Learn to scuba dive Top Deck Club Tours

Reef Encounter's reef accommodation twin top deck club stateroom

Top Deck Club - Twin Share

Top Deck Club Personalised Open Water Course - is the perfect way to learn to scuba dive on Australia's Great Barrier Reef price is per person twin share in 1 Top Deck Club Stateroom

Departs

+3 Days
Great Barrier Reef Accommodation

Top Deck Club - Sole Occupancy

Top Deck Club Personalised Open Water Course - is the perfect way to learn to scuba dive on Australia's Great Barrier Reef price is 1 person sole occupancy in a Top Deck Club Stateroom

Departs

+3 Days

Learn to scuba dive in style

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.

Tour Highlights

  • 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.*

On Board Reef Encounter

    • Chef prepared breakfast, lunch, and 2 course evening meal
    • Top Deck Staterooms with ensuite
    • 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

Tour 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 Sun bake 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

Prior Booking 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.

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

Very Important - About Scuba Diving

Your trip onboard “Reef Experience” Includes either a Certified or Resort/Introductory Dive.What is a Resort/Introductory Dive? Resort diving requires no previous scuba experience. Conducted in small group of 4 under the supervision of an experienced Dive Instructor, 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.Medical ConditionsIf 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 even for Sports endurance
  • Brain, spinal cord or nervous disorder
  • Chronic bronchitis or persistent chest complaint
  • Chronic sinus condition
  • Collapsed Lung (pneumothorax)
  • Diabetes
  • 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.

  • Breathlessness
  • Chronic ear discharge or infection
  • High blood pressure
  • Ear Surgery
  • Epilepsy
  • 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.

Please be aware If you have used or are using ventalin or an inhaler for Sports endurance/enhancement you will still need a Dive Medical before being allowed to Scuba 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 or pre 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 be proactive and contact our office to avoid disappointment on the day.

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 7:25 am. On the last day of your stay you will arrive back into Cairns at approximately 4:30 pm.

 

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