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Reef Encounter - Great Barrier Reef 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard Diving & Snorkelling Excursion

Destination: Norman, Saxon, Michaelmas & Hastings Reefs
Duration: Overnight Liveaboard

Departs: Cairns Daily
Returns: Cairns Daily

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  • Reef Encounter - Great Barrier Reef 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard Diving & Snorkelling Excursion
  • Reef Encounter - Great Barrier Reef 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard Diving & Snorkelling Excursion
  • Reef Encounter - Great Barrier Reef 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard Diving & Snorkelling Excursion
  • Reef Encounter - Great Barrier Reef 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard Diving & Snorkelling Excursion
  • Reef Encounter - Great Barrier Reef 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard Diving & Snorkelling Excursion
  • Reef Encounter - Great Barrier Reef 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard Diving & Snorkelling Excursion
  • Reef Encounter - Great Barrier Reef 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard Diving & Snorkelling Excursion
  • Reef Encounter - Great Barrier Reef 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard Diving & Snorkelling Excursion
  • Reef Encounter - Great Barrier Reef 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard Diving & Snorkelling Excursion
The Cruise

Experience the Great Barrier Reef at its best, spend a night (or two) on it, in absolute comfort. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the natural wonders of the world and this liveaboard vessel offers lucky participants an outstanding opportunity to spend one, or many nights, on the Great Barrier Reef. There simply is no better way to see the Great Barrier Reef than doing a liveaboard excursion! Encounter.

Reef Encounter is a 35 metre luxury catamaran designed for the utmost stability & comfort at sea. The vessel is air-conditioned throughout and features large, spacious decks as well as roomy dining and recreation areas to dine and relax in.

The vessel's large 'easy access' water platform allows hassle free water access for scuba diving and snorkelling. The vessel also features comfortable and spacious Staterooms that offer Double (Queen Bed) or Twin Beds (2 Single Beds) replete with private ensuite bathrooms. 

Reef Encounter offers an onboard chef with delicious catering inclusions, from a BBQ Breakfast on boarding (the vessel's transfer vessel), to morning and afternoon teas, delcious freshly prepared breakfasts, lunches and dinners, including desserts! This vessel prides itself on the quality of catering, meals are freshly prepared using a variety of season, locally sourced produce! Special dietary requirments and exclusions can easily be caterered for onboard!  

All of these features, combined with a friendly, professional and experienced crew makes Reef Encounter the ultimate boutique Scuba Diving and Snorkelling liveaboard vessel. There is even an onboard spa!

All overnight Liveabaord Dive and Snorkel packages include chef prepared gourmet meals, onboard accommodation in clean, comfortable and spacious Double or Twin Staterooms with Private Ensuite Bathrooms, all linen (including bed linen and fresh towels)  and hot fresh water showers. 

Apart from Scuba Diving for Certified Divers, there is also the option for Snorkellers to upgrade to try Introductory Diving (for Non Licenced Divers), as well as Liveaboard Learn to Dive Courses for those who wish to gain their Open Water Dive Licence.

Of course you may choose to Snorkel without diving, the shallow snorkelling locations include coral gardens as well as many jewel coloured reef fish and wide variety marine life including sea turtles as well as small reef sharks are all visible to snorkellers and are not just the domain of divers! 

Depending on how long you stay aboard Reef Encounter, your time will be spent scuba diving or snorkelling at a number of different reef moorings and locations out on the Outer Edges of the Great Barrier Reef, as the vessel repositions itself each day, visiting alternate sites on the reef. 

Reef Encounter offers daily departures to the Great Barrier Reef onboard the fast, stable catamaran, the Reef Experience. Boarding from the Marinas in Cairns, guests can make their own way down to the Marina to self check-in, or the operator offers optional return coach transfers from Cairns City, Cairns Northern Beaches and Port Douglas based accommodation. There is even the option to take deluxe Helicopter transfers from the mainland to the vessel, one way or return! 

This is small ship boutique cruising at its best. Reef Encounter carries a maxium of 36 passengers plus crew in 18 cabins. The vessel offers a Standard Cruise or a Top Deck Deluxe Option which larger Staterooms on the Top Deck with ensuite bathroom, premium linen, towels & plush bathrobes in each Stateroom with Australian toiletries and evening turn down service. Other increased inclusions include a Personal Crew Member (Dive Instructor) who is assigned to you for duration of cruise (one Personal Crew Member per party), as well as little luxuries including Chef prepared A La Carte meals and snacks utilizing fresh, local produce served with Australian wines, a la Carte Breakfasts served to Top Deck Deluxe Staterooms on daily basis and evening meals served on Private Deck under the stars with Sunset Cocktails on Top Deck with vessel's Captain and evening turn down service.  

