5-Hour Byron Bay Introductory Scuba Diving Tour
Join us for an introductory dive tour at Julian Rocks Marine Reserve within the Cape Byron Marine Park. Meet us at our purpose built dive centre in the heart of Byron Bay, where you will meet your friendly, knowledgeable and experienced instructor who will guide you through how to complete the pre-tour paperwork. You will then watch a short instruction video and complete a safety quiz, following this is a pool session in our onsite training pool. Here you will learn the necessary skills and basic concepts of diving for you to be comfortable on your first ocean dive. Once comfortable in our heated onsite pool, you will depart to Julian Rocks where you will dive under direct supervision of your instructor up to 12m depth. It is only a short 5-10 minute boat ride to Julian Rocks, keep an eye out for dolphins and whales (when in season). During the dive your instructor will point out all the fantastic marine life such as turtles, wobbegong sharks, rays and many different species of fish. After your dive we will bring you back to the dive centre, where there are hot showers. Storage lockers are available for your valuables and bags for the duration of the tour.
Why take this tour?
Dive Byron Bay’s Julian Rocks Marine Reserve. Julian Rocks is one of the few dive sites where you can swim with tropical species found on the Great Barrier Reef as well animals from Australia’s deep Southern Ocean. The course includes equipment hire, one swimming pool lesson and one dive at the Julian Rocks Marine Reserve with a qualified scuba instructor. All confined water training is conducted at the dive shop, an instructor training facility, located in the heart of Byron Bay. Here there is a fully equipped classroom and a training pool heated to 25 degrees Celsius. All open water-training dives are boat dives conducted at Julian Rocks Marine Reserve. Here you will swim with tropical species such as turtles and manta rays, as well as many interesting southern ocean animals including friendly blue gropers and wobbegongs. All this only a five-ten minute boat ride from Byron Bay.
Use of scuba diving equipment (fins, mask, snorkel, wetsuit, BCD, regulators, cylinder, weight belt)
Qualified scuba instructor
Lockers for your valuables and bags
Bottled water on board the vessel
Parking fee for public parking in Byron Bay
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Frequently asked questions
Things to know
Before you book
Mobile tickets accepted
- Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
We dive at Julian Rocks marine sanctuary- home to tropical species such as turtles and manta rays, as well as over four hundred different species of fish. A small selection can be seen in our photos.We cater for all levels of experience. Join one of our guided diving or snorkel trips that go out every day and let our dive crew show you one of Australia’s most spectacular dive sites.At the Byron Bay Dive Centre you can complete a range of PADI and SSI dive courses but be prepared to share your classroom with giant sea turtles and friendly blue gropers.The Byron Bay Dive Centre is the only diving facility in Byron Bay that issues PADI, SSI and NAUI diving certifications.
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