Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre : Stradbroke Island


About Us

North Stradbroke Island is a pristine, secluded island paradise – a hidden treasure only an hour from central Brisbane.

PADI 5 Star Dive Center

Opened in 1992, Manta Lodge YHA and Stradbroke Island Scuba Centre is the island’s only 5 star PADI dive centre. Located right on the beach at beautiful Point Lookout, we run a full service 5 Star PADI IDC dive resort offering daily scuba dive and snorkel trips, all levels of scuba instruction and quality budget beachfront accommodation.

Come and enjoy the many amazing sights the island has to offer such as snorkeling or diving in our magnificent underwater playgrounds, see the natural beauty of the island on an exciting 4-Wheel-Drive tour, get up close and personal with local wildlife, go surfing, kayaking, sandboarding or fishing or simply relax on our pristine, empty beaches.

Visit Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre and let our friendly, professional and experienced staff show you the magic of Straddie! Both above and below the water.

Admiral James – Coxswain, PADI Instructor, Minister of boat flight.
Master photographer, David Biddulph (Biddy) – PADI Dive Master, Minister of security and all things Photographic.
Chong – UK Commercial Diver and PADI Dive Master, BSc in Oceanography, Minister of music and beautiful views.
The Stunning Miss Zoe – Receptionist and the voice of reason that keeps us in check.
Pommy Paul – PADI Instructor, Our Servicing Expert and Minister of dive gear.
Gerard – PADI Instructor, qualified plumber and currently studying for his Master Class 5 Boat license.
Fletcher – PADI Instructor, PhD Student and newly qualified free-diving instructor, our resident Whale Whisperer!
Jeremy – PADI Dive Master and James’ protégé!
George – PADI Dive Master, currently completing his Coxswains boat license and able to talk underwater!
Jess – Receptionist, Dive Master, BSc in Marine Biology and Zoology.
Pip – Receptionist, customer relations extraordinaire!
Stirling – PADI Dive Master, and free-diver!
Michaela – Our newest crew member, PADI Dive Master

And not forgetting all our fantastic cleaning staff, DMT’s and volunteers.
Come and Play with the Manta Crew!