When we started Scuba IQ back in 2016, our aim was not just to teach dive courses, but to train divers. We wanted to make full use of all of our skills and experience gained over the years, giving our students more than what is required on a course, offering additional tips and techniques that would make them better divers.

During your time here with us in Port Douglas, you'll receive expert instruction not only on the skills and techniques required for your course, but we will also do our best to share with you our love for the Great Barrier Reef and the incredible amount of wildlife that makes it their home. From the tiniest critters such as nudibranchs; gobies and shrimps up to some of the heftier inhabitants including grouper; sweetlips; triggerfish and of course, sharks!

After your course, we also offer ongoing support, just in case you have any questions about diving, buying equipment, or maybe choosing an amazing location for a dive holiday.

To offer only the best in diver training, we offer a carefully chosen selection of courses from both the PADI and SDI dive training agencies. See below for the different options, or read on to see which course is best for you.




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Choosing the right course for you comes down to whether you already have a diving certification, and after that, it's a matter of deciding what type of diving interests you the most:


  • If you are new to diving, then the  Open Water Diver course is your entry point to this amazing sport, and will set you on a path of adventure and discovery, allowing you to travel the world; exploring its watery environments. Allow for 3 full days of training here with us in Port Douglas. Theory (12-14 hours) completed online prior to start of course.

  • If you have already taken your Open Water course, you are definitely spoilt for choice, as there is a huge range of challenging and exciting dive courses to choose from. This includes the Advanced Open Water Course, or Specialty diver courses, where you can learn about and try different types of diving - a great way to see what it is that most fascinates you and motivates you to keep diving.

  • For Advanced Open Water Divers who are after a true test of their abilities, the PADI Rescue Diver course will challenge you to deal with a wide range of diver emergencies. This course covers aspects of diver rescues and techniques which will be completely new to most divers, and is highly demanding but very rewarding.

Regardless of the PADI or SDI dive course taken with us here at Scuba IQ Port Douglas, we are sure that you will find your course to be challenging, exciting, and in the end, rewarding, while we will be dedicated to help you work towards your goals throughout the course and ultimately - Your new PADI scuba diving certification! 

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