Whitsundays diving is some of the best in the world. With 74 islands to explore and the amazing Great Barrier Reef right on your doorstep, the Whitsunday Islands have long been known as a diving mecca. There are plenty of iconic dive sites to visit including Black Island, the Cathedral, Blue Pearl Bay and the Stepping Stones and no matter your skill or experience, local dive operators have options for everyone.
Located just a couple of hours off the coast of the Whitsundays, the 'outer' Great Barrier Reef is an easy day trip visit and is the perfect place to get acquainted with the waters. Whitsunday Islands diving is ideal, with so many coasts and islands featuring coral gardens and fringing reefs home to a wide range of marine life. Some beaches even offer amazing snorkelling right off the shore.
Whitsunday diving offers spectacular underwater scenery including brightly colours corals, thousands of species of tropical fish and a diverse range of marine life including turtles, dugongs, dolphins and even whales during the migration season. Day trips are a popular way to dive the Whitsundays however there are also overnight trips available that offer 2 and 3 night itineraries.
Whether you've never been diving before or are a qualified diver, local tour operators offer Whitsundays diving experiences for everyone. If you're learning to dive for the first time, a qualified instructor can assist you on the diving pontoon, on the reef or at a dive school on shore. If you wish to gain your Open Water or Advanced Open Water qualifications while diving in the Whitsundays, online theory can be completed with PADI eLearning prior to your arrival. This means that you can dive straight into the water and complete your first dive as soon as you arrive in the Whitsundays.
Whitsunday Islands diving is some of the most beautiful and unique in the world and is also becoming increasingly more affordable. Whether you're an experienced diver or a total novice, Whitsundays scuba diving is an experience not to be missed on any visit to this spectacular part of Queensland.