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Tech Dive Academy

Wharf St | Reef Marina, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877 , Australia
+61 7 3040 1699
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Ranked #28 of 68 activities in Port Douglas
Type: Water sports
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... more » 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. « less
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St. Albert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

5 STARS ***** Tech Dive is suited to newcomers through to highly experienced Tech Divers - looking for their next course or expert guides to some of the best diving on the Great Barrier Reef. I have done several courses (EAN, Rescue, Deep, Drift) with Tech Dive in Port Douglas and have been highly impressed on all occasions. Mark, Bruce... More

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Port douglas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Outstanding trip!!! Had the most friendly professional and very knowledgable service from the team, who went above and beyond for us. Could not fault it, was seriously impressed I have never written reviews before, however, I joined trip advisor especially to add this review as I am still on an extreme high from the last two days. Have dived in... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My son and I just completed the Advanced course with Bruce. It was a fantastic experience from the dive sites, equipment, the boat, and the personal attention from our instructor Bruce. I would strongly recommend Tech Dive if you are considering diving in the GBR.

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

My husband and I are AOWD we have dived in many places around the world and decided it was time to see closer to home but, having been part of large group diving wanted something more personal and with intimate knowledge of where we were diving. Nic proved perfect: his enthusiasm, knowledge and communication are unsurpassed by dive masters we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Completed the padi advanced open water course with Bruce as instructor - feel really good about the improvements the course has made to my diving skills

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

My wife and I completed AOW course with Tech Dive Academy. Professional instructor Bruce showed his patient, passion and knowledgable. It was only curious when I studied OW course, but now I realy fall in love with diving. The Great Barrier Reef is wonderful place but she will disappear if we do not anything to protect her. I will recommend... More

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HK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

We completed the Open Water PADI course with Tech Dive. Experience is excellent! Bruce and Rich are very professional and nice. Highly recommended!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

My experience with Tech Dive was fantastic. They employees are professional, passionate about diving, and intelligent. I completed the advanced open water certification but they offer beginning to very advanced diving. Nic, Christian, and Bruce were all top notch. They made sure I knew what to expect from before I arrived to Australia to stepping off the boat at the... More

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