Scuba diving in Australia
Diving Australia is probably the destination in the world with the biggest diversity of divesites, fauna and flora.
Average air temperature during the year (coast): 8°C (46°F) to 32°C (89°F)
Average water surface temperature: 6°C (43°F) to 32°C (89°F)
Coldest time: June and July
Warmest time: December and January
Possible to dive all year round
Best time to dive: Diving conditions are usually best from late August to early December. The tropical monsoon season is January-March and cyclones can occur then.
Winds: Between May and August usually strongest.
West coast whale sharks congregate at Ningaloo Reef during March and April.
Visibility average: 10 to 60m
Diving Australia is worth it on liveaboard boats and from land based diving centers. In the coral sea you can experience such different kinds of diving in one week that you would need a few years diving around the world to find all these situations. The Great Barrier Reef, the largest coral reef in the world, about 2011 km (1250 mi) is home to thousands of species of plants and animals. The diving along the great barrier is well developed. Everybody from beginners who want to learn to dive until advanced and very experienced divers in search of new adventures will find their pleasure.
On the menu depending on the season and region, paradisiac situation for photographers along the great barrier reef; drift dives and whirls. Big pelagic; dolphins and sharks...
I just wrote a few highlights but you can find more in the regional pages or in the dive center and liveaboard websites.
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