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 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 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 snorkelling 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, Dive Master, Minister of boat flight.

Mr Happy, Master photographer, David Biddulph (Biddy) – PADI Dive Master, Minister of security and all things Photographic.

Master Chong – UK Commercial Diver and PADI Dive Master, BSc in Oceanography, Minister of music and beautiful views.
The Stunning Miss Zoe – The voice of reason that keeps us in check.

Pommy Paul – PADI Instructor, Our Servicing Expert, Minister of dive gear.

Fletcher – PADI Instructor, PhD Student and newly qualified free-diving instructor, our resident Whale Whisperer!

Stirling – PADI Dive Master, customer guide extraordinaire!

Jeremy – PADI Dive Master and James’ protégé!

Will – Our Newly qualified PADI Dive Master and trained carpenter!

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