Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre : Stradbroke Island

Manta Ray & Diver

LEARN TO DIVE | Discover Scuba Diving:

Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre located on beautiful North Stradbroke Island is the ideal setting to learn to scuba dive; predominately due to the pristine diving conditions found at the island. This combined with the high level of diver training delivered by Manta’s group of passionate instructors as well as the island’s close proximity to Brisbane!

Why Complete a PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program?

Want to try diving, but want to experience it first or your are short on time? Why not compete a Discover Scuba Diving Program with Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre! The PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program is not a scuba certification course but is the perfect introduction into the LEARN TO DIVE | Open Water Diver Course. The benefit of the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program is that it can be completed within one day!

Programs Start from
$75.00 for the pool experience (Including Equipment)
$140.00 for the ocean dives (Excluding Equipment)
To view our next Discovery Scuba diving courses please visit our calender
Or Contact us on +61 07 3409 8888 or contact us for further information

Course Itinerary

Day 1 – Introduction to SCUBA DIVING!
Day one includes all you need to know about becoming a scuba diver, beginning with basic theory in the classroom. Then onto the swimming pool to practice in your confined water pool session, including equalisation techniques and equipment care.

If you elect for the optional two open water dives this can often be completed in the afternoon following your pool session or the following day depending on schedules.


Previous swimming experience is necessary if you are interested in commencing a scuba diving course.

  • Minimum 12 years
  • Be medically fit to scuba dive

Medical Information,

Scuba diving is an exciting and demanding activity. The purpose of the following questions is to find out if you need to be examined by a doctor before you participate in recreational scuba diving. A positive response to a question does not necessarily disqualify you from diving.

If you answer YES to the following questions it is MANDATORY to undertake a diving medical examination prior to commencing your scuba diving course. Please download and answer the student medical declaration dive medical leaflet (PDF).

If you have answered YES to any of the questions in the PDF, the next course of action is to book in for a diving medical examination with a diving doctor using the following diver medical form. Click here to find a diving doctor in your area. Please download and take the Dive medical for Doctor (PDF) with you.

Course Inclusions

  • Confined water pool training
  • Optional double boat dive
  • Full equipment hire
  • International PADI Discover Scuba Diving Certificate


Did you know Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre is also has a range of accommodation options available! If you are either a diving student or YHA Member you can receive additional discounts off our range of accommodation options.

Continuing your Diver Education