diving in brisbane, australia

Brisbane dive guide



Brisbane Diving



Scuba diving in Brisbane

Brisbane is a popular diving destination in Australia. It has some of the best diving locations available in Queensland like Flinders Reef, Flat Rock and the famous H.M.A.S. Brisbane. Brisbane dive sites are home to many kinds of aqua life including whale sharks, bull rays, manta rays, eagle rays and barracuda see some pictures in the Australia diving photo gallery. Also there is a great chance to watch grey nurse sharks during winter months.

Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with Brisbane diving centers for safety, additional information, level required for each dive site and without being accompanied by a professional.
All the information provided is purely informative for our readers and shouldn't be used as is to plan your immersion.

Average annual temperature: Between 15°C to 25°C (59° F and 77° F)
Average water temperature: Between 20°C in winter months and 26°C in summer months (68° F and 78° F)
Average Visibility: from 19 to 131 feet (6 to 40 meters)
Coldest time: July
Warmest time: February
Possible to dive all year round.

You will never get bored in Brisbane dive sites due to their diversity. Enjoy Brisbane's reef and beautiful wreck sites; most dive sites in this area are suitable for all levels of qualification. The winter months are best for booking your trip if you want to watch whales visiting reefs like Flinders Reef, and also it's a great chance to see grey nurse sharks around . Caves and wreckages are home to many kinds of marine life like estuary cod, turtles, schools of ocean going fish and feather stars as well as bull rays, manta rays and eagle rays.

Some of Brisbane dive sites.

Gotham City is a reef that consists of a giant granite rock lying in 121 feet (37 meters) of water and rising up to 72 feet (22 meters). The site has beautiful caves which are interesting for exploring. The visibility is good in this area and this beautiful reef is home to a wide variety of sea life including snapper, red emperor, cod and barracuda.

The St. Paul is a wreck dive site. It is in about 137 feet (42 meters) of water. It was a French freighter sank in 1914. The visibility is from 32 to 82 feet (10 to 25 meters). The wreck is home to many kinds of aqua life including king fish, large grouper and wobbegong sharks.

Flinders Reef is at a depth ranging from 16 to 68 feet (5 to 20 meters). It is a beautiful coral reef; it has more than 175 fish species. It is home to schools of wrasse, sweetlip, trevally, parrot, bat, surgeon and turtles as well as wobbegongs and leopard sharks. You may see humpback whales in this area from June to September.

HMAS Brisbane is a great artificial reef. It suits all levels of expertise. The vessel lies in 39 to 88 feet (12 to 27 meters) of water and is easy to dive on. This site is home to vast amounts of aqua life.

Dolphin is another wreck dive site. This vessel sank in 1943 and became one of the most popular dive sites in Brisbane. It is at a depth of 196 feet (60 meters). It provides shelter to many kinds of aqua life.

The Pines is at depth of 16 to 49 feet (5-15 meters). It consists of a wall of coffee rock and scattered bommies and is home to large schools of fish, turtles, rays and lionfish. This site is best dived as a drift dive.

Flat Rock is a beautiful dive site at a depth ranging from 26 to 98 feet (8 to 30 meters). It is home to large amounts of small tropical fish as well as turtles, bullrays and eagle rays. Also you can see leopard sharks and shovel nosed rays in the summer and grey nurse sharks in the winter.

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