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Address: 16 Dean Street, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 4721 4425
08:30 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:00
Sat 08:30 - 14:00

Founded in 2000 and recently purchased in 2016, Remote Area Dive (RAD) is a...

Founded in 2000 and recently purchased in 2016, 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 in the comfort of a bushman's deluxe swag. All this after a day spent diving one of the most glorious and unspoiled spots in the world.

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Adventure Diving Experience

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 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 10mt dive boat & made the 1hour trip across to Pelours Island, where RAD have... More 

1 Thank outdoors98
Lithia, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 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 the 'locals' Enjoyed five dives over the two days and saw lots of interesting things.... More 

2 Thank airchief
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

I Experienced the weekend of the 24th Jan. with my son, my New Years Resolution was to push myself into experiencing things I normally wouldn't experience and secretly have a fear of the water. But the attraction was snorkelling on the reef and to experience a scuba dive for the first time. Pop was fantastic and patient with me to... More 

2 Thank Dianne F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

I just finished my open water certification and my partner came on the dive weekend to have a few dives as well (already certified). The dive course was fantastic (thanks Fiona!) and the program was well structured. The weekend was lovely with amazing dives, the weather was perfect and the trip very well catered. Recommend that you have your own... More 

2 Thank JPWilso
Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Saw a lot of different corals, fish and invertebrates. The staff was very helpful and patient. The night we spent in tents on Pelorus island, where we also had a barbecue. A great dive trip :D

3 Thank Tone L
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

I wasn't sure what to expect from a dive weekend sleeping in swags on an uninhabited island. But it turned out to be a great experience. The whole crew as well as the other guests were great and we had a good time and good dives.

2 Thank mnm_travelling
Wongaling Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

I recently went on a dive trip with a Remote Area Dive organised trip to Palau! Everything was professionally handled by the staff from RAD both prior to the trip and whilst there. I won’t need to go into detail how awesome diving in Palau is (it’s awesome!!), however what I would like to acknowledge is the extra effort that... More 

1 Thank Darren B
Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015

Back in March we had a wonderful day with RAD to Pelorus Is in the Palm Is group as part of a organised group tour for snorkelling and diving. Very efficient and everything was run according to schedule by a friendly crew who worked hard to make sure that our day was successful. Our plentiful and tasty Lunch was had... More 

2 Thank Wade H
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

Excellent and professional dive company. I booked a weekend dive trip for our a family of four travelling from the UK. We did their weekend dive trip sleeping on Pelorous Island which was great fun. The flights to Townsville from Sydney were cheap and easy and we also spend a couple of nights on Magnetic Island afterwards. Everything about RAD... More 

1 Thank lucyjones2015
Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014

There isn't much I can say that hasn't been said already about these guys. The RAD staff are very genuine. They are welcoming, relaxed and professional with everything they do. The facilities are first rate, with quality equipment and an very experienced crew. I completed my PADI Open water theory and pool dives during the week. Then off to Pelorus... More 

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