Dive Sites
  • Saxon Reef- a perfect introduction to the outer reef, hard corals, moray eels, lion fish, Maori wrasse, beautiful coral gardens. Excellent shallow snorkelling over the bommie tops. Swim throughs and gullies are scattered throughout the reef.
  • Norman Reef - The very Outer Reef 70 kms from Cairns, on the Continental Shelf, yielding incredible visibility. Many canyons, swim throughs, and prolific large fish life. A must to see, the best location for 'Night Diving'
  • Hastings Reef- 58 kms off the coast of Cairns, lies 10 square kilometres of colourful coral gardens. Famous for its tame, friendly Reef Sharks, the Giant Maori Wrasse, and thousands of tropical reef fish.
  • Michaelmas Reef - Located 40 kms off Cairns, offers shallow coral reefs, and a dazzling array of exotic marine life including Giant Clams over 100 years old
Departs
  • Daily 
Trip Includes
  • All Chef Prepared Gourmet Meals
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Snorkel Equipment & Instruction
  • Scuba Diving Demonstration & Instruction
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours with Commentary
  • Reef Video Presentation
  • Overnight accommodation in Multi Share, Twin or Double or Sole Use of Stateroom & Top Deck Staterooms   
Sample Itinerary for a 3 Day / 2 Night Liveaboard Cruise

Day 1
07.30 Board the transfer vessel ‘Reef Experience’ at Cairns Marlin Marina for breakfast, check-in & your journey to Reef Encounter
09.30 Arrive onboard Reef Encounter for your ‘Welcome & Safety Talk’ before being shown to your room to settle in and relax
10.30 Water Session, time to snorkel for all guests before lunch
12.00 Lunch is served in the dining saloon
13.00 Water Briefings: Certified Diver Briefings / Try Scuba Diving Briefings / Snorkel Adventure Briefings
13.30 Water Session: Scuba dive or snorkel time
15:30 Water Session: Scuba dive or snorkel time - Glass bottom boat tour available upon request
18.00 Dinner is served in the dining saloon
19:00 Night Dive Briefings
19:30 Night dive commences for all those scuba diving
20:00 Desert is served in the dining saloon

Day 2 
06.00 Wake-up call for the early morning dive and snorkel session
06:30 Water Session: Sunrise scuba dive or snorkel time, Glass bottom boat tour available upon request
07:30 Breakfast is served in the dining saloon
08:30 Water Session: Scuba Dive or Snorkel Time
10:30 Water Session: Scuba Dive or Snorkel Time
12:00 Lunch is served in the dining saloon
13:30 Water Session: Scuba Dive or Snorkel Time
13:30 Water Session: Scuba dive or snorkel time. Glass bottom boat tour available upon request
18:00 Dinner is served in the dining saloon
19.00 Night Dive Briefings
19:30 Night dive commences for all those scuba diving
20:00 Desert is served in the dining saloon

Day 3
06.00 Wake-up call for the early morning dive and snorkel session
06:30 Water Session: Sunrise scuba dive or snorkel time. Glass bottom boat tour available upon request
07:30 Breakfast is served in the dining saloon
08:30 Water Session: Scuba Dive or Snorkel Time
10:30 Water Session: Scuba Dive or Snorkel Time
12:00 Lunch is served in the dining saloon
13:30 Water Session: Snorkel only session available to passengers before departure
14:45 Departing passengers board the transfer vessel ‘Reef Experience’ for the journey back to Cairns. Complimentary wine, cheese & biscuits served before the return journey
16:30 Approximate arrival time to the Cairns Marlin Marina

Please Note: Itinerary & locations are appriximate and may be changed or amended to reflect weather & conditions.

Additional Upgrade Options on Basic Liveaboard Excursion
Open Water Dive Course  SSI Open Water Dive Certification. Home School Scuba is ideal for previously experienced divers. Ideally candidates should have experienced the pleasures of breathing underwater, so that they feel completely comfortable in the water. The benefits of such a course include: The program offers more guided dives than both the open water & advanced courses combined! Up to 8 pleasure dives are combined with 6 skills sessions over a 3 day / 2 night period onboard Reef Encounter. This ensures all candidates have 8 recreational dives on the Great Barrier Reef. There are no pools and no classrooms. Do away with the fundamentals of your traditional 5 day course and be certified in just 3 days. Learn by experience under the watchful eye of your instructor, the group Maximum is 4 Students to 1 Instructor. The Learn to Dive Courses are personalised, safe and a lot of fun, with more attention to detail than the standard or regular Learn to Dive Courses!

