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Byron Bay Dive Centre is proudly affiliated to Whale Watching Byron Bay, The Australian Divemaster Academy and the Byron Bay Divemaster Internship program. For more information on these programs please see below:


Whale Watching Byron Bay is Byron’s most experienced operator with over 10,000 happy customers.

Small, personalised tours launch directly from The Pass in Byron Bay allowing for close encounters with Humpback Whales through their annual migration from June-October each year.


The Australian Divemaster Academy will provide you with expert diving skills an take you from basic open water diver through to a proficient divemaster in just 10 short weeks.

You will enjoy hands on experience, training in the incredibly diverse waters of Byron Bay and leave the program confident and prepared for a career in the underwater world.


Experience the crystal-clear blue waters of Byron Bay and gain invaluable hands on experience working in the diving industry through a 4-month internship at our dive centre.

The program takes you from open water through to divemaster with all courses and divers included in exchange for your hard work.


Byron Bay Dive Centre proudly works with the world’s leading scuba training organisations; Scuba Skills International (SSI) and the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) for all our training programs. Byron Bay Dive Centre also provides education in First Aid, CPR and O2 Administration, working alongside qualified RTO’s to provide the highest level of nationally recognised training.

Along with our affiliations, Byron Bay Dive Centre (BBDC) proudly supports a range of local businesses and not-for-profit organisations. BBDC is a proud supporter of the diving industry’s largest association dedicated to scuba diving safety – Divers Alert Network (DAN). BBDC is committed to ensuring the protection of our oceans for future generations. They are pleased to work with local marine conservation organisation; Positive Change for Marine Life (PCFML) in educating and involving communities on marine debris issues to ensure future generations can enjoy the incredibly diverse oceans we experience today.


Scuba Skills International is an internationally recognised training organisation that grew out of the passion of a few avid divers who intended to make it possible for anyone to learn to scuba dive.

They have provided high-quality training, certifications and educational resources for over 45 years and pride themselves on a flexible delivery system.


In 1949, Ludovico Mares designed and manufactured his first masks and spearguns with one dream in mind: To share his unbridled passion for the sea and diving with the rest of the world. Mares started as one small factory in Rapallo, Italy, but now, almost 70 years later, it is at the forefront of innovative dive technologies, representing only the best in dive products.

Come and discover the Mares world, all you need to do is…just add water.


The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is the world’s largest scuba diving training organisation and was founded in 1966.

PADI is committed to providing training and opportunities for all those who seek to enjoy and safely explore and protect our plant’s oceans, lakes and waterways.


Diver’s Alert Network (DAN) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the safety of all divers. They are your dive safety leader and aim to promote diver safety through research, education, products and diving services.

DAN membership & dive accident insurance ensures ultimate safety when diving and 24-7 emergency medical assistance worldwide.


Positive Change for Marine Life (PCFML) is a locally based not-for-profit organisation that focuses on addressing marine debris and pollution issues through core values of understanding, education and respect.

PCFML prides itself on empowering communities to take action for our ocean, developing long-term initiatives which benefit the ocean and those who rely upon it for survival.


Byron Bay Dive Centre recommends Planula Divers Retreat for the ultimate diving holiday.

Planula offers beautiful B&B style accommodation and total relaxation in lush tropical gardens less than 5km away from the centre of Byron Bay. Planula has several diving facilities available at your convenience.