Port Douglas PADI Scuba Dive Courses

Privately instructed PADI Open Water Dive Courses – Learn to dive on the stunning outer reef with ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas – The BIG small company difference!

PADI Open Water Diver Course – PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course – PADI Reactivate Scuba Refresher Programs – PADI Adventure Diver Courses – ABC PADI 5 Star Dive Centre

Get your PADI here! – ABC Scuba Diving – PADI 5 star Dive Centre

For all of our courses we use our own fantastic dive boat. We take a maximum of 12 customers on board, plus you will be in a group no larger than 4 people per course. This is in keeping with our philosophy that when you are in a small team situation, it creates a more efficient and stimulating learning environment without distractions of large numbers of people around you.

ABC is proud to be the only PADI 5* Dive Centre in the heart of Port Douglas. A dive store stocked with SCUBA PRO dive equipment, our own booking office where you can come in and talk to us. We have also heavily invested in our own dive compressors and even our own dive and snorkel vessel coupled with our own Great Barrier Reef Marine Parks Permits, this gives us total Great Barrier Reef freedom. ABC does not work in conjunction with any other boats or companies, when you book with ABC you go with ABC!

ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas are the dive professionals, offering a range of PADI courses suitable to everyone from snorkelers, to open water divers, advanced divers and even free divers wanting to learn some specialties such as reef awareness or underwater digital photography. This is Great Barrier Reef diving at its best and just a fabulous learning environment.

Here are just some of the advantages of doing your dive courses with Port Douglas’s only independent dive company ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas:

  • Port Douglas’s highest rated dive and snorkel boat on Tripadvisor
  • ABC PADI Open Water Courses are Privately Instructed
  • Up to 50% DISCOUNT on dive equipment & additional Dive Days
  • Dive on ABC’s own luxury, purpose built dive boat INDEPENDENCE 1
  • 6 Outer reef dives 4 Training dives + 2 Fun dives
  • Enjoy the luxury of the only dive shop, school and boat operation in Port Douglas
  • Truly amazing ‘No Compromise’ outer reef dive locations
  • Small group classes for PADI courses; maximum 4 students
  • Latest scuba diving equipment, dive computers and in water protection included
  • Time saving efficient teaching methods – PADI eLearn on-line Worldwide learning system
  • Our dive instructors are highly experienced and passionate about teaching
  • No hidden costs such as reef taxes or additional dives charges
  • Transport to and from your accommodation throughout the course

Awesome experience

Well I think this is my first Tripadvisor review ever…. and I’m going to give it to ABC Scuba Diving because they are that good!

We were a group of 4 guys from US and were looking for scuba diving companies going to Great Barriers Reef. And from google-ing clearly there were two that stood out: either ABC or Blue Dive. I spent a few hours comparing the two and decided to go with ABC mainly because of a much smaller group size (there were only 12 of us on the boat when we went) vs Blue Dive that can go up to >50s. Since we were traveling that far we wanted to make sure we had a great and personalize experience so a small boat suit much better for us.

Don’t worry about being on a small boat and getting a bumpy ride – it really wasn’t that bad at all. The instructors on board were all extremely nice and spent a long time explaining details about the reef and answering any questions you can possibly think of. Very knowledgeable.

Back to the diving. We were pursuing PADI Open Water Diver certification. We completed both the classroom and swimming pool section in the states, and went with ABC to do the Open Water portion. Make no mistake, you may think diving companies collect your money and must give you a PASS for the course but ABC is a very extremely professional company and really evaluated each of our capability deeply and made sure we fully understood what we were doing as well as mastering each skill set before we could move on. That is extremely important IMO because anything can happen under the water and you need to know your stuff to survive given any situation.

Our instructor was Wayne, we were the only group doing Open Water Diver so it was a 1:4 class. Over the 2 days he was extremely patient with each of us – frankly all of us were not that talented in diving and we made stupid mistakes or sometimes it just took us a long time or we had to do something over and over again before we could do a skill correctly – but Waynedidn’t show any impatience, he kept his cool and explained to us in an as easy way as possible. For that, all of us really appreciated it. It was also our first time getting into the ocean to do diving so we were kind of nervous at first but Wayne kept giving us confidence and his friendly attitude did help us relax, so we all slowly overcame the obstacles and started enjoying our time under the water. For safety it’s no brainer – he always kept track of our position and asked us multiple times how much oxygen each of us still had and made sure we were all okay.

All of the remaining instructors were all very friendly and we joked around a lot, and we all had a good time. It was the two best days in our 2-week Australia+NZ trip.

I can’t thank ABC more to giving us a superb diving experience. Next time if I have chance to go back to Port Douglas again, it is for sure that I will go with ABC again. I miss all the great people at ABC already!

TripAdvisor November 2017


Port Douglas Specialty Dive Courses

Listed below is a brief selection of the PADI specialty dive courses available through ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas. If you do not see what you are looking for, then please contact us direct on

  • PADI Deep Diver
  • PADI Nitrox (enriched air) Course
  • PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course
  • PADI Underwater Naturalist Course
  • PADI Digital Underwater Photography
  • PADI Adventure dives
  • PADI Underwater Navigation
  • PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Course
  • PADI Night Diver
  • PADI Project AWARE Specialist

Start Scuba Diving Today – Want to Study at Home?

PADI E-learning is a flexible way to study the mandatory dive theory wherever and whenever it suits you. Web-based learning allows you to save time on your scuba course and allows you to complete your dive theory lessons before you start your dive course. PADI E-learning is available for all level courses. Contact ABC Scuba Diving Port Douglas for more information.


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