Scuba Dive Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Australia’s only floating luxury  hotel, “Reef Encounter” offers luxury facilities of a Reef Resort while cruising the Pristine waters of the spectacular Great Barrier Reef making it one of the most unique holidays escapes in Australia.

The beauty of the outer Great Barrier Reef is yours to explore on our 2 day liveaboard “Certified” Scuba Dive Adventure which includes 5 certified day dives and 1 certified night dive, and all scuba divers know, you can’t miss that night dive!

2 day Scuba Dive Adventure Includes

  • On board Chef Preparing quality meals daily (Dietary requirements catered for)
  • Coffee, Tea, Milo whilst boat is stationary
  • Fresh fruits available during the day
  • Snorkel Equipment and Instruction. (Fins, Mask and Snorkel)
  • All Dive Equipment (excluding wetsuit)
  • 5 Certified Day Dives and 1 Certified Night Dive
  • Marine Biologist Presentation on board Reef Experience on route to Reef Encounter
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tour with Marine Life Commentary
  • Overnight luxury Stateroom Accommodation all rooms have ensuite
  • Fully Air conditioned
  • Bath and Beach Towels
  • Snorkel and dive at spectacular reef locations
  • Stinger Suits from November to 1st May
  • Government Reef Levies and Taxes

Reef Encounter Facilities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Modern ocean-view rooms
  • Private bathrooms
  • Large dining area, bar & lounge area
  • On board heated spa
  • On board water desalination plant
  • Hydraulic dive/ snorkel platform
  • Helipad 

2 Day Scuba Dive Itinerary

Day One

  • 7:30 am – Breakfast onboard Reef Experience –  Marlin Jetty, Cairns
  • 8:00 am – Depart Marlin Jetty Marine Biologist Presentation Snorkel briefing
  • 10:30 am – Arrive Outer Great Barrier Reef Transfer to Reef Encounter Snorkel Sun bake and relaxation time
  • 12:00 pm – Lunch
  • 12:45 pm – Certified Diver Briefing on back deck
  • 1:15 pm – Scuba DiveSnorkel, Sun bake and relaxation time
  • 3:00 pm – Cruise to our next spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef location – Scuba Dive, Snorkel, Sun bake, and relaxation time Glass bottom boat tour
  • 6:00 pm – Dinner & Dessert
  • 7:30 pm – Night Dive – Relaxation time, stargazing, boardgames or a movie
Day Two

  • 6:30 am – Scuba dive or Snorkel then Breakfast
  • 8:00 am – Check out of Room place luggage in Transfer Cabin (depart Reef Encounter at 3.00pm)
  • 8:30 am  – Scuba dive, Snorkel or relax
  • 10:30 am – Cruise to our next spectacular reef location,  Glass Bottom Boat Tours, Scuba Dive, Snorkeling, Sun baking Relaxation time
  • 12:00 pm – Lunch
  • 1.00pm – Snorkel, relax
  • 3:00 pm – Transfer To Reef Experience – Direct Journey back to Cairns with Complimentary Wine and Cheese, fresh tropical fruits
  • 4:30 pm – Arrive Cairns 

What to Bring

  • Overnight bag – If you wish to store any excess luggage we are happy to do so in our office at 100 Abbott street Cairns.
  • For safety reasons Reef Encounter has a “No Shoe” policy. (There is no need to bring extra pairs of shoes)
  • Certified Scuba Diver Certification Card
  • Cash or credit card for purchases of snacks from the bar / souvenirs for sale on-board or underwater camera hire.
  • Sun hat, swimming clothes, sunscreen, sunglasses, light casual clothing.
  • As the air-conditioning is on a set temperature for the heat during the day it can become quite cool in the evenings, even just being on the Great Barrier Reef can be cooler at night-time, therefore a light pullover, cardigan should be taken 

Optional Extras

  • Wetsuit hire
  • Dive Guide
  • Soft drinks, snacks etc
  • Underwater Camera Hire
  • Alcohol available on board – NO BYO 


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100 Abbott StreetCairnsQueensland, 4870
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