Where to go

8 locations rich in marine life to discover…

Marine life

Australia has a wealth of marine life to discover but here are the most popular animal species and marine life events. Let us know the ones you would particularly like to see…

Dive trips

6 trips available. All our trip ideas are offered to inspire you, but our strength is in tailoring your itinerary.

The Great White Dive Adventure

Visit South Australia for a unique diving adventure with leafy sea dragon and great white shark encounters, as well as the chance to explore the famous wineries and spectacular coastline.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Minke Whales & Mantas

Enjoy a unique experience snorkelling with dwarf minke whales on a week long liveaboard, before diving with manta rays on the southern barrier reef on this Queensland adventure.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Liveaboard Diving - Great White Shark Expedition

Get up close with the world’s most famous marine predator on a unique cage diving experience, based on a liveaboard around the Neptune Islands in South Australia. The ultimate great white encounter!

  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip

Western Australia Diving

Divers are spoilt for choice on the west coast with the chance to dive deserted islands and wrecks, swim with whale sharks and explore remote coral reefs, home to giant clams, potato cod and Maori wrasse.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Discover Christmas Island

Christmas Island offers a unique diving experience, with shallow waters, fringing reef and spectacular wall diving. Whale sharks visit the area between November and April, and there is also plenty to discover topside.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Christmas & Cocos (Keeling) Islands Diving Experience

Dive or snorkel the isolated Cocos (Keeling) islands with pristine corals, sharks, manta rays and ornate angelfish, before continuing to Christmas Island, famous for its red crab migration and whale shark encounters.

  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

When to go

Australia’s vast coastline produces great diving opportunities throughout the year.

Seasons

  • Summer

    Nov to Apr: Warmer weather, but wet with risk of cyclones on northeast coast
  • Winter

    May to Oct: Cooler weather has more impact on southern parts of country

Wildlife events

  • Jan to Mar: Highest risk of cyclones in Queensland
  • Apr to May: whale shark migration on west coast
  • Jun to Jul: Dwarf minke whales seen on Outer Great Barrier Reef
  • Oct to Nov: Coral spawning on Great Barrier Reef
  • Apr to Oct: manta rays commonly seen in Coral Sea
  • Nov to Apr: whale sharks at Christmas Island
  • Oct to Dec: Red crab migration at Christmas Island
  • May to Aug: Largest great white sharks seen at Neptune Islands

Resorts

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Liveaboards

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