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“Amazing experience!”

Scuba Dave - Day Diving
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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.
Reviewed June 4, 2013

I came up to cairns to do my padi open water dive course with scuba Dave.
I spent three days doing pool work and dives in the Great Barrier Reef with Dave and would recommend it to everyone.
Dave is very knowledgeable and passionate about the reef and of course diving. He made the course interesting and fun, as well as relaxing!
Dave is eagle eyed under the water and totally at ease, pointing out amazing things like huge fish, jelly fish and even turtles! All the while keeping an eye on everyone to know that they are safe and comfortable. I felt completely safe under the water with Dave doing my dive skills, knowing that he would be there to help me if I needed and to make sure nothing would go wrong.
Dave really helps you to understand the technically side to diving but also helps you to see the beauty to it and how amazing it really can be.
I would recommend diving with scuba Dave to anyone who wants to dive!
Cheers to Katie too for doing all the admin work!
Thanks guys! :)

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Reviewed May 27, 2013

Having done my PADI pool skills i was looking to build on this experience with dives off The Great Barrier Reef. Luckly i came across Dave's shop in Port Douglas. He impressed me with his knowledge and he was extemely helpful in the advice provided. As a result i booked a 2 day course with him, one to one basis, and they were one of the best and most informative days of our World tour. Very friendly and if you are looking to dive then he is certainly worth a visit.

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1  Thank ringmoor
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

While waiting for our dinner slot at Salsa, we wandered into Dave's shop by chance. Dave was friendly, knowledgeable and provided amazing personalised service. He really made our day. We told him our disappointing experience on Poseidon, and we had wanted to hire a Scuba guide (unfortunately Jay was away until 3 June). Dave told us he provided the personalised tours, but was fully booked and unable to help us during our stay (23 - 31 May). Even though, we couldn't give him business, Dave still spent 45 mins explaining about diving and other attractions in Port Douglas. Now, that's service. Of course, we booked our other tours with him. And we also bought a print transfer of his cute logo (evolution ... to a scuba diver) which he created himself.

Do visit Dave, even if you don't Scuba Dive. He'll give you honest, knowledgeable advice about the other attractions in Port Douglas. He was easily the friendliest and most knowledgeable tour booking agent that we met in Port Douglas (and we went to 6 different tour booking places).

1  Thank paneraitraveller
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

After checking out nearly all travel agencies, we finally booked 3 dives with Dave and did the DPV padi course. It was great fun, we saw nearly all animals we wanted to see. The organisation was perfect, and Dave made us really feel at ease.

1  Thank Hannelore V
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

We came across Scuba Dave’s shop in a lane at the end of the main street, where we got talking. Dave took the time to understand what we were after and provided us with some options. We had some Certified divers, Introductory divers and some happy to simply snorkel. We ended up booking onto the Poseiden through Dave, twice. The plan is to take the kids back to get their certification.

2  Thank TravelwithAnna
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