Famous people and the Great Barrier Reef
Our brand new $3.85 million, state-of-the-art Quicksilver Dive Centre, was officially opened by the Chairman of Quicksilver Shin Watari and the Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk Premier of Queensland on 23 October 2018.
The only dedicated 5 Star PADI Training and Instructor Development Centre in Port Douglas, Quicksilver Dive offers a range of PADI accredited courses for beginners to advanced divers looking to further their skills in a professional, safe and fun learning environment.
Commenting on the Dive Centre, Quicksilver Group Managing Director Tony Baker said, “We are thrilled with our new facility and were pleased to employ local contractors and suppliers who have been involved from design, construction and fit-out. The quality of the build is evident in every aspect.
The facility complements the services Quicksilver currently provides with our Port Douglas based dive vessels Silversonic and Poseidon utilised for open water training and certification dives on the renowned Agincourt ribbon reefs. We know we will attract a new market to Port Douglas who will be spending up to a week in local accommodations and participate in other evening activities.”
The Quicksilver Dive Centre features a four-metre deep training pool, classrooms, offices and a specialty dive retail shop. The training pool features a unique above ground design with innovative viewing wall.
Quicksilver Dive Courses include:
- 4 Day Open Water Course
- 3 Day Open Water Dive Course with eLearning
- Open Water Dive Refresher Course
- Advanced Open Water
- Rescue Diver
- Dive Master Course
- Instructor Development Course.
The Port Douglas based Quicksilver Dive is also a perfect complement to the Group’s Cairns based dive training facility, Pro Dive Cairns, with learn to dive courses and liveaboard trips catering to the adventure market.