Explore Australia’s Great Barrier Reef with your personal Great Barrier Reef guide on our Top Deck resort dive adventure.
A VIP Top Deck holiday is designed for people who wish to experience the best of the Great Barrier Reef in style.
Much like First Class with an airline, it’s a trip that’s tailored to your personal needs and so everybody’s Top Deck experience will be specialized.
Providing an unbeatable level of customer care, the Top Deck package comes with a dedicated personal valet. Read on for more exclusive Top Deck services.
A crew member just for you!
Whether it’s a professional in-water guide, breakfast in bed, a fountain of marine-life knowledge or all of the above, your personal crew member ensures your holiday flows the way you want it to.
From the moment you board until you wave goodbye, you can relax in the knowledge that all of your needs are taken care of.
The best rooms on the reef.
Spacious en-suite cabins with uninterrupted ocean views, crisp Australian bed linen, plush bath robes, towels and toiletries.
Champagne and a fruit platter will await you upon arrival.
*If you’re getting in the water, complimentary champagne will be served with your evening meal instead.
A deluxe three course evening meal, freshly prepared by our onboard Chef each night of your stay.Choose to dine privately under the stars or join the rest of the guests in the spacious dining saloon.*
An evening turn down service for your cabin.Towels and toiletries are replenished.
Breakfast served to your suite.Enjoy an Australian continental or cooked breakfast served to you just the way you like it, or join the rest of the guests for a buffet style breakfast served in the dining saloon.*
Complimentary sunset cocktails.Appreciate ocean views from the sun deck or outdoor hot tub as you sip a chilled Australian cocktail while watching the sun set over the sparkling Coral Sea …the perfect setting for photography lovers!
No need to check out early!
On your day of departure Top Deck guests keep their cabin right up until the transfer vessel departs to take you back to Cairns.
A Top Deck area reserved in the Captain’s wheelhouse for your journey to and from Reef Encounter, on our transfer vessel Reef Experience.
No need to worry about space for you and your luggage, it’s taken care of with our exclusive seating arrangements.
On the voyage to Cairns Liveaboard, Reef Encounter you will be served breakfast to your table, with the options of a hot bacon and eggs cooked breakfast or continental fruit and croissant breakfast.
Top Deck guests can also enjoy a selection of local press coffee, tea and juices.On the journey back into the Cairns Marina you will be served a complimentary glass of wine/champagne and a cheese and fruit platter.*
*All dietary requirements will be met. Please advise upon booking
Our 2 Day Liveaboard Top Deck Resort Dive liveaboard includes 5 daytime scuba dives at beautiful Outer Great Barrier Reef locations, for those who do not hold a scuba diving license – no experience necessary!
Accommodation is on our Great Barrier Reef liveaboard vessel Reef Encounter
The duration of this resort liveaboard tour is 2 days (1 night).
Want some extra special care and attention? Top Deck Club is a reef trip with a personal twist!
Providing an unbeatable level of customer care the Top Deck Cairns liveaboard package comes with loads of included benefits as well as a dedicated personal valet.
Great for couples looking for the ultimate getaway break, group parties who like a bit of TLC or for those who’d appreciate the personalized in-water care.
Your Top Deck Inclusions
- Luxury Accommodation (ensuite)
- Personal Valet Service
- Champagne on arrival
- Breakfast served to your room
- Sunset cocktails
- Evening Turn down service
- Fluffy Bathrobes
- Romantic dinners under the stars (weather permitting)
- Private Snorkel/ Dive guide available at all times
- On-board Chef preparing all meals
- Coffee, tea and fresh fruits
- Snorkelling equipment and instruction
- All Scuba Diving equipment and Instruction
- 5 Daytime Resort Scuba Dives
- Glass bottom boat tours
- Reef video presentation on-board Reef Experience
- Marine Biologist presentation on Reef Experience
- Bath Towels and Beach Towels
- Wetsuit/Stinger Suit
- Government Reef Taxes and Levies
About Resort Scuba Diving
What is a Resort/Introductory Dive? Resort diving requires no previous scuba experience. For Top deck passengers you have your own experienced Dive Instructor, which will be your Top Deck Attendant. Resort dives give beginners an unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experience without having to complete a full scuba diving course.
