Friday, 1 February 2013

Queensland Scuba Diving – Wavebreak Island, QLD, Australia

Location: Wavebreak Island, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Wavebreak Island and the Gold Coast Seaway is a very popular dive site for tourists, locals and marine science students. For many, Wavebreak Island and the Seaway have become a way of life, a place of serenity and for some a livelihood. Many marine studies have been conducted in the Seaway and there is no surprise why, when it is home to over 450 marine species including: dolphins, prawns, eagle rays, sea horse, dugongs, green sea turtles, moray eels, nudibranchs, manta rays, hump back whales and so much more at varying times throughout the year.

The Seaway is located near the open ocean which explains its high level of biodiversity but it is also sheltered providing predictive and calm conditions. This is exactly why eight dive operators have chosen set up shop in close vicinity.

About Queensland Scuba Diving

Queensland Scuba Diving have logged more than 20,000 dives on the Gold Coast in the past 15 years. They provide a comprehensive door to door service, collecting you from your hotel or resort before the dive and dropping you back off after you're done. Queensland Scuba Diving provide a vast array of courses and activities. They often run night dives out to the 'Scottish Prince' shipwreck off the coast where you often see the ocean teeming with life.

Queensland Scuba Diving is run by a fantastic team of well trained dive masters and instructors. It doesn't take long to 'feel at home' and make friends for life! To test them out we sent Dive Flag App member Lauren Nicole Willcocks for her Open Water Dive certification. This blog will include her comments from throughout the course! 

Check out their promotional video available online.  

What Can You Expect to See Whilst Diving with Queensland Scuba Diving?

The conditions in the Seaway and around Wavebreak Island are very good with visibility reaching up to 30 meters. The island has both sheltered and unprotected sides. The sheltered side is along side a sandy beach creating a comfortable learning environment for the most cautious of learners. The less protected side has coral reef which at times can have strong current for 'drift diving' training. Queensland Scuba appear to have you covered for most courses! 

  • Green Sea Turtles, 
  • Sea Horse, 
  • Common Rays, 
  • Kingfish,
  • Moray Eels, 
  • Nudibranchs, 
  • Humpback Whales, 
  • Leopard Sharks, 
  • Eagle Rays, 
  • Lion Fish, 
  • Manta Rays, 
  • Jellyfish, 
  • Starfish, 
  • Wobbegongs, and so much more. 

Dive Flag App Rating

Queensland Scuba Diving is a fine example of a dive shop that is fun, full of energy and remains professional. They comprise of a team of dive masters and instructors who take their jobs seriously and live to dive. This is  a short review from Lauren Nicole Willcock's:

"I was a little late to the dive shop and it was a very busy day for them. They came out to greet me and walk me in. The shop has a very welcoming Ora with laughter echoing through the shop. 

My instructor (Andrew) introduced himself quickly, sat me down and walked me through what we were going to cover throughout the course. Knowing what was coming up I immediately felt more relaxed. 

Andrew brought me all my gear, helped me to the classroom and allocated us some reading to get started. After the briefing we hopped on the boat and on our way. 

The entire course was taught in a fun, energetic and in-depth manor. I immediately took to scuba diving and the team called me a 'natural' and a 'mermaid'. I put this down to the mood I was in before hopping in the water. I was laughing so much there wasn't any time to feel anxious. 

We floated to the beach and edged our way deeper, ensuring we remained comfortable. Andrew spoke very clearly and demonstrated the skills very well. I returned to the shop for three days until having completed my course. I recommend Queensland Scuba Diving and will be returning as often as I can! 

Thanks Queensland Scuba Diving and Dive Flag App. 

Lauren xx"

  • Equipment - 5/5
  • Professionalism - 5/5
  • Friendliness - 5/5
  • Dive Experience - 5/5
  • Price - 5/5
  • Safety - 5/5

How to Get in Touch With Them

To connect with Queensland Scuba Diving and learn about specials, competitions or simply view some of their exciting photos, add them on Facebook. If you would like more information about their charters including pricing and availability, visit their website.

Leave Us Your Comments

Have you been diving with Queensland Scuba Diving? If so, we would love to hear your opinion, please comment below.

Best regards,

Frank Vorster
Dive Flag App

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