MV Reef Encounter

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MV Reef Encounter

Boat Specifications & Facilities

35m Length, 13m Beam Heli Pad 9 Double Cabins
18 Twin Cabins Full En-Suite Jacuzzi / Hot Tub
Bar (Tap Beer) Lounge / Dining Area Fully Air Conditioned
Nitrox Available Dive Guides Available Daily Departure

Reef Encounter Sea View CabinReef Encounter is basically a high quality hotel stationed out on the reef. She is the only vessel open to the public operated out of Cairns to sport a Helicopter Pad and Jacuzzi. Privately arranged helicopter transfers for those who don't wish to spend their time on the high speed transfer boat can be arranged. This quality operation also operates a Glass Bottom Boat that provides guests with complimentary tours of the reef during their stay.

The size of the vessel and spacious sea view cabins as well as the spacious communal areas make it a great choice for families or those going with non divers. Other activities (such as the Glass Bottom Boat Tours) further the experience considerably for those who don't wish to dive. If you want that bit of extra luxury and space then Reef Encounter won't dissapoint you.

Top Deck Club

For those who want to be pampered to the max the Top Deck Club offers a more personal, tailored, exclusive level of service. In summary it is akin to flying First Class: A Champagne Welcome, Private Under The Stars Dining, Continental or Cooked Breakfast served in your Suite and your own personal Dive Guide and Valet for the duration of your stay. Each evening you receive complimentary cocktails and a deluxe 3 course evening meal. Your cabin is serviced twice daily and towels and toiletries replenished. Of course you have the choice of the best cabins on-board, use of your cabin until the moment of departure (no early checkout) and a private area in the transfer vessel. This is truly the most relaxing luxurious way to see the reef. If you have the budget then the Top Deck Club Experience comes highly recommended. . .

Reef Encounter Trips

Reef Encounter: 1 Night Outer Reef
From AU$465
6 Dives, Full Diving Equipment, Cairns City Transfers, All Taxes.

Day One - 3 Dives 7.30am Breakfast & Transfer to Reef Encounter from Cairns Marlin Marina.
9.30am Welcome & Safety Talk then settle in to your cabin and relax.
10.30am Time to snorkel for all guests if you wish before lunch.
12.00 Lunch in the dining saloon.
13.00 Water activity briefings.
13.30 Dive 1 / Snorkel.
15:30 Dive 2 / Snorkel. (Glass bottom boat tour available).
18:00 Dinner is served.
19:00 Night Dive Briefing.
19:30 Night Dive.
20:00 Desert is served in the dining saloon.

Day Two - 3 Dives 6.00am Wake-up call for the early morning dive and snorkel session.
6:30am Dive 1 / Snorkel. (Glass bottom boat tour available).
7:30am Breakfast is served in the dining saloon.
8:30am Dive 2 / Snorkel.
10:30am Dive 3 / Snorkel.
12:00 Lunch is served in the dining saloon.
13:30 Snorkel if you wish prior to departure.
14:45 Transfer to Cairns. Complimentary wine, cheese and biscuits served.
16:30 Approximate arrival time to the Cairns Marlin Marina.

Reef Encounter: 2 Night Outer Reef
From AU$765
10 Dives, Full Diving Equipment, Cairns City Transfers, All Taxes.

Day One - 3 Dives 7.30am Breakfast & Transfer to Reef Encounter from Cairns Marlin Marina.
9.30am Welcome & Safety Talk then settle in to your cabin and relax.
10.30am Time to snorkel for all guests if you wish before lunch.
12.00 Lunch in the dining saloon.
13.00 Water activity briefings
13.30 Dive 1 / Snorkel.
15:30 Dive 2 / Snorkel. (Glass bottom boat tour available).
18:00 Dinner is served.
19:00 Night Dive Briefing.
19:30 Night Dive.
20:00 Desert is served in the dining saloon.

Day Two - 4 Dives 6.00am Wake-up call for the early morning dive and snorkel session.
6:30am Dive Session / Snorkel. (Glass bottom boat tour available).
7:30am Breakfast is served in the dining saloon.
8:30am Dive Session / Snorkel.
10:30am Dive Session / Snorkel.
12:00 Lunch is served in the dining saloon.
13.30 Dive Session / Snorkel.
15:30 Dive Session / Snorkel. (Glass bottom boat tour available).
18:00 Dinner is served.
19:00 Night Dive Briefing.
19:30 Night Dive.
20:00 Desert is served in the dining saloon.

Day Three - 3 Dives 6.00am Wake-up call for the early morning dive and snorkel session.
6:30am Dive 1 / Snorkel. (Glass bottom boat tour available).
7:30am Breakfast is served in the dining saloon.
8:30am Dive 2 / Snorkel.
10:30am Dive 3 / Snorkel.
12:00 Lunch is served in the dining saloon.
13:30 Snorkel if you wish prior to departure.
14:45 Transfer back to Cairns. Complimentary wine, cheese and biscuits served before the return journey.
16:30 Approximate arrival time to the Cairns Marlin Marina.

Reef Encounter: 3 Night Outer Reef
From AU$1015
14 Dives, Full Diving Equipment, Cairns City Transfers, All Taxes.

Day One - 3 Dives 7.30am Breakfast & Transfer to Reef Encounter from Cairns Marlin Marina.
9.30am Welcome & Safety Talk then settle in to your cabin and relax.
10.30am Time to snorkel for all guests if you wish before lunch.
12.00 Lunch in the dining saloon.
13.00 Water activity briefings
13.30 Dive 1 / Snorkel.
15:30 Dive 2 / Snorkel. (Glass bottom boat tour available).
18:00 Dinner is served.
19:00 Night Dive Briefing.
19:30 Night Dive.
20:00 Desert is served in the dining saloon.

Day Two - 4 Dives 6.00am Wake-up call for the early morning dive and snorkel session.
6:30am Dive Session / Snorkel. (Glass bottom boat tour available).
7:30am Breakfast is served in the dining saloon.
8:30am Dive Session / Snorkel.
10:30am Dive Session / Snorkel.
12:00 Lunch is served in the dining saloon.
13.30 Dive Session / Snorkel.
15:30 Dive Session / Snorkel. (Glass bottom boat tour available).
18:00 Dinner is served.
19:00 Night Dive Briefing.
19:30 Night Dive.
20:00 Desert is served in the dining saloon.

Day Three - 4 Dives 6.00am Wake-up call for the early morning dive and snorkel session.
6:30am Dive Session / Snorkel. (Glass bottom boat tour available).
7:30am Breakfast is served in the dining saloon.
8:30am Dive Session / Snorkel.
10:30am Dive Session / Snorkel.
12:00 Lunch is served in the dining saloon.
13.30 Dive Session / Snorkel.
15:30 Dive Session / Snorkel. (Glass bottom boat tour available).
18:00 Dinner is served.
19:00 Night Dive Briefing.
19:30 Night Dive.
20:00 Desert is served in the dining saloon.

Day Four - 3 Dives 6.00am Wake-up call for the early morning dive and snorkel session.
6:30am Dive 1 / Snorkel. (Glass bottom boat tour available).
7:30am Breakfast is served in the dining saloon.
8:30am Dive 2 / Snorkel.
10:30am Dive 3 / Snorkel.
12:00 Lunch is served in the dining saloon.
13:30 Snorkel if you wish prior to departure.
14:45 Transfer back to Cairns. Complimentary wine, cheese and biscuits served before the return journey.
16:30 Approximate arrival time to the Cairns Marlin Marina.

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