Scuba diving Course on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Ever wondered what it was like to explore the World’s oceans as a scuba diver?

If you have 3 or 4 days, it is possible to take a scuba diving course.

Our Liveaboard Facility

Reef Encounter provides an excellent base to complete your

scuba diving course.  Reef Encounter is a 35-metre catamaran that spends its life on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Onboard Reef Encounter we have 21 Staterooms that have private bathrooms and outstanding chefs that prepare delicious meals for our hungry guests.

We offer several different packages onboard snorkelling, scuba diving, introductory diving and of course our learn to dive course, which is ideal when you are travelling with your loved ones there are options to suit everyone.

How to get to Reef Encounter

All of our tours start in Cairns Australia

It is serviced daily by her sister vessel Reef Experience, which allows our guests the opportunity to start a scuba diving course on the day that suits them best and stay for as long as they like.

We also have our onboard helicopter pad for quests who want to add a spectacular scenic helicopter transfer to their booking.

Our company has been teaching scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef for over 30 years. We choose SSI as a world leader in scuba diving, internationally recognised, with a can-do attitude that allows us to teach you more than other courses and our experience is that they are the most user-friendly company in scuba diving.  Its SSI focus on high-quality instruction that does set them ahead of their competitors.

Reef Encounter is an SSI Diamond Facility; our professional scuba diving team are trained professionals. Be assured that our dive team are the best on the reef and will soon have you under the water breathing and exploring the World’s largest living thing, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

Learning to scuba dive is quite easy, and most people find it much more comfortable than snorkelling.

Once you book your scuba diving course you will receive information and log in to our digital training system so that you can start your scuba diving course online; next, you will make your way to Cairns and start a three or 4-day liveaboard tour and start your scuba diving course.

Scuba diving and having up-close encounters with magnificent marine life creates memories that no one can ever take away from you it is an experience that will truly enhance your life.

What is Included in our Scuba Diving Course

  • Delicious chef-prepared meals
  • Twin-share stateroom all have private bathrooms
  • a maximum of 4 students per scuba instructor.
  • 8-day dives where you will see brightly colour marine life and interacting with them as you all explore Australia’s Great Barrier Reef with one of our professional scuba diving instructors.

 Scuba Diving Course Requirements

This course is ideal for people who are aquatic, who are comfortable in the water and are good swimmers.

You will need to complete our can I go scuba diving questionnaire to see if you are medically fit scuba dive.

Cairns Liveaboard
Reef Encounter, Cairns Liveaboard