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“A++++ Service & Instruction” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tech Dive Academy

Tech Dive Academy
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Owner description: You deserve the multi-award winning service of the ORIGINAL bespoke private diver training company - Port's only PADI 5 Star rated IDC centre. Serving Port Douglas since 2003. First for Bespoke Diver Training, the Dive Centre offers all levels of Recreational and Technical Dive courses from PADI, TDI, IANTD and DSAT Tec Rec - over 60 programmes - Open Water to Instructor Level, Specialty Courses, Tec Deep, Side Mount and CCR programmes. Courses are built around your needs and time requirements! Start when you like, and have your personal dive instructor for the duration of your dive course.In addition to training, we offer private guiding on the Great Barrier Reef & Coral Sea, along with a range of day trips, live-aboard and even private charters - your boat or ours.The multi-award winning team was recently named Hollis Australian Dealer of the Year.Founded in 2003 by the team who successfully broke the then world record for the deepest Scuba Dive with a 308m (1010ft) dive. The business remains exclusively focused on bespoke personal individual diver training.Exclusive Training with your own personal private dive instructor, and what better place to do it than the outer edge of the Great Barrier Reef. With dozens of exclusive dives sites to choose from, the diving is some of the best in the world, with coral gardens, walls, swim throughs, wrecks and more, one thing is certain, whatever course you choose, you will have fun, be a better diver and leave with skills you might once thought impossible. Dive Guiding - In addition to training, we offer private guiding on the Great Barrier Reef, along with a range of day trips, live-aboard and even private charters, your boat or ours. We also cater for snorkelers or those who just want to enjoy a cruise out to the reef.As well as the dive operations on the Great Barrier Reef, Vanuatu and the Coral Sea, the team also supports it clients' diving globally, with a team member jumping on a plane most weeks to guide dives or take a client to the next level in their underwater journey - Egypt, Mexico, Tonga, Japan, the list goes on...Customer Service - Satisfaction Guarantee. We do our utmost to make every dive course a very personal and memorable experience. Our team have worked in diverse locations and industries, before electing the 'sea change' of Port Douglas, and bring a wealth of experience, commitment and passion with them - a team with global experience who genuinely enjoy sharing the Great Barrier Reef experience with our Customers.We have teamed up with the best charter boats and luxury private vessels to bring our customers the best diving possible, along with special locations and personalised trips - with both day and overnight options available.
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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“A++++ Service & Instruction”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2011

Wanting to check out the reef, but don't want to dive in a group? Here's the perfect solution - go with Tech Dive. They offer private guiding and certification, which means you're not stuck out with a group of 6+ divers who flap around uncontrollably. Rossco is a patient instructor, who always offers sage words of wisdom to help improve your technique and take your diving to the next level. The company dives off the same boat as Quiksilver, but it's rare that you'll see any other divers while you explore the most amazing reefs. Sure, you may pay a few extra $$, but the extra bottom time and attention are well worth it. You'll get a light breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on the day trip - so you won't go hungry. The gear is all top notch, and the service is second to none. You will not be disappointed!

Visited November 2011
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Alberta, Canada
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“Best experience ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2011

We did the PADI Scuba course. Neither of us had ever dived before. I was terrified at the prospect of diving and Ross was the perfect instructor... so easy going and patient. We both fell in love with diving and can't wait to go again. We highly recommend Tech Dive, dealing with them was a pleasure for sure. They were very accommodating and did everything they could to make our diving course as easy as possible. Get out there and dive with these guys, you won't regret it : )

Visited October 2011
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Savannah, Georgia
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“Tech Dive is the best!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2011

An absolutely amazing experience. Mark and Ross are extremely professional and love what they do. I did the advance course with them and had a blast. The small group training is the way to go. The experience and training was well worth the price and would come back again. Best experience I've ever had. You must look them up! Thanks Mark and Ross

Visited April 2011
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Terrific Adventure and excellent service from the team at Tech Dive Academy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2011

Huge thanks to Mark and Ross at Tech Dive for looking after us and being of great service during our time in Port Douglas.

Ross was instrumental in helping Stuart and Myself obtain our PADI Advanced Open Water certification on teh Agincourt reef over 2 days

Really special folks and made the time very enjoyable.

Very Highly recommended to anyone wanting to Dive the Barrier Reef off Port Douglas

Visited July 2011
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Cairns, Australia
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“Thanks guys for some great diving!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2011

I recently did my advanced course with Ross and Mark from Tech Dive Academy. It's always a privilege to dive with people that really love and know what they are doing and it certainly made my experience an enjoyable one. They are extremely professional and reliable. I can highly recommend this friendly crew in Port Douglas and no doubt will be diving with them again. Thanks guys - Natalie

Visited April 2011
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