Resort Diving on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Resort Diving or introductory diving. It’s a great way to experience the reef. Have you always dreamed of going Scuba Diving on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef? So then start right here! Join Reef Encounters ‘no experience necessary’ Introductory Scuba package. You will have the holiday adventure of a lifetime.
Our Cairns Budget Liveaboard Tour is in a multishare cabin on Reef Encounter. Offering fantastic ‘no experience necessary’ scuba diving holidays. For those guests who do not hold a current scuba diving certification, for instance.


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Resort Scuba Dive Trips

What is ‘Resort Diving’? Resort Diving is for those who do not hold a scuba diving license. Even without a license, you can participate in scuba diving activities during your holiday.

All resort diving is conducted in small groups. Most importantly, always under the supervision of a Scuba Instructor. Scuba diving is a fun and safe sport. It is accessible to people of all ages and abilities. The minimum age for trying a resort dive is 12 years. You may wish to attain a scuba diving license during your stay. Enrol for our Reef Encounter budget Learn to scuba dive course to become a certified scuba diver.

Our team of experienced professional Scuba Instructors will guide you on underwater tours. You will explore pristine coral lagoons to ensure you see the best of the Great Barrier Reef beneath the sea. All the time in safety and comfort.

Try scuba diving on Reef Encounter & experience the magic of the Great Barrier Reef

What’s included? If you book a Resort Dive Trip your holiday it will include many fun, daytime scuba dives. If you wish to try only one or two dives, then you can book a Snorkel Trip and add on individual scuba dives.

Food, accommodation, scuba equipment, and scuba dive guides are included in your trip. You will be well looked after onboard M.V. Reef Encounter. Cairns’ premier choice dive boat! Optional extras are wetsuits and night time Resort Diving. You can purchase any extras onboard.

Cairns premier liveaboard, Reef Encounter is equipped with a large, purpose-built, dive platform. Therefore, this will give you easy access into and out of the water. There are two onboard compressors to provide quick air refills.

*Some medical conditions or medications may prevent you from scuba diving. For example heart disease, asthma, epilepsy or diabetes.

You may be unsure of a particular medical condition or medication. Please check with the dive organisation before booking your dive.

You will be required to complete a medical questionnaire before participating in any scuba activities. Therefore, please read the ‘Important Information‘ page before booking your trip.

Night Resort Dive Tours

Feel like an adventure? Reef Encounter is one of the very few places in the world with the ability to take people without a scuba qualification on underwater guided tours at night! See the magic of the underwater world in the dark. Your Scuba Instructor will introduce you to the reefs evening inhabitants.


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