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 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 – PADI Instructor, Coxswain, Minister of boat and tractor flight.
The Stunning Miss Zoe – Manager, receptionist and the voice of reason that keeps us in check.
Gorgeous George – PADI Dive Master, Coxswain and able to talk underwater!
David Biddulph (Biddy) – PADI Dive Master, Master photographer, Minister of security and all things Photographic.
Debs – Receptionist, Rescue diver and on-site happy hippie!
Pip – Receptionist, and customer relations extraordinaire!
Stirling – PADI Dive Master, free-diver and Clearance Diver in the making!
Michaela (MK) – PADI Dive Master and currently studying Marine Science!
Pommy Paul – PADI Instructor, Our Servicing Expert and Minister of dive gear.
And not forgetting all our fantastic cleaning staff, DMT’s and volunteers.
Come and Play with the Manta Crew!