Top Scuba Dive Shops in Australia
#1 - Lady of the Sea Diving Academy
Lady Of The Sea Diving Academy - Canberra's Premier PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center, specialises in introducing you to the amazing underwater world. Seeing the fun and excitement you experience when you take your first breaths on scuba is why we do what we do.
We have an amazing instructional team with decades of experience. and we pride ourselves in producing competent and confident scuba divers while issuing you with a license that is recognized worldwide, by the largest diver-training association in the world - PADI.
At Lady of the Sea Diving Academy we have a very active dive club with regular local, national and international dive trips and we have an absolute ball when we dive. Our divers are very active are interested in critters large and small.
#2 - Islander Cruises
Lord Howe Island — widely regarded as the most beautiful island in the Pacific — is the closest island getaway to Sydney, and a part of New South Wales. It’s less than two hours flying from either Sydney or Brisbane off Australia's east coast. It is one of just four island groups to be inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list for the global significance of its natural beauty and heritage. It’s a timeless natural paradise, where the pace is relaxed but where there are plenty of activities and adventures to choose from. Unspoiled, uncrowded beaches — with perfect golden sands — entice surfers, swimmers and sybarites. The crystal lagoon is bordered by the world’s most southerly coral reef. Just wander in off the beach to snorkel among colourful tropical and sub-tropical fish, turtles and other marine life. Or head further off-shore to SCUBA dive on world-class sites. The water is so clean and clear, it’s like swimming in an aquarium. Families love the safety and variety of kids’ activities; lovers find romance in the island’s secluded corners, natural beauty, luxury lodges and fine dining establishments. For adventurers, there are bushwalks and more strenuous hikes, including Mt Gower, rated as one of the world’s best day walks. And to ease tired muscles, there is a choice of spa treatments. To set foot on Lord Howe Island is to escape to a pristine environment, where you'll be met with friendly hospitality and the kind of holiday experience that you'll never want to leave.
#3 - True Blue Sailing
WELCOME - TRUE BLUE SAILING WHITSUNDAYS Within True Blue Sailing there are two vessels that operate 2 day 2 night tours around the Whitsunday Islands for the fun, young and adventurous traveller. The tours offer sailing, snorkelling and scuba diving as well as a visit to the world famous Whitehaven beach with a young, energetic, interactive crew!
#4 - Gold Coast Dive Adventures
Here at GCDA we are a crew of ocean enthusiasts offering the best quality and best value for money PADI programs on the Gold Coast, ranging from the entry-level Open Water Diver course to Divemaster internships.
We are the only dive operator on the Coast to offer daily trips for certified divers to some of the best dive sites and locations in South East Queensland, including North Stradbroke Island, Nine-Mile Reef, Cook Island, Wonder Reef, the wreck of the Scottish Prince and the other Local Reefs & Wrecks of the Gold Coast.
Our double-dive and triple-dive adventures are offered onboard either one of custom-designed dive vessels, Ocean Wanderer and Blue Manta Two.
Gold Coast Dive Adventures is the only Sea Shepherd Dive partner in Queensland. We believe in playing an active role in the conservation of our local ocean, for the sustainability of its ecosystems and for the enjoyment of future generations.
#5 - Scuba IQ
#6 - Forster Dive Centre
Here at Forster Dive Centre we pride ourself on Marine Conservation. Join Our PADI Scuba Instructors and Discover some of the most beautiful dive sites on the East Coast of Australia. Grey Nurse sharks, Turtles, Dolphins, Octopus, are just some of the amazing creatures waiting for you! As passionate Conservationnist, our instructors are 100% PADI AWARE. What that means? If you get certified with us, we will donate to PADI AWARE to help them restore and protect our Seas. To know more about PADI AWARE, follow this link:
After 3 Years of travelling aroud the Pacific, Australia, Fiji, Samoa and New Zealand, Adam and Amelie decided to call Forster home! In 2020, middle of the Covid-19 crisis, we had the crazy idea to reopen Forster Dive Centre to share our passion, Scuba diving! Fresh new look, logo, shop and more! In order to give the best experience to divers and share a real personal moment together, we decide to specialise in small group diving. We want to make sure everybody has an amazing time and share our knowledge as much as possible.
Adam our Boat Captain and Instructor is a Forster local. Grown up here and has a very good knowledge of the area and local community. With a strong passion with community based programs, he works very closely with the indigenous local Salt Water People. He also wrote a special program catered for kids with physical and intellectual challenges such as Down Syndrome and Autism.
Amelie, our lead Instructor, discovered the marine world when she was only 8 years old and from this day she decided to make The Ocean Protection her life goal. She learn scuba diving, studied marine biology, Reef Conservation and Protection. This lead her to travel the World and dived some of the most beautiful and most fragile reef in the world. After 10 years around the world she decided to share her knowledge and form the future generation of Eco-warriors. With the support of the charity Daughters of the Deep, she aims to bring more women into the diving industry.
So join us for your next adventure underwater and help us give everybody a chance to protect our beloved marine life and have FUN while doing it!
