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Reef Encounter Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard
Great Barrier Reef Overnight Dive & Snorkel Trips
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The Reef Encounter is a 35 metre deluxe catamaran that offers unmatched stability and comfort at sea. Moored permanantly on the Great Barrier Reef passengers are able to depart Cairns daily on the companies one day reef trip boat which will take you out to the Reef Encounter.

Reef Encounter offers Great Barrier Reef scuba diving or snorkeling trips as well as dive courses on the actual Great Barrier Reef. You will experience one of the seven natural wonders of the world in comfort and with plenty of room to move around the boat. There is a huge sunbaking area as well as an onboard spa for you to soak away any stress while on your Great Barrier Reef experience.

This Great Barrier Reef liveaboard offers two levels of accommodation in private twin or double staterooms. For those wanting a deluxe cruise with 5 star treatment the Top Deck Club offers plush well fitted staterooms with a private valet service and catered meals.

The mid deck staterooms are for those not wanting to spend as much money and still offer all activities on the boat with meals being in the dining room buffet style.

There are also multi share cabins for the budget concious located below decks.

The Reef Encounter will take you to some of the best dive and snorkel locations available on the reefs off Cairns with multiple mooring locations on each reef. Norman Reef, Saxon Reef, Hastings Reef and the Breaking Patches can be visited with the Reef Encounter moving twice daily to offer you a variety of dive and snorkel locations.

Trip duration can be from 2 day 1 night up to 5 days or more the choice is yours.

An optional heli transfer is available for 2 or more people with the Reef Encounter being the only overnight vessel working out of Cairns to be able to land a helicopter directly on the boats helipad. The helipad doubles as a fabulous romantic dining location for Top Deck Club passengers to dine while watching the sunset.

Professional dive instructors conduct all diving with good passenger to dive instructor numbers. Introductory divers are briefed and all diving and dive courses are conducted to Queensland standards which are among the most strict in the world.

A glass bottom boat is available for those wanting to view the coral gardens from a dry location.

The below rates include air conditioned cabin, daily cabin service, fresh water showers, glass bottom boat, liveaboard reef tour, large sundeck with lounges, licensed bar (no BYO please), chef prepared gourmet meals while onboard, snorkel equipment, snorkelling and tea/coffee service. No School Scuba and Certified dive rates include dives and equipment.

Helicopter Transfers per person
One way minimum two people =$420.00 per person
Return to and from Reef Encounter = $840.00 per person

Extra Cost of $15.00 per person per day consisting of government fees and fuel levy applies to all options.

Mid Deck Stateroom Rates Per Person
2 Day 1 Night Snorkeler rate = $420.00 - Sole Occupancy = $840.00
3 Day 2 Night Snorkeler rate = $630.00 - Sole Occupancy = $1260.00
4 Day 3 Night Snorkeler rate = $840.00 - Sole Occupancy = $1680.00

2 Day 1 Night Certified Divers rate = $515.00 - Sole Occupancy = $935.00
Includes 5 Day Dives & 1 Night Dive
3 Day 2 Night Certified Divers rate = $775.00 - Sole Occupancy = $1405.00
8 Day Dives & 2 Night Dives
4 Day 3 Night Certified Divers rate = $1035.00 - Sole Occupancy = $1875
11 Day Dives & 2 Night Dives

2 Day 1 Night Guided No School Scuba rate = $650.00 - Sole Occupancy = $1070.00
Includes 5 Day Dives and 1 Night Dive
3 Day 2 Night Guided No School Scuba rate = $1010.00 - Sole Occupancy = $1640.00
Includes 8 Day Dives and  2 Night Dives
4 Day 3 Night Guided No School Scuba rate = $1370.00 - Sole Occupancy = $2210.00
Includes 11 Day Dives and 3 Night Dives

3 Day Learn to Dive Scuba Diving Course per person = $986.00 includes reef tax
Price based on two people sharing a mid deck stateroom
4 Day Learn to Dive Scuba Diving Course per person = $1246.00 includes reef tax
Price based on two people sharing a mid deck stateroom

Top Deck Club Stateroom Rates Per Person
2 Day 1 Night Snorkeler rate = $ 765.00- Sole Occupancy = $1185.00
3 Day 2 Night Snorkeler rate = $1150.00 - Sole Occupancy = $1780.00
4 Day 3 Night Snorkeler rate = $1535.00 - Sole Occupancy = $2375.00
Add on extra nights at per person $385.00 - Sole Occupancy = $595.00

2 Day 1 Night No School Scuba rate = $995.00  - Sole Occupancy = $1415.00
Includes 5 Day Dives
3 Day 2 Night No School Scuba rate = $1555.00  - Sole Occupancy = $2185.00
Includes 8 Day Dives
4 Day 3 Night No School Scuba rate = $2115.00  - Sole Occupancy = $2955.00
Includes 11 Day Dives
Add on extra nights at per person $560.00 - Sole Occupancy = $770.00 (add 3 resort dives)

2 Day 1 Night Certified Diver rate = $855.00  - Sole Occupancy = $1275.00
Includes 5 Day Dives and 1 Night Dive
3 Day 2 Night Certified Diver rate = $1320.00  - Sole Occupancy = $1950.00
Includes 8 Day Dives and 2 Night Dives
4 Day 3 Night Certified Diver rate = $1785.00  - Sole Occupancy = $2625.00
Includes 11 Day Dives and 3 Night Dives

Top Deck Club Learn to Scuba Dive 4 Day Liveaboard Course
Per person =$2029.00 (2 people includes top deck club stateroom) includes reef tax
Sole Occupancy = $2869.00 includes reef tax
All Rates valid until 31st March 2018
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