Diving in Western Australia

Scuba diving in Western Australia is a whole different world! There are hundreds of scuba diving spots available on Western Australia’s coast.

If you’re planning your first visit overseas, there’s no better destination than Western Australia (WA), a land comprising more than two thirds of the mainland Australian continent and nearly one third of its total area – and that doesn’t include its external territories such as Christmas Island,

Depnding if you’re in the north or south region of WA, scuba divers can choose from tropical, warm-water scuba diving or cold-water scuba diving.

Scuba Diving Locations in Western Australia

Some popular scuba diving locations include:

The Abrolhos Islands

The Abrolhos Islands are located off the coast of WA, approximately 260 kilometres (160 miles) from Perth. The islands scuba diving is accessible all year round, with scuba divers able to enjoy scuba diving as a single activity or as part of scuba diving tours for groups in Western Australia.

Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island is a popular scuba diving location for scuba divers in Western Australia. The scuba diving site at Rottnest Island has a range of scuba diving features to offer scuba divers including rocky reefs and shipwrecks.

Dampier Archipelago islands

The Dampier (Karratha) Marine Park is a marine protected area located off the north-west coast of Western Australia in the Indian ocean of the coastal town of Karratha. This scuba diving location is home to scuba diving reefs and several shipwrecks making it ideal for scuba divers wanting some exciting underwater exploration. Not only does this park ensure that scuba divers enjoy their underwater experience but it also protects the coral reef providing some awesome diving experiences.

Exmouth Navy Pier

There are a few pier and jetty diving sites that should make the list of must-experience dives in Western Australia for any scuba enthusiast. The Exmouth Navy Pier is one of them.

The 300-metre-long Navy Pier located near Bundegi Reef has plenty to offer divers with more than 100 years’ worth of marine life to marvel at. White sandy beaches and shallow waters makes this site great for both experienced and novice divers alike.

More Dive Sites

More scuba diving locations and info about Western Australia can be found on the Western Australian tourism website.

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