diving in tasmania, australia

Tasmania dive guide



Tasmania Diving



Scuba diving in Tasmania

Tasmania is a beautiful island located on the south west of Australia. Its water offer a wide diversity of underwater activity. Divers of all levels of expertise will find what suits them in its dive sites. There is a great variety in Tasmania dive sites; you can enjoy its wrecks, reefs, caves and canyons and the huge variety in marine life.

Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with the local dive center 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 to 22°C (55° F and 71° F)
Average water temperature: About 11°C to 16 (51° F to 60° F)
Average Visibility: 98 feet (30 meters) and more.
Coldest time: July
Warmest time: January
Possible to dive all year round.

Tasmania Island has a beautiful nature; forested mountains and sandy beaches. The wide diversity Tasmania dive sites offer is attractive to scuba divers and snorkelers as well. Tasmania is famous for having some beautiful natural dive sites like; Waterfall Bay caves along with other historical wrecks like the SS "Nord" and exciting reefs running straight out from the shore. The huge variety of marine life makes the diving here very exciting.

If you're not a diver yet you can get certified with any of Tasmania diving centers who offer courses at various levels with certification from recognized agencies. Certified divers can further their education and do specialty courses.

Some of Tasmania dive sites.

Waterfall Bay Kelp Forest is an open water dive site. It is at a depth ranging from 59 to 65 feet (18 to 20 meters). The site has beautiful overhangs and offers huge caves, tunnels and canyons. It is home to many kinds of aqua life including sea dragons, trumpeter and boar fish.

Isle de Phoque is at a depth ranging from 65 feet (20 meters). This site is suitable for deep and cave diving. The best caves are on the north east. It is home to many schools of fish. You can find seal colony in this spot.

Dunnaley Canal is an experienced dive site. This spot is great for drift diving. The site has lots of colorful corals and sponges and many schools of fish.

The Wreck of SS "Nord" is one of most famous dive sites. It sank in 1915 and now it lies in 137 feet (42 meters) of water. The site is for experienced divers only. The ship is intact and encrusted with colorful marine life. It attracts many kinds of fish.

Wreck Graveyard is an experienced dive site. As it name indicates it is a wreck site. There are 3 wrecks lying in its bottom; the SS William Cowper, the SS Macquarie and ANM Barge. The site is at a depth of 65 feet (20 meters). The site is great for night dives and it attracts huge numbers of sea life.

Fur Seal Colonies, from its name you can see it is where you will find the playful Australian Fur Seals; you can find them on the Hippolyte Rock. This site also offers a great wall dive at a depth of 131 feet (40 meters).

Cathedral Cave is at a depth of 68 feet (21 meters) with a massive entrance. You will find walls covered with colored invertebrates and there are smaller complexed caves, canyons and swim throughs. The massive schools of fish near the entrance are great for underwater photography.

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