Anyone from the age of 8 years old with passing medical check. Why is the medical questionnaire so important? Any medical concerns can be a trigger to injuries while diving. But not all medical conditions will stop you from diving. Your physician will be able to advise you if your medical history or present condition will refrain you from attempting scuba diving.
Learning to scuba dive will start from a pool. Any pool that provides a shallow side to stand and a deep side too deep in which to stand is the perfect place for beginners. Find out for yourself if that is something you’ll enjoy by trying out in your own pool, or if you do not have a pool, in your local pool nearby.
We provide all gear and come to you.
You already know how to scuba but wish to learn more and advance your education. Great!
For children up to 14 years old: Join the junior program, from Bubblemaker and PADI Seal Team, Junior Open Water all the way to Master Scuba Diver and a variety of different specialty courses are available for under 14 years old.
From 15 years old: Any recreational scuba diving certifications are available and most specialty courses. All professional courses and some specialty courses related to the industry as a profession are from 18 years of age.
We have the most amazing marine eco-system, actually the largest in the world, right here on our doorstep.
Without having to travel too far, islands nearby are very easily accessible by ferry or own boat and you can enjoy scuba for yourself.
Other places that are becoming popular are lakes. No boat ride, just a short drive to the Atherton tableland and you get to experience freshwater diving with it’s various fish life, eels, turtles and an underwater forest.
Keep an eye on Octopus Dive Facebook page and Instagram page for fun dives scheduled soon.
PADI Dive Instructor and RTO Trainer #316168
"With 13 years of experience diving the Great Barrier Reef and the Pacific Islands, I have seen only too little this activity being enjoyed by our local community. I have made it my mission to spread knowledge around scuba diving, passion for this beautiful sport and also education about our so fragile marine eco-system."
French native Australian citizen who made Cairns her home since 2007 with her husband Fred, also a dive instructor.
Owner and operator of Octopus Dive and mother of a toddler, she decided to bring scuba to you with her mobile scuba diving school.
Octopus Dive has started in the year of 2020 and evolved with local demand and business needs.
PADI Divemaster, Technical Diver, published Underwater Photographer and Public Safety Diver
"I was first exposed to SCUBA Diving in the late 1980’s when a good friend became Open Water certified. It was a little over a decade before I, a confident transfeminine girl, ‘took the plunge.’ When I did, well it was nothing short of ‘head-first’ into the ‘deep end’ where my passion for Photography met nature’s underwater world, and new adventures began ..."
Wendy joined Octopus Dive in mid 2021 with her experience in Technical Diving and Photography, she provides a selection of specialty courses to offer a wider range of services.
Growing within the LGBTIQ+ community as a transgender woman, she is passionate about offering the opportunity to dive to everyone whilst embracing our diversity and differences.