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5-Hour Byron Bay Introductory Scuba Diving Tour provided by Byron Bay Dive Centre

5-Hour Byron Bay Introductory Scuba Diving Tour

5-Hour Byron Bay Introductory Scuba Diving Tour
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About
Dive Byron Bay’s Julian Rocks Marine Reserve. Julian Rocks is one of the few dive sites where you can swim with tropical species found on the Great Barrier Reef as well animals from Australia’s deep Southern Ocean. The course includes equipment hire, one swimming pool lesson and one dive at the Julian Rocks Marine Reserve with a qualified scuba instructor. All confined water training is conducted at the dive shop, an instructor training facility, located in the heart of Byron Bay. Here there is a fully equipped classroom and a training pool heated to 25 degrees Celsius. All open water-training dives are boat dives conducted at Julian Rocks Marine Reserve. Here you will swim with tropical species such as turtles and manta rays, as well as many interesting southern ocean animals including friendly blue gropers and wobbegongs. All this only a five-ten minute boat ride from Byron Bay.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Join us for an introductory dive tour at Julian Rocks Marine Reserve within the Cape Byron Marine Park. Meet us at our purpose built dive centre in the heart of Byron Bay, where you will meet your friendly, knowledgeable and experienced instructor who will guide you through how to complete the pre-tour paperwork. You will then watch a short instruction video and complete a safety quiz, following this is a pool session in our onsite training pool. Here you will learn the necessary skills and basic concepts of diving for you to be comfortable on your first ocean dive. Once comfortable in our heated onsite pool, you will depart to Julian Rocks where you will dive under direct supervision of your instructor up to 12m depth. It is only a short 5-10 minute boat ride to Julian Rocks, keep an eye out for dolphins and whales (when in season). During the dive your instructor will point out all the fantastic marine life such as turtles, wobbegong sharks, rays and many different species of fish. After your dive we will bring you back to the dive centre, where there are hot showers. Storage lockers are available for your valuables and bags for the duration of the tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • Join us for an introductory dive tour at Julian Rocks Marine Reserve within the Cape Byron Marine Park. Meet us at our purpose built dive centre in the heart of Byron Bay, where you will meet your friendly, knowledgeable and experienced instructor who will guide you through how to complete the pre-tour paperwork. You will then watch a short instruction video and complete a safety quiz, following this is a pool session in our onsite training pool. Here you will learn the necessary skills and basic concepts of diving for you to be comfortable on your first ocean dive. Once comfortable in our heated onsite pool, you will depart to Julian Rocks where you will dive under direct supervision of your instructor up to 12m depth. It is only a short 5-10 minute boat ride to Julian Rocks, keep an eye out for dolphins and whales (when in season). During the dive your instructor will point out all the fantastic marine life such as turtles, wobbegong sharks, rays and many different species of fish. After your dive we will bring you back to the dive centre, where there are hot showers. Storage lockers are available for your valuables and bags for the duration of the tour.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 42592P3
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Use of scuba diving equipment (fins, mask, snorkel, wetsuit, BCD, regulators, cylinder, weight belt)
  • Qualified scuba instructor
  • Lockers for your valuables and bags
  • Boat ride
  • Bottled water on board the vessel
  • Showers
Exclusions
  • Parking fee for public parking in Byron Bay
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • 9 Marvell St, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia Please meet us at Byron Bay Dive Centre front office.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for participants with serious medical conditions.
  • All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to scuba diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions may prevent you from scuba diving, please consult your doctor
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date and time or full refund
  • Please note that we require a minimum of 2 people to be booked at each time for the Introductory Dive to run. We can run an Introductory dive for 1 person at an extra charge of AU$65.00
  • Flying after diving: If only one dive is undertaken then a minimum of 12 hours is recommended before flying. If more than one dive is conducted in the day, or multiple days of diving are undertaken then an interval of 24 hours is recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • A dive medical is not compulsory if you have no medical issues; however if you are 45 years of age and over or have or had any of the following conditions: Asthma, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Lung problems, Ear problems, High or Low blood pressure, COVID-19, current cold/cough/flu/chest infection, then you will need to provide a recreational dive medical on arrival.
  • All participants must be able to swim and be comfortable in the water.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date and time or full refund.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • COVID-19 Vaccination - All members of your booking will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an approved COVID-19 Vaccination or have a medical or age exemption to enter the dive centre.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Inclusions
  • Use of scuba diving equipment (fins, mask, snorkel, wetsuit, BCD, regulators, cylinder, weight belt)
  • Qualified scuba instructor
  • Lockers for your valuables and bags
  • Boat ride
  • Bottled water on board the vessel
  • Showers
Exclusions
  • Parking fee for public parking in Byron Bay
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 9 Marvell St, Byron Bay NSW 2481, Australia Please meet us at Byron Bay Dive Centre front office.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for participants with serious medical conditions.
  • All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to scuba diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions may prevent you from scuba diving, please consult your doctor
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date and time or full refund
  • Please note that we require a minimum of 2 people to be booked at each time for the Introductory Dive to run. We can run an Introductory dive for 1 person at an extra charge of AU$65.00
  • Flying after diving: If only one dive is undertaken then a minimum of 12 hours is recommended before flying. If more than one dive is conducted in the day, or multiple days of diving are undertaken then an interval of 24 hours is recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • A dive medical is not compulsory if you have no medical issues; however if you are 45 years of age and over or have or had any of the following conditions: Asthma, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Heart problems, Lung problems, Ear problems, High or Low blood pressure, COVID-19, current cold/cough/flu/chest infection, then you will need to provide a recreational dive medical on arrival.
  • All participants must be able to swim and be comfortable in the water.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date and time or full refund.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • COVID-19 Vaccination - All members of your booking will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an approved COVID-19 Vaccination or have a medical or age exemption to enter the dive centre.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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5.0
21 reviews
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Mark
9 contributions
Fantastic
Did the snorkelling tour as well as an introductory dive with these guys. Both were excellent - the team is highly professional and safety conscious, and the marine sanctuary at Julian Rocks is gorgeous. Shout out to Zoe and Chloe - I was pretty nervous for my first dive but they made the whole experience feel really safe and it was awesome.
Written 12 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi, Thank you for your review, excellent that you were able to experience both our snorkelling and introductory dive tour, Zoe and Chloe are fantastic instructors. We are very lucky to have such a wonderful amount of marine life to see at Julian Rocks too! Thanks, BBDC
Written 15 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kelly H
Sydney2 contributions
Terrible and waste if $400!!
Aug 2020 • Couples
Terrible experience- I was bed bound the day prior to the dive and sought medical and surgical advice. I was put on very high pain relief and was I was immobile.

