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The Pacific

Scuba diving in Australia and the South Pacific enjoys the reputation as being the very best in the world. Exotic marine life, including turtles, sharks, rays and whales, and a stunning seascape with corals, walls, drops offs and wrecks galore make the South Pacific a diver’s paradise.

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Best Scuba Diving Spots in The Pacific

Kavieng

Divers can choose land-based diving from Kavieng town or Lissenung Island, or opt to explore the area via liveaboard diving vessel. Water temperature is warm throughout the year at 82-86˚F (28-30˚C) and with so many different dive sites to choose from, even new divers will be comfortable here.There are several areas for diving at Kavieng. To the southwest, the...

Milne Bay

Milne Bay is vast with a great variety of dive sites. The area boasts superb muck diving, airplane wrecks from World War II, stunning drop-offs, towering pinnacles and colorful coral gardens. For land-based diving, pick from resorts and dive operators located in Alotau or others along the north coast of the bay. Otherwise, there are liveaboard diving vessels which...

Kadavu Island

Dive operators on Kadavu open on a year-round basis but the best conditions to dive is during the Southern Hemisphere winter months. Visibility is better during this time, stretching up to 100ft (30m) but the water temperature drops to about 75˚F (24˚C) compared to 86˚F (30˚C) in the summer months.The Great Astrolabe Reef is in pristine condition due to its remote...

Viti Levu

There are several places to dive in Viti Levu which include Beqa Lagoon, Rakiraki, and the Coral Coast. Most of these locations to dive are along the south and north coast of the island and you can choose to dive from the many resorts available, or hop on a liveaboard diving vessel.Weather on Viti Levu is tropical with little variation throughout the year. It tends...

Great Barrier Reef

When people say they want to dive Australia, what they usually mean is that they want to scuba dive Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef – the world’s largest and healthiest coral reef system. The Great Barrier Reef is the only living structure on earth that can be seen from outer space. Made up of nearly 2900 individual reefs, 600 continental islands and 300 coral...

New South Wales

With 1,243 miles (2,000km) of jagged coastline, New South Wales has plenty to offer the scuba diving aficionado. To the north, there is the ever popular Byron Bay and Cook Island Aquatic Reserve. In the Mid North Coast region, popular diving haunts include Coffs Harbour, Solitary Islands Marine Park and South West Rocks. Near Newcastle, there is diving at Port...

South Australia

South Australia has some little known dive sites, perfect for divers of all experience levels. Reef dive at Port Noarlunga or Seacliff Reef, both exceptional places to catch a glimpse at the interesting marine life in the area.Wreck divers, bring out your cameras. The Norma is a massive four masted ship, sunk unintentionally in 1907. The next day, another ship ran...

Victoria

Surprisingly, some of the best dives in Victoria are manmade. There are an abundance of piers that jut out into the blue, creating a shady environment for creatures that crave shelter. Two of the very best dives are Flinders Pier, on Mornington Peninsula, and Rye Pier. Flinders will show you weedy seadragons and seals, as well as huge bull rays. Rye Pier is known for...

Western Australia

One of the most fantastic diving areas in the world can be found in Western Australia. Ningaloo Reef is an out of this world coral reef. Here you can swim with mighty whale sharks, the largest fish on the planet.A little ways out in the Indian Ocean, the Abrolhos Islands are home to wacky nudibranchs and plenty of shipwrecks. There are 122 islands to explore, all of...

Yap

Yap is heaven for divers who love the manta ray with resident mantas frequenting several sites along the Mi’l Channel from November-May and Valley of the Rays from May-November. The best time to dive Yap is during manta ray mating season which occurs over December-April. The only drawback of diving at Mi’l Channel is that the visibility can sometimes be cloudy at...