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THE LEGAL STUFF

Legal Entity: The Scuba Coach Pty Ltd
ABN: 44 603 317 933

Registered Business Names

– The Scuba Coach
– Gold Coast Dive Adventures
– Gold Coast Whale Watching Tours

Website URL’s

– www.thescubacoach.com
– www.GoldCoastDiveAdventures.com.au
– www.thescubacoach.rezdy.com

Every booking is subject to our terms and conditions and require you to enter a legally binding liability release and assumption of risk agreement. All of our terms and conditions are accessible for you via our booking platform: https://thescubacoach.rezdy.com/terms

Our Commitment to Privacy

The Privacy Policy of The Scuba Coach Pty Ltd T/A Gold Coast Dive Adventures has been developed as an extension of our commitment to combine quality products and services with integrity in dealing with users. The Policy is designed to assist you in the understanding of how we collect, use and protect the personal information provided to us.

When you place an order for products or services, we collect Personally Identifiable Information (such as name, contact and billing information, credit card, and other transactional information). We use this information to deliver your order, process payment, and to communicate the status of your order. Occasionally, you may voluntarily provide Personally Identifiable Information to complete surveys and questionnaires or to participate in user polls. We use this information to improve our products and services and to ensure that we’re providing accurate disclosures. We may also use your Personally Identifiable Information to provide you newsletters and other marketing information that coincide with your preferences. You may customize your marketing preferences, or let us know if you do not wish to receive any promotional materials, by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the email. The parties who perform services for us (credit card processors, merchant bank, third-party booking engines, suppliers) may also have access to your information in performing such services.

When taking a class, student information such as your name, address and date of birth is shared with PADI for the purpose of processing certifications.

We do not share any information with third parties for any unknown or unrelated uses.

WEBSITE TERMS OF USE

You acknowledge to act in good faith in a honest and reasonable manner when using our website and you will use our website and the information provided for its intended purpose only. All intellectual property remains with us.

Blog posts are for general information only. We can not be held liable for the correctness of the information provided. Blog Posts will have source information provided with them to enable you contacting the publisher directly in the event of a query.

When contacting us via this website, you agree to the terms outlined within this section and they will form part of any future service agreement entered with us.  The content of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without prior notice

This website uses cookies to monitor browsing preferences. If you allow cookies to be used, the following personal information may be stored by us for use by third parties: Name, email address and phone number.

If you contact us for whatever reason, you agree that your name and email address can be added to our mailing list. Any promotional email send to you will have the option to permanently unsubscribe.

Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the performance, accuracy, timeliness, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You hereby acknowledge that such information and materials may contain mistakes, inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude any liability for such to the fullest extent permissible by law.

Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.

This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the content, design, layout, appearance, look and graphics of the website. Any reproduction of the website’s material is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions. All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to us, are acknowledged on the website. Unauthorised use of this website may be a criminal offence and/or give rise to a claim for damages.

This website may also, on occasion, include links to other websites which are not controlled by us. These links are provided for your convenience to provide you with further information. You acknowledge that they are used at your own risk. They do not signify that we recommend or endorse the websites. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those websites. Your use of this website and any dispute arising out of your use of it is subject to the laws of Queensland, Australia.

You may only use the website for lawful purposes and in a manner consistent with the nature and purpose of the website. These terms and conditions do not relate to your use of any product or service described on our website unless otherwise agreed. You must refer to the individual warranty relevant to any particular product or service.

These terms and conditions may be amended from time to time. Your continued use of our website following any such amendments will be deemed to be confirmation that you accept those amendments. You indemnify us from and against all claims, suits, demands, actions, liabilities, costs and expenses (including legal costs and expenses on a full indemnity basis) resulting from your use of the website. In no event will we be liable for any loss, damage, cost or expense including legal costs and expenses (whether direct or indirect) incurred by you in connection with the use of this website.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, we take no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control. Should any of these terms found unlawful, all remaining terms shall still remain valid.

LIABILITY RELEASE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT

The below stated terms are the content of our dive waiver which every booking is subject too. Every customer agrees to the provision of the agreements by default when completing the online booking process (even without signature).

I, hereby affirm that unless I am participating in snorkelling or whale watching, I am a certified scuba diver OR a student diver under the control and supervision of a certified scuba instructor, and that I thoroughly understand the hazards of scuba diving including those hazards occurring during boat travel to and from the dive site and transportation in between accommodation and the meeting point, departure point (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Excursion”).

I understand that these inherent risks include, but are not limited to, drowning, heart attack, sun stroke, sun burn, air expansion injuries, decompression sickness, embolism or other hyperbaric injuries that require treatment in a recompression chamber; slipping or falling while on board, being cut or struck by a boat while in the water, injuries occurring while getting on or off a boat, and other perils of the sea; all of which can result in serious injury or death. Further risks include the vessel being struck by marine life, vehicle accidents whilst being transferred in between accommodation and the departure point.

I understand the Excursion will be conducted at a site that is remote, either by time or distance or both, from a recompression chamber and emergency medical facilities. I still choose to proceed with the Excursion. By signing this Agreement, I certify that I am fully aware of and expressly assume these and all other risks involved in making such a boat trip, scuba dive(s), snorkelling or whale watching, whether conducted as a spectator, certified diver or a student diver in a diving class.

