Diving with Emerald lady
Explore exclusive dive sites rarely visited by other dive operators and luxury yachts in remote, Far North Queensland. The Emerald Lady can host tailored dive adventures for 8-10 experienced divers with our onboard divemaster, all equipment supplied with up to 4 state of the art tenders including a custom 19ft AB rib designed for diving. All dive adventures are completely tailored and customised for the time of year and for your group. The vessel is equipped with new tanks, diving equipment and the latest nitrox recharge compressors. Experienced divers only.
The Emerald Lady is a 115ft luxury Benetti super-yacht originally built by Lloyds ships in Brisbane with a two million dollar major refurbishment completed 2019. The vessel can cater to any diving experience that you choose with equipment for 8-10 experienced divers and our divemaster.
Experience the most breathtaking dive sites Far North Queensland has to offer with 5, 7 and 10 day trips departing Lizard Island. Our captain Russell Player and divemaster will personally tailor your dive trip of a lifetime.
Meet the emerald lady team
The crew aboard the Emerald Lady are highly-experienced with extensive knowledge of the Great Barrier Reef and charters on the open-water. Our team are specially selected for their professionalism and passion for providing memorable charters. Your crew will be personalised for your charters particular needs, so please let us know how we can accommodate you at the time of booking.
Russ Player | Captain | Fishing Guide
Captain Russ has 15 years’ experience skippering charter boats in Far North Queensland. Considered one of FNQ’s most experienced Barramundi and Bluewater guides/skippers, Russ was then drawn to the Superyacht industry. He has captained Emerald Lady for the last 2 years and holds a vast knowledge of both the vessel and the Great Barrier Reef in this remote part of Australia.
Hamish Macdonald | Chief Engineer | Dive Master
Hamish, a native to Cairns, began his sea journey on Trawlers straight out of school before being drawn to the dive industry. Spending several years as both dive crew (he is a certified PADI Dive Master) and as captain of the dive vessels, ventured to the Mediterranean where he further developed his skills on superyachts up to 60m in length. Hamish now holds both a Master 4 and a MED1.
Michael Flew | Bosun | Fishing Guide
After a career in Melbourne as a chef for 10 years, Michael made a huge leap of faith into the fishing industry. He has since worked for over a decade as a sport fishing guide all over the top end of Australia (Ord River in the Kimberley’s / Cape Don in the NT / East Coast of Cape York) and gained his Master 5 captaining vessels in the Torres Strait. He is our resident expert on fish species and habits, bringing invaluable experience to the Emerald Lady team as bosun and head fishing guide.