Introductory Diving +
From $119.00 Duration: allow 4 hours turnaround (approx.)
Scuba diving is an incredible experience and you are able to try it without completing a full certification course and without any prior diving experience. The PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience is designed to provide a safe introductory diving tour.
o Single Introductory Scuba Diving Tour
o Genuine PADI experience
o All equipment included
o Free hotel transfers (nearby only)
o Calm water dive site
o Departure ex Main beach
ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE
The dive is conducted in calm water at Wave Break Island, within the Gold Coast Broadwater and under the direct supervision of a qualified PADI Instructor in a group with a maximum of 4 divers. You will be given a solid briefing about the basics of scuba diving, followed by skill practice in water shallow enough to stand in.
Once you become comfortable with simple scuba skills, you will start diving into deeper water. Introductory diving experiences are limited to 12m depth however the average depth you will dive to at Wave Break island is about 3-5m. This is where the fun begins. You will spend about 15-30min submerged underwater, depending on your air consumption, looking at the fish.
THE DIVE SITE
Wave Break Island is located within the Gold Coast Broadwater (inshore) and is therefore protected from ocean swells. It provides an ideal environment for introductory diving and snorkelling. The man-made island features a sandy beach and a large rock wall on the northern side which is the habitat of many different species of fish. The sandy dive site is home to many different types of brim, angle fish, rays, nudibranchs and many other colourful fish. The depth ranges from 0m at the beach to about 8m. The introductory diving is usually conducted in an area with a maximum depth of 4m. The rock wall is ideal for snorkelling too. The site is influenced by tides. Diving is only possible on high tide or low tide, hence departure times vary from day to day and tours are limited to only 1 tour per day. Visibility ranges between 3m and 15m and depends on wind direction as well as recent rain events.
o Introductory Scuba Dive – $119pp
o Snorkelling Tour – $69pp
o Observer – $69pp
o Private Charter for 4 divers – $795
Be 12 years of age and of reasonable health. Things like a history with asthma or recent surgery may require you to obtain medical clearance.
This experience is conducted by our partner PADI Dive Centre, Queensland Scuba Diving Company and departs daily ex Mariners Cove in Main Beach. Why? Combining certified diving and introductory diving on the same tour is logistically challenging as both type of divers have different needs and expectations. Our reef dive sites are too deep for introductory diving. We therefore choose to offer this incredible experience on a large stable vessel with a partner that specialises in introductory diving and snorkelling tours.
SNORKELLING & OBSERVERS
This tour is suitable for snorkelling and you can also bring along any observers at the cost of a snorkeler. You will all board the same vessel.
For any certified divers that wish to join their friends or loved ones on an introductory diving tour, we recommend to simply book yourself onto the same tour as an intro diver and join the group. Please note that our offshore dives to the reefs and wrecks are not suitable for introductory diving. Discover Scuba Diving is conducted at Wave Break island only.