Sign up for lessons, join a tour or plan your own scuba diving adventure and start exploring underwater Victoria.
Discoveries in the bay
Dive Port Phillip Bay and discover more than 60 nineteenth-century shipwrecks and four submarines that were sunk during World War I, seahorses and soft corals. Port Phillip Heads are home to some of the most spectacular wall dives in Australia that start at a depth of about 12 metres and extend beyond 90 metres. If you prefer shore diving, head to Mornington, Portsea or Rye piers.
Protected parks and spectacular sites
Dive sites located along the Great Ocean Road range from 20 metre-high kelp forests to spectacular caves, swim throughs and an abundance of fish life, crayfish and abalone among the reef and shipwreck sites. Gippsland's rugged and spectacular coastline is protected by a number of marine parks and has some of the best scuba diving and snorkelling in Australia.
Dive the wreck of the HMAS Canberra – Victoria's first artificial reef created for the sole purpose of dive sports. Join the many curious divers who flock to the sunken frigate off the Bellarine Peninsula. Take a 20–25 minute boat ride from Portsea or Queenscliff, then drop 28 metres below the waves of Bass Strait to explore the flight decks, the bridge, engine rooms and galley.
To gain access divers must either book a dive tour with a licensed tour operator or book a slot on the public mooring through Parks Victoria. There are four moorings and the site can accommodate approximately 60 divers at any one time.
Divers wishing to access the site must hold a current and industry recognised entry–level qualification (equivalent to Australian Standard AS4005.1) with appropriate experience for the dive being undertaken.
Scuba diving is a potentially high-risk activity and should only be undertaken by qualified people. Victoria's cool water environments can be challenging so seek local knowledge before you dive in a new location.