Sunshine Coast Scuba Diving
Diving off some of Southern Queensland's best dive sites is only a short 20 minute boatride off the Sunshine Coast. Here you can dive of some great locations off Mooloolaba and Noosa Heads, which include Wolf Rock, Inner Gneering, Outer Gneerings, Murphy's Reef and Mudjimba Island.
What you can expect to see is generally dependant on the site visited but you can be sure to encounter an abundance of marine life, the odd shipwreck and some sandstone formations covered with corals, numerous ledges, caves, pinnacles and gutters to explore.
You'll experience close encounters with tropical fish, crayfish, sea urchins, anemones, bat fish, mackerel, starfish, sea whips, gorgonians, turtles, stingrays, nudibranches, spanish dancers, cowries, coral trout, small groper and bottom dwelling sharks such as wobbegongs.
Depths of dive sites off the Sunshine Coast can range from 8 to 35 metres. The water temperatures can range from a minimum of 18°C in winter to 27°C in the summer. Whilst visibility is around 10 to 15 metres in summer and 15 to 25 metres in winter time.
Dives are very safe with local divers boasting a safety record that is one of the finest in the Australian recreational diving industry. Safety excellence is only achievable through the use of the most highly trained and experienced dive personel.
Diving and Snorkelling Adventures
Hit the waters for an Australian-first aquatic experience, on a tour to swim with Humpback whales in the waters off QLD's Sunshine Coast! Take advantage of this rare opportunity to join in a truly life-changing experience, swimming alongside one of the world's largest and most gentle creatures over the course of a half day 4 hour tour with a limited maximum group size of 20 people to keep the experience both uncrowded and eco-friendly.
Don't miss the opportunity of a lifetime with this shark dive at Under Water World in Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast! Take the plunge and you'll be able to come face to face with over 8 species of Sharks, Turtles and Stingrays, regardless of if you're an experienced scuba diver or not as training is provided so that you can delve into the underwater habitat of our ocean-dwelling friends.
Local diving tours
- Big Cat Reality - for overnight and weekend dives around Moreton Bay - see Dugongs, Turtles etc.
- Sunreef Scuba Diving
Moreton Bay Diving
A great diving location not far from the Sunshine Coast is Moreton Bay. The bay itself extends about 125km from Caloundra down to the Gold Coast Seaway, and it’s only about an hour drive to get there. Among some fabulous reef dive sites, there are also a number of shipwreck dives in shallow waters.
Sheltered by North Stradbroke Island and Moreton Island, the bay has wonderfully calm waters with great visibility, which can extend 20 metres on a good day. There’s a plethora of marine life that you’ll see in these waters including stingrays, grey nurse sharks, a range of fish species, coral reefs, dugong turtles, dolphins and even humpback whales in the migration seasons.