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The Falla is a wooden ship, built in Broome, W.A. in 1956 to dive for mother of pearl. She worked with the ancient bronze helmet dive gear until 1963 when demand for the material dwindled due to the advent of plastics. For all of the next half...more
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Falla was exactly the trip to the reef that I was looking for. It was a small tour. I'm a certified diver who hadn't been diving in years. I took their refresher course out at the reef and was able to check off one of...More
Did scuba and snorkeling on the Falla with Doug as skipper. Am a certified diver and did not know what to expect as this particular boat does not go out as far as the larger boats. The reef was in excellent condition and we saw...More
That was my personal best reef trip! A funny captain a cool crew, top snorkeling spot! If you looking for a unusual trip with less people then on the other ships! 😉
Perfect tour, nothing more to say! 👍👍👍👍👍
The best boat trip that i heave been. Captain with deep knowledge of the coral reef and with passion. He exactly knows any place that show you. The bout is fantastic too with history. Good lunch on the ship. I will recommend this trip for...More
We had a snorkel trip to the barrier reef booked today on the Falla then decided to upgrade to the scuba dive option which is advertised. There was a slight issue with the number of air tanks available at the time, however it was quickly...More
Amazing experience, super interesting Capitan with so much local knowledge and hilarious stories. The boat is beautiful, lunch was fab and the wine and cheese at sunset was the perfect end to the day. We went to two snorkel spots, we dived one and saw...More
Went aboard the Falla for a reef trip - poor weather made for rocky seas and as such, the group unanimously agreed to go to the less rocky, more sheltered Fitzroy Island. We were able to visit two spots and were given more than enough...More
Snorkeling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef all from a vintage mother of pearl lugger guided by the enthusiastic owner who gave both a very good insight into the history of the mother of pearl industry and into the variety of the coral ecosystem,...More
We had a great trip to a quiet reef on the opposite side of Fitzroy Island to where most of the trips go. We snorkelled in clear calm water and saw lots of different fishes and corals.
On the voyage home our skipper told us...More