Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Australia

Ready to check out the best sites in Australia for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 100 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Australia to suit your needs.
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Exmouth Navy Pier

#1 - Exmouth Navy Pier

Australia, Western Australia, Pacific

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From the Exmouth Visitor's Center web site (link below) :<br>THE NAVY PIER RE-OPENS FOR DIVING<br>News Date: 1/07/2007<br>Closed since the 31st July 2006, the Navy Pier will be re opening for diving in July 2007. After a lengthy tender process, the Navy Pier, which is one of Australia's BEST TEN SHORE DIVES, will re open for certified divers. The successful tender was won by Ningaloo Reef Dreaming. To take a dive on this magnificent site please contact the Exmouth Visitor Centre for more information. <br><br>A dive on the pier, as described by Ningaloo Reef Dreaming:<br>After we pick up all the customers we will drive to our warehouse and meet at the briefing room. Here we will meet and greet and have coffee and tea and cookies! Yes, paperwork needs to be done, and then the Exmouth Navy Pier briefing. Once everyone knows what to do, with who and where and also what not to do and everything is clear, it is time to set up dive gear, including a safety sausage and compass for every diver. Time to drive to the Naval commander office for the key and correct passes, we are nearly there where we want to be, the water! A short site briefing, wetsuits on, kit up, buddy checks done and there we go! Unbelievable! The first thing we see is a large school of Barracuda, to the other side we see Batfish, large Cods and also a large school of Giant Trevally is swimming by. Well that is a start! We keep descending following one of the pylons of the Pier and we are surprised by all the coral we see, just fantastic. Coral trout, Snapper, Cods, Lion fish, you name it, we have seen them all. Then suddenly coming from behind one of the pylons appears a Queensland Groper, bigger than I am! Resting on a piece of the Pier structure is a Wobbegong Shark, just under the main Pier structure. We are heading South and challenge our buoyancy in between the pylons and Pier structure and on our way we welcome more coral with lots of Nudi Branches in all different colours, waving to us, fantastic macro opportunities-- this is a photographer's dream! White tip reef Sharks, Frog fish(es), and the Tawny Nurse Shark! There, an octopus is changing its colour and if we look up, all we can see are schooling fish. Time to go up and whilst we stay on the 5 meter mark we are surrounded by Trevally until we reach the surface. This was just unbelievable, now we know why the Exmouth navy Pier is rated amongst the top 10 shore dive sites in the world!!!! Warm Regards, Jeroen de Vries, Ningaloo Reef Dreaming (see link below) The NorthWest Cape covers a huge area with the Ningaloo reef stretching 260 km from slightly north of Exmouth to Amherst Point, south of Coral Bay. Exmouth is a small town of approximately 2500 people and is situated 1270 km north of Perth.
Bawley point, NSW

#2 - Bawley point, NSW

Australia, Queensland, Pacific

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Lat: S 35.48536 Long: E 150.33902 The gantry at Bawley Point is a popular fishing and diving spot easily accessible by car. Many dive stores do their training there. It is also a historical site with remains of an old lumber shipping facility.
Barolin Rocks at Innes Park

#3 - Barolin Rocks at Innes Park

Australia, Queensland, Pacific

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Barolin Rocks at Innes Park is a 5.0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Australia, Queensland, Pacific which is accessible from shore based on 1 ratings.
Navy Pier

#4 - Navy Pier

Australia, WA, Exmouth and Ningaloo

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North of Exmouth (Western side of the cape), on Commonwealth Land (Naval Waters)and makes up part of the Murat Sanctuary zone. Navy Pier is also known as Point Murat Navy Pier.
The Leap

