diving in western australia

Western Australia dive guide



Western Australia Diving



Scuba diving in Western Australia

Western Australia has thousands of kilometres of coastline which offers an astonishing number and variety of diving opportunities. The marine life is varied and abundant. There is snorkeling, shore diving, reef and lots of wreck diving possible even from the shore see thewestern Australia diving map. The mix of tropical and temperate climates makes the diversity of marine life interesting and unique.During the months of July through to October so you can enjoy whale watching.

Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with Western Australia 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 16°C and 31°C. (60° F and 89°F)
Average Visibility: Visibility: Good from 32 feet to 98 feet (10 - 30 meters)
Coldest time: July
Warmest time: January
Possible to dive all year round.

Western Australia has many dive and snorkel sites to offer. It has many dive sites going from walls, caves, ledges to wrecks. Whale watchers have a good chance of seeing whale sharks on this coast every year from April to July. Dolphins, stingrays, and turtles can be seen all through the year.

Weastern Australia's Ningaloo Reef is a must. This unspoilt reef has hundreds of tropical fish, colourful coral and also whale sharks. The visibility is always great and you can get to this reef by just stepping off the beach! The reef is said to have over 500 species of tropical fish and more than 200 species of coral.

Also nearby are the Abrolhos Islands, Point Murat Navy Pier, Murion Islands and Rowley Shoals. All are renowned for their superb scuba diving and snorkelling, and their pristine condition. The Islands of Abrohols, Murion, Rowley Shoals and Point Murat Navy Pier have great snorkeling and diving. The Islands of Shoalwater Marine Park, a mere 1 hour away from the Perth coast are surrounded by shipwrecks, reefs and seagrass meadows. Sea lions can be seen here and you can have the treat of seeing penguins as well!

Also worth mentioning is the Rottnest Island which boasts the finest sheltered beaches and bays. It's a paradise for snorkelers and divers as well. Lots of fish species inhabit the island and there are also 13 historical shipwrecks to be seen.

Perth is the capital of the Western Australia County. It is home to many exciting wrecks such as Orizaba and D9 Wreck. These wrecks are home to a wide variety of aqua life including damselfish, leatherjackets, blennies, yellowtails and boxfish by large numbers.

Albany is another great city located in Western Australia. It is the home of the famous HMAS Perth wreck. It has many beautiful sites with walls, ledges, caves overhangs and swim throughs. Its dive sites are well known for being great for underwater photography due to the beautiful colors it has.

Dunsborough is the final resting place to the former Australian navy destroyer, HMAS Swan. This attractive destroyer is home to many kinds of aqua life. You will never be disappointed while visiting this area; There are dive sites for all levels of expertise.

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