diving in northern territory, australia

Northern Territory dive guide



Northern Territory Diving



Scuba diving in Northern Territory

Diving in the Northern Territory opens the door to discovering a whole new scuba diving world. Explore its beautiful dive sites and find the beauty under its calm water. The Northern territory is popular with divers because of its diversity of marine life and stunning colors underwater. Most of the dive sites are just minutes away form shore see Northern Territory dive sites map. Darwin is considered the main scuba diving attraction in this area; make sure to dive its beautiful wrecks and reefs. A wide variety of aqua life inhabits this area including coral trout, estuarine cod, wobbegong sharks, jewfish and barracuda .

Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with Northern Territory 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 13°C and 21°C. (55° F and 69° F)
Average water temperature: From 22 to 27 °C (71° F to 80° F)
Average Visibility: from 3 to 49 feet (1 to 15 meters)
Coldest time: July
Warmest time: February
Possible to dive all year round.

The Northern Territory is well known for the huge diversity of dive sites. It has more than 20 diving spots which suit all levels of expertise. The Northern Territory is a suitable home to many kinds of aqua life like soft corals, sponges and huge gorgonian coral as well as golden snapper, groupers, schools of sweetlip and trevally. What also attracts divers to this beautiful area is because there is a great chance of spotting whale sharks during the months of August and September see. There are some very famous and interesting World War II wrecks; some of the most popular wreck sites in Australia like FV Marchart III, Usat Meigs and MV Zealandia are found here.

Darwin is one of the Northern Territory's most famous cities. It is famous for having some beautiful wreck sites like the Usat Meigs which is a great dive site and home to large estuarine cod, pigmy barracuda, golden snapper and angel fish. Its beautiful shallow reefs are suitable for snorkelers and beginner dives.

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