No School Scuba Introductory Diving  This option involves, no testing, no license, just fun diving! Instructor led Guided dives are often called Introductory Dives or Resort Dives and are available to first time divers on successful completion of a Dive Medical Questionnaire. 

Reef Encounter Level One Top Deck Club  The Deluxe Top Deck Club option includes upper level Top Deck accommodation in the Deluxe Staterooms with additional inclusions including Personal Snorkel and Dive Guides, valet Service, a la Carte Meals, a selection of Australian Wines with meals, cocktails on the Top Deck with the vessel's Captain at sunset, a la Carte Dinners served under the stars on a private deck area. Accommodation overall includes lots of little extras including a personal evening turn down service, breakfast delivered to cabins (on request), silk doonas, cotton sheets and feather down pillows adorn oversized double beds. Soft fluffy bathrobes, plush bath sheets and Australian beauty products are replenished daily. The Top Deck Club option allows for those who like a little luxury to see the Great Barrier Reef in style without sacrficing any of the creature comforts!

Helicopter Transfers  Reef Encounter is the only vessel on the Great Barrier Reef with an onboard helipad. Helicopter transfers are offered 'one way' out to / or from Reef Encounter or 'return'; landing directly onboard the vessel’s helipad. Helicopter transfers are a wonderful way to see the Great Barrier Reef from the air, not mention allowing participants to cut down on boat travelling time or allowing for a later departure / or / earlier return. 

Rates - Valid 01st of April 2022 to 31st of March 2023

Rates - SnorkellersTwin or Double Stateroom Share Rates – Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2022 to 31st of March 2023
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights AU$690.00 + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$230.00 per person, per night

Sole Occupancy Rates – Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2022 to 31st of March 2023
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights AU$1380.00 + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$460.00 per night

Please Note: For the Period from the 23rd of December 2022 through to and including the 31st of December 2022 - The Operator of Reef Encounter will impose an AU$100.00 per person - per trip Peak Period Surcharge on Reef Encounter. Please contact Reservations if you require more detail or assistance with liveaboard pricing.

Important Booking Notes:
On making a reservation please use Comments Box in Booking Form to indicate whether you wish to travel as Snorkellers, Certified Divers, No School Scuba Introductory Divers or Open Water Dive Course Participant as well as your preferred Cabin Type / Configuration e.g. Stateroom - Double Cabin / Twin Cabin/ Sole Use with Private Ensuite or Multi Share Cabin with Twin, Double or Triple Share Beds with Private Ensuite.

As well as desired trip length / duration e.g. 3 Day / 2 Night excursion / or if any additional nights onboard are required and any other important information you can think to offer to help ensure that you are well catered for (e.g. Special Dietary requirements).
Rates - Certified DiversTwin or Double Stateroom Rates – Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2022 to 31st of March 2023
  • 3 Day / 2 Night Scuba Diving AU$835.00 (includes 8 Day Dives & 2 Night Dives for Certified Divers) + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$280.00 per person, per night

Sole Occupancy Rates – Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2022 to 31st of March 2023
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights Scuba Diving AU$1525.00 (includes 8 Day Dives & 2 Night Dives) + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$510.00 per night

Please Note: For the Period from the 23rd of December 2022 through to and including the 31st of December 2022 - The Operator of Reef Encounter will impose an AU$100.00 per person - per trip Peak Period Surcharge on Reef Encounter. Please contact Reservations if you require more detail or assistance with liveaboard pricing.

Important Booking Notes:
On making a reservation please use Comments Box in Booking Form to indicate whether you wish to travel as Snorkellers, Certified Divers, No School Scuba Introductory Divers or Open Water Dive Course Participant as well as your preferred Cabin Type / Configuration e.g. Stateroom - Double Cabin / Twin Cabin/ Sole Use with Private Ensuite or Multi Share Cabin with Twin, Double or Triple Share Beds with Private Ensuite.

