Great Barrier Reef liveaboard
Great Barrier Reef scuba dive
scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef
Learn to scuba dive
Scuba Dive Cairns Great Barrier Reef
Great Barrier Reef liveaboard
Great Barrier Reef scuba dive
scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef
Learn to scuba dive
Scuba Dive Cairns Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef Scuba Dive Course 4 day

Reef Encounter learn to scuba dive ‘Open Water Course’

Imagine learning to scuba dive in the crystal clear waters of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Our dive course will make you a confident scuba diver

Take the plunge with our 4 day, 3 night Cairns  liveaboard Open Water Course and become a qualified scuba diver at the Great Barrier Reef! Live, eat, sleep and learn how to scuba dive aboard the leading dive training boat, ‘Reef Encounter’.

Upon successful completion of your Great Barrier Reef scuba dive course, you will receive 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 Scuba Dive Course  for experience,value and confidence.

The Learn to scuba dive course includes 12 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 students to 1 Instructor.

On Your Learn to Scuba Dive Course:

  • 11 Daytime scuba dives & 1 night dive (8 training dives and 3 fun dives).
  • 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 students per Instructor

Onboard our Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard 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 mandatory, it is recommended.
  • 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:

  • 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)
  • Additional night dives

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 4 day/ 3 night liveaboard tour.

Card and certification will be issued by administration… New divers need to bring in 2 photos and their dive medical.

 

 

Reef Encounter Itinerary 4 day 3 night learn to scuba dive course

Day One
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, star watching, board games, 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
11:30am Glass Bottom Boat Tours, Diving, Snorkeling, Sun baking Relaxing time
12:00pm Lunch
1:30pm Scuba Dive, snorkel or lounge on a deck chair
2:00pm Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
3:30pm Scuba Dive, snorkel or lounge on a deck chair
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Night Dive as a certified diver
Relaxation time, star watching, board games, movies
Day Four
6:30am Scuba Dive or snorkel
Breakfast
8:30am Scuba dive or snorkel
10:30am 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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