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George C
George C
4. February, 2021.
Fantastic This was our second time with Reef Experience and we were not disappointed. We again booked the Top Deck and the staff and crew were sensational. Our personal guide Pearce was a lovely young man with a vast knowledge of the reef and its marine life. If you don’t do anything else in Cairns whilst there, do this.
Jarrad B
Jarrad B
2. February, 2021.
Highly recommend! This was my second time on this tour. I took my brother this time and we had a great day! All staff are great and really friendly. Tour is great value with the intro dive, breakfast, lunch and free wine. I recommend buying the photos at the end of the day as they are great quality! Pick these guys for your day on the reef!
mark k
mark k
16. January, 2021.
Great Barrier Reef The weather was not great so visibility was a bit down. However, the boat we went out there on had everything- including gopro hire. We went with a small group on Reef Daytripper. Very reasonable costs and everything supplied to either dive or snorkel. The crew were fantastic and we were so pleased we went with an owner operator. Go and see Paul, Michaela and Julian. The reef is a magic place - one of our party saw a big sea turtle.
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306Jenny306
3. January, 2021.
Top Deck We booked on Top Deck, an option on Reef Experience. As an unconfident snorkeller this was ideal for me. The boat wasn’t at full capacity as there were no overseas tourists, but anyway we had a space away from the main area. Yes, the boat is not new, it isn’t luxurious, but it is perfect for a day on the Reef. The staff were incredibly helpful on the Top Deck and we had one member of staff for the two of us. This meant I had my own private snorkelling guide! We enjoyed the day so much that we went again on Christmas Day. You get to go quite a long way out onto the reef where the water was amazingly clear and beautiful. People who did the diving seemed pleased with their experience. Thank you Patsy and Gus!
K higgins
K higgins
2. January, 2021.
Best experience of my life This was the best experience I could of wished for the hole day was great Was a bit nervous about the dive but ended up doing two dives it was all down to the staff we had Natalie she was so patient and a great instructor We will definitely be back to cairns todo this again The food was also amazing
Leon M
Leon M
20. December, 2020.
Epic What a day. We had an amazing day out with these guys. Way more than expected. First and foremost, the staff. I’ve worked on quite a few boats over the years and when it comes to tourism, I’ve never seen a crew work as hard or as well together as any. From the dive instructors, pursers, Beck on the photography, even down to the office workers booking the day, and, even a marine biologist onboard. Everything was taken care of and ran smoothly throughout the day. The food was great, simple, but great and very tasty. It’s a very long day so be prepared. Maybe take a couple of towels and a water bottle. One more time. This is a great day out, will not be regretted. Please readers be patient and considerate during these Covid times. Thank you Reef Experience
jonhJ4146SQ
jonhJ4146SQ
24. October, 2020.
Fantastic again This was a return visit, but our first in Covid times. All precautions taken, and was equally as good as the first time around. Crew were excellent, but highlight was the reef - northern fingers and shark mountain, fantastic conditions, lots of fish. Only thing to note is that they now only provide wetsuits not stinger suits, so might need to bring your own - probably not needed for stingers out that far but good for sun protection. Good lunch, one of the best reef trips!!
Claudio Jiménez
Claudio Jiménez
21. August, 2020.
Increíble experiencia! Totalmente recomendable Lo reservamos con un operador junto a la visita al Daintree Rainforest, nos recogieron en el albergue y durante el trayecto nos dieron mucha información. Hicimos el buceo introductorio y después el recorrido haciendo snorkeling con un biólogo marino. Todo muy recomendable! Vimos peces payaso, una tortuga y varios tiburones. La comida estaba buena, tanto la opción vegetariana como la carne y toda la tripulación fueron muy amables, había una persona que hablaba español.

