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Great Barrier Reef Scuba diving, Cairns Australia
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Great Barrier Reef Marine Life
Great Barrier Reef Scuba dive
Resort Scuba dive Australia
Great Barrier Reef Scuba diving, Cairns Australia
learn to scuba dive Australia
Cairns liveaboard

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

Become 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 licensed 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

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 you 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.

Please read the terms and conditions of each Great Barrier Reef tour. Some 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.  

Itinerary

Day One

7:30 am Breakfast onboard Reef Experience, Marlin Jetty, Cairns
8:00 am Depart Marlin Jetty
9:00 am Marine Biologist Presentation
9:15 am Scuba Dive Snorkel briefing
10:30 am Arrive Outer Great Barrier Reef  ~ Transfer to Reef Encounter
11:00 am Scuba Dive Snorkel Sunbake and relaxation time
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Dive 1 with skills
3:00 pm Cruise to our next spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef location
3:30 pm Dive 2 with skills
4:00 pm Glass bottom boat tour
6:00 pm Dinner & Dessert
7:30 pm Introductory resort night dive at own expense
8:00 pm Relaxation time, star watching, board games, movies

Day Two

6:30 am  Scuba Dive 3 with skills
7:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am Scuba Dive, snorkel or lounge on a deck chair
11:00 am Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Dive 5 with skills
3:00 pm Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
3:30 pm Scuba Dive 6 with skills
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Introductory resort night dive at own expense
8:00 pm Relaxation time, star watching, board games, movies

Day Three

7:00 am Dive 7
7:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am Dive 8
11:00 am Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
11:30 am Glass Bottom Boat Tours, Diving, Snorkeling, Sun baking Relaxing time
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Scuba Dive, snorkel or lounge on a deck chair
2:00 pm Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
3:30 pm Scuba Dive, snorkel or lounge on a deck chair
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Night Dive as a certified diver
8:00 pm Relaxation time, star watching, board games, movies
Day Four
6:30 am Scuba Dive or snorkel
7:00 am Breakfast
8:30 am Scuba dive or snorkel
10:30 am Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
11:00 am Glass Bottom Boat Tours, Diving, Snorkeling, Sun baking Relaxing time
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Cruise tour to our next spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef location
1:45 pm Snorkel, Sun bake, Relax
2:30 pm Transfer to Reef Experience
3:30 pm Complimentary Wine and Cheese, fresh tropical fruits
4:30 pm Arrive Cairns

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

What to Bring

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

How to get there

Your Great Barrier Reef liveaboard cruise begins on board 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 4:30 pm.

 

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