liveaboard dive tours
 

Cairns Liveaboard, Reef Encounter offers divers the ability to dive on multiple sites across five of the best Outer Great Barrier Reefs. We specialise in running personalised scuba courses from beginner to dive professional level and in offering divers outstanding dive liveaboard tours  to the outer reefs.

Reef Encounter is a leading operator for unbeatable dive tours to the Great Barrier Reef. All scuba diving locations are selected for the optimal conditions depending on the weather and the time of year, and are chosen for your comfort and safety.

If you’re travelling on board Reef Encounter, don’t miss the night dives and dawn dives! They are possibly the most magical times on the reef, as they are the busiest times of day in this incredible ecosystem. Read our information about ‘Daybreak at the Reef’ and ‘Night Diving’ to find out why these are such wonderful Great Barrier Reef liveaboard, scuba dive opportunities.

 

Reef Encounter is equipped with a large, purpose built, scuba dive liveaboard, dive platform for easy access into and out of the water. There are two onboard compressors to provide quick air refills, and all scuba equipment, food and accommodation are included in your trip. 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.
With the greatest concentration of marine life on the planet, The Great Barrier Reef has something to offer everyone from experienced advanced divers to first time explorers. Imagine floating serenely around a coral lagoon or discovering underwater swim-throughs that open into sunlit coves, bursting with tropical fish.

Before booking your Cairns liveaboard, Reef Encounter Trip, please read the ‘Important Information’ page.

 

Certified Scuba Diving

Scuba dive Reef Encounter certified liveaboard scuba dive tours offers divers the ability to dive on multiple sites across five of the best Outer Great Barrier Reefs. We specialise in running personalised scuba courses from beginner to dive professional level and in offering divers outstanding dive holidays to the outer reefs.

Reef Encounter is a leading operator for unbeatable dive tours to the Great Barrier Reef. All scuba diving locations are selected for the optimal conditions depending on the weather and the time of year, and are chosen for your comfort and safety.

If you’re travelling on board Reef Encounter, don’t miss the night dives and dawn dives! They are possibly the most magical times on the reef, as they are the busiest times of day in this incredible ecosystem. Read our information about Daybreak at the Reef and Night Diving to find out why these are such wonderful dive opportunities.

Cairns Liveaboard, Reef Encounter is equipped with a large, purpose built, dive platform for easy access into and out of the water. There are two onboard compressors to provide quick air refills, and all scuba equipment, food and accommodation are included in your tour. 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.

Great-Barrier-Reef-Fish

Diving at The Great Barrier Reef

With the greatest concentration of marine life on the planet, The Great Barrier Reef has something to offer everyone from experienced advanced divers to first time explorers. Imagine floating serenely around a coral lagoon or discovering underwater swim-throughs that open into sunlit coves, bursting with tropical fish.

Before booking your Reef Encounter, Great Barrier Reef liveaboard Tour, please read the Important Information page

 

Resort Diving

resort scuba diving in CairnsReef Encounter offers fantastic ‘no experience necessary’ scuba diving holidays to guests who do not hold a current scuba diving certification. What is ‘Resort Diving’? Resort Diving is for those who do not hold a scuba diving licence but who wish to participate in scuba diving activities during your holiday to The Great Barrier Reef. All resort diving is conducted in small groups under the supervision of a Scuba Instructor. Scuba diving is a fun and safe sport that is accessible to people of all ages and abilities.* Minimum age for trying a resort dive is 12 years. If you wish to attain a scuba diving license during your stay, enrol upon our a Reef Encounter Open Water Course to become certified.

Our experienced and professional Scuba Instructors will guide you on underwater tours around pristine coral lagoons and ensure you see the best of the Great Barrier Reef beneath the waves, in safety and comfort. Try scuba diving on Reef Encounter and you’ll be hooked for life!

What’s included?

If you book a Resort Dive Trip your holiday will include a number of fun, daytime scuba dives depending on the length of your stay. (See the individual trips for each day spent onboard). If you wish to try only one or two dives, then you may book a Snorkel Trip and add on individual scuba dives.

All Inclusive Liveaboard

Food, accommodation, scuba equipment hire and scuba dive guides are included in your trip and provided onboard M.V. Reef Encounter – Our premier choice dive boat! Optional extras are wetsuits and night time Resort Diving, which are available onboard. Prescription lens masks are also available for hire. Anemone fish on coral Reef Encounter is equipped with a large, purpose built, dive platform for easy access into and out of the water. There are two onboard compressors to provide quick air refills, and all scuba equipment, food and accommodation are included in your trip. 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.

*Some medical conditions or medications may prevent you from scuba diving. For example: heart disease, asthma, epilepsy or diabetes. If you are unsure of a particular medical condition or medication, please check with the dive organisation before booking your dive. You will be required to complete a medical questionnaire before participating in any scuba activities. Please read the ‘Important Information‘ page before booking your trip.

Night Resort Dive Tours

Feel like an adventure? Reef Encounter is one of very few places in the world with the ability to take people without a scuba qualification on underwater guided tours at night! See the magic of the underwater world in the dark, as your Scuba Instructor introduces you to the reefs evening inhabitants.

We look forward to seeing you onboard Reef Encounter for the start of your diving adventure!