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Byron Bay Dive Centre

519 reviews
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Byron Bay, Australia
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About Byron Bay Dive Centre
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.
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34 reviews
Head to Byron Bay for an experience similar to the Great Barrier Reef without traveling north to the reef itself. Snorkel around Julian Rock Marine Reserve on this 3-hour experience as you search for exotic fish, colorful corals, manta rays, and giant sea turtles. This tour is suitable for all experience levels, with a free, on-site snorkel lesson for beginners.
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$52.87 per adult
14 reviews
Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef without having to head north with a 3-hour scuba diving experience at the Julian Rocks Marine Reserve in Byron Bay. Suitable only for certified divers, this diving adventure will bring you closer to the reserve’s vibrant corals and marine life, with the chance to spot manta rays, wobbegong sharks, sea turtles, and over 400 species of fish.
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$77.54 per adult
8 reviews
Embark on the only whale-watching cruise to depart from The Pass beach in Byron Bay, offering the fastest route to the path of migrating humpback whales, plus dolphins, turtles, and sea birds. Travel with a small group of no more than 12 on a vessel specially designed for marine life spotting, equipped with underwater viewing devices and a hydrophone to listen to whale songs. Whale sighting is guaranteed—if you don’t see one, take another cruise for free!
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$62.74 per adult
5 reviews
Try scuba diving while in Byron Bay with a 5-hour class that includes a diving session at Julian Rocks Marine Reserve. Your diving course includes equipment hire, one lesson in the swimming pool, and a guided dive at Julian Rocks—where you can see tropical species found on the Great Barrier Reef along with marine life from the depths of Australia's Southern Ocean. Species often encountered include manta rays, turtles, blue gropers, and wobbegongs, along with an assortment of hard and soft corals.
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$137.46 per adult
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great dive site, good guys running the centre, professional and knowledgeable. Diving gear was all good quality

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Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Snorkeling with Byron Bay Dive Centre was one of the highlights of our 3-week Australian vacation. It was an incredible experience seeing so many tropical fish-even turtles-under the guidance of the incredible Bryon staff. Thanks to Captain Pete we were also able to see two...More

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Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic experience. You could tell the staff genuinely wanted us to have an awesome time and absolutely did. Felt like we were in safe hands. Will definitely be back. Thanks guys!

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Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were friendly and informative. My husband went diving and I went snorkling. We had a brilliant afternoon swimming with fish and turtles! Thank you

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jessica B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I saw sharks, dolphins, fish of different colours, turtles my favourite and to top it all off the skipper took us out to see some whales! Top day and made my birthday memorable. Thank you 🙏🏼

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Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing scuba diving at Julian Rocks. The staff are all ver friendly and provided a very professional service.

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Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly and professional team. Good equipment and the dive site is just a short drive and 5 minute boat ride away. Thick wetsuit ment it was very comfortable and not cold, even though I went at the end of May and thought it would...More

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Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very professional guides that showed us where to go and how to stay safe at Julian Rocks. I saw so many sea creatures in such a small area, like spotted eagle rays, sea turtles, Wobbegon sharks, and soo many schooling fish. I highly recommend!

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Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me & my 18y old son did a double dive the weekend just gone. Was just a wonderful dive. Staff are good, first Dive young Lass left us the just explore, second dive was with a different guide and he actually took charge and took...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank ScottHarp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The diving near Byron Bay and Julian Rocks was pretty spectacular. Unfortunately the experience was tainted by the attitude of some of the staff. The skipper and the dive guide were pretty good, but many other staff had a chip on their shoulder and were...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Jenny L
September 20, 2015|
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Response from Byron Bay Dive C | Property representative |
Hi Jenny, Thank you for your enquiry. Sea Turtle Snorkel Tours are conducted at the Julian Rocks Marine Reserve.Just a four-minute boat ride from Byron Bay Julian Rocks is considered to be one of Australia's premier... More
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