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    Reef Encounter

    100 Abbott St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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    “night dive” (140 reviews)
    “top deck” (123 reviews)
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    1 - 5 of 842 reviews

    Reviewed yesterday

    Helpful and friendly staff. Rare opportunity to snorkel or dive four to six times a day, do night sessions. Professional photographers on board to sell you beautiful pictures under the water. Great food & gluten free options. Wonderful diving instructors.

    Thank Marion490
    Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

    Thanks to Trip Advisor and Melody at the Cairns Information Centre we booked 2 days / 1 night with Reef Encounter. We wanted to try diving, have the option to snorkel and enjoy the Reef. Reef Encounter more than met our expectations. From the first...More

    Thank Findavalidname
    Reviewed 3 days ago

    We did the 2 day 1 night reef encounter, it was a great introduction to diving, all the staff were really helpful, the rooms were comfortable and the food was great, would definitely recommend for people wanting to experience the reef whether snorkelling or diving

    Thank Graham P
    Reviewed 4 days ago

    My partner and I stayed for one night aboard the Reef Encounter and I can't think of a single thing I'd change. Well, maybe the weather could have been a few degrees warmer, but there isn't anything the staff could have done about that! Bedrooms...More

    Thank CaverBeth
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    My husband and I recently stayed two nights on Reef Encounter, which was our first live-aboard experience. From what I understand after talking to the other guests we have possibly been ruined forever! From the moment we got on the transfer boat (Reef Experience -...More

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    Brenda E
    6 August 2017|
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    Response from 977lori | Reviewed this property |
    I am the wife of M Lawrence Kaplan and both of us did the 2 day trip. My husband did the dive and loved it, I snorkeled and had a great time. I too get seasick but I use the patches which last 3 days and did not have any... More
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    Chuck P
    3 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
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    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
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    "All rooms have a window so all are good. Top Deck gives you extra pampering but we honestly felt very special..."
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    "Go Top Deck for some extra care and pampering."
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    "It's a boat - any room will be good :)"
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    "Regular package is just as nice as top deck (same food, etc.). Top deck is also the most turbulent; not..."
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