When we started looking into doing a live aboard boat trip around the Whitsunday's Islands we were overwhelmed with the amount of different boats and trips available. We quickly narrowed it down because we wanted a boat that wasn't full of schoolies and wasn't a sailing boat. We had heard that the sailing boats were for younger people and more of a party boat and held around 22 people. Being 25 years old we wanted a boat that had people our age and held fewer people. We finally decided on Powerplay, because it was smaller and was a little posher :) our skipper was Tan, our dive instructor was Megan and our host was Sam. When we got on the boat we were given chicken and veggie wraps to eat while we where told the route around the islands we were going to take. One route to the first dive site we got to sunbath on deck and get to know everyone. We all were given a stinger suit because during November/ December it's jelly fish season, although I didn't see many. During the three days we were given so much food to eat and all the food was great. Everything was included apart from the dives and drinks, but you could bring your own drinks on board. The only thing I would say would be that the drinking water should have been free for people diving because after breathing pressured air and being in salt water you are really thirsty. Each small bottle of water was $2. I did 5 dives over the 3 days, Megan was great and pointed out interesting things while we were underwater, and we even did a night dive and saw a 2 metre Shark. On the dives Megan took a underwater camera and took some amazing pictures of me and the coral. On the second day we were taken to the hill inlet and the Whitehaven beach, we were off the boat for a few hours and this was a great time to swim in the sea and sunbath on the whitest beach I have ever seen. Truly amazing! We had a shared double room, which was a room with two double beds in it. It was air conditioned and very comfortable. The sheets were clean and the pillows were great. There were plenty of activities to do for people who didn't want to dive, you could snorkel and use the paddle board. There were even floats for people who were not strong swimmers. Overall the Powerplay was amazing and I would definitely do it all over again.
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