Scuba diving Great Barrier Reef
Scuba diving is a choice of day tours and liveaboard trips on the Great Barrier Reef.
Starting with the choice of our premier day trip ‘all-inclusive’ Reef Experience.
Next, look at our liveaboard adventure with Reef Encounter.
Enjoy the wonders of the World’s largest coral reef. During your tour, visit the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park!
Whether an experienced diver or it’s your first time, reeftrip.com caters to all scuba divers.
Tours that offer the best Outer Barrier Reef locations every day.
With a friendly professional crew, who will be delighted to 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 snorkelling and scuba diving.
Certified Dive Adventures
Starting with our Liveaboard trips. – Certified dive tours 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. Guided dives are offered at each location. Certified divers can travel on the same tour as uncertified friends and family. Also, if you are 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 and like to participate in scuba diving, see ‘Introductory Scuba Diving’.
Introductory Scuba Diving
Anybody can try an introductory scuba dive. No experience is 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!
What is introductory diving?
Introductory diving requires no previous scuba experience. Conducted in small groups under the supervision of an experienced Dive Instructor. Introductory dives give beginners an unforgettable Great Barrier Reef experience without having to complete a scuba diving course.
Can anyone try an introductory dive? If you can swim and are in good physical health, you can probably dive. The 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 reeftrip.com?
The Best Equipment
All of our tours offer high quality, up to date equipment. Got your own gear? Our friendly dive masters will assist you in setting up your equipment.
Full diver briefing
are given for each reef location by an experienced crew with in-depth knowledge of the areas and marine life found.
How deep are the dive sites?
As the coral on the Great Barrier Reef needs sunlight to survive and grow, most 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 introductory scuba diving 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. Our friendly dive team will ensure you have a buddy to go diving with if you’re travelling alone.
If you have never dived before, you will have an opportunity to try an introductory dive. Introductory dives are all done with an experienced dive instructor.
Go on a guided dive with one of our friendly and professional dive teams 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 before making your reservation.
Flying after scuba diving
- 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.
Certified divers will be required to show their certification card or divers logbook. If you do not have proof of certification, please get in touch with 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
Terms and Conditions for Scuba Diving
- Activities 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].
- 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.
Minimum Age for diving
Minimum age for diving
The minimum age for introductory 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.
All junior divers must either be accompanied by a certified parent or guardian or must dive with a dive professional at an additional charge.
Certified divers must be at ‘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. Travel insurance should include trip cancellation, evacuation, and medical cover for scuba diving. Would you please read the wording of your insurance policy carefully?
- 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. Would you please read the individual terms and conditions applicable to each tour?