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129 Welshpool Road, Perth WA - OPEN 7 DAYS

Free Sunday Morning Shore Dive

Free Sunday Morning Shore Dive - Every Sunday!

Free Sunday Morning Shore Dive

FREE Sunday Morning Shore Dive

Not sure where to go diving around Perth or worried about not having a buddy? Join us for our Free Sunday Morning Shore Dive any Sunday. No need to book, simply meet at the shop just after 8am, collect any hire gear you need, then join the group. By the time you get back the Free Sausage Sizzle will be ready and waiting for you! 

When: Every Sunday. Rain, hail or shine! 

Where: Meet at Dolphin Scuba Diving Welshpool. Once everyone is here we will choose a dive site suitable for the group and weather conditions 

When: 8am at the shop for the dive briefing at 8.20am 

What to bring: Your diving certification and any gear of your own 

Cost: The dive is FREE and scuba equipment is available at a discounted rate of $60 for the dive. Please note we do not hire mask, snorkel, fins or boots. 

Pre-Requisites: You must be a certified diver to join this dive and have been diving in the past 6 months. 


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Perth Scuba Diving Locations


Swan River

HMAS Swan River


Bicton Baths

If you’re looking for a sheltered spot to jump in, close to the carpark facilities, this is the place! Bicton is a very popular location for night diving as there are plenty of prawns and crabs to chase. There’s always something to see whether it’s abandoned shopping trolleys, or seahorses under the jetty.


Scout Hall

What a combination of wrecks! Have a look over a WWII army landing craft and a Chinese junk. Out from the Scout jetty on Jerrat Drive you can find these wrecks sitting in around 10 metres of water. The landing craft is large and well worn but has many little holes to peek inside.  The Chinese junk rises about 2 metres above the riverbed and is more interesting, but you can visit both on one dive.  The usual Swan river favoutirtes can be found on these wrecks such as Seahorses, Scorpian cod, cuttlefish and Nudibranchs.


The Coombe

Looking for a sheltered shore dive with a bit of depth? The Coombe is a great place to explore the small wrecks from 10m down to over 20m. At The Coombe shallow wrecks you have plenty of time to explore the nooks and crannies for a variety of marine life including but not limited too Toadfish, Gobbleguts, Decorator Crabs, Seahorses and Cuttlefish.  As you are diving in the river between wrecks (there are lines that you can follow) there will be a lot of sand but don't be fooled into thinking you won't see anything interesting, you may come across Nudibranchs Tube Anemones, Seastars, Flathead, Flounder and more.... If it is a bit of depth that you are after then you can head to the Deep Coombe where you can get up to 22 metres.  On this dive you will definately need to take a torch with you, the wrecks here are slowly degrading over time but still pleny too see with sponges, asidians, crabs and Bream hanging around the wrecks. Don’t forget to look out for boat traffic when diving in the river!


Blackwall Reach

There is a large barge in 14 metres, a few small wrecks and the remains of a yacht in 16 metres.  The barge is an impressive size and teeming with life, it was scuttled in May 1967 and is generally covered in Seahorses.  Blackwall Reach is in the main river flow and currents can be quite strong.  It is best dived on slack tide.  In the summer be carefull of people jumping into the water from the cliffs.  If you swim back along the cliff contour you may also come across a car and a truck axle as well as small limestone overhangs that hide many of the fish life.

 

South of the River

Rockingham Wreck Trail


Rockingham Wreck Trail

The Rockingham Wreck Trail is the dive site every diver in Perth has experienced at least once. Sheltered by Garden Island, it’s not often the weather conditions prevent you from diving here. You can see from the beach where the water gets deeper, with a gentle slope from 6 to 18 metres.  There are many wrecks here with two planes, one of which still has half a wing and engine by it's side.  There are two boat wrecks the "Target" sitting in 11m and the"Old Timer" sitting in 17m, with a "chicken coop" at 14m that has a toilet that keeps moving, last report had it sitting on the top.  There is a large pile of truck tyres and many car tyres scattered around, all of these wrecks are linked up by ropes but be aware that these ropes can move from time to time, while you are down there keep an eye out for scuba gnome and watch out for ninja gnome.

The wrecks are encrusted with an abundant variety of marine life as are the ropes that join the wrecks, as you go you will come across many types of fish life most of which will be either very shy or very curious.  The marine life that you can come across includes but is by no means limited to;  European fan worms, tiny tubeworms, solitary ascidians, tube anenome, sea tulips, sea squirts, ball sponge, turret corals, soft corals, bryozoans, sea cucumbers, many types of boxfish, rough bullseye, eels, sea pens, sea stars, sand dollars, nudibranchs, crustaceans, sea jellies, stripeys, old wives, octopus, globe fish, wrasse, shaws cowfish, cobbler, flathead, sea hares.......and if you look really carefully you may find the West Australian seahorse.  The list is endless.


Robbs Jetty

Robbs Jetty is a disused and dismantled cattle jetty, during the 1890s-1970s it was used for the unloading of cattle from the North-West to the abattoirs here in Perth.  It is located at the C Y O'Connor Reserve beach, the beach is named after the famous engineer who took his own life while riding his horse into the water, there is also a memorial statue of C Y O'Connor on his horse in the water to the right of the dive site.  There is a bit of a walk through sand to get to this site and if you park in the smaller carpark you have to walk through a catlle run to get there, despite the hike it is worth the walk.

