Introductory Diving

For those who want to try diving for the first time, there is no better place than the Great Barrier Reef. Introductory diving gives you a unique perspective on the underwater world. It’s an absolute “must do” and our highly skilled Instructors will have you playing with the fish in no time. It’s safe, fun, and a great way to get “up close and personal” with our resident marine life without having to complete a dive course.

With a maximum of just 12 passengers and two whole days on the Great Barrier Reef, Coral Sea Dreaming is the perfect way to experience amazing introductory diving. With low instructor/student ratio’s (often 1:1) and amazing personal attention and care, we offer all guests a FREE 10 minute 'try dive' so they can experience diving before taking to the depths of the ocean. Feel at ease as we gently introduce you to the wonders of the underwater world that is the Great Barrier Reef and meet our resident Maori Wrasse, blow bubbles with a turtle as he cruises by, or come witness anemones full of cheeky Nemos.

Intro diving is fun and easy. After a thorough briefing of all the equipment your instructor will gently introduce you to the water. Once on the surface, you have plenty of time to practice with the dive gear until you feel ready to take the plunge. Once you have completed some basic skills and then want to continue on a paid dive, the instructor will  take you on a guided dive and show you the secret residents of the Great Barrier Reef marine life and why scuba diving is such a popular activity and so much fun.

Have you enjoyed your diving so much through the day that you just want to keep exploring? Coral Sea Dreaming are privileged to own one of very few Introductory night diving, or as we call it, NITRO, licences in Australia through SSI (Scuba Schools International) Guided closely by our highly trained dive instructors, you now have the exciting opportunity to venture below the moon light with torch in hand to experience the nocturnal nature of the Great Barrier Reef marine life.

IMPORTANT Please note: Under Queensland Law, all introductory divers must fill out a medical form when they arrive on the boat. Strict regulations mean some illnesses and drugs may prevent you from diving. Examples include, Asthma, Heart and Lung disease, epilepsy, diabetes, recent surgery and medications you use.

Please go to our forms page and view the Coral Sea Dreaming, PADI or SSI dive medical BEFORE booking any diving. If you answer yes to any of the questions, have a high BMI, or have any other unmentioned medical conditions, you will be required to obtain a dive medical from a professional dive doctor before you are able to partake in any diving whilst on tour. You are able to do this with a doctor in your home town, or here in Cairns at 24 hours Medical center.

If you have any questions regarding your health and diving activities, please email or phone our friendly staff. A sample medical form can be found here

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