FAQs - Snorkelling and Diving

Can I snorkel right off the beach on Lady Elliot Island?

Yes, you can snorkel straight off the beach on Lady Elliot Island, you are not required to catch a boat to snorkel. Please see the Snorkel page for more information.

Can I hire snorkelling gear?

Snorkelling gear (mask, snorkel and closed heel fins) is included in the rate or overnight tariff. Please visit the Dive Shop upon arrival to collect your snorkel gear, this can be kept for the duration of your stay.

Can I dive on a Day Visit?

Unfortunately, you are not permitted to dive and fly on the same day. As per regulations, divers must allow 18 hours between last dive and flying, therefore, divers must stay on the Island for at least one night.

Are all dives accompanied by Lady Elliot dive staff?

Our certified PADI Dive Instructors accompany ALL dives conducted around the Island.

Are dive packages available to purchase?

We do offer ‘Purchase 4 dives get 5th dive FREE’ (not available during Peak Season or School Holidays). Please purchase the dive package from the Dive Shop upon arrival.

How much does it cost to dive?

Please see our Dive Prices & Hire Gear

How much is it to hire dive gear?

Please see our Dive Prices & Hire Gear. Dive gear is included in most Dive Courses.

Do you offer PADI Dive Courses on Lady Elliot Island?

Yes, a range of PADI certified Dive Courses are on offer ranging from ‘Discover Scuba’ (Resort Dive) to advanced courses for certified divers. Please see our Dive Courses page.

When booking a ‘Discover Scuba Dive’ course, is there an extra cost for dive equipment?

No, all dive equipment is included in the price of the lesson.

What is the minimum age for divers?

12 is the minimum age for Divers on Lady Elliot Island.

Can I bring my own dive gear?

Yes, you can bring your own dive gear, please be aware that there is 15kg weight limit per person on luggage on your flights. If you require extra luggage it is $5 per kilo each way (we cannot always guarantee that it will fit on the same flight as you are booked on).