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Address: 9 Marvell St, Byron Bay, New South Wales 2481, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 6685 8333

We dive at Julian Rocks marine sanctuary- home to tropical species such as...

We dive at Julian Rocks marine sanctuary- home to tropical species such as turtles and manta rays, as well as over four hundred different species of fish. A small selection can be seen in our photos.We cater for all levels of experience. Join one of our guided diving or snorkel trips that go out every day and let our dive crew show you one of Australia’s most spectacular dive sites.At the Byron Bay Dive Centre you can complete a range of PADI and SSI dive courses but be prepared to share your classroom with giant sea turtles and friendly blue gropers.The Byron Bay Dive Centre is the only diving facility in Byron Bay that issues PADI, SSI and NAUI diving certifications.

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Amazing Julian rock snorkelling

This is one the things that must be done in Byron Bay, no excuses. At Byron Bay Dive centre whole staff's members are very well trained therefore they will give not just an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 February 2017
Alessandro C
Urbino, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This is one the things that must be done in Byron Bay, no excuses. At Byron Bay Dive centre whole staff's members are very well trained therefore they will give not just an excursion into the see but an amazing experience which worth it every dollars.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Did a dive with these guys out at Julian Rocks. Byron Bay Dive Centre is a very professional and I could tell that they took everyone's safety very seriously. Allow a few hours, as you will need to drive to the beach to get the boat out. I was a bit disappointed, as on this particular day they listed on... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We were looking forward to snorkelling around the rocks, and we did see sharks, rays and turtles despite the cloudy water. However, the ride out was horrific. Probably fun for young people, but that amount of bouncing in a fast speedboat left one child, and 3 adults out of 10 visitors all feeling sick. It was a shame that there... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Did the snorkel tour to Julian Rocks with BBDC on 27th January after original booking on 24 January was cancelled due to bad weather. Communication was good, seamless check in. Safety talks were clear. The actual snorkel tour itself was amazing. Lots of fish, coral, turtles etc. Saw more on this tour than have seen previously on Great Barrier Reef.... More 

Thank ShazzaE
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Bidded in an auction for dives with this company and won 2 dives that needed to be used within the week (by Wednesday) Booked 2 trips with the company, one on friday and the next on monday. Im a certified diver with 6 dives under my belt and heard there were sharks, rays and turtles so I was super excited.... More 

Thank Sophie M
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

I did an afternoon dive & snorkel - loved the experience. I can't say enough good things about these people: the staff was very knowledgeable and helpful, the equipment was great, they set everything up for you but allow you plenty of time to check it yourself. Good briefing before the dive from the guides and skipper (Dennis - you... More 

Thank annabigos
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

After a refresher in the morning (which was great to jog the memory of all the key things) I went straight out on the morning dive. We saw so many leopard sharks - at one point I think there were about 5 circling us! Also a massive ray (probably a bull ray apparently), jelly fish and turtles. Was great, the... More 

Thank Charlotte M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent service. Very friendly staff and an organised trip. Everything provided from wetsuit to suncream plus a free snorkel lesson if needed. Witnessed some amazing sea life including being up close and personal with turtles!

Thank Erin L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

It's was the best spot and snorkelling I never had , I saw turtles, dolphins, and many many wonderful fishes thanks for everything. The crew are just amazing and kind. See u soon ❤

Thank samira b
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I did two dives with BBDC a few days ago and I was impressed with how well run and professional it was. There were a lot of people diving but they had groups of 4-5 to each dive master and paid attention to each customer even though there were so many of us (Jan is a busy time of year... More 

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