Melbourne Dive Sites

Melbourne Dive Sites by The Scuba Doctor

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! In the Great Southern Reef 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 pages with more details about the diving sites Melbourne has to offer scuba divers. With so many different types of dives, we'll group them for you to make it easier.:

Pier and Shore Dives

  • Melbourne Pier Dives — 10 things you may not know about diving Melbourne's piers, our Best 5 Melbourne Pier Dive Sites, plus details of other pier dives in Port Phiilip.
  • Melbourne Shore Dives — information about the shore diving sites near Melbourne, Victoria.

Wreck Dives