SSI Logo - pinkReef Encounter is a leading SSI dive training facility, offering Dive courses from entry level Open Water Diver, Advanced Adventure Diver, Rescue Diver, right up to dive professional levels.

Reef Encounter has all classroom facilities onboard the boat, making it the ideal choice for learning to scuba dive while enjoying every minute of your Great Barrier Reef holiday. We believe there is no better place in the world to learn to dive! All locations that Reef Encounter visits have calm, clear areas that are perfect for scuba dive training.

Food, accommodation, scuba equipment hire and all tuition are included in your trip and provided onboard M.V. Reef Encounter – Our premier choice dive boat! Optional extras are wetsuits and dive torches if you require them, which are available for hire onboard. Prescription lens masks are also available for hire.

Our beautiful planet is covered by around 70% water …if you’re not exploring it, you’re missing out!

An SSI dive qualification is internationally recognised and can be used anywhere around the world. For more information about SSI dive courses and about the difference between SSI and PADI, see the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section.

For further information about other Reef Encounter Speciality Dive Courses on offer, or becoming an SSI Dive Master or SSI Dive Control Specialist, email us at or call us on +61 7 4051 5777.