- Outer reef diving
- PADI courses
- Getting started
- Advanced Courses
- Intro diving
The professional and dynamic yet friendly international team at Blue Dive are deeply committed to bringing you safe, quality and personal PADI scuba diving instruction and expert private guiding to beginners and experienced divers alike.
All scuba diving trips go to the outer Great Barrier Reef on some superb vessels. Snorkellers welcome too.
Our PADI courses and dive trips are mainly conducted on the excellent Poseidon – on the unrivalled Agincourt Ribbon Reefs on the outer Great Barrier Reef.
We can also complete courses and privately guided introductory trips on the luxurious Calypso on the turquoise blue Opal Reef Complex.
And we now offer top of the range overnight scuba safaris on our boat Blue Dive – Reef Connections. Maximum only 8 divers so no mass diving here. Also available for private charter. Please email for availability and price. This is scuba diving Port Douglas style.
“Best and most pristine examples of coral on the Great Barrier Reef” – Official
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority – in their 2012/13 Reef Report – said that the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs and the Opal Reefs nearby were the “best and most pristine examples of coral reefs in the whole GBR”.
And now fly here at great rates from Melbourne or Sydney to stylish tropical Port Douglas, only one hour north of Cairns: Tiger Airways
• All PADI Courses from the Open Water Course up to Divemaster
• Exciting privately guided scuba trips for qualified divers
• Privately guided introductory dive trips for non-qualified divers
• Refresher sessions for those who haven’t dived for a while
• Fascinating Underwater Digital Photography Courses
• Complimentary Scuba refresher sessions can be included at no extra cost on all privately guided reef trips.
1. We have a policy of only taking a maximum of 5 on PADI Open Water Courses and Advanced Courses as it means we can give expert and individual attention to each student – it’s a bit like the small school classes issue. It’s much, much better for the learning to dive experience.
2. Secondly, we offer a free extra dive on the Open Water Course so instead of just 4 Open Water dives you will each get 5 great dives out on the pristine and unrivalled Agincourt Ribbon Reefs on the outer Great Barrier Reef.
3. Thirdly, we have a unique policy that if, for any reason, anyone wishes to cancel at the end of day one of the course we offer a refund of $300. No other dive centre in the area makes such a commitment.
And we now have an on-line option for the theory parts of the Open Water, Advanced, Rescue and Divemaster courses. This can be completed before you arrive saving you time on your well-deserved holiday. Click below for PADI Elearning.
On Poseidon we can take you on great privately guided scuba diving day trips up to the stunning Agincourt Ribbon Reefs north-east of Port Douglas.
You will have your own private Blue Dive guide who knows all the best and hidden areas of the reef. It’s a luxurious way to dive. You’ll be diving away from the crowds.
We have our own comfortable area on Poseidon next to the experienced and friendly skippers – perfect for experienced divers and photographers as we can tailor the dives to suit your experience or requirements.
Also an excellent option for those just qualified or those who may be a little nervous and and want the personal support of one of our expert instructors.
We can also take you on Calypso to the Opal Reef Complex.
“By far the best way to see the reef” – Trip Advisor
Poseidon also has a licence to swim with Minke whales that visit the area between May and August. It can be an incredible experience.
These trips include Port Douglas transfers, full equipment hire, 3 dives and catamaran trip to the Outer Great Barrier Reef on Poseidon or Calypso with full lunch buffet. Reef chat and reef tour for snorkelers.
Great privately guided introductory scuba diving day trips for non-qualified divers to the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs
If you don’t have a diving qualification but want to safely experience the best the GBR has to offer these great privately guided Introductory dive trips are designed just for you.
Your expert PADI Blue Dive guide will fully brief you and accompany you on your underwater adventure to one of the natural wonders of the world.
No experience necessary just good health and a sense of adventure.
Blue Dive can also offer plenty of other exciting and challenging scuba diving for those with a bit of experience – we offer expert PADI Scuba tuition from the PADI Advanced Course (with a Lake Eacham option), up to the Divemaster level.
We also offer fascinating and unusual day trips up to Lake Eacham; an extinct volcano and freshwater lake at 720m altitude up in the tropical rainforest in the Atherton Tablelands.
This trip is great for non- divers too. Please enquire for more details and price.
The lake is full of Red-Clawed Yabbies (small lobsters) and freshwater turtles.
Strange rock formations and fallen trees make it a memorable if unusual scuba dive… surfacing surrounded by a lush rainforest is some experience.
Great day trips, including a dive, where you get to see parts of Queensland away from the tourist trail.
Trips include picnic lunch and visits to amazing Curtain Fig Tree.
Optional trip to Granite Gorge to see wild Rock Wallabies by the hundreds and swim in the gorge.
We can run these trips with a minimum of two.
At Blue Dive we try to fit in with your requirements – Scuba diving courses can be run in a variety of different ways to suit your personal needs – you just need to contact us to enquire.
We can also advise you about how to get the most out of your holiday in Port Douglas as the team has extensive knowledge of the best quality accommodation, local tours, restaurants and bars in the area.
We offer some great divers deals in excellent local Nautilus apartments and top luxury villas with your own plunge pool set amidst lush trpoical gardens at Niramaya resort. Please contact us with dates and requirements. 1, 2 or 3 bed apartments or villas are available in a great quiet town location near the beach and the restaurants.