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We pick the best spots every day based on conditions so that you can see the Great Barrier Reef at its best. You will have a great time guaranteed! The warm waters of the coral sea combined with spectacular diving sites are sure to please everyone.
Learn about the reef with our onboard marine biologist, go on a glass-bottom boat tour or take a guided snorkel tour to have it all explained hands-on.
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Included in your Great Barrier Reef day tour is the option to try a ‘no-experience necessary’ Resort Scuba Dive! Anyone can see the beautiful coral Reef up close with a dive guide.

If you are over 12 and have no medical conditions, then you can come scuba diving with us.

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David Liu
David Liu
15. February, 2021.
Party of 2, February 2021. Excellent service by the whole crew, especially the dive instructor Carlos. You rock man!
George Csifo
George Csifo
26. January, 2021.
We have been on this experience three times and have never been disappointed. The crew are sensational and friendly. We enjoyed the Top Deck and the hospitality of our guide Pearce. He was so attentive to our needs and just a cracking young man. Well done team, you made our trip a very memorable one.
Bewarsi Kudka
Bewarsi Kudka
7. January, 2021.
Bit long - might help the first timers : Awesome Experience overall ! had booked Top Deck VIP valet with Reef Experience since I and my partner were non swimmers* and getting down under water for the very first time. Day started with a quality breakfast, marine briefing, snorkeling, scuba dive and followed by a big lunch and second dive with a personal valet to lookout all day. Weather was bit rough for snorkeling, but our crew member *Jayde* who made sure we experienced the best in water and took us down for a dive, i would say we were little hesitant at the beginning as water was little patchy - Jayde is very skilled, had lot of patience, and made us comfortable, and finally we got down to water (you are definitely in safe hands and can blindly trust the crew members). This made us to go again for a second dive - i would recon all the first timers to do this as you would have gained some confidence from 1st dive and you will feel like a pro for the second and actually enjoy observing all marine life without any fear ! Thanks to all the crew members, chef & the captain, special thanks to Jayde who made this as a memorable experience for us ❤️. Definetly recommend Reef Experience if you are after best adventurous activity and for all the first timers - pls do check for Top Deck Valet options with them.! Thank you guys🙌.
Sara Chuang
Sara Chuang
4. January, 2021.
This is our second time diving at the reef, our first was sans children, so this time we decided to splurge and go for the top deck experience. We hadn't dived in almost 10 years, but Nathan (our private attendant) put us at ease and was fantastic. Both Nathan and Jade attended to all our needs both in and out of water. We had a terrific time, a shame the weather was a little choppy so the kids were a little scared of the snorkelling. Will definitely try again when the kids are a little older and weather is better.
Raymond Raymond
Raymond Raymond
2. January, 2021.
Good experience when we were in Cairns
Neil de Bruyn
Neil de Bruyn
29. December, 2020.
I have been out two times now with Reef Experience. Both times were great, even though one was in bad weather, the other was just about perfect weather. The beginner dove staff is great, supportive, and helpful. Shout-out to Harry and Josh, who saw me fail once and succeed the next time. Great spots on the reef to see turtles, sharks, all sorts of fish, and vibrant coral. If I'm ever lucky enough to be back in Cairns for a 3rd time I will absolutely book through Reef Experience.
Vidya Leggett
Vidya Leggett
24. December, 2020.
Incredible experience! The staff were all incredibly informative, helpful and patient. Highly recommend for first time diving or snorkeling
Kirtiraj Tiwari
Kirtiraj Tiwari
4. November, 2020.
Crew members are 😎👍 Champions.
Dan McConnell
Dan McConnell
2. November, 2020.
Went on Reef Experience with my partner in October 2020. We've both done a lot of diving around the world and were impressed with this tour from start to finish. The day started with a delicious bacon and egg roll as we went through the safety and dive briefings, and we also had access to complimentary tea and coffee. The dives were on two excellent dive sites which we did both guided and unguided. The guide was a good value add-on and helped us to identify certain fish species which we weren't sure of. The boat was clean, modern and air conditioned inside with a huge sundeck. The crew were good fun but also professional and we felt in capable hands all day. Excellent value trip all round and would definitely travel with Reef Experience again.

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