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Smallest Guided Certified Dive & Snorkel Day Boat Tours Port Douglas – Exclusive Private Charters – PADI Dive Courses

Port Douglas Diving & Port Douglas snorkelling.  Abc’s new dive vessel INDEPENDENCE 1  -THE DIVE BOAT-  is our own luxury PADI dive boat taking  just 10 passengers to stunning outer reef locations.

ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas – Port Douglas’ highest rated dive and snorkel boat on TripAdvisor! Our totally unique operation in Port Douglas makes us the diver’s & snorkeler’s choice. We take  just 10 passengers on our day boat tours to the outer reef ensuring you’ll enjoy a very exclusive, individual and private reef experience. With a genuine small group visiting stunning outer reef locations teeming with biodiversity. You get to visit pristine parts of the reef in a much more intimate way. Small passenger numbers mean a whole lot more of everything: from personal attention, privacy, time in the water and under the water. Coupled with free professional underwater images of your day.

Great Barrier Reef Tours from Port Douglas – No mass market or crowds here! Choose the highest rated Dive & Snorkel Boat in Port Douglas.

ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas is all about low impact and extremely low passenger numbers. In fact we take less passengers than any other day boat from Port Douglas. We dive & snorkel in pristine un-visited environments offering you a rare thrill, not the standard experience of visitors to the Great Barrier Reef. ABC is visiting the reef the way it should be done. Your group may be the only ones in the water and our boat the only one we see. This is your chance to be an explorer, uncovering a brand new dive or snorkel site.

The Great Barrier Reef Concept – Abc’s concept to take the least amount of divers & snorkellers to the edge of the outer reef!

Our new booking office, showroom and retail premises is centrally located at 26-30 Macrossan St, Port Douglas. We have displayed a cross selection of our customers underwater photographs diving and snorkeling on the outer great barrier reef. We are also displaying many other aspects of our underwater photography beautifully displayed across the latest multi screen technology. Big and bold you can see these underwater vivid images as you drive down Macrossan street. Also Abc’s own apparel is now in stock and on display, come in and say Hi!

Reef Tours Port Douglas – With Abc with no Locations where there are more Customers than Fish!

We deliberately avoid setting a firm daily schedule, ensuring the wildlife acts naturally and doesn’t begin shying from busy spots, so the surprise, “big ticket” sightings are frequent and amazing. This is a rare luxury, afforded by our particular permit and the size of our vessel which enables us to move very freely and explore. The ability to roam the magnificent reef systems off Port Douglas is a true pleasure for us, only enhanced by the opportunity to share often unknown sites daily with just a handful of people from around the world.  ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas is a truly low impact operation. Our purpose fitted reef boat INDEPENDENCE 1 is prestige luxury dive vessel and our footprint is tiny compared to the usual boats taking people to the reef.

Port Douglas Private Guided Reef Tours in pristine Locations.

Our freedom from an obligation to use permanent moorings means we can head for the merely incredible, and if we find something absolutely spectacular on the way, we jump in and have a look. If it blows us away we stay and play. Our agility opens myriad opportunities for fantastic, old school, totally exploratory days, getting to parts of the reef that are seen by no one else. Our adventures are nothing short of world class.

Dive Port Douglas – Outer Great Barrier Reef Adventures without compromising on Luxury.

Visiting the Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas on INDEPENDENCE 1 which is a luxurious purpose fitted dive & snorkel vessel. Fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology and safety equipment. Our 48ft (15 meter) Stebercraft vessel features air-conditioned interior, galley, lounge style seating inside, partially shaded deck with tables and comfortable seating, warm fresh water shower and toilet, two rear ladders for easy access to the reef and plenty of space to chill out!

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The GREAT BARRIER REEF Concept! Our concept? To take the least number of passengers to dive and snorkel the amazing Great Barrier Reef. You can now book direct with us at our new shop located centrally in Macrossan Street Port Douglas. Our new shop showcases a selection of our underwater photography. Taken  with our customers on the Great Barrier Reef .

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Dive & StayDive & Stay

Why not stay in our superb holiday accommodation which is available for long and short stays. Our superb accommodation matches our prestige dive vessel combining luxury living with luxury reef tours, diving courses or private boat charters. Our beautiful multi-award winning, luxury holiday home ‘Coral Sea Beach House’ is only 80 steps from the golden sands of Four Mile Beach, relax on a daybed, or enjoy alfresco dining in the large entertainment and barbecue area right next to the pool. This architecturally designed 2-storey property which is ideally suited for just a couple or up to 6+ guests.


