Resort Scuba Dive on an Australia Liveaboard

Australia has some of the best scuba diving in the world, as well as some of the best liveaboards and liveaboards destinations providing outstanding locations to try a resort scuba dive

A growing trend on many of the liveaboards are the increase in the number of snorkelers. Snorkeling along the reefs is truly an inspiring activity.

Being on a liveaboard for a few days with the certified divers, many of the snorkelers are get pulled into the scuba diving and would like to give it a try.

As a result, most scuba diving liveaboards now offer to their snorkeling guest a resort scuba dive.

On Reef Encounter we offer a free scuba dive demonstration, where a client gets suited up in the scuba dive equipment and we take them underwater to see if they feel comfortable if they do they can choose to partake in a resort scuba dive.

The Great Barrier Reef is the perfect place to get comfortable as there is so much to see it is very easy to forget about the scuba equipment and breath normally.

The Resort scuba dive program was developed as a marketing concept more than anything else.

The combination of the high cost of lessons in both time and money balanced against would they like it was a major barrier to many potential divers.


resort scuba dive
resort scuba dive


New car salesman know that if they can get the potential purchaser to sit in the car, the sale is almost made.

Scuba divers and especially instructors know, getting a potential diver breathing underwater and it highly likely they will be hooked after it.

Some people, do not really have a deep interest in scuba diving but see it as something they want to try at least once.

Many of the Australian dive liveaboards have a number of guest take the program, because they do not want to pass up the chance to dive the Great Barrier Reef.

The Resort Scuba Diving program is designed to fit both those needs.

Many people who try the program later go on and complete their certification process to become certified diver.

In the early days of scuba diving, it was a dangerous sport.

Today it is a safe family activity for adults and children over the age of 10. While the evolution of equipment is one factor in the change, another one is knowledge.

We know the cause of the dangers that plague early divers and more importantly we know how to avoid them. This knowledge is easy to understand and when combined with some basic skills makes for a safe dive.

The scuba dive instructor will also demonstrate how to use the equipment and the basic skills.
The second portion is called the Confined water section.

On a liveaboard this will be done at a shallow and calm site.

resort dive on Australia's Great Barrier Reef


Donning your scuba diving gear under the observation and assistance of your dive instructor is followed by a buddy check, to insure the equipment is worn properly.

You first task is simply to take a breathe of air underwater.

You will then practice the few skills that the instructor had demonstrated.

Once you are comfortable with the task, the actual dive will take place.

Your guided tour of the reef will be limited to 12 metres deep but most scuba divers agree that around 10 metres is the best depth to see the best colours  on many a reef.

It is very likely you are diving the same sites that the certified divers are using. You will swim alongside your instructor and they will point out different items of interest.

It is important to understand that the Resort diver is not a certified diver.

While they can take additional dives without the knowledge training then must dive with an instructor and they are limited to 12 metres 40 feet.

Certified Open Water Divers can dive to 18 metres, and can dive without supervision.

If you wish to be a certified diver you might like to enquire about our Scuba Dive courses.

Australia liveaboard tours of the Great Barrier Reef are an awesome place to try a resort scuba dive
Great Barrier Reef