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Our team of friendly, passionate, and experienced scuba diving professionals, invites you to dive Port Douglas with us, either on an amazing guided scuba diving trip or to further your scuba diving skills and knowledge with a PADI or SDI dive course, right here on the Great Barrier Reef


Our dive instructors at Scuba IQ are highly experienced, and together, we specialize in delivering incredible scuba diving adventures and reef trips from Port Douglas, and Cairns; for divers of all levels.


Click on one of the options below to learn more about all of our Port Douglas dive trips, dive courses, and Minke whale trips

We are a PADI Eco-Center, and SDI Dive Resort, 100% independent, and locally owned and operated, by two dedicated, dive professionals - Martin Connolly and Louise Gill

With decades of experience behind us, we personalize each of our Port Douglas diving trips and dive courses, to make you feel as though you have the reef all to yourself. This means that apart from receiving our undivided attention, you can be assured of an unforgettable and unique experience with us while diving the Outer Great Barrier Reef, from Port Douglas. 

If you are looking for local professionals when diving Port Douglas and the Great Barrier Reef, we are confident that our team of dive instructors and guides, with our unmatched level of expertise, will be your first choice.

To learn more,  click the link to read ABOUT US


Experienced, local Dive Instructors


High-quality dive equipment


Wide variety of dive sites


Family - Friendly


Private dive groups

For certified divers wanting to dive the best sites on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, we create day trips that take in some of the most pristine areas that can be reached within a reasonable journey of 90-100 minutes from Port Douglas. These trips are privately guided by one of our amazing instructors, making your day more fun, safer, and personalized to your skill and experience levels. With that, our guided dive trips are ideal for the following divers:

  • Experienced divers 

  • Newer divers who would like tips and advice

  • Photographers looking for knowledgeable guides

  • Families with younger divers - our crew are 'Blue Card' holders

  • Anyone after a high-quality diving experience on the Great Barrier Reef

Each of our dive instructors is highly experienced and has been teaching scuba diving, for at least 15 years, in all corners of the globe. This experience, along with our local knowledge, makes all the difference when creating your scuba dive training program with us. We cater to all levels of ability, though the most popular course would be the Open Water Diver, which is your first step into an incredible new world of adventure and exploration!

For those divers who are already certified, we also have an excellent range of courses that are designed to help you improve your scuba diving skills, and further your knowledge. The best thing about these options is that you can choose the type of diving that you would like to explore and go from there. If you are an Open Water Diver, then you can choose from the following courses that we offer here, right on the Outer Great Barrier Reef, departing from Port Douglas:

For those certified divers out there who want to take that extra step, and take on something different, we offer a range of challenging scuba diving courses that will raise your knowledge and ability to an even greater level. These include:

All courses are run with a minimum of 2 divers per booking - private 1:1 courses are also available on request, at an added cost.

PADI Course Port Douglas
SDI dive course port douglas