Where to dive in Western Australia

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Are you beginning to plan your summer time dive journey in Australia? In case you are eager about heading to Western Australia then these dive areas and dive websites must be in your bucket listing!

Not but a diver? Take the PADI Open Water Diver course in your journey and also you’ll have the ability to discover these websites too.


Navy Pier, Exmouth

In case you Google the perfect dive websites on the earth, likelihood is you’ll come throughout the Navy Pier in Exmouth. This shallow shore diving website is likely one of the most well-known websites on the earth and it definitely delivers underwater. The 300 metre / 984 ft lengthy Navy Pier was constructed within the 1960s by the US army and beneath it’s bursting with color and residential to round 200 species of marine life. Highlights right here embrace a mess of nudibranchs’, sharks, morays, sea snakes, octopus and groupers. In case you are an underwater photographer this website is a should!

Word: In the event you plan to dive the Navy Pier, you will have to make a reserving prematurely.

Picture offered by Kirsten Sheppard

HMAS Swan

The HMAS Swan may be dived from Dunsborough or Busselton and it’s one of many largest accessible dive wrecks in Australia. Scuttled in 1997 this naval destroyer measures 113metres / 370 ft in size. For wreck divers, the HMAS Swan presents some incredible penetration alternatives and a number of marine life species. Look out for puffers, wobbegong (carpet) sharks, batfish and sting rays.


Shark Cave, Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island (also called ‘Rotto’) is situated simply off the coast of Perth and is house to endangered Gray Nurse sharks. At Shark Cave you possibly can see as much as 15 or extra sharks on a dive the place they congregate at round 24 meters / 78 ft to the west finish of Rottnest Island. Sharks are usually not the one spotlight right here, the reef itself is beautiful with numerous swim throughs and caves to discover.

When diving round Rottnest Island you may as well anticipate to see barracudas, buffalo bream, grouper, snapper, wobbegongs, and occasional leafy sea dragons. Seasonal highlights embrace humpback whales in spring and October is the most effective time to see little penguins. 

Tassled Wobbegong is definitely one of the funniest fish names in the ocean.

The Lena, Bunbury

The Lena is a wonderful wreck for all ranges of diver. It sits on the ocean flooring between 18-20 metres / 60-65 ft and is superbly adorned in smooth corals. The Lena attracts a wealth of marine life together with faculties of bait fish and small skippy.

The Lena has an fascinating historical past starting in 2002 when it was detected fishing illegally for Patagonian toothfish south of Albany. Over the subsequent few weeks the Lena was chased and eventually apprehended by HMAS Canberra and ultimately towed to Fremantle the place the crew have been charged for unlawful fishing actions. The Lena was ready for scuttling as a dive wreck, and after a number of delays, the vessel ultimately got here to relaxation on the sandy sea flooring in December 2003.

The Lena options vast open inner areas and punctiliously deliberate entry and exit holes. The engine room is accessible and each the primary engine and turbines are intact. The propeller has additionally been left in place and is a well-liked images topic for divers with a myriad of fish across the stern.


Busselton Jetty, Busselton

Busselton Jetty is the longest jetty within the Southern Hemisphere measuring over 1.eight kilometers/1.11 miles. The jetty is just not solely well-known for its size, it’s additionally well-known for the unimaginable array of marine life that may be discovered beneath and round it. The jetty pylons are coated in lovely tender coral and cuttlefish, rays, pufferfish, crocodile fish and occasional Port Jackson sharks. It’s greatest to dive the jetty in the course of the summer time as in the course of the winter months, visibility could be considerably decreased.

Notice: You don’t want to fret about strolling the size of the jetty whereas kitted up, trolleys can be found in addition to a practice.

Cuttlefish - Diver

Key Biscayne, Lancelin

That is an uncommon wreck because it’s truly an oil rig versus a ship. It was on its approach from being towed by supporting vessels from Darwin to Fremantle once they got here throughout issues and now it lays in 42 metres / 138 ft.  For deep divers and technical divers, this provides an thrilling alternative to discover one thing that’s fairly distinctive in Western Australia.


HMAS Perth, Albany

The HMAS Perth was scuttled in 2001 and sits on the ocean flooring at 36 metres / 118 ft. This 133 metre / 436 ft lengthy wreck was rigorously ready previous to sinking and there are wonderful penetration alternatives for licensed wreck divers. Marine life highlights embrace western blue devils, kingfish, wobbegongs, batfish, blenny and enormous faculties of yellow tails.  

Notice: When you really feel the chilly and will not be used to diving in Perth waters, a minimal of a 5mm wetsuit plus hood is really helpful.


Asho’s Hole, Coral Bay

Asho’s Hole boasts spectacular corals and plentiful marine life however there’s one more reason for diving right here – a uncommon shark cleansing station. Gray reef sharks circle an enormous mind coral and take it in flip to have their tooth cleaned by the small cleaner wrasse that occupy the world. Watching this behaviour is a uncommon alternative for divers and that is the right website to witness it in Western Australia.

Grey Reef Shark

So are you able to get your wetsuit on and dive into Western Australia? Find a PADI dive shop and take a look at our Western Australia dive guide.

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