Ever stood on the shore and wondered what's out there? Take a chance and discover the wonders of the ocean with a scuba dive when you're on the Gold Coast.
A day of scuba fun can include an introductory dive for beginners where you'll be guided through the experience, or you can just get out there and see a new part of the ocean with a certified dive.
Popular locations include Gold Coast Seaway (including Wave Break Island), Scottish Prince Wreck, Palm Beach Reef, Kirra Reef and Narrowneck Beach. The following dives can take you there and further, and to help you decide which to book, we've picked out our favourites based on budget and experience.
Our top picks:
Best for price: Gold Coast certified scuba dive tour with Queensland Scuba Dive from Gift It Now
Duration: Full day
Departure location: Mariners Cove, Main Beach
Diving location: Off Wave Break Island – 4 dives in total
Suitable for:Licensed divers only. Must be aged 12+ years
More details: Includes courtesy pick-up and drop-off and all equipment. You can also hand-feed the fish off Wave Break Island when you're done
With its tropical climate, it's possible to dive in the Gold Coast all year round. For the very best weather, consider planning your dive for April or May when you can expect the most comfortable temperatures and lower rainfall.
Scuba diving experiences in the Gold Coast compared
We compare the above-mentioned options by location, price, duration and extras to give a better idea of what to expect. All start on or near Miami Beach, Gold Coast.
Gold Coast Dive Centre
Introductory Scuba Diving on the Gold Coast
Complimentary pick-up and drop-off to most hotels, all snorkelling gear
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