Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours

Scuba IQ is a family-owned operator, offering premium scuba diving trips and PADI dive courses.

They draw on 50 years of combined experience in the diving industry to deliver outstanding scuba diving training and guided dive excursions, to some of the finest locations on the Outer Great Barrier Reef.

Their trips and courses are suited to divers of all skill and experience levels – whether visiting the reef for the first time; wanting to further your dive education, or returning but looking for something different, let them create an unforgettable experience for you!

Why Scuba IQ?

Expert local instructors, with more than 40 years of combined experience

Small groups and class sizes

Environmentally aware diving philosophy

A modern approach to diving and teaching

High-quality rental equipment

Fully accredited and insured, PADI ‘Dive Resort’

Access to vessels for scheduled trips, liveaboards, and private charters

Wide selection of dive sites

Excellent training facilities

Along with all of these benefits, you will receive a highly personalized scuba diving experience, with their aim being to leave you with memories of an unforgettable time, spent on the Great Barrier Reef.


From $525 to $650

PADI Discover Scuba Diving is a 1 day program for those who want to experience scuba diving for the first time or don’t have the time to complete their PADI Open Water Diver Course.

Your experienced instructor will have you completely comfortable in the water and take you of an unforgettable tour of The Great Barrier Reef.

This is also a great chance to try scuba diving before taking your PADI Open Water Diver Course – they can prove to you that you will love it!

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $420 to $595

Their highly experienced team offer guided dives which are designed to make your scuba diving experience safe, relaxing and leave you with memories of the Great Barrier Reef that you will treasure for the rest of your life.

With no minimum numbers for our trips and courses you are guaranteed a small group of between one and four divers on any of our tours. This means we can go to extra lengths to make your day memorable.


3 dives at Agincourt, Opal, St Crispins or Tongue reef systems

Small group – maximum 4 divers

Full dive briefing – points of interest, safety and equipment

Full set of high quality dive equipment

Dive computer

Additional dive safety equipment

Morning and afternoon tea plus fresh buffet lunch

Dive debrief – log dives with creature/fish I.D books

Scuba IQ have extensive knowledge of the Great Barrier Reef, the creatures which inhabit it, as well as the wider eco-system and the nearby Daintree Rainforest which all play an important role in making the Reef the special location it is.

Fully personalised, privately guided trips including dive vessel charters for single or multi-day ‘liveaboard’ excursions can also be organised.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $825 to $1295

First, you will need to complete PADI ‘eLearning’ to lay the theoretical foundation, then once here in Port Douglas you’ll spend 3 days under expert supervision, practicing all of the fundamental skills required to dive with a buddy, to a maximum depth of 18 metres, anywhere in the world!

The first day with us will be training in the pool at The Mirage Country Club, followed by 2 days at The Great Barrier Reef. 4 open water dives are required for certification and we include 2 free extra dives on the last day of the course, for you to relax and explore the Great Barrier Reef while still under our guidance.

No previous experience with scuba is necessary as we will guide you through all of the essential aspects of safe diving including equipment preparation, dive planning and problem management.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

From $680 to $1015

If you are already an Open Water Diver then the PADI Advanced Open Water course will take your diving ability to the next level. Even if your certification is from an organisation other than PADI, you can still take this course.

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver provides you with the opportunity to experience different types of scuba diving while expanding your knowledge and understanding of core principles while having fun doing it!

You will plan and complete five dives, two of which are mandatory – Deep and Navigation. The other three dives, you can choose from the list below. There is also theory training as part of the course.

If you are passionate about the environment and ecosystems then the AWARE fish identification or Naturalist dives would be great options. For anyone interested in science or more technical aspects of scuba diving, Enriched Air (Nitrox), Self-Reliant or Sidemount dives are for you.

Finally, while not compulsory, the Peak Performance Buoyancy dive is highly recommended and will help you to achieve Zen-like buoyancy control, making your dives effortless, relaxed and more enjoyable.

Disabled Access

Carpark Family Friendly

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