Australia, Far East & Australia
Australia offers scuba diving holidays to dive on the the Great Barrier Reef aboard one of the best luxury liveaboads - Spoilsport from world famous Mike Ball Expedition tours. Ask anyone about diving in Australia and they’ll immediately think of the Great Barrier Reef. If you want to dive on the largest coral reef in the world, head to Australia for your diving holiday. The Great Barrier Reef is the only living structure visible from space. It runs some 2000 miles along the Queensland coast approximately 12 miles from the mainland.
Our recommended way to dive the best dive sites in Australia is aboad a liveaboard, From here you can dive the best Ribbon Reef sites including Pixie Pinnacles and Lighthouse Bommie plus the world famous Cod Hole where you dive with giant Potato Cod the size of a diver ! The long trip out to the remote Coral Sea is well worth the effort with pristine reefs, great visibility and lots of big pelagics. Osprey Reef and North Horn are a focal point for shark spotters.
Culture & Activities
Australia offers many extension tours from Cairns in the North West Queensland state. Must see sights include Ayers Rock and the Bumbles of the interior with ancient Aboriginal artwork, For Darwin, home to 'salty' crocodiles, Kakadu National Park and Catherine Gorge in the Northern Territories. Or plan to incorporate surfing mecca, Brisbane on the Gold, cosmopolitan Sidney with iconic sites such as the Opera House and Bondi beach in New South Wales or head to the spectacular southern coast home to Adelaide and Melbourne. We are happy to put together an extension trip to compliment your diving.
Best Time: August-September but good diving all year.
Average Air temps: 24°C (July - Winter) 30°C (Dec/Jan - Summer)
Average Water temps: 22°C (June - Winter) 26°C (March - Summer)
Visibility: Best April-December.
Top Dive Sites: Specific itineraries on the Great Barrier Reef variable by dates.
Great Reasons to Dive in Austrailia