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Top 4 awesome places to Dive around Perth

a man riding on the back of a boat in the water

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 caves to stick your head into. There are several dive sites ranging in depth for beginner or more experienced divers. For the brave divers with Advanced certification, the best spots are Shark Cave and Opera House-home to the Grey Nurse Sharks.

Carnac Island

Carnac is a short half an hour boat trip from Fremantle only accessable by private boats and Charters and a great trip to do for the day or half a day if your short on time.  Home to the rarest of sea lions, the Australian sea lions, these curious cuties often come and say hello while diving or snorkeling in the beautiful bays. The best spots to dive here are behind Carnac island at a reef called Stragglers.

Dive trip to the Lena

The Lena wreck

The Lena wreck out of Bunbury is a great dive no matter what level of diver you are. Sitting at 18m, this wreck is beautiful with plenty of fish life and an interesting history. An illegal fishing boat for Patagonian toothfish back in 2002, this boat was chased down for 2 weeks before finally being apprehended and sunk to its new home just off the coast of Bunbury. Because this dive site is a maximum of 18m its perfect for anyone with Open Water certification.

wheel house, hmas swan


The HMAS Swan is located a couple of hours south of Perth and is one of the largest accessible dive wrecks in the Southern Hemisphere. Named after the Swan River, the ship used to be a destroyer escort for the Royal Australian Navy until 1997, the Swan sunk off the coast of Dunsborough to be used as a dive wreck. This is a great wreck if you have your advanced ticket as it sits at 30m.

There are plenty of awesome shore dive sites located around Perth. Keep your eye on our Facebook page to see upcoming events and club shore dives and check out our series ‘2 minutes to dive‘ for information on local shore dives.