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Best Port Douglas Scuba diving trips  – top-rated overnight liveaboards and exciting privately guided day trips to the outer Great Barrier Reef

Dive in affordable luxury

At Blue Dive we specialise in running exciting overnight trips and privately guided scuba diving and snorkelling day trips from Port Douglas to the unrivalled Agincourt Ribbon Reefs and to the stunning Opal Reef Complex.

Blue Dive Overnight Scuba Adventures

Blue Dive Reef Connections – If you have a couple of days then there is no better way of seeing the reef and getting away from it all on one of our very popular Blue Dive Overnight Scuba Safaris. Trips include exciting twilight, night and sunrise dives – see the reefs like you have never seen them before.


If you prefer day trips – privately guided and hosted by your very own Blue Dive expert dive instructor – then read on…

Privately guided day boat diving

Blue Dive offers scuba very special diving trips on Poseidon to the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs and on Calypso to the Opal Reef Complex.


You will have your own private and expert Blue Dive host for the day who will help make your day both safe and special.


Yes it costs a little more than diving  directly with the boats’ crews but you’ll be diving in your own private team on your own underwater route without being bothered by other divers. It’s a luxurious way to dive on some superb reefs.


Blue Dive privately guided trips reviewed on Trip Advisor

Scuba diving and snorkelling trips port douglas


The beauty of these  dive trips is that we can dive to your level of experience

These trips are therefore great for:

  • Experienced divers who want some great diving without being held back by novice divers.    
  • Newly qualified or slightly nervous divers who want some special care   and attention, complimentary refresher sessions can be included.
  • Underwater photographers who want to take it slowly without being bothered by other divers (camera rental with tuition available too).
  • Those who simply want the luxury of diving the GBR in their own private group with an expert instructor to guide them. If you want to see the reef do it in style! 

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Where you’ll be diving – a “must visit destination”

The crystal clear water of the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs teem with incredible fish life.


The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority – in their 2012/13 Reef Report – said that the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs  were the “best and most pristine examples of coral reefs in the whole GBR”.


It’s 70 kms north-east of Port Douglas and on the very outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef and offers the best scuba diving from Port Douglas.


Scuba diving Port Douglas

There are drift dives and wall dives with isolated pinnacles surrounded by pelagic fish and pristine coral gardens.


The marine life is profuse and you can see colourful wrasses, groupers, parrotfish, boxer shrimps, clownfish, angelfish, turtles, clams, anenomes and three species of reef shark.


And we get plenty of  other less occasional visitors including Manta Rays, Whale Sharks and 4 species of whale.


Complimentary refresher sessions

If you haven’t dived for a while or are a little nervous we can include  refresher sessions on the boat at no extra cost.


Migrating whales

In season (May through to September), Humpback and Dwarf Minke Whales are often seen migrating through our reefs.


Poseidon has a rare licence to swim with Minke Whales – it can be an incredible life changing experience.


Privately guided trips on Calypso to the super Opal Reef Complex

For another days diving  we can also take you on Calypso to the aquamarine blue Opal Reef Complex for some great privately guided diving on a totally different set of reefs. The Opal Reef Complex has quite  different marine life and is  20-25 kms to the south of Agincourt Ribbon Reefs. The skippers  are great at getting super RIB dives away from the boat.


Price on request

Price for these trips on request –  please Contact us and we will send you an immediate quote.


Of course the price comes in a little higher than diving directly with one of the boats (see below) as we commit to take only your nominated group on the dives. You will have your own expert Blue Dive private guide – we have a carefully assembled team of experienced international PADI instructors). That’s why we are proudly top of Trip Advisor.


The Blue Dive team have unparalleled knowledge of the reefs off Port Douglas – and they are happy to share that knowledge with you.


Snorkelers/ passengers can also join Poseidon at a rate of $230 per day/ $160 age 4-14 child price


And unqualified friends and family can complete exciting introductory dive experiences alongside you – at your request.


