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“Great knowledge and friendly advice to tailor to your needs” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Scuba Dave - Day Diving

Scuba Dave - Day Diving
Shop 6, 18-20 Wharf St, Port Douglas, Queensland 4877, Australia
+61 7 4099 4449
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: We work on, live & love the reef. As professional divers, we specialise in privately guided dive trips on the Great Barrier Reef. We run a PADI Dive Centre in Port Douglas offering Introductory Diving, Open Water Courses, Advanced Training and Specialty Certifications. Why not earn your PADI DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle) specialty certification whilst seeing parts of the reef other divers cannot get to. Call into our store for snorkelling & scuba gear, our own range of Scuba Diver merchandise - show the world you're a diver! We want you to get the absolute most out of your Great Barrier Reef experience. At ScubaDave we listen to all that you expect from your day and offer impartial advice and a selection of options. Contact us today to make your stay in Port Douglas the trip of a lifetime.
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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“Great knowledge and friendly advice to tailor to your needs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

My boyfriend and I were on a trip to Port Douglas for our first time. We wandered in to Scuba Dave to figure out what we were going to do with ourselves while we were there. Katie and Dave sorted us out no trouble. They gave us lots of really good information around the diving that would best suit what we were after (one of us being certified and one not), other organised trips available in the area such as up to Daintree, and other activities to do around Port Douglas that we would otherwise not have known were there. They also had a range of gear in store from good quality dive gear to awesome clothing. Would definitely recommend there service and will return to the store if we are lucky enough to have another holiday in Port Douglas!

Visited July 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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“Friendly, helpful and knowledgable - a great day out for the whole family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This was my second dive in 15 years and my 13 year old's fifth so we wanted someone along with experience. Katie was able to book the boat trip for us to dive and the rest of the family could snorkel at the same time. Katie and Dave were so friendly and reassuring we were made to feel confident and comfortable straight away. All of their equipment was new and was waiting for us at the dock and taken aboard the boat. We then had a truly amazing day of diving with Dave. He guided us through three different sites where we saw a Minke whale, green and hawksbill turtles and white tip sharks. Dave was very relaxed and the kids all thought he was great - he was especially helpful with one that was seasick on the way out. Above and beyond the call of duty!

Visited July 2013
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“Great local knowledge of ALL dive operators, and family activities”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

We spent two weeks in Port Doiglas, and Katie & Dave are still a great place to receive accuate information on all the boats ( and other activities) in Port Douglas.. They sell a great range of snorkel & dive gear in addition to being able to book all the different boats in Port, depending on level of diving / snorkelling experience required.. My advice is visit Scuba Dave before booking... They are really good Go Pro camra resource, they have latest models and loads of accessories, and Dave is real expert in configuring the cameras!

Visited July 2013
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“Diving with a great small family company”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Managed to catch Dave and Katie and arrange the best diving experience I have had anywhere in the world ,
Booked the One too one DPV course and with three dives you are able to go to the far side of the reefs and see something very special . Fantastic day ..well organised and profession organisation . If you are a serious diver do not look anywhere else

Visited June 2013
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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“Best Shop We Walked Into On Our Stay In Port Douglas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

My partner and I walked into the store, just curious about the costs involved in purchasing a good quality set of Snorkel gear. We were amazed by the depth of knowledge and easy going attitude of both Dave and his lovely wife. They knew the ins and outs of all the local attractions (especially the water based ones) and were willing to give us an insiders explanation of what each one is comprised of, and what would suit us based on our age interests. Not just pushing us towards a specific one that they got more brownie points for. We ended up buying an awesome set of snorkel gear from them, and then went back the very next day and booked all of our tours trough them as they were so knowledgeable and informative, we avoided a few poor quality tours that Only locals could warn you about, and made the best of our limited time in Port Douglas. At no point did they ask us to book with them or push us in any way. We just felt like if we were going to give our custom to someone it would be these people who were so helpful. Also we got some specials and saved about $100 off a snorkel trip and got a free double pass to a sunset sailboat experience.

Best thing that happened to us there!

Thanks Guys

Visited April 2013

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