The diving in Busselton is second to none with some of Australia’s finest dive sites being located just off shore. There is the chance to dive on one of Australia’s top 10 dive sties, around the Busselton Jetty or through sunken shipwrecks, caves, tunnels and swim throughs. There is snorkelling for anyone who doesn’t hold their diving certificate and plenty of opportunities to simply dive into the water right from shore. There are many beautiful reefs just off shore that the whole family can enjoy for the day as they explore the corals, fish and array of underwater life.
In Busselton it isn’t hard to find a number of great dive shops and schools who are always willing to quickly book anyone in who is interested in obtaining their dive certificate or perhaps even do an advanced course that will have you diving in no time. There are so many places that boarder the coastline of Busselton that you can explore all year round with water temperatures always being more than comfortable even in winter.
The Busselton Jetty has over 300 species to get up close and personal with and the depth is never more than 9m making it great for the whole family to enjoy. There is an array of coral formations that you can see and the kids will just love this kind of recreational snorkelling that you can do here. There are many great charters that you can book onto at any time in the year, whether it is just for the day you are looking for or perhaps overnight or an extended tour to other diving sites. The crew and onboard staff will provide you with everything that you need for a great time under the water and will give you an experience no to forget! From places in Geographical Bay that boasts warm waters from the north which brings tropical and sub tropical marine species hardly seen this far south, to the Busselton Jetty and then to the outer parts of the open waters there are some amazing places that you can dive upon that the charters include in their itinerary.
There is the HMAS Swan Shipwreck that was sunk back in December 1997 that is located 1.3km off Point Piquet and sits at around 30 meters below water level. Being around 113m in length and 23m high there is a lot to explore and all levels of divers from beginners to advance will love it! Many tour operators run daily trips out to the site or you can launch your own vessel and make your way out to the shipwreck for yourself if you are fully equipped but you will need an access permit to do so.
With plenty of day trips to a variety of sites and locations off the coast of Busselton as well as overnight and extended diving trips for the avid diver you can take your pick with the right type of dive charter and experience you are interested to perfectly suit you, your budget and how much time you have up your sleeve. But one thing is for sure, that this is an experience not to be missed out on! There is also places like Four Mile Reef, Coral Gardens, Peppermint Beach and Wright Bank that are all located around Geographical Bay that provide a variety of diving and if you wish to just strap on some goggles and a snorkel to go exploring and skim across the water top then around the end of the Jetty, within the bays and inlets and in Yallingup Lagoon which is also another great spot to explore in the summer months.
Busselton offers a range of diving options for you to select from no matter what time of year you are visiting so come and discover some of the best dive locations that Australia has to offer, right off shore from Busselton.