Come dive with us!
***Open Boat Day - all levels Open Water Diver certified & above***
All of our day trips are based on a minimum of 2 dives per day, however periodically we also run a triple dive day to make the most of South East Queenslands great dive sites!
Our Qualified Dive Supervisor on the day is a PADI Professional, who will run the day, and while may also be conducting various levels of course, they can always be approached for queries and assistance.
Not bringing a buddy with you? We will buddy you up with a similarly experienced diver aboard and offer you a chance to experience the dive in safety and with enjoyment. Please ensure the trip you sign up for is equivalent to your training & certification. Certain days, we do run higher experience Days, which Open Water certified divers/divers with little experience are not permitted to attend.
Brisbane ocean temperatures fluctuate quite a lot over the year. In the summer month some tougher divers are comfortable in a rash tee and shorts! It can reach up to 24-26oC.
In winter, Flat Rock out east can catch some cold currents and can drop to 17oC degrees to keep the Grey Nurse Sharks from overheating! We recommend at the minimum a 3mm steamer in summer and 5mm in winter – 7mm for those divers sensitive to cold.
As we are restricted by sea and surface conditions, we cannot guarantee exact dive sites until close (24-48hrs out) to the dive day. We do try and give a locale however, especially when we are hosting an ‘Advanced’ Diver Day – or tidally affected sites such as Curtin Artificial Reef.
1 – Charter only – we anticipate you will be bringing everything with you and only need us to provide you with space aboard.
$160 - Double Dive with no gear required
2 – Tanks & Weights – we will provide you with cylinders for the dives, and weight belts (webbing) with 21 lbs of lead. Our cylinders are 11.1L aluminium Catalinas. A small supply of Faber 12.2L and 10.5L Steel cylinders are also available. (First in best dressed)
$185 - Double Dive with tanks & weights included
Need more gear than this?
You can opt for more equipment hire on the booking page - HOWEVER - We have LIMITED equipment available for hire. Get in early so you don't miss out!
Booking web link - https://www.godive.com.au/en/moreton-bay-marine-park-day-dives
Our rental suits are 5mm, so if you are hiring and think you might be a bit cold, a thermal undergarment –hooded vest or shirt may be a good investment for you. If you are hiring our wetsuit for your day trip, please arrive a little earlier to try on some suits to ensure the best fit.
***SAFETY GUIDELINES IN QUEENSLAND***
Local legislation requires each and every diver to carry these 3 items on every dive:
* Audible Signalling Device (such as a whistle or air horn)
* Visual Signalling Device (such as safety Sausage or SMB)
* Cutting Tool (such as a knife or line cutter
Due to care and maintenance, we do not have these items available for hire, however have options available for options through the shop on the days before the trip, or a limited supply of budget items available for cash aboard DiveQuest.
PROOF OF CERTIFICATION & EXPERIENCE
Local legislation requires divers to show proof of recent diving applicable to their experience level. If the diver has been inactive for a period of time, they may be required to complete a Scuba Tune Up/Refresher before being allowed to dive on Commercial Dive Vessels:
***Total Number of Logged Dives***
Refresher is required if you haven’t dived within the last:
4 – 8 dives ~ 6 Months
9 – 25 dives ~ 12 Months
Over 25 logged dives ~ 2 Years
Dive North Stradbroke Island & Moreton Bay.
Each weekend, our vessel DiveQuest travels from Manly in Brisbane out through the fabled South Passage Bar to North Stradbroke Island. Here we have 3 locations, Shag Rock, Flat Rock and Mantaray Bommie, with various sites on these areas to visit, with different topographical features, and of course creatures to discover at each one.
Our trips include transport from harbour to dive site on a stable, comfortable vessel, with morning tea & refreshments aboard. Dive Briefings are provided by fully qualified PADI professionals and surface watch & safety support while you are underwater.
Our meeting point is East Coast Marina Carpark - Davenport Drive, Manly at 7am, ready for a 7:30am departure, returning at about 2:00pm.
Ample free parking is provided in the carpark. For those without vehicles, we cannot provide transport, but you can opt for Taxi, Uber, or Public transport. Manly Train station is about 850m walk from the DiveQuest meeting point. There is also a night bus service for this early hour. Please see www.translink.com.au for their handy Journey Planner, from your location to DiveQuest.
Bookings cannot be confirmed until payment is received.