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Port Douglas Guided Dive Tours Great Barrier Reef

Privately guided Scuba Diving on the Outer Reef Systems off Port Douglas

Certified Divers lets go, it is dive time! Diving the Great Barrier Reef is an amazing experience, made even better with ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas. This passionate company is committed to providing divers with the best service, sites and guides to maximise your day and experience on the reef. We even provide complimentary underwater photographs, capturing your diving adventure.

We offer the smallest Port Douglas Guided Diving Tours

It’s time to get excited. A dive trip to the Great Barrier Reef should be memorable for all the right reasons, and it will be with ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas. Our sites offer all the diving enthusiast’s heart could desire – current drenched underwater pinnacles and bommies, exciting drift dives along pristine coral and fan walls, stunning caverns and swim-throughs, coral gardens and an abundance of big and small reef creatures. We offer the best guided dive & snorkel tours on the the least crowded commercial vessel from Port Douglas.

We deliberately avoid setting a firm daily schedule, ensuring wildlife acts naturally and doesn’t begin shying from busy spots so the surprise, “big ticket” sightings are frequent and amazing biodiversity of our sites remains intact. 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 footprint is tiny compared to the usual boats that take people to the reef. What are we going to see?

Simple: Less People = No Crowds = The Diver’s & Snorkeler’s Choice

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.

  • Luxury 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 just 12 reef visitors per day
  • 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 at 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

This is adventure diving & snorkeling at its best. We don’t moor the boat at specific locations day after day. We are free to roam the reef and discover new sites: you could be the very first diver exploring a new location. How awesome!

Promise to you: We guarantee the most uncrowded uncompromised diving & snorkeling at exciting reef locations; different styles and locations (drift dives and adventure dives); guided diving with guides who care and who also are there to take underwater photographs and capture magic moments from your trip; open dive deck, we dive where we want, when we want; highly qualified crew; dive refresher courses if you need them. We may not be the cheapest but we are the best!

Believe me when I say that it is WELL worth paying a little extra for the personal service and wonderful, tourist-free diving with experts. Give the big boats a miss. They looked like my idea of hell upon earth (or water). Thanks Jay and crew for giving us a brilliant day. That is what memories are made of. Trip Advisor Review, 19 January 2015.

Certified Scuba Diving – Why choose ABC?

We are Port Douglas’ highest rated dive boat on TripAdvisor, for a good reason! ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas diving day tours take you away from the crowds, to remote reef sites the bigger boats can’t access. What does this mean? Often ours is the only boat you see and our guests the only people you are sharing the water with. Our sites are teeming with marine biodiversity and thanks to our low impact philosophy they remain healthy and pristine.

When you join us for multiple days of diving we will go out of our way to show you as much diversity as possible, with different types of dive locations.

The Great Barrier Reef is an amazing place to scuba dive! You can expect clear blue waters, sprawling coral gardens and a myriad of marine life, including fish of all shapes, colours and sizes, giant clams, rays, turtles, moray eels, sharks and more. We visit the most diverse secret spots, with unspoilt coral growth teeming with turtles and fish life.

Our dive days are about quality not quantity. Generally we have a 2 tank dive day (2 tanks per person), however, having an open dive deck means that if we get the opportunity to swap the day around a little and you and your dive buddies would like 4 shorter dives, then that’s your choice. Our dive days are about spontaneity and excitement! Maybe we have a group of photographers aboard and they all want to dive in a shallow fish bowl or lagoon, doing shallower longer dives. No problem, just let us know.

Note: refresher courses are available and are definitely recommended if you have not dived for a while, or are feeling a bit rusty.

NB: If you are visiting between May and September, you might be lucky and get a close encounter with a Dwarf Minke or Humpback Whale who travel through these waters at this time of the year during their annual migration.

Guided Dive Tours – Free Underwater Photographs

ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas is obsessed with scuba diving. With more than 30 years’ experience and over 7,000 logged dives from around the world, your ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas host Jay Wink has the skills, confidence and equipment to deliver outstanding dive service on the Great Barrier Reef.

That means a day with us is a day dedicated to diving and maximising your experience and memories. All of the ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas dives are guided. You are guaranteed small groups and personal attention. Your guide will point out interesting marine life during the dive. Our personalised service caters to every diver’s needs.

Each day is tailored to suit your experience and dive qualification level, so you can relax and just enjoy exploring the Great Barrier Reef.

Added bonus, all diving customers receive free electronic copies of underwater photographs taken of them during their diving adventure. Why? ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas loves to see the smile on your face as you witness the wonders of the reef. Personal photos create the perfect souvenir.

Do I need a Dive Medical?

In accordance with Queensland Dive Safety Laws all divers must complete a medical questionnaire on board. Certain medical conditions and/or prescription medicines may preclude you from scuba diving and require a release by an accredited Australian dive doctor prior to your dive, even if you have dived with this condition/prescription medicine in another country.  Please check out the Queensland Medical Declaration (in the resources section), contact us if you have any concerns regarding your fitness to dive and please consider time to obtain a dive medical if required. It is the responsibility of certified divers to obtain a valid dive medical prior to the trip.



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