Over the years we have helped many nervous guests overcome their initial fears, to become raving scuba diving fans. How do we achieve these results? Comprehensive, informative dive briefings are provided on the way to Upolu Cay. Everything you need to know is clearly, slowly explained, including scuba diving equipment, underwater communication signals, safety and procedures. Ask as many questions as you like, the more you know the better experience you will have.
You will be required to fill out a dive medical questionnaire (supplied on the boat) to ensure that you have no medical problems (past or present) or taking any medication that may be contradictory to diving. Certain medical conditions and / or medication may prevent you from diving. If you are uncertain about this, please enquire when you make your reservation.
All diving (Introductory & Certified) is subject to having no medical condition (past or present) or taking any medication contrary to diving on day of travel. Prior dive medical clearance may be required.
Scuba diving lesson, tuition and a few skill tests on board and holding onto a bar in the water. Top quality Scubapro diving equipment (including Wet / Stinger Suit). 30 minute hand-held, fully guided scuba dive. Our introductory dive program is suitable for anyone and everyone. No previous experience is required. On arrival at the reef introductory divers are placed in small groups with qualified dive instructors. The maximum group size is 2 divers per instructor, but smaller groups are available, including one on one tuition, for the very nervous.
Entering the water with your instructor, you will first descend to only about one metre, so you can become comfortable breathing underwater before you go too deep. Once everyone has signalled their comfort, the dive instructor will take you by the hand and guide you around the Great Barrier Reef. Your first introductory dive will last approximately 30 minutes. Ocean Freedom is also pleased to offer its introductory divers a money back guarantee. If you try the dive and after 5 minutes you don’t like it, then you can get out and not pay a cent! We urge you to give diving a go – you won’t regret it!