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    Reef Encounter

    100 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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          “night dive” (130 reviews)
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          Reviewed 2 days ago

          Joining 'Reef Encounter' we were immediately taken with the genuine warmth and family-like atmosphere of the boat. The crew are young and enthusiastic and keen to help in any way they can. There isn't an option to adjust the cabin temperature and the cabins are...More

          Thank carlcoker
          Reviewed 4 days ago

          I always adjust my expectation when going on a liveaboard with primarily divers. That turned out to be unnecessary in GBR. The reefs always have shallow and deep areas, and the crews give a briefing at each dive/snorkeling site so we know where to go....More

          Thank oceanflower
          Reviewed 5 days ago

          Great diving, great food and staff! The room that we stayed in was very cold so if you feel the temperature make sure you pack warm clothes. Was nice to defrost in the hot tub after each of our dives!

          Thank Eleanor N
          Reviewed 6 days ago

          We spent 2 days/1 night aboard the Reef Encounter and would recommend it highly. Doing the liveaboard is the only way to ensure you get plenty of dive/snorkel time. We went to three different reef areas during our excursion and could go in three times...More

          Thank Deb C
          Reviewed 6 days ago

          To sum up our reef encounter experience it was absolutely EXCELLENT! We spent 2 day/1 night aboard the very comfortable ship. Highly recommend staying aboard overnight as opposed to the day trips they offer in order to maximize your time at the reef. They have...More

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          • US$432 - US$669 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Number of rooms
          • 52
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          • Also Known As
          • Reef Encounter Hotel Great Barrier Reef
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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 Patti W | Reviewed this property |
          Contact Reef Encounter. They can answer these questions about their service rather than asking strangers. Dan is correct, the day boat leaves at a set time for the reef & transfers people to the liveaboard. If that isn't... More
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          beachmama57
          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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          Sally A
          Do you need to store you luggage before the Reef Encounter adventure, what can you bring on board?
          27 February 2017|
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          Response from Sonjatenut | Reviewed this property |
          They stored our larger suitcases in their offices. However, we found out we would have been able to bring all of our luggage and there would have been space in the room.
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          "The double rooms (which cost a little more) have a great view but you don't spend much time in the room..."
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