We have our own private area next to the skipper for briefings and comfort – and great views – bring your camera!


Inclusions: These trips included Blue Dive private guide, Port Douglas transfers if needed, full equipment hire, dive computers, 3 dives and catamaran trip to the outer Great Barrier Reef on Poseidon or Calypso with full lunch buffet with prawns. Reef chats and reef tours for snorkelers.


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If price is an issue…dive directly with Poseidon or Calypso

We can book you to dive in larger groups  -maximum 8 divers but usually smaller – with either Poseidon or Calypso and their crews. These are also great trips.


The inclusions are the same as above – but it is only on the Blue Dive privately guided trips that include refresher sessions (that Blue Dive provides free as part of the package).


Poseidon group diving to the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs


per diver with three dives + full equipment hire including computers and Poseidon dive guide.


Snorkelers can join at a rate of $230 per day ($160 for children 4-14).



Calypso group diving to the Opal Reef Complex


per diver with three dives + full equipment hire including computers and calypso dive guide.


Snorkelers can join at a rate of $225 per day. ($165 for children 4-14).


Please click here to enquire or check about availability.


 Great barrier Reef Scuba Diing Port Douglas



Scuba Tune-Up

Not dived for a while? Are you feeling a little nervous to go straight out to the reef? Let us get you back up to speed with this fun retraining session in our tropical pool in Port Douglas.


What does the session involve?

After a review of basic diving theory you will complete a fun skill circuit in the pool. We will get your confidence back up so you can really enjoy your reef trip. There will be plenty of time for questions. The course takes half a day, morning or afternoon, at your choice.


What will you be qualified to do upon completion?

On completion you will be ready and confident to go out to the reef or to enrol on your further education course.



Entry level certificate from PADI / SSI / BSAC / NAUI or other entry level diving certificate. 12 years of age and able to swim and medically fit.


per person, minimum 2 divers, price for 1 on request.

Price includes full equipment hire and local transfers.

Please click here to enquire or check about availability.



Lake Eacham – Rainforest volcano diving option

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 – bring your camera.

The lake contains Red-Clawed Yabbies (small lobsters) and freshwater turtles but its the event that makes the dive.

Strange rock formations and fallen trees make it an unusual scuba dive… surfacing surrounded by a lush rainforest is some experience.


Day trips, including a dive and picnic and 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 2 divers.


per person, minimum 2 divers,  non-divers can join at a rate of $150.


Lake Eacham Volcanic Lake - Blue Dive


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Important information for certified divers

Certified divers must have proof of diving certification and be in good medical health. Asthma and some other medical conditions will prevent you from diving without “clearance to dive” from a physician.

The only extra cost is a $6 environmental management charge per day on the boat.


Cancellation policy – Day trips

Our cancellation policy is designed to be fair to both parties.


As all Blue Dive services are arranged to order and boats and instructors are booked in advance, we have a strict but fair policy.


Cancellations must be made at least 5 days before the diving service begins. Please note that with late cancellations your credit card may be charged for the balance due.


If the 5 day condition is met refunds of deposits will be made less administrative costs and credit card fees.


If students need extra time to complete a course extra charges will be made or referral papers can be issued.


Of course we will do our best to reschedule courses or dives and offer alternatives if possible.


PADI Open Water course cancelations – 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 an immediate refund of $300.


Weather: If in the extremely unlikely event of bad weather preventing travel, of course, we will give full refunds or reschedule if possible.


Cancellation/Travel Insurance – Strongly recommended for peace of mind.

Please note:


Taking cancellation/travel insurance is highly recommended.


The Australian company Travel Insurance Cover can cover you, linked below.


Please take responsibility for checking your policy for details.


Australian residents policy

International visitors policy

Or call Travel Insurance Cover  0061 (0) 2 9460 3812.



“Best and most pristine examples of coral on the Great Barrier Reef” (Port Douglas reefs) – Source: The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority recent report.