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Diving in Brisbane

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The most accessible dive sites for divers in Brisbane are those in Moreton Bay. 

The diving here is varied and offers something for all levels. 

Both Moreton Island and North Stradbroke Island offer impressive reefs, over 200 species of reef fish, leopard sharks, loggerhead sea turtles and even majestic manta rays. 

Aside from marine life, the unique collection of shallow water wrecks (Tangalooma Wrecks) are within easy reach and offer an easy introduction to wreck diving.

When to dive in Brisbane

Diving from Brisbane is available all year round. January through to March is considered the monsoon period which brings with it amazing feeding and marine life action following the breeding season. The winter months of April through to September offer great visibility but strong winds can occur. From October through to December (summer months), Brisbane experiences wonderful weather with an active breeding season underwater. Water temperature in the summer varies from 24 to 28 degrees. During the winter months, temperatures vary from 19 to 22 degrees. If you are hoping to see manta rays, November through to April are the best months and for grey nurse sharks, July through to October offer the best opportunities.

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Common marine life sightings for Brisbane

More Information

If you are travelling to Brisbane from overseas, the international airport is Brisbane Airport (BNE). Once in Brisbane, dive centres in the city offer day trips to the nearby sites including Moreton Bay Marine Park sites, Flinders Reef and Stradbroke Island. If you prefer to stay offshore, there are places to stay on Stradbroke island which give even easier access to sites such as Manta Bommie. There are also places to stay and dive centres on Moreton Island with great options for diving Tangalooma. There are daily ferries from Brisbane to both Moreton Island and Stradbroke Island as well as ferries that run from Stradbroke to Moreton Island direct. 

Time Zone
240 V
Bar (bar)
1st Stage
INT / Yoke / K
Domestic airports
Brisbane Airport (BNE)
International airports
Brisbane Airport (BNE)
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