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Remote Area Dive

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16 Dean St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Epic day out with RAD

Great trip to pelorus and Orpheus with Jason and the dive team - loads of time for diving and... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2018
steve g
via mobile
Better than Cairns.

I took my 2 children snorkeling with Remote Area Diving and was impressed with what they offered... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2018
melaniead2018
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Scarborough, Australia
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Remote Area Dive (RAD) is a family owned and operated business that has evolved from a part time passion to become one of the most successful dive businesses in Townsville. Get in touch to find out how you could be enjoying an authentic aussie campfire meal and sleeping under the stars and experience with the Great Barrier Reef has to offer.
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“great diving” (3 reviews)
“these guys” (4 reviews)
“great company” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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16 Dean St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Great trip to pelorus and Orpheus with Jason and the dive team - loads of time for diving and snorkelling - beautiful reef and sea life! Can’t wait till next trip

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Jason M, General Manager at Remote Area Dive, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Hi Steve, Thank you for your review and we are glad yourself and Erin enjoyed your day out with us. We always try our best to show the best of the Great Barrier Reef and we look forward to seeing you both again.

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Reviewed January 19, 2018

I took my 2 children snorkeling with Remote Area Diving and was impressed with what they offered. I’ve been to Cairns and out to the Great Barrier Reef and was very disappointed. At least with RAD the kids could touch and see the coral and...More

1  Thank melaniead2018
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Jason M, General Manager at Remote Area Dive, responded to this reviewResponded February 6, 2018

Hi Mel, We are super excited to hear that Maddy, Ash and yourself all enjoyed your trip to the reef with us. We really pride ourselves on providing a service to accommodate divers, non Divers and children so everyone has a great day out. We...More

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Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

Had an awesome Boxing Day dive with RAD!! Very quick boat ride from Lucinda to the islands, relaxing atmosphere, great crew and funky tunes 👍🏼 Would highly recommend to all age groups. We will be back. Thanks RAD

Thank MadfortheoceanMel
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Jason M, Manager at Remote Area Dive, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2017

Hi Mel, Thank you very much for your review, I'm glad Dan and yourself had an amazing day and enjoyed the trip overall. We look forward to seeing you again soon and taking you both on one of our overnight Weekend Safari's.

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Reviewed December 2, 2017

I have delayed writing this review because I had hoped to have some kickarse photos to share that would show just how amazing my dive trips were, unfortunately I am not so skilled at underwater photography so you will have to use your imagination. I...More

Thank BethanyBif
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Jason M, Manager at Remote Area Dive, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2017

Hi Beth, Thank you for your amazing review here on trip adviser. I was absolutely blown away by the kind words you had to say and we are happy that you and Julian enjoyed your visit while you were here. I am stoked to hear...More

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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

I took my daughter on a weekend dive safari (I have dived with these guys before) and she loved it. The crew are amazing and keep everyone entertained, fed and hydrated for the whole trip. The boat is comfortable and super easy to dive off,...More

Thank JPWilso
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Jason M, General Manager at Remote Area Dive, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Hi, Thank you for the great review we also enjoyed having you both on the Safari as well. Hope to see you again in the coming months for some more amazing diving. RAD Team

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Reviewed August 21, 2017

We had a fun weekend diving with RAD on Pelorus island, 5 dives over 2 days, bush camping in the island watching whales, lots of food, and nice easy going crew. This is not for someone who wants to be pampered though.

Thank Cindy H
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Jason M, Manager at Remote Area Dive, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2017

Hi Cindy, Thank you for the awesome review, we really enjoyed having yourself and Steve along for the weekend and look forward to seeing you again. Hopefully next time we can find the clown fish for you. Jason

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Reviewed August 15, 2017 via mobile

The team at RAD have looked after us now on several courses and trips, very professional family run business. We will continue to visit these guys as the service, help and knowledge has made us all want to keep coming back.

Thank Adam N
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Jason M, Manager at Remote Area Dive, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2017

Hi Adam, Thank you for your kind words, my crew and I really enjoy the company of yourself and family. We have enjoyed teaching yourself and Jack how to dive and look forward on teaching Sterlo how to dive as well.

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Reviewed February 25, 2017

The dive instructors, were completely unprofessional, they did not check the group were with them. They gave us broken equipment and boat was completely overloaded. I would suggest finding a better quality shop.

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Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

On 6 & 7 Aug '16, I went scuba diving with RAD ('Remote Area Dive'), based in Townsville, Nth Queensland, Australia. 12 Divers met at 6am at the RAD, dive shop, got on their mini bus then drove the 1.5hrs north, where we boarded their...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2016

I was travelling to Townsville for a conference and had a limited availability. The weekend I had to dive was actually Remote Area Dive's dive club weekend, but they graciously allowed one yank interloper. I was made to feel very welcome by the crew and...More

3  Thank airchief
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