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Wave Break Island Scuba Diving on the Gold Coast

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Wave Break Island Scuba Diving on the Gold Coast
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From USD 84.51

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


The exotic marine life of Wave Break Island offers a spectacular backdrop for a scuba diving adventure, and this half-day scuba diving tour is open to all levels. Choose a beginner-friendly dive, accompanied by a PADI instructor, or a solo dive for certified divers only, and marvel at the underwater world of the Gold Coast.
  • Enjoy a guided or self-guided dive led by a PADI-certified instructor
  • Dive and snorkel amid schools of tropical fishes
  • No experience necessary: full instruction provided (beginner dive)
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Introductory dive (if option chosen)
  • Single dive for those more experienced (if option chosen)
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • GoPro Hire (extra cost)
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Queensland Scuba Diving Company
    Berth 91, Mariners Cove, 60 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach QLD 4217, Australia

    We are located down the end of the long pier, walk all the way to the end and then turn left. Once turned left the dive store will be on your right hand side in about 50m.

Pickup points

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We recommend that customers make their own way to our dive shop at Main Beach so that they will have time to explore the Marina, shops, and local area after their dive or snorkel. Our Dive shop is a 5min Uber ride from Surfers Paradise, the local bus stops at the marina and we have a free car park for customers who are driving themselves. We can provide return transfers from select Surfers Paradise hotels (call 07 5526 7722 to find locations), please be aware that seats are limited.

What To Expect

Your scuba diving adventure begins with a pick-up from your Gold Coast hotel and a short transfer to Marina Mirage on Main Beach, where you board the boat for Wave Break Island. After a short cruise, arrive on the island and get suited up for your scuba diving excursion.

If you’ve chosen the introductory dive, start by learning the basics in the safety of the shallow water, and have time to practice the different diving techniques, memorize the safety rules, and familiarize yourself with the equipment before heading out. Once you’re feeling comfortable, jump back on the boat and sail out to one of the island’s dive sites. Then, dive in to explore the underwater world of the Gold Coast, and swim among a rainbow of tropical fish and other marine life.

On the completion of your dive, you are presented with a dive certificate, and have free time to swim and snorkel, or make the most of the onboard refreshments.

After time on the island, return to shore, where a driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Amazing team! Really easy to follow and overall great vibe!! The boat ride was smooth and the diving spot was lovely!


