Scuba Diving Great Barrier Reef

Scuba diving is the best way to explore the abundant marine life of the Great Barrier Reef.

Be prepared for the early morning dive. It is the best dive of the day with loads of amazing marine life.

Great Barrier Reef scuba diving

Another reason to choose a scuba diving package is night diving. It’s awesome with sharks, trevally and giant barracuda.

Scuba divers can choose to dive with a dive buddy or take an experienced guide that knows the reef locations well.

If you haven’t scuba dived for over 12 months, it’s a great idea to add a refresher course to your scuba diving package.

Stretching more than 2,000 km, diving the Great Barrier Reef offers plenty of room to explore the vast ecosystem.

You’ll be surrounded by brightly coloured tropical fish, coral, sharks, turtles, whales and other marine animals.

Great Barrier Reef scuba diving offers an opportunity to explore the natural playground with single day and multiple day diving tours.

Because the Great Barrier Reef is so large, there’s no shortage of scuba diving locations to explore. Cod Hole and North Horn famous across the world for some of the best scuba diving expeditions.

When to Visit

Scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef is impressive no matter when you visit. But, during certain times of the year, you’ll see rare spectaculars of nature– from humpback whales to giant potato cod.

The reef offers nearly perfect scuba diving conditions year-round. Many feel the best time to visit is late August through December, as scuba diving conditions and water clarity are ideal.

If you’re looking for warmer waters, Great Barrier Reef diving from June to August is the time to plan your trip.

However, the most popular time to visit the reef is July to November, when most people book their liveaboard diving trips.

Visibility is at its peak, and the sea is at its calmest, making the perfect diving experience.

June to August is the time people visit to capture most marine life during their trip.

It’s Minke whale season during these months, while humpbacks are in the area from August to November. During this time, you’ll also see coral spawning and swim with giant potato cod.

To add a little more thrill to your Great Barrier Reef diving, visit from May to February to swim with sharks!

Our Great Barrier Reef liveaboard also caters for snorkelling, introductory divers and learn to scuba divers.  So our guests can combine different packages to suit everyone in the group.

Dive Courses

Our personalised open water scuba diver course is excellent for people who are comfortable in the water. The entire course takes place on the reef over a 3-day stay.

Reef Encounter also has Nitrox courses and fills available.

No matter where or when you dive into the Great Barrier Reef, you will be amazed by its beauty.