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3-Day Learn to dive Cairns Trip Review! Amazing reef trip, great crew!

Trip Review By: Daniel Bierbaum

Staff Service - 5 out of 5
Reef Quality - 5 out of 5
Value For Money - 5 out of 5
Overall Rating - 5 out of 5

I came to Cairns to get myself a Open Water Divers license. After checking with Clint on the possibilities, I’ve decided to go to Reef Encounter, because you can complete the theory at home on your mobile phone and then do the practice out in the worlds biggest swimming pool – right in the great barrier reef!
I’ve booked a 3 day/2 night learn-to-dive liveaboard tour, and it was just amazing. We started with the easy to learn basics and after 3 days I had my SSI Open Water Diver! We‘ve been around on many different sites, so every few hours you got something new to see.
Inbetween we had freshly prepared food, which was amazing to restore your power!
The crew on “Reefy” was amazing. Thank you all, you made the trip unforgettable. In fact the trip was so great, that I’ve scrapped my original travel plans and came back for another 2 days!
I can recommend everyone to check out this tour and do your licence here, but keep in mind, that the whole course is done in 3 days, so there won’t be much time to relax. You might just add a few nights right after your OWD to enjoy the beauties of the great barrier reef!

Book this tour with us, spend over $550, and receive our 1 x FREE digital underwater camera hire service. Find Out More | Also if you have any further questions about this tour email us: | Phone: +61 7 4041 1638

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Reef Encounter: 3-Day Open Water Learn to Dive Course

The Reef Encounter: 3-Day Open Water Learn to Dive Course is amazing, Why? Forget the swimming pool and classroom training! All confined water dives are completed in the shallow coral gardens of the Great Barrier Reef!

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Cairns Underwater Camera Hire Service

Spend over $550.00 AUD on your Great Barrier Reef tour with us and receive the latest Digital Underwater Camera Hire. Take amazing High-Resolution images and 1080 HD Video. Only when you book online thru our website. 

Not available for any tours to the Islands as fine white sand damages the seals on the cameras and makes them leak!

You need to come into our shop located on the Cairns Esplanade the day before departure to pick up the camera before 5:30 pm. You also need to supply your own SD Camera Card and drop the camera off back at our shop before 5:30pm.


Please Remember there is no other way to collect our cameras! All passengers must come into our shop the day before departure day before 5:30 pm.