Diving in Bunbury is a ‘must do’ for all diving and snorkelling enthusiasts or for anyone who is interested to see what lies beneath the water level. There are beautiful coral reefs, sunken shipwrecks, caves, tunnels and swim throughs that create the perfect underwater experience. There is an abundance of marine life that calls these waters home and with the warm northern currents that drift down the coastline the water temp stays at a constant comfortable level all year round.
One of the main dive sites of Bunbury is the Lena Dive Wreck which was once an illegal fishing vessel that was apprehended by the Australian Navy back in February 2002 and was sunk approximately three nautical miles off the coast of Bunbury. This manmade reef is now home to a variety of fish species, moray eels, sea snakes, mantra rays, dolphins and more that you can easily get up close and personal to. During the months of June and September you can hear the calling of the whales as they pass by on their migratory path and see them at play, sometimes just meters away.
Diving in Bunbury is an experience not to be missed with many dive sites some well known and some only known to the local dive operators. You can launch your own boat but if you don’t have your own vessel there are a number of great diving schools and charters that you can arrange to join in on. Weather pending of course, they leave everyday for the open waters off Bunbury and will take you to places that you may not have even known existed. You can see brightly coloured corals, snorkel above reef gardens and dive through caves.
If you don’t already hold your diving ticket and wish to learn how to dive there are some very reputable diving schools right here in Bunbury that you can book into that will have you diving in now time. The experience staff will teach you all that you need to know so you can discover what Bunbury holds in the way of diving and snorkelling! The south west corner of Western Australia, with Bunbury included is some of the best diving that people from all around come to enjoy. There are many diving opportunities to choose between, whether you are after something relaxing where you can just glide around or perhaps you want to get the adrenalin pumping a little, Bunbury will have a diving expedition just for you.
You can go gliding through ex-navy warships, are swim with masses of marine species, sit and marvel at the huge open caverns of the Lena Dive Wreck as well as take some of the most stunning underwater photos you will ever capture. Bunbury is located just 2 hours south of Perth so there are also dive charters that can take you to dive sites of Fremantle and Perth as well as enjoy diving around the Busselton Jetty and within Geographe Bay.
Bunbury is famous for its surrounding waters and diving is just one of the attractions that can be found here. It is a great pastime for the whole family to enjoy as well as for the avid diver who is very experienced as you will see things here that you may not have seen anywhere else. Diving in Bunbury is a fun filled adventure and must be added to your to do list while holidaying here.