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Day One

7.30 am

Board the transfer vessel ‘Reef Experience’ at Cairns Marlin Marina for breakfast, check-in and your journey to Reef Encounter

9.30 am

Arrive onboard Reef Encounter for your ‘Welcome & Safety Talk’ before being shown to your room to settle in and relax

10.30 am

Water Session: Time to snorkel for all guests before lunch

12.00

Lunch is served in the dining saloon

13.00

Water Briefings: Certified Diver Briefings / Try Scuba Diving Briefings / Snorkel Adventure Briefings

13.30  

Water Session: Scuba dive or snorkel time

15:30

Water Session: Scuba dive or snorkel time. Glass bottom boat tour available upon request

18:00

Dinner is served in the dining saloon

19:00

Night Dive Briefings

19:30

Night dive commences for all those scuba diving

20:00

Desert is served in the dining saloon

Day Two (2)

(Scuba diving guests can choose a maximum of 4 dives per day)

6.00 am

Wake-up call for the early morning dive and snorkel session

6:30 am

Water Session: Sunrise scuba dive or snorkel time. Glass bottom boat tour available upon request

7:30 am  

Breakfast is served in the dining saloon

8:30 am

Water Session: Scuba Dive or Snorkel Time

10:30 am

Water Session: Scuba Dive or Snorkel Time

12:00      

Lunch is served in the dining saloon

13:30

Water Session: Scuba Dive or Snorkel Time

15:30   

Water Session: Scuba dive or snorkel time. Glass bottom boat tour available upon request

18:00  

Dinner is served in the dining saloon

19:00

Night Dive Briefings

19:30   

Night dive commences for all those scuba diving

20:00  

Desert is served in the dining saloon

Day Three (3)

6.00 am

Wake-up call for the early morning dive and snorkel session

6:30 am    

Water Session: Sunrise scuba dive or snorkel time. Glass bottom boat tour available upon request

7:30 am

Breakfast is served in the dining saloon

8:30 am

Water Session: Scuba Dive or Snorkel Time

10:30 am

Water Session: Scuba Dive or Snorkel Time

12:00

Lunch is served in the dining saloon

13:30

Water Session: Snorkel only session available to passengers before departure

14:45

Departing passengers board the transfer vessel ‘Reef Experience’ for the journey back to Cairns. Complimentary wine, cheese and biscuits served before the return journey

16:30

Approximate arrival time to the Cairns Marlin Marina

 

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Certified Scuba Divers

For certified scuba divers, dive sites range between 8 metres (25 feet) to 30 metres (100 feet) depending on each divers qualification and experience. Enjoy underwater swim-throughs, beautiful coral drop-offs and schools of multi-coloured fish. For certified divers experienced Dive Guides are available for each dive at an additional cost, or certified divers can choose to buddy up and dive together with other passengers. Modern dive equipment including dive computers are included for every certified diver.

Snorkelers

Reef Encounter caters to snorkelers of all abilities. Experienced snorkelers are free to explore the reef at their own pace  and will find an abundance of fish and other marine life in colourful coral formations close to the boat. Each reef location offers different areas to explore and site briefings are given by friendly crew before each snorkel session to let you know the best spots! For those not so confident in the water, friendly crew are are available free of charge as snorkel guides who can assist with swimming to ensure you see as much as you can on every snorkel tour.

Try Scuba Diving

(no-experience necessary). Test the water on a ‘Try Resort Scuba Diving‘ trip. Beginners can try scuba diving in calm and shallow lagoons full of tropical marine life that are ideally located close to the boat so that you can get used to the feeling of the underwater world in a safe and fun environment. All resort dives are guided in small groups of no more than four passengers to one experienced Scuba Diving Instructor. A try diving trip is simply the best way for those who don’t have any prior scuba training to get up close and personal with the reef creatures and even have the option to try scuba diving in the dark on a Resort Night Dive!

Dive Courses

Reef Encounter is a leading dive training vessel, specialising in dive courses from Open Water Diver level all the way through to professional level Dive Master and Scuba Instructor. Just starting out? Take the plunge and learn to scuba dive with one of Reef Encounters Open Water Courses and become a qualified scuba diver during your Great Barrier Reef trip. Those already certified can take their diving qualification to the next level and join an Advanced Adventure Course during their stay.  Read more about  learning to scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef

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