#5 - The Leap

Australia, NSW, Sydney

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This is for experienced divers. Dive this site on the incoming tide. You have to leap off a rock into the water, but this is not the problem... If you choose to return to the entry point and NOT dive all the way round to the Steps site then you will have to exit after your dive at the same rock, which can be a problem if you dive to late on the tide and it goes out while you are submerged. Alternatively, you can exit from The Steps, only 100 meters away - as the crow flies, some 400 meters diving wise - from The Leap. Kurnell National Park. The dive site is located after about 2 kilometres after entering the national park. You should see a small informal parking area on the right side of the road as you head up a significant hill. This is after you pass the Steps Site on the left. You will see newly painted car spaces and a Zebra pedestrian crossing painted on the raod surface as well. Its on the cleft of a corner so care needs to be taken when leaving the area and backing away from the car park. Once parked, cross the road using the zebra crossing and follow the small tack out to the east heading to the coastal shoreline. You should find a cliff walk, denoted by the stairs now made available that fishermen use down the side of the cliff face. Use this to access the site. It's not too difficult a walk. I have taken many novice divers down here. Some tollerance to heights is required though. At the base of the cliff walk you will need to be careful of black - dark green slime, which looks dry but isn't on the rocks as it is very slippery. Walk to cliff edge and perform all buddy checks. Then do a giant stride into the ocean. You need to decide before hand whether you are diving from the Leap to the Steps, or whether you are just going to dive the Leap area and come back to you start point. If you wish to take this second option, you will need to start you dive an hour BEFORE the top of the tide. This way there will be plenty of high tide to lift you up onto the rock when you wish to get out at the end of an hours dive - make it 1:30 hour before the top of the tide. If your diving from the Leap to the Steps, then you plan to do this dive 2 hours before the top of the tide, so as to gain maximum benefit of the tidal 'push' into the bay. This way you don't have to swim much at all. Firstly, descend and then head east to great wall which drops down to the sand at 22-24 meters. Once here, turn left and head back into the bay - North west depending on air consumption, you may need to come up from the bottom and stay at 15 meters to help use less as you dive around the coast. Or you may have to completely cut the corner and rise up to 6-7 meters and come into the shallows to get all the way round the corner and make it to the Steps exit. You'll know you are back at the Steps when you are on the sandy reef line when your depth reaches 8 meters. The first few times you may need to surface first to find out where you are in relation to the Steps Exit area. This is typically where the fisho's hang out at the Steps site.
SS Woniora

#6 - SS Woniora

Australia, NSW, Sydney

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The SS Woniora was a collier. It sunk 28 October 1882. Vessel size: 42m long x 6m wide, displacement: 226 tons. It's a deep wreck, ONLY for very experienced diver! The wreck is located at the centre of the entrance to Botany Bay.
Cottage by the Sea

#7 - Cottage by the Sea

Australia, Victoria, Pacific

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One of Melbourne most well known and best shore dive location. Abundance of fish life including cuttle fish, crays, sea dragons, etc. Best dived on high tide, with no wind or Northerlies as surface conditions remain calm. The dive site opens up towards the main "heads" of Port Phillip Bay and is often exposed to ocean swell. On a good day it is an awesome dive with significant cliff faces, bommies and rock formations down to a depth of about 8-9 metres. It can get a little busy during summer. Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria. From Melbourne, head to Geelong and then onto Queenscliff on the Bellarine Peninsula. The dive site is not sign posted however it has become known due to the Orphanage on the main road into Queencliff called "Cottage by the Sea". Parking is good, and only a short 150m stroll over the sand dunes is required to enter the water.
Hoffman's Rock at Bargara

#8 - Hoffman's Rock at Bargara

Australia, Queensland, Pacific

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SS Undola

#9 - SS Undola

Australia, NSW, Sydney

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SS Undola was a small coastal steamer, sunk december 20th, 1919. It lies upright on the bottom, with its bow facing to NE. The wreck lies 2.5 km off Garie Beach in the southern end of the Royal National Park.
Swan River

#10 - Swan River

Australia, WA, Perth

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Good crab dive location. Also good for prawns at night. Most Prawns can be found at about 10m. Descend to about 10m then follow the depth contour to the right. This will take you infront of the boat pens, so be careful of boat traffic (there is very little at night) To return ascend 2 or 3 metres to avoid your silt trail, then reverse direction. In winter the first 5m or so may have almost zero vis, especially after rain. Below 5m you will enter salt water and the vis suddenly improves, and the water temperature increases. Sometimes you can see an abrupt transition between the fresh water above and salt below. This site is not effected by tide currents. There is a set of steps down to the water just to the West of the jetty. Swan River is also known as Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club Boat Shed.
Murphy's Reef

#11 - Murphy's Reef

Australia, QLD, Southern Queensland, Sunshine Coast

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One of the best dive site of the area. Approx 5 miles W of Mooloolaba.
North Mole Barge (Gareenup Wreck)

#12 - North Mole Barge (Gareenup Wreck)

Australia, Western Australia, Pacific

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The North Mole Barge is one of Perth's most accessible shore wrecks of some historic significance. Often referred to as the 'Gareenup Wreck', when in actual fact the wreck still remains unidentified. The wreck is of the construction of a steel hopper barge and due to having a boiler on site it likely had steam driven machinery or propulsion. The wreck is likely a dredge that would have worked the Swan River and Fremantle Port, but it is unknown when it was likely to have been sunk. Thought to have originally been destined for the Rottnest deep water graveyard it fell well short of its destination and was originally sunk 200 metres from its present day location. In 1988 due to expansion of the Fremantle port and with its popularity with local divers, the sunken barge was raised and finally laid to rest 180 metres north from the northern harbour sea wall. https://www.divingwawrecks.com/north-mole-barge
Mettams Pool

