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    Reef Encounter

    100 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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          “night dive” (134 reviews)
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          Reviewed 5 October 2016

          This was my husband and my first time on a liveaboard, and our second time diving as certified divers. We stayed two days and one night, which was perfect for us. We loved our scuba trips -- we did 6 trips during the stay --...More

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          Reviewed 4 October 2016

          We stayed on the Reef Encounter for one night for our honey moon. We opted for the Top deck package, I would highly recommend it. It was amazing , All the staff where so helpful & always available. Vanessa was our host & she was...More

          Thank Mika K
          Reviewed 1 October 2016

          I had only been diving once before and am not certified. The people were so helpful, nice, and patient. We saw sea turtles, sharks, beautiful fish, anemones and clown fish, and more. The food was delicious and accommodating of diets/allergies and rooms were comfortable. Great...More

          Thank shikar0
          Reviewed 30 September 2016

          We were completely surprised at everything, as we were just expecting to go snorkeling a few times over a couple of days, on a "typical boat". But what we found - Excellent food, fantastic staff, great atmosphere, spacious rooms, lounge and decks. No overcrowding at...More

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          Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

          I only qualified as a PADI open water diver at the end of August and this was to be my first 'proper' diving trip.....wow....what a way to start!! The staff on Reef Encounter were fabulous. All very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The food was first...More

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          • USD 438 - USD 809 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Non-Smoking Rooms
          • Number of rooms
          • 52
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          Chuck P
          Can you book Top Deck rooms via hotel booking websites or must you book directly with Reef Encounter? The hotel booking websites appear to charge PER ROOM/CABIN whereas Reef Encounter's website appears to charge PER PERSON. Is this really the case?
          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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          Christy G
          hi everyone, we are planing to go to Cairns from Sydney on May.30th ,and back to Sydney June.2nd by the night flight at 6pm, questions: 1. should we stay a hotel in Cairns the night of 30th, and get picked up to the boat in the morning of 1st if we book Reef encounter or we can go to reef encounter whenever during the day we arrive(30th)? can they pick up up from the pier whenever? 2. does the price include diving and diving instructions for non certificated divers? 3. if we can only do the reef Encounter for 2 full days which means get picked up in the morning of 31th and drop off afternoon of 1th, when is the time going back to the pier? could we make it if we have a flight at 6pm? Many thanks guys!
          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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          beachmama57
          Is it recommended to wear a full body dive skin? We are booked in mid April.
          18 March 2017|
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          Response from Kelli J | Reviewed this property |
          Yes - there were a bunch of jellyfish on the way up! Have fun.
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