#7 - Scuba Courses
A PADI dive centre in the Adelaide Hills! We teach all PADI courses to Divemaster, and have a dive club and run dives out to the best diving spots in SA. Dive travel overseas and locally.
#8 - Australian Diving Instruction
PADI 5 Star IDC, 100% Aware, offering courses from Learn to Scuba through to Instructor and everything in between. Nitrox, Air Equipment Sales and Service.
#9 - Turtle Town Scuba
#10 - Sail Ningaloo Pty Ltd
Our philosophy is focused on immersing our customers in a purely natural world class experience, with a high emphasis on interpretive and educational interaction whilst maintaining a world’s best practice minimum impact, environmentally sustainable tourism policy. Sail Ningaloo’s owner operators are passionate in their commitment to provide each and every guest with a unique, personalised, world class eco experience exploring the best of Australia's Coral Coast. Whether it is an action packed adventure or a relaxing laze about that you desire we have something for you.
To achieve these amazing unforgettable experiences we simply mix a dash of personalised professional service with a twist of knowledge, passion, and dedication and we stir in a generous measure of luxury on a superbly appointed and spacious sailing catamaran. We then gently pour it into one of the worlds most spectacular and last remaining pristine coral reef systems situated in a remote and isolated corner of Western Australia’s rugged North West coastline....... And there you have it, a truly memorable cocktail of an experience that dreams are made of.
#11 - North Star Cruises Australia
North Star Cruises Australia conducts adventure-cruises all around the Australian coastline and in the stunning waters of Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. An adventure on the TRUE NORTH is one of Australia’s most revered holiday experiences. All cruises are activity based - extended periods at sea are specifically excluded and carefully crafted itineraries allow ultimate opportunity to experience the destination. Daily activities can include scenic walks, fishing, snorkelling, diving, picnics, natural history and cultural events. The TRUE NORTH is purpose built to access wilderness areas - bigger ships cannot go where we go! Multiple expedition boats explore further in small groups and to add yet another dimension to adventure, most cruise options feature an onboard helicopter. The TRUE NORTH also features the ultimate in comfort and style and, the finest in fine dining. We are also renowned for our attention to detail and personal service - guest numbers are limited to 36 and an Australian crew of 20 uniquely chaperones your every experience.
#12 - Grey Nurse Charters
Grey Nurse Charters is a different Scuba diving business that offers the following activities and products:
Boat dives to site near Port Stephens, Newcastle and Swansea NSW
PADI dive courses from Open Water to Divemaster and a wide range of specialities.
An online dive shop with a wide range of products from HOG/Edge, Neptune, Sharkskin, Probe, Akuana and Deepblu
#13 - The Great Escape Charter Company
Liveaboard Great Escape whisks dive adventurers to Rowley Shoals, Australia’s largest untouched coral gardens, unmatched anywhere else on Earth
Only on the Great Escape liveaboard, can you visit Rowley Shoals on the Kimberly Coast, the most pristine and remote dive location in Australia. This eco-dive experience takes place on a chain of three spectacular pristine coral atolls only a small number of Divers ever experience. This eco-dive features giant Clams, Shellfish, giant Potato Cod, the Maori Wrasse and over 200 species of Coral and 650 species of fish. Only available October through December, book now or miss the liveaboard Dive Safari experience of a lifetime!
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Not your average liveaboard, at 85 feet (26m) the Great Escape brings whole new meaning to the concept of a Dive Safari Vacation. This exquisite yacht is built to accommodate just 14 passengers in 7 cabins. The elegance and class of this liveaboard cannot be understated. All cabins are fitted with private bathrooms, air conditioning and queen sized, walk around beds.
The 4 Horizon View Staterooms are located on the Lower Deck and feature large port-hole style windows, personal fridges, flat screen televisions and DVD players. The queen-size beds can be configured as twin-single beds as well. For upgraded luxury, the 3 Panoramic View Staterooms are located on the Mid-level and on the Upper Deck.
The accommodation onboard Great Escape is far superior to most liveaboards providing more space, larger windows and bathrooms, enveloping guests in the luxury of a fine hotel with the caveat of spectacular views of an exotic pristine island paradise.
Liveaboard Great Escape spares no expense when it comes to feeding divers
The crew knows that meals are designed to fuel the action packed dives and will be plentiful and appeal to every appetite. Whether dining indoor in the fine dining room or outdoor alfresco with a backdrop of sparkling blue water and ocean vistas, from the canapés to the Chef prepared meals, all guests’ palates will be pleased. Meals on the Great Escapes liveaboard charters will consist of freshly prepared cuisine, local delicacies and plentiful and mouth watering buffets. You will enjoy a freshly prepared breakfast, lunch, and three course evening meal, as well as morning and afternoon tea daily, and any special requests or requirements are catered to with special care and attention. Beverages including tea, coffee, soft drinks, drinking water and juice are all complimentary.