#13 - Mettams Pool

Australia, WA, Perth

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This pool is a great place for family, first time snorkelled or for introducing children to snorkelling. There is also an access for the disabled. in line with LYNN St in TRIGG. It is between trigg point and north beach shops (30 minutes of Perth city). Mettams Pool is also known as Mettams.
Catalina #1

#14 - Catalina #1

Australia, NT, Darwin

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One of the 5 PBY Catalina flying boats from WWII. Deep in Darwin Harbour.
Sponge Gardens

#15 - Sponge Gardens

Australia, WA, Exmouth and Ningaloo

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the Sponge Garden Drift dive is a must do for the experienced diver. A majestic drift over a diverse collection of large sponges, gorgonians, and sea whips is an excellent way to experience the sea bed devoid of rock structures and coral bombies. The enormity and colours of the sponges and corals in this garden are impressive in their elegance. At the entrance to the Exmouth Gulf, east of the Navy Pier,
Point Cartwright

#16 - Point Cartwright

Australia, QLD, Southern Queensland, Sunshine Coast

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Poor condictions but great for beginers of with the kids snorkling. Only if there is no surf!! Drive up to Kawana pocket then just go anywhere off the rocks.
Yaroomba reef

#17 - Yaroomba reef

Australia, QLD, Southern Queensland, Sunshine Coast

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dont go out if big waves r breaking because rouge wave will get on the dry roks Head from Maroochydore towards Coolum on the coast road, after you pass Mt Coolum look out for the suburb of Yaroomba (has a sign). Swimm out from yaroomba beach just out past were waves r breaking.
diamond island kelp forests

#18 - diamond island kelp forests

Australia, TAS, East coast, Bicheno

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this is an excelent dive site countless amount of abolone excelent kelp forests and magnificent visuability. the island at the northen end of red bill beach bicheno walk along beach from main eneterance(note this dive spot is only accesable in low tide)
HMAS Canberra

#19 - HMAS Canberra

Australia, VIC, Melbourne

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This is a nice dive for divers between 16m to 33m so it can be accessed by all level divers. (staying within their level of cert) This site is affected by currents and can be quite demanding at times, vis is also affected by surging currents and may vary from 1m to about 20m. for those suitably certified if you swim to the funnels you can drop down the funnels and you end up in the engine room. Also if you make your way to the galley on the mid deck towards the bow there is a mural painted on one of the walls which makes for a good photo. At this stage there is very little silting but I do believe this may not be the case within years to come, so you must asses this site to your own experience and cert level to determine how you will plan your dive. This site is approx 2km offshore between Barwon heads and Ocean grove and is accessible only from a boat. This site has limited access and is accessible via a commercial dive charter (Dive Victoria is a good option) Alternatively if you are using your own boat you must book a window (2hrs) for a mooring via parks Victoria.There are good moorings fixed to the bottom and they are well maintained. HMAS Canberra is also known as FFG-02 Ex HMAS Canberra.
HMAS J5 Submarine

#20 - HMAS J5 Submarine

Australia, VIC, Melbourne

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"HMAS J5 was formerly HMS J5 [1], a First World War J class submarine built for the Royal Navy by HM Dockyard at Devonport in Plymouth. The J's were three-screw diesel electric submarines of some 1,800 tons armed with 6 torpedo tubes, two of these in the beam position, and a 4-inch gun. They were built to have a fast surfaced speed; in practice nearly 20 knots. J5 was launched on 9 September 1915 and commissioned on 6 May 1916. She and the other J's were members of the 11th Submarine Flotilla. She served in the North Sea chiefly in operations against German destroyers and U-boats, most of encounters were with the latter. Although engaging several times with enemies the closest she got to sinking the enemy was striking U-86 with a torpedo which fortunately for them did not explode. After the war, she was transferred along with other members of her class to Australia on 25 March 1919. There she operated out of Geelong in Victoria until paid off on 12 July 1922 as a cost-saving exercise. She was sold on 26 February 1924 and after stripping she and J1 and J2 were sunk in deep water outside Port Phillip Bay on 4 June 1926." Source: Wikipedia.org Port Phillip Bay HMAS J5 Submarine is also known as 36m Submarine J5, The yellow sub, 35m Submarine.
HMAS J4 Submarine

