Gold Coast Dive Centre & Marine Training College

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8 June 2021

Right as usual open and honest feed back from me: 1. Positive - Dive Centre team very friendly and accommodating. 2. Negative - Wanted extra money for pick up and drop from hotel, even though they literally drive past it. 3. Positive - Price $100 per person 4. Negative - advertisement of 4 hours and plenty of time to snorkel off the island was not true as no snorkel time was given. Total trip approximately 5 hours which included meeting at Dive Centre, driving 20 minutes to and from the spit, 1 to 1.5 hours at Wave Island. 5. Positive - Safety first approach 6. Negative - Small boat so asked not to take towels, tops with you causing it to be a cold journey home for the ladies (I took mine and glad I did). 7. Positive - 1 instructor for 3 divers 8. Negative - As per other reviews, very cloudy and you are not deep. 9. Positive - Good for first timers. 10. Negative- No need to take lunch as advertised. Overview: Perfect for beginners - especially at the price, but don’t expect to see much or clear waters. Would recommend for anyone who wants to see if they can do it before going out to the barrier reef etc, but if you have dived before you will definitely be disappointed. Could not fault the Dive centre team however, they were professional with a great sense of humour. The feedback from Maria at the centre will be about the water and hearing the skipper say you cannot take bags, but you can take towels….As I mentioned I took mine, but their was 8 other people on the trip that didn’t because of what was instructed to them and everyone mentioned this on the return trip. I am only guessing but if you get the discount it seems you get the smaller craft and not the one in the photos. Again for first timers it’s ok just to try the equipment etc, but if you can afford to go to Cook Or Moreton Island you will definitely have a better experience in my opinion.

Philippa B()
7 June 2021

I cannot fault the instructors as they were lovely but it was not as advertised - not 4 hours in day break island, wetsuits very thin, even the instructors wore double suits! Took forever to suit up 9 divers on cramped boat so first few in were just left bobbing around getting cold-for 20 minutes. My tank vest was too large because there weren’t enough small sizes on boat. I had to get out of water early as was freezing cold and teeth chattering non stop - we were told not to bring anything with us due to boat being so small so no towels, jumpers or anything available to warm up whilst waiting for other divers to finish. Freezing cold ride for all back to boat ramp. I saw one fish amongst the dull sandy clouded water - a terrible experience overall.

25 Jan 2020

Customer service is absolutely terrible, they moved the time on my first trip and didn’t bother to tell me. Got snappy at me, saying they sent an email to me, but no email was received. Made me feel like an idiot when I told them I hadn’t received one. Very condescending and rude. Had booked a second trip at the same time, but could attend due to my friends sister going into labour. No understanding about the late cancellation, they just kept the money and wouldn’t let me rebook. Stopped replying to my emails when I kept pressing them. Will definitely not be recommending them to anyone.

11 Jan 2020


Rishab M()
27 Sept 2019

Duration written for the dive during booking was 4 hours but it was just 30 min. Rest everything was good

26 Sept 2019

Duration written for the dive during booking was 4 hours but it was just 30 min. Rest everything was good

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