The Great Escape do not operate an onboard Bar service, but you can bring your own alcohol or the friendly office staff are happy to make arrangements for you. payment for alcohol must be received prior to departure.
The Great Escape deluxe liveaboard allow divers to rest and relax in the atmosphere of a floating hotel surrounded by the panoramic views of the open ocean
Great Escape liveaboard yacht features a spacious air-conditioned Salon with an audio and visual entertainment system complete with movies. The vessel has state-of-the-art satellite communications technology that includes phone, fax and email, as well as an Apple iPad for guests’ convenience. This way you’ll never be out of touch with the outside world – unless you’d prefer it that way, of course! Wi-Fi is available for a fee to stay connected with friends and family. The ultimate end of a diving day will be soaking in the jacuzzi under the brilliant evening stars, or enjoying your favorite drink with friends.
Guests will find their happy place amidst the multiple levels of decks featuring cushioned lounge chairs, open-air shaded sundecks, and vast deck space to wander or work on their tan. Guests who can’t get enough of the crystal clear waters between dives are welcomed to go snorkeling or try their hand at fishing!
The excitement continues as guests also have access to our on-board helicopter, which provides a thrilling aerial view of the Kimberley Coast’s enchanting wilderness on our way to the most remote Indigenous art-sites, fishing spots, waterfalls, and swimming-holes. We will include island BBQ's during the trip too!
HOW TO GET THERE
Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.
#14 - Experience Daintree
#15 - Elizabeth E II
#16 - Tweed Sea Sports
Located in Tweed Heads New South Wales, on the Queensland border, we offer Beginner to Pro dive Courses for all ages and skill levels. Tweed Seasports has an excellent dive boat diving the vast range of reefs off the southern Gold Coast and the famous Cook Island once known as Turtle Island.
The reefs off the Gold Coast and Tweed Coast make for some exciting drift diving with large schools of pelagics and heaps of fish.
Cook Island offers exceptional diving with a great mixture of the warm tropical waters of the north meeting the cooler temperate waters of the south, providing a great marine sanctuary for huge numbers of turtles and other marine life.
#17 - Underwater Sports
#18 - Tasmanian Divers
Tasmanian Divers is a Tasmanian Based PADI 5 Star Dive Centre. If you want to see some of the best temperate water diving in the world, diving in Tasmania is something you must do! Tasmanian Divers is able to help you with all your diving needs in Tasmania, including PADI dive training, dive charters, scuba equipment sales, service & rental, tank fills and accommodation. Tasmanian Divers also specialties in many watersports activities such as kayaks and rafting. For the ultimate diving in Tasmania adventure experience, talk to us today!
We offer a professional retail operation, stocking major brands such as Scubapro, Wettie, Tusa, Cressi-sub, Apollo, Oceanic, Aqualung, Apeks, Poseidon, and much more.. As well as offering an extensive retail range, Tasmanian Divers also runs day charters and trips, as well as being willing to organise specialty dive holidays for you and your family/friends to destinations all around the island. For more information on our dive destinations please go to our dives page, and for information either use our contact us page or give us a call. As a PADI dive centre, Tasmanian Divers also runs PADI dive courses from Open Water through to Divemaster, and specialties such as Deep Diver, Enriched Air Diver and Wreck Diver.
#19 - Karma Dives
#20 - Frankland Islands Reef Cruises
#21 - The Dive Shop Port Lincoln
Welcome to The Dive Shop Port Lincoln
What makes us so unique...Helpful, friendly, local advice and knowledge with everything to do with diving.
Learn to Dive: Learn to dive from a tutor with nearly 40 years’ experience and gain a recreational diving certificate that is recognised all over the world. All equipment is provided.
Spearfishing: We stock a complete range for all your spearfishing needs including spear guns, wetsuits, camera’s, fins and stylish accessories
Commercial Diving Services and Servicing: As well as equipment and servicing the Dive Shop offers a wide range of commercial diving services and expert advice.
Wolf Air Compressors: Wolf Air Dive Compressors are Australian owned and built. We source as much of our product components and services as we can locally and from South Australia.
#22 - Tasmanian Divers Group
Tasmanian Divers is a dynamic and proactive business and has been training divers to the highest standards in the Hobart area for over 30 years. We pride ourselves in continuing this tradition with every course, sale, every service we undertake and every piece of advice we can offer. Personnel from Tasmanian Divers come from a variety of backgrounds and have extensive qualifications and experience in recreational, scientific and commercial diving sectors. Explore our website for our course dates, dive holidays, day trips, club dives and much more.
#23 - Pro Dive Lord Howe Island
Dive Lord Howe is a PADI dive center operating on the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage listed island of Lord Howe, a diving paradise!
Lord Howe Island off the east coast of Australia, just a two hour flight from Sydney or Brisbane, is one of the world's most beautiful World Heritage listed islands surrounded by a NSW marine park. Warm tropical waters and cooler currents have created a diverse range of marine life, a unique mix of both tropical and temperate water fish.