#21 - HMAS J4 Submarine

Australia, VIC, Melbourne

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"HMAS J4 was a J class submarine built by HM Dockyard at Pembroke in Wales and launched on 2 February 1916, was transferred to Australia on 25 March 1919 and operated out of Geelong in Victoria, paid off on 12 July 1922, was sold on 26 February 1924 but sank at her moorings at Williamstown on 10 July 1924, was raised and scuttled off Port Phillip in 1927" Source: Wikipedia.org J4 submarine is the shallowest of the subs located outside Port Phillip Bay. The wreck is broken in half. Port Phillip bay HMAS J4 Submarine is also known as Shallow submarine, 26m Submarine.
Lonsdale Reef

#22 - Lonsdale Reef

Australia, VIC, Melbourne

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Many wrecks. Only dive at slack tide Located on the Lonsdale side of Port Phillip Heads Lonsdale Reef is also known as Longsdale Reef.
Lonsdale Wall

#23 - Lonsdale Wall

Australia, VIC, Melbourne

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The top of the wall starts at 13 metres deep and drops of to 90 metres in some parts. This is a slack water dive. 20 Min from Queenscliff. Wall must be dived on slack water. Drift on top of wall when tides are running
HMAS J3 Submarine

#24 - HMAS J3 Submarine

Australia, VIC, Melbourne

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"HMAS J3 formerly HMS J3 was a J class submarine built for the Royal Navy by HM Dockyard at Pembroke in Wales and launched on 4 December 1915, was transferred to Australia on 25 March 1919 and operated out of Geelong in Victoria, paid off on 12 July 1922, was sold in April 1924 and sunk in 1926" Source: Wikipedia.org Near Swan Island HMAS J3 Submarine is also known as Swan Island Submarine.
The monuments

#25 - The monuments

Australia, NSW, Sydney

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You should find many divers here on weekends. seek out their knowledge prior to diving. Drive into the Botany Bay National Park and take the turn into the Visitor's car park (0.8 Km from park entrance). Pass the visitor's Centre and follow the road round (200meters) to the final car park on the left before you rejoin the main road. Turn into this car park. Covered picnic areas are easily visible from the road along with large grassed areas (hectares in size) so you'll know that you are in the right area. You access the dives site by walking towards the waters edge to the north. This is easiest done by following the natural boundary of the grassed areas and the National park's great bush area to the east towards the shoreline. You will soon see the trail in the above photo leading to the shoreline and yes there are some steps here to facilitate access to the water. However, these are very old and I would not use them to get down the small cliff (1meter high). You can find alternative access nearby. The shoreline is exposed on days with big surf so be careful picking days when you dive here. Also, check the tides as the tidal currents are strong. Aim at diving at high tide. You should see hundreds of Sea dragons at this site, mainly near to the kelp and sand areas. They can be difficult to see and it is best if you slow the dive right down and wait for them to move about. Good dive.
Camp Cove

#26 - Camp Cove

Australia, NSW, Sydney

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Camp Cove is a very accessible dive. During hight tide the visablity is great. During Change of tides the slit bottom causes the vis to drop. Southern shore of Sydney Harbour.
SS Macleay Wreck

#27 - SS Macleay Wreck

Australia, NSW, Nelson Bay

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Off Little Island
SS Oakland Wreck

#28 - SS Oakland Wreck

Australia, NSW, Nelson Bay

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North of Cabbage Tree Island
Halifax Park

#29 - Halifax Park

Australia, NSW, Nelson Bay

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This is probably the best shore dive of the NSW. During summer, the dive site is very crowded. The marine life is incredible here. The best is probably the huge amount of sea slugs! A must for macro-photographers. West side of Halifax Park at Nelson Bay; at the end of Nelson Head.
Big Seal Rock - The Wall

#30 - Big Seal Rock - The Wall

Australia, NSW, Seal Rocks

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Great wall dive. Soft corals on the wall and nice coral garden. East of the Big Rock
Rye Pier

#31 - Rye Pier

Australia, VIC, Melbourne

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During summer months this pier can have dozens of fishermen - stay below the pier to avoid being hooked. Rye, Mornington Peninsula Enter by jumping from lower landing on eastern side of pier. Exit via ladder at end of landing.
SS Courier

#32 - SS Courier

Australia, VIC, Melbourne

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SS Courier is a 800 tons steel steamer vessel scuttled in 1928. north-east of the Ships' Graveyard
Nepean Bay

