Whitsundays Dive Sites

Whitsunday Islands Best Dive Sites

Whitsundays Hook Island Diving

Whitsunday Wrasse

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Whitsunday Turtle

Whitsunday Night Dive

WHITSUNDAYS DIVE SITES

If diving is on the list for your Whitsunday holiday plans, then choose a vessel that offers a rendezvous scuba dive. Powerplay will meet up with our rendezvous dive vessel so that you can enjoy a scuba dive at one of the Whitsunday's best locations!


MANTARAY BAY
Home to Maori Wrasse, George, Manta Ray Bay is a very popular dive spot and there is good reason for it. It is the most protected dive site around, with maximum 2 boats alowed in the divesite at the same time and a camera monitoring the activity in the bay. With that amount of protection, there is no wonder the fish life and coral here are some of the best around, with parrotfish, angelfish and coral trout. Batfish and big maori wrasse will come and swim with you during your dive. The Stag Horn coral formations in the shallows are quite stunning.  Through the winter months you may even find yourself awe stricken when a manta ray, the gentle giants of the ocean, glide on past. With excellent swim throughs it’s a great dive for any dive level.

MAUREENS COVE
Famous for its massive bommies, a term that came from the aboriginal language meaning an underwater mountain. You will get to dive between massive towers of coral and rock, beautiful canyons that cut through the formations, with many swimthroughs and caves to explore. The coral garden in the shallows is probably the most beautiful hard coral and plate coral formations around with alot of parrotfish feeding and the occassional school of massive bump headed parrotfish. Mantarays tend to visit this lovely cove, as well as the other divespots in the top end of Hook Island.

LUNCHEON BAY

On Hook Island's north side this bay is well protected from those blustery southerlies, making it a great calm spot to dive with great visabilty. The variety of coral is the first thing you will notice, of which you'll be garaunteed to see the giant plate corals and feel dwarfed by the size of the honeycombe corals towering over the reef. If taking a leisurely cruise through the canyons isn't enough to inspire a sense of awe. You may even get a chance to visit the affectionately named "City of Nemo's."

MACKERAL BAY
This dive site is an extreme experience. Some of the best cave diving Australia has to offer. You will be diving along an awesome wall that drops straight down to 12 metres of depth. From that wall you will enter cracks that once you swim inside you will discover massive cathedrals and halls, with a few entrances and exits and cracks in the ceiling that allow the light to play through them into the caves.

Also in the bay is 'turtle alley', a little piece of heaven with amazing variety and coverage of coral and quite a few turtles wondering around. Next to the impressive wall you can find spotted rays and an occassional shovelnose ray laying in the sand.
Unfortunately this divesite is very wheather dependant and can be visited only in very light weather.

LANGFORD REEF

The small island of Langford is surronded by reef. Enterring the from the sandbar or straight from the boat the 15 metre depth is a maze of small coral bommies and a home to many small in size, but large in numbers, school of fish. There is nearly always a current flowing past the reef, which makes for some great drift diving.

BLUE PEARL BAY

A very popular site for snorkelling and diving alike. Its a great place to visit for viewing coral and swimming with big fish. This bay is home to Priscilla, a giant Hump Headed Maori Wrasse, over the years many of our instructors and crew have witnessed the progression in her school and her growth. After swimming with Priscilla on the 'dancefloor' you can be guided through a maze of large bommies, swimthroughs, canyons and caves. With the corals stretching from the shallows at 3 metres to a depth of 18 metres on a silt/sand bottom and visabilty producing a 15 metre view this is one of the best places for diving in the Whitsundays.