Scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef! Choose from our premier day trip ‘all-inclusive’ Reef Experience, travel to the outer reef on a shoestring with budget tour Compass Cruises or try a liveaboard scuba diving adventure with Reef Encounter and enjoy the wonders of scuba diving a world heritage marine park! Whether an experienced diver or it’s your first time, caters to all divers. Offering some of the very best Outer Barrier Reef locations every day, let us show you pristine coral havens and introduce you to some of our friendly fish!

We use years of marine experience to select our dive sites daily based on conditions, ensuring excellent scuba dive adventures every time!

Certified Scuba Dive Adventures

Liveaboard scuba diving and day diving – Certified dive tours on offer range from those suited to new divers to advanced level scuba divers. Each reef location you’ll visit is unique, bursting with tropical marine life and diverse coral colonies. Top quality scuba equipment (including high range dive computers) are available with every tour, and guided dives are offered at each location. Certified divers can travel on the same tour as un-certified friends and family, and if you’re travelling alone our friendly crew will be happy to provide you 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 but want to participate in scuba activities, see ‘Resort Scuba Diving’.


Introductory / Resort Scuba Diving

Anybody can try an introductory scuba dive, no experience necessary. Scuba diving is easy, fun and exciting! Whether you’ve got a day or a week, there is simply no better place to try diving than the crystal clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef. The protective ‘barrier’ of the reef provides calm waters perfect for beginners. Once comfortable, your dive leader will guide you on supervised underwater tours. Let us show you our passion and give scuba diving a go! Top quality scuba equipment is included in every resort diving tour.

What is Resort Diving?

Resort diving requires no previous scuba experience. Conducted in small groups under the supervision of an experienced Dive Instructor, resort dives give beginners an unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experience without having to complete a full scuba diving course.

Can anyone try a resort dive? If you are able to swim and are in good physical health you can probably dive. Minimum age for resort diving is 12 years. Some medical conditions or medications may prevent you from participating in scuba activities.

Why book a scuba diving tour with

The Best Equipment All of our tours offer high quality, up to date scuba diving equipment. Got your own gear? Our friendly dive masters will assist you to set up your equipment.

Full diver briefings are given for each reef location by experienced crew with in-depth knowledge of the areas and marine life which can be found.

How deep are the dive sites? As the coral on the Great Barrier Reef needs sunlight to survive and grow, the majority of good dive locations are found in relatively shallow areas. Our dive sites have an average depth range of 10-25 meters (30-80 feet). Unqualified scuba divers on Resort Dive tours are generally kept within 5 – 12 meters (15 – 36 feet). Advanced divers travelling on a liveaboard tour can expect depth ranges up to 40 meters (120 feet).
See: Reef Locations

Who will I be diving with? Buddy up with another passenger or take the guided dive option, it’s your choice. If you’re travelling alone our friendly dive team will ensure you have a buddy to go diving with. If you are an un-qualified passenger trying a Resort Scuba dive, you will dive under the supervision of an experienced Dive instructor.

Guided Dives Go on a guided dive with one of our friendly and professional dive team and take all the hassle off navigating yourself! Our experienced guides will show you the best dive spots, get you back to the boat and ensure you have a fun and comfortable scuba.


  • The minimum age for scuba diving activities is 12 years (10 years if already a qualified diver).
  • Some medical conditions may prevent you from diving. For example: heart disease, asthma, epilepsy or diabetes. If you are unsure of a particular medical condition, please check with us prior to making your reservation.
  • Flying after scuba diving: You should not travel to a high altitude (fly or visit a mountain area etc) within 12 hours of completing a single dive or 18 hours after multiple dives. It is recommended to wait 24 hours, if possible, before doing so.
  • Please bring your certification card or divers logbook if you are a qualified scuba diver – the dive supervisor will require to see it before you may participate in certified dives. If you do not have proof of certification, please contact us before your trip to avoid disappointment on the day.

Try our simple medical questionnaire to see if you can go diving!

Terms and Conditions for Scuba Diving Activities

  • All scuba divers booking a tour accept that they have 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 are required to fill out a standard Queensland Medical Declaration form [view form]. For children, this form must be filled in and signed by a parent or guardian. All questions must be answered honestly, as it is a legal document. Your safety is of primary concern. For snorkelers, this information will help operators advise accordingly regarding snorkelling safety. For scuba divers, some medical conditions and/or medications and/or health issues (both past and present) may prevent a person from participating in scuba diving activities
  • The minimum age for resort scuba diving (beginners) or participation in scuba diver training is 12 years in Queensland, Australia
  • The minimum age for certified divers (qualified) is 10 years in Queensland, Australia. Age policies may differ between operators – some require all scuba divers to be a minimum of 12 years old
  • All junior divers must either be accompanied by a certified parent or guardian or must dive with a dive professional at an additional charge
  • No refunds will be offered for uncompleted dives
  • No refunds will be offered for uncompleted dives due to medical restrictions
  • Certified divers must be ‘Open Water Diver’ level or higher, and bring proof of their qualification with them 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
  • All passengers are strongly advised to purchase comprehensive travel insurance that includes trip cancellation insurance, evacuation and medical cover for scuba diving. Please read the wording of your insurance policy carefully and ensure it covers you for all intended activities – including all scuba activities. In a medical emergency, any evacuation, vessel relocation, medical or other expenses are the financial responsibility of that passenger
  • Tour Operators reserve the right to change locations, prices, vessels and itineraries due to unforeseen circumstances and without notice, but will full consideration of safety
  • Please read the individual terms and conditions applicable to each tour