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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 20 March 2015

We did 4 dives with the shop and camped at Adder Rock next door. The skippers were excellent considering some of the beach launches was quite gnarly. The dive groups are not too big, which is good and the divemasters are good at guiding you around the best parts of the sites. There was a bit of current on the...

3Thank Meggan A
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 1 February 2015

We did not stay at the lodge, but dived with them for all our dives around Straddie over the New Year's period! The beach launch of the boat is interesting, the diving is amazing and the staff is really good. We brought up our own tanks to do a few shore dives and they drew us up a bit of...

2Thank ILuv2Scuba
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 12 January 2015

The team at Manta Lodge are so nice, helpful and welcoming. Within 2 days I had relaxed by the beach and dived with manta rays. The Hammock got a great workout and the fishing was great. Will be back very soon

1Thank DavidncDive
Point Lookout, Australia
Reviewed 8 January 2015

Manta Lodge is an absolute gem! the accommodation is backpacker style but the standard is well above that of most backpackers we've been to, the rooms are clean and the beds comfy, the bathrooms and kitchen are spotless and the communal areas are large and inviting, the whole place, including the staff and management, encourage you to mingle with other...

2Thank 793adrianc
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 January 2015

We did not stay or use the lodging facilities but I am rating Manta Lodge 5 stars for the experience we had on our manta snorkel trip with staff members James, George and Gerald. They were the perfect balance of being informative, responsible, attentive and funny. We took the afternoon trip which takes 11 passengers. The Manta Bommie is a...

1Thank Justine S
Robina, Australia
Reviewed 3 January 2015

I have stayed at Manta Lodge numerous times and my husband dives with them. The managers Zoe & Chong are fantastic and cannot do enough to make your stay great. The recent refurbishment has enhanced the place and the diving is always fantastic. Have met some wonderful people every time we visit and will be coming back for many years...

1Thank Manfromatlantis2013
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 December 2014

We booked a double dive for Xmas Day. Arrived early morning for the fitting, we only had our mask and snorkel, as ticked on the Manta Lodge sheet. JAmes was passing us all of the equipment that got loaded on board by Michaela, so we didn't have to do much. George and James were nice, maybe a bit in a...

1Thank Josepha21
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 22 December 2014

I recently had a miserable experience with another dive operator and reviewed it on Trip Advisor accordingly, so I'm glad to say that this review will be the complete opposite: this is how it should be done. The customer service delivered by the Manta Lodge Dive crew was outstanding. We had George and James as our Divemasters and Michaela as...

1Thank N T
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2014

Manta Lodge is on the beautiful, peaceful island of North Stradbroke. It is perfectly located just a few footsteps away from a stunning beach, perfect for walking along and swimming. I had the best greeting when I arrived, immediately making me feel welcomed, always much appreciated when you are travelling independently. The staff are so friendly and couldn't be more...

1Thank Mightygirl18
Reviewed 12 November 2014

I recently went SCUBA diving through Manta Lodge (didn't stay at the hostel so cannot comment on that). It is a professionally run SCUBA centre, and costs were roughly what I'd pay on the mainland for a double boat dive and gear hire. The boats launch from the beach (less than 50m walk away to the water). The equipment was...

1Thank Daniel S

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Manta Lodge YHA and Scuba Centres is located on absolute beachfront on North Stradbroke Island, a short distance from the centre of Point Lookout. Opened in 1992, Manta Lodge runs a combined full service 5 Star PADI IDC dive centre offering daily scuba dive and snorkel trips as well as a YHA branded backpacker accommodation facility. The centre also provides all levels of scuba instruction/courses. YHA Australia is part of the world’s largest backpacker accommodation network, Hostelling International, who provide more than 4,000 YHA hostels across 90 countries around the world. Manta Lodge offers a 31⁄2 star level of accommodation for up to 66 guests and includes; private double and twin rooms along with larger boarding style rooms for four, six and eight guests. North Stradbroke Island offers a unique experience to many domestic and international tourists. The Island is known for its stunning beaches as well as its many sights and activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, 4-wheel-driving, bush walk trails, surfing, kayaking, sandboarding and fishing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Manta Lodge & Scuba Centre

Address: 132 Dickson Way | Point Lookout, Redland City, North Stradbroke Island, Queensland 4183, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Redland City > North Stradbroke Island
Price Range: $32 - $183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Manta Lodge & Scuba Centre 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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“All are the same..dorms or single rooms...rooms are private so not noisy”
 of 5 bubbles Ladymaggic, 23 May 2016 | Read review
“If you are looking for privacy then book one of their twin rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles granso, 3 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The private rooms are nice for couples, or bring some friends and share a dorm”
 of 5 bubbles 793adrianc, 7 Jan 2015 | Read review
“During the summer the lodge is often filling air tanks for the divers and the generator can be noisy. they usually turn it off by 10pm but if this is going to bother you, ask for a room away from the generator.”
 of 5 bubbles Ristari, 16 Jul 2014 | Read review
“All rooms are quiet.”
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