South Australia is a world class diving destination most famous for Leafy seadragons, Great white sharks and mating Giant cuttlefish. However, there is much more to see: ship wrecks - some of historical importance, others sunk specifically for divers, reefs, muck diving and caves. The shore diving is easy and varied. The water temperature ranges from 10℃ in winter to 24℃ in mid-summer.
The South Australian Dive Guide is designed to showcase some of South Australia's best shore diving and to provide a useful resource for underwater photographers and recreational divers to find and identify SA's unique aquatic life. Some creatures are common, others extremely rare:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ = very common
⭐⭐⭐ = common but may be elusive
⭐ = extremely rare or hard to find
On the map, click on the diver to find out some logistical information on the dive site.
If you would like to contribute to this guide with pictures or an alternative identification, please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks to all those who have contributed to Ocean In Colour: Phil Mercurio, Simon Cribbes, Adam Poetsch, Chelsea Haebich, Yuri Verbaan, Shaun Ruxton, Marianne Chi, Wally Pillen, Anita Futterer.
And a very special thank you to Janine Baker for her expertise and for checking and correcting all my mistakes in the South Australian Dive Guide