East Coast Diving

Come and see why National Geographic magazine underwater photographer David Doubilet describes diving in Tasmania as 'an exquisite combination of lyrical beauty and the wistfully bizarre.'
Diving in Tasmania
What's special about diving in Tasmania?

    Home to some of the best temperate diving in the world.
    Diverse and easily accessible underwater wilderness.
    You can explore the kelp forests of the Southern Ocean.

The spectacular coastline and clear, cool-temperate waters are superb for diving in Tasmania. The visibility ranges from 12 metres (13 yards) in the summer to 40 metres (43.5 yards) or more in the winter.

Tasmanian waters are home to a host of unique marine animals and plants. To help you explore the giant kelp forests, sponge gardens and caves or find sea dragons and our amazing invertebrates, check out the Tasmania's Dive Trail. It lists the best sites along Tasmania’s east coast between Flinders Island and Bruny Island.

You can scuba dive in the clear waters of Tasmania's Bay of Fires, weave your way through an impressive kelp forest on the Tasman Peninsula or explore a shipwreck off Flinders Island. Tasmania is well known for its many shipwreck sites, which provide fascinating insight into Australia's maritime history.
Search out handfish and rare species such as the weedy sea dragon.


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Situated on St Patricks Head overlooking the Bay of Fires and is central to Douglas Apsley & Freycinet National Park.
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The most sensational ocean panorama in all of Tasmania,
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The region boasts an array of fine fresh farm & sea produce consistent with the State's claim to fame as a food lover's paradise.
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Proclaimed by the Tasmanian Government as a private nature reserve exclusive and unique accommodation with sensational coastal views.