Dive the Reef and Rainforest Getaway

Welcome to Cairns the Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

Discover the only place in the World where you will see  2 World Heritage Sites sitting side by side on our 4 day trip** of a lifetime.

3 Days (2 nights) Resort Dive adventure onboard Cairns premier Liveaboard “Reef Encounter” and 1 Day on a luxury tour through the world heritage Rainforest of tropical North Queensland the “Daintree”.

Days 1 – 3 – Resort Diving Adventure

It’s time to get excited and experience scuba diving on our Great Barrier Reef

Our 4 day Cairns Liveaboard Resort Dive Adventure includes 8 daytime scuba dives at beautiful Outer Great Barrier Reef locations, and will give you an experience like never before. No experience or scuba diving licence necessary!

What is ‘Resort Diving’? Resort Diving is for those who do not hold a scuba diving licence but who wish to participate in scuba diving activities during your holiday to The Great Barrier Reef.

All resort diving is conducted in small groups under the supervision of a Scuba Instructor. Scuba diving is a fun and safe sport that is accessible to people of all ages and abilities.

Our experienced and professional Scuba Diving Instructors will guide you through pristine coral lagoons and ensure you see the best of the Great Barrier Reef beneath the waves, in safety and comfort.

* Anyone aged 12 years and over and who passes the Dive Medical Questionnaire can try a Resort Dive.

Great Barrier Reef Inclusions

  • Double/Twin State Room
  • 8 Day time Scuba Dives – Fully Guided
  • On board Chef preparing all meals whilst on board
  • Coffee, Tea, water and fresh fruit
  • Snorkeling and Diving equipment
  • Guided Snorkel Tours
  • Glass Bottom Boat Tours
  • Reef Video presentation Marine Biologist presentation on Reef Experience
  • Bath towels and Beach Towels
  • All Government Reef Tax and Levies

Resort Diving and Medical Conditions

What is a Resort/Introductory Dive? Resort diving requires no previous scuba experience. For resort dive passengers you will be going down in small groups with a Scuba Instructor.Resort dives give beginners an unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experience without having to complete a full scuba diving course.

Can anyone try a resort dive? If you are able to swim and are in good physical health you can probably dive (See Medical Conditions). The Minimum age for resort diving is 12 years.

Queensland Dive Laws are the strictest in the World – with the safest dive record in the world.

Please be aware that Some Medical Conditions or Medications that are being taken could prevent you from participating in scuba activities.

To prevent disappointment on-the day, If you wish to partake in our Introductory/Resort Scuba dive, it is the passengers responsibility to ensure they are medically fit to dive.

Medical Conditions

If you have EVER suffered from any of the following conditions, you will require a dive medical to Australian standard AS. 4005.1. Before being allowed to Scuba Dive.

  • Asthma / Wheezing
  • Used an inhaler for sport enhancement and/or medical conditions
  • Brain, spinal cord or nervous disorder
  • Chronic bronchitis or persistent chest complaint
  • Chronic sinus condition
  • Collapsed Lung (pneumothorax)
  • Diabetes
  • Chest Surgery
  • Heart Disease of any kind
  • Crones Disease

If you are CURRENTLY suffering from or have recently had any of the following conditions or procedures, you will require a dive medical to Australian standard AS. 4005.1. Before being allowed to Scuba Dive.

  • Breathlessness
  • Chronic ear discharge or infection
  • High blood pressure
  • Ear Surgery
  • Epilepsy
  • Fainting Seizures or blackouts
  • Recurrent ear problems when flying
  • Tuberculosis or any other long term disease
  • Any illness or operation within the last month
  • Perforated eardrum

Being pregnant will prohibit you from Scuba Diving

Please be aware that the above does not cover every medical condition there maybe other medical conditions that I not listed.

If you are taking any Medications for anything we can check if these are safe for diving with the local Dive doctor. This is necessary as some medications can become dangerous underwater.  These checks are done on the day of travel and can be difficult for the dive doctor to approve without a consultation  with you.

We can only give them information submitted to us on your medical form so please understand that the dive Doctor may require a full dive medical to clear you for diving.

It is not our company’s decision regarding these laws –  we are regulated by the  Queensland Government.

Please contact our office, if you do require any further information regarding possible medical conditions.

If you have existing medical conditions, operations, taking medication have used an inhaler for any reason then you will need permission from the Dive Doctor to Scuba Dive.  If you have any doubts or queries regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Reef Encounter Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Modern Ocean-View rooms
  • Private Bathrooms
  • Large Dining Area, Bar and Lounge
  • On board heated spa
  • On board water desalination Plant
  • Hydraulic dive/Snorkel Platform
  • Helipad
  • Large Sundeck 

Optional Extras

  • Bus Transfer to and from Your City Accommodation $12.00 – From outside Cairns city and Northern Beaches $22.00 – From Port Douglas $35.00 one way.
  • Introductory Night Dive $80.00
  • Underwater Cameras $49.00 per day
  • Wetsuit Hire $5.00 per day
  • Soft drinks, snacks etc
  • Alcohol available on board – NO BYO 

