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.

Day Trip September 5th
Posted on August 22nd 2015

Join us for a spectacular Day Trip to Pelorus Island on the Great Barrier Reef! 

Looking for a Day Trip to snorkel or Dive? Want something relaxing and unique?

How about our spectacular day trip to Pelorus Island or Bramble Reef on September 5th. Enjoy the wonders that the waters of the Great Barrier Reef have to offer with unlimited snorkelling or two SCUBA dives, then indulge in a fully catered lunch upon the beaches of an uninhabited Island. 

Don't miss out, only a few spots left!


Bring a Friend to the Concert!
Posted on August 5th 2015

An interesting read for anyone heading out diving in the coming weeks... the whales are out and about folks and it sure is a special experience to hear them singing to you on a dive!

Decoding the Song of the Humpbacks

Take advantage of our Bring a Friend promtion for the months of August and September to head on out and enjoy the concert for yourself!  That's $100 off each for you and a friend for any of our courses or overnight trips!!


Bring a Friend & Save!
Posted on July 23rd 2015

Bring a Friend!

For the months of August and September, bring a friend and we will give you $100 off the cost of your course or trip!

Offer is valid for all dive courses and overnight safari trips.  Not redeemable in conjunction with any other offers. Valid fro trips during August and September 2015 only.  See in store for full terms and conditions.

RAD's Christmas Trading Hours
Posted on December 24th 2014
Christmas Eve - 9am -5.30pm
Christmas Day - Closed
Boxing Day - Closed 
Saturday 27th Dec - 9am -3pm
Sunday 28th Dec - Closed
Monday 29th Dec - 9am-5.30pm
Tuesday 30th Dec - 9am-5.30pm
Wednesday 31st Dec - 9am-5.30pm
Thursday 1st Jan - Closed 
Friday 2nd Jan - 9am-5.30pm
Saturday 3rd Jan - 9am-3pm 
Sunday 4th Jan - Closed

On behalf of all the RAD crew, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas & we look forward to diving with you all in the New Year! 

12 Days of Diving
Posted on December 12th 2014

We are up to Day #5 of the Aqualung Christmas 12 days of diving! Some great deals to check out ladies & gents, head over to our facebook page or drop by the shop to check out the first 5 deals on offer! 

Only limited stock available until 25/12/2014- So be quick!


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 :)

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!

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! 

Manta Rays are here!!!
Posted on June 6th 2014

Come join in on the glorious winter conditions & fantastic marine life next weekend (14th/15th June) we currently have 3 seats remaining! Get in quick as these seats won't last long! 


RADskins Shave, Cut & Colour for a cure!!
Posted on March 15th 2014

We are very excited to be taking part in the World's Greatest Shave @ our Dive Club BBQ next Thursday 20th March to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation! 

 We are proud to support such a worthy cause, and we are hoping you will join us by doing at least one of the following:

  1. Support our team by sponsoring us and making a donation towards our fundraising.  Visit and search for our team RADskins
  1. Come along to our dive club event and join in on the action by cutting, colouring or shaving your own curly locks! Or you can just come along show your support by watching in on the fun!  
  1. Join in on our Mystery Auction great chance to raise money for an awesome cause & win some new dive gear!! 

We all have goals to reach so remember each little bit counts towards reaching these achievable goals!

We hope to see you all next Thursday for a catch up & action filled night! Kicks off at 5.30pm at RAD, just bring along some drinks & we will fire up the BBQ! 

Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation and we look forward to you joining in on what should be a memorable night for us all! Cheers, RADskins

Feb SS Yongala Trip!
Posted on February 11th 2014

You asked for it... So let's go dive this fine lady of the sea! 

Saturday 22nd February

This trip will be an afternoon trip which means a sleep-in plus a great day of diving.. sounds pretty good to me! We will be departing from RAD at 9.30am to ensure we have enough time to get to the dive shop in Alva Beach, Ayr by 11.30am.At this stage we will need to organise car pooling between ourselves, though i'm sure that won't be too hard!

For those of you who have already expressed your interest to dive this fine lady of the sea to confirm your seat you will need to contact us and make payment in full by Friday 14th February.

First-in, first served! 

Dive Club Price with OWN gear $210
Dive Club Price with RAD gear $240
Non-Dive Club Price $260
Specialty Course (enquire for prices)
Nitrox Fills $30
Adventure Deep Dive (Open Water Divers only) $25

Additional $19 Mooring Fee to be paid upon arrival to Yongala Dive. 

To make a booking give us a call on 47214425, or come by the shop and say hi! 

We look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you all out on this fantastic trip!

Cheers, RAD Crew :)

February Dive Club BBQ!
Posted on February 6th 2014

Come one, come all and join us on Thursday 13th Feb @5.30pm onwards to talk all things diving!! Please RSVP to let us know numbers for catering! Let's get together and catch up on all the news in and around the water! 

12 Days of Christmas!!
Posted on December 19th 2013

Each trading day leading up to Christmas, thanks to the team at Aquanaut we will be posting a special Christmas offer. Today's offer is the Nautilus Lifeline. All offers once posted will be valid for purchase at the special price up until Christmas! 

**Ends 24th December. Stock permitting. 

Suunto Christmas Deal!
Posted on December 18th 2013

Happy Holidays! From Aqualung, Sunnto & Remote Area Dive! Receive a FREE wireless transmitter during the festive season with the purchase of any wrist top air integrated Suunto dive computer!

**Ends 31st Dec 2013!

Dive Club Weekend!
Posted on December 19th 2013

16th - 17th November!

Come join the RAD crew for a relaxing weekend of diving! Exclusive to dive club members at a great price! Limited seats remaining!

EOY Yongala Trip!
Posted on December 18th 2013

It's about that time again we are due to arrange another awesome trip to dive the SS Yongala!! 

For those who have done this dive before, you all know that it's an opportunity not to be missed! And for those who haven't quite made it to the Yongala yet... we kid you not, you should prepare for your best dive yet! (no exaggeration guys).

We've had a look at the RAD calendar and have earmarked Monday 30th December as the perfect to explore this fine lady of the sea. 

Please let us know your expressions of interest by Monday 18th November!

Once we have confirmed the trip, we will let everyone know & as always payment is required to secure your seat! 

  • Dive Club Price with OWN gear - $210

  • Dive Club Price with RAD gear - $240

  • Non-Dive Club Price - $260

  • Speciality Course (enquire for prices)

It might also be a great opportunity to start or complete a specialty course such as Deep, Wreck & Nitrox.

We look forward to hearing from you & hope to see you out on this fantastic trip!

DSD Open Day
Posted on October 14th 2013
Due to unforseen circumstances we are going to have to reschedule our Discover Scuba Diving day that was being held on the 19th and 20th at Riverway  But never fear we are already on track to do it again in November!! Wahoooooo

Perfect Conditions!
Posted on September 30th 2013

Weekend weather forecast: Fine and sunny with a fair chance of perfection!

Make the most of the gorgeous weather we've been having and book yourself out for a dive! We've only got one seat left for this weekend so you'll have to be quick!!

Remember also we've got our PIRATE themed navigation and search and recover specialty weekend running this week, a great chance to try out some new skills.

Barefoot Bowls
Posted on September 24th 2013

Join the RAD Crew for Barefoot Bowls with the Stars!

Dress up as your favourite movie star and join us for a night of fun and games! Next Thursday 3rd October from 5:30pm onwards at the South Townsville Bowls Club.

Please RSVP by the end of this week.

Dive Shop Details

Dive Shop: 16 Dean Street, Townsville QLD 4810

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

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