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Quite unique but not worth it
Pawan_S, Sept 2023
The instructor we were given was very rude, unprofessional, apathetic and unprepared. She eliminated 3 of my friends intentionally for various reason and only I get to scuba dive for barely 5 minutes under water.With the right instructor it definitely would have been a fun experience.
Amazing Adventure
RiverLeigh_K, July 2023
Amazing team! Really easy to follow and overall great vibe!! The boat ride was smooth and the diving spot was lovely!
would do it again in a heartbeat
JingXuan_K, June 2023
superb experience, totally worth it and would definitely come again when I visit gold coast. the instructions were clear and instructors very friendly and we all felt safe in their hands.
Amazing experience good instructor
HafizAhmad_R, June 2023
Over all everything things was great stuff was very coprative. Feeling bit scary at the start but once u jump into Water it will be all good.😃🐠🌊
Fantastic activity for beginners
Bharni_K, June 2023
Must do activity in the Gold Coast. Super friendly instructors and best dive site to witness some beautiful marine life. Don’t miss it!!
Intro to diving
Eleanor_W, Apr 2023
Nice way to be introduced to diving, the people were lovely. Felt very safe and I’d definitely recommend. Saw some cute fish. Super accomodating, they came around and made sure you felt comfortable, extremely informative. Would even consider doing the Certification with them when I get the chance. It’s nice to have a enjoyable experience when you travel solo
Highly recommend this experience
Chloe_H, Mar 2023
It was such an amazing experience! A very well run business with a great atmosphere between their staff. Lolly was our instructor! She was amazing!! So patient and encouraging especially when some people were a bit nervous.
Ocean calls me, but sharks
Masaya_T, Mar 2023
Our instructor got some clams by cracking the stones at the bottom and let us feed little fish!! We also found various types of fish! Weather was not ideal but it was one of the best experiences I have ever done during my solo trip in Gold Coast.
Disappointing experience.
Puneeth_B, Jan 2023
Extremely disappointed with the tour. Firstly, my wife, who is not very confident with swimming, was pushed into the water despite saying she didn't want to go first in first or was ready. Mind you, you are wearing a heavy suit with weights on top and a large tank for scuba diving. The person, who I think was the captain of the boat, was all but a delightful person. He didn't have a shred of compassion for someone new to scuba diving and was condescending, and outright very unprofessional in his conduct. He was the one who pushed her in. No toilets before boarding. Bad equipment - I wish they had suggested bringing your own. My scuba goggles kept flooding when in the water and were not replaced with suitable ones. This was my first go at scuba diving, too > a regretful trip. This trip, unfortunately, has left me with a bad taste for scuba diving.
One of the bad experiences with their boat, location and no dressing rooms no toilets
Shiva_K, Jan 2023
No toilets No proper Equipment Not a good spot for driving or snorkelling No dressing rooms Worst boat
Boring experience
Geraldin_Y, Dec 2022
Bad experience We didn’t see a single fish Just learn how to use the equipment but this wasn’t funny
Scuba diving is a very...
Roy_W, Dec 2022
Scuba diving is a very interesting option to experience to view the tropical fishes underwater. Coaches are very kind and passionate.
Awesome dive.
Rodney_Z, Aug 2022
Great crew, very knowledgeable. The crew made me feel confident and comfortable. A business is only as good as the people working for it. This business has good people .
Great scuba diving experience!
Agnes_C, July 2022
Friendly and very knowledgeable staff. We were picked up and dropped off at our hotel which was very convenient! Our instructor Tomo was very funny and patient. And great price for this experience! We did a bit of snorkeling after too. Thank you so much for the experience!
First dive into water....
Jaspreet_K, Apr 2022
First dive into water. Beacuse do not know swimming. Awsome experience wanna di it again. Thanks for great coach
Maria_M, Apr 2022
Omg. First off they were to pick us up in front of our hotel. We waited. No one came. I called and supposedly they had come, they didn’t see us and left, but the manager was nice enough to send the van back. We get there and we’re signed up for a discovery dive when I had signed us up for a certified dive. Then to top it all off, we get Lolli. The most horrible scuba master/ human being ever. Was rude to me non stop. Told me I was rude, threw my weight belt on the ground when I had put it on the bench to make it easier for me to put on. Repeatedly sarcastically told me that I was certified and I should know what to do and how to do things. Spent the first 40 minutes giving a dive lesson to the other couple in our group. Visibility was horrible, I began following another diver accidentally and she pulled me and was angry towards me. The currents were strong, she helped the another woman by pulling her to the boat. I held onto the woman’s arm and she peeled my hand off saying she was only pulling one person in. She left me. As I was getting to the boat finally, I see her taking my son back under water. I was ready to join them and she told me that I was NOT invited because I separated from the group and I’m a danger! She is the most despicable disgusting person ever. I’m a paying customer and I was treated horribly.
Not as described
Clair_D, Dec 2019
Based on the details listed in the website I realistically expected to swim in deep water where I could not touch the floor, through lots of different fish and corals for 4 hours. This was certainly not the case and I was left very disappointed. I didn't see a variety of fish or any corals, was in shallow water for roughly 1 hour. I definitely would not have booked this trip if I had known the realistic details upfront. Website states "you’ll start by learning the basics in the safety of the shallow water, and will have time to practice the different diving techniques, memorize the safety rules, and familiarize yourself with the equipment before heading out. Once you’re feeling comfortable, jump back on the boat and sail out to one of the island’s dive sites"..... This was not my experience. We remained in shallow water, approx. 10m from the shore and did not go back on the boat to a deeper location or different site. Obviously that close to shore is not going to provide corals, the opportunity to swim or see a large amount of fish varieties. Website states: "explore the underwater world of the Gold Coast, and swim among a rainbow of tropical fish and other marine life" ... this was not true for me, saw 1 type of silver fish with an occasional small black one Website states: "On completion of your guide, you’ll be presented with a dive certificate" - did not receive this Website states: After around 4 hours on the island return to shore, where a driver will be waiting to take you back"...... i did not spend 4 hours on the island. My total tour time was 4 hours from hotel collection at 7am to return at roughly 11am ... Time on island was approx. 1.5 hours and time in water was roughly 1 hour with some of this being safety so actual time looking at fish in very shallow water is less than that. I do not feel the experience details described my trip accurately. I had high expectations based on the description, which were not met. Maybe this was a one off or plans changed but overall I was left feeling very dissapointed after what was supposed to be one of the highlights of my holiday.
Fantastic experience
Discover32432692370, Jan 2019
It is an absolutely amazing experience. The staff/instructors are wonderful people who help make the experience so much better!!
this activity is very well, it is a...
chunsang_c, Jan 2017
this activity is very well, it is a very good diving experience for beginner or first timer. the instructor who is named pearl is very caring and well explained for diving knowledge. i would recommend this for my friends. great activity!

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