Should you’re contemplating Australia on your subsequent freediving vacation, you might need to take a look at Southern Queensland! To study extra about this magical spot, we requested PADI Grasp Freediver Teacher Coach and professional native diver Adam Sellers… What makes it so distinctive?
There’s by no means a uninteresting day diving in Southern Queensland!
Turtles, rays, sharks, nudibranchs, and extra, “Southern Queensland will get each warm-water and cold-water species,” says Adam. With 1,500 totally different sorts of fish and 350 varieties of coral, it provides a few of the world’s most diverse diving. As a bonus, the reefs are near the shore making it simply accessible. You'll be able to wreck dive, night time dive, and prime all of it off, typically seen migrating by way of the world are giant marine mammals like orcas and humpback whales!
Just lately, throughout one among Adam’s freediving retreats, he had a go to from a pleasant Tiger shark who, in Adam’s phrases, “got here to see what all of the fuss was about!”. Woah.
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Go to Adam’s really helpful spots
With deep wrecks and shallow coral reefs, you’ll discover numerous dive websites to fit your degree. There's really one thing for everybody! Listed here are Adam’s favourites for entry-level freedivers, and the extra superior amongst us:
Ex-HMAS Brisbane wreck off Mooloolaba – Sunshine Coast
A 10-minute boat experience off the coast of Mooloolaba lies the wreck of HMAS Brisbane, a 133 metre/436 foot warship, which sits 27 metres/88 ft deep and is teaming with marine life over a man-made reef. Adam loves how simply accessible the warship is, with moorings and “superb deep swim-throughs,” making it the perfect playground for extra superior freedivers to discover. Plus, there are common sightings of rays, groupers, octopuses, and extra!
Woman Elliot Island
On the southernmost tip of the world-famous Great Barrier Reef is Woman Elliot Island. A extremely protected ‘Inexperienced Zone,’ this coral cay boasts over 1,200 species of marine life. When you’re fortunate, you’ll see dolphins, turtles, and big manta rays! Adam encourages newbies to discover all of the island gives by “merely leaping offshore to start out their journey.”
We’re including Southern Queensland to our freediving bucket-list. When you’re impressed, hit up AmbassaDiver, Adam, on your subsequent freediving journey, and make sure you share your underwater snaps with us at #PADI.