As well as desired trip length / duration e.g. 3 Day / 2 Night excursion / or if any additional nights onboard are required and any other important information you can think to offer to help ensure that you are well catered for (e.g. Special Dietary requirements).
Rates - No School Scuba - Introductory Scuba Dive Adventure - Just Fun DivingTwin or Double Stateroom Rates – Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2022 to 31st of March 2023
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights AU$1070.00 (includes 8 Dives- No testing, No license) + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$380.00 per person, per night

Sole Occupancy Rates – Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2022 to 31st of March 2023
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights AU$1760.00 (includes 8 Dives- No testing, No license) + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$610.00 per night

Please Note: For the Period from the 23rd of December 2022 through to and including the 31st of December 2022 - The Operator of Reef Encounter will impose an AU$100.00 per person - per trip Peak Period Surcharge on Reef Encounter. Please contact Reservations if you require more detail or assistance with liveaboard pricing.

Important Booking Notes:
On making a reservation please use Comments Box in Booking Form to indicate whether you wish to travel as Snorkellers, Certified Divers, No School Scuba Introductory Divers or Open Water Dive Course Participant as well as your preferred Cabin Type / Configuration e.g. Stateroom - Double Cabin / Twin Cabin/ Sole Use with Private Ensuite or Multi Share Cabin with Twin, Double or Triple Share Beds with Private Ensuite.

As well as desired trip length / duration e.g. 3 Day / 2 Night excursion / or if any additional nights onboard are required and any other important information you can think to offer to help ensure that you are well catered for (e.g. Special Dietary requirements).
Rates - SSI Personalised 3 Day /2 Night Liveaboard Open Water Scuba Dive CourseTwin or Double Stateroom Rates - Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2022 to 31st of March 2023
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights (includes 8 dives) AU$1046.00 + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$280.00 per person, per night

Sole Occupancy Rates – Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2022 to 31st of March 2023
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights (includes 8 dives) AU$1736.00 + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$510.00 per night

Please Note: For the Period from the 23rd of December 2022 through to and including the 31st of December 2022 the Operator of Reef Encounter will impose an AU$100.00 per person - per trip Peak Period Surcharge on Reef Encounter. Please contact Reservations if you require more detail or assistance with liveaboard pricing.

Important Booking Notes:
On making a reservation please use Comments Box in Booking Form to indicate whether you wish to travel as Snorkellers, Certified Divers, No School Scuba Introductory Divers or Open Water Dive Course Participant as well as your preferred Cabin Type / Configuration e.g. Stateroom - Double Cabin / Twin Cabin/ Sole Use with Private Ensuite or Multi Share Cabin with Twin, Double or Triple Share Beds with Private Ensuite.

As well as desired trip length / duration e.g. 3 Day / 2 Night excursion / or if any additional nights onboard are required and any other important information you can think to offer to help ensure that you are well catered for (e.g. Special Dietary requirements).
Rates - Top Deck Club - Snorkel AdventuresTwin / Double Share Rates – Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2022 to 31st of March 2023
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights AU$1220.00 + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$415.00 per person, per night

Sole Occupancy Rates – Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2021 to 31st of March 2022
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights AU$1910.00 + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$830.00 per night

Please Note: For the Period from the 23rd of December 2022 through to and including the 31st of December 2022 - The Operator of Reef Encounter will impose an AU$100.00 per person - per trip Peak Period Surcharge on Reef Encounter. Please contact Reservations if you require more detail or assistance with liveaboard pricing.

Important Booking Notes:
On making a reservation please use Comments Box in Booking Form to indicate whether you wish to travel as Snorkellers, Certified Divers, No School Scuba Introductory Divers or Open Water Dive Course Participant as well as your preferred Cabin Type / Configuration e.g. Stateroom - Double Cabin / Twin Cabin/ Sole Use with Private Ensuite or Multi Share Cabin with Twin, Double or Triple Share Beds with Private Ensuite.

As well as desired trip length / duration e.g. 3 Day / 2 Night excursion / or if any additional nights onboard are required and any other important information you can think to offer to help ensure that you are well catered for (e.g. Special Dietary requirements).
Rates - Top Deck Club - Certified Diving ExpeditionsTwin or Double Stateroom Rates – Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2022 to 31st of March 2023
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights Scuba Diving AU$1380.00 (includes 8 Day Dives & 2 Night Dives for Certified Divers) + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$485.00 per person, per night

Sole Occupancy Rates – Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2022 to 31st of March 2023
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights Scuba Diving AU$2070.00 (includes 8 Day Dives & 2 Night Dives for Certified Divers) + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$715.00 per night

Please Note: For the Period from the 23rd of December 2022 through to and including the 31st of December 2022 - The Operator of Reef Encounter will impose an AU$100.00 per person - per trip Peak Period Surcharge on Reef Encounter. Please contact Reservations if you require more detail or assistance with liveaboard pricing.

