Find out what others had to say about their experience at the Australian Divemaster Academy.

Julian Rocks could not be better!

As somebody who had never scuba dived before, undertaking the Divemaster Course with Byron Bay Dive Centre was slightly daunting but something I was looking forward to. Any worries I might have had were unfounded as the instructional team at the dive centre are fantastic. They are confident, knowledgable and always happy to put in the extra time allowing you to master skills, gain confidence and digest all the associated theory to do with scuba diving. The accommodation above the dive centre is nice and lends itself to the sociable environment meaning you make lots of friends. Julian Rocks could not be better as a dive site. During my Divemaster course we saw everything from Manta Rays, Leopard Sharks and Lionfish to various species of Turtles, Nudibranchs and even Mantas Shrimp. Best of all are the numerous pods of bottlenose dolphins which can be spotted during the trips to and from the dive site.

Alex G Age group: 19-24

Amazing Opportunity

Scuba diving is something I have loved since I first tried it many years ago and something I have always wanted to do professionally but never thought I could.

Byron Bay Dive Centre gave me that opportunity, from the moment I arrived the team at BBDC have took me under their wings and shown me how to get the most from my divemaster, from giving me the confidence and skills needed, then showing me how to use them and teach them to students.

BBDC is like a big family and living with the people on your course means you soon make some lifelong friends. Crew BBQ’s on a Sunday is a great way to relax after a busy week of diving and tell stories of what you saw under the water, from manta rays to grey nurse sharks and everything in between, diving at Julian Rocks never gets boring.

I loved doing my divemaster so much I haven’t left the dive center but instead stayed and continued to learn and help out so that I can be ready to do my IDC eventually.

Kirsty C Age group: 25-29

A fun and life-changing experience

I completed my ADA Program in early December 2015 after amazing 10 weeks at Byron Bay Di