My partner called several times to cancel the booking which cost $400 for the 2 of us!! I had a letter and invoice from the hospital and surgeon and the Byron Bay Dive Tour - would not accept our cancellation or even reschedule!!!!

They were rude, showed no compassion to a very sick person and basically did not care.

We have tried contacting TripAdvisor but can never get through. I am hoping someone can contact me given the extraordinary circumstances beyond our control - supported by hospital documentation.
Written 10 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Kelly, Thank you for your feedback regarding your introductory dive tour booking. We are sorry to hear that you were unwell prior to the tour and hope you are now feeling better. As you booked through Trip Advisor directly their cancellation policy states the following “All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties”, we also adhere to a 48 hour cancellation policy and unfortunately the cancellation was received within this time frame. We understand that you cancelled due to a circumstance that was outside of your control, however please understand that we have reserved you a space on our tour and vessel, scheduled instructors and skippers to operate this, which all incur a cost to us as a small business. In addition to this we are also currently operating on reduced numbers due to COVID-19. We only received one call from you to advise of your circumstance, 30 minutes prior to the start of the tour, and no messages were found on our after hours phone. When we spoke to your partner we informed him that we would try to re-sell the spots and if this was possible we would be able to issue a refund, however due to the short time frame we were not able to do this. We apologise for not being able to assist you further in this matter and hope you can understand. Kind regards, Byron Bay Dive Centre Management
Written 1 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

lizzyw275
3 contributions
Dive at Julian Rocks
Jul 2020 • Family
Fantastic dive, with grey nurse sharks, turtles, a bull ray and many wobbegongs and tropical fish. Zoe did a superb job teaching our daughter the basics. Short 10 min boat ride to Julian Rocks.
Written 8 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jessika S
4 contributions
Amazing!!
Mar 2020 • Solo
I had matty as a instructor and he was absolutely amazing. First time ever diving so I was super nervous, he was calm and very reasurring. Saw heaps of animals out including the sharks, turtles, fish, eels, star fish and many more. Would definitely do it again.
Written 5 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

