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Best Places to Dive in Perth - The best diving sites!

Perth has an extensive coastline with an abundance of uninhabited islands, vibrant coral reefs, and the remains of long-lost ships. You won't want to miss these great diving places if you want to explore the vibrant marine life that surrounds the capital city of Western Australia.


Rottnest Island

Rottnest is often considered to be the best and most well-known spot for scuba diving in the area. There are a variety of diving locations to choose from, as well as glistening coves, caves carved out of limestone, wrecks, and vibrant reefs that surround the area. Warmer water draws in a colourful assortment of tropical fish, and frolicking seals often make their way into the coves to take advantage of the conditions. The Rottnest Shipwreck Trail is the primary attraction for the vast majority of divers. Diving is among the most popular activities in Perth, Australia, and many well-known hotels and resorts like Pan Pacific Perth provide such excursions, which you can check out.


Crystal Palace

As soon as you arrive at the diving location of Crystal Palace by speedboat, you will realise that you will need more than one tank of air to complete the dive safely. This dive site, which can be found south of Rottnest and just off the coast of Dyer Island, is said to have some of the most intriguing underwater topography. Due to the fact that the location has an average depth of only 8 metres, scuba divers will instantly find themselves presented with a spectacular network of limestone caverns that are filled to the brim with an unending variety of coral and tropical fish.


Marmion Marine Park

Marmion Marine Park is easily accessible and offers a broad range of dives that exhibit Western Australia's unique and colourful underwater world. It is positioned within a half-hour drive from the CBD of Perth, which makes it conveniently accessible by car. The park encompasses an area that is twenty kilometres long and twelve miles in width and runs along the Sunset Coast from Trigg Island Beach all the way to Burns Beach. It is possible to find a variety of coral reefs, ledges that are underwater, and caves.


Boy in a Boat Reef

This Reef is among the most renowned and picturesque dives in Perth. Accessed from the pier behind the Aquarium of WA, the small limestone reef is replete with meandering passageways through the coral, covert swim-throughs and lots of crannies to discover. There's an astounding quantity of vivid marine life on exhibit, and the coral reef itself is one of the loveliest around. The dive is suitable for both beginners and much more seasoned divers.


Key Biscayne

The wreck in Key Biscayne is a favourite destination for scuba divers looking for a challenging dive in the region. This wreck is an oil rig that went down in 1983 and can be found 120 kilometres to the north of Perth. It is about 30 minutes from the shoreline. Divers will be able to see sea fans, multicoloured sponges, and even grey nurse sharks while exploring the wreck, which is submerged to a depth of 40 metres (131 feet) at its deepest point. It has been said that somewhere in this region, a secret safe may be found that is stocked with valuables such as money, jewels, and other valuables.