Diving Guide > Australia Scuba Diving Guide
Australia, probably, has the most diverse diving in the world.
This island continent is surrounded by 3 different oceans. The Indian Ocean is
to its West, Pacific Ocean to its East and the Antartic Ocean to its South.
These three oceans and numerous seas (Coral Sea, Tasman Sea, Timor Sea and
Great Australian Bight) along Australia's coastline offer different water
temperature and conditions, which translate into a wide varies of diving
possibilities for divers. Divers can choose to dive in tropical reef systems,
temperate sponge gardens, beautiful underwater caves and amazing kelp forests.
Northern half of Australia lies in the tropical belt, this region is close to
Southeast Asia and Oceania. Temperature both in and out of the water is similar
to its neighbour tropical islands. There are many reef systems that can be
found in these water. The most famous of them all must be the Great Barrier
Southern half of the Australia lies in the temperate region. The cooler water
in these regions has many underwater attractions. But the single reason why
many divers head for South Australia to dive is for the chance to meet the
Great White Shark. However sighting of Great White Shark has greatly reduced.
Even in specially arranged tours, percentage of sighting is less than 30% in
carefully planned spot. However, many other underwater attractions will gladly
take over the limelight from the sharks. Most dive sites in the regions have
Australia sea lions and New Zealand fur seals. Divers can also choose to dive
in freshwater caves and extraordinary sinkholes around
Mount Gambier or the Giant Kelp Forests around Tasmania .
Perth (Best time to go - November to April)