About Us

Where it all started

Welcome to Scubabo

Welcome to Scubabo Cairns! We are a marine tourism business that runs programs on the Great Barrier Reef and at the volcanic crater lakes in the tropical rainforest. We run underwater photography diving  internships, we offer photographic services (above and below water) and we run a freediving school that offers courses, training sessions and freediving tours.

Our freediving school runs courses locally at our facility in Cairns and also up at a crater lake in the tablelands surrounded by lush tropical rainforest.
Our photography business runs an internship program for scuba diving and freediving on the Great Barrier Reef! We also offer various photographic services to businesses and the general public.

Scubabo has since grown organically, offering photographic divemaster and instructor internships, creating ambassadors for our oceans and igniting a love for everything photography and underwater.

Our underwater photography internship program has been running successfully for over 7 years, upskilling young divers and photographers and carving paths for those wanting to start their careers in the marine industry.


The Aquatic World

Our passion for the marine industry led to the opening of a Scubabo site in Victoria, Australia, in 2018, which focuses on diving, snorkeling, research and development. We also started a Freediving community in Cairns, Australia, offering SSI certifications within our Freedive School. Our freediving courses and exploratory tours allow us to tour epic locations in Far North Queensland, such as the Great Barrier Reef and old volcanic crater lakes in the Atherton Tablelands. Our instructors, who have been in the marine industry for over 20 years, are knowledgeable and passionate about showing our students the magic of the aquatic world. 

Patrick’s photography skills have grown beyond underwater photography, as he now conducts a wide range of photo shoots for events, corporate companies, boudoir and product shoots. He has also created videos for international fashion shows and loves traveling to remote locations to capture the natural world in all its wonder. 

At Scubabo, we pride ourselves on being a holistic-based company, creating a welcoming and safe space for all our employees and students. We focus on well-being, work-life balance, and maintaining a positive environment while learning and upskilling every person affiliated with Scubabo. Our passion for our planet’s oceans and conservation runs deep, and we are dedicated to sharing this passion with others through our work in photography and diving. 

Feeling Creative?


Unlock your potential as an underwater photographer with our diving internship program! Designed for those who already hold an open water certification, our program teaches you everything you need to know to become a professional underwater photographer.

But that’s not all – we also teach you the ins and outs of diving, so that you can acquire your dive master certification and take your skills to the next level. Don’t miss this opportunity to dive deep and explore the beauty of the underwater world while developing valuable photography and diving skills! 

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