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Sydney as the gateway to Australia offers scuba diving unequalled by any large city. A recent study revealed that Sydney has more marine species than any other harbour in the world. Some 600 marine animals have already been identified and we can be sure that there are more to be found. One of the great attractions of diving around Sydney is its abundant sea life.
Abyss Scuba Diving is a family-owned and operated PADI 5 Star Dive Centre located centrally to Sydney's best dive sites. Abyss is in its twentieth year of operation and is now the most prominent dive centre in NSW and the top 10% of PADI dive centres worldwide.
Abyss employs 12 full-time staff and almost 20 part-time staff. With a reputation second to none in the Australian dive industry, we are the only PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre (CDC) in New South Wales (NSW).
In the southern suburbs of Sydney, close to Sydney Airport, many convenient transport links and centeral to Sydney best diving. Abyss has been at 276-278 Rocky Point Road, Ramsgate since 2000.
For a map and directions on how to get to our dive centre check “Our Location” page.
Our Dive Travel Experts are Master Instructors with many years of experience travelling the world. Their extensive knowledge is backed by the resources of PADI Travel. They want to help you plan and book your next trip. Don`t hesitate to chat with us or give us a call.
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Best price guarantee
Found the same trip cheaper elsewhere? PADI Travel will match the price and give you a USD 50 voucher. No-fuss, no complicated fine print.
No Hidden Fees
No booking fees, no credit card fees and full transparency into all potential fees and surcharges payable onboard.
Free DAN Dive Insurance
PADI Travel has partnered with DAN - Divers Alert Network - to offer you free dive accident insurance for the duration of your trip (valid for bookings with a value of >USD 1,000 per person)
Free Rental of Nautilus Lifeline For Liveaboard Holidays
For those divers who book their liveaboard from this page or have one of Instructors help them with the process, then that diver will receive, free rental of a Nautilus Lifeline (EPERB) for the duration liveaboard trip.
Free Pre Trip Dive Gear Inspection
For those divers who book their dive holiday from this page or have one of Instructors help them with the process, then that diver will receive, a free scuba gear inspection prior to the trip to ensure their gear is in A1 condition for your Diving holiday.
When buying dive equipment, it is best to get that advice from instructors, not just salespeople who don’t even dive.
Our team of Master Instructors are diving experts who are either Dive equipment service technicians or PADI Equipment Speciality Instructor. Our staff will provide you up to date advice on the equipment that best meets your diving needs.
We also offer free of charge dive equipment consultations with our team of experts to help customise an equipment package to suit your needs.
Finally, Abyss have the Best Price Guarantee to ensure that you will not only get dive gear that meets your needs but that it will be at a price that you cannot beat.
Abyss Scuba Diving is committed to providing the best value for money in Australia. We offer a Price Match Guarantee for all the diving equipment we sell, and we are also dedicated to providing the best service for every customer. The Price Match Guarantee does not apply to non-comparable services such as Course, Trips, Hire & Servicing. The Price Match Guarantee must be read subject to these Terms.
- Competitor's product must be in stock and in the required quantities in a retail outlet located in Australia.
- The product must be identical (e.g. same brand, same model, same colour).
- The product must be paid for by cash or credit card. ZipMoney is not accepted without an extra fee.
- Adequate confirmation of competitor's current advertised price is required. We will not match the clearance product or products we do not stock.
- The competitor’s price must be publicly advertised and verifiable at the time of the price matching, and cannot include any volume, personal or membership discounts. We cannot match multi-item promotional offers like “buy one get one free” or bulk buying discounts
- We do not retroactively price match after the product has been ordered.
- No promotional offers or loyalty discounts can be used with a product which is price matched. In other words, discount vouchers cannot be applied to price matched products to receive a further discount.
PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centers (Five Star IDCs) are dive centres that meet all PADI Five Star Dive Center standards, plus offer PADI Instructor-level training. Five Star IDCs have at least one PADI Course Director on staff and are committed to offering PADI Instructor Development Courses and continuing education opportunities to dive professionals. These businesses excel in using the PADI System of diver education to introduce people to scuba diving and then provide the continuing education that allows individuals to progress on to the dive professional level.
Abyss Scuba Diving is the only 5 Star IDC in NSW and with 3 PADI Course Directors, it trains more PADI Instructors than any other PADI dive centre in Australia.
PADI (or Professional Association of Diving Instructors) is the world's largest and leading scuba diver training organisation. PADI Divers carry the most respected and sought after scuba diving credentials in the world. No matter where you choose to dive, your PADI dive certification will be recognised and accepted globally. All our courses are Genuine PADI Courses