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Byron Bay Intro Dive From $225pp

You’ve done a bit of snorkelling before, you’re a confident swimmer, AND you’ve got no pre or existing medical conditions…

Dive into your next adventure with this Byron Bay Introductory Scuba Dive Intro Dive Course at Julian Rocks Marine Park. Julian Rocks is a world renowned, top-notch bucket lister for snorkelers and divers alike. No trip to Byron Bay would be complete without stopping off to check it out.

This is the definition of a ‘try before you buy’ kind of product. Instead of committing three days or more on a Learn To Dive Course, we suggest you give it a shot first with a one day Intro Dive Course to test your aquatic abilities. Whilst you won’t be a qualified scuba diver by the end of this, you’ll get a real taste for life underwater. You’ll experience what it’s like to dive down and see the magnificent underwater world without breaking the bank. This way, you’ll still be blowing bubbles, but you won’t be blowing your budget.

The experienced and qualified instructors at Byron Bay Dive Centre will give you a briefing before you complete a dive in their on-site heated pool. Once you are confident and comfortable with the dive equipment and what you need to do once you’re under the water you’ll head out by boat to Julian Rocks Marine Reserve. The journey takes approximately 5 minutes and you’ll be treated to spectacular views of Byron Bay’s coastline and potentially a pod of dolphins who frequently play in the waves.

You’ll enter the water with your instructor who stays with you throughout your dive and guides you around this beautiful garden of hard and soft corals. The unique underwater world of Julian Rocks is a rare mix of tropical and temperate marine life and home to over 500 species, including turtles, manta rays and friendly sharks. On your return to the dive shop you can have a hot shower before the dive crew help you identify some of the creatures you saw. Give it a shot and experience what it’s like to live amongst the natives of the sea. We bet you’ll be back to book your next one sooner than you think.

Trip Intinerary

Intro Dive Itinerary

Meet at Byron Bay Dive Centre
Mandatory safety briefing and paperwork
Gear up (fins, mask, snorkel, & wetsuit included)
Transfer down to the launch site
Jump on a boat out to Julian Rocks. Hold on tight!
Hop into the blue for your Open Water training dive
Return back to shore
Transfer back to Byron Bay Dive Centre

Important Information

Not suitable for children under 12 years
All participants must be able to swim


Please note that for all courses, you will require a dive medical if you are 45 years and over. You may also require a dive medical if you have a medical condition. Please contact us prior to booking to discuss if a medical will be required. All medicals must be completed prior to the first day of the course. For all courses, all participants must be able to swim and be comfortable in the ocean. It is required that you can speak and understand English for all courses. Please see Byron Bay Dive Centres passenger policy for more details.

Please note that instructors have the right to make a final decision based on safety precautions of whether or not it is suitable for students to dive in the open ocean according to their level of comfort in the confined water training session.

Inclusions & Extras


  • Boat Ride To Julian Rocks
  • 1.5 Hours Confined Water Training And Basic Theory
  • 1 Hour Open Water Dive
  • Full Equipment Hire
  • Certificate Of Recognition

Not Included

  • Lunch
  • Extra Swimming Time
  • Transfer To Accommodation

What to bring

  • Swimmers
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Underwater Camera
  • Booking Confirmation
  • Dive Medical

Pick Ups & Departures

No pick up provided
Daily departures
Departs from 9 Marvell Street, Byron Bay
All bookings MUST reconfirm 24 hours in advance

Supplier Terms & Conditions

Byron Bay Dive Center Terms & Conditionsvv

All participants must be able to swim and be comfortable in the water for all tours, no exceptions.
If you have not snorkelled before you will be required to complete a snorkel lesson before the tour commences.
All certified divers must provide proof of certification.
All tours are dependent on sea and weather conditions being suitable on the day.
Short notice cancellations can occur due to changes in weather and sea conditions.
Any cancellations by Byron Bay Dive Centre will result in a refund or reschedule where possible.
Cancellations or ‘no shows’ within our 48-hour cancellation policy will result in a 100% cancellation fee, no re-schedules allowed.
Minimum age for snorkel tours is 5 years old.
Minimum age for dive tours is 12 years old.
All participants must be able to speak and understand English for all tours and courses.
No expectant mothers are allowed to participate in diving tours. No expectant mothers 6 months + are permitted to participate in snorkel tours. (1-5 months is dependent on ocean conditions and expectant mother’s health).
Introductory divers aged 45 years and over are required to obtain a dive medical before participating.
All dive courses; anyone under 15 years of age or 45 years of age and over are required to obtain a dive medical before the course starts.
Our tours are not recommended for individuals with back problems.
Anyone with a serious medical condition must contact us prior to booking to determine suitability for the tour and if a medical is required.
If you are prone to seasickness please see a doctor or pharmacist before the tour, no refunds are issued due to seasickness.
If you require medication on board e.g. EpiPen or asthma inhaler you must bring this with you, you will not be permitted on the tour without it if required.
All participants must bring swimwear and a towel.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the premises of Byron Bay Dive Centre.
We do not have any onsite parking, please refer to our parking map below for the best place to park.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to reconfirm my bookings?

All bookings must be reconfirmed 48 hours in advance by contacting your tour provider directly using the contact information listed on your tour voucher.

What should I do if my trip is cancelled due to bad weather?

You may either re-schedule directly with the supplier or you can email our support team on [email protected] and include your voucher number, name of product you booked, planned departure date and your contact details. Once you’ve emailed us, you can drop us a line at +61 2 5633 1149.

Do you book tours with flexible dates? If so, how long are they valid for?

Yes, we do have open dated/flexible tickets available. Most tour vouchers are valid for 12 months from date of purchase, however please be aware that you may be subject to supplier price fluctuations. All ticket validity is specified on the tour voucher. If you are unsure of the validity of your voucher, just ask one of our wonderful staff.

What do I do if I need help with an existing booking?

If you need help with an existing booking please email us at [email protected], if your enquiry is urgent please follow up your email with a quick call on +61 2 5633 1149 so we can help you.

Do I need travel insurance?

We endorse the recommendation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade that all travellers take out travel insurance. If you already have travel insurance, please understand that it is your responsibility to ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all of the adventure style travel you have booked with us.

Do you offer payment plans?

Absolutely, we understand that paying off a big trip in one go isn’t always that easy. We offer flexible payment plans to suit all types of travellers with zero interest or fee’s (minimum $100AUD deposit required).

How do I know if my trip is BYO?

Most tour vouchers will specify if your trip is BYO however we recommend asking your tour provider if your trip is BYO when you reconfirm your booking 48 hours prior to departure.

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