The island is one of the most clean and pristine locations in the world, and the team are involved in regular clean ups with the community and are currently removing single use plastics from the island. Plastic bags, straws, etc are not available on Lord Howe Island.
Around the dive center itself, the sparkling lagoon bordered by the world's most southern coral reef provides a great opportunity to all snorkelers, divers and underwater photographers. The average depth of these dives is 5-8 metres and with longer bottom times and an abundance of marine life it is a fantastic place to learn to dive.
The Admiralty Islands are located to the north of Lord Howe Island approximately 15 minutes by boat from the Dive Lord Howe center. This group of volcanic formations are home to over 30 dive sites with a variety of terrain from large pinnacles and boulders to coral walls and caves. The Admiralty group is a must while on Lord Howe island as here you will find large schools of fish, rare as we'll as endemic species, beautiful soft and hard corals, crystal clear water and depths from 15 - 40 m.
#24 - Wilderness Sea N' Ski
Diving should not just be for the wealthy, but for everyone who enjoys the beauty underwater. At Wilderness Sea n` Ski we can get you there for less. We carry brands that are quality, relia ble, with backup service and warranty that you`d come to expect with any top end product, but with prices that won`t break the bank.
#25 - Dive Gear Australia
Scuba Life is a PADI 5 Star Dive center, Scuba Diving courses for all levels, Large active dive club with weekly scheduled dives and dive travel.We offer scuba diving services for all training levels within the recreational dive industry.,we are positioned to cater for divers throughout Melbourne, phillip island, right down to the Wilsons Prom and Mornington Peninsula.Our dive centre conducts PADI courses from Open Water through to Master Instructor, as well as the diverse range of PADI specialty courses. We also offer technical training from TDI and IANTD, and cave diving courses from CDAA.
#26 - Batavia Coast Dive & Watersports
BCDA is a locally owned and operated store with staff members having a over a total together of 40 years experience in the diving industry.
BCDA provides a range of dive courses, services and retail/hire equipment.
#27 - Dive and Dive
With over 30 years of experience, we guarantee the highest standards of quality in terms of training, sales, hire, travel, safety and services. So start your PADI Adventure with Dive and Dive NOW...
#28 - Wolf Rock Dive Centre
“Australia’s Best Shark and Ray Dive”
Wolf Rock Dive Centre is situated in the picturesque little beachside town of Rainbow Beach, Queensland just a 2.5 hour drive north of Brisbane and 1.5 hour drive south of Hervey Bay.
It is believed that Wolf Rock was given its name by Captain Cook who had a Lieutenant Wolfe onboard the HMS Endeavour. The two pinnacles that break the surface regardless of the tides would have represented a significant navigational hazard for early seafarers.
We now know that Wolf Rock is just the tip of a large site made up of a series of volcanic pinnacles, gutters, and gulley’s some as deep as 38m. Located just 2km off Double Island Point it is the last significant rocky outcrop before Fraser Island, the largest sand island in the world at.
Essentially an oasis in a desert, animals from all over the East coast of Australia come to Wolf Rock to be cleaned, to breed, to seek shelter, and to eat!
Wolf Rock is of particular significance to the East Coast population of grey Nurse Sharks as it is the only known site where they come to both mate and gestate. For this reason Wolf Rock was declared a green zone in 2002 with a 1.5km no fishing exclusion zone surrounding the site.
It not just about the Grey Nurse Sharks at Wolf Rock! There are several cleaning stations that attract a number of species of Ray, including the Manta Ray between April and October.
is at the top end of the Sunshine Coast just north of Noosa and our nearest neighbor is the world’s largest sand island Fraser Island.
Located just off Double Island Point, Wolf Rock has long been considered one of the best dives in Australia and a must do for your itinerary if you intend travelling up or down the East Coast of Australia.
Additional to our world-class dive site, Wolf Rock Dive Centre offers a variety of dive courses from Discover Scuba Dives all the way through to Divemaster internships. We also offer a myriad of PADI specialties, first-aid courses and PADI distinctive specialties designed specifically for our special region.
Grey nurse sharks are found here all year round. The numbers vary according to their lifecycle and the largest numbers are always seen from Spring through to Autumn. During the winter months we get to see the humpback whale migration; manta rays can be seen at any time of the year but are more prevalent outside of the warmer months. During those summer months we are joined by the leopard sharks and we see eagle rays and giant Queensland grouper all year round. Apart from that we see three different species of turtle, schools of pelagic and we also have all the little stuff like nudibranchs, colourful tropical fish, hard and soft corals, octopus, moray eels, sea snakes and so on.
Whether you’re into wide angle or micro there is something here for everyone. If this sounds like your kind of dive, then we hope to see you very soon!
#29 - Coastal Water Dive
#30 - Go Dive
#31 - Underwater Safaris
For Divers with less experience we have sites ranging from depths of 35' to 55' that offer very relaxed diving with little or no surge or current and outstanding visibility. More advanced divers would enjoy the challenge of the Kennedy and the Miss Opportunity. Certified PADI Divemasters and Instructors accompany all divers throughout the dive tour giving informative pre-dive briefings. They also point out unique marine life and any hazards along the way, greatly enhancing the overall educational value, safety and enjoyment of the dives.
