Scuba Dive Airlie Beach - Whitsundays and Cairns Australia

Phone : 07 4946 1067

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Whitsunday Dive Centre

Whitsunday Dive Centre is our legal, registered business name. We are celebrating 40 years in the Australian Recreational Diving Industry on the Great Barrier Reef. Our business is to provide a scuba diving liveaboard cruise that you will always remember for it's beauty and diversity or a dive course with the best diving instructor.

Many lies have been told about the deteriorating state of the Great Barrier Reef. Almost everything you have probably read about sediment deposits and coral bleaching is either exaggerated beyond reason or completely untrue. Check out Professor Peter Ridd on Facebook if you want the raw truth. Scientists who study the reef stand to gain millions of dollars in funding, grants and donations and that is the reason that they lie about the condition of the reef. The reef is also a political football for the state government to use in the climate change debate and the damage all of this does to the tourism industry that has grown up around the Great Barrier Reef cannot be calculated. Recently 8 out of 8 projects by James Cook University aimed at painting a picture of gloom about the Great Barrier Reef were proven by Professor Ridd and his scientific researchers to be 100% false.

You can rely on our expertise and experience for accurate and professional information about scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef or Coral Sea. Please note that even though we are a fully operational diving business our Airlie Beach address is an office for our online business and not a retail store. If you want to contact us you must do so by phone or email.

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GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

The new European General Data Protection Regulation (known as the ?GDPR?) goes into effect on May 25, 2018. We can assure you that Whitsunday Dive Centre is now fully compliant with GDPR.

We have updated our Privacy Policy which also go into effect on May 25, 2018, to comply with the new requirements of GDPR. These changes reflect the increased transparency requirements mandated by the GDPR. Changes include clarifying and providing additional information about: your privacy rights and how to exercise them; how we collect, use, share and protect your personal information; and the legal bases we rely on to process your personal information. Please review these policies to confirm your acceptance of the recent changes.

Not only is GDPR an important step in protecting the fundamental right to privacy for European citizens, it also raises the bar for data protection, security, and compliance in the industry.

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We first arrived on The Great Barrier Reef in 1980 straight from my job as a Royal Australlian Navy Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Officer. I was formerly the Commanding Officer of Clearance Diving Team Two and a Vietnam Veteran.

We commenced business as a commercial diving company, Shute Harbour Diving Services, undertaking mooring installations, jetty repairs, salvage and general coastal diving operations for larger companies. We worked on the Abbott Point coal terminal for many months and repaired the valve installation in the dam at German Creek coal mine to enable water supply to be pumped to the town of Middlemount. We also operated one of the first dive shops in the Whitsundays and our boat, Rapscallion, took groups of up to 10 to Bait Reef, Hook Reef, Hardy Reef and the Whitsunday Islands. At this point we changed our trading name to Whitsunday Scuba Centre and later became Whitsunday Dive Centre.

We often visited Whitehaven Beach after a big day of scuba diving. For several years we also operated the Whitsundays cylinder testing station and owned the service and sales franchise for Bauer HP compressors. We installed HP storage systems and air filling stations for several diving operations including Hayman Island and the original reef pontoon at Hardy Reef.

Later we had retail dive shops and a PADI diver training centre and provided scuba hire gear for thousands of bareboaters before commencing our online booking service in 1990.

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We fully understand the importance of absolute professionalism when divers have travelled half way around the globe to see the world's greatest natural wonder.

And that is our motivation today; to select the best recreational diving operators who give the highest priority to safety and professionalism. Through our website we endeavour to bring you the best diving experience that Cairns, The Coral Sea, The Whitsundays and The Great Barrier Reef has to offer.

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Cairns Day Dive Trips

Airlie Beach Reef Tours
Airlie Beach - Whitsunday Islands Day Dive
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Port Douglas Day Dive Trips

Queensland Diving Courses
Online Dive Training

Airlie Beach SSI Dive Course
Airlie Beach SSI Open Water

Airlie Beach SSI Advanced Course
Airlie Beach SSI Advanced Course

Airlie Beach FreeDiving Dive Course - PADI
Airlie Beach FreeDiving Dive Course - PADI

Cairns PADI Diving Course
Cairns PADI Open Water 5 Days
Cairns Open Water Diving Course 4 Days
Cairns PADI Advanced Course
Cairns PADI Referral Course
Cairns PADI Refresher Course

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Best Australia Diving Liveaboards
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Where is Cairns Australia
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What is Barrier Reef Coral
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Protect the Great Barrier Reef
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Best Whitsunday Islands Dive Sites
Airlie Beach Images Gallery
Coral Sea Underwater Images
Spirit of Freedom Images
Getting to Airlie Beach
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Whitsunday Islands Dive Sites
1.Whitsundays Dive Site Alcyonaria Point
2.Whitsundays Dive Site Bird Island
3.Whitsundays Dive Site Blue Pearl Bay
4.Whitsundays Dive Site Dolphin Point
5.Whitsundays Dive Site Eaglehawk Reef
6.Whitsundays Dive Site Mackeral Bay
7.Whitsundays Dive Site Mantaray Bay
8.Whitsundays Dive Site Maureen's Cove
9.Whitsundays Dive Site Pinnacle Point
10.Whitsundays Dive Site The Woodpile

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Cairns PADI Open Water Itinerary
Cairns 4 Day OW Course Itinerary
Cairns Advanced Course Itinerary

Cairns Australia Dive Site Flynn Reef
Cairns Australia Dive Site Milln Reef
Cairns Australia Dive Site Pellowe Reef
Cairns Australia Dive Site Thetford Reef

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