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Please click on your privately taught PADI course title or diving trip below for a detailed description.

All major Credit cards including AMEX (with no surcharge) accepted.


Prices valid for 2022. Please contact us for updated pricing for 2023 onwards.

Silversonic and Calypso are the only 2 dive boats leaving Port Douglas as of 2022 – apart from private charters.


Larger group discounts (10+ people) may be available – please ask when you contact us.


All PADI courses are luxurious privately booked courses. We think this a sensible adaptation given COVID 19.


With private courses and private guiding, expert Blue Dive PADI instructors will be looking after your nominated party – in other words, there will be no other students or divers diving with you apart from those you book.


Blue Dive gift vouchers are also available. Contact us to discuss your gift voucher options.


A luxurious way to dive some great reefs.

To book or enquire please Contact us with dates and number of divers.



Scuba Diving Port Douglas


Snorkelers can join their diving friends and families for:

Silversonic – $272 ($195 child 4-14)

Calypso – $275 ($195 child 4-14)

Infants – free.

All snorkelers are fully looked after by the superb staff of these boats, with expertly guided snorkel tours, reef chats and floatation devices.


All boat trips include full tropical buffet lunch, hot drinks, cakes and tropical fruits.


All PADI eLearning courses can be purchased here…


PADI eLearning Port Douglas



Entry level PADI Scuba Courses

PADI eLearning Open Water Course: 3 days, privately taught, price on request + PADI eLearning.
PADI Open Water Referral: 2 days, privately taught, price on request.
PADI Scuba Diver: 2 days. privately taught, price on request.
Scuba Tune-Up (refresher): 1/2 day (swimming pool). $250 per person – minimum 2  divers – price for 1 on request.


Advanced PADI Courses

Advanced Course: Privately taught, 2 days. Price on request. With prior eLearning.
Rescue Course : 3 days. Privately taught.  Price on request.. With prior eLearning.
Divemaster Course : Privately taught, Price on request.
Underwater Digital Photography: $695 per person, privately taught, minimum 2 divers including day trip and three dives.


Blue Dive privately guided Introductory diving

PADI Discover Scuba Diving (Reef) : Full day trip on the either Silversonic or Calypso, the best boats in Port Douglas for introductory diving. Your very own expert Blue Dive instructor will be looking after you all day – Minimum age 12. Price on request.


PADI Discover Scuba Diving (pool) : 90 minutes. $250 per person. Privately taught.  Minimum 2 divers, min age 12. Feeling very nervous but want to give it a go? This service is for you.


PADI Bubblemaker : 2 hours. For kids (from 8 years old) $250 per person. Parents need to attend the session. Minimum 2 divers.


Blue Dive privately guided certified diving Silversonic and Calypso

Privately guided Blue Dive scuba trips to the stunning outer reef off Port Douglas. See our certified diving page for more information on our private dive guiding service.

“The best way to see the reef” –Trip Advisor.

Price on request, please email us for an immediate quote. The price, of course, comes in a little higher than diving directly with the crews of one of the boats as we commit to take only your private group diving, a very luxurious way to dive some super reefs.


Diving and snorkelling with Silversonic and Calypso

If price is an issue or Blue Dive don’t have availability on your dates then we can book you to dive directly with Silversonic or Calypso and their crew.


On these trips you will be diving with a guide or instructor provided by the boat operator, not Blue Dive. There will be other divers in your group.


If you want to dive with a Blue Dive instructor then you must book the privately guide dive option above.


Group trips are a great option for those on a budget but don’t include free photos, complimentary refresher sessions or the services of your own private Blue Dive instructor for the day.


When booking group diving with Silversonic or Calypso you will be diving with an instructor or dive guide provided by the boat. If you want to dive with a Blue Dive instructor then you must book privately guided diving.


If you’re still not sure if group diving or privately guided diving is right for you then feel free contact us to discuss your options as we are happy to help –  and check out the latest Trip Advisor reviews of our privately guided diving service.



Goes to the pristine Agincourt Ribbon Reefs on the outer Great Barrier Reef.


Certified divers

Group certified diving with Silversonic (max 8 divers per guide) $379 per day.  Divers aged 12-14 $302. Includes 3 dives and equipment and Silversonic dive guide.


Introductory divers

Group introductory diving with Silversonic (max 4 divers per instructor) is $349 per day including 1 dive (divers aged 12-14 $272) , second dives can be pre-booked at $72.  Includes equipment and Silversonic dive instructor.



$272 per day (child price age 4-14 $195).




Goes to the Opal reefs and the southern Agincourt Ribbon Reefs on the outer Great Barrier Reef.


Certified divers

Group certified diving with Calypso (max 8 divers per guide) $395 per day. Includes 3 dives and equipment and Calypso dive instructor. Divers aged 12-14 $315


Introductory divers

Group introductory diving with Calypso  (max 4 divers per instructor) $360 per day including 1 dive only (divers aged 12-14 $280), extra dives can be pre-booked at $70 (max 3 dives per day). Includes equipment and Calypso dive guide.



Snorkelers can join at a rate of $275 per day (child price age 4-14 $195).



Blue Dive luxury private charters

Please Contact us for availability and prices.


Other services


High Definition “Go Pro” underwater video camera rental or HD video service $75 per day.


Diving Equipment Price on request, full sets of excellent 2nd hand equipment available


Fins / Masks Price on request


Blue Dive crew shirts $55


Blue Dive log books – $16


Blue Dive mask straps $15


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


Cancellations of courses and Silversonic / Calypso day trips:

Cancellations of PADI courses and privately guided day trips must be made at least 5 days before the first day.


Cancellations made that meet this 5 day policy will incur a $100 per booking administration fee to cover costs.


As all services and staff are arranged to order, 50% cancellation fees apply if cancellation made less than 5 days before service.


With group dives on Silversonic or Calypso we need 48 hours notice and we will refund the deposit less a $35 cancellation fee. 


For peace of mind we highly recommend travel insurance just in case you need to cancel.



Standard Terms and conditions and cancellation policy for day charters and multi-night private charters:


For peace of mind we highly recommend travel insurance just in case you need to cancel.


We ask for a deposit of 50% of the charter rate to confirm booking. 20% of the charter rate becomes non-refundable 6 months prior to the departure date.


If we have to cancel (bad weather or breakdown) we will advise at earliest opportunity and will provide full refund or reschedule the charter at your choice.


If you cancel more than 14 days but less than 30 days ahead of the departure date, 50% of the charter rate is forfeited.


Cancellations within 14 days of departure date forfeit the full cost of the charter. Full payment must be made 30 days prior to departure date.


SPECIAL COVID-19 CONDITIONS: Should you be unable to travel to Port Douglas due to

government enforced border restrictions, we will offer a refund or reschedule your booking

to be used within 12 months of the booking date – if you cancel within 14 days of the

charter despite restrictions, your deposit total is forfeited to assist in recovering the outgoing

costs of provisioning and crew.







“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.