georgia sella
1 contribution
Best driver instructors
Feb 2020 • Family
Our dive instructors Matt and Zoe L were super friendly and made the entire experience amazing - they were so friendly, educated and happy. If you want to scuba dive in byron go to these guys
Written 20 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Laura W
3 contributions
Best Experience Ever
Feb 2020 • Friends
Honestly so amazing !! Was a little bit nervous but also super excited to dive !! Zoe L and Matt were so chill and accomodating making everyone super comfortable and ready to dive !! They showed us awesome fish, turtles, sharks and sting rays with amazing views !! Awesome diving instructors, wouldn’t have asked for anyone cooler #couplegoals and strict vibes wooo !!
Written 20 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Shannyn B
1 contribution
scuba diving for the first time
Feb 2020 • Friends
Just did the scuba diving tour and was an absolutely amazing experience with the best instructions ! Matt and Zoe L were amazing and very accommodating and made us all feel very comfortable! Couldn’t have asked for better instructors. All the crew on board were extremely friendly. Would definitely do it again :)
Written 20 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amy-Tarryn R
1 contribution
Matt and Zoe L
Feb 2020 • Friends
Truly one of the best experiences I've had. Did the intro diving course and would recommend to anyone. They are super accommodating and made even better by the amazing instructors. Highlight of my trip. Special shout out to our diving instructors Matt and Zoe L, ask for them specifically if you're thinking of diving there 🤙🏼
Written 20 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Krystyna S
2 contributions
Scuba Diving for the first time
Feb 2020 • Friends
to start off, Zoe L and Matt (the couple) were the BEST!!!!!!!! would 1000% recommend to ANYONE, it was so easy to pick up and the instructors were always making sure we were okay!! we got to see so many turtles, sharks, sting rays and so much more so it was the best day ever!!
Written 20 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Annabelle N
2 contributions
Matt and Zoe L Instructors
Feb 2020 • Friends
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Zoe L and Matt were so welcoming and made the trip so much fun. Very clear instructions and made me feel very comfortable. VIBES
Written 20 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Byron Bay Dive Centre
jonathan c
jonathan c
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Very professional
With dive tours like this the real criteria is quality of people and equipment. Byron Bay dive worked well on both
mmiller654
mmiller654
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Snorkel tour of Julian Rocks was great
Had a great snorkel experience with these guys - everything was easy, from booking the tour through to them giving
charlene_veverka
charlene_veverka
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BB Dive Centre
Well equipped dive centre with lots of room to get ready, storage for personal gear and easily accessible gear clea
bike1231A
bike1231A
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Highly recommended!
Well organized, friendly and professionally run. Wetsuits and snorkeling gear were of a very good standard. Pre d
sammilee1967
sammilee1967
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Dive Julian Rocks
Awesome couple of days - plenty of wobegongs, fish, turtles and still warm water in June. Thanks to all at Byron Di
Ana S
Ana S
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Had to reschedule but got cancelled.
Unfortunately it got cancelled due to high gusts / bad weather :( so sad. Got rescheduled but that got cancelled to
jodierees68
jodierees68
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Worth the wait!!
Fantastic experience. Friendly professional staff. Knowledgeable and made it fun! What we saw was breathtaking and
Tommy2dives
Tommy2dives
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Snorkeling
Had a great time snorkeling out at The Pass with the dive centre crew. Good equipment, friendly staff & plenty of m
LIONEL3108
LIONEL3108
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Two Dives Julian Rocks
Enjoyed both dives. Plenty of wobbegongs, 2 turtles and lots of fish. Visibility was 12-15, not the best. The trip
369steve
369steve
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Julian Rock Dive
My 16 year old daughter and I recently did this this dive. I can't fault the refresher training, the efficiency of
ChrisByronBay2481
ChrisByronBay2481
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One of my favourite dives!
Great staff, awesome diving and would certainly dive with them again. One of my favourite dive sites in Australia
Roam745885
Roam745885
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Incredible experience
Staff were excellent from in store to in the ocean pointing out marine life. Swimming with sea turtles and leopard
Maccas15
Maccas15
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An awesome experience, highly recommended
Fantastic experience, awesome staff , excellent equipment, I started off with a refresher in the pool and then out
TroyandKylie
TroyandKylie
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Snorkelling with Turtles
An outstanding and magical experience. The team at BBDC were knowledgeable, experienced and very accommodating to o
Debra J
Debra J
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Fabulous snorkelling experience
Sensational snorkelling at Julian Rocks! Mesmerised by the multicoloured marine life, graceful turtles, grey nurse
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