Can anyone try a resort dive? If you are able to swim and are in good physical health you can probably dive (See Medical Conditions). The Minimum age for resort diving is 12 years.
Queensland Dive Laws are the strictest in the World – with the safest dive record in the world.
Please be aware that Some Medical Conditions or Medications that are being taken could prevent you from participating in scuba activities.
To prevent disappointment on-the day, If you wish to partake in our Introductory/Resort Scuba dive, it is the passengers responsibility to ensure they are medically fit to dive.
If you have EVER suffered from any of the following conditions, you will require a dive medical to Australian standard AS. 4005.1. Before being allowed to Scuba Dive.
- Asthma / Wheezing or use of an inhaler
- Brain, spinal cord or nervous disorder
- Chronic bronchitis or persistent chest complaint
- Chronic sinus condition
- Collapsed Lung (pneumothorax)
- Chest Surgery
- Heart Disease of any kind
- Crones Disease
If you are CURRENTLY suffering from or have recently had any of the following conditions or procedures, you will require a dive medical to Australian standard AS. 4005.1. Before being allowed to Scuba Dive.
- Chronic ear discharge or infection
- High blood pressure
- Ear Surgery
- Fainting Seizures or blackouts
- Recurrent ear problems when flying
- Tuberculosis or any other long term disease
- Any illness or operation within the last month
- Perforated eardrum
Being pregnant will prohibit you from Scuba Diving
Please be aware that the above does not cover every medical condition there maybe other medical conditions that I not listed.
If you are taking any Medications for anything we can check if these are safe for diving with the local Dive doctor. This is necessary as some medications can become dangerous underwater. These checks are done on the day of travel and can be difficult for the dive doctor to approve without consultation with you.
We can only give them information submitted to us on your medical form so please understand that the dive Doctor may require a full dive medical to clear you to dive.
It is not our company’s decision regarding these laws – we are regulated by the Queensland Government.
Please contact our office, if you do require any further information regarding possible medical conditions.If you have existing medical conditions, operations, taking medication have used an inhaler then you will need permission from the Dive Doctor to Scuba Dive. If you have any doubts or queries regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact our office.
Reef Encounter Facilities
- Modern ocean-view rooms
- Private Bathrooms
- Large dining area, bar and lounge
- Onboard heated spa
- onboard water desalination plant
- hydraulic dive/Snorkel Platform
- Underwater Cameras and videos
- soft drinks, snacks, and alcoholic drinks from the bar
Reef Encounter Itinerary
|7:30 am||Breakfast onboard Reef Experience, Marlin Jetty, Cairns|
|8:00 am||Depart Marlin Jetty|
|Marine Biologist Presentation|
|Scuba Dive Snorkel briefing|
|10:30 am||Arrive Outer Great Barrier Reef ~ Transfer to Reef Encounter|
|Scuba Dive Snorkel Sun bake and relaxation time|
|3:00 pm||Cruise to our next spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef location|
|Dive, Snorkel, Sun bake, and relaxation time|
|5:30 pm||Sunset Cocktails|
|Glass bottom boat tour|
|6:00 pm||Dinner under the stars (weather permitting)|
|7:30 pm||Night scuba dive, relaxation time, stargazing, boardgames or a movie|
|6:30 am||Scuba Dive or snorkel with Great Barrier Reef Guide|
|Breakfast in bed|
|8:30 am||Scuba Dive or snorkel with Great Barrier Reef Guide|
|10:30 am||Cruise to our next spectacular reef location|
|1:30 pm||Glass Bottom Boat Tours, Diving, Snorkeling, Sun baking Relaxing time|
|1:30 pm||Transfer To Reef Experience|
|Cruise tour to our next spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef location|
|1:45 pm||Snorkel with Great Barrier Reef Guide|
|sun bake, relax|
|3:30 pm||Complimentary Wine and Cheese, fresh tropical fruits|
|4:30 pm||Arrive Cairns|