Wave Break Island (bad weather alternative)

From AUD $75.00
  • Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
  • Location: Runaway Bay, Queensland

Wavebreak Island is our preferred back-up site on days where offshore diving is challenging or unsafe due to weather conditions. Whilst Wavebreak Island is not the most spectacular site for certified divers, it is protected from the ocean swells and might be the only option to get wet on a particular day. The site is shallow and ideal for all experience levels. It is used daily by dive schools to conduct Introductory Diving and Open Water Courses. There is lots of small tropical fish but also larger stuff including rays and dolphins do sometimes visit the island.


  • Single boat dive ex Runaway Bay Marina
  • Complimentary tank and weights provided
  • Hire gear available on next page
  • Hotel transfers available
  • Short boat ride
  • In water Dive Guide
  • Free parking at marina
  • Toilet and shower facilities available at the Marina

Wavebreak Island Dive Site Information

This man-made island within the Gold Coast Seaway offers protection from the ocean swells and shallow depth which make it ideal for learn to dive courses and introductory diving. The northern rock wall offers huge amounts of small fish which are used to being fed by the various dive operators, visiting the island everyday. The site is tidal and preferably dived at high tide. The depth ranges from 0m to 12m with an average of 4m hence ideal for unexperienced night divers.

Diver Requirements

  • Be qualified as an Open Water diver with any agency
  • You must present your diving certification card on the day
  • You must use a dive computer
  • You must carry a snorkel and Safety Sausage
  • Each diver must have a glowing position marker attached

The Vessel

Our vessel is a fast custom built 6m rigid inflatable with aluminium hull. The boat is fully set up for diving with tank rack, ladder and a shade canopy. Further features include an audio system and all legally required safety equipment. Our top speed is 40knots with a cruising speed of 25 knots depending on wave height.

Meeting Point

This trip departs from Runaway Bay Marina. Refer to our websites contact page for direction. Your booking confirmation email will include all the details.