Like most things in life, experience counts, and as a team of highly experienced instructors, and Port Douglas locals, that is exactly what we can guarantee when you dive the Outer Great Barrier Reef with us.

Each of our guides has spent decades diving all over the world, so we know that divers are looking for fun; safe, and informative dive trips, along with the chance to learn something new about the reef or to ask for tips and advice on how to improve their diving skills. Aside from being able to do all of this for our divers, over the years we have also enjoyed staying in contact with many of our past divers, helping them choose an amazing location for diving in other parts of the world, locating a good dive shop for their next trip or course, or offering impartial advice on selecting the right piece of equipment for their needs. 

During one of our guided dive trips, we make use of one of the local dive vessels - 'Calypso', which allows us generous amounts of space and comfort while diving at the Outer Reef. These trips are of a full day's duration (0745-1630), allowing us to make up to 3 dives at 3 different dive sites. The exact spots we dive are chosen on the day, with the weather and other environmental conditions having the greatest influence on the choice, though the dives will be on either Agincourt, Opal, St Crispins or Tongue Reef. To learn a bit more about where you might end up diving with us, take a look at our Dive Sites

Wherever we dive, there is always an excellent chance of seeing superb, healthy coral reefs, and a variety of wildlife, including: sharks; turtles; rays, and lionfish, as well as many of the tiny, curious critters that we love to discover, such as nudibranchs and crustaceans.


Expert, local dive guides - more than 60 years of experience


Small, private groups - just you and your friends or family


Access to more than 30 dive sites


High-quality rental equipment


Extensive knowledge of the reef and it's wildlife


Fresh buffet lunch; Morning & afternoon tea


Free Hotel transfers in our own private vehicle

From 2022, we are adding an incredible new adventure to Scuba IQ, with 'Scuba IQ Dive  Expeditions'. 


These liveaboard dive trips will take us to some of the most spectacular and iconic dive sites on the Great Barrier Reef and The Coral Sea, including the Ribbon Reefs, Osprey Reef; Holmes Reef; the world-famous Yongala shipwreck, plus many other superb locations. Swim with Minke Whales in June and July, witness the stunning coral spawning in November, or swim with the sharks at The North Horn. Our expeditions are each specially created to take in some of the most unforgettable experiences that can be had in this fantastic part of the world.


These trips will stay true to our philosophy of expert guiding, and small groups, but will offer the best of the best for those divers wanting the ultimate diving experience. For more information, take a look at our liveaboards page or contact us directly.

With only 3 trips scheduled for 2022, and a maximum of only 14 guests per-trip, spaces will go quickly so early bookings will be essential!

PADI dive centre Port Douglas
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To be at least 10 years of age


To be in a reasonable state of health, and be considered 'fit to dive'. Some medical conditions; past history, and/or medications may put you at risk. Please contact us if you have any queries.


Proof of certification from a recognized scuba diving organization is essential.