The vast country of Australia is famed for its outdoor lifestyle and excellent scuba diving. There is a wide variety of diving found here - cage diving with great whites in Port Lincoln, swimming with whale sharks in Ningaloo Reef or sailing the idyllic Whitsundays, there is something to suit everyone.
Fiji, the soft coral capital of the world, will make your eyes pop with its rainbow-coloured reefs, endless beaches and diverse dive opportunities. Discover reefs teeming with macro life and fish, world-famous deep walls swathed in purple and white corals, abundant mantas, whale sharks and more.
A remote island paradise known for having ‘walls of grey reef sharks’ and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve diving, French Polynesia’s unspoilt dive spots are idyllic. Go there for easy lagoon dives, exciting deep dives and encounters with friendly stingrays, mantas, abundant sharks and humpback whales.
Micronesia’s lush islands and clear waters host an array of WWII wrecks, thriving reefs, critters and pelagics, making diving there sheer paradise. Visit the bucket list destination of Palau to discover sparkling Chandelier Caves and numerous mantas, swim with millions of harmless jellyfish or go wall diving at world-famous Peleliu Cut.
Papua New Guinea sits firmly at the top of many divers’ bucket lists due to the rich fauna, WWII wrecks and virgin coral reefs. Named by some as the wild west of diving - for its remoteness, rugged terrain and pristine sites, it is still a secret for the adventurous few.
With the second-highest coral diversity in the world, the Solomon Islands have 485 different species of coral for divers to observe. Among WWII wrecks, caves, steep walls, and current-swept passages host an array of marine life, from manta rays, hammerhead shark, and pygmy seahorse.
Diving in Oceania
Some may say that Oceania is ‘at the end of the earth’ and far away from the rest of the world, but aside from the stunning landscapes, there is so much to be explored underwater here and some of the areas are the epitome of underwater beauty.
This continent is spread throughout the Pacific Ocean and varies from the largest island in the world; Australia, to the tiny islands of French Polynesia which lie completely alone in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean. Some of these areas are the picturesque turquoise waters, white sandy beaches with all the colours of the rainbow beneath the waters, and others have the thrilling dives including impressive wrecks, the deepest point in the pacific ocean at the Java Trench and the best spot in the world to dive with sharks, in Fiji. There is a big variety in how these dive sites can be reached, liveaboards are popular in this area, but there are also dive centres and dive resorts everywhere because it is such a popular diving destination. Oceania caters to all divers, and has something which will excite everyone, no matter what the goal of their diving holiday may be. There are many locations which are ideal for dive courses due to the great conditions.