All that remains of the jetty are 100 metres of submerged wooden pylons and some concrete plylons in the shallows. There is alot of marine life on and around the pylons.  Starting with ascidians, sponges and an abundance of sea cucumbers sometimes you can see cuttlefish, an octopus or two, nudibranchs, baby Port Jackson sharks, Lionfish, schooling Bullseyes, stingrays and much much more.  If you are really lucky you might even see a sealion!

 

Ammunition Jetty

Ammunition or Ammo Jetty is an extremely popular shore dive, the T Shaped jetty reaches a depth of 10m or so, is easy to navigate and is great for novice or experienced divers. The only thing to consider when diving this spot is that it is very popular for fishing, so make sure you are aware and prepared for the unlikely event of entanglement. There is an abundance of life in all the small spaces and generally you will encounter some lion fish....if you’re lucky you might even meet the local sea lion!

 

Kwinana Grain Terminal

With the jetty being 800m long, this dive can be abit of a swim! The maximum depth is 17 metres and there's alot to see! If you find love in the smallest things, this dive is for you. The Kwinana Grain Terminal is a very popular site for photography as it is a macro site, meaning there are plenty of nudibranchs and other small critters hiding amongst the corals, so look carefully! This dive spot is home to working ships, so be mindful, practice safe diving techniques and try to stay underneath the jetty. 


Point Peron

With a maximum depth of roughly 10 metres, Point Peron is an easy shore dive, a shallow spot with beautiful reef, swim throughs and many things to explore considering its such a large dive site. Point Peron is best dived when there is minimal swell because it can get quite surgey due to the exposure of the place. Take your torch along to this dive and check under the ledges for crays, octopus and weedy seadragons!

 

North and South Moles

Up for a bit of adventure? The North Mole and South Mole in Fremantle require a bit of rock climbing getting to the water, but watching your step and taking your time you will be in the water soon enough. There is a small wreck at the North Mole to explore that sits roughly 335 degrees from the centre of the ramp and around a 5 minute swim to get to it, its worth taking some compass bearings before getting in the water!  At the Mole you can only dive on the outside which still gives you plenty of opportunity to see an abundance of interesting critters. The list of marine life is long but prepare yourself for the likes of Goatfish, Talma, Wrasse, Flounder, Flathead, Leatherjackets,Toadfish, Sea cucumbers, Tubeworms, Anemones, Seastars, and keep a close eye out for Seahares and the ever illusive Weedy Seadragon that likes to hide among the sea grasses, on the way out don't forget to check amoungst the rocks aswell, you may even find a crayfish or two.

 

North of the River

Scuba Diving North of the River


Marmion Angling Club

Marmion Angling & Aquatic Club offers a shallow shore dive with an abundance of life. This site is best dived on a calm day or after a couple of days of low Easterly winds with minimal swell.... the surge can get quite noticeable due to the exposure of the spot so be sure to check the weather before heading out. MAAC has an average depth of 5 metres with lots ofundercuts and gullies, the best life is under overhangs in the reef where the limestone is covered in coulourful sponges and ascidians.  Schools of Buffalo bream can be found as wells as Tarwhine and pomfreds like to hang out. MAAC is home to weedy sea dragons, Travelly, the occasional Port Jackson shark or Wobegong shark and plenty of varieties of sponges and urchins! 

 

Mettam’s Pool

Mettams Pool is a nice easy dive with lots of small holes and caves to explore. Be mindful when entering and exiting as it can be quite shallow, the best time to dive this spot is when there is swell bellow 1 metre and winds are offshore. The famous Western Blue Devil fish love to hang out underneath the ledges and there is a variety of starfish to keep an eye out for!


3 Mile Reef

3 Mile reef is a long stretch of limestone reef formations running out of northern Perth waters. The main boat launch sites are Hillarys, Ocean Reef and Mindarie. This Dive Site offers depths of 30m or so, varieties of corals, Western Blue Devil fish, big sting rays, schools of reef fish and lots of crays to catch!

Marmion Marine Park

A little further north of Perth, there is a lot of reef to explore. Cuttlefish, reef fish, stingrays, Samson fish galore!


Gemini Wreck

Lying in 32m the Gemini Wreck is a nice depth and not too big to swim around. Covered in soft corals and sponges, great for photography.

 

Rottnest Island

Scuba Diving Rottnest Island


The area where you can find the best diving that Perth has to offer, has to be Rottnest Island. Sitting in the Leuwin current (a warmer water stream) the island's huge number of reefs host an amazing range of hard corals and fish. With surprising diversity, unique swim throughs, channels and caves, Rottnest is a must dive.

 

Crystal Palace

Situated on the south east side of the Island this dive site is one of the most popular at Rottnest. With plenty to see and amazing topography, the depth ranges from 8-18m and offers swim throughs, caves, holes and constant reef. You can expect t to see large Samson fish, Dhufish, Western Blue Devils, Buffalo Bream, Box fish and of course heaps of Crays to catch! 

  

Roe Reef

Roe Reef is another popular dive site that Rottnest has to offer. This is another limestone reef formation, like all of those around Perth. Roe Reef has swim throughs, canyons, caves and is a spot that you will not get bored of. There are many nudibranchs and small marine critters to look out for so keep your eyes peeled!

 

Rottnest Ships Graveyard

Located approximately 10km southwest of Rottnest Island, the water drops off and in the deep water lies a number of ship wrecks. The area was a dumping ground for derelict ships and surplus munitions from the early 1900’s until the 1970’s. The wreck we most often dive is the shallower 58m Wreck, great depth for trimix courses.

 

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