Dive Courses

Looking for the best dive courses in Queensland? Whether you’re a beginner learning to scuba dive or looking to advance your scuba diving certification and skills, take the plunge and dive right in to discover more of the underwater world on the Great Barrier Reef with Lady Musgrave Experience.

There’s no better place to get your scuba diving certification than in the world’s largest coral reef.

These courses must be booked with overnight accommodation on Lady Musgrave HQ.

After a day of learning to dive, retreat to Lady Musgrave HQ, the new ‘sleep on the reef’ pontoon accommodation nestled in the calm waters of Lady Musgrave Lagoon for a hearty home-cooked style dinner with unbeatable views and a good night’s sleep in the underwater observatory or glamping bed.

PADI & SSI Open Water Dive Course

Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th July 2022

Your diving certification begins here, across two nights and three days at Lady Musgrave Lagoon and Outer Reef. No prior scuba diving experience is required. Have the world’s most recognised scuba certification to be licensed to dive with a buddy anywhere in the world up to 18m depth. Our dive courses are suitable for just about anyone looking to learn to dive on the Great Barrier Reef.

Our dive instructors will teach you how to:

  • Be a confident and skilled diver
  • Assemble and use scuba gear
  • Manage your buoyancy
  • Respectfully approach marine life

What’s Included:

  • Transfers on luxury catamaran from Bundaberg
  • Four lagoon dives and two outer reef dives
  • Two nights accommodation on Lady Musgrave HQ
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Diving equipment hire including tanks and weights
  • Snorkelling Lady Musgrave Island Lagoon

Before arrival, you must:

  • Have medical clearance from GP
  • Download SSI app, register and complete eLearning for Open Water Diver Course


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Upper deck reef view queen glamping bed great barrier reef, Queensland, Australia

Upper Deck Reef View Queen Glamping Bed

Twin Share – 2 nights accommodation + dive course from $1552.50

Single – 2 nights accommodation + dive course from $1790

*prices are indicative only and may be subject to change depending on dates

Underwater Observatory

Underwater Observatory Liveaboard Bunk Bed

Sleep with the fishes in liveaboard style accommodation of up to 20 bunk beds.

For group bookings only with a minimum of 10 people.

Course Itinerary:

  • Day 1 & 2

    Diving skills training on our purpose built dive platform on Lady Musgrave HQ and in the calm, shallow waters of Lady Musgrave Lagoon.

    The first two dives will be completed in the lagoon with up to 8m depth. Dive locations in the lagoon may include The Aquarium, Turtle Bommie and Turtle Alley.

    Then, use your new dive skills and explore the outer reef with two dives of up to 18m depth.

    Click here to explore outer reef dive locations.

  • Day 3

    Enjoy two more lagoon dives and visit the turtle cleaning stations within the lagoon.

    Return to Bundaberg by 5pm onboard ‘Reef Empress’

    Day 3

  • Accommodation

    Spend 2 nights on a unique sleep on the reef experience onboard Lady Musgrave HQ

    All meals, snorkeling equipment, glass bottom boat tour and guided island walk are inluded.

    Accommodation includes single or twin share in an Upper Deck Queen Glamping Bed.

    Accommodation in the Underwater Observatory is available for groups of 10 or more.

Terms and conditions:

Dive courses are subject to weather and minimum numbers of 4 pax to run. Dive courses must be booked in conjunction with accommodation onboard Lady Musgrave HQ. Minimum 2 nights/3 days stay onboard Lady Musgrave HQ Pontoon. For more information, please call our bookings office on 07 4151 5225 or email bookings@ladymusgraveexperience.com.au for more dates and options.