While Sydney was under COVID-19 lockdown, a group of aquarium-bred White’s seahorses was released into Sydney’s harbor.
Diving around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic has been nearly impossible, but diving in Sydney during lockdown has been possible for locals.
With no tourists because of COVID-19, Australian dive tour operators are planting coral instead.
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.
Well-known for clear water and schooling fish, the macro life on the Great Barrier Reef is amazing too. Here are a few of our favorite critters to look for.
Calm seas, clear skies and no wind mean a glorious experience on a liveaboard to the Coral Sea, Australia.
Australia’s newest wreck, the ex-HMAS Tobruk, provides divers with another great reason to explore this stretch of the southern Great Barrier Reef.
Marine biologist and underwater photographer Johnny Gaskell recently explored the Great Barrier Reef in search of the truth on its current condition.
Diving the Quetta, a huge shipwreck from the 1880s, will bring you face to face with amazing marine life everywhere you look.
The Great Detached Reef is a little-known location on the Great Barrier Reef almost as far north as you can go. What’s it like?
The annual mass coral-spawning event on the Great Barrier Reef inspired new collaboration between tourism operators and scientists to help save the reef.
Fish Rock may just be the best Australian dive site that you’ve never heard of.
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.
While it’s famous for topside attractions, there are worthwhile stops beneath the water in Sydney as well. Here are our picks for the best shore dives in Sydney.
You may have heard of or seen photos of the amazing giant spider crab migration in Australia. The media attention, however, has led to rampant overfishing.
Every year between May and July, giant Australian cuttlefish aggregate by the thousands in South Australia. It’s one giant orgy — and a spectacular sight to see.
Just when you thought scuba diving in Queensland couldn’t get any better, you’ve got to add the enormous ex-HMAS Tobruk to your bucket list.
About 30 minutes off the coast of Townsville North Queensland lies the legendary wreck of the SS Yongala, a steamship that went down in 1911 with all passengers lost.
Diving on the Great Barrier Reef is on the bucket list for many of us. If you’re taking a camera, here’s a brief guide to underwater photography on the Great Barrier Reef for beginners.
Stewards of the Great Barrier Reef are working toward greater resilience to climate events with help from some ground-breaking technology: and an underwater robot is delivering corals
The short dive season runs September through December in Western Australia’s Rowley Shoals, and it belongs on your bucket list for next year.
This new dive site off the Queensland coast is red-hot. But what makes Wolf Rock so special?
Like all the world’s coral reefs, the Great Barrier Reef is under threat. But the world’s largest living organism has some Great Barrier Reef heroes on its side.
It’s not just the deadly box jelly when it comes to jellyfish of Australia — these waters are home to many amazing species. Watch out for both the deadly and delightful on your next dive Down Under.
The Great Barrier Reef is under constant threat from pressures of all sorts. But some passionate individuals are doing what they can by helping to grow more-resilient corals.
Known as “Australia’s Galapagos Islands,” scuba diving Christmas Island means an experience rich in biodiversity.
The muck diving in Chowder Bay, in the Sydney suburb of Mosman, offers nudibranchs, seahorses, frogfish and more.
The SS Yongala went down off Townsville, Australia in 1911, taking all its passengers with it. Now, the wreck is one of the most iconic dive sites on the Great Barrier Reef.
Each weedy seadragon, endemic to the southern shore of Australia, boasts a unique spot pattern on its belly. Divers in the area have the unique opportunity to help identify them.
It’s possible to “name a star,” usually as a gift, but now you can name your own coral reef as well, in Australia at Lord Howe Island.
A tiny dollop of sand measuring just 79 acres off the northeastern tip of Australia is home to one of the largest green turtle nesting sites in the world. Plan a visit with Mike Ball Dive Expeditions.
Some dive sites beg for extended bottom time. Steve’s Bommie, on the Great Barrier Reef, will leave you wishing you could stay underwater forever.
Australia’s Coral Sea boasts a staggering array of dive sites. Here are the top five Coral Sea dive sites, in no particular order.
Off the northeastern coast of Australia lies the Coral Sea, a region of plunging depths and steep seamounts. Oh, and plenty of sharks.
Every year giant cuttlefish gather together to court and mate. And every year some lucky divers get to witness it!
This short video, shot in Australia, shows how simultaneously vulnerable and resilient our coral reefs are in the face of bleaching.
A snorkeler gets more than he bargained for when a great white shows up to check him out. He ended up with some great footage, and an epic story to tell!