Reef Encounter offers wonderful scuba diving experiences across multiple locations on five of the best Outer Great Barrier Reefs.

Reef Encounter is a Diamond Dive Centre – the highest rating of SSI Dive Facilities. We specialise in offering scuba enthusiasts outstanding dive liveaboard tours to the pristine Outer Great Barrier Reefs, as well as offering scuba training courses from beginner to dive professional levels

*Anyone booking a trip which includes scuba diving must read our ‘SCUBA Divers Important Information’ Page…


Diving the Great Barrier Reef

With the highest concentration of marine life on the planet, The Great Barrier Reef has something to offer everyone from experienced, advanced divers to first-time explorers. Imagine floating serenely around a coral lagoon or discovering underwater swim-through that opens into sunlit coves, bursting with tropical fish!

All scuba diving locations are selected by the Captain each day for the optimal conditions based on the weather and the time of year. Depending on the length of your stay onboard Reef Encounter, you will be introduced to several different Outer Great Barrier Reefs and diving spots.

Top Tip: If you’re scuba diving onboard Reef Encounter, don’t miss the sunrise dive and night dives! These are possibly the most magical times on the reef – as they are the busiest times of the day in this incredible ecosystem.


“I can mention many moments that were unforgettable and revelatory. But the most single revelatory three minutes was the first time I put on scuba gear and dived on a coral reef”
Sir David Attenborough

 Certified Diving

Reef Encounter liveaboard dive tours offer divers the ability to dive on multiple sites across five of the best Outer Great Barrier Reefs. As a family owned and operated company of avid and passionate scuba divers, we take great pride in offering outstanding dive holidays

What is Certified Diving? Certified diving is for already qualified divers who hold a minimum licence of ‘Open Water Diver’ level or higher. Not qualified? – see ‘Resort Diving’

Read more about Certified Dive packages

*Health and medical restrictions apply

Resort Diving

No experience necessary! Resort Scuba Diving is a fun, safe and easy activity on the Great Barrier Reef that requires no prior scuba dive experience. Whether it is your very first time trying scuba diving or you have been scuba diving before, Resort Scuba is for people who do not have a licence but would like to do fun dives on the Great Barrier Reef!*
All dives are guided tours with an experienced Dive Instructor, and a maximum number of four guests to one Scuba Instructor.

If you require private scuba tours, you may book your resort dive trip with the Top Deck Club, and dive with your own personal scuba guide.
Read more about Resort Dive packages…

*Age, health and medical restrictions apply


Scuba Diving Courses

Why not take the plunge and enrol in one of our Reef Encounter scuba dive courses?
View our scuba dive courses

We look forward to welcoming you onboard Reef Encounter for the start of your
Great Barrier Reef diving adventure!


Select your room type
and come scuba diving on the Reef!