Welcome to Mudgee Dive & Travel.
The concept of Mudgee Dive and Travel began in 2005/6, when it was recognised that Mudgee and the Central Tablelands of NSW required a Scuba Diving Training Facility that provided a safe and well organised approach to diver education, ensuring divers are trained to the highest standards and skill levels according to those set by PADI and the official Australian Standards. At the same time Grant, a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, commenced teaching Marine Studies to senior students at Mudgee High School as part of the NSW Technology and Applied Studies KLA (Key Learning Area), as a subject within the TAS (Technology and Applied Studies) - Home Economics Faculty. Learning to Scuba Dive is an optional component of this course. With the strict and professional standards required, expected and delivered by NSW teachers, the need for quality, high standard diver training in the local area was amplified.
In 2006, we organised our first overseas trip as a conclusion to the Year 12 HSC year and a fulfilment of a promise to the inaugural class Marine Studies students. In January, 2007 a group of 19 ventured to Hideaway Island Vanuatu for a highly successful and ground breaking trip for divers and non divers in Mudgee.
Just prior to the Vanuatu trip, it was already deemed that the only way to meet the high standards one should expect in diver training, trip planning and organisation coupled with the importance of value for money and consistency, was to form our own organisation. In early 2007, Binnawie Pty Ltd and Mudgee Dive and Travel were officially established.
We pride ourselves on using the best, up to date and most reliable equipment available. All divers including training divers are supplied with dive computers. Additionally, we ensure all divers get exactly what they pay for. As well as friendly, knowledgeable and professional tuition, all divers on course receive the current PADI training manuals and materials, wall certificates and temporary cards.
All Certification Cards (permanent) arrive within 3 to 4 weeks after the completion of the PADI course. Whomever you learn to dive with, ensure you are getting what you paid for and that all PADI and Australian Standards are being met. Do not compromise your own health and safety when learning to dive or extending your diving knowledge and skills.