Melbourne and its surrounds offer unique dive sites for the intrepid diver. Within the city you can dive at Melbourne Aquarium but step further outside and you'll find options in Portsea, Geelong, Queenscliff, Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island.
While it might be convenient to stay in the city, these alternate locations offer incredible marine experiences and allow you to swim among the HMAS Canberra shipwreck, Port Phillip Heads, Lonsdale Wall and Mushroom Reef, Port Danger and Barwon Bluff Marine Sanctuaries.
We've found options that take you there and are perfect for advanced divers and those just testing the waters below.
Our top picks for scuba diving in Melbourne:
Compare scuba diving experiences in and around Melbourne
We compare the above-mentioned options (and then some) by location, price, duration and extras to give a better idea of what you're setting yourself up for.
|Diving company||Location||Experience||Duration||Includes||Suitable for||Price (from)||Book|
|Ocean Adventures Phillip Island||San Remo||PADI Discover Scuba Phillip Island||3 hours||All equipment||Beginners||$199||Finder|
|Bayplay||Portsea||Scuba Diving with Sea Dragons||4 hours||All scuba diving equipment||Beginners||$155 (child) $195 (adult)||RedBalloon|
|Bayplay||Portsea||Scuba Diving PADI Refresher Course||4 hours||Theory knowledge review, confined water skills review, open water dive, all scuba diving equipment||Certified PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent||$195||RedBalloon|
|Melbourne Aquarium||Melbourne||Shark Diving at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium||3 hours||All equipment, general admission into the aquarium||Beginners||$299||RedBalloon|
|Bayplay||Portsea||PADI Open Water Course||2 days||All scuba diving equipment||Beginners||$695||RedBalloon|
|Bayplay||Portsea||3-day Rescue Diver Course||3 days||All scuba diving equipment||Certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent||$595||Gift It Now|
|Bayplay||Portsea||2-day Advanced Open Water Scuba Diving Course||2 days||All scuba diving equipment||Certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent||$595||Gift It Now|
|Bayplay||Portsea||Divemaster Course||3 days||All scuba diving equipment||PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent||$1,495||Gift It Now|
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