On the Great Barrier Reef, scuba diving is available on day tours and liveaboard trips.

We cater to divers of all levels – whether you’re an experienced pro or new to the underwater world. Our friendly, professional crew is dedicated to showing you the best of the Great Barrier Reef, including breathtaking coral reefs and an abundance of tropical fish.

With years of marine experience, we carefully select our dive sites based on current conditions to guarantee the best possible snorkelling and scuba diving experience. Whether you’re an experienced diver or just taking your first plunge, we’ve got you covered!

Certified Scuba Diving

We offer a variety of certified dive tours to suit divers of all levels, from beginners to advanced. Each dive site on the Great Barrier Reef is unique, teeming with vibrant marine life and an array of colourful coral colonies.

Our tours provide top-notch scuba equipment, including high-range dive computers, to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. And with the option of taking a dive guide, you can be sure to see the best of the Reef – our knowledgeable guides are always eager to share their expertise.

We also welcome uncertified friends and family members to join certified divers on our tours. And for solo divers, our friendly crew will gladly pair you up with a suitable dive buddy.

What is certified diving?

Certified diving is for those who already hold a scuba qualification.  If you don’t have a scuba diving license and like to participate in scuba diving, see ‘Introductory Scuba Diving’.


Introductory/resort scuba diving

Optional, subject to medical conditions.

Introductory diving is a great way to try scuba diving without committing to a full dive course. It is safe and enjoyable, and a hand-held introductory dive is a fantastic way to experience the crystal clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef.

Whether you have a day or a week, there’s no better place to try diving than the Great Barrier Reef. The Reef’s protective barrier creates calm waters that are perfect for beginners. Once you’re comfortable, your dive leader will guide you on supervised underwater tours, showing you the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef and our passion for diving.

What is introductory diving?

Introductory diving doesn’t require any previous experience. It is a small group activity under the supervision of an experienced dive instructor. It’s a great way for beginners to have an unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experience without completing a full scuba diving course.

Can anyone try an introductory dive?

Anyone who can swim and is in good physical health can probably try an introductory dive. The minimum age for resort diving is 12 years old. However, some medical conditions or medications may prevent you from participating in scuba activities.


Why book a scuba diving tour with us?

  • The Best Equipment:
    All of our tours offer high-quality, up-to-date equipment and our friendly dive masters will assist you in setting up your gear.
  • Full Diver Briefing:
    A thorough dive briefing will be given for each reef location by an experienced crew with in-depth knowledge of the areas and marine life found.
  • Ideal Dive Depths:
    Our dive sites have an average depth range of 10-25 meters (30-80 feet) for qualified divers, and 5-12 meters (15-36 feet) for unqualified divers on an introductory scuba diving tour. Advanced divers can expect depth ranges up to 40 meters (120 feet) on liveaboard tours.
  • Dive Buddy:
    Buddy up with another passenger or take the guided dive option. If you’re travelling alone, our friendly dive team will ensure you have a buddy to go diving with.
  • Introductory Dives:
    If you’ve never dived before, you’ll have an opportunity to try an introductory dive with an experienced dive instructor.
  • Guided Dives:
    Go on a guided dive with one of our friendly and professional dive teams and take the hassle out of navigating. Our experienced guides will show you the best dive spots, get you back to the boat and ensure you have a fun and comfortable dive experience.
  • Reef Locations:
    Enjoy the diversity of the Great Barrier Reef, with different dive sites with unique marine life.


Our ten best scuba diving tips

  • Always dive with a dive buddy
  • Make sure you buddy check
  • Dive with a reputable company
  • Dive within your limits.  Never dive deeper than 40 metres.
  • Never hold your breath
  • Equalise several times while you descend
  • Keep an eye on your dive gauge
  • Don’t touch anything
  • Ascend slowly at the end of every dive.
  • Do not fly or go to altitude 24 hours after your dive.


Scuba Diving in Queensland, Australia

Can I go Diving?

All scuba divers must read and agree to the ‘Scuba Diving Important Information’, medical requirements for scuba within Australia and all other terms and conditions of their trip.

At the start of your tour, all persons participating in scuba activities must fill out a standard Queensland Medical Declaration form [view form].  This form must be completed and signed by a parent or guardian for children.

For scuba divers, some medical conditions and medications and health issues (both past and present) may prevent a person from participating in scuba diving activities.

Minimum age for scuba diving

Introductory scuba diving (beginners) or participation in scuba diver training must be at least twelve (12) years in Queensland, Australia.  Junior certified divers must be at least ten (10) years old in Queensland, Australia.

All junior divers must dive with a certified parent or guardian or with a dive professional at an additional charge.

Certified divers must be at ‘The Open Water Diver level or higher and bring proof of their qualification to be checked by the Dive Supervisor.  If unable to verify your certification level, tour Operators reserve the right to refuse a person scuba diving as a certified diver.

Comprehensive travel insurance

When planning a trip to the Great Barrier Reef, it’s important to have comprehensive travel insurance that includes coverage for trip cancellation, evacuation, and medical expenses related to scuba diving. Make sure to read your insurance policy carefully to understand the conditions and ensure it covers all the activities you intend to participate in, including all scuba diving activities.

Dive Assure - Dive and travel insurance plans

It’s important to remember that in the event of a medical emergency, any evacuation, vessel relocation, medical or other expenses are the financial responsibility of the passenger. So make sure you have the right coverage in place.

Please also note that tour operators reserve the right to change locations, prices, vessels and itineraries due to unforeseen circumstances.