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Tech Dive Academy

Address: Wharf St | Reef Marina, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 , Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 3040 1699
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Owner description: You deserve the multi-award winning service of the ORIGINAL bespoke private diver training company...
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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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Fourth time back to Dive with Tech Dive Academy and has been 5 stars each time (I rated them 5 stars on Trip Advisor about a year or so ago - and they have been consistently good on all my visits to Port Douglas). Highly recommend diving and training with Tech Dive - I have found them to be the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My partner and I drove from Sydney to Port Douglas to dive at the reef. We had the pleasure of becoming certified Open Water Divers with Bruce, who is very knowledgeable and has many years experience. Our first day on the reef wasn't a very good experience due to the weather and a lot of sea sickness, but Bruce was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We are long time, highly qualified divers who wanted to find a way to see the GBR without bringing our gear seeing as it was a long trip! Their gear was excellent, we had individual attention from Shino who was knowledgeable of the reef and it's sites. The Gro pro was great, the pictures turned out excellent. The two of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Spent an excellent 3 days with Bruce, learned more than i could ever imagine, and not just about diving. now feel confident to dive to 30m, and not as scared of the sharks. highly recommend tech dive academy, could not be better DrJohn (London)

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Carlisle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Originally looked to book with Tech Dive after a family member recommended them. From start to finish it has been a fantastic experience. When we booked the team were on training, but Mark went out of his way to squeeze us in. Great communication when we arrived, Mark arranged a pre dive meet up to sort out the paper work/dive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I visited Port Douglas for one weekend. I organised a dive with Tech Dive Academy and seeing that my husband could not join, I organised the dive on my own. I was greeted at the hotel with a welcome package from Tech Dive, with dive information and soon after that my dive instructor, Nick Leigh, contacted me to ask about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

As a former Royal Navy Clearance Diver and an Oil Industry Saturation Diver in the North Sea for some 17 years, I know what first class training and dive professionalism looks like, 'Tech Dive' tick both box's. From my first email contact the friendly efficiency began, I was in good hands. Bruce was my personal instructor, many years ago, Bruce... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I undertook the PADI Open Water certification with the Tech Dive Academy. Mark and his team were very clear and efficient to assisting us all the way through the process since the first contacts via email until the final day. The communication and professionalism is outstanding! It was clear to me that safety is an aspect that matters the most... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

From the moment we started planning our dives, it was clear that Mark and the crew at Tech Dive were willing to personalize our experience to make it an enjoyable memory. Mark answered all my questions in advance, provided very helpful guidance in planning our trip, made sure we had all the appropriate documentation completed in advance and set us... More 

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Topaz, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

I recently completed the open water course with bruce, it was like being taught by a real friend, very relaxed and comfortable. I will definately be furthering my training with tech dive. Thanks bruce:-)

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