Important Booking Notes:
On making a reservation please use Comments Box in Booking Form to indicate whether you wish to travel as Snorkellers, Certified Divers, No School Scuba Introductory Divers or Open Water Dive Course Participant as well as your preferred Cabin Type / Configuration e.g. Stateroom - Double Cabin / Twin Cabin/ Sole Use with Private Ensuite or Multi Share Cabin with Twin, Double or Triple Share Beds with Private Ensuite.

As well as desired trip length / duration e.g. 3 Day / 2 Night excursion / or if any additional nights onboard are required and any other important information you can think to offer to help ensure that you are well catered for (e.g. Special Dietary requirements).
Rates - Top Deck Club - No School Scuba - Introductory Scuba Dive AdventureTwin or Double Stateroom Rates -– Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2022 to 31st of March 2023
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights AU$1615.00 (includes 8 Dives- No testing, No license) + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$580.00 per person, per night

Sole Occupancy Rates – Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2022 to 31st of March 2023
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights AU$2305.00 (includes 8 Dives- No testing, No license) + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$810.00 per night

Please Note: For the Period from the 23rd of December 2022 through to and including the 31st of December 2022 - The Operator of Reef Encounter will impose an AU$100.00 per person - per trip Peak Period Surcharge on Reef Encounter. Please contact Reservations if you require more detail or assistance with liveaboard pricing.

Important Booking Notes:
On making a reservation please use Comments Box in Booking Form to indicate whether you wish to travel as Snorkellers, Certified Divers, No School Scuba Introductory Divers or Open Water Dive Course Participant as well as your preferred Cabin Type / Configuration e.g. Stateroom - Double Cabin / Twin Cabin/ Sole Use with Private Ensuite or Multi Share Cabin with Twin, Double or Triple Share Beds with Private Ensuite.

As well as desired trip length / duration e.g. 3 Day / 2 Night excursion / or if any additional nights onboard are required and any other important information you can think to offer to help ensure that you are well catered for (e.g. Special Dietary requirements).
Rates - Top Deck Club - SSI Personalised Open Water Scuba Dive Course - Includes up to 8 Dives ! Twin or Double Stateroom Rates – Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2022 to 31st of March 2023
  • 3 Days / 2Nights (includes 8 dives) AU$1674.00 + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$485.00 per person, per night

Sole Occupancy Rates – Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2022 to 31st of March 2023
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights (includes 8 dives) AU$2134.00 + AU45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$715.00 per night

Please Note: For the Period from the 23rd of December 2022 through to and including the 31st of December 2022 - The Operator of Reef Encounter will impose an AU$100.00 per person - per trip Peak Period Surcharge on Reef Encounter. Please contact Reservations if you require more detail or assistance with liveaboard pricing.

Important Booking Notes:
On making a reservation please use Comments Box in Booking Form to indicate whether you wish to travel as Snorkellers, Certified Divers, No School Scuba Introductory Divers or Open Water Dive Course Participant as well as your preferred Cabin Type / Configuration e.g. Stateroom - Double Cabin / Twin Cabin/ Sole Use with Private Ensuite or Multi Share Cabin with Twin, Double or Triple Share Beds with Private Ensuite.

As well as desired trip length / duration e.g. 3 Day / 2 Night excursion / or if any additional nights onboard are required and any other important information you can think to offer to help ensure that you are well catered for (e.g. Special Dietary requirements).
Optional Coach Transfers From Cairns City, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas AccommodationValid from 31st of March 2022 to 01st of April 2023
  • Cairns City Accommodation - AU$12.00 per person (return)
  • Cairns Outer Suburbs & Northern Beaches Accommodation - AU$25.00 per person (return)
  • Port Douglas Accommodation - AU$70.00 per person (return) - Minimum 2 Persons
Optional Helicopter Transfers From Cairns To Reef Encounter Return or One WayHelicopter transfers offer a great bird's eye perspective of the Great Barrier Reef. Why not consider a flight out to the vessel from Cairns or flight back from the vessel to Cairns? For those who wish to avoid boat travel altogether, there is even the option of foregoing travelling via catamaran and fly out and back both ways? No matter what your preference, we can assist in combining your liveaboard Outer Barrier Reef excursion with stunning, scenic helicopter transfers!

