Private Local Guided Tours

Diving tours completely tailored to your wants and needs.
Hands-down the best way to discover scuba diving in Melbourne.

Get the Local Experience

Get up close and personal with the marine life that Melbourne has to offer

Want the local love? Then join us for private guided dive trips, where the focus is all on you – from just $250!

Our private dive tours are catered to your experience level and what you’re wanting to see. So whether it’s Weedy Sea Dragons or the inside of 40m deep shipwrecks, Melbourne has so much amazing scuba diving for you to explore. In addition, Academy of Scuba has the best guide team around to show it to you. That means that we’ll show you some of the best spots, as well as taking you to some of the local hidden gems.

This is the best way to get away from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne city and enjoy the Mornington Peninsula with us.

  • Discover the diverse and beautiful marine life of Victoria
  • Personal itineraries catered to
  • Explore new dive sites
  • Build confidence with your diving

If you need to hire equipment, please click here to see pricing.

Please note that we are unable to transport gear from our shop to the dive location. If you have not dived in Victoria in the last 12 months, we will do an orientation dive with you on the first dive.

I scheduled a last minute trip to Melbourne from Texas and had just recently completed my Open Water certification so, this was my first dive out of training.

So I called Academy of Scuba and scheduled two dives with a private dive guide during my trip. They were more than helpful in explaining everything to me over the phone. I picked up my gear the day before my dive and met my dive guide, Madi.

The two boat dives went just as planned. I could not have asked for a better dive guide. I was nervous since this was my first dive in the ocean. Madi was great at calming my nerves and reassuring me all along the way. I felt very comfortable with her and would definitely recommend Academy of Scuba and Madi if you are looking for a private dive guide. Nothing but great things to say about the experience overall!!

Jess Farr

Jess Farr

What is there to see in Melbourne?

Victoria’s underwater world plays host to a huge variety of sea creatures and sites that are impressive, though not widely known. Local sightings include Weedy Seadragons, Blue Ring Octopus, Giant Smoothrays, Seahorses, Spider Crabs, Cuttlefish, over 150 species of nudibranchs, Seals and many more! Check out our gallery for more pictures.

In addition, Victoria is also home to 4 WW1 Submarines that are dived frequently, as well as over 100 wrecks and one of the most beautiful wall systems in Australia, the Lonsdale Wall. Moreover, the colours we have here truly eclipse the Great Barrier Reef, and the amazing animal migrations, such as the Spider Crab Migration in June / July make Melbourne one of the secret underwater wonders of the world. Perhaps you saw BBC’s Blue Planet II with Weedy Sea Dragons and Spider Crabs? Yes, that was filmed right here, in Port Phillip Bay!

Your mind will be blown when you see the amazing marine life that calls Melbourne waters home. Come diving with us and find out for yourself today!

Where Do We Dive?

The beauty of the private local guided tours is that you choose! Of course we are on hand to suggest some of the best spots depending on what life you want to see, or what type of diving you want to do. Just ask us!


Private Guided Dive – $250

Double Private Guided Dive – $350

Additional Night Dive + $100

Private Guided Boat Dives + $130 per dive*

* Please note that this gets you and your guide a spot on the boat. If you would like to charter the entire dive boat, please contact us for pricing. 


We highly recommend that you have access to a car for your dives as Academy of Scuba does not offer transportation currently.

Equipment Hire

Academy offers Equipment Hire for your guided dive. Please click here for pricing.

Local diving is amazing
Dive with amazing marine life on our guided dives