OK, so technically Australia is such a big island that it’s actually a continent. But that doesn’t change the fact that this giant landmass — sandwiched between the Indian and Pacific Oceans — has a multitude of diving experiences available, from the mesmerizing leafy sea dragons of Kangaroo Island in the south to the sleepy dive towns of the west to the granddaddy of all barrier reefs in the north, without ever pulling out your passport after you land in Perth, Brisbane or Sydney. Plus, its size and diversity create a country that can offer both temperate and tropical diving, making it one of the most celebrated destinations in the dive world. And did we mention it’s as fascinating above the water as well? Here are some of the top sites in the realm of Oz.
Click on the dive sites to read more about each location: