Scuba diving and Liveaboards and the Great Barrier Reef are a natural fit.

Imagine staying on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef!

Scuba diving liveaboard the Ultimate way to see Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Scuba Dive Expeditions

For those of you who are advanced certified scuba divers the coral sea and Ribbon Reefs offer outstanding scuba diving the water is crystal clear the visibility is amazing and the scuba diving is excellent we offer 3, 4 and 7 day dive expeditions with both Spirit of Freedom and Mike Ball both trips offer outstanding scuba diving for experienced divers

You can expect everything about your trip to be World Class you can find out a lot more once you click the tour button

Scuba Diving Liveaboard Trips

Cairns based Reef Encounter offers outstanding scuba diving trips to the Outer Barrier Reef.

Reef Encounter is an Scuba Schools International (SSI) Diamond Facility so you can be sure that this trip is World Class offering the very best scuba diving experience on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Reef Encounter caters for scuba divers from learn to scuba dive right through to advanced and stress and rescue scuba diving.

One of the great benefits of Reef Encounter is that they have packages that suit everyone ie if your partner is a scuba diver and you would rather lie on a deck chair and read a book both of you will be very well looked after on Reef Encounter


Reef Encounter’s trips depart Cairns daily via a spectacular scenic helicopter flight or a 60 -90 minute fast catamaran transfer departing daily at 8 am from Cairns.

Daily transfers suit everyone you can start your trip on the day that suits you and stay for as long as  you like

Scuba Diving packages available

Resort dive package

Learn to scuba Dive package

Referral Scuba Dive packages – you will need a Universal Referral form from your dive instructor where you started your dive course and yes we can complete in the crystal clear warm waters of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Certified dive package you can choose to dive with your buddy or take a guided dive package (cheaper if  you book online) you can also add and advanced adventurer course or our Stress and Rescue Course

See Reef Encounter’s itinerary

Reef Encounter has outstanding Outer Barrier Reef locations at Breaking Patches, Hastings Reef, Michaelmas ReefSaxon Reef and Norman Reef we generally move twice a day so that our guests get good variety and we also do boat drops. (weather permitting)

Stay On Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

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