Local weather conditions the day of the dive determines the best sites to dive. Normally, we do two dives in the morning; the first is a reef dive and the second is a wreck dive. The dive leaves at approx. 8:30 AM and returns at approx. 12:30 PM. Often we go to Buck Island Wildlife Refuge and dive the wreck of the Cartanza Senior. Another favorite spot is the Navy Barges, a great wreck dive with lots of intriguing marine life. All of our certified dives are guided with a maximum of 10 divers per instructor with no surge or current and great visibility!
#32 - Abyss Scuba Diving
#33 - Watermaarq Freediving
Sea life through Dolphin eyes on WaterMaarq’s Awarded ethical Nature tours and freediving courses.
Swim with Dolphins, Seals, Weedy Seadragons to discover the vibrant Great Southern Reef colours on board a fun, swift and stable 12-person RIB boat. Or learn to swim like a Dolphin on a PADI Freediver course or retreat.
Or sea change and live the Dolphin Life as a professional on a PADI Freediver Instructor course and Emergency First Responder EFR training, led by former IT Executive and ultimate sea changer and PADI Freediver Instructor Trainer, Marlon Quinn.
And you’ll know, when you join WaterMaarq experiences, you immerse yourself into the Dolphin’s playground.
How contagious is the natural joy of living freely like a dolphin is. Guided by friendly crew, the whole dolphin boat tour experience is a deepening of connection with loved ones and friends. What a difference it makes to see life through the tenderness of dolphin eyes.
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
#34 - The Dive Shack - Port Noarlunga
Come and experience the difference.
Established in 2007, our small business prides itself offering superior service and personalised attention to snorkellers and SCUBA divers wanting to explore Port Noarlunga reef and South Australia's other SCUBA and snorkel sites.
Our small team is led by Steve Selbach, a PADI Course Director with over 20 years experience in the industry.
This makes GO2DIVE the only PADI Dive centre in Adelaide with an instructor trainer actively involved in day to day training at all levels.
Come and experience the difference.
Open by appointment at times outside of published opening hours- visit www.go2dive.com.au or call Steve on 0413134827 to learn more.
#35 - Ocean Safari
#36 - Passions of Paradise
Certified scuba divers have a beautiful range of reefs to dive. We have a selection of drift dives, wall dives, and swim throughs.
Our specially designed glass bottom dive tender will take you to the best locations on the day. These remote sites mean that you won’t meet other scuba divers from other boats. All our dives are guided, and we provide all your equipment, including wetsuits and computers. There are no hidden costs.
#37 - Go Dive Brisbane Pty Ltd
Go Dive Brisbane is Brisbanes premier PADI scuba diver education centre. Founded in 2000, Go Dive Brisbane has a reputation for quality instruction and advice, professionalism, value and most importantly, safety. Go Dive Brisbane is locally owned and operated which focuses on providing Brisbane diver the most modern professional Scuba Diving in Australia.
Go Dive Brisbane offers a wide range of PADI scuba diving courses to train you from beginner diver through to PADI Instructor. Experience scuba diving for the first time with the PADI Discover Scuba Diving.
Become a certified diver with the PADI Scuba Diver or PADI Open Water Course before continuing your adventure with the PADI Advanced Open Water, PADI Rescue Diver, PADI Divemaster and PADI Instructor courses. Specialty Courses available include PADI Deep Diver, PADI Wreck Diver, PADI Underwater Navigator, PADI Enriched Air Nitrox, PADI Digital Photography, PADI Equipment Specialty, PADI Search and Recovery and many more. Go Dive Brisbane also offers PADI Emergency First Response First Aid Courses and the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider.
#38 - Frog Dive Willoughby
Our mission is to assist our customers to fulfill their dream in becoming divers, and to further help on the progress of their diving training. From Learn to Dive all the way to Advanced Decompression Procedures courses, our center caters for all levels of experience. We also offer Freediving and Spearfishing courses, as well as Bubble Maker and Kids Scuba Birthday parties.
We are passionate about the ocean and share this love with our Diving Family. Every weekend have boat dives and free shore dives around Sydney harbor. Our overseas and local diving trips make for unforgettable lifetime experiences. Have the best time in and out of the water with a fun group of like-minded people who love diving!
