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

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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Perfect day diving with Rich

We dove the outer reef with Rich and are still reeling from the awesome experience we had!! Clown fish, sting rays, reef sharks, parrot fish, Christmas tree worms, giant clams... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dove the outer reef with Rich and are still reeling from the awesome experience we had!! Clown fish, sting rays, reef sharks, parrot fish, Christmas tree worms, giant clams, and so much more... Rich was patient, friendly, professional and gave us many tips to help improve our diving techniques. He also was able to get my mother in law... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I recently completed our open water dive course with Rich as our head dive master and Bruce accompanying. I speak for the group when I say this was an absolute amazing experience that we will never forget. It was clear from the start that Rich knew his stuff but he was also a great laugh which made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Completed my PADI open water certification dives with Rich and now I want to bring him on every vacation! Tech Dive is a bit pricier than competitors, but the personalized experience and attention to detail is well worth any extra cost. We traveled to the outer reef on Quicksilver and it felt like I was traveling in first class on... More 

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Thank Rebecca V
Providence, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We, like many, got PADI certified a few years ago but have only dived a few times since. We weren't comfortable striking out on our own, but didn't want as much handholding as total newbies might need. We booked with Tech Dives a few months in advance and having now enjoyed our day, we couldn't be more pleased. Our instructor,... More 

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Thank Matthew H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

As my boyfriend and I hadn't been diving for 2 and 1 years respectively, we booked a refresher course plus 3 dives with Tech Dive in Port Douglas. We were greeted the day before by our instructor Nic, which was a really nice touch. We spent the next day going through theory and skills at our own pace in the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

My wife and I were keen to get our PADI qualification while we were in Oz for a friends wedding as where better to do than the Great Barrier Reef. Looked on-line and found quite a few companies but chose Tech Dive due to the package on offer, that they were private lessons, the fact there were 6 dives and... More 

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Thank Adam S
Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

We hadn't been diving for 5 years when we booked our trip to the GBR with Rich from Tech Dive. Because it felt like such a long time ago, we were a bit nervous, thats why we booked a private dive (just us and Rich, our guide), and we were not dissapointed. Rich made us feel totally at ease as... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Myself and my partner were looking for a day trip dive to the great barrier reef. We were hoping to avoid the crowds and chaos of the large boats and stumbled upon TechDive online. They came highly recommended and we booked the trip. Unfortunately my partner received some tragic news very shortly before setting off for the dive and we... More 

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Mount Gambier, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

I came to far north Queensland with a strong intention to gain more dive experience, and hoped to do another course or two. I searched around in Cairns and was met with nothing more than "we don't offer courses" and "it's easier if you don't bring your own gear" I phoned maybe 5 or 6 places until I found tech... More 

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Deviot, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

My husband and I dived with Tech Dive Academy yesterday. As experienced divers going to see the Great Barrier Reef for the first time we didn't want to be caught in an enormous crowd of divers. From the pre-dive communications, hotel pick up, the quality gear, and the amazing dives, we had an excellent day on the Agincourt Reef. I... More 

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