Itinerary

Day One

7:30 am Breakfast onboard Reef Experience, Marlin Jetty, Cairns
8:00 am Depart Marlin Jetty
Marine Biologist Presentation
Resort Scuba Dive Snorkel briefing
09:30 am Arrive Outer Great Barrier Reef  ~ Transfer to Reef Encounter
12:00 pm Lunch
Resort Scuba Dive,  Snorkel Sun bake and relaxation time
3:00 pm Cruise to our next spectacular outer Great Barrier Reef location
Resort Scuba Dive, Snorkel, Sun bake, and relaxation time
Glass bottom boat tour
6:00 pm Dinner & Dessert
7:30pm Night introductory scuba dive (optional extra)
 relaxation time, stargazing, boardgames or a movie

Day Two

6:30 am Resort Dive
7:30 am Breakfast
8:30 am Resort Scuba Dive, snorkel or lounge on a deck chair
10:30 am Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
12:00 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Resort Scuba Dive, snorkel or lounge on a deck chair
2:00 pm Cruise to our next spectacular reef location
3:30 pm Resort Scuba Dive, snorkel or lounge on a deck chair
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Night Resort Scuba Dive (Optional Extra)
Relaxation time, star watching, boardgames, movies

Day Three

6:30 pm Resort Scuba Dive or snorkel
Breakfast
8:30 pm Cruise to our next Reef Location
10:30 pm Resort Dive, Snorkel
Glass Bottom Boat Tours, Diving, Snorkeling, Sun baking Relaxing time
12:00 pm Lunch
3:00 pm Transfer To Reef Experience
 3:30 pm Complimentary Wine, Cheese and fresh tropical fruits
4:30 pm Arrive Cairns – Marlin Marina

 

Accommodation for the third night is not included, please let us know if you want any recommendations or help in booking accommodation for you overnight stay.

Day 4 –  Daintree Rainforest

On the fourth day you are ready to discover one of the oldest living Rainforest, the world heritage site “Daintree Rainforest”. and the most diverse ecosystem in the world.

Enjoy this Magnificent coastal Rainforest and the pristine tropical beaches in a small group (around 13 people.) and with your expert guide. Test your guides knowledge about rainforest giants or do your own walk and see the rainforest beauty for yourself.

The Daintree Rainforest is home to the most diverse range of plants and animals on earth and stretches from the sugar town of Mossman to the Bloomfield River and all within 3 hours away from Cairns.Travelling in a small group of 13 you will be heading from Cairns to Cape Tribulation (the headlands of the Daintree Rainforest) along one of the most scenic coastal roads in Australia while discovering the breathtaking northern tropics of Australia.

Daintree Day Tour Inclusions

  • Breathtaking views of the Coral Sea along the Captain Cook Highway
  • Stunning Mossman Gorge guided tour
  • Tour of Port Douglas stopping at the Flagstaff Hill Lookout
  • Daintree River Cable Ferry
  • Alexandra Lookout – Coastal views over the Daintree River mouth Low Isles and Snapper island
  • Morning tea at Thornton Beach
  • Daintree Ice Cream Company (Optional stop)
  • Cape Tribulation lookout and beach – Where the Rainforest meets the Reef
  • Guided walk along a Rainforest Boardwalk
  • A delicious lunch at the Daintree Tea House
  • Exotic tropical fruit tasting
  • Daintree River Cruise – Wildlife and crocodile spotting Friendly and knowledgeable guide
  • Chilled bottled water on board
  • This Daintree Tour is not suitable for infants

Daintree Rainforest Itinerary

  • Pickup from Accommodation between 7.00 am and 7.30 am
  • Tour of Palm Cove
  • Rex lookout: on one of the nicest coastal drives in Australia
  • Driving town tour of Port Douglas, including Flagstaff hill lookout overlooking four mile beach
  • Spectacular Mossman Gorge: guided walk  (swim option if time or weather permits)
  •  A delicious lunch, tropical fruit tasting
  • Morning Tea
  • Daintree River Cruise: try your luck at Crocodile and wildlife spotting
  •  World Heritage Rainforest/Areas
  • Fully guided walks- Rainforest Boardwalks in a unique environment of rainforest Alexandra lookout–coastal views over Daintree River mouth, Low Isles, Snapper Island and beyond to the Great Barrier Reef
  •  Cape Tribulation beach: “where the rainforest meets the reef”
  • Daintree Ice cream company- optional and popular local stop (own expense)
  • Daintree River cable ferry crossing
  • Returning to Cairns at approximately 6pm
  • (Itinerary is subject to change due to weather, operational or unforseen issues)

What to Bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Hat, sunscreen,
  • sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Cash for optional purchases
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Included

daintree world heritage rainforest

Daintree Rainforest Luxury Tour

Daintree Rainforest 1 Day Tour

Experience a World Heritage listed locations in style and comfort on this one day luxury Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest package.

Departs

Twin Bed Stateroom, Reef Encounter

3 Day Liveaboard Resort Dive

Stateroom - Twin Share

Includes 8 daytime resort scuba dives for those who do not hold a scuba license – no experience necessary! … price is per person twin share (2 people in 1 room)

Departs

+2 Days
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