Are you adventurous enough to do an introductory dive on the Great Barrier Reef?

The Great Barrier Reef is heaven for divers, with its colourful underwater world and incredible below-surface sights. But what if you’ve never been diving before? If you’re interested in getting to grips with the Great Barrier Reef face-to-face then an introductory dive will guide you through the steps it takes to learn how to dive and to explore the underwater world on your own.

This is one of the best ways to explore the Great Barrier Reef from a different perspective and to really immerse yourself in the breath-taking beauty and life that lives under the surface of the water. It’ll feel like you’ve entered into another world entirely, one that’s dominated by colour, quirky shapes, wonderful creatures, and a tranquil silence.

What is an introductory dive?

Basically, it’s scuba diving for complete beginners. It slowly introduces you to the water, to the equipment you need to dive, and will help you get used to being under the sea – a strange and wonderful experience for those who have never done it before.

There is always expert divers on hand to help you out with any questions or fears you have, and it’s a very leisurely introduction into diving.

Who can do an introductory dive?

To do an introductory dive you have to be over 12 years old, but that’s about the only requirement. If you can swim you can learn to dive so get stuck in! You will have to fill out a short medical questionnaire to begin with and, if you have any health problems, you might have to sit out, but otherwise you’re good to go.

What do you do on an introductory dive?

Beginners are taken through the steps needed to dive very slowly, so you’ll have plenty of time to soak up the information in a comfortable and helpful environment. First and foremost, a qualified, experienced scuba instructor will run through the safety and equipment briefings, which will put your mind at rest and get you excited to move onto the next step.

You’ll also be briefed on the scuba hand signals and ways in which you can communicate under the water. Then you’ll be taken out into the water and slowly submerged beneath the surface of the Great Barrier Reef, where you’ll get to see the underwater world first hand. It can be scary to start with, but once you’ve got to grips with the equipment and the instructions you’ll be blown away by the incredible beauty of the ocean – something not many people get to experience!

To experience your first introductory dive, book our Great Barrier Reef Tour today!

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