Remote Area Dive is Townsville's only 5 star Instructor Development centre. A full service Dive shop that prides itself on looking after the Individual. At RAD we believe in taking the time to make sure you're a happy comfortable diver or snorkeler. Whether it be your very first Dive or Snorkel trip to the reef, or one of many, RAD will look after you.

Upcoming Dive Availabilities
Posted on November 20th 2014

Itching to get into the water?

Take advantage of the recent beautiful weather with these upcoming dive spots that have just become available!

  • Tuesday 25th November - 2spots available on a private charter... special pricing! Give us  a call to enquire
  • Weekend Trip 29th & 30th November - 2 spots available

Come on out and join us for some fun in the sun!

2014 Christmas Party!
Posted on November 14th 2014

Santa needs your help!

Do you have what it takes to save the day?   

Santa and his little helpers have been kidnapped and are being held hostage all around the city... we need you to help break the magical spells binding them to their locations in order to reunite them and save Christmas!

Do you have what it takes?  In order to break all of the spells you're going to have to work in a team. Teams can be any size but you must all be able to fit in one car and stick together at all times, it will take some serious skill and team work to break the evil spells! In order to protect yourselves from being bound by the spells you'll have to adorn yourself in fancy dress body armor. Teams who coordinate their costumes will be better protected than those who don't.  

The first stage of your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to get your team together and start brainstorming your team name and theme. You can choose to make a team with other dive club members or bring along other friends and family - the more the merrier!  We ask that you please register an expression of interest for your team to help us with our planning - you don't have to let us know your theme or name just yet but approximate numbers would be greatly helpful.  

If you don't have a team sorted out, don't dismay!  Send us through your individual expression of interest and we'll be able to buddy you up with other people in the same boat. 

Please register your team or individual expression of interest by the end of November for planning purposes.

I hope to see all of our RAD troops out in force to help save Santa and his helpers!

2015 Trips Released!
Posted on November 4th 2014

Lock in your Adventures for 2015!

Make 2015 your year of Adventure with Remote Area Dive.  Whether it's drifting along Palau's famous walls, discovering the marine sancturary of Borneo or chasing rusts on the ghostly wrecks of Truk Lagoon, RAD is sure to have a trip to whet your appetite next year!

For more information on these exciting trips click on the links above or give us a call at the shop!

October BBQ!
Posted on October 13th 2014

Dive Club BBQ this Thursday 5:30pm!

Come along and catch up with all the latest RAD news:

  • Release of 2015 overseas trips!
  • DC Draw has jackpotted to $550 RAD dollars!
  • Book in early for the silly season!
  • Get all the goss on the exHMAS Brisbane trip!
  • Catch up on our night dives at Darkside and S.S Yongala

All are welcome, please RSVP to let us know if you're coming :)

Remote Area Dive North Qld Open Championships
Posted on October 9th 2014

Hi dive club members, fellow divers & RAD friends. As you may all know we are the major sponsors for the 2014 Nth Qld Open Championships for Tennis Townsville, more commonly known around town as the Remote Area Dive North Qld Open Championships. To keep you in the loop here are some of the media releases from the weekend tournament. 

Peak Performance Buoyancy Course
Posted on September 23rd 2014

Always envious of those divers who look oh so graceful and make it look oh so easy?? We are running a Peak Performance Buoyancy Course next weekend, book your spot and you too can feel how easy it is to glide effortlessly through the water!

Day Trip 1st October!
Posted on September 22nd 2014

Looking for some school holiday fun, on uni break or simply hanging out for your next dive?? Why not join RAD for a great day out on the water next Wednesday 1st October?  Our day safaris are the perfect way to unwind for the day and explore the pristine waters surrounding Pelorus and Orpheus Islands!

Dive Safari Tanks & Weights only: $225
Dive Safari Full Gear Hire: $275
Dive Club Member Tanks & Weights only: $200
Dive Club Member Full Gear Hire: $225
Snorkeling Safari: $220

Included in your price are transfers to and from Lucinda, morning tea, lunch and snacks throughout the day, reef taxes, snorkeling equipment, guided dives/snorkeling and of course a whole lot of fun!

Spaces are limited! Call or email the shop to reserve your seat :)
(07) 47214425

RAD Underwater Times
Posted on September 3rd 2014

Hi RADians, here is your August Edition of the RAD newsletter!

