Visit the best and most stunning Outer Great Barrier Reef locations with just a handful of people.

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Personally Guided Certified Diving & Reef Tours – Private Charter Boat – PADI Dive Courses – Dive & Stay Packages

We only take 5 divers! Our totally unique operation in Port Douglas makes us the divers choice!

ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas – The BIG small company difference! Our totally unique operation in Port Douglas makes us the divers choice as we take only 5 divers on board per trip ensuring you’ll enjoy a very exclusive, individual and private reef experience. With a genuine small group visiting stunning outer reef locations. You get to visit pristine parts of the reef with less than a handful of people, which means 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.

Abc Scuba Diving Port Douglas is refreshingly different.

Refreshingly different, ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas is low impact and very low passenger numbers (less than 8 guests). We dive in pristine un-visited environments offering you a rare thrill and 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.

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 reef boat ‘SweetLips” is small and efficient and our footprint is tiny compared to the usual boats that take people to the reef.

Port Douglas Private Guided Reef Tours, maximum 8 passengers.

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. Adventures that are nothing short of world class.

Dive & StayDive & Stay

Why not stay in our superb holiday accommodation which is available for long and short stays. We are pleased to offer package deals for accommodation combined with 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
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Exploratory Dive Trips with Certified Divers

This is the only divers’ boat in Port Douglas offering stunning daily dives with a maximum of 5 certified divers. We’re excited to take you to new and unknown dive sites. We always prefer a live boat to a fixed mooring where ever possible. 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. Abc operate an open dive deck policy, with unlimited bottom time and a minimum of two guided dives. 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. 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 pool sessions are complimentary. We believe small is best when it comes to learning to dive, so we promise: only 2 beginner divers to one instructor or individual tuition if you prefer; learning tailored to your pace; unbeatable personal service; flexible pool times to fit around your holiday plans and above all, a great time! 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 operate our very own dive boat this means for you the customer, that your PADI Open Water Diver Course schedule comes first! You save money and even better you can comfortably complete your PADI Open Water Diver Course in only 2 days. The only people aboard our boat will be you and your fellow students, in keeping with our philosophy that when you are the only team of divers on the boat it creates a more efficient and stimulating learning environment without the distractions of large numbers of people around you.

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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 1677 or email Read More »

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, special prices for couples and small groups
  • 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 (4 divers maximum) with two dive instructors
  • Certified diving day tours (5 divers maximum) with two private guides
  • PADI open water dive courses (4 student divers maximum) great for the learning process
  • Abc Scuba Diving Port Douglas has it’s own diving facilities so you can complete your open water course in just 2 days

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

  • Our own small 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 5 certified divers per trip, with no more than 8 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 50+ 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 – Free Go Pro HD underwater video Hire



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