#39 - Down Under Dive
#40 - Fish Rock Dive Centre
#41 - Island Charters Narooma
#42 - Sunreef Mooloolaba
#43 - Coral Sea Dreaming Dive & Sail
THE SAILING LIVEABOARD CORAL SEA DREAMING LIVEABOARD MEETS ANY BUDGET WHILE EXPLORING THE CAIRN’S EXTENSIVE CORAL GARDENS, UNVEILING AN ABUNDANCE OF MARINE LIFE
Suitable for all Divers and Snorkelers, the intimate Coral Sea Dreaming liveaboard is your personal Dive and Sail tour to the best diving in the Great Barrier Reef. Traveling to the Outer Reef, guests will be transported in comfort on this unique sailing vessel. Dive depths will range from 5 to 28 meters and Divers and Snorkelers will experience vibrant Coral Gardens, amazing biodiversity including Turtles, small Reef Sharks and Schools of Pelagics. If there is good wind, the boat will also set its sails for locomotion.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
The 52 foot (16 meter) liveaboard sailing vessel Coral Sea Dreaming is a unique yacht, designed to traverse the Great Barrier Reef in all kinds of weather. Her custom features provide comfort and convenience for diving and snorkeling on her 2 day/1 night excursions. The Coral Sea Dreaming’s 3 English speaking crew offer personalized attention. 12 passengers are accommodated in air conditioned private cabins which include single bunks, and a quad share. The intimate environment of the boat requires guests to bring the minimum as storage space is limited. Guests are asked to bring an overnight pack on-board. Luggage can be stored at the office. The boat is equipped with 2 toilets, a separate hot water shower as well as a fresh water shower on the stern of the boat.
Between dives on this amazing dive safari aboard Coral Sea Dreaming, guests will relax and enjoy the breathtaking Australian vistas. Guests enjoy unlimited water time as they can snorkel right off the boat. Take a nap on the shaded sun deck, being gently rocked by the ocean waves, or work on your tan in the abundant sunshine.
Great food is standard aboard Coral Sea Dreaming. A well supplied galley will provide guests with three hearty meals a day served in the ship’s comfortable dining area. Chat about the day’s sightings as you sit down and enjoy a delicious buffet. Beer, wine and softs drinks are available on board to purchase.
HOW TO GET THERE
Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.
#44 - Ocean Free & Ocean Freedom - Cairns Premier Reef &
Ocean Free + Ocean Freedom – Cairns Premier Reef & Island Tours are locally owned and operated by husband and wife team - Perry Jones and Taryn Agius. Perry has been in the dive industry in Cairns and managing dive operations on four vessels since 1988 including Ocean Free since 1992 when he met Taryn. They both worked the boats since then and purchased Ocean Free (a 16.5M schooner) in 1996. Having many years of experience in the industry, Ocean Free quickly became a well-established and respected company amongst local agents and the marine industry.
They bought their second vessel Ocean Freedom - a stylish and comfortable 20M motor CAT- in 2005 and after a year’s total refurbishment the luxury 20m cruiser was launched in mid 2006 and continues to receive great reviews in the industry. Their commitment to ensuring a very personalised, caring and safe tour where guests are a “name” not a “number” is continually evident on both tours.
This company offers two personal Great Barrier Reef day tours departing from Cairns - Ocean Free offers a 25-guest sail, exclusive Great Barrier Reef site and Green Island experience and Ocean Freedom, an un-rushed six hours of reef time on two unique and wonderful Great Barrier Reef sites – “Wonder Wall”, on outer edge of Upolu Reef, and Upolu Cay reef with its crystal clear turquoise waters. Both day tours offer diving (certified) or Introductory dives as an optional extra onboard.
Perry and Taryn have a great love for the sea and reef and are passionate about looking after the reef and ensuring their guests have the best reef experience possible, thereby also engaging their guests to love and protect this great natural icon. They have been an Advanced Eco-Certified product for many years and continue to support sustainable practices and stewardship of their reef sites and are involved in projects such as the “Coral Nurturing” pilot study and “Eye on the Reef”.
They have now been operating reef tours locally for over 27 years and take great pride in their crew who are “hand-picked” for unsurpassed service, professionalism and a high respect for safety. Perry and Taryn view their crew as the operation’s greatest asset and promise to ensure all their guests receive the best care possible.
#45 - Hervey Bay Dive Centre
#46 - Calypso Reef Charters Pty Ltd
Calypso Reef Cruises, Port Douglas, offers family cruises, reef tours, and dive trips to the Great Barrier Reef for snorkelling and scuba diving. Our reef trip is suitable for all ages and provides a unique reef experience for all guests.
Departing daily from Marina Mirage, Port Douglas, our experienced crew will take you to the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in our fast, stable and comfortable vessels.
Calypso travels daily to three breathtaking sites on the Outer Great Barrier Reef. Explore the wondrous spectacle that is the Great Barrier Reef with Calypso Reef Cruises without the crowds. A diversity of marine life and corals inhabit the Great Barrier Reef and can be viewed from the surface or by plunging below.
Calypso Reef Cruises is owned by Experience Co Limited (EXP), an Australian owned company specialising in adventure and leisure tourism. Experience Co provides experiences across Australia and New Zealand.
#47 - Adelaide Scuba
Adelaide Scuba is South Australia's leading Scuba Diving Centre, located at the popular beachside suburb of Glenelg.
It is a customer built diver training centre and equipment sales showroom. The facility offers the diving community everything need in a dive store.
