Rainforest Scuba

Multiple Locations

Enjoy this world first experience diving in the rainforest in crystal clear waters where platypus live and play. Will you be one of the few in the water at the same time as a platypus in natural conditions?

There is plenty to see and experience with this unique adventure that the whole family can enjoy from the age of eight and no need to be a certified diver. They can truly claim to give you a unique Australian adventure that everyone can enjoy. Learn about the platypus and other aquatic animals living in the billabong knowing that nothing can bite you, sting you, eat you or drag you away!

They have been voted number one in Queensland and number three in Australia two years running on the Australian bucket list. An exciting, magical, fun, educational and safe experience which has attracted people from all over the world.

Rainforest Scuba is an experience of a lifetime that leaves a lasting memory. A platypus could nibble your hand or you might just watch them feed in their natural world.

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Kiosk
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking
  • Public Telephone

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Scuba-Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming

Other Information

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our tours

Platypus Dive

Enjoy this world first experience diving in the rainforest in crystal clear waters where platypus live and play. Will you be one of the few in the water at the same time as a platypus in natural conditions?

There is plenty to see and experience with this unique adventure that the whole family can enjoy from the age of eight and no need to be a certified diver. They can truly claim to give you a unique Australian adventure that everyone can enjoy.

Learn about the platypus and other aquatic animals living in the billabong knowing that nothing can bite you, sting you, eat you or drag you away!

They have been voted number one in Queensland and number three in Australia two years running on the Australian bucket list. An exciting, magical, fun, educational and safe experience which has attracted people from all over the world.

Rainforest Scuba is an experience of a lifetime that leaves a lasting memory. A platypus could nibble your hand or you might just watch them feed in their natural world.

Indicative rates

From To Inclusions
$115 $160
PADI courses

PADI courses from Bubble Blowers to Dive Master.

Bubble Blowers (eight years and over), Seal Team (eight to ten years), Junior Open Water (10 to 14 years), Open Water (15 years and over).
Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, Master Diver, Dive Master, Speciality Dives 11 to choose from including side mount diver.

Do your PADI elearning in the comfort of your home, travelling or any place that you have your computer. Elearning is done on line at your own pace and no text books or class time needed. Once completed, they can do the pool sessions where you'll learn to put skills into practise. Followed by your open water dives and the completion of your certification.

Classes are designed to your needs and not the dive shop. No need to wait for a class to fill up or run at a certain time or day and if you need extra time or dives it does not cost you any extra. They want you to be a happy, confident and safe diver.

Indicative rates

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$550 $700
Personalised Private Platypus Tour

Don't want to dive and staying dry is your choice? Then this is the tour for you.

Personalised private guided tour to suit you. Choose your pick-up time from 7.30am with a coffee to start your day and a mini tour of Mackay then, to the Pioneer Valley stopping at Dame Nelly Melba's house. Continue further into the Valley to Finch Hatton Gorge walking up to the waterfalls.

Lunch is included at either the Church Cafe - a little taste of Italy, Pinnacle Pub the award-winning Pie or Ulysses Café, vegetarian/raw option. Then to Eungella for breath taking views from Goodes Lookout of the Valley and the Sky window.

Next stop Hideaway Cafe to walk through stunning gardens and see handmade jewellery, crafts, hats and to admire the hand carved walls, doors and coffee tables of the local natural flora and fauna.

From here they go to Broken River to spot a platypus in the wild included is with a 30-minute platypus education and practical tips on how to spot a platypus while they eat and play in their own natural habitat. 98 per cent of people who see a platypus in the wild see them here.

Indicative rates

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$285 $365

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Coolangatta

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Coolangatta, Gold Coast Area
Free Entry
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