#33 - Nepean Bay

Australia, VIC, Melbourne

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Nepean Bay is part of the Harold Holt Marine Reserve: it is a look and don't touch zone! Nepean bay is closest to the end of Point Nepean tip. IMPORTANT: Shore entry is prohibited due to Military installations. Point Nepean is a restricted area: don't land on the beach !
Portsea Pier

#34 - Portsea Pier

Australia, VIC, Melbourne

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Classic dive site for anyone to practice skills. The bottom is mostly sandy and the pylons are covered in colorful sponges.. Portsea, at the end of Mornington Peninsula; Port Phillip Bay.
Drum and Drumsticks

#35 - Drum and Drumsticks

Australia, NSW, Jervis Bay

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rocky reef 4 nautical miles north from JB entrance. Drum and Drumsticks is also known as Near dives: Wanderer wreck, Echo Point Gutters, Drum Cave, The Gap.
Slot Cave

#36 - Slot Cave

Australia, NSW, Jervis Bay

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Nice 'cave'. Entrance is approx 16-18 m deep. Northern side of the bay, Next to The Docks.
Point Perpendicular

#37 - Point Perpendicular

Australia, NSW, Jervis Bay

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grey nurse sharks Northern entrance to Jervis Bay
Green Island

#38 - Green Island

Australia, WA, Perth, Rottnest

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Southern side of Rottnest Island. Approx 40 minutes by boat from Fremantle; and 15 minutes by boat from Rottnest.
Lotties Lagoon

#39 - Lotties Lagoon

Australia, WA, Exmouth and Ningaloo

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Lotties's Lagoon consisted of a sandy bottom with various coral pillars and bommie's scattered around.
Julian Rocks - Hugos Trench

#40 - Julian Rocks - Hugos Trench

Australia, NSW, Byron Bay

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According to a story from the Bundjalung people, a jealous husband threw his spear at the canoe of his wife and her lover. The canoe broke in two and sank to the bottom of the ocean. Only the back and the front of the boat stuck out of the water. Lots of Wobygongs & Grey Nurse sharks. Julian Rocks is a pair of small islands, surrounded by marine reserve 2.5 kilometers offshore from Byron Bay. Hugos Trench is on the Southern End of Julian Rocks.
Manta Ray Bommie

#41 - Manta Ray Bommie

Australia, QLD, Southern Queensland, Brisbane

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Awesome during the Manta season from late Nov/Dec through to April approx. So many huge Mantas it's unreal! Either from Manly Harbour or from North Stradbroke Island depending on the dive company you travel with. Short trip from Straddie, or longer trip from the mainland of course.
The Steps

#42 - The Steps

Australia, NSW, Sydney

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Weedy sea dragons, giant cuttlefish, blue groper, eagle rays, octopus, moray eel, lion fish, Port Jackson shark, sea pen, numb ray, nudibranch, yellowtail, cat fish. The Steps is located in the Kurnell Botany Bay National Park. It costs $7.00 for a day-pass to enter the national park.
Lady Elizabeth Wreck

#43 - Lady Elizabeth Wreck

Australia, WA, Perth, Rottnest

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Wooden barque 658 tons. From Fremantle for Shanghai, one life lost. Wreck lies on a sandy bottom in Bickley Bay with the bow wedged into a reef in about ten metres with a portion of her hull and ribs exposed. Some artefacts remain. Just west of Dyer Island
Shag Rock

#44 - Shag Rock

Australia, QLD, Southern Queensland, Brisbane

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Wobbiegong Sharks, turtles, octopus, tropical fish, sea slugs etc. White rocks just off the northern tip of Point Lookout.
 South-West Wall - Gold Coast Seaway

#45 - South-West Wall - Gold Coast Seaway

Australia, QLD, Southern Queensland, Gold Coast

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Muck dive area with interesting sea life. The Split, near the marine stadium.
Julain Rocks - Cod Hole

#46 - Julain Rocks - Cod Hole

Australia, NSW, Byron Bay

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North-eastern corner of Julian rocks.
Julian Rocks - The Cray Cave

#47 - Julian Rocks - The Cray Cave

Australia, NSW, Byron Bay

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The Cray Cave is located on the exposed south-east end of Julian Rocks.
Blairgowrie Pier

#48 - Blairgowrie Pier

Australia, VIC, Melbourne

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Lot of sponges on the pylons. Blairgowrie, South of Port Philip's bay. There is a ladder in the middle of the pier.
Catch Bag Reef

