diving in melbourne, australia

Melbourne dive guide



Melbourne Diving



Scuba diving in Melbourne

Melbourne offers some of the best diving around Port Phillip Heads and the Commonwealth Ships' Graveyard. In Melbourne there are not only wrecks but also many interesting dive sites. Being part of Victoria it gives the advantage of being near some great reefs and wreck sites. Its dive sites are home to a wide variety of sea life and sharks lovers will get the chance to dive with sharks.

Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with Melbourne 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 18 °C to 25°C (65° F and 78° F)
Average water temperature: In summer temperatures average 28°C to32°C (82° F to 89° F) and winter temperatures average 10°C to15°C (50° F to 59° F)

Coldest time: July
Warmest time: January
Possible to dive all year round.

Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria. It offers great diving opportunity. Melbourne dive sites vary from deep, shallow, reefs and wreck dive sites see the Melbourne dive sites map. The Ships' Graveyard is one of the popular diving spots that have a number of sunken ships that are most divers' favorite place. There is a great change for diving with sharks and the huge diversity in marine life is astonishing. You get to swim with many kinds of fish and sea life including crayfish, blue devil fish, wrasse, cuttlefish and sea dragon.

Some of Melbourne dive sites.

The Buninyong is a technical and advanced wreck site. It is at a depth of 177 feet (54 meters). The vessel is in the Ships' Graveyard, it was scuttled in 1926. It is home to many kinds of aqua life.

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 including blue devils fish, wrasse, and cuttlefish. The tide can be strong in this area so possible at slack water.

12lb Reef is a 39 feet (12 meters) deep dive site, located on the Lonsdale Wall. There are many overhangs and beautiful soft corals make this site worth diving.

16lb Reef is a beautiful reef located in Port Phillip Heads at a depth of 39 feet (12 meters). It is home to one of the biggest crays ever seen around Port Phillip. It has interesting small drop offs.

The Maze is a 39 feet (12 meters) deep dive site. The site has ledges and Bommies that are home to a variety of sea life like crayfish and seals. The bottom consists of kelp and rocks. The current can be strong in some occasions.

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 that divers would love. The beautiful colors of this reef is due to the huge variety of sea life inhabits this spot including blue devil fish, crayfish and of course boarfish. Also the reef has beautiful large sponge garden.

Anchor Wall is at a depth of 91 meters (28 meters). The site as its name indicates is part of Lonsdale Wall and have beautiful ledges, overhangs and swim through that attract many divers. It has beautiful soft corals, sponges and kelp and is home to seals and a wide variety of fish. This spot is great for underwater photography.

10m Reef is a beautiful reef with bommies, ledges and good swim throughs. It is at a depth of 32 feet (10 meters). Also it is home to a variety of aqua life, long kelp, sponges and soft corals.

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