Marine Encounters - Trip Information

Gear Hire Prices

Full gear hire set: $44/day
Mask/snorkel/fins: $5/day
Wetsuit: $10/day
BCD: $10/day
Regulator/Octopus: $15/day
Computer: $12/day
Torch: $10/day

 Air and Water Temperature




What to bring


  • Dive Certification Card

  • Details of your Rescue Insurance (STRONGLY RECOMMENDED - see right column)

  • A Medical Certificate (if required*)
    If you have heart or lung disorders, asthma, epilepsy or insulin dependant diabetes you must produce a diving medical certification completed by a diving medical specialist

Sun Protection:

  • Hat

  • Sunscreen (we recommend 30+),

  • Lip balm

  • long-sleeved shirt

  • Sunglasses


  • Casual wear (shorts, T-shirts, sarongs)

  • Swim wear

  • A warm jumper/sweater

  • An extra towel


  • Prescription drugs

  • Motion sickness tablets if you are prone to sea sickness


  • Personal toiletries

  • Books to read

  • Personal dive equipment (wetsuits, masks, fins, BCD etc. We have standard wetsuit sizes available onboard, but for a better fit consider bringing your own)

  • Your favourite snacks (e.g. chocolate, energy bars)

  • In some cases you may bring your own alcohol (beer, wine and soft drinks are sold on board) but this is subject to itinerary and vessel's liquor license

  • Special Diets
    Vegetarian options are always available, but if you have specific dietary needs, or allergies, please let us know.

What is included?
  • All linen, including two towels per person
  • Superb meals - freshly prepared onboard using local produce.
  • Delicious snacks after every dive
  • Complimentary tea, coffee, Milo, water, cordial, biscuits and fresh fruit are available 24 hours a day
  • Tanks, weights & Safety Kits (safety sausage, whistle, cylume stick)
  • Optional guided dive (subject to instructor/divemaster availability)
  • Interesting & educational presentations on marine life biology, ecology, conservation & research.

Please note: Itinerary is flexible and may be adjusted at any time due to weather conditions, tide and at the discretion of the skipper.

Extra Costs (payable onboard)

  • an Environmental Management Charge ($15 per person) is collected by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
  • fuel and port levy (may apply depending on trip)
  •  dive gear hire
  • beer, wine and soft drinks
  • merchandise & souvenirs


Please make sure you have taken out
Travel AND Rescue

We strongly recommend that you get comprehensive travel insurance before you arrive. Unforseen work, medical or airline problems may cause you to cancel your trip. Compensation for trip cancellations or lost/damaged bags and/or equipment due to any reason must be claimed against your travel insurance. No refund is offered for time lost due to medical evacuation of a passenger or reduction of dives due to bad weather.

We VERY STRONGLY encourage all members take out additional Rescue Insurance to cover helicopter evacuation in the unlikely event of an accident or illness. We recommend Divers Alert Network (DAN) at

Booking & Cancellation Policy:

A 30% deposit is required to make a booking.
The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
Full payment is required for bookings less than 90 days prior to departure.

If you cancel…..

More than 3 months prior to departure: full refund
2 - 3 months prior to departure: forfeit deposit
1 - 2 months prior to departure: forfeit 50% of trip fee
Less than 30 days prior to departure: forfeit full trip fee

Refund Policy:

Eye to Eye Marine Encounters reserves the right to cancel any trip prior to departure in the event weather problems*, operational issues or other unforseen circumstances.

Refunds will be offered in line with the charter vessels policies. For example if Boat A that has been chartered by Eye to Eye Marine Encounters offers a refund for lost dive days due to unforeseen weather conditions, Eye to Eye Marine Encounters would then offer the equivalent refund to their guests. Alternatively, if Boat B refunds in full, then Eye to Eye Marine Encounters would then refund in full to their guests. As every boat that we charter has different refund policies, it is only at that unforeseen time that we can then convey the appropriate refund policy to guests.

Tropical storms (cyclones) can occur between November and April. Statistically only 1 week is affected every 2 years. If a cyclone threatens the safety of an expedition it would be cancelled. Trip cancellation insurance is recommended. These statistics are based on 25 years of meteorological records, however tropical weather is variable.

Health Requirements:
The regulations, requirements and medical standards relating to diving in Australia are among the most stringent in the world. Participants must be in good health and physical condition. Upon booking, you are required to complete the Diver Profile Form. You must inform Eye to Eye Marine Encounters of any existing medical problems. If you have a history of heart or lung disorders, asthma, epilepsy or insulin dependant diabetes you must produce a diving medical certification completed by a diving medical specialist.

The activities undertaken by Eye to Eye Marine Encounters pose a higher than normal risk- including but not limited to decompression illness, extreme weather conditions, exposure to marine life, remoteness from medical care and communications and evacuation difficulties. Our Trip Leaders will endeavour to maintain the highest duty of care. In consideration of Eye to Eye Marine Encounters accepting your booking, you release Eye to Eye Marine Encounters, it's employees and agents and other representatives, from all cost, liability, loss or damage incurred or suffered by you directly or indirectly during the course of the trip. You agree, by accepting the additional dangers and risks associated with the trip not to make any claim against or seek compensation from Eye to Eye Marine Encounters.

Before you arrive:

  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Emergency rescue insurance
    (DAN or other- strongly recommended)
  • Diver profile completed
  • Booking form signed and returned
  • Provided us with accommodation and contact details


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