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Best Scuba Diving In Australia

Scuba Diving in AustraliaGiven it’s the largest organism in the world and among the most popular tourist destinations in Australia, it is little wonder that the Great Barrier Reef is also the premier diving location in the country. The greatest concentration of dive sites on the reef is to the north of Queensland, particularly in and around Cairns, the Whitsunday Islands and Port Douglas.

Given the huge expanse of the Great Barrier Reef, various options exist for scuba diving in Australia. For many, the most popular tours are those that go farther out into the ocean to visit wreck sites such as the SS Yongala, which lies in open water south of the reef. Like many dives on the Great Barrier Reef, it is possible to see a host of marine life here including turtles, rays, sea snakes and groupers.

Shorter dives are also possible from any of the region’s islands or from the inner sections of the reef. And for those that want to be out on the ocean for an extended period, it is also possible to take a scuba diving in Australia tour on a live-on boat over a series of days.

Other options for scuba diving in Australia include the Sunshine Coast off Mooloolaba and Noosa, where the HMAS Brisbane has been turned into a manmade reef. On the other side of Australia, the Ningaloo Reef is an untouched underwater paradise that sees far fewer visitors than its larger cousin. Those looking for something a bit more edgy can go cage diving and get up close and personal with great white sharks in South Australia.

Scuba Diving In Australia

New South Wales Scuba Diving

Pro Dive Manly

Australia’s No.1 provider of SCUBA training, pleasure diving & holidays offering ‘Introductory Dives’ & Snorkelling through to instructor training…

Let’s Go Diving Sydney

Enjoy a fantastic day’s scuba diving at one of Sydney’s great diving locations with our friendly instructor with over twenty years diving experience…

Deep 6 Diving Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay offers some of the most diversified scuba diving along the Australian east coast, regarded by many as the alternate dive site to the Great…

Pro Dive Lord Howe Island

Explore the most southern coral reef on earth. A unique mix of tropical and temperate ocean currents bring a diversity of corals, fish, large…

Howea Divers

Locally owned and operated Dive School. Let Lord Howe Island’s highest qualified and most experienced instructor introduce you to our amazing…

Queensland Scuba Diving

Tropical Cruise and Dive

Wheeler Reef – visibility and biodiversity. They travel forty-eight miles north-east from Townsville and the sea turns bright aquamarine; a shining…

Bell Scuba

Bell Scuba provides scuba diving training located on the beach front in Rockingham, only a 30 minute drive to the south of Perth, the capital of…

Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre

North Stradbroke Island, an hour from central Brisbane, is home to some of the best dive sites in South East Queensland. Manta Lodge and Scuba Centre…

H2O Sportz Dive and Snorkel Tours

P.A.D.I Five Star Dive Centre based on the marina at Hamilton Island offering you daily trips for diving and snorkelling around the Whitsunday…

Sunreef Scuba Diving Services

Wreck dive on the Destroyer HMAS Brisbane on their brand new custom built 37 foot Catamaran which is very spacious and easy to dive off. The latest…

Dive 1770

Dive 1770 is the original dive operator in the Town of 1770, offering day trips to nearby Southern Great Barrier Reef. Extended liveaboards are also…

Redcliffe Dive Centre

Redcliffe Dive Centre are the only PADI Five Star IDC (Instructor Development Course) dive centre north of the Brisbane City area. Scuba Diving…

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort 

At Lady Elliot Island, on the Great Barrier Reef, step off the beach and snorkel, swim or dive in an underwater world of brilliantly coloured species…

Haba Dive and Snorkel

Haba Dive and Snorkel operates daily scuba diving and snorkelling adventures out of Port Douglas taking a maximum of 50 passengers. They are NEAP…

Capricorn Reef Diving 

Capricorn Reef Diving is the largest dive operation in Central Queensland, and the PADI five star Dive Centre has a pleasant and friendly atmosphere…

Keppel Reef Scuba Adventures

Scuba Diving – dive courses, introductory or resort dives, daily dive trips. Provide diving service off Capricorn Reefseeker and to tourists staying…

Tusa Dive Charters 

If you are looking for a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef that visits remote outer reefs, takes only 28 passengers and allows you to travel in…

Cairns Dive Centre 

Cairns Dive Centre is one of the most respected dive companies in Australia and one of the largest five star certifying agencies in the World…

Pro Dive Cairns

Pro Dive is recognised world wide as a leader in all aspects of Scuba Diving education. They offer students a professional and safe learning…

Yongala Dive

Take the fastest trip to one of the best dive sites in Australia, the SS Yongala Wreck. In under 40 minutes, Yongala Dive will transport you to the…

Spirit of Freedom

Spirit of Freedom is a luxury cruiser offering a level of comfort to satisfy the most discerning dive traveller. With classic lines, white exterior…

Mike Ball Dive Expeditions 

Mike Ball Dive Expeditions are proud of their reputation for exceptional diving and extraordinary service. It is their attention to detail that’s…

Undersea Explorer

You’ve seen them on National Geographic – now join their voyage of discovery! Undersea Explorer is Australia’s most exciting live aboard scuba diving…

Adrenalin Dive 

Adrenalin Dive specialises in day trips to the wreck of the S.S. Yongala. The S.S. Yongala is a national historic site and lies within the beautiful…

South Australia Scuba Diving

Whyalla Eco Tours

Welcome to Whyalla, home of the Giant Cuttlefish. We offer everything from summer diving where the water temperature hovers around 26 degrees through…

Glenelg Scuba Diving Centre

Join the Glenelg Scuba Diving Centre’s experienced guides on a dive trip to find the elusive South Australian Leafy Sea Dragon or to explore the…

Adventureland Diving & Sports Service

Adventureland Diving and Sports Services operate diving tours in the waters surrounding Kangaroo Island for experienced or non experienced scuba…

Kangaroo Island Diving Safaris

Kangaroo Island Diving Safaris operate snorkelling, diving and fishing day and extended tours in the north coast waters off Kangaroo Island. Learn to…

Dolphin Diving

Dolphin Diving specializes in scuba diving and included in this is taking divers out to the HMAS Hobart. As well as commercial tours we also take…

Underwater Sports Diving Centre

Underwater Sports Diving Centre is the world’s leading dive operator to the ex-HMAS Hobart artificial reef and Rapid Bay Leafy Seadragons. Our fast…

Northern Territory Scuba Diving

Darwin Dive Centre

Darwin Dive Centre offer SCUBA Diving in Darwin Harbour, from comfortable boats with quality equipment and professional, friendly staff. World War II…

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