Dive Newcastle is located 100 meters from one of Australia’s best shore dives, making it the place where Newcastle and people from around the world come to dive and learn to scuba dive.
Several bridge structures demolished over the decades have created a significant artificial reef which has attracted an abundance of marine life.
Dive Newcastle is surrounded by dozens of great shore dives from the Swansea Channel, Catherine Hill Bay Coal Loader to Flagstaff Beach and Moon Island is just 10 minutes boat ride on Moorish Idol, the best boat in the region.
Dive Newcastle offers a huge range of world leading brands in store and online. We provide professional advice on snorkelling, scuba diving, freediving and spearfishing.
Services for divers includes Scuba Dive courses, clean air fills, equipment rental and servicing Also offers both local and international dive travel.
Our staff are passionate divers and have a wealth of experience diving not only Swansea Channel but also many of the local sites stretching from Catherine Hill Bay through to Nelson Bay.
The most popular program to achieve your diver certification is our SSI Open Water Diver course. This internationally recognised course is your ticket to dive anywhere in the world. Classes start almost every week with midweek or weekend options available.
Once you become a certified diver you have a wealth of opportunity to continue to dive with Dive Newcastle. Most people join our club where we run regular social dives. We have numerous great shore dives nearby and some amazing boat dives you can reach on Moorish Idol one of the best dive boats in the state. Dive Newcastle also offers an endless range of courses that will make you a better more confident diver.
We find many people who learn to dive with us set their target on the goal of becoming a dive instructor. This pathway is a great option for someone planning on becoming a dive professional. Even if you choose this pathway and decide being an instructor is not for you, this pathway will give you the skills to dive comfortably in most situations, open up a whole new world of opportunity and enable you to better look after your buddy or other divers diving with you.
SSI offers a number of different pathways to become an instructor. We have designed our pathway to best meet the local diving demands. Click the links to discover more information about each course.
SSI Technical programs are more challenging and develop divers to dive beyond recreational limits and incur decompression obligations. Technical diving is not a light subject, it demands the diver to acquire a fair amount of diving experience to understand and master conventional diving before attempting decompression and mixed gas environments. There is no quick way to safe technical diving, only time underwater and many hours of practice.
Divers come from all over the world to dive Swansea and for those lucky enough to have Swansea on your doorstep you can dive here every day. Dive Newcastle is perfectly located to go shore diving. We have amazing shore dives that are located close by. Swansea is less than an hour from Newcastle and two hours from Sydney. With so much amazing diving close by why not stay the weekend, Swansea has accommodation to suit any budget, and if you have a non-diving partner, there is so much to keep them occupied.
Becoming a Dive Newcastle Club Safari Member offers a wide range of benefits including discounts and first choice on dive trips…but being a club member is so much more! By joining us on trips and club social nights, you have the opportunity to meet other divers in the area who love what you love! It’s the perfect chance for new divers to chat away with divers who have been diving for quite some time and learn helpful hints that you can use to improve your diving technique. For those divers who are a bit more experienced, this is the perfect opportunity to meet new dive buddies or catch up for a beer with your old buddies.