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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.

Diving
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.

 

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Diving Conditions

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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.
Cod Hole - 3/4 night liveaboard,
Coral Sea Safari - 7 night liveaboard. Challenger Bay, Cod Wall & Hole, Ribbon Reef, Lizard Island, Cooktown

Great Reasons to Dive in Austrailia

  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Join research expeditions
  • Minke Whales (June/July)
  • Mantas (Dec-Mar)
  • Specialist courses onboard.
  • Onboard photogaphic services & courses.
  • Specialist Rebreather facilities.
  • Great White Shark Expeditions.
  • Minke Whale Expeditions
  • Extension tour of Australia.

     

 

 

 

Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.