Merimbula Divers Lodge

LEARN to scuba dive with experienced instructors from SSI dive school. Train for a career in the dive industry.

DIVE  from our beautiful Sapphire Coast. Wreck dive on the Empire Gladstone, Tasman Hauler and the Henry Bolte.

SEE the amazing sea life of the Sapphire Coast – including weedy sea dragons, cuttle fish, rays, seals & tropical visitors.

STAY at our comfortable pet friendly family accommodation at Tura Beach.

SHOP at our dive shop in Merimbula . Check our current prices for courses and gear hire.

Scuba Diving School

New to Diving?  , Looking for more skills?  , Ready for leadership? 

Merimbula Divers Lodge conducts dive courses and programs for all levels, from introductory dives and experiences, right up to instructor training with SSI . Courses are delivered using world renown and accredited materials, agencies and programs, from SCUBA Schools International (SSI). If your previous training is with Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI) there is no problem – both organisations are recognised.

We have a dedicated classroom with electronic presentation aids. Internet access is available.

There are courses & programs for those that are new to diving, courses for qualified divers, and leadership courses for divers that aspire to a career in the dive industry. In all our courses, although there is a theory element, training is mainly practical & hands-on.

Start Learning to Dive for Free …

You can start your SSI open water course right now, online for free! Our Open Water course involves theory and pool work, 5 training dives and free mask, snorkel, fins and boots and special diving club offers – Open Water information

current prices


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Dive Safety

Diving involves physical activity in an environment hostile to human life. It requires a reasonable level of fitness and there are some medical conditions that make diving more risky. You will be asked to complete a questionnaire, should there be any doubt about your medical condition a dive medical examination will be needed.

The South Pacific Underwater Medical Association (SPUMS) maintains a list of fully trained dive medical doctors. Ideally your dive medical should be completed by one of these doctors. However any trained doctor can complete the medical. We recommend you see your own doctor prior to coming to Merimbula. We can provide a standard examination form with information on the risks of diving to assist your doctor during the examination.

Divers Alert Network linkWe offer Divers Alert Network (DAN) first aid and other safety courses and recommend joining DAN for you diving insurance needs.

Dive Shop

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Merimbula Divers Lodge sells and hires all you need for scuba diving. We have two air and one nitrox compressors. Our equipment is maintained to high standard and we can service your equipment.

Our Dive Masters can assist and accompany you on your dive, helping you to enjoy your experience.

Current prices for our most common dives and courses.

We are a proud Scubapro retailer.




Family Friendly home at Dolphin Cove

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A short drive from Merimbula we offer a comfortable apartment on the ground floor. Sleeping 8 people in 4 bedrooms with two bathrooms, it is great for a family friendly holiday. Pet friendly – fenced yard for dogs.

A solar heated pool perfect to learn to dive and relax is outside your door. The beach a short walk away, every room has views of the garden towards the ocean. Please note the pool is a shared area.

Containing everything you need for a great holiday – fire pit, playground,  BBQ,  Xbox, DVD,  Stereo, fully equipped kitchen (incl dishwasher and microwave), laundry, linen and towels supplied and furniture for infants at no extra charge. Dolphin Cove has free wireless internet access.

Diving Sites and Trips


… can be organised on almost any day (weather permitting) – usually a minimum number of 4 divers is required for a boat dive.

Wreck Dives, Shore dives, Boat dives, Seal Diving

View some albums of our dive trips.


contact us for advice on overseas trips… we are planning trips to Fiji in 2022.

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TRUK (Chuuk) Lagoon June 2017

TIMOR and PALAU 2015



UEPI 2012


PAPUA NEW GUINEA 2011 – live aboard

SEALS at Montague Island 


FIJI 2009 luxury Pearl resort

TONGA – 2008