Please Note: Helicopter transfers require a minimum of 2 persons to operate

Valid from 31st of March 2022 to 01st of April 2023
  • One Way Helicopter transfer to or from Reef Encounter - AU$710.00 per person * helicopter rates subject to change without notice 
  • Return Helicopter transfer to and from Reef Encounter - AU$1420.00 per person *helicopter rates subject to change without notice 
Rates - Valid 01st of April 2023 to 31st of March 2024Rates - SnorkellersTwin or Double Stateroom Share Rates – Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2023 to 31st of March 2024
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights AU$715.00 + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$230.00 per person, per night

Sole Occupancy Rates – Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2022 to 31st of March 2024
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights AU$1430.00 + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$460.00 per night

Please Note: For the Period from the 06th of April 2023 through to and including the 11th of April 2023 and the Period from the 23rd of December 2023 through to and including the 31st of December 2023  - The Operator of Reef Encounter will impose an AU$100.00 per person - per trip Peak Period Surcharge on Reef Encounter. Please contact Reservations if you require more detail or assistance with liveaboard pricing.

Important Booking Notes:
On making a reservation please use Comments Box in Booking Form to indicate whether you wish to travel as Snorkellers, Certified Divers, No School Scuba Introductory Divers or Open Water Dive Course Participant as well as your preferred Cabin Type / Configuration e.g. Stateroom - Double Cabin / Twin Cabin/ Sole Use with Private Ensuite or Multi Share Cabin with Twin, Double or Triple Share Beds with Private Ensuite.

As well as desired trip length / duration e.g. 3 Day / 2 Night excursion / or if any additional nights onboard are required and any other important information you can think to offer to help ensure that you are well catered for (e.g. Special Dietary requirements).
Rates - Certified DiversTwin or Double Stateroom Rates – Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2023 to 31st of March 2024
  • 3 Day / 2 Night Scuba Diving AU$860.00 (includes 8 Day Dives & 2 Night Dives for Certified Divers) + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$280.00 per person, per night

Sole Occupancy Rates – Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2023 to 31st of March 2024
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights Scuba Diving AU$1575.00 (includes 8 Day Dives & 2 Night Dives) + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$510.00 per night

Please Note: Please Note: For the Period from the 06th of April 2023 through to and including the 11th of April 2023 and the Period from the 23rd of December 2023 through to and including the 31st of December 2023 - The Operator of Reef Encounter will impose an AU$100.00 per person - per trip Peak Period Surcharge on Reef Encounter. Please contact Reservations if you require more detail or assistance with liveaboard pricing.

Important Booking Notes:
On making a reservation please use Comments Box in Booking Form to indicate whether you wish to travel as Snorkellers, Certified Divers, No School Scuba Introductory Divers or Open Water Dive Course Participant as well as your preferred Cabin Type / Configuration e.g. Stateroom - Double Cabin / Twin Cabin/ Sole Use with Private Ensuite or Multi Share Cabin with Twin, Double or Triple Share Beds with Private Ensuite.

As well as desired trip length / duration e.g. 3 Day / 2 Night excursion / or if any additional nights onboard are required and any other important information you can think to offer to help ensure that you are well catered for (e.g. Special Dietary requirements).
Rates - No School Scuba - Introductory Scuba Dive Adventure - Just Fun DivingTwin or Double Stateroom Rates – Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2023 to 31st of March 2024
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights AU$1095.00 (includes 8 Dives- No testing, No license) + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$380.00 per person, per night

Sole Occupancy Rates – Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2023 to 31st of March 2024
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights AU$1810.00 (includes 8 Dives- No testing, No license) + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$610.00 per night

Please Note: For the Period from the 06th of April 2023 through to and including the 11th of April 2023 and the Period from the 23rd of December 2023 through to and including the 31st of December 2023 - The Operator of Reef Encounter will impose an AU$100.00 per person - per trip Peak Period Surcharge on Reef Encounter. Please contact Reservations if you require more detail or assistance with liveaboard pricing.

Important Booking Notes:
On making a reservation please use Comments Box in Booking Form to indicate whether you wish to travel as Snorkellers, Certified Divers, No School Scuba Introductory Divers or Open Water Dive Course Participant as well as your preferred Cabin Type / Configuration e.g. Stateroom - Double Cabin / Twin Cabin/ Sole Use with Private Ensuite or Multi Share Cabin with Twin, Double or Triple Share Beds with Private Ensuite.