#49 - Catch Bag Reef

Australia, VIC, Melbourne

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Drift dive along a kelp forest and broken sandstone reef. Schools of large yellow tail kingfish during summer. Drift between Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff.
HMAS J2 Submarine

#50 - HMAS J2 Submarine

Australia, VIC, Melbourne

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130 Foot Sub scuttled by explosives June 1st, 1926. Approx three miles off Barwon Heads HMAS J2 Submarine is also known as J2 Sub.
Foggy Reef

#51 - Foggy Reef

Australia, VIC, Melbourne

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Bottom: chasms, ledges and caves with kelp on top. Just east of Point Lonsdale.
Fairlight

#52 - Fairlight

Australia, NSW, Sydney

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Park in Fairlight Crescent
TSS Currajong

#53 - TSS Currajong

Australia, NSW, Sydney

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Right under the Manly ferry route, so can only be dived outside of ferry running hours. TSS Currajong is also known as SS Currajong.
Flat Rock

#54 - Flat Rock

Australia, QLD, Southern Queensland, Brisbane

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Many different sites around Flat Rock & Little Flat Rock, usually catering for most experience levels. Either from Manly Harbour, or from North Stradbroke Island, depending on the dive company you travel with. About 10 mins from Straddie or longer from the mainland.
Boat Rock

#55 - Boat Rock

Australia, QLD, Southern Queensland, Brisbane

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Cruise along a huge wall, before you arrive at the end. Wait there for a bit to watch the Eagle Rays come in and just hover out off the wall a bit in the open. Awesome dive, but careful against the current back to the mooring line Either from Manley Harbour or from Nth Stradbroke Island. Short boat trip from Straddie or longer from mainland.
The Arch Moon Island

#56 - The Arch Moon Island

Australia, NSW, Swansea

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The Arch dive starts at The Arch - a large natural rock arch big enough for 5 divers to swim through together. It lies at the eastern end of a long low bommie; the dive then follows a circuit passed a more vertical bommie with steep walls covered in growth and a good spot for nudibranchs. Divers continue to meet up with parts of Moon Island's southern wall and a series of caves - the first being the In/Out Cave - go in one side of a rock collapse and out the other, the next cave is hidden behind some large boulders (the Secret Cave). Divers then cross an area of kelp (look out for weedy seadragons) before reaching #3 Cave - the second biggest cave around Moon Island. After leaving #3 the Moon Island wall drops to just a rock platform; swim over this and find the fissure - drop into that and pass through the Squeezy (a narrow swim-through). The dive is completed swimming passed Dog's Head Rock and around the point at the end of this section of the rocky reef coming from Moon Island before crossing the pebbly gutter to return to The Arch and the boat. Boat dive access from Swansea Channel. Grey Nurse Charters run regular trips to Moon Island and The Arch is one of the most popular sites. The Arch Moon Island is also known as The Arch.
Snapper Point

#57 - Snapper Point

Australia, NSW, Ulladulla

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Kioloa, just south of Bawley Point.
The Gantry

#58 - The Gantry

Australia, NSW, Ulladulla

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Cuttlefish, occy's, nudibranches, squid etc. An easy and nice dive. Travel to Bawley Point; then try to find Tingira Drive. See the map for details.
Fishermans Bay

#59 - Fishermans Bay

Australia, NSW, Nelson Bay

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This site is a bit of a labarynth with several small islands dotting the bay, the site is shallow in most parts. There is an huge old anchor in the gutters out amongst the furthest islands. Not sure if this is part of a scattered larger wreck or just a random peice. Small car park (free) at the top of a concrete access road within 50m of the sandy waters edge. This bay is protected and calm in all weather conditions.
Fremantle North mole

#60 - Fremantle North mole

Australia, WA, Freemantle

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Very nice sponge life, look under the ledges for schooling bullseye, squid, octopuses, eels, boxfish and of course the elusive western blue devil are all highlights of this dive. very enjoyable dive and best in the evening around 4 o'clock in the summer. Good for crayfishing. To access follow the signs to the north mole (along north mole drive) you will get to the mole and simply drive to the end and park (hide you wallet because theives have been known) once geared up you will need to climb down the rocks ( super dodgy!!) and giant stride into the water. Follow the mole on the south side for as long as you like, keep the mole on your left, explore all the little nooks and crannies for critters, lionfish and western blue devils have been sighted at this spot before, also there are plenty of crayfish(make shure its in season and you have a license, hefty fines apply) be carefull not to stray into the channel because it is a controlled area! Fremantle North mole is also known as north mole.
Leather Jacket Alley

