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Meridian Port Douglas

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Meridian Port Douglas

4 star hotel
15-17 Davidson St, Port Douglas, QLD 4877, Australia
33 rooms
FREE Internet

Quicksilver Connections

PADI 5 star dive center
Walking distance
Max 6 divers per guide

Package highlights

  • Discover the aquatic wilderness of the Agincourt Reef. Swim with turtles, watch clownfish snuggle into anemone, and float through clouds of neon damsel fish 
  • The dive center's floating platform is excellent for beginners and snorkelers, providing the ultimate facilities for reef exploration in all weathers
  • Dive. Fuel. Repeat with a beach and 5* PADI dive center on your doorstep, as well as a string of Port Douglas' best eateries 100 m away
  • The resort has won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for six years running, thanks to its heated lagoon pool, BBQs, and quick access to dive sites
  • Hire an underwater camera to practise your skills or have your memories saved on a film shot by a professional videographer
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Date of last update:Apr 19, 2021

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Meridian is fully COVID19 compliant with Industry Standards

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Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot


We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final


You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

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  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel more than 15 days in advance, you will lose 15%, and 100% for fewer than 15 days in advance.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) CANCELLATION POLICY: If travel restrictions are implemented by the local governments due to COVID 19 (Coronavirus) which means you are unable to travel you can cancel your trip until the day of arrival.

Explore diving around the Meridian Port Douglas

Best dive sites in Great Barrier Reef

Agincourt Reef - located approximately 72 km from Port Douglas, these reefs are considered among some of the world's best dive and snorkel destinations. Due to its proximity to the Continental Shelf, the reefs have excellent visibility, and a great diversity of hard coral species as well as a large variety of marine life. Divers can experience dirft and wall dives, bommie and pinnacle, coral gardens and swim-throughs. From June to September minke whales are often spotted in this area!

Ribbon Reefs, Northern Great Barrier Reef – This area is known for a variety of pristine dive experiences. In late June and July, you have the chance to see dwarf Minke whales. At Cod Hole, you’ll see how the site got its name as giant potato cod surround you. Pixie Pinnacle is a wonderful example of a coral bommie that rises from a depth of 40 metres/130 feet. Also, Challenger Bay is a hotspot for cuttlefish encounters.

Osprey Reef – Only accessible via liveaboards departing from Cairns or Port Douglas, this exposed coral mesa sits in the middle of the Coral Sea far from anything. North Horn is perhaps its most famous dive site for its shark feed. Around the Bend displays colorful soft coral and offers the chance to see manta rays as they pass through this site.

SS Yongala – The Great Barrier Reef’s signature wreck is the SS Yongala, a 109-metre/357-foot luxury passenger ship that went down during a 1911 cyclone. On this wreck everything is supersized – sea snakes the size of your bicep and sea turtles so big they look prehistoric. Every single space on the wreck is covered in colorful life. It’s worth several dives to try and see it all.

The Whitsundays – Comprising 74 idyllic islands, the Whitsundays are perfect for divers looking to complement their diving with multiple activities, such as sailing, island exploring or just lying on top rated beaches. While scuba diving, expect colorful shallow coral gardens and a variety of marine life like passing green sea turtles, patrolling white tip reef sharks and striking Napoleon wrasse.

Heron Island – On the Great Barrier Reef’s southern reaches, this famed resort island is accessible via ferry or helicopter. Scuba dive on a bommie that serves as a manta ray cleaning station and also watch for crowds of jacks, barracuda, eels, sharks, eagle rays and very curious sea snakes. Other dive sites feature sea turtles and nudibranchs.

HMAS Brisbane – Off Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is the great wreck dive of the former HMAS Brisbane, a 133-metre/433-foot guided missile destroyer. This purpose-sunk artificial reef went down in 2005 and sits upright in 15-18 metres/50-60 feet of water. There’s a lot of ship to see and a lot of marine life that now call HMAS Brisbane home.

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What to see

Everything from dwarf minke whales, sea turtles, manta rays, sharks, carpet sharks, sea snakes and cuttlefish.

And don't forget bumphead parrotfish, leopard moray eels, potato cod and macro life.

After all, the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland is the world's largest reef system so you can truly expect to see a bit of just about everything.

Dive Center


  • On the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef, you will complete your certifications in the warm and safe waters of the magnificent Agincourt Reef
  • Enjoy excellent visibility and diverse marine life, with the support of a professional PADI dive instructor
  • Cruise to your dive sites on a large, purpose-built catamaran - the perfect vessel to relax on between dives
  • The perfect place to blow your first bubbles, with access to a heated training pool, air-conditioned classrooms, and guaranteed low student to instructor ratio
  • Quicksilver Dive can also organise day trip excursions for certified divers, introductory divers and snorkelers


Quicksilver Dive is a 5* PADI dive center operating in Port Douglas, Queensland. 

Quicksilver Dive’s purpose-built dive training centre in Port Douglas, offers a range of PADI accredited courses; from the entry level open water certification (learn to scuba dive), to advanced and professional courses for the certified diver. At the center, students will have access to a heated dive pool, air-conditioned classrooms, and off road parking. The low student to instructor ratios ensures a world-class, personalised, professional and safe learning experience.

On the doorstep of the Great Barrier Reef, you will complete your certifications in the warm and safe waters of the magnificent Agincourt Reef, where visibility is fantastic and marine life is as diverse as it is colorful. The friendly team will lead you through an action-packed day of diving and relaxing on board a quality, purpose-built catamaran. Dive with the support of professional instructors who will accompany you and make sure to point out any reef critters they come across!

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Languages spoken

  • English

PADI membership level

  • Padi Dive Center
  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

Resort Amenities

Food & drink

  • Self-Catering

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Aud)


  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Resort Description

Meridian Port Douglas is a sophisticated couples dive retreat offering self-catered accommodation and a 5* PADI dive center in walking distance.

Plunge below the surface to discover the world-class marine life of the Great Barrier Reef and spot clown fish, swaying anemones, colorful corals, and sea turtles. Diving at the edge of Australia's continental shelf really is spectacular!

Centrally-located, Meridian Port Douglas offers the best of both worlds. A quiet, adults-only retreat with your own kitchen, a private balcony and living space, located only 100 meters from the Macrossan Street restaurant strip. Here you'll find shops, lively restaurants and bars.

After a full day of diving with Quicksilver Connections PADI 5* Dive Center, head off for a sunset sailing cruise, visit the day spa for a massage or simply relax with a cocktail by the lagoon-style pool.

How to get there


  • Fly to Cairns Airport. From there, the journey to the resort is just under an hour.
  • The easiest way to get from the airport is to arrange a transfer with the resort (additional fee, advance notice required). 
  • The driver will meet you in the arrivals hall and will be holding a sign displaying your name. Please introduce yourself to the driver before you collect your luggage.
  • Check in is from 2 pm.


  • Check out is 8-10 am.
  • After check out, the resort can drop you back at the airport (additional cost, advance notice required). 


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