diving in bundaberg, australia

Bundaberg dive guide

Bundaberg Diving

Scuba diving in Bundaberg

Bundaberg located on the Southern Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. Bundaberg's diving consists of beautiful reefs, wrecks and some of the best shore dives in Queensland. A wide variety of marine lives are located in this beautiful area like beautiful soft corals, gorgonians, sea whips, sponges and many species of nudibranchs.

Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with the Bundaberg 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 25°C to 31°C (78° F and 88° F)
Average water temperature: Between 20°C and 27°C (68° F and 80° F)
Average Visibility: from 3 to 98 feet (10 to 30 meters)
Coldest time: July
Warmest time: January
Possible to dive all year round.

Bundaberg's dive sites are suitable for snorkelers and divers of all levels of expertise. It is beautiful coral reefs are located just minutes away from shore see the Bundaberg diving map. Not only it has natural reefs but also it offers great experiences in its artificial reefs. Bundaberg's artificial reefs were made by a group of dedicated divers whose aim was to help the growth of and protect the unique marine lives in the area. Turtles, large rays, dolphins, barracuda and wobbegong sharks are making these artificial reefs; and the wrecks in it their home. Don't miss turtle breeding season which begins from spring to summer. If you visit in winter months so you can get to see whales and dolphins. Woongarra Marine Park offers a wide diversity of dive sites it is located only 15 minutes from Bundaberg.

Some of Bundaberg dive sites.

Lady Musgrave Island is considered the largest coral lagoon in the entire Great Barrier Reef. It suits snorkelers and scuba divers as well. It is at a depth ranging from 16 to 98 feet (5 to 30 meters). Enjoy diving its walls ans drop offs. Lady Musgrave diving offers wider choices than any other spot on the reef. Enjoy the abundance of marine life in this area; it includes reef sharks, stingrays, sea snakes, dolphins and manta rays.

The Ceratodus II is one of Bundaberg's famous wreck sites. It is part of Cochrane Artificial Reef. The 164 feet (50 meters) long barge scuttled in 1992 and now it lies in 32 to 65 feet (10 to 20 meters) of water. It suits divers of all levels of expertise. The wreck is home to large schools of baitfish, tuna and barracuda.

Fitzroy Reef Lagoon is a great reef site. It is at a depth of 32 to 98 feet (10 to 30 meters) deep. This reef has some famous dive sites in the like The Keyhole, Sharky Ledge, Rainbow Wall and Neil's Peak. All these sites offer a great scuba diving experience. There are over 2,500 species that was discovered on this reef. Colorful coral reef and abundant tropical fish are seen in this site.

Barolin Rocks is one of Woongarra Marine Park's shore dive sites. This site is at a depth of 32 feet (10 meters). It is a rocky dive site as its name may indicate with plenty of colorful hard and soft corals. It is home to wobbegong shark. It is excellent for night and drift dive.

Two Mohawks is another beautiful wreck site. Two Mohawk aircraft were sunk in this site in 1996. It is at a depth ranging from 52 to 59 feet (16 to 18 meters). Now it is home to large grouper, turtles and large rays.

Burkitt's Reef is suitable for snorkelers and divers of all levels of expertise. It offers some great drift diving near the shorelines.

Evan's Patch is a popular dive sites in the area. It is at a depth ranging from 68 to 75 feet (21-23 meters). It is suitable of experienced divers and is home to many species of marine life.

The 2 Light Ships were sunk in 2000 at a depth of 59 feet (18 meters). They harbour a vast amount of marine life.

The Barge was sunk in 1999 at a depth of 49 feet (15 meters). Now it's fully covered with corals and sponges. You are bound to see lots of different kinds of schools small fish.

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