#61 - Leather Jacket Alley

Australia, SA, Adelaide

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Leather Jacket Alley is similar to Broken Bottom. Apparently there are naturally formed gutters, but visually is similar to other SA sites. There are a number of different types of fish that come here however, including the Leather Jacket the site is named for.
Bushrangers Bay

#62 - Bushrangers Bay

Australia, NSW, Shellharbour

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Short walk down some stairs from the car park. Roughly 10 meters of rocky beach to the water. Sandy bottom once in a few meters
The Dredge

#63 - The Dredge

Australia, SA, Adelaide

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This site is generally known just as "The Dredge". It's the sister ship to "The Barge" which is sunk nearby and is an easy swim (star droppers show the way). This is probably one of the best wrecks available to OW divers in SA. The deck is about 14m, and the sea floor is 20m making is a easy dive. There is typically a few schools of fish swimming over the wreck, plus crabs, cuttlefish and other creatures hiding under the hull. The Dredge is also known as The South Australian 'The Dredge'.
Fortesque Bay Kelp Forest

#64 - Fortesque Bay Kelp Forest

Australia, TAS, South-east, Hobart

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Fortesque Bay Kelp Forest is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Australia, TAS, South-east, Hobart which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Penguin Island

#65 - Penguin Island

Australia, WA, Rockingham

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Shallow waters off the coast make snorkelling easy. Area is sheltered by the island, reducing (or eliminating waves). Very large shallow area, suitable for beginners in snorkelling. The eastern (sheltered) side of Penguin Island (the same side as the boat jetty).
Manta arch

#66 - Manta arch

Australia, NSW, Coffs Harbour

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Manta Arch is the home of the endangered Grey Nurse Shark. Mostly seen in large nubers in Winter months. The feature of the site is a rock archway over the top of a gutter, and ideal location for the Sharks to hide from current and surge. Depth of mooring is 21 mtrs and gradually slopes away to 32 mtrs. Deep rocky gutters provide a ideal home for Anemone fish to Jawfish and nudibranchs, mixing with schools of southern fish as well as the Grey Nurse Shark Split solitary island Manta arch is also known as Coffs harbour, Split solitary island.
Barren's Hut

#67 - Barren's Hut

Australia, NSW, Sydney

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Only a few hundred metres off Royal National Park on the southern outskirts of the city of Sydney
Glory Hole

#68 - Glory Hole

Australia, TAS, North-west

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Either Boat from the Sisters Beach Boat Ramp Shore access only at high tide 300m Swim from the point Glory Hole is also known as Cave Point.
Tangalooma Wrecks

#69 - Tangalooma Wrecks

Australia, QLD, Southern Queensland, Moreton Island

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Tangalooma Wrecks is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Australia, QLD, Southern Queensland, Moreton Island which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
The Arch

#70 - The Arch

Australia, NSW, Shellharbour

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The Arch is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Australia, NSW, Shellharbour which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Lobster Pot

#71 - Lobster Pot

Australia, NSW, Forster Tuncurry

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Forster
The Gravel Loader

#72 - The Gravel Loader

Australia, NSW, Shellharbour

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The Gravel Loader is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Australia, NSW, Shellharbour which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
The Seals

#73 - The Seals

Australia, NSW, Montague Island

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The most popular dive site at Montague Island. Accessible all year round as it is well protected from prevailing wind and sea conditions. Interact with the friendly seals as they twist and turn to the delight of divers of all skill levels. Don't dive here without a camera. Kelp beds cover large rocky areas with a full range of fish species available. Access via private boat or Local Charter Boats
The Gutter

#74 - The Gutter

Australia, NSW, Shellharbour

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This is a nice multi level dive with a sponge garden approximately 20 - 30 mters off shore
Latitude Reef

#75 - Latitude Reef

Australia, NSW, Forster Tuncurry

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Latitude Reef is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Australia, NSW, Forster Tuncurry which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Edith Breakers

#76 - Edith Breakers

Australia, NSW, Seal Rocks

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Excellent dive with the occasional grey nurse, and with the greatest number of bright and colour fish i have ever seen outside of a tropical region.
Mystery Bay

#77 - Mystery Bay

Australia, NSW

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Entry at the southern car park at the boat ramp, head north from the ramp approx 30 metres across the sand to the bombies. Resident large common black ray can be seen cruising the bombies. Large kelp beds, gorgonian fans, variety of nudibranchs, crustaceans and a variety of fish life. Shore Dive
Wangi Wangi Falls Litchfield National Park

