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Animal Feature – Whale Shark heads to Perth for the Summer!

While Perth, Western Australia is known for crystal blue waters, spectacular crystal palaces of caves at Rottnest Island and plenty of life at local shore dives, no one quite expected a January visit from a Whale Shark. Normally Perth locals would have to drive 14 hours north or hop on a plane to Ningaloo reef…

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January 28, 2021

Rottnest Booking Tips : planning to scuba dive Rottnest Island and more Bucket List experiences

Rottnest Island’s iconic lighthouse looking over a stunning beach – captured by Salty Dragon Get the most out of your Rottnest booking, island day trip, overnighter or eco tour. We have you covered with some Island extras and local tips you might not know about. Where do you start? Tourism Australia has a fantastic Guide…

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January 1, 2021

SCUBA Skills – What’s up with your Buoyancy?

Not all of us can expect to master a perfect lotus position hover straight away like this guy in the YouTube video below. But we can make some minor adjustments that completely transform our diving experience from a struggle, to relaxed and controlled. Scuba Buoyancy control does not need to be a loosing battle.  …

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December 26, 2020

Who is Bucket List Diver?

Bucket List Diver all began in 2016 when an idea turned into a plan and a plan turned into reality!!! How did it all begin? Kate and Antoni met while travelling in Central America, where they both fell in love with diving. Living in the Caribbean, teaching Scuba Diving and gaining plenty of experience. They…

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November 10, 2020

Where to scuba dive in Exmouth?

Bucket List Diver just came back of a week of great diving at Exmouth in the Ningaloo Reef. We had a lot of fun and really enjoyed to take a break out of Perth Scuba Diving to enjoy the warm water of Ningaloo Reef. We wanted to give you some inspiration to plan your holidays…

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August 17, 2020

Everything you need to know about Diving with Nurse Sharks at Rottnest Island

If Scuba diving with Great Nurse Sharks is on your Bucket List then look no further then diving with us at Shark Cave, west end of Rottnest Island How do I get there? Rottnest Island is accessible by boat from Fremantle. Our boat MoonshineII takes you directly to the dive site and we make a…

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August 3, 2020

PADI International Women’s Dive Day

What a great day for 2020 PADI International Women’s Dive Day Thank you everyone for joining us for this years big event. Having learnt from the past, we decided this year it would be best to stay indoors and plan for a fun indoor pool games morning followed by a BBQ lunch. What did we…

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July 22, 2020

Back to Rottnest Island after a long break

With the easing on restrictions and Rottnest Island re-open we were able to head back to Rottnest Island last Saturday. A sunny winter day, we headed out with our 6 divers for a double dive at the south side of the island. Dive #1 we saw a monster giant cuttlefish. This thing was no joke,…

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June 23, 2020

Top 4 awesome places to Dive around Perth

Perth, Western Australia is home to some awesome dive locations from shipwrecks to caves, sharks and nudibranches. Here’s our top 4 awesome places to Dive around Perth Rottnest Island Situated an hour boat trip from Fremantle, Rottnest island has so many dive sites to explore. Made up of limestone, you will find plenty of caverns and…

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June 14, 2020

When is the right time for ‘Shark Cave” -Rottnest Island?

For some of you reading this, the idea of diving with sharks sounds exhilarating. For others maybe not so much?! We are so blessed to have a wonderful dive site “Shark Cave” off Rottnest Island. The most counted on a single dive in the cave is 12 Grey Nurse sharks. Scary looking with jagged teeth…

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June 13, 2020

Seahorses Galore in Rockingham

With the winter weather being absolutely stunning so far, Instructor Kate and Divemaster Hayley decided to check out a new dive site we have yet to explore. Palm Beach Jetty, Rockingham is a great dive site from what we found from our one 47min dive. Easy access with plenty of parking, toilet and shower facilities,…

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June 4, 2020

Top Activities to do around Perth, Western Australia

Is snorkelling with Australian Sea Lions on your Bucket List? Carnac Island is a short 20min boat ride from Fremantle and worth the ride. Keep your eye on dolphins on the way! The Australian Sea Lions are the rarest species of Sea Lion in the world and at Carnac island they are all males. Carnac…

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April 25, 2020

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