Why Choose Byron Bay?
Why is Byron Bay one of the best places to do you PADI Divemaster or Instructor training? Firstly, there’s the diving; did you know that the Lonely Planet rated Byron Bay in the top ten places in the world to learn to dive? Julian Rocks Marine Reserve, where our dive sites are located, has been likened to a ‘mini Galapagos’ (Lonely Planet 2014) and one of the best dive spots in Australia (The Australian 2011). More recently in 2019 Julian Rocks featured in National Geographic's 'World's Top 21 Dive Sites'. Just 2.5km offshore means you won’t spend hours on a boat every time you go diving, although in the 5 minutes it takes to get there, you may see Dolphins playing in the bay or Whales as they migrate past in winter. Underwater, the summer months bring in Manta Rays and Leopard Sharks, whilst the cooler winter waters attract the endangered Grey Nurse Sharks. In addition, turtles, rays, crustaceans, nudibranchs, octopuses, eels and a plethora of fish populate our dive sites.
Secondly there’s the town itself; with its laid-back attitude, stunning scenery, endless beaches, epic surf breaks, thriving nightlife and stunning hinterland nature reserves, Byron Bay has it all. It’s no wonder that this iconic coastline is one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations. Great food and a flourishing arts, culture and live music scene means there is always somewhere to go or something to do when you’re not diving.