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    Reef Encounter

    100 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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    “night dive” (140 reviews)
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    1 - 5 of 846 reviews

    Reviewed yesterday

    Three days after coming back from Reef Encounter, I'm still pinching myself. Was it real, or was it a dream? Such an amazing experience, words are not enough to describe it. I booked the Top Deck Club as the photos and description on the Reef...More

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    Property's Favourite Review
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    My husband and I recently stayed two nights on Reef Encounter, which was our first live-aboard experience. From what I understand after talking to the other guests we have possibly been ruined forever! From the moment we got on the transfer boat (Reef Experience -...More

    1  Thank Kathleen K
    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    We stayed on the reef encounter for 6 amazing nights. I can say with all confidence it was the best money we spent for a holiday. We started scuba diving early this year and wanted to take it further. Well the reef encounter enabled us...More

    Thank Dominique A
    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Twin room with ensuite was very comfortable, very attentive young and happy crew and a chef who really knows how to cook made this a memorable experience. Small enough to meet most people and large enough to have some space, just right really.

    1  Thank steveandchris2016
    Reviewed 6 days ago

    My girlfriend and I stayed aboard for one night, and wished we had stayed longer! Neither of us had really scuba dived before, and we both had a great time learning to dive on the reef, with a very patient, knowledgeable, and friendly crew. The...More

    Thank Ilya S
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    Brenda E
    6 August 2017|
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    Response from 977lori | Reviewed this property |
    I am the wife of M Lawrence Kaplan and both of us did the 2 day trip. My husband did the dive and loved it, I snorkeled and had a great time. I too get seasick but I use the patches which last 3 days and did not have any... More
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    Chuck P
    3 June 2017|
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    Response from 26Cath | Reviewed this property |
    We booked top deck direct through the reef encounter website - for two people though, all inclusive. They had prices for single travelers as well. I would definitely compare prices
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    9 May 2017|
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    Response from LisaLouWigan | Reviewed this property |
    I did this excursion in March and my biggest regret is only booking one night. If you can go for two nights do it. It was the absolute highlight of our holiday! They pick up from 7-7.30 from the Marlin Jetty, you have to be... More
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