4
SCUBA IQ - PORT DOUGLAS DIVE TRIPS
Our highly experienced team offer guided dive trips which are designed to make your scuba diving experience safe, relaxing and leave you with memories of the Great Barrier Reef that you will treasure for the rest of your life. With no minimum numbers for our trips and courses you are guaranteed a small group of between one and four divers on any of our tours. This means we can go to extra lengths to make your day memorable. INCLUDED ON ALL OF OUR GUIDED DIVE TRIPS: 3 dives at either Agincourt, Opal, St Crispins or Tongue reef systems Small group - maximum 4 divers Full dive briefing covering points of interest, safety and equipment orientation Full set of high quality 'Scubapro' rental dive equipment Dive computer rental Additional dive safety equipment Morning and afternoon tea plus fresh buffet lunch Dive debrief - log dives with creature/fish I.D books The staff at Scuba IQ Port Douglas have extensive knowledge of the Great Barrier Reef, the creatures which inhabit it, as well as the wider eco-system and the nearby Daintree Rainforest which all play an important role in making the Reef the special location it is. Fully personalised, privately guided trips including dive vessel charters for single or multi-day 'liveaboard' excursions can also be organised if you are looking for something "made-to-order" PREREQUISITES Minimum age for our guided dive trips is 10 Certain medical conditions and medications, past or current may pose a risk and can preclude you from diving. A valid diving licence from a recognised organisation

Local Pricing Availabile |
Sign Up |  

5
SCUBA IQ - PADI Discover Scuba Diving
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving or you're short on time, then this is the perfect place to start! Discover Scuba Diving is a supervised introduction to some of the basic skills needed to explore underwater and to feel the sensation of being totally weightless. On the day of your trip, aboard award-winning Calypso reef cruises' dive vessel, we will teach you everything you need to know about your first time diving - how to breathe, adapting your body to the environment, hand signals and of course about the reef itself. Once we arrive at the reef, we will spend the first part teaching you how to do three basic scuba skills. After that it's time to go diving! You will be immediately amazed by the freedom you have while moving along the reef in zero-gravity, observing the daily goings-on of the reefs residents. We then make two more supevised fun dives on two new dive sites, where we will go exploring the Great Barrier Reef, all the while making memories of your first scuba experience. No previous experience is necessary - we'll teach you everything that you need to know, then after your dives we will talk about the reef, the creatures that inhabit it and if you are feeling inspired - how to gain Open Water Diver certification! As an extra option, for anyone wanting to make the most of their time at the reef or if you're not sure whether diving will be for you, a prior swimming pool session can be arranged. This way we can conduct the exercises in total comfort in the relaxed and beautiful surrounds of the Mirage Country Club, Port Douglas. For this option an additional cost will be incurred. Please contact us for more details about this program. PREREQUISITES Minimum age for 'Discover Scuba Diving' is 12 Certain medical conditions and medications, past or current may pose a risk and can preclude you from diving. No previous experience is necessary.

Local Pricing Availabile |
Sign Up |  

1
PADI Open Water Diver
Always wanted to know how it would feel to breathe underwater and see for yourself what life is like beneath the surface?... The PADI Open Water Diver certification is the world’s most popular and widely recognised scuba diving licence. Becoming a certified diver is a highly rewarding experience and will literally open-up a whole new world of possibilities for travel, discovery and adventure. The benefits of gaining your PADI Open Water Diver licence are numerous, including: Make your diving safer Meet new & interesting people Enjoy the freedom of diving with other certified divers Participate in marine conservation activities Gain access to exciting dives such as shipwrecks or caverns Best of all - explore the remaining 70% of the planet! HOW DO I GET CERTIFIED? First, complete PADI 'eLearning' to lay the theoretical foundation, then once here in Port Douglas you'll spend 3 days under expert supervision, practicing all of the fundamental skills required to dive with a buddy, to a maximum depth of 18 metres, anywhere in the world! 4 open water dives are required for certification and we include 2 free extra dives on the last day of the course, for you to relax and explore the Great Barrier Reef while still under our guidance. No previous experience with scuba is necessary as we will guide you through all of the essential aspects of safe diving including equipment preparation, dive planning and problem management. This is all done by completing the 3 parts of the Open Water Course you can see below THEORY Learn about key concepts such as physics, physiology, equipment for SCUBA and dive planning. All of this is offered through PADI 'eLearning' , a digital platform allowing the theory to be completed in one of two ways: PADI Open Water Diver 'Touch' - Offline Available for tablet, smartphone, PC or Mac. ​PADI 'eLearning' - Online For PC or Mac.only Through 'eLearning' you learn where, how and when you want, Completing before going on holiday, gets you diving quicker and is also a 'clean-green' option! CONFINED WATER In the comfort of a swimming pool, at the Mirage Country Club, Port Douglas, you will learn everything from assembling your own equipment, adjusting your buoyancy and hand signals through to what to do in an emergency​. First, we show you an exercise and then we'll ask you to try. Once all of the different skills have been mastered there will be time for us to improve and perfect so that you are ready for your open water training dives. Then, to finish off the session, we complete a 'mini-dive' to give you a little taste of what to expect when we go to the Great Barrier Reef for your Open Water training dives. OPEN WATER The final part of your Open Water course is to show us everything you have learned so far - in the real world! We'll spend 2 days (6 dives) diving aboard locally-owned 'Calypso reef cruises' dive boats, visiting some of the best reefs to be found in the Port Douglas area. Once all of the training requirements have been completed - typically at the end of the first dive on the second day, we'll take you on 2 extra guided dives so you can use all of your newly acquired skills to explore the Great Barrier Reef at your own pace. PADI Discover Scuba Diving 1 day program 3 dives Min age 12 $495 PADI Scuba Diver 2 day course 3 dives Min age 10 $695

