Introductory Scuba Dive Course at Julian Rocks

Byron Bay, NSW


  • Explore the home of sea turtles, sharks and rays
  • Over 400 species of tropical fish and coral
  • No experience necessary

This Scuba Introductory Dive Course offers anyone the opportunity to try scuba diving. Receive instruction in a purpose-built heated pool before plunging under the waters of Byron Bay to explore the variety of marine life surrounding Julian Rocks. A great intro to a fantastic hobby!

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • One dive at Julian Rocks Marine Reserve
  • Instruction by an experienced instructor
  • Return boat ride
  • Equipment hire
  • Scuba lesson in a heated pool

At the beginning of the lesson you will get geared up and shown basic scuba skills which you will then practise in a purpose-built heated swimming pool. When everyone has mastered the basics it's time to head out onto the boat for a quick run over to Julian Rocks for your first dive. Julian Rocks nature reserve is home to over 400 species of fish, three difference species of sea turtles (green, hawksbill and loggerhead), a variety of rays and corals. It is the place where the tropical Coral Sea collides with the nutrient-enriched temperate currents of the southern Tasman Sea, resulting in an unique mixture and incredible abundance of marine life. It is only a few minutes boat ride from the beach where you will dive under the supervision of your instructor.

You will have the opportunity to see plenty of interesting southern ocean animals including friendly blue gropers and wobbegongs. If you have always wanted to try scuba diving this is the course for you, no experience is necessary!

On the Day

Session Length

  • This experience will be approximately 5 hours
  • Courses start 6:30am, 9.30am and 12.30pm every day
  • Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day
  • All tours operate on NSW Daylight Savings Time (October to April; one hour ahead of Queensland)

Numbers on the Day

This is a small personal tour with minimum 2 participants and a maximum of 4. We can run an Introductory Dive for 1 person at an extra charge of $65.00.


This experience may be cancelled if sea and weather conditions are deemed unsuitable. If your experience is cancelled you will be rescheduled by the provider.

Dress Code

Please bring your swim wear and a towel - all dive equipment will be provided for you.

... and Importantly


Those under 18 must be accompanied by a full paying parent/guardian, minimum age of 12 years old.


  • Major medical issues may prevent participation - please advise at the time of booking
  • Participants must be able to swim
  • Flying after diving: If only one dive is undertaken then a minimum of 12 hours is recommended before flying. If more than one dive is conducted in the day, or multiple days of diving are undertaken then an interval of 24 hours is recommended


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:

  • To cancel or reschedule a booking at least 48 hours notice is required
  • To cancel or reschedule with less than 48 hours notice: you will forfeit your voucher and will not be entitled to a refund or reschedule
  • If the tour is cancelled by the experience provider due to weather or unforeseen circumstances you will be refunded or rescheduled