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3 Day Reef and Daintree Rainforest

3 Day Reef and Daintree Rainforest

Experience two world heritage sites in 3 days. Our Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest package will have you experiencing the best of the Great...

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3 Day Liveaboard Snorkel

3 Day Liveaboard Snorkel

This ultimate 3 day liveaboard Snorkel Tour will have you snorkelling on the beautiful Outer Great Barrier Reef with Cairns premier Liveaboard Vessel "Reef Encounter!

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3 day Liveaboard Scuba Dive

3 day Liveaboard Scuba Dive

Reef Encounter, offers guests an outstanding opportunity to stay on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, our  3 day liveaboard scuba dive includes 8 day dives and 2...

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4 Day Liveaboard Scuba Dive

4 Day Liveaboard Scuba Dive

The Great Barrier Reef is Australia's most diverse fish habitat, home to more than 1500 + species of fish, 400 species of hard coral, 5000...

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3 Day Top Deck Club Snorkel

3 Day Top Deck Club Snorkel

Experience the WOW factor on Australia's Great Barrier Reef - Top Deck Club ! The best liveaboard on the Great Barrier Reef A VIP Top...

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3 Day Top Deck Club Scuba Dive

3 Day Top Deck Club Scuba Dive

Reef Encounter's Top Deck Club really is the ultimate way to see Australia's Great Barrier Reef includes your very own Great Barrier Reef guide 3...

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4 Day Top Deck Club Referral Dive Course

4 Day Top Deck Club Referral Dive Course

Great Barrier Reef liveaboard, Reef Encounter's VIP "Top Deck"offers a relaxed ambience and provides the ultimate indulgence package on the Great Barrier Reef liveaboard referral...

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Whitsundays Sail and Snorkel

Whitsundays Sail and Snorkel

The Whitsundays Sail & Snorkel tour offers a personalised Whitsundays Sail & Snorkel adventure. Iceberg does not compromise comfort nor professional service. Throughout your intimate...

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2 Day Reef Sleep

2 Day Reef Sleep

Great Barrier Reef Sleep, floating hotel, liveaboard, scuba dive, snorkel, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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Whitsundays Adventure Sailing

Whitsundays Adventure Sailing

Experience the Whitsundays like never before on board Whitsundays Adventure sailing boat “On Ice”. With only a maximum of 10 guests aboard, this 14.2 deluxe...

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Sailing the Whitsundays

Sailing the Whitsundays

sailing the Whitsundays on-board Anaconda III. A great way to enjoy the Whitsundays and outer Great Barrier reef.

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2 Day Referral Dive Course Stateroom

2 Day Referral Dive Course Stateroom

Start your dive course anywhere in the  world and complete it with a referral dive course on our Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard Reef Encounter, Australia's...

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3 Day Liveaboard Resort Dive

3 Day Liveaboard Resort Dive

Our 3 day Liveaboard Resort Dive Adventure includes 8 daytime scuba dives at beautiful Outer Great Barrier Reef locations, for those who do not hold...

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Cod Hole Dive (3 nights)

Cod Hole Dive (3 nights)

Novice to advanced divers tour with Mike Ball Dive Expeditions onboard M.V Spoilsport - Cairns best liveaboard tour for Certified Scuba Divers. Enjoy 12 scuba...

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4 Day Top Deck Club Scuba Dive

4 Day Top Deck Club Scuba Dive

Australia's Best Scuba dive liveaboard A VIP Top Deck holiday is designed for people who wish to experience the best of the Great Barrier Reef...

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Coral Sea Dive (4 nights)

Coral Sea Dive (4 nights)

Certified divers tour with Mike Ball Dive Expeditions onboard M.V Spoilsport - Cairns best liveaboard tour for Certified Scuba Divers. Dive the Cod Hole, Enjoy...

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Coral Sea Dive (7 nights)

Coral Sea Dive (7 nights)

Coral Sea Dive Novice to advanced divers tour with Mike Ball Dive Expeditions onboard M.V Spoilsport - Cairns best liveaboard tour for Certified Scuba Divers....

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Australia Liveaboard Scuba Diving At Its Best

Australia Liveaboard – Snorkel, Scuba Dive, Learn to Scuba Dive

 

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The Australia Liveaboard industry, in fact the entire Scuba diving industry, is very strong. Divers come from around the world to enjoy diving the coast of Australia. Liveaboards can provide the diver access to remote dive sites that might not be available other wise.

There are many choices when it comes to Australian Liveaboards or for that matter Liveaboards anywhere. Our goal is to give you the information that you need to make an informed decision.

Why An Australian Liveaboard

Deciding where to take a vacation is always a process that has many factors to consider.

Location budget and time available are some of the first point that need to be established.

The location must be able to provide the activities that you wish to enjoy.

If you are a scuba diver, or wanting to learn to dive there are few places in the world that can match Australia’s variety and quality of dive sites and marine life.

When considering a dive vacation the concept of a Liveaboard may come to mind.

A Liveaboard vacation may be an outstanding option for a diver, even if the diver is traveling with a non-diver.

Australian Liveaboards are often very attractive to non-divers as well.

Additionally, Many of the local diving Liveaboards are available for short duration cruises.

The MV Reef Encounter has a program they refer to as the “Reef Sleep”. This program offers the opportunity to stay as many nights as you wish, even if it is just one night.

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Selecting The Right Liveaboard

Like selecting anything in life, what is right for you may not be right for someone else. It is best to look at many options then list what is important for you and who ever is travelling with you. Here are a few items that you should consider:

•Location, The Great Barrier Reef Australia stretches over 23,000 kilometres and is the size of Germany.

That is too far for a Liveaboard to cover the Ribbon Reefs in the North to even the SS Yongala and the Whitsundays and they are near the middle of the reef.

Ningaloo Reef is on the western coast, three time zones away.

•Duration: how many days would you like to be aboard. Some vessels have fixed schedules while others are designed to allow you to join at any time.

•On-board accommodations and comfort some of the Liveaboard are very basic. Some of the boats in the Whitsundays are small sail boats that only have space for a four or five guest at a time.

On these facilities are very limited and it is even possible that there are no dive professionals on-board.

Others can extend up to 35 meters the largest size that can be operated within the Great Barrier Reef park. On these you may find all the luxury and facilities of a mega-yacht.

•Skill level: A few Liveaboards such as those going to the Osprey Reef in the Coral Sea are for experienced divers.

•Training; if you wish to extend your training and take additional classes many Liveaboards are able to provide training from resort dives all the way to instructor qualifications.

•Service and reputations: Do not be afraid to check out websites like tripadviser to see what previous guest had to say.

Who Are We:

Hot Getaways Pty Ltd, the company behind this website, is a family own business group that has a network of travel and dive companies. Within the group you will find:

Hot Getaways tours  provides tour arrangements in the Cairns area, plus diving and liveaboard arrangements throughout Australia.

MV Reef Encounter is our very own luxury Liveaboard and floating boutique hotel. She operates in the outer reef area of the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns.

MV Reef Experience is our high speed up scale daily dive and snorkel vessel also operates in the outer reef area of the Great Barrier Reef from Cairns.

Compass Cruise is our budget vessel, great for families. Snorkeling and diving is also available