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Whitsunday Diving Academy

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2579 Proserpine Shute Harbour Rd, Jubilee Pocket, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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Great diving experience

We had a lovely day diving with the Whitsunday Diving Academy. Chris and his team are a really... read more

Reviewed November 13, 2017
NandMOB
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Dublin, Ireland
Dangerous, misleading and unpleasant. Please go somewhere else!

Not answering the phones for over a day or responding to messages should have given us the idea but... read more

Reviewed October 6, 2017
artichoke32
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Sydney, Australia
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At the Whitsunday Diving Academy we specialise in teaching diving. We don't compromise when it comes to providing the best instructors and thorough curriculum. Affiliation with PADI - offering a full range of courses. One of the best equipped scuba training centres in Queensland. Small and compact groups for individual attention to all participants. Extensive pool training for beginners at their “own pace.” Flexible schedules and “work hours.” Constant communication and feedback towards “Continuing Education” in SCUBA diving. The Whitsunday Diving Academy is committed to: Water Safety: Our visitor orientation initiative in conjunction with Royal Lifesaving Queensland and the Whitsunday Charter Boat Industry Association; Starting them Young: Our School and Youth oriented programs aimed at developing responsible eco-tourism and awareness while incorporating related school syllabus in diving courses to offer in-depth and hands on practical knowledge; Scuba Diver Education: All our dive courses are to the highest standard. Careers in Diving: We have dedicated programs towards becoming a Dive Pro! Marine Conservation and Education: Through Forums and Awareness programs focusing on the health, state and protection of our Blue Planet.
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2579 Proserpine Shute Harbour Rd, Jubilee Pocket, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802, Australia
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Reviewed November 13, 2017

We had a lovely day diving with the Whitsunday Diving Academy. Chris and his team are a really professional, helpful and fun group and we would definitely recommend them to anyone who wants to dive the Whitsundays. Chris event went out of his way to...More

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Reviewed October 6, 2017

Not answering the phones for over a day or responding to messages should have given us the idea but this place looked like it was going to be worth it! I went as an experienced diver with my partner, who has never dived before. We...More

1  Thank artichoke32
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Reviewed July 24, 2017

If everything goes as it should, then this is certainly a really good diving center. But much can go wrong with diving, and if something goes wrong, you can expect the owner and the boss will not care at all about you! Everting is about...More

2  Thank Sebastian P
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Reviewed July 15, 2017

The entire crew at the Whitsunday Diving Academy was nothing but accommodating. The diving instructor, Tom, was very knowledgeable and always ready to answer all questions. I believe my classmates and I were given the highest quality learning during the four day course. It was...More

2  Thank sapiontek91
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Reviewed July 15, 2017

I recently completed a PADI Open Water Certification with Whitsunday Diving Academy and had an awesome experience. Tom runs a very thorough and professional course and he is super knowledgable about diving in the Whitsundays as well as around the world. The team is really...More

2  Thank Lizzie2026
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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

Did my advanced open water with them. They were really accommodating with timing and the instruction was very good. We had to defer one days diving because it was too windy so i was happy to see that they prioritised safety over just getting the...More

1  Thank John S
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Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

I stayed at the Whitsundays Diving Academy while I completed the practical aspects of my PADI open water diver. The team were very friendly and welcoming. The dive centre was not very busy so the teaching felt very personal and tailored to my needs. Additionally...More

1  Thank Danielle R
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Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic day diving out on Hook Island. We did three long dives, and despite the recent cyclone and some damage to the reef it was definitely still worth it. I would also highly recommend going with Whitsunday dive academy- from the very...More

Thank Brittany E
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Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

Everyone from the diving academy were so fun, helpful and so welcoming! The mood was just on top! We chose to do the extra dive, which made the diving take longer than until 2 pm, but thats just a good thing. We got lots of...More

Thank Anna K
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Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

I spent 3 days in Airlie beach and I came with my cousin for her birthday and was a disaster! When we arrived to the diving we saw the smallest boat ever, it was just for 8/10 people and I didn't expect it because on...More

4  Thank Torakiki85
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If you are PADI diver in the USA you are qualified to dive in Australia. I do not think that there are any other requirements. The only thing is how recently have you dived? Some dive resorts ask you to conduct some skills... More
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