Click here to catch up on all things diving! Happy Reading :) 

1 seat remaining!!
Posted on September 3rd 2014

One seat remaining for this weekend's camping & diving safari. Don't miss out on all the beautiful weather & whale sightings we've been having lately. Book now & ask for a great deal by calling the shop on 4721 4425.

Bring a Friend
Posted on August 23rd 2014

Bring a friend along diving and save!

Diving is always more fun in pairs, so this August & September bring a friend along and you'll both receive:

$100 off the cost of your course OR $100 off your fun diving trip with RAD!

Redeem at Remote Area Dive, Townsville. Terms and Conditions apply, see in store for details.

Dive Club BBQ
Posted on August 14th 2014

Calling all RADians!

We are having a Dive Club BBQ next Thursday 21st August and you are invited!

Join us at the shop from 5:30pm onwards to catch up with all of the latest and greatest news:

  • Whales!
  • Manta rays!
  • Update from our Instructor Candidates!
  • Meet our new Skipper!!! (naming rights on offer)
  • DC Weekend coming up!
  • Yongala trip dates!
  • Check out Fairy's brand spankin' new gadget! 
We'll provide dinner as usual, you just need to bring your drinks.  
Please RSVP for catering purposes - Hope to see you all there!

The RAD Crew :)

Last Chance for Bali Bookings
Posted on August 5th 2014

Who's diving Bali with us??

Last chance to book on for our RADtastic Bali Trip this Septmeber!  So many things to see and do: 

  • Dive the Liberty Wreck
  • Dive with the elusive Mola Mola
  • Zip Line through the rainforest
  • White water raft
  • Visit an elephant sanctuary
  • Plus much more!!

10 days/9 nights ex. Townsville, prices from $2290 click here for more information

Final numbers must be in by this Friday 8th August!

$50 OFF
Posted on July 29th 2014

“For some there is therapy. For the rest of us, there is SCUBA DIVING!” 

Remote Area Dive is offering $50 off our camping & diving safari's (including dive courses!) for the month of August!! Sign up for your dive course today, simply by calling the shop and placing down a $150 deposit. *conditions apply. 



Upcoming Availabilities!
Posted on July 14th 2014

Join the RAD crew on a Camping & Diving Safari in July/August! With the migration of the Humpback Whales now is the perfect time to book your diving spot! 

Let's dive the SS Yongala
Posted on July 14th 2014

The RAD crew will be diving the SS Yongala this Saturday 19th July, to make a booking to dive this fine lady of the sea call the shop on 4721 4425.

  • Dive Club Price with OWN gear $210
  • Dive Club Price with RAD gear $240
  • Non Dive Club Price $260
  • Nitrox Fills $30
  • Speciality Course (enquire for prices)
  • Adventure Deep Dive (open water divers) $25

This Thursday! Dive Club BBQ
Posted on July 14th 2014

Dive Club BBQ - Thursday 17th July... yep this Thursday!! 

Time to fire up the BBQ and enjoy a fun filled night with the RAD crew! Come down to the dive shop from 5.30pm onwards to enjoy a BBQ feast and catch up with your local dive club on all things diving! Bring along your family & friends (you don't have to be dive club members, we won't mind!) and BYO drinks, we'll do the rest! 

Please RSVP so that we can cater accordingly! 

Must End June 30th
Posted on June 25th 2014


Sadly, the Free Transmitter Deal with Suunto D-Series, Hel02 and Vyper Air Computers is ending on the 30th June. Place your orders in the next 5 days to secure this deal.

*Wireless Transmitter worth $599.00, must place down 50% upon order!

Posted on June 25th 2014

Grab a bargain or two before the end of the financial year, thanks to Aquanaut & Remote Area Dive! 


Underwater Times, June Edition
Posted on June 13th 2014

Welcome to the June edition of the RAD newsletter! 

Click hereto catch up on all things diving!

We have a jam packed winter season for you, so be sure not to miss out. 

Hope to see you at next week's Dive Club BBQ on Thursday 19th June, kicking off at 5.30pm - meet @ RAD.

Please RSVP Monday, so we can cater accordingly! 

Happy reading! 

Cheers, RAD Crew

Beat the Price Rise
Posted on June 11th 2014

Book in now to Beat the Price Rise!

 As of 1st July 2014 our prices will be increasing, put a deposit down before the end of June on any course or trip and lock in our current pricing! 


Dive Shop Details

Dive Shop: 16 Dean Street, Townsville QLD 4810

Bookings & Enquiries: 07 4721 4425 | Fax: 07 4721 4425

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