#78 - Wangi Wangi Falls Litchfield National Park

Australia, NT

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Litchfield
Piccanninie Ponds

#79 - Piccanninie Ponds

Australia, SA, Mount Gambier

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Been many years since I had dived here, but you may still need a permit to snorkel and it probably still is rated as a Cave Dive and will require a Cave certification to dive this site.
Rotomahana Wreck

#80 - Rotomahana Wreck

Australia, VIC, Melbourne

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Rotomahana Wreck is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Australia, VIC, Melbourne which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Franklin Point

#81 - Franklin Point

Australia, VIC, Melbourne

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Franklin Point is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Australia, VIC, Melbourne which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Mataranka Springs

#82 - Mataranka Springs

Australia, NT

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Freshwater spring with excellent vizibility. water temp is 37.2cel year round
Kiama blowhole

#83 - Kiama blowhole

Australia, NSW, Shellharbour

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Kiama blowhole is also known as Afghan Reef.
Bare Island

#84 - Bare Island

Australia, NSW, Sydney

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Perfect dive site for for either day or night diving, in almost all weather! The western side (right-hand side as you enter the island) is the most sheltered part, and is diveable virtually at any time. Visibility can be very poor, it has good macro life, with seahorses. It can be crowded with scuba divers, particularly on weekends. The eastern-side is more exposed. You can circle the whole island if you have a large tank and/or you are good at air. There is a wall with lots of interesting sponges, nudibranches and other sea life about 100m to the south. You can dive from the shore if you are good at air, but it's best to dive from a boat. Attempt the dive at the south wall only at high tide, there are very strong tidal currents there. Bare Island is on the N side of Botany Bay. You can dive all around the island!
Cook Island

#85 - Cook Island

Australia, NSW, Tweed Heads

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In front of Fingal Head.
Tweed River

#86 - Tweed River

Australia, NSW, Tweed Heads

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Dive at slack high tide for a better visability. If there has been alot of rain the visability drops alot Tweed Heads. Tweed River is also known as The river.
The Church

#87 - The Church

Australia, NSW, Shellharbour

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The Church is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Australia, NSW, Shellharbour which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
HMAS Cerebrus Wreck

#88 - HMAS Cerebrus Wreck

Australia, VIC, Melbourne

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HMAS Cerebrus Wreck is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Australia, VIC, Melbourne which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Flat Rock

#89 - Flat Rock

Australia, VIC

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Flat Rock is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Australia, VIC which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Ewans Ponds

#90 - Ewans Ponds

Australia, SA, Mount Gambier

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Ewans Ponds is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Australia, SA, Mount Gambier which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
St Kilda Pier

#91 - St Kilda Pier

Australia, VIC, Melbourne

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St Kilda Pier is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Australia, VIC, Melbourne which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Frankston Pier

#92 - Frankston Pier

Australia, VIC, Melbourne

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Frankston Pier is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Australia, VIC, Melbourne which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Coral Bay

#93 - Coral Bay

Australia, WA, Exmouth and Ningaloo

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Coral Bay is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Australia, WA, Exmouth and Ningaloo which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Titan Crane

#94 - Titan Crane

Australia, NSW, North Haven

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The Titan was the largest working crane in southern Australia. When being transported up the coast she turned upside down and eventually sunk off Point Perpendicular. Now Lying on it's side upside down in 40m of water it is getting covered with soft sponges and corals. Large jewelfish, kingfish and giant cuttlefish are seen there. Access by Boat only.
Leah Lumps

#95 - Leah Lumps

Australia, NSW, North Haven

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Set off two bonniey side by side, comming out off 42m up to 30. With vertical sides lots off narrow gutters to atract all type off fish life. Top off rocks coved in corals and fish life. Boat dive
Frankston Reef

#96 - Frankston Reef

Australia, VIC, Melbourne

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Frankston Reef is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Australia, VIC, Melbourne which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Outter Reef Bommies

#97 - Outter Reef Bommies

Australia, WA, Exmouth and Ningaloo

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Coral bay
MV Petrel

#98 - MV Petrel

Australia, WA, Rockingham

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MV Petrel is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Australia, WA, Rockingham which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Port Mac Donald Pier

#99 - Port Mac Donald Pier

Australia, SA, Mount Gambier

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Port Mac Donald Pier is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Australia, SA, Mount Gambier which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Qurantine Station wall

#100 - Qurantine Station wall

Australia, VIC, Melbourne

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Qurantine Station wall is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Australia, VIC, Melbourne which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.