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Gold Coast: Snorkelling in Wave Break Island

1. Gold Coast: Snorkelling in Wave Break Island

Spend time with the fishes on this snorkeling adventure. Wave Break has one of the highest amounts of fish in Australia and is a fantastic site for snorkeling. There are over 50 different species of fish with depths ranging from  0–15 meters. Many of the fish school in their hundreds and are very people friendly. This site is ideal for both the beginner and the advanced due to the location there is minimum swell. All snorkellers can be assisted with a guide on the basics of snorkeling and the areas that are best for photography and fish feeding. Snap some cool photos of the fishes underwater and hand-feed the fish. Take a break from snorkeling and pend some time exploring what Wave Break has to offer, including a beautiful stretch of the beach secluded from other boating activities. Or float on a boogie board with view holes to watch the sea life pass you by.  Get dropped off at your hotel with your photos and unforgettable memories. Return hotel transfers from Main Beah and Surfers Paradise. The duration of this activity from pickup to drop-off is 4 hours.

Gold Coast: 3-Day PADI Open Water Course

2. Gold Coast: 3-Day PADI Open Water Course

Take a 3-Day PADI Open Water Course which will provide you with the knowledge and skills you’ll need to safely explore the underwater world. With your expert instructor, enjoy learning scuba diving in a safe environment. On the first day, take part in some academic training where you will learn the basic principles of safe and enjoyable diving. Then across the following 2 days, learn the basic skills of diving with some confined water training and subsequent dives in the open water where you will demonstrate your new skills in a typical underwater environment. Upon successful completion of this course, be awarded the PADI Open Water Certification card enabling you to scuba dive anywhere throughout the world to a depth of a maximum of 18 metres. The certificate also entitles you to hire equipment from dive stores and is valid for life.

Gold Coast: Introductory SCUBA Diving Experience

3. Gold Coast: Introductory SCUBA Diving Experience

Explore the underwater world of the Gold Coast, Australia. This dive is purely for pleasure and no experience is necessary. You will be accompanied by a certified PADI instructor throughout the whole dive.  You will be picked up from your Gold Coast accommodation and then board the boat at Marina Mirage. You’ll travel approximately 10 minutes north by boat to the Wave Break Island. Leaving the boat, you’ll head to the island and get comfortable wearing & using the SCUBA equipment in calm, shallow waters before heading off on your underwater safari.  Besides seeing beautiful and fascinating aquatic creatures first hand, you’ll experience sensations unique to scuba diving, like the feeling of floating weightless like an astronaut in space. You will be swimming amongst the many different species of fish of the Gold Coast, with the opportunity to hand feed them too.  Once back to the boat, you can take off for a relaxing snorkel or simply lounge about on the boat enjoying some light refreshments. A certificate is awarded to every diver. At the end of the activity you will be dropped back to your hotel. The duration of the tour from pickup to drop-off is approximately 4 hours.

Gold Coast: North Stradbroke Island Certified Triple Dive

4. Gold Coast: North Stradbroke Island Certified Triple Dive

Depart from Gold Coast and visit one of the many dive sites around North Stradbroke Island. Have a chance to see the diverse local marine life, including manta rays and grey nurse sharks. Meet your boat tour in Gold Coast and depart for some of the most picturesque dive sites in southeast Queensland, just off the coast of North Stradbroke Island. Enjoy high levels of visibility all year round thanks to the area's strong currents. Check out large rock formations and coral reefs. Choose from a number of dive site options. Visit Flat Rock, which attracts many grey nurse sharks during the winter months. See large numbers of manta rays at Manta Bommie, or explore Shag Rock, Boat Rock, Middle Reef, or another site. There are many spots to choose from that match your level of skill and experience.

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What people are saying about Gold Coast

We had a great time snorkelling. The experience is shorter than advertised, it ended up being just over three hours. There’s heaps of fish to see and the guides were friendly and helpful. Would recommend!

Easy to book and great communication. They collect you from your hotel and drop you back. The experience was wonderful with very friendly staff.

Access to the water was around 90 minutes. at this time of year expect to be cold. Good access to fish. Great for beginners and young children.

My experience was excellent very enjoyable and professional can’t wait todo it again. Defiantly would recommend these guys

Friendly and experienced Dive Guides. Great location and fun drive. I recommend 10/10