Reef Encounter SSI O/W Course

  • 48 - Pax
  • 8 - Dives
  • 2, 3 - Nights

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Short on time but need a world recognised Open Water dive licence? Then this is for you. Study theory at your convenience, then spend  3 days and 2 nights on one of Cairns’ premium live aboard vessels.

Compact SSI Open Water course E-Learning, then 3 days and 2 nights at sea. Study the theory at your own pace, then spend 3 days and 2 nights aboard reef encounter doing the 6 open water sessions – 2 ocean skill learning sessions, and the 4 training dives.

Before your trip aboard Reef Encounter, you will be required to complete an online Academic Training Module to prepare you for the start of your scuba diving course.

With the first half of your training completed in shallow and calm ‘pool like’ conditions, you can enjoy all the benefits of adapting gradually to your new environment before moving on with your scuba dive training.

Maximum of only 4 people per course so more instructor time with each student.

The 3 day 2 night open water section of the course includes 8 dives on some of the best dive sites the Outer Great Barrier Reef has to offer as well as plenty of time to snorkel, relax and really enjoy the reef experience. All this makes this course unmatched for experience and value.

4 day 3 night options also available for a more relaxed course and allows more fun dives once certified.

Reef Encounter has one price for the course and cabins are twin or double with shared bathroom for 2 cabins.

Courses Commence

Courses start daily.

Itinerary

Note: This is a sample itinerary only and may vary

Day 1
(1 ocean training session and 2 Day Dives)

07.30 Board the transfer vessel ‘Reef Experience’ at Cairns Marlin Marina for breakfast, check-in & your journey to Reef Encounter
09.30 Arrive onboard Reef Encounter for your ‘Welcome & Safety Talk’ before being shown to your room to settle in and relax
10.30 Water Session: Scuba dive confined water training #1
12.00 Lunch is served in the dining saloon
13.00 Water Briefings
13.30 Water Session: Scuba training dive #1
15:30 Water Session: Scuba training dive #2
18.00 Dinner is served in the dining saloon

Day 2
(1 ocean training session and 2 Day Dives)

 6.00 Wake-up call for the early morning dive and snorkel session
6:30 Water Session: Sunrise scuba dive or snorkel time. Glass bottom boat tour available upon request
7:30 Breakfast is served in the dining saloon
8:30 Water Session: Scuba dive confined water training #2
10:30 Water Session: Scuba training dive #3
12:00 Lunch is served in the dining saloon
13.30 Water Session: Scuba training dive #4
15:30 Water Session: Scuba dive or snorkel time – Glass bottom boat tour available upon request
18.00 Dinner is served in the dining saloon
18:45 Night Dive Briefings
19:00 Night dive commences (note: cost is extra $80)
20:00 Desert is served in the dining saloon

Day 3
( 2 Day Dives)

06.00 Wake-up call for the early morning dive and snorkel session
06:30 Water Session: Sunrise scuba dive or snorkel time. Glass bottom boat tour available upon request
07:30 Breakfast is served in the dining saloon
08:30 Water Session: Scuba Dive or Snorkel Time
10:30 Water Session: Scuba Dive or Snorkel Time
12:00 Lunch is served in the dining saloon
13:30 Water Session: Snorkel only session available to passengers before departure
14:45 Departing passengers board the transfer vessel ‘Reef Experience’ for the journey back to Cairns. Complimentary wine, cheese & biscuits served before the return journey
16:30 Approximate arrival time to the Cairns Marlin Marina

Reef Encounter SSI O/W Course - Rates + Bookings

3 day 2 night OW course $1,046.00
4 day 3 night OW course $1,070.00
Date of Travel
  • Reef taxes of $15 person per day to be added to prices above
  • Prices valid until March 31st 2022
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Inclusions

  • 8 Dives (2 ocean training sessions, 4 training dives and 2 pleasure dives)
  • SSI Open Water Certification
  • Dive Log Book
  • All dive & snorkelling equipment – includes dive computer, wetsuit and dive torch.
  • Corrective lens mask (if required)
  • All accommodation, meals and bed linen (on board the boat)

Extras

  • Reef taxes of $45 person
  • Camera Hire
  • Soft drinks and snacks
  • wet suit hire ($5 per day)