We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Remote Area Dive

#4 of 15 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Townsville Features Animals
16 Dean St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4721 4425
Review Highlights
Great company

The team at RAD have looked after us now on several courses and trips, very professional family run... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Adam N
via mobile
Worst dive company EVER

The dive instructors, were completely unprofessional, they did not check the group were with them... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2017
Jason J
Read all 29 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent88%
  • Very good6%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“dive club” (3 reviews)
“dive boat” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:00
16 Dean St, Townsville, Queensland 4810, Australia
+61 7 4721 4425

Similar Things to Do in Townsville

Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (29)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 27 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago 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
Reviewed 25 February 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.

5  Thank Jason J
Reviewed 13 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...More

1  Thank outdoors98
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...More

2  Thank airchief
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...More

2  Thank Dianne F
Reviewed 19 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...More

2  Thank JPWilso
Reviewed 25 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
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...More

2  Thank mnm_travelling
Reviewed 22 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...More

1  Thank Darren B
Reviewed 27 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...More

2  Thank Wade H
Nearby Restaurants
A Touch of Salt
520 reviews
.34 km away
925 reviews
.23 km away
360 reviews
.25 km away
IMC Steak House
331 reviews
.27 km away
Nearby Attractions
Army Museum North Queensland
73 reviews
.90 km away
Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium
845 reviews
.63 km away
Museum of Tropical Queensland
273 reviews
.59 km away
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery
100 reviews
.53 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Remote Area Dive staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines

Recently Reviewed Hotels around Townsville