Thinking of going for a dive off the coast of Queensland and unsure of where to go? Here are some of the best diving spots in Queensland – in no particular order, of course!
SS Yongala – Townsville
This location is considered one of the best diving spots in the entire world, so it really shouldn’t be missed. If you find yourself diving on a good day, you’ll encounter bull sharks, turtles, manta rays and eagle rays. It’s also home to one of the largest intact shipwrecks in the world – the marine life is bountiful!
Osprey Reef – Coral Sea
Osprey Reef is the definition of remote. This wonder is about 110 kilometres north-east of the upper section of the Great Barrier Reef, and rewards divers with spectacular views of sharks! If you’re diving in the right season, hammerhead sharks will make appearances throughout the area.
When you dive in Agincourt Reef, high visibility, colourful corals and spectacular fish are on the menu for your viewing. While diving, make sure to check out the Channels, the Gardens and Nursery Bommie to see a selection of marine life that you’ll talk about for years to come!
Heron Island – Gladstone
If a relaxing time is what you want, then Heron Island will deliver one of the more laid-back dives you’ll experience. Treat yourself to a selection of manta rays, reef sharks and pristine reefs – we promise it won’t disappoint.
HMAS Brisbane – Sunshine Coast
The home of a 133-metre missile destroyer, the HMAS Brisbane, is quite possibly one of the most available dives you can be apart of. The navy vessel was sunk on the Sunshine Coast to be used as a diving spot, and has since been cut up and placed in different spots to give divers an exit when exploring.
Eagle rays, turtles and yellow-tailed kingfish are riddled throughout the area and will join you as immerse yourself in the sunken destroyer. Keep an eye out for the octopus that lives in one of the pyrotechnic tubes on board!