Melbourne Dive Sites

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia has some of the most breath-taking marine life you'll want to encounter! Historic shipwrecks, stunning wall dives, temperate water reefs, fast drift dives, thriving kelp gardens, crayfish, abalone, scallops, dolphins and seals. It's all here in Melbourne.


"Melbourne Down Under", edited by Richard Fitzpatrick and Sheree Marris. Footage courtesy of Pang Quong, Richard Fitzpatrick, Dave Bryant and Sheree Marris.

You can see cuttlefish, nudibranchs, octopuses, seahorses, seadragons and stingrays on our world class local pier dives — easily accessible to everyone! We have a more colourful and abundant reef ecosystem than that of the world famous Great Barrier Reef. 80% of what you'll see here in Victoria is unique to the region. No wonder scuba diving in Australia began right here in Melbourne!

Here are some more details about what Melbourne has to offer scuba divers:

If you need to hire dive gear so that you can go out and explore Melbourne's dive sites, please check out what we have to offer and make a booking. When you come to the dive shop to get the scuba rental equipment, we can let you know more about the dive sites you're looking to dive.

Stay Safe

Diving in Melbourne can be challenging, but if you can handle the conditions here, you can probably handle anything around the world. The Scuba Doctor has put together the following guides about certain aspects of Melbourne diving:

We also suggest you familiarise yourself with the SDFV Codes of Practice 2005 (Adobe PDF | 62.35 KB) — Scuba Divers Federation of Victoria general operating guidelines for recreational scuba diving and related activities.

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