As well as desired trip length / duration e.g. 3 Day / 2 Night excursion / or if any additional nights onboard are required and any other important information you can think to offer to help ensure that you are well catered for (e.g. Special Dietary requirements).
Rates - SSI Personalised 3 Day /2 Night Liveaboard Open Water Scuba Dive CourseTwin or Double Stateroom Rates - Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2023 to 31st of March 2024
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights (includes 8 dives) AU$1071.00 + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$280.00 per person, per night

Sole Occupancy Rates – Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2023 to 31st of March 2024
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights (includes 8 dives) AU$1786.00 + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$510.00 per night

Please Note: For the Period from the 06th of April 2023 through to and including the 11th of April 2023 and the Period from the 23rd of December 2023 through to and including the 31st of December 2023 - The Operator of Reef Encounter will impose an AU$100.00 per person - per trip Peak Period Surcharge on Reef Encounter. Please contact Reservations if you require more detail or assistance with liveaboard pricing.

Important Booking Notes:
On making a reservation please use Comments Box in Booking Form to indicate whether you wish to travel as Snorkellers, Certified Divers, No School Scuba Introductory Divers or Open Water Dive Course Participant as well as your preferred Cabin Type / Configuration e.g. Stateroom - Double Cabin / Twin Cabin/ Sole Use with Private Ensuite or Multi Share Cabin with Twin, Double or Triple Share Beds with Private Ensuite.

As well as desired trip length / duration e.g. 3 Day / 2 Night excursion / or if any additional nights onboard are required and any other important information you can think to offer to help ensure that you are well catered for (e.g. Special Dietary requirements).
Rates - Top Deck Club - Snorkel AdventuresTwin / Double Share Rates – Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2023 to 31st of March 2024
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights AU$1245.00 + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$415.00 per person, per night

Sole Occupancy Rates – Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2023 to 31st of March 2024
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights AU$1960.00 + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$830.00 per night

Please Note: For the Period from the 06th of April 2023 through to and including the 11th of April 2023 and the Period from the 23rd of December 2023 through to and including the 31st of December 2023 - The Operator of Reef Encounter will impose an AU$100.00 per person - per trip Peak Period Surcharge on Reef Encounter. Please contact Reservations if you require more detail or assistance with liveaboard pricing.

Important Booking Notes:
On making a reservation please use Comments Box in Booking Form to indicate whether you wish to travel as Snorkellers, Certified Divers, No School Scuba Introductory Divers or Open Water Dive Course Participant as well as your preferred Cabin Type / Configuration e.g. Stateroom - Double Cabin / Twin Cabin/ Sole Use with Private Ensuite or Multi Share Cabin with Twin, Double or Triple Share Beds with Private Ensuite.

As well as desired trip length / duration e.g. 3 Day / 2 Night excursion / or if any additional nights onboard are required and any other important information you can think to offer to help ensure that you are well catered for (e.g. Special Dietary requirements).
Rates - Top Deck Club - Certified Diving ExpeditionsTwin or Double Stateroom Rates – Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2023 to 31st of March 2024
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights Scuba Diving AU$1405.00 (includes 8 Day Dives & 2 Night Dives for Certified Divers) + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$485.00 per person, per night

Sole Occupancy Rates – Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2023 to 31st of March 2024
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights Scuba Diving AU$2120.00 (includes 8 Day Dives & 2 Night Dives for Certified Divers) + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$715.00 per night

Please Note: For the Period from the 06th of April 2023 through to and including the 11th of April 2023 and the Period from the 23rd of December 2023 through to and including the 31st of December 2023 - The Operator of Reef Encounter will impose an AU$100.00 per person - per trip Peak Period Surcharge on Reef Encounter. Please contact Reservations if you require more detail or assistance with liveaboard pricing.

Important Booking Notes:
On making a reservation please use Comments Box in Booking Form to indicate whether you wish to travel as Snorkellers, Certified Divers, No School Scuba Introductory Divers or Open Water Dive Course Participant as well as your preferred Cabin Type / Configuration e.g. Stateroom - Double Cabin / Twin Cabin/ Sole Use with Private Ensuite or Multi Share Cabin with Twin, Double or Triple Share Beds with Private Ensuite.