- onsite heated indoor swimming pool,
- state of the art training rooms,
- dedicated equipment servicing department with Full Time Technician
- large retail showroom and to make diving that much easier
- 3 dive boats moored at the back door.
We strive to make the diving experience in South Australia convenient, safe and most of all fun. Where else in SA can you pull up to your local Dive Store Carpark, put your gear straight on the boat, be driven to your location, and go for a dive? When you done we'll drop you to the back of the Dive Store where there is facilities to wash & hang your gear, while its drying take a seat in the shop, hang out with your dive buddies, join in with lunch, ID the critters you saw and debrief & log your dives. Diving is not just a passion but a lifestyle.
South Australia has some of the best and most unique diving the world has to offer and with over 20 dive sites within a 30-minute boat ride from our boat deck, you have a diverse range of diving to choose from. Wrecks, Reefs, Drop Offs, Caves and Swim throughs add to the abundance of spectacular marine life on show in S.A., including the famous Leafy Sea Dragon. Adelaide Scuba regularly visits these sites with Mid Week and Weekend dive charters tailored to all levels of diver.
#48 - Spirit Of Freedom Pty Ltd
#49 - Pro Dive Cairns
#50 - The Dive Shack
We are locally family owned and operated PADI 5 Star IDC Centre offering the best in Scuba Diving in South Australia. With our 7 day a week full retail store, charter boat operation, we have access to all dive sites from Fresh Water Caverns to Ocean Wreck, Reef and Jetty Dives. We are truly South Australia's one stop PADI shop.
#51 - Devocean Dive
Husband and wife team who have been diving the Gold Coast for years. Does both PADI and NAUI, and lots of shore diving to keep dive costs down. Active dive club for local, intrastate, interstate and international trips. Also very active in local causes, especially the Save Our Spit alliance.
#52 - Scouts ACT
#53 - Dive Smart
#54 - Kirra Dive 'On the Tweed'
Kirra Dive on the Tweed is a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre located in Tweed Heads, right on the NSW/Queensland border. We have access to Cook Island Reserve and themain attraction all year around are the Green Turtles that reside along the North wall of the Island.
We also have a mixture of tropical and temperate fish life.
Other sides include Nine Mile Reef, Alberta wreck and Fidos reef
Learning to dive has never been easier.
Most of our confined water training is conducted in heated pool and our Dive Site is only 10-20 minutes away. Our training can also be conducted in the easily assessable Tweed Inlet(shore Dive)
We do provide the highest levels of training from our team of experienced and passionate instructors. We schedule 2-3 courses a week and will run courses even for 1 student.
We also have a active dive club which is open to divers of all levels of training. We organises social events and dive trips locally and abroad
#56 - Seastar Cruises
#57 - Mike Ball Dive Expeditions
#58 - Perth Scuba
#59 - Wooli Dive Centre
#60 - Academy Of Scuba
#61 - Mission Beach Dive
#62 - Queensland Scuba Diving Co
Queensland Scuba Diving is a floating Gold Coast PADI dive center, offering snorkeling and scuba diving along Australia's mighty tropical coastline.
In 20 years, the team have logged more than 50,000 dives! The center operates a fleet of three vessels and caters for divers of all ages and skill levels. They offer diving and snorkeling for the complete novice through to PADI certification at instructor level, has a comprehensive range of scuba diving equipment and experienced staff who can help you to decide what's right for you.
#63 - Dive 2000
Kevin Deacon is considered one of Australia’s most experienced, accomplished and highly published underwater photographers. His images have received international acclaim and have graced the pages of prestigious books and magazines through out the World during the past 25 years.
Kevin’s expertise and experience includes organizing and leading adventure dive and underwater photography/video tours to exotic locations throughout the world.
As a PADI Master Diver Trainer Kevin has been actively involved in all levels of diver training from beginners through to trainee instructors and dive masters over the past 40 years. He is regarded as one of the pioneers of recreational diving in Australia.
#64 - Aquatic Adventures
Welcome to Aquatic Adventures. Learn to dive today! You can start right now! Do your PADI Open Water Course in Melbourne. We offer scuba diving courses for all training levels within the recreational dive industry. Rowville is positioned to cater for divers throughout Victoria. Our 5 Star Instructor development dive centre conducts PADI courses from Open Water Diver through to Master Instructor, as well as the diverse range of PADI specialty courses. We also offer technical training from PADI Tec Rec. Aquatic Adventures stock a full range of scuba diving equipment from well known brands at our Rowville store. Our active Dive Club, the Aquaholics, is sure to get you into the water! Every week we have a club night with drinks and nibbles or a BBQ at Rowville.
#65 - Scuba Doctor Dive Shop
For recreational, technical, commercial, military and rescue Scuba Gear and Scuba Diving Equipment The Scuba Doctor is your one-stop, online dive shop. Please feel free to dive into our online dive shop and explore new scuba diving, snorkelling, freediving, spearfishing, swimming and water sports product releases and our comprehensive range of popular equipment.
