Reef Encounter Liveaboards

2 or 3 Day Liveaboard Dive Trip

Reef Encounter is a fully air conditioned 35 meter catamaran hotel, designed for the upmost stability and comfort at sea and can carry up to 42 passengers onboard. The liveaboard vessel boasts spacious cabin suites, a large dining saloon, TV and lounge area and a huge sundeck. The vessel has its very own outdoor hot tub and fully licensed bar onboard, providing all the luxury of a boutique hotel while visiting the most captivatingly beautiful areas of this natural wonder – The Great Barrier Reef.

Reef Encounter’s 2 day 1 Night dive and snorkel tour includes a total of 6 dives (5 day & 1 night) at beautiful Outer Great Barrier Reef locations, unlimited snorkelling, 1 night accommodation on board, full gear hire (excluding wetsuit), glass bottom boat tour and chef prepared meals onboard. The cabins onboard include double (1 x double bed) or twin (2 x single beds). 

All cabins have their own private ensuite bathrooms. Their liveaboard vessel is permanently moored on the outer reef. Transfers to and from Reef Encounter are provided by its sister vessel, M.V. Reef Experience, a high-speed air-conditioned catamaran departing daily from Cairns Marlin Jetty Marina.



  • 6 Dives for a certified diver (weather permitting)
  • 1 nights twin/double accommodation on board vessel
  • All chef prepared meals whilst on board
  • Bed linen
  • Dive equipment (excludes wetsuit)
  • Glass bottom boat tour


  • Return accommodation transfers are an additional AU$12 per person from Cairns City and AU$22 per person from Outer city and Northern Beaches.
  • Wetsuit hire ($5 per day)
  • Introductory dive package for snorkellers. The cost is AUD$230 additional to the snorkeller rate. The package includes 5 introductory dives, all gear hire (excluding wetsuit)


  • Daily from Cairns



All taxes are included in the total price.
EMC: A Government Environmental Management Charge (EMC) of $8 per person per day applies to all adults and children 4 years and over entering the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage area. This fee is included in the fare price.
Surcharge: Due to potential significant volatility in supply and operational costs, a surcharge may be applied due to unforeseen circumstances. In such cases any charge will be collected on departure.
This additional fee includes Port Departure Tax and administration costs.

Rates are per person and in Australian Dollars

Credit card surcharge may apply

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