As well as desired trip length / duration e.g. 3 Day / 2 Night excursion / or if any additional nights onboard are required and any other important information you can think to offer to help ensure that you are well catered for (e.g. Special Dietary requirements).
Rates - Top Deck Club - No School Scuba - Introductory Scuba Dive AdventureTwin or Double Stateroom Rates -– Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2023 to 31st of March 2024
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights AU$1640.00 (includes 8 Dives- No testing, No license) + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$580.00 per person, per night

Sole Occupancy Rates – Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2023 to 31st of March 2024
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights AU$2355.00 (includes 8 Dives- No testing, No license) + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$810.00 per night

Please Note: For the Period from the 06th of April 2023 through to and including the 11th of April 2023 and the Period from the 23rd of December 2023 through to and including the 31st of December 2023 - The Operator of Reef Encounter will impose an AU$100.00 per person - per trip Peak Period Surcharge on Reef Encounter. Please contact Reservations if you require more detail or assistance with liveaboard pricing.

Important Booking Notes:
On making a reservation please use Comments Box in Booking Form to indicate whether you wish to travel as Snorkellers, Certified Divers, No School Scuba Introductory Divers or Open Water Dive Course Participant as well as your preferred Cabin Type / Configuration e.g. Stateroom - Double Cabin / Twin Cabin/ Sole Use with Private Ensuite or Multi Share Cabin with Twin, Double or Triple Share Beds with Private Ensuite.

As well as desired trip length / duration e.g. 3 Day / 2 Night excursion / or if any additional nights onboard are required and any other important information you can think to offer to help ensure that you are well catered for (e.g. Special Dietary requirements).
Rates - Top Deck Club - SSI Personalised Open Water Scuba Dive Course - Includes up to 8 Dives !Twin or Double Stateroom Rates – Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2023 to 31st of March 2024
  • 3 Days / 2Nights (includes 8 dives) AU$1699.00 + AU$45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$485.00 per person, per night

Sole Occupancy Rates – Per Person - Valid 01st of April 2023 to 31st of March 2024
  • 3 Days / 2 Nights (includes 8 dives) AU$2414.00 + AU45.00 per person Government Reef Tax & Fuel Levy amount
  • Additional Nights AU$715.00 per night

Please Note: For the Period from the 06th of April 2023 through to and including the 11th of April 2023 and the Period from the 23rd of December 2023 through to and including the 31st of December 2023 - The Operator of Reef Encounter will impose an AU$100.00 per person - per trip Peak Period Surcharge on Reef Encounter. Please contact Reservations if you require more detail or assistance with liveaboard pricing.

Important Booking Notes:
On making a reservation please use Comments Box in Booking Form to indicate whether you wish to travel as Snorkellers, Certified Divers, No School Scuba Introductory Divers or Open Water Dive Course Participant as well as your preferred Cabin Type / Configuration e.g. Stateroom - Double Cabin / Twin Cabin/ Sole Use with Private Ensuite or Multi Share Cabin with Twin, Double or Triple Share Beds with Private Ensuite.

As well as desired trip length / duration e.g. 3 Day / 2 Night excursion / or if any additional nights onboard are required and any other important information you can think to offer to help ensure that you are well catered for (e.g. Special Dietary requirements).
Optional Coach Transfers From Cairns City, Northern Beaches & Port Douglas AccommodationValid from 31st of March 2023 to 01st of April 2024
  • Cairns City Accommodation - AU$20.00 per person (return)
  • Cairns Outer Suburbs & Northern Beaches Accommodation - AU$35.00 per person (return)
  • Port Douglas Accommodation - AU$70.00 per person (return) - Minimum 2 Persons
Optional Helicopter Transfers From Cairns To Reef Encounter Return or One WayHelicopter transfers offer a great bird's eye perspective of the Great Barrier Reef. Why not consider a flight out to the vessel from Cairns or flight back from the vessel to Cairns? For those who wish to avoid boat travel altogether, there is even the option of foregoing travelling via catamaran and fly out and back both ways? No matter what your preference, we can assist in combining your liveaboard Outer Barrier Reef excursion with stunning, scenic helicopter transfers!

Valid from 31st of March 2023 to 01st of April 2024
  • One Way Helicopter transfer to or from Reef Encounter - AU$812.50 per person * helicopter rates subject to change without notice
  • Return Helicopter transfer to and from Reef Encounter - AU$1625.00 per person *helicopter rates subject to change without notice 

Please Note: Helicopter transfers require a minimum of 2 persons to operate
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