Great Barrier Reef 2 day Liveaboard Resort Dive Adventure Includes 5 Daytime Resort Dives at beautiful Outer Great Barrier Reef locations, for those who do not hold a scuba diving license and are medically fit to do so – no experience necessary!
Reef Encounter, Australia’s only floating luxury boutique hotel, is situated on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Cairns and offers guests a unique opportunity to enjoy the ultimate Great Barrier Reef experience as briefly or for as long as they want.
Reef Encounter is for anyone who wishes to experience the Great Barrier Reef – whether it be to enjoy the sunset, sleep on the reef, snorkeling or Scuba diving with time to really to enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of the quality reef and marine life or for those mad keen divers who want to explore everything under the water!
Reef Encounter offers all the luxury facilities of a reef resort while floating on the pristine waters of the Great Barrier Reef – making it one of the most unique holiday escapes in Australia.
- 2 days and 1 night on the Great Barrier Reef onboard Cairns Premier Liveaboard “Reef Encounter”
- Time to enjoy the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef
- Chef Prepared Meals whilst onboard
- Spectacular Reef Sites
- On board Heated Spa
- Ocean View Rooms
- 5 Day time Resort Dives (Subject to Medical conditions and taking of Medication)
Your 2 day Encounter 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)
- Marine Biologist Presentation on board Reef Experience on route to Reef Encounter
- All Scuba Diving equipment excluding Wetsuit
- Glass Bottom Boat Tour with Marine Life Commentary
- Overnight luxury Stateroom Accommodation all rooms have ensuite
- Fully Air conditioned
- Bath and Beach Towels
- Snorkelling and Scuba Diving at spectacular reef locations
- Government Reef Levies and Taxes
Reef Encounter Facilities
- 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
2 Day Resort Diving Itinerary
- 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
- 1:00 pm Resort Dive, Snorkel, Sun bake and relaxation time
- 3:00 pm Cruise to our next spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef location – Resort Dive, Snorkel, Sun bake, and relaxation time Glass bottom boat tour
- 6:00 pm Dinner & Dessert
- 7:30 pm Relaxation time, stargazing, boardgames or a movie
- 6:30 am Resort Dive or Snorkel then Breakfast
- 8:00 am Check out of Cabin transfer luggage to transfer room
- 8:30 am Resort Dive, Snorkel
- 10:30 am Cruise to our next spectacular reef location Glass Bottom Boat Tours, Resort Dive, Snorkeling, Sun baking Relaxation time
- 12:00 pm Lunch
- 1:00 pm 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
Important Information-Resort Diving
This Tour onboard “Reef Encounter” Includes 5 day time Resort/Introductory Dives.
What is a Resort/Introductory Dive? Resort diving requires no previous scuba experience. Conducted in small group of 4 under the supervision of an experienced Dive Instructor, resort dives give beginners an unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experience without having to complete a full scuba diving course.
Can anyone try a resort dive? If you are able to swim and are in good physical health you can probably dive (See Medical Conditions). The Minimum age for resort diving is 12 years.
Queensland Dive Laws are the strictest in the World – with the safest dive record in the world.
Please be aware that Some Medical Conditions or Medications that are being taken could prevent you from participating in scuba activities.
To prevent disappointment on-the day, If you wish to partake in our Introductory/Resort Scuba dive, it is the passengers responsibility to ensure they are medically fit to dive.
If you have EVER suffered from any of the following conditions, you will require a dive medical to Australian standard AS. 4005.1. Before being allowed to Scuba Dive.
- Asthma / Wheezing or use of an inhaler
- Brain, spinal cord or nervous disorder
- Chronic bronchitis or persistent chest complaint
- Chronic sinus condition
- Collapsed Lung (pneumothorax)
- Chest Surgery
- Heart Disease of any kind
- Crones Disease
If you are CURRENTLY suffering from or have recently had any of the following conditions or procedures, you will require a dive medical to Australian standard AS. 4005.1. Before being allowed to Scuba Dive.
- Chronic ear discharge or infection
- High blood pressure
- Ear Surgery
- Fainting Seizures or blackouts
- Recurrent ear problems when flying
- Tuberculosis or any other long term disease
- Any illness or operation within the last month
- Perforated eardrum
Being pregnant will prohibit you from Scuba Diving
Please be aware that the above does not cover every medical condition there maybe other medical conditions that I not listed.
If you are taking any Medications for anything we can check if these are safe for diving with the local Dive doctor. This is necessary as some medications can become dangerous underwater. These checks are done on the day of travel and can be difficult for the dive doctor to approve without consultation with you.
We can only give them information submitted to us on your medical form so please understand that the dive Doctor may require a full dive medical to clear you to dive.
It is not our company’s decision regarding these laws – we are regulated by the Queensland Government.
Please contact our office, if you do require any further information regarding possible medical conditions.If you have existing medical conditions, operations, taking medication have used an inhaler then you will need permission from the Dive Doctor to Scuba Dive. If you have any doubts or queries regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
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)
- 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
- Wetsuit hire
- Stinger Suit Hire (November to May)
- Night time Introductory Dive
- Soft drinks, snacks etc
- Underwater Camera Hire
- Alcohol available on board – NO BYO