Diving or Learning -
a wealth of opportunities - unbeatable value
Located within the waters of the World Heritage listed
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Magnetic Island has a wealth of interesting
dive sites, whether diving from the shore or a boat. The waters around
Magnetic Island are warm (winter average 23 deg.C - summer av. 28
deg.C) and relatively shallow, so are perfect for novices or for relaxed
enjoyable diving. Whilst not being able to boast the crystal-clear
visibility of the Outer Great Barrier Reef, (trips to the outer reef
are available - an experience not to be missed!) the beautiful bays
and rocky headlands of the Island provide a home for fringing coral
reefs and a wide variety of fish and other sea-life.
From the shore, entry is from the many sheltered, gently sloping beaches
with easy access by road and there are also several well lit areas for
night dive entry & exit.
There are also many shipwrecks to explore. Most ships were sunk as
shelters to moorings or jetties but the Island's rocks have also claimed
several vessels over the years.
As well as being a great location for diving, Magnetic Island is gaining
an Australia-wide reputation amongst travellers as "The Place To
Go" to learn to dive, and offers the most affordable, high quality,
fully certified, beginners dive courses in Australia.
There are links below to information on some of the Island's more popular dive sites as well as links to Dive Shops/Schools
|Island Dive Sites|
|Island Dive Shops/Schools|