The Reef Encounter Advanced Adventure Dive Course is our most popular course for current scuba divers who wish to explore the Great Barrier Reef and improve skill levels during the trip.

How long does it take and what’s involved?

The Advanced Adventure Dive Course can be completed in 2 days (1 night) onboard Reef Encounter, although it is common for scuba divers to stay onboard longer and spread the 5 training dives out with fun dives in-between. Upon successful completion you will be certified as an Advanced Adventure Diver. Five training dives in five different specialty areas are required to complete the course. These will include a night dive, a deep dive and a navigation dive, plus two other specialty dives. Depending on the length of your trip, all other dives you do will be as fun dives.

Great Barrier Reef Advanced dive course - Reef Encounter

One of the biggest benefits of attaining your Advanced Adventure license is it extends the depth limit you are certified to dive to, to 30 meters (or 100 feet).

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

Advanced Specialty Dive Courses

Scuba Diving on the Great Barrier Reef Night Dive Reef EncounterAdditional Advanced Specialty Dive Courses are also available. Courses include full Night Diving Specialty Course, Deep Diving Specialty Course, Underwater Navigation Specialty Course and Diver Stress and Rescue Course amongst others. All courses have different duration periods.

For further information about the Reef Encounter Advanced Speciality 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.