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“Perfect 1st time dive experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Byron Bay Dive Centre

Byron Bay Dive Centre
9 Marvell Street, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
02 6685 8333
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Owner description: We dive at Julian Rocks marine sanctuary- home to tropical species such as turtles and manta rays, as well as over four hundred different species of fish. A small selection can be seen in our photos.We cater for all levels of experience. Join one of our guided diving or snorkel trips that go out every day and let our dive crew show you one of Australia’s most spectacular dive sites.At the Byron Bay Dive Centre you can complete a range of PADI and SSI dive courses but be prepared to share your classroom with giant sea turtles and friendly blue gropers.The Byron Bay Dive Centre is the only diving facility in Byron Bay that issues PADI, SSI and NAUI diving certifications.
Sydney, Australia
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“Perfect 1st time dive experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Obviously Julian Rocks is a world class dive site and we saw some amazing sealife..but what really made our trip special was the quality service and instruction from the dive centre. Our instructor Colin was not only very passionate and knowledgable about all creatures of the ocean...he also made us feel completely safe at all times and was patient and helpful when we had a bit of trouble with our masks leaking etc. These guys are all such a great crew, we can't wait to come back and do our open water course..thank you, we're hooked on diving! :)

Visited March 2014
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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“Great First Time Dive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Visited in February as part of a trip around Australia, everyone a the dive centre, especially Gale (sorry if spelling is wrong!) were so welcoming and helpful. They took us out on some amazing dives, despite not great conditions.

Thank you all at the dive centre for giving me an awesome experience

Visited February 2014
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Sydney
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“Snorkelling Julian Rocks is out of this world”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

A big thank you for our recent snorkelling trip to Julian Rocks! The guides were excellent, pointing out the sealife and generally helping out. Julian Rocks was out of this world, we have never seen so much in such a small area, sharks, turtles, barracuda to name a few! We'll be back!

Visited February 2014
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Marietta, Georgia
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“Last minute Dive Trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We had one last day in Byron Bay and we decided to take a scuba dive trip with Colin Wilson at the Byron Bay Dive Centre. It was awesome and one of the highlights of our trip down under! The Vis was great at Julian Rocks and we saw a few turtles, a bunch of leopard sharks and hundreds of other fish that day. I highly recommend you drop by and take a trip with these guys if you're in Byron Bay, you will not regret it!!!

Visited February 2014
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“Fantastic Company!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

I booked an early morning snorkel trip to Julian Rocks but unfortunately on getting out there we found the vis to be extremely poor - only about 3-5 metres! So our guide asked if we'd like to try a reef closer to shore where the vis should be better. We had up to an hour in the water and a team member joined us, calling us over if he spotted anything of interest! Although the vis was still not great, I did get to see a Wobbegong and a Leopard Shark - an absolute highlight for me! To my astonishment, when we were finally all back on the boat we were all offered either a voucher for another trip or a full refund, as the vis had been so poor! I was so impressed with the customer service and the whole team in general, I will definitely be booking another trip when I'm next in Byron!!

Visited February 2014
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