Scuba Diving in Victoria

Scuba Diving in Victoria

Victoria, Australia is a beautiful and serene destination that is home to some of the best scuba diving sites in the world. Exploring sunken ships and colorful coral reefs is well worth the trip to Victoria. The waters surrounding the Australian state are teaming with a plethora of unique and exotic fish species that provide an experience unlike any other. Whether you're young or old, the Victoria dive spots deliver plenty of distinct features that will entice anyone.

Throughout Victoria, there are over twenty fantastic dive sites available to those that want to traverse the waters. Melbourne, in particular, is home to nearly sixty shipwrecks that are perfect for those that prefer wreck diving. Out of the twenty dive sites previously mentioned, there are a few that stand out among the rest.


Wilson's Promontory

Wilson's Promontory, affectionately known as The Prom, is one of the best and most expansive scuba diving sites in Victoria. Normal visibility for divers is around 20 meters, though it can extend much further on clear days. Wilson's Promontory consists of a variety of spots you can dive, ranging from Refuge Cove to Kanowna Island. When you're swimming among the crystal clear waters, you will be able to spot many different species of fish, such as starfish, sharks, and barracuda.


Loch Ard

A fantastic dive for experienced Scuba divers is the shipwreck of Loch Ard. Having sunk in 1878, this Victorian era ship has provided divers with for well over a century. The rather vast ship has a length of nearly 80 meters, while the dive area extends from 10-25 meters. It is here that you can dive into some of the rich history that Victoria has to offer. The remnants of this eery shipwreck allow divers to actually breach the hull and peer inside the rusted ship.


Lonsdale Wall

Lonsdale Wall is a beautiful dive site that is located in Melbourne and is one of the most exhilarating dive sites in all of Victoria. Here, you can experience a number of steep drop offs that make diving around the area all the more fun. As you dive through the waters, it is also possible to come across enchanting caves as well as over 43 different species of fish, such as the bluedevil fish. The site is also home to luxurious sponge walls that are, quite literally, bursting with color.


Wilson's Promontory
Loch Ard
Lonsdale Wall
 
 
 
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