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  • Beginner Diving
  • Courses PADI
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Exploratory Dive Trips with Certified Divers

Our luxury reef vessel runs the smallest dive and snorkel groups from Port Douglas offering stunning daily dives with a maximum of just 10 guests. We’re excited to take you to new and unknown dive sites. We always prefer exploring to repetitive fixed mooring sites. We love to explore the Great Barrier Reef and find the best dive areas each and every day. This means exciting drift dives along pristine coral walls, exploring new sites, total flexibility to move the boat frequently and dive the best sites available. All certified dives are privately guided by a expert local dive professionals who are also underwater photographers/marine biologists. This really is the ultimate, privately guided dive experience from Port Douglas. Abc also has the highest crew to passenger ratio of any dive boat from Port Douglas. Read More »

Breathing Underwater Is Amazing.

We offer our Beginner Divers a unique learning environment with flexible learning options. For example, if you are a little nervous about jumping in the ocean, how about taking those first breaths in a clear blue swimming pool with your feet firmly on the ground? If you’re staying at our luxury holiday home Coral Sea Beach House, then the pool sessions can be done in your own private pool. We believe small is best when it comes to learning to dive, so we promise on our introductory dive days there will less divers aboard our boat than any from Port Douglas. What a fabulous learning environment learning tailored to your pace; unbeatable personal service. No crowded dive decks on our boat. Read More »

Abc Scuba Diving Port Douglas saves you time & money!

Abc Scuba Diving are the only PADI training facility in Port Douglas working independently from all the other large tourist boat operators. We do not pass you onto a larger company or dive vessel. We operate our very own luxury dive & snorkel vessel. Your PADI Open Water Diver Course and your schedule comes first! On our own boat INDEPENDENCE 1 you can comfortably complete your PADI Open Water Diver Course in style & comfort. The only people aboard our boat will be like minded guests wishing to visit the very best outer reef dive & snorkel sites in the smallest groups possible from Port Douglas. No other Port Douglas day boat operator offers the smallest groups or passenger numbers.





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Frequently Asked Questions

At ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas we specialise in tailoring requirements to each individual guest. To assist during your research and planning, we have prepared a list of Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers), which you may find useful. Please click on the READ MORE below. Please note that we’re more than happy to answer individual questions; in fact, we prefer to provide personally tailored responses, as we understand each case or concern can often be unique. As such, please feel free to contact us directly on phone (07) 4099 6243 or email info@abcscubadivingportdouglas.com.au Read More »


Totally independent …. Abc is locally owned and operated.

This boutique business is passionate about the Great Barrier Reef and making sure you make the most of your day and visit with bespoke service and attention. You’ve already invested in your holiday; now invest in an unforgettable experience to make your Great Barrier Reef memories last a lifetime Abc’s  services include:-

  • Amazing private boat charters diving & snorkeling or any combination of in water activities
  • Abc’s own amazing accommodation which is ideally suited for just a couple or up to 6+ guests
  • PADI ‘Spoil you’ first time beginner diving day tours, no busy dive decks on our boat
  • Certified diving day tours in the smallest dive groups of any day boat from Port Douglas
  • PADI open water dive courses on the least crowded boat from Port Douglas
  • Abc Scuba Diving Port Douglas has it’s own diving facilities so you can complete your open water course in comfort

Why visit the outer Great Barrier Reef and scuba dive with us?

  • Our own luxury premium versatile boat with a shallow-draft giving us access to amazing reef locations
  • Outstanding customer focused personal service at all levels
  • Carrying a maximum of 10 reef visitors per day
  • We visit remote and pristine sites not accessible to larger vessels
  • Genuine exploratory diving, exciting current drenched underwater pinnacles
  • Diving amongst ramparts of the continental shelf with pristine walls of coral
  • Expert crew of experienced locals, with a least one marine biologist aboard
  • More than 75+ years of combined crew experience living and working on the Reef
  • We explore new sites regularly to avoid sites becoming “over-dived”
  • We are an extremely low impact tourist operation with very low passenger numbers
  • Free professional images of your day

 

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