Great Barrier Reef Scuba Diving
Great Barrier Reef dive course
Great Barrier Reef scuba dive
Great Barrier Reef liveaboard
Great Barrier Reef Scuba Diving
Great Barrier Reef dive course
Great Barrier Reef scuba dive
Great Barrier Reef liveaboard

Learn to Scuba dive on a Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard

learn to scuba dive ‘Open Water Course’

Learn to scuba dive – Take the plunge with our 3 day, 2 night liveaboard Learn to scuba dive Course and become a qualified scuba diver at the Great Barrier Reef! Live, eat, sleep and learn how to scuba dive onboard the leading dive training boat, ‘Reef Encounter’. Upon successful completion of your Great Barrier Reef scuba dive course, you will recieve your Open Water Diver Licence – an internationally recognised qualification that lets you scuba dive across the globe. Where quality training and Great Barrier Reef scuba diving are what you’re looking for, no-one beats Reef Encounter’s Learn to Dive programme for experience and value.

The course includes 8 training scuba dives on the world famous Great Barrier Reef, cutting out the need for any swimming pool lessons. All academic and practical training is conducted onboard our modern cruise ship, with guaranteed small group numbers of 4 sudents to 1 Instructor.

On Your Learn to Scuba Dive Course:

  • 8 Daytime training  scuba dives  (Night dives optional extra)
  • All scuba diving equipment, including dive computer and wetsuits
  • All course materials provided onboard including your own take-away Divers Log-Book
  • Personalised tuition, maximum 4 sudents per Instructor

Onboard Reef Encounter:

  • Chef prepared breakfast, lunch, and 2 course evening meal
  • Ensuite cabins – twin or double beds available. Towels provided
  • Tea & coffee service. Fresh fruit platter available all day
  • Vessel fully air conditioned throughout
  • Large dining saloon, television and games area, fully licenced bar and outdoor hot-tub
  • Reef tax, fuel levy & national park fees
  • Visit a number of different Outer Great Barrier Reef locations during your stay

8)  Please advise of dietary requirements upon booking

Prior Requirements:

  • Minimum age 12 years. Children under 15 years must be accompanied by a parent or adult
  • Students must be able to swim at a basic level
  • After booking your Learn To Scuba Dive Course you will receive an email with information asking y0u to complete an online training lesson. Although it is not manditory, it is recommeded.
  • Compulsory dive medical in accordance with Australian Standard AS4005-1. It is law in Queensland that all scuba diving students get a medical check-up. Upon booking your course, you will be provided with information on how to get your medical check. Fee is payable directly to doctor.

Optional Extras:

  • Night scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef available at additional cost
  • Bus transfers to and from your accommodation to the Marina
  • Bar purchases – soft drinks, chocolate, chips, alcohol etc
  • Scenic helicopter tours over the Great Barrier Reef
  • Prescription masks
  • Upgrade to exclusive ‘Top Deck’ Package and travel first class (booking in advance only)

What to Bring:

  • Cash or credit card for purchases
  • Swimming clothes, sun cream & hat
  • Personal clothes, toiletries

Your Great Barrier Reef liveaboard cruise begins onboard our transfer boat, ‘Reef Experience’, from Cairns Marlin Marina ‘A Finger’. Boarding commences at 7:25am. On the last day of your stay you will arrive back into Cairns at approximately 4:30pm. Please read the terms and conditions of each Great Barrier Reef tourSome medical conditions and/or medications may prevent from participation in scuba diving activities. We recommend that you do not fly in an aeroplane for at least 24 hours after participating in scuba activities.  Great Barrier Reef Scuba Dive Course: ‘Open Water Course’. Reef Encounter learn to scuba dive 3 day/ 2 night liveaboard tour.

 

Reef Encounter Intineary Learn to scuba dive 3 day Course
Day One 3 day 2 night learn to scuba dive course
7:30am Breakfast onboard Reef Experience, Marlin Jetty, Cairns
8:00am Depart Marlin Jetty
Marine Biologist Presentation
Scuba Dive Snorkel briefing
10:30am Arrive Outer Great Barrier Reef  ~ Transfer to Reef Encounter
Scuba Dive Snorkel Sunbake and relaxation time
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Dive 1 with skills
3:00pm Cruise to our next spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef location
3:30pm Dive 2 with skills
Glass bottom boat tour
6:00pm Dinner & Dessert
7:30pm Introductory resort night dive at own expense
Relaxation time, starwatching, boardgames, movies
Day Two
6:30am Dive 3 with skills
7:30am Breakfast
9:00am Scuba Dive, snorkel or lounge on a deck chair
11:00am Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
12:00pm Lunch
1:00pm Dive 5 with skills
3:00pm Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
3:30pm Dive 6 with skills
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Introductory resort night dive at own expense
Relaxation time, starwatching, boardgames, movies
Day Three
7:00am Dive 7 with skills
7:30am Breakfast
9:00am Dive 8 with skills
11:00am Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
Glass Bottom Boat Tours, Diving, Snorkeling, Sun baking Relaxing time
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Transfer To Reef Experience
Cruise tour to our next spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef location
1:45pm Snorkel, Sun bake, Relax
3:30pm Complimentary Wine and Cheese, fresh tropical fruits
4:30pm Arrive Cairns
it’s a great idea to stay another night and get some real scuba diving experience as a certified diver – an additional night includes 3 day dives and one night dive
Card and certification will be issued by administration… New divers need to bring in 2 photos and their dive medical.

 

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