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    Reef Encounter

    100 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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          Reviewed 2 days ago

          My family of four did the 3 day/2 night package for the Reef Encounter and had an amazing experience. They did scuba diving and I did snorkeling. The guides for their dives were wonderful and the dives spectacular. As we came from the United States,...More

          Thank benezet
          Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

          We booked a 3 night 4 day on Reef encounter. From the start to end of our trip we felt well taken care of and even catered to. The trip over on Reef experience to Reef encounter was in a private deck area. We had...More

          1  Thank jenalyce
          Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

          Overnight boat for diving.Reef Encounter the best diving holiday I've had.Beautiful vessel,great crew.friendly and fun.Very confident diving crew(was my first time!)they relaxed me.what trip for 3 days.Great food and snacks,only extras was my nitetime drinks.Thanks guys I'll be back

          2  Thank Grant B
          Reviewed 1 week ago

          Everything is very well managed and timely organised, the staff is really friendly and helpful and the Great Barrier Reef is obviously adding to the amazing experience. Just one tip: take your Open Water or Advanced diving certificate over at least 3 days, 2 days...More

          Thank Shivvia
          Reviewed 1 week ago

          We arrived and were immediately greeted by our host and crew. Everyone was super friendly and very helpful. I am not a strong swimmer and have a little bit of a fear of the open water. My husband loves to dive. The crew was crazy...More

          Thank Ginger D
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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?
          2 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
          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
          Is it recommended to wear a full body dive skin? We are booked in mid April.
          17 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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