Introductory diving requires no previous diving experience. If you are able to swim, you can usually dive. The only requirement is that you are 12 years old or more and you will be asked to fill out some paperwork, including a medical statement.
Whilst you are on your way to the Great Barrier reef you will be given a briefing outlining what is involved (usually about 45 minutes). This briefing will outline the procedures that will make your experience a safe and unforgettable one (the diving skills, the communication under water, some explanation about the marine wildlife).
The supervision by our highly qualified dive instructors is very close at all times, there will be a maximum of 4 divers with 1 instructor. You will go to a maximum depth of 12 m (40ft) and these dives generally last around 1/2 hour. During the dive you can expect to see the Great Barrier Reef in all its glory - You will discover excitement and adventure - freedom and serenity. Nothing compares to the "weightless" exhilaration of breathing underwater.
If you can't find the information you need, please feel free to Contact Us directly. Our Divers Den reservations team are available 24 hours by telephone, if you prefer to use email, we endeavour to reply within 24 hours whenever possible.
Port Douglas' Outer Reefs - EVERYDAY
We have 9 exclusive mooring sites we can visit on the Great Barrier Reef at Agincourt, St Crispins and Opal reefs. We use a wide variety of these to ensure a minimal environmental impact to the pristine coral formations we visit. Our dive sites are frequented by myriads of tropical and Palegic Fish, Rays, Turtles, (friendly) Sharks and the ever popular diver friendly Maori Wrasse. There are swim throughs, wall and drift dives that will appeal to every level of diver experience. The dive sites are chosen on a daily basis by the vessel Captains for the best variety and visibility according to the weather conditions.appeal to every level of diver experience. The dive sites are chosen on a daily basis by the vessel Captains for the best variety and visibility according to the weather conditions.
ReefQuest Discover SCUBA Pricing
Includes all equipment and tuition. Prices Valid from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018. EMC - environmental management charge
*Please note: High Altitudes and SCUBA
Currently the rules state that for a single no decompression dive, you should not fly/go to altitude for at least 12 hours. Multiple dives: 18 hours. Deep Sea Divers Den recommends waiting a minimum 24 hours whenever possible. These are guidelines only, there is no guarantee that these recommendations will prevent decompression sickness. Currently there are no guidelines regarding diving after flying. Altitude is 300m/1000ft above sea level. This includes going to the Atherton Tablelands, so be careful when you are booking tours to follow your dive course/trip. Under normal circumstances, you should be out of the water on your last dive at 2pm
4 hours on the outer reef
Visit two exclusive dive locations
Morning tea including pastries with choice of tea or coffee
Hot and cold tropical buffet lunch selection with fresh prawns
Hot fresh water showers
Detailed snorkel and dive briefings
Free guided snorkeling tour and safety spotters
Free professional certified diver guides (optional)
Free use of dive / snorkel equipment
(including masks, snorkel, fins and flotation devices)
Free use of wet and stinger suits
Free prescription mask (deposit required)
Snacks (choc, chips etc)
Digital camera hire
What To Bring
Hat, towel, swimsuit
Certified Divers please bring
Cert-Card & Logbook
EMC ($6.50 per person per day)