Local Pricing Availabile |
Sign Up |  

About Scuba IQ - Guided Diving & PADI Dive Courses

THE GREAT BARRIER REEF & SCUBA IQ

THE GREAT BARRIER REEF & SCUBA IQ

The Great Barrier Reef, one of the world's most iconic locations and often found high on the list of “must-sees” for travellers and divers from all corners of the globe. 

From  right here in Port Douglas we have access to some of the best diving of anywhere onthe  Reef, from coral gardens to steep reef walls; teeming with the variety of coral and fish life from which it's fame is earned.​

Our guided dive trips and PADI courses will take you to see first-hand some of theseincredible locations, while enjoying many of the other advantages from diving with us:​

  • Expert local instructors, with more than 40 years of combined experience
  • 'Environmentally aware diving philosophy
  • Modern approach to diving and teaching
  • High quality rental equipment
  • Small groups and class sizes
  • Fully accredited and insured, PADI 'Dive Resort'
  • Access to vessels for scheduled trips, liveaboards and private charters
  • Wide selection of dive sites  
  • Excellent training facilities​
  • Along with all of these benefits, you will receive a highly personalised scuba diving experience, with our aim being to leave you with memories of an unforgettable time, spent on the Great Barrier Reef.

WHY DIVE WITH SCUBA IQ?

WHY DIVE WITH SCUBA IQ?

Our highly experienced team offer guided dive trips which are designed to make your scuba diving experience safe, relaxing and leave you with memories of the Great Barrier Reef that you will treasure for the rest of your life.

With no minimum numbers for our trips and courses you are guaranteed a small group of between one and four divers on any of our tours. This means we can go to extra lengths to make your day memorable.​

INCLUDED ON ALL OF OUR GUIDED DIVE TRIPS:

  • 3 dives at either Agincourt, Opal, St Crispins or Tongue reef systems
  • Small group - maximum 4 divers 
  • Full dive briefing covering points of interest, safety and equipment orientation
  • Full set of high quality 'Scubapro' rental dive equipment
  • Dive computer rental
  • Additional dive safety equipment
  • Morning and afternoon tea plus fresh buffet lunch
  • Dive debrief - log dives with creature/fish I.D books​

The staff at Scuba IQ Port Douglas have extensive knowledge of the Great Barrier Reef, the creatures which inhabit it, as well as the wider eco-system and the nearby Daintree Rainforest  which all play an important role in making the Reef the special location it is.​

Fully personalised, privately guided trips including dive vessel charters for single or multi-day 'liveaboard' excursions can also be organised if you are looking for something "made-to-order"

Please contact us for details regarding private charters and liveaboards.

PREREQUISITES

  • Minimum age for our guided dive trips is 10
  • Certain medical conditions and medications, past or current may pose a risk and can preclude you from diving. 
  • Click here for more information
  • A valid diving licence from a recognised organisation

PADI COURSES PORT DOUGLAS

PADI COURSES PORT DOUGLAS

We proudly offer a wide range of PADI programs and courses from 'Discover Scuba Diving' a one day program ideal for anyone who wants to try scuba for the first time or doesn't have time to complete the three day Open Water course, through to further dive education courses such as the Advanced Open Water diver, Rescue diver or Specialty courses

Each course is unique and challenging in it's own way and we guarantee that we will be working as hard as you to help achieve your goals throughout your course, with the ultimate achievement being your new scuba diving certification!


Scuba IQ - Guided Diving & PADI Dive Courses Reviews

BO

0 Brien O'Brien

Martin and SCUBA IQ got me SCUBA certified while I was visiting Port Douglas from California. From the moment I reached out, he was helpful and clear about what he could offer me, as well as costs. I went with private instruction, as recommended by my US SCUBA instructor, due to a bit of anxiety I was dealing with when I first got underwater. Martin helped me navigate this quickly and easily, with expert skill and got me through the certification process with confidence and ease. Our two free dives on the second day were the highlight of my Great Barrier Reef tour! On top of being professional and highly skilled and experienced, Martin was a really cool guy and we had a blast hanging out on the boat between dives. Really felt like I made a new friend on this trip, and I look forward to coming back and diving the Reef some more with him and SCUBA IQ!

EK

0 Elena Kirschbaum

Martin and ScubaIQ was one of the best diving experiences I’ve had! A personalized experience for my friend and I, a guide who knew their stuff and was generous with time and knowledge and lots of fun to dive with. Couldn’t recommend highly enough! Great value, great experience!

More


How to get to Scuba IQ - Guided Diving & PADI Dive Courses


Direct Contact Info

Hours: 0700-2100

Address:

Port Douglas
Queensland 4877
Australia


Enquiry Form