the market.  Twin engines also offer improved flexibility on long range voyages.

The Odyssey can accommodate up to 20 guests, the 6 deluxe cabins and 4 classic cabins are well equipped and private with 240v power, personalised air-conditioning, storage units and bar fridges.  The deluxe queen cabins also feature built in desks, a vanity and hairdryers.  Four spacious toilet and shower facilities are located very close to all cabins.

The dining area can seat all passengers comfortably for meals or presentations. Outside on the upper deck all guests can be seated under shade for alfresco meals; there are 3 other comfortable outdoor viewing decks. The “Odyssey” carries a compliment of the latest navigational equipment, radios, satellite communications and a full DVD entertainment system. Full digital and audio visual presentation equipment for corporate functions and a library of informative and fictional books.


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