diving in geelong, australia

Geelong dive guide



Geelong Diving



Scuba diving in Geelong

Geelong diving offers diverse opportunities for the enthousistic scuba diver. There is a variety of wall, wrecks and drift dives to choose from. Marine reserves are helping conserve the marine life and unique species including dolphins, seals, the blue devil fish and the weedy sea dragon.

Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with Geelong 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.

Possible to dive all year round.

Geelong diving represents a unique underwater environment. The amazing reefs and colorful walls offer a great scuba diving experience and they are covered with beautiful sponges mixed with different colors of soft corals. Geelong dive sites are home to many kinds of aqua life including sea dragons, sea horses, cuttle fish, and native brittle see the Australia diving photo gallery. There is also a great chance to see fur seals, wild bottlenose dolphins and occasionally in the winter season humpback whales. For wreck divers there are more than 70 shipwrecks, some of which have a historical background and about 5 submarines that were sunk after their service life had expired.

Some of Geelong dive sites.

The Gambier is a wreck dive site in West Channel. The wreck lies in 42 feet (13 meters) of water. The wreckage is widely scattered due to the blasting. It is home to many kinds of sea life.

Kelp Beds Drift is at a depth ranging from 39 to 68 feet (12 to 21 meters). The flood tides over a Macrocysts kelp forest make this site suitable for drift diving. During your dive you will see large fronds of kelp which are home to southern rock lobster and abalone. And in the summer months it is home to schools of large yellow tail kingfish.

The Coogee was used for years as a cargo transport ship. It was damaged in 1903 and now it lies in 111 feet (34 meters) deep, it suits experienced divers. Most of the ship is intact to date and it became part of an artificial reef. Its bow and stern make great swim throughs. It is home to abundant and colorful marine life which is great for underwater photography.

Eliza Ramsden is a beautiful ship wreck in about 68 feet (21 meters) of water. It was built in 1874 and sank in 1875 to form this beautiful site. The site suits intermediate and experienced divers as well. The ship is home to many kinds of fish and aqua life.

Boarfish Reef is at a depth ranging from 32 to 72 feet (10 to 22 meters). The reef has great cave drop offs and overhangs. The beautiful colors of this reef are due to the huge variety of sea life that inhabits this spot including blue devil fish, crayfish and of course boarfish. The reef boasts beautiful large sponge gardens.

J Class Submarines is a beautiful dive site where 4 submarines were scuttled to form an artificial site. JI, J2, J4, and J5 were sunk in 1962 and now they make a great challenge for every visiting diver.

Intact Submarine is one of the J Class Submarines. It lies in 118 feet (36 meters) of water. It represents an exciting and challenging dive for the experienced diver

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