Reef Encounter
referral dive course
Reef Encounter Referral Dive Course - Sundeck
Scuba dive Course
Reef Encounter
referral dive course
Reef Encounter Referral Dive Course - Sundeck
Scuba dive Course

Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard, 4 Day Referral Dive Course Stateroom

Start your Open Water Dive Course anywhere in the World and complete in on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Our 4 day referral dive course will give you great confidence as a certified scuba diver

Cairns 4 day Referral Dive Course

The ultimate way to see the Great Barrier Reef – “Live and sleep on the Reef” Spending  4 days and 3 nights – in a twin or double stateroom aboard Our Luxury Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard  “Reef Encounter” and enjoy your Great Barrier Reef  Experience.

 See Australia’s  Great Barrier Reef at its best – morning, day and night.

Reef Encounter offers a superb referral scuba dive course experience for people from the age of 12 years of age and medical fit.  All Outer Great Barrier Reef Dive locations are selected for the optimal conditions depending on the weather and the time of year.

Stay in style on this luxurious Cairns scuba dive liveaboard “Reef Encounter”. Fully air conditioned for maximum comfort.

Reef Encounter boasts large lounge, dining, dive and sun deck areas.

Our Staterooms are either twin or double have large picture windows overlooking the Great Barrier Reef,  are air-conditioned and spacious with en-suites.

We have an onboard chef preparing restaurant quality meals who can cater for all dietary requirements.

Scuba dive at a number of different reef locations

The Best Dive Equipment

On Reef Encounter’s  referral dive course, you will be diving with high quality, up to date scuba diving equipment and every scuba diver is issued with their own dive computer for the duration of the stay. With our purpose built dive deck, everything is set up for you ready to go so getting into and out of the water couldn’t be easier! Got your own gear? Our friendly dive masters will assist you to set up your equipment.

How deep are the dive sites?

As the coral on the Great Barrier Reef needs sunlight to survive and grow, the majority of good dive locations are found in relatively shallow areas. Our dive sites have an average depth range of 10 – 25 meters (30-80 feet).

Who will I be diving with?

Buddy up with another passenger or take the guided dive option, it’s your choice. If you’re travelling alone our friendly dive team will ensure you have a buddy to go diving with.

How many Dives?

Our 4 day Referral dive course includes 4 referral dives, 6 certified dives and 2 night dives – this is a great way to build real confidence in your scuba diving.

How to Get to Reef Encounter?

Daily transfers aboard Reef Experience.  Boarding at 7.30am at the Marlin Wharf (A Finger) for Breakfast, after which we depart at 8.00am for an enjoyable 90 minute cruise to our liveaboard scuba dive vessel Reef Encounter.

On departure day from Reef Encounter arrival time into Cairns is approximately 4.30pm

Your 4 Day Referral Dive Course package includes:

  • Stateroom Accommodation
  • 4 Referral dives, 6 Day Dives and 2 Night Dive
  • Onboard Chef preparing all meals whilst on board
  • Coffee, Tea, water  and fresh fruit
  • Snorkeling and Diving equipment
  • Guided Snorkel Tours
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours
  • Reef Video presentation
  • Marine Biologist presentation on Reef Experience
  • All Government Reef Tax and Levies

Reef Encounter Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Modern Ocean-View rooms
  • Private Bathrooms
  • Large Dining Area, Bar and Lounge
  • On board heated spa
  • On board water desalination Plant
  • Hydraulic dive/Snorkel Platform
  • Helipad
  • Large Sundeck

Optional Extras

  • Underwater cameras
  • Wetsuit
  • Night Torch
  • Soft drinks, snacks etc
  • Alcohol available on board – NO BYO



4 Day Referral Dive Course requirements

Open water dive referral paperwork

Minimum age is 12 years (subject to a medical assessment). Children under the age of 15 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Dive Medical Information

A Dive medical to the Australian Standard AS4005-1 is required. Australian medical standards are different to those overseas. Some medical conditions may preclude you from diving.

Your health and safety is of paramount importance to our company

Queensland Dive Laws are the strictest in the world – with the safest dive record in the world.

Some Medical conditions and or medication may stop you from participating in Scuba Diving even if you are a certified diver.  These include Asthma or wheezing,  Brain spinal cord or nervous disorder, chronic bronchitis or persistent chest complaint, chronic sinus, collapsed lung, diabetes mellitus, most chest surgery, Epilepsy, Fainting, Seizure or blackouts, Heart Disease of any kind, recurrent ear problems when flying, tuberculosis or other long-term lung disease and High blood pressure.  Some prescription and non-prescription medications including some Malaria prevention tablets may prevent you from diving.

If you are unsure of any medications or medical conditions please consult your Doctor – The Australian standard is Dive Medical A4005.1

It is not our companies decision regarding these laws – we are regulated by the  Queensland Government.



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