About Us

Discover who we are and we do what we do.

It all started when...

It all started when we noticed that children from the age of 10 years were simply not getting the opportunity to scuba diving – nor did they suit the more common sports on offer such as soccer or rugby.

We also noticed that there was a gap in the market for boutique dive experiences and wanted to share the underwater world experiences with others. 

We started OZDIVE with the vision of getting kids involved not only with diving but with the important topic of marine conservation.

Our vision grew and we created a scuba diving academy for all ages to join, where we would offer quality dive courses, local shore and offshore diving adventures, dive travel and most importantly a sense of belonging and connection to other like-minded individuals.

Four years on and with our family’s love of diving the Great Barrier Reef, we have expanded to Port Douglas to be able to share our love of the reef to both local, interstate and international visitors. 

Key to our success is our emphasis and dedication to excellence – above and below the water. We aim to train our students like no other academy. How? By utilising a variety of techniques and training methods to enhance a diver’s skill level to be the highest they can achieve.

We do not certify on attendance – we certify on a student’s ability to dive well and meet the SSI training standards that we are committed too. We want our students to be the best divers they can be and have them set them apart from the rest when they go diving.

As an SSI Diamond Dive Centre we provide a full range of SSI scuba diving education programs, equipment selection and experience opportunities, while encouraging aquatic environmental responsibility.

By being awarded the Diamond status means we are recognised by SSI for providing professional and quality services to divers.

The high standards and practices that we embrace, extend into all aspects of our business, including our dive & snorkeling tours. As a family with five children having differing capabilities in the water (i.e from a 17 year old Junior Divemaster to an 8 year old mermaid), we know how important it is to cater to individual needs of each diver/snorkeler and to ensure that everyone has a fun (and safe) time when in the water.

We hope we can share our experience, love of the reef and dedication to high standards with you, your family and friends. 

We are committed and embrace the SSI System of diver education and offer regular continuing education programs to ensure our divers can advance their skills and knowledge.

Our commitment also extends to our local community and providing customer satisfaction along with great dive experiences.

Safety – committed to our own safety and each other’s safety

“At all times aware of hazards to ourselves and other above and below the water…”

People – focussed on both our customers and our staff

“Treating everyone with humility, empathy and respect…”

Environment – conscious of our impact on a fragile undersea world

“Doing everything we can to leave only bubbles…”

Quality – determined to develop divers of all levels with uncompromising skills

“There are no shortcuts to being a great diver…”

Efficiency – believing in the continuous improvement philosophy

“Being better today than yesterday and even better tomorrow”

Cost – value for our customers begets a successful business

“Providing value in training, diving and travel…”

Unlike many dive vessels which are modified for scuba diving purposes, our purpose-built dive boat, Cygnet 1, has been designed and built specifically for divers – having all the features that experienced divers look for and new divers take comfort in.

With ample deck space, overhead compartments for stowing diver bags, individual rack system to hold two tanks per diver, rear access platforms (two) for giant side entry and a dive ladder to climb back onboard; as well as featuring twin 225 Suzuki four stroke engines which pushes her along at 40 knots – it really is the perfect vessel for the Great Barrier Reef.