Huge Range: The Scuba Doctor test dives what we sell and we hand select the manufacturers that we deal with so that you only get the very best diving and other watersports equipment. The top brands we sell include: Analox, AP Diving, Apeks, Apollo, Aqualung, Backscatter, Catalina, CineBags, Cressi, Dive Perfect, Divesoft, Dolphin Tech, Faber, Fourth Element, Garmin, Gear Aid, Intova, Isotta, IST Sports, JBL, Light & Motion, Mares, Miflex Hoses, Nautilus LifeLine, Northern Diver, OMS, Probe Wetsuits, Salvimar, Sea & Sea, Seaka, Shearwater Research, Sonar, Suunto, Tovatec, Tusa, Underwater Kinetics, Waterproof etc.
Extensive Stock: At The Scuba Doctor you'll find just what you need. We have an extensive stock of the equipment you need which ensures fast delivery of the basics: masks, fins, snorkels, boots, gloves, BCDs, regulators and cylinders. We also stock dive products such as dive computers, instruments, underwater cameras and lights, dry suits, wet suits and knives, plus complete dive equipment packages
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#66 - Diving The Gold Coast
#67 - Lets Go Adventures
#68 - Dive Ningaloo
#69 - Quicksilver Connections
Quicksilver Dive is a 5* PADI dive center operating in Port Douglas, Queensland.
Quicksilver Dive’s purpose-built dive training centre in Port Douglas, offers a range of PADI accredited courses; from the entry level open water certification (learn to scuba dive), to advanced and professional courses for the certified diver. At the center, students will have access to a heated dive pool, air-conditioned classrooms, and off road parking. The low student to instructor ratios ensures a world-class, personalised, professional and safe learning experience.
On the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef, you will complete your certifications in the warm and safe waters of the magnificent Agincourt Reef, where visibility is fantastic and marine life is as diverse as it is colorful. The friendly team will lead you through an action-packed day of diving and relaxing on board a quality, purpose-built catamaran. Dive with the support of professional instructors who will accompany you and make sure to point out any reef critters they come across!
#70 - Bayplay Dive Resort - Melbourne
Bayplay PADI Dive Resort boasts its own on-site facilities including a theory training room and a heated three-tiered Scuba training pool. Bayplay Dive Resort adheres to the highest of standards. Safety is paramount as is reflected in Bayplay Dive Resorts accreditation by the Better Business Tourism Accreditation Program. These high standards have lead Bayplay Dive Resort to becoming a 2 time winner of the Victorian Tourism Awards for Adventure Tourism 2005 and 2006. Our dive team is PADI qualified and pride themselves on comprehensive marine education maximizing the experience and marine life encountered. Small numbers and professional service is what we are about.
Explore Australia's best kept secret. Guided Dives with Bayplay Dive Resort will lead you to some of natures finest. Highly sought after Weedy Sea Dragons and Octopus & Sea Horse Gardens are sure to amaze beginners, to the highly experienced veteran of the dive community.
Our professional and highly experienced dive guides are happy to share local knowledge and biological information on the substrate and marine life within, relating to your days diving.
Divers wishing to further their Port Phillip Bay diving experience, a wide range of boat dives are available. Wall Dives, Drift Dives, Submarines and wide range of world class Shipwrecks and Marine Parks help to create one of natures finest play grounds.
#71 - Blue Destiny Boat Charters
Enjoy two dives, snorkels or a day relaxing on Blue Destiny's 68ft Catamaran at Perth's underwater playground, Rottnest Island in WA.Beautiful limestone reefs covered in soft corals, lots of fish life and a wonderful day out on the boatRottnest Island pick-up & drop-off available.Dive guides can be added to your booking.Don't have your dive ticket? Join a Discover Scuba at Rottnest Island. We'll arrange an Instructor to take you on your own underwater experience. All your dive equipment hire included.
#72 - Exmouth Dive & Whalesharks Ningaloo
#73 - Divers Den
#74 - Daktari Surf & Dive
Daktari Surf/Dive is the Premier diving company in South West Victoria.
As a PADI 5 Star Resort, our training, Sales and Service is second to none.
Our Scuba Instructors are Master Scuba Diver Trainers, with over 18 Specialty Instructor Ratings and over 30 years experience in the Industry.
We are passionate about diving and the Aquatic environment, protecting our marine life and actively run clean up dives and Citizen Science dives such as the Annual Fish count and Sea Slug Census.
We offer private courses and courses for small groups, we are flexible with training schedules.
We provide all gear for dive courses including Dive suits, Tanks, Weights, BCD's, Regulators, Boots and Fins, or use your own gear. We prefer you to provide a mask and snorkel for all courses.
We have access to a heated indoor swimming pool, confined open Water dive site and open Water dive site at Port Fairy.
Other open Water dive sites are within an hours drive, fresh water dive sites are accessible too.
Daktari Surf/Dive has a shop in Warrnambool where we sell gear for Scuba diving, Spear fishing, Freediving and Snorkelling.
We have shops in Hamilton, Port Fairy, Mt. Gambier and Warrnambool.