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:
When is the best time to dive in the Gold Coast?
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.
|Diving company||Experience||Duration||Includes||Suitable for||Price (from)||Book|
|Gold Coast Dive Centre||Introductory Scuba Diving on the Gold Coast||4 hours||Complimentary pick-up and drop-off to most hotels, all snorkelling gear||Beginners 12 years and over||$99||RedBalloon|
|Queensland Scuba Dive||Gold Coast Certified Scuba Dive Tour||4 hours||Courtesy pick-up and drop-off, all scuba equipment||Certified divers||$99||Gift It Now|
|Gold Coast Dive Centre||Gold Coast Scuba Diving Experience on Wave Break Island||4 hours||Hotel pick-up and drop-off, all scuba equipment||Beginners||$119||Viator|
|Gold Coast Scuba Diving||Introductory Scuba Dive with Snorkeling||4 hours||All scuba and snorkelling equipment, return transfers||Beginners||$119||RedBalloon|
|Gold Coast Dive Centre||Advanced Open Water Diver Course||3 days||Hotel pick-up and drop-off, all gear provided||Certified divers||$435||Viator|
|Gold Coast Dive Centre||Open Water Certification Course||3 days||Hotel pick-up and drop-off, all gear provided||Beginners||$470||Viator|
|Gold Coast Scuba Diving||Certified Open Water Scuba Diving Course||3 days||Return transfers, all scuba equipment||Beginners 10 years of age or older||$470||RedBalloon|
|Gold Coast Dive Centre||Gold Coast Rescue Diver Certification Course||3 days||Hotel pick-up and drop-off, all gear provided||Certified divers||$550||Viator|
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