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.

Opened in 1992, Manta Lodge YHA and Stradbroke Island Scuba Centre is the island’s only Dive Centre offering SSI and PADI cources. Located right on the beach at beautiful Point Lookout, we run a full service dive resort with 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 – PADI Instructor, Coxswain, Minister of boat and tractor flight.
Diver Dan – Manager, Instructor and Scuba service technician.
Dan – Coxswain, while training to become a PADI Dive Master with us!
David Biddulph (Biddy) – PADI Dive Master, Master photographer, Minister of security and all things Photographic.
Rachel – PADI Instructor, Teacher and loves all things musical!
Ian – PADI Instructor, our latest recruit to our dive crew!
Pip – Receptionist, dive course organiser and customer relations extraordinaire!
Sheryl – Receptionist, Island knowledge extraordinaire and marriage celebrant for the island.
Dannis – Receptionist, Organiser and website designer to all.
Pete – Night manager and chef for our event weekends

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