Margaret River provides many different opportunities for you to experience some of Australia’s finest diving from the Busselton Jetty, to sunken shipwrecks, the many bays and coves that provide perfect and protected snorkeling and diving. There are shallow reef dives for the novice diver and deeper depths for the advanced diver.
Located just below Perth, approximately three and a half hours south from the city you will Margaret River that not only has some of the best diving in the country but also a plethora of other attractions and activities for you to enjoy. No matter how old you are you will be able to fill your days up with plenty of fun and excitement or simply kick back and enjoy the laid back holiday lifestyle of the area.
The clear waters that ribbon the coastline beacon you to come in and discover an underwater world that holds many wonders. From colorful reef fish, dolphins, whales, seals, sea lions and plenty of coral gardens, tunnels and caves to explore. You can skim across the top of the surface as you take a shallow reef dive or make your way out to the deeper waters where you will find one of the best dives that Western Australia offers, the HMAS Swan. This purpose sunk ship has created a beautiful wonderland of brightly colored corals and sponges and is home to an array of underwater species. Whether you are a beginner or advanced diver, the HMAS Swan offers depths for all divers that range from 18 meters to 30 meters.
All along the coastline you can find inlets and bays that you can enter into directly from the beach and here you will find plenty of shore dives to do. Take the family for a day in the water or perhaps you might be interested to do a diving charter. Many tour operators depart daily, weather pending, to many various locations off shore. You can go snorkeling upon the reefs or strap on some gear, if you hold your diving license and go for a dive. The experience staff are always on hand to assist you with anything that you might need and with all of the equipment provided, you won’t have to bring anything along except yourself.
The waters that fringe the coastline of the Margaret River region are crystal clear and pretty much a warm temperature throughout the year so you will have every opportunity to jump into the water to see what it has install for you. There are swim throughs, tunnels, caves and bommies just waiting to be discovered and you can get up close and personal with a variety of marine life such as reef fish, sharks, mantra rays, moray eels and more. During the months of June and September you can even be lucky enough to hear the underwater calls of the humpback whales as they pass on by.
The dive sites off the southern coast of Western Australia are rated as some of the best in the country so why don’t you come and see for yourself what this amazing underwater world has waiting for you. From diving to snorkeling, beginners through to advanced can all venture into the safe ocean waters for an experience that they will never forget. Whether you wish to make your way out with a diving charter or launch your own boat this is one attraction that the Margaret River region has to offer that you really shouldn’t miss out on!