Scuba diving Poor Knights Islands in New Zealand serves up some of the world’s most unique diving. Washed by warm tropical currents, these temperate islands abound with subtropical marine life.
For a temperate-water destination, Melbourne has some of the most enthusiastic divers in Australia. And after diving Melbourne’s piers, it’s easy to see why.
Cross the famous watery graveyard of Iron Bottom Sound from Honiara, capital of the Solomon Islands, and you’ll find a hidden gem for lovers of wrecks and reefs: Tulagi.
Mantas: the Maldives, Komodo, Bali, Raja Ampat…and Brisbane? That’s right, you can see mantas just offshore from Brisbane at a fantastic site called Manta Bommie.
It’s not called Iron Bottom Sound for nothing, with 100s of wrecks just off the coast of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. Here’s our guide to diving them recreationally.