Fitzroy Island Scuba Diving

Lets go underwater and get up close and personal to the wonders of the underwater world!

The Fitzroy Island Sports Hub is PADI accredited and offers a variety of dive options including Discover Scuba and refresher courses, ocean dives and equipment hire for certified divers and a Bubblemakers kids program! Dive from a safe beach access point only 35m from the shop, our dive pool or take a short boat trip to surrounding dive sites.

Our impressive dive sites like Welcome Bay and the Eastern Wall offer sites and stories for all levels of divers. Whether you are a beginner, an avid photographer aiming for that perfect shot of a nudibranch or turtle, or even someone who is newly certified, the fringing reef around Fitzroy Island will offer you something magical.

We have put together a list of frequently asked questions for your convenience. For enquiries and bookings, please contact the Fitzroy Island Sports Hub at 07 4044 6700 or email us.

Diving will not be operational on Christmas Day 25th December or New Years Day 1st January.

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DISCOVER Scuba Diving

If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you! This PADI certified program is a great introduction into what it takes to explore the underwater world.

The Details:

  • Age: Minimum 12 years
  • When: Daily from 10-11:30am
  • Where: The dive pool or straight from the beach
  • Duration: Please allow 1.5 hours
  • Requirements: Minimum age 12 years. A medical declaration must be provided – Click here for a full list of requirements.
Options Price
Introductory Dive – from pool/beach $165
2nd Dive – from beach $145

Discounts available for groups of 2 divers or more. Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

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LEARN to Dive – PADI Open Water Course

The 3 day PADI Open Water Diver is the first level of scuba certification. One of our highly-trained PADI Instructor will teach you how to scuba dive in a relaxed, supportive learning environment. By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to dive at home, overseas or back here on Fitzroy Island! Find out more here.

The Details:

  • Age: Minimum 12 years
  • When: 2 scheduled 3-day courses per month
    • Weekday – starting on the 4th Tuesday of the month
    • Weekend – starting on the 2nd Saturday of the month
    • eLearning only – starting on the 3rd Monday of the month
  • Where: FISH at Fitzroy Island Resort.
  • Duration: 3 days of diving + 1 day eLearning.
  • Requirements: Medical declaration form – Click here for a full list of requirements.
Options Price
3 Day Open Water Course
includes all dive equipment, study materials and eLearning.
$695

Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

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Certified Ocean Dives

Already certified? Lets go diving! After taking a short boat trip to one of dive sites you’ll enter the water with your guide and descend into the depths.  In small groups, your guide will help you explore the deeper portions of the fringing reef that surround Fitzroy Island.

Sites like Sharkfin bay, 3 trees or Double J offer canyons and bommies filled with coral for you to explore with your guide.

The Details:

  • When: Daily – subject to availability.
  • Time: Arrive at 1pm for 1:30pm boat departure. 11am dive available on request.
  • Duration: Please allow 2 hours
  • Requirements: Current dive certification. Medical declaration form – Click here for a full list of requirements.
Options Price
Ocean Dive from boat $172

Discounts available for groups of 2 divers or more. Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

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Equipment Hire for Certified Divers

Already certified? We offer equipment hire for experienced divers to explore the waters of Fitzroy Island! Entry is beach-access only (dive boat coming soon!).

Divers must hold a current dive certification (open water or above) and have recent and regular dive history (minimum of 20 logged dives). Click here for a full list of requirements.

Equipment Cost Duration
BCD, Regulator (SPG, Computer, Compass), Weight Belt + 5x 1.5kg weight $20 per item 1.5 hours
Wetsuit, Stinger Suit, Fins, Mask & Snorkel $10 per item per day
Dive Flag, Tank, Tank Fill, Torch $10 per item 1.5 hours
2nd Torch $5 per item 1.5 hours
Glow Stick $5 per item Purchase

Hire equipment on arrival to FISH.

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Refresher Course

Certified but not been on a dive in the last 6 months? Let us sharpen up your skills with our refresher course held in our dive pool, which will allow you to go on a certified dive or hire equipment and explore the waters around Fitzroy Island.

The Details:

  • When: Daily at 10am
  • Where: The dive pool or straight from the beach
  • Duration: Please allow 1.5 hours
  • Requirements: Current dive certification. Medical declaration form – Click here for a full list of requirements.
Options Price
Refresher Course $165

Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

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Bubblemaker Program

Bubblemaker is as fun as it sounds! A chance for kids to use scuba gear to breathe underwater in our dive pool, learn new skills, blow bubbles, play games and explore shallow waters under the direct supervision of a PADI professional.

Have the option to take home a fun PADI activity pack including Bubblemaker beach towel, logbook, toy, certificate and registration card, decals, tattoo and emblem.

Loved your Bubblemaker experience? Go again for a discounted fee with our ‘Bubblemaker Repeat’.

The Details:

  • Age: 8-12 years
  • When: Every Tuesday & Saturday (other days possible on request)
  • Time: Arrive at 9:30am to complete paperwork for a 10:00am pool entry
  • Duration: Please allow 1.5 hours
  • Requirements: Minimum age 8 years. A medical declaration must be provided – Click here for a full list of requirements.
Options Price
Bubblemaker Program with activity pack $125
Bubblemaker Repeat (1 hour duration) $85

Discounts available for groups of 2 divers or more. Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

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PADI Rescue Diver Course

Our PADI Rescue Diver course conducted through the Fitzroy Island Sports Hub is a 2-day course that takes you through a step-by-step process on what do to prevent and aid in diving emergencies. You will develop your knowledge and skills to better manage diving incidents that may occur on dives starting with self-rescue techniques and expanding through to decompression and pressure related injuries.

The Details:

  • When: Contact us for bookings.
  • Time: Starts at 9:30am
  • Duration: 2 days of diving + pre-study.
  • Requirements: Current dive certification. Medical declaration form – Click here for a full list of requirements.
Options Price
2 Day PADI Rescue Diver Course
includes all dive equipment, study materials, certification and eLearning.
$750

Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance. Click here for a full list of requirements for our dive programs and equipment hire.

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Certified Night Dives

Coming Soon

Plunging into the darkness!! Join the team from the Fitzroy Island Sports Hub for a night diving experience for certified divers.

Entering the water after sunset you can discover what our reef offers after dark. Diving in the early hours of the evening you can see the changing of the guard where parrotfish start enveloping themselves with their mucus bubble or the nocturnal fish start to become active. You might just experience the bioluminescence or the epaulette sharks that frequent our reef in Welcome Bay.

The Details:

  • When: Coming soon – Wednesday & Saturday evenings
  • Time: TBC
  • Duration: Please allow 2 hours
  • Requirements: Minimum 2 persons. Current dive certification and must have recently completed a daytime dive with FISH. Medical declaration form – Click here for a full list of requirements.
Options Price
Night Dive
Includes guide and equipment rental (torches and tank markers not included).
$200

Bookings must be made at least 24 hours in advance.

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Bookings & Enquiries

Please contact the Fitzroy Island Sports Hub for bookings and enquiries.

Click here for a full list of requirements for our dive programs and equipment hire.

See COVID policies here.

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