Resort Dive

Introduction to Resort Diving

Resort Dive – Scuba diving tours with no prior experience necessary!

Resort diving is for people who want to experience the magic of the underwater world with minimal training.

No course is required and participants may join easy, safe and enjoyable scuba dives after just a short introduction talk.

Widely accessible resort dive trips are available all around Australia although the dominant destination for introduction resort diving is centered around the city of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef.

Despite common misconceptions, resort diving is nothing like diving schools but still enables you to experience coral reefs and sea life in a way that can only be achieved scuba diving.

By taking a resort dive off a boat or at the beach, you don’t have to wait to become a certified scuba diver before you can view the amazing marine world below the surface.

As long as you’re aged 12 and above, able to swim and are medically fit, you can join the world of scuba diving under the close supervision of a qualified Scuba Dive Instructor.

You’ll first learn the physiology of diving, as well as the basic recreational diving skills.

This is often done in a controlled swimming environment; however, some resort and boat tours allow you in open water.

After your Scuba Instructor feels you’re comfortable with the basics, you’ll be able to jump into the water to begin your adventure in small guided groups.

While on a resort dive tour, you aren’t just limited to one scuba dive.

After your diving lesson, you’ll be able to take numerous scuba dives to make the most of your dive trip.

There are many excursions available depending on the resort or tour boat you choose.

You can take expedition dives, which are often available on liveaboard tours. These longer expeditions allow you to explore outer reefs and islands and are considered to be of the highest quality.

Some specialist resort boat tours also offer private tuition and personal guided resort scuba dives (to learn more about private resort dive experiences, click here).

You can even explore wreckage diving.

There are many locations that allow you to see how hundreds of ships met their fate.

Not only will you be able to see shipwrecks, but you’ll also see the sea life surrounding the wreckage, such as the coral and many fish species.

If you’ve seen the ocean from the daylight, take a night dive for an entirely new world of discovery.

At night, corals come alive with white light that isn’t as vibrant during the day. You may even see rare glowing fish and other creatures that only become active after the sun has set.

A resort boat tour is not only the ideal way to receive diving lessons, but the perfect way to create adventurous memories you’ll never forget. A diving resort offers the best of both worlds – luxury and adventure!

To learn about a range of reef trips that offer resort dive trips to the Great Barrier Reef, To learn about our number one resort dive tour specialists, visit Reef Experience or for Budget Great Barrier Reef trips that offer resort dive scuba diving on a shoestring, visit Compass Cruises or to spend a night on the Great Barrier Reef see Reef Encounter

Best Resort Diving in Australia

Reef Experience Family Tour

Reef Experience Family Tour

Reef Cruise with Reef Experience's family day trip is Cairns all inclusive package tour packed with family friendly activities ...plus the chance for Mum and...

Book
3 Day Reef and Daintree Rainforest

3 Day Reef and Daintree Rainforest

Experience two world heritage sites in 3 days. Our Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest package will have you experiencing the best of the Great...

Book
3 Day Liveaboard Snorkel

3 Day Liveaboard Snorkel

This ultimate 3 day liveaboard Snorkel Tour will have you snorkelling on the beautiful Outer Great Barrier Reef with Cairns premier Liveaboard Vessel "Reef Encounter!

Book
3 day Liveaboard  Scuba Dive

3 day Liveaboard Scuba Dive

3 Day Liveaboard Scuba Dive Reef Encounter, Australia’s only floating luxury boutique hotel, is situated on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef off the coast of...

Book
3 day Liveaboard Scuba Dive

3 day Liveaboard Scuba Dive

Reef Encounter, offers guests an outstanding opportunity to stay on Australia's Great Barrier Reef Our tours depart Daily from Cairns via our sister vessel Reef Experience...

Book
3 Day Top Deck Club Scuba Dive

3 Day Top Deck Club Scuba Dive

Reef Encounter's Top Deck Club really is the ultimate way to see Australia's Great Barrier Reef includes your very own Great Barrier Reef guide 3...

Book
no-image

Reef and Train

See two World Heritage listed icons of Tropical North Queensland over two fun filled days.

Book
2 Day Reef Sleep

2 Day Reef Sleep

Great Barrier Reef Sleep, floating hotel, liveaboard, scuba dive, snorkel, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Book
Reef and Tropical Delights

Reef and Tropical Delights

Enjoy the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, tantalise your taste buds and the scenery of our Rainforests in this Reef and Tropical Delights Package....

Book
Adrenalin Junkie (3 Days)

Adrenalin Junkie (3 Days)

Adrenalin Junkie Package Calling all adrenaline junkies! If you love to combine your tours with a couple of thrills, then look no further than our...

Book
Tropical Bliss

Tropical Bliss

3 Days packed with excitement, beauty, adventure & of course bliss. Make your trip to Far North Queensland a memorable one by visiting two World Heritage...

Book
2 Day Referral Dive Course Stateroom

2 Day Referral Dive Course Stateroom

Start your dive course anywhere in the  world and complete it with a referral dive course on our Great Barrier Reef Liveaboard Reef Encounter, Australia's...

Book
4 Day Liveaboard Scuba Dive

4 Day Liveaboard Scuba Dive

Great Barrier Reef 4 Day Liveaboard Scuba Dive  Discover Australia's Great Barrier Reef Reef Encounter, Australia’s only floating luxury boutique hotel, is situated on the...

Book
3 Day Liveaboard Resort Dive

3 Day Liveaboard Resort Dive

Our 3 day Liveaboard Resort Dive Adventure includes 8 daytime scuba dives at beautiful Outer Great Barrier Reef locations, for those who do not hold...

Book
See more listings