Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre : Stradbroke Island

Manta Ray & Snorkelling Diver


Whale shark sighted while diving off North Stradbroke Island

Mar 13, 2017 | Comments: 0

Our divers were treated to a rare encounter yesterday as they entered the water for their first dive at Turtle Caves, Flat Rock. They encountered a majestic whale shark cruising around the area.

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Sink Tobruk for Straddie

Sep 05, 2016 | Comments: 0

Sink Tobruk for Straddie!

Help us to Sink Tobruk for Straddie! Our location, 35km from the third largest city in Australia and nestling on the shores of Moreton Bay, makes North Stradbroke Island truly the ideal resting place for the ex-HMAS Tobruk.

Here, Tobruk would return to its home port in the waters of Moreton Bay and to the NSI Quandamooka indigenous community, its historical significance would be preserved and it would contribute to the ecological welfare of the local marine wildlife. Vital would be its contribution in revitalising the local economy.

Help Sink Tobruk for Straddie: Sign our petition now!

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September Double Dive Special

Aug 27, 2016 | Comments: 0

We are now offering a Thursday Double Dive Trip for $115.00 including tanks & weights!! This will be available throughout the whole of September 2016!

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First Aid Course & O2 Provider course

Aug 18, 2016 | Comments: 0

Want to complete your PADI Emergency First Response (EFR) & Emergency Oxygen Provider course?

Manta Lodge will be running a 1 day course on Monday 29th August 2016. The spaces are limited so please contact our reception through this link The PADI Emergency First Response & Emergency Oxygen Provider course or call +61734098888 or email us on to book onto the course and receive your manuals.

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Bicycles now available

Jul 30, 2016 | Comments: 0

We now have 5 new bicycles for rent here at Manta Lodge YHA & Scuba Centre.

Making it easier for you to explore the beautiful island we are located on.
All bicycles are supplied with helmets and locks.

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NUDIBRANCHS discovered at our recent event

Mar 18, 2016 | Comments: 0

We would like to say a massive THANK YOU to Gary Cobb from Nudibranchs Sunshine Coast who was here for our NUDIFEST weekend!

Below is the list of identified species (18 in total) from the weekends diving

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NUDIBRANCH FESTIVAL 2016 is fast aproaching

Mar 10, 2016 | Comments: 0


We are very excited to have Gary Cobb from Nudibranchs Sunshine Coast here for the weekend at Manta Lodge & Scuba Centre this weekend (11th – 13th March) to educate us on the amazing world of Nudibranchs!

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2016 Events Calender now On-line!

Aug 19, 2015 | Comments: 0

For all these organised divers out there, we have uploaded the calendar for 2016!!

Below are the links for all our weekend diving events and courses being held throughout 2016!

Come for the whole weekend or part of it, and join in these events that are as packed with activity as you want it!! Bring along your non-diving partners to have a relaxing weekend on this sublimely beautiful island.

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PADI Instructor Development courses

Jun 25, 2015 | Comments: 0

Want to become a PADI Instructor? Do you want a career with fun, excitement and new challenges?

We have now organised our next Instructor Development Courses here on North Stradbroke Island.

  • IDC July – Starting on Tuesday 21st July 2015, with the exam on 18th & 19th August 2015.
  • IDC November – Starting on Tuesday 10th November 2015, with the exam on 8th & 9th December 2015.

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Winter Accommodation Offers

Jun 19, 2015 | Comments: 0

We are offering two different accommodation specials for the winter period to enable everyone to escape the winter blues!

Offer 1 – Straddie Weekly Deal
Relax in our 6 or 8 share mixed dorm for 7 nights. Giving you time to experience everything the island has to offer including the beaches, lakes and walks, which make the island a wonderful place to relax.

Offer 2 – Stay for 3 pay 2!
When you stay 3 nights you’ll only pay for 2! By saving on your accommodation you will have more to spend on enjoying our beautiful island. Available on a variety of room types.

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