I understand and agree that neither the dive professional(s); nor the crew or owner of the vessel; nor the vessel itself; nor PADI Americas, Inc., nor its affiliate or subsidiary corporations; nor the owners, officers, employees, agents, contractors or assigns of the above listed individuals and/or entities (hereinafter “Released Parties”) may be held liable or responsible in any way for any personal injury, property damage, wrongful death or other damages to me or my family, estate, heirs or assigns that may occur as a result of my participation in this Excursion, or as a result of the negligence of any party, including the Released Parties, whether passive or active.

I am aware that the vessel used for the activity is a ‘wet boat’ and smaller vessel. Any personal belongings are brought onto the vessel at the participants risk. I am aware that items such as cameras, mobile phones may get water damaged and should be left ashore.

I affirm I am in good mental and physical fitness to scuba dive. I further state that I am not under the influence of alcohol or any drugs that are contradicted to diving. If I am taking medication, I affirm that I have seen a physician and have approval to dive while under the influence of the medication/drugs. I understand that skin and scuba diving are physically strenuous activities and that I will be exerting myself during this Excursion, and that if I am injured as a result of heart attack, panic, hyperventilation, drowning or any other cause, that I expressly assume the risk of said injuries and that I will not hold the Released Parties responsible for the same.

I am aware that safe dive practices suggest diving with a buddy unless trained as a self-reliant diver. Accordingly, it is my responsibility to plan my dive allowing for my diving experience and limitations, and the prevailing water conditions and environment. I will not hold the Released Parties responsible for my failure to safely plan my dive, dive my plan, and follow the instructions and dive briefing of the dive professional(s)/vessel crew. I affirm it is my responsibility to inspect all of my equipment prior to the Excursion and that I should not dive if my equipment is not functioning properly. I will not hold the Released Parties responsible for my failure to inspect my equipment prior to diving or if I choose to dive with equipment that may not be functioning properly.

I further state that I am of lawful age and legally competent to sign this Agreement, or that I have obtained the written consent of my parent or guardian. I understand the terms herein are contractual and not a mere recital, and that I have signed this Agreement of my own free act and with the knowledge that I hereby agree to waive my legal rights. I further agree that if any provision of this Agreement if found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be severed from this Agreement. The remainder of this Agreement will then be construed as though the unenforceable provision had never been contained herein.

I understand and agree that I am not only giving up my right to sue the Released Parties but also any rights my heirs, assigns or beneficiaries may have to sue the Released Parties resulting from my death. I further represent that I have the authority to do so and my heirs, assigns and beneficiaries will be estopped from claiming otherwise because of my representations to the Released Parties.

I, BY THIS INSTRUMENT, AGREE TO EXEMPT AND RELEASE ALL THE ABOVE LISTED ENTITIES AND/OR INDIVIDUALS FROM ALL LIABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR WRONGFUL DEATH, HOWEVER CAUSED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PRODUCT LIABILITY OR THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASED PARTIES, WHETHER PASSIVE OR ACTIVE.

I HAVE FULLY INFORMED MYSELF AND MY HEIRS OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS NON-AGENCY DISCLOSURE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT AGREEMENT AND LIABILITY RELEASE AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AGREEMENT BY READING BOTH BEFORE I SIGNED BELOW ON BEHALF OF MYSELF AND MY HEIRS.

NON-AGENCY DISCLOSURE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AGREEMENT

PADI Members (“Members”), including Gold Coast Dive Adventures and/or any individual PADI Instructors and Divemasters associated with the program in which I am participating, are licensed to use various PADI Trademarks and to conduct PADI training, but are not agents, employees or franchisees of PADI Americas, Inc, or its parent, subsidiary and affiliated corporations (“PADI”). Our Member business activities are independent, and are neither owned nor operated by PADI, and that while PADI establishes the standards for PADI diver training programs, it is not responsible for, nor does it have the right to control, the operation of the Members’ business activities and the day-to-day conduct of PADI programs and supervision of divers by the Members or their associated staff. In the event of an injury or death during this activity, neither you nor your estate shall seek to hold PADI liable for the actions, inactions or negligence of Gold Coast Dive Adventures and/or the instructors and divemasters associated with the activity.

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All our trips are double dive trips unless specifically advertised as single dives. Our 6m dive boat is fast and comfortable. We also limit maximum numbers to 7 divers to ensure maximum comfort and enjoyment.

Our local reefs and wrecks, the mot famous being the Scottish Prince Shipwreck and Migaloo Reef are within short boating distance approximately 2 miles off the Gold Coast Seaway entrance. The reefs are flat rocky reefs with rising bommies. Visit our dive site page for detailed information. Highlights of all our dive trips include;

  • 10 dive sites incl. The Scottish Prince and Migaloo Reef.
  • 2 tank dive
  • Dive guides available
  • Snacks and hot soup in between dives
  • Custom built 6m dive vessel
  • Gear hire available
  • Hotel transfers available

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