About Us

Learn more about Remote Area Dive and why we love what we do!

Remote Area Dive is a Veteran owned family business that supports locals. Being Townsville’s only Instructor training centre we hold ourselves to high standards when it comes to training and exploring The Great Barrier Reef. So why not pop into the shop and meet our crew at 16 Dean Street before joining us on our next upcoming trip or course.


You are about to spend a fair bit of your hard earned money on becoming a Dive Instructor. However, the reason you want to become an SDI Instructor is because you want the freedom of being your own instructor.
As a Scuba Diving International Instructor Training Centre, we are regularly conducting training of our own in professional development. This is to ensure training and standards are keep up to date and you, as a student, to be taught to the highest standards. While researching all the different IDC programs that are offered by different course directors and dive centres, you will find offers ranging from free IDC prep courses, free diving, free accommodation, free Nitrox course, etc.

Here is what we at Remote Area Dive are offering you so that you can really be the “best” instructor for employment:

  • Instructor Exam included in course price
  • The Great Barrier Reef as a learning environment
  • Nitrox Instructor Specialty
  • Deep Diver Instructor Specialty
  • Latest training techniques
  • Quality over quantity
  • Start anytime with e-Learning
  • IE assistance
  • State of the art training centre
  • Employment assistance
  • Learn the foundations of becoming a TDI Tech Instructor

Be Trained By the Best

Join us as we take you on an experience of a lifetime!


MV Coral Gypsy is a 10 meter long aluminium mono hull vessel with twin 200hp outboards. It is a purposely built dive vessel that caters for up to 16 people which is made up of 12 passengers and 4 crew. With these small size groups we guarantee a great personalised experience while out on The Great Barrier Reef. Where each person will free like part of the RAD family and not just a number on a boat.

MV Coral Gypsy cruises at about 30 knots getting you to the Great Barrier Reef in about 20mins. Our vessel is set up for snorkelling and all sorts of scuba diving including recreational and Technical diving.


Remote Area Dive is home to the largest Scuba Diving Club in North Queensland. From a first timer to a seasoned diver we cater to everyone’s needs. Our dive club named “Blue Army” was reborn and built when the store changed ownership in August 2016.

 Blue Army Dive Club meets at Remote Area Dive second Thursday of each month to discuss diving locally and international, networking to make new friends and to hear from guest speakers about how to help and protect the environment in which we love. We also plan quarterly scuba diving trips away for club members only and discounts for club members on trips and equipment including international travel.

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16 Dean Street
South Townsville
Queensland 4810


Tues – Fri 10am – 5:00pm
Sat 10am – 2:00pm

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