We regularly get asked this question by Scuba divers visiting the Great Barrier Reef off Port Douglas and Cairns, so let’s have a go at answering it.
Experience Coral Spawning from Port Douglas
Port Douglas scuba diving takes you to some of the best reefs on the Great Barrier Reef and here at Blue Dive one of our highlights of the scuba diving calendar year is the coral spawning period.
Scuba dive from Port Douglas with us and we’ll take you on a trip of a lifetime to witness this incredible natural phenomena. Continue reading “Coral Spawning and Great Barrier Reef Scuba Diving”
Dive the Great Barrier Reef with Blue Dive
Are you a certified diver and want to develop your skills, learn new ones and become a more confident diver? Are you thinking of taking your PADI Advanced Open Water in Port Douglas?
The PADI Advanced Open Water Course is your next step. Not only will you experience incredible Great Barrier Reef diving, you’ll also be certified to dive to 30 metres!
Want to take an Advanced Open Water course with a difference? When you take your PADI Advanced Open Water in Port Douglas with Blue Dive we also offer the exciting opportunity to dive Lake Eacham too. Dive at Altitude and experience one of the strangest dives you’ll ever make!
The PADI Open Water course with Blue Dive
Are you considering where to learn to dive?
Start your diving experience here in Port Douglas for some of the best Great Barrier Reef diving, professional PADI Instructors and a lot of fun!
At Blue Dive we believe in doing things in style and our PADI Open Water Course is no exception. After a day of pool training you’ll spend 2 exciting days diving the Agincourt Reefs. These phenomenal coral reefs are located on the Outer Barrier Reef which most other operators don’t travel to. We want to give you the best dive sites and the best experience and there is no better way to explore these pristine reefs than with Blue Dive.
At Blue Dive we believe in keeping our classes small so you have plenty of time with your instructor and don’t feel rushed. Our PADI Instructors are all experienced professionals and are as passionate about teaching as they are about diving.
Are you planning your next Great Barrier Reef scuba diving trip? We know it’s not always easy deciding which area to dive and where to base yourself when there is so much on offer. Here at Blue Dive in Port Douglas we understand that when you are scuba diving Great Barrier Reef dive sites you want to dive the best of the best and that’s what why we offer daily trips to the Agincourt Ribbon Reefs. These reefs are known for being among the most pristine reefs of the entire Great Barrier Reef.
Following on from some great feedback about our last blog post we are going to keep on the theme of turtles.
Every day when I take people out to the Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas I ask my divers what animals they most want to see on their dives? By far the most common response to that question is ‘TURTLES!’
A great video courtesy of @johnny_gaskell of a Green sea turtle enjoying a jellyfish lunch on the Great Barrier Reef.
On our dives at the Agincourt and Opal reefs we regularly see Green and Hawksbill turtles. Continue reading “Turtle eating a jellyfish lunch”
A very special way to experience the Great Barrier Reef is aboard your own private boat.
Blue Dive work very closely with MV Monsoon to provide private snorkel and dive charters from Port Douglas.
We run day, overnight and multi day dive charters from Port Douglas aboard Monsoon to the outer Great Barrier Reef. On these private dive charters where we have the opportunity to snorkel and dive on the reefs including the Escape, Agincourt, Opal, St Crispins, Chinaman, Undine and Tongue Reefs.
Monsoon is a 54ft (18 metre) classically styled vessel capable of accessing the outer reef in 1.5-2 hours depending on location. She was custom built for comfort both at sea and onboard, featuring the latest in marine technology.
The vessel can comfortably sleep up to 4 guests across 2 cabins for overnight or multi-day trips and boasts a large interior saloon and multiple outdoor areas for soaking up the sunshine and fresh air.
Here in Port Douglas wet season is upon us and what a magnificent time it is!
Stretching from December to April, the wet season is when Port Douglas and the surrounding area, including the Daintree Rainforest, receives more than 60% of its yearly rainfall.
Many locals call this time of year ‘the green season’ as the rainfall results in abundant growth in the gardens of Port Douglas and the surrounding rainforest.
Whether you’re coming to Port Douglas as an experienced certified diver, an introductory diver trying scuba for the first time or considering completing a PADI course and learning to scuba dive this is a fantastic time of the year.
The Coral Sea off Port Douglas is beautifully warm over the summer months with water temperatures between 28-30 degrees celsius (80-86F), no wetsuit required! Continue reading “Wet Season diving on the Great Barrier Reef”
Most visitors come to Port Douglas and tropical north Queelsnad to experience the Great Barrier Reef and World Heritage Rainforest. Continue reading “The beautiful Four Mile beach in Port Douglas”