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Top Scuba Diving Locations in Oceania

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Published July 20th 2016
Oceania is blessed with beautiful dive conditions, one-of-a-kind marine life, and some of the world's rarest marine species. Here are some of the world class diving spots worth visiting in Australia and nearby islands.

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1. Milford Sound in New Zealand

Located in the magnificent site of Fiordlands, divers would love to go to this diving spot, as you would be welcomed with crisp water, varnished with tannins from the forests, and trenchant salt water that uncovers huge red and black corals, as well as spiny sea-dragons. During your dive, you might even catch a glimpse of seals swimming by, but there's also the possibility that you'll be very busy looking at the wonderful invertebrate life of this place. The fiord is composed of marine reserve, and it's just as breathtaking as above the water surface.

Wreck of the SS Yongala in Queensland
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2. Wreck of the SS Yongala in Queensland

The wreck of SS Yongala should be part of a diver's bucket list. The sea life that gathers this diving spot is definitely supersized and quite fascinating, if you'll think about its history that can be discovered underwater.

It's a heritage site where the wreck has turned into a remarkable artificial reef that has been home to sea life of different sized. Once you dive in this spot, you'll never forget the size of the human-sized Queensland gropers, and other sea creatures that are inhabiting the area.

Also, it's important to note that the surface current can be a little strong, and that's why only those with a diving experience and physically fit should dare to have a dive here.

3. Great Barrier Reef in Queensland

Despite the fact that there are additional costs involved, rest assure that you'll be rewarded with the best diving experience in the Great Barrier Reef. Why? The answer is quite simple; it's the home of large schools of pelagic fish, and there's no shortage of shark action here.

Also, the night dives on the reef are definitely the best opportunity to encounter the parrotfish sleeping in their tailor-made sleeping bags.

Rye in Victoria
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4. Rye in Victoria

The Rye diving spot in Victoria is located on the south of Melbourne and perfect for both new and experienced divers, because of its shallow depth and a wide range of marine life to appreciate.

This dive spot is one of the first open water dives suggested to students who are just learning to dive. Also, it offers a wide range of species that would appear to be special for those who have only seen tropical water marine life.

Menjangan in Bali
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5. Menjangan in Bali

Last, but definitely not the least would be the Menjangan in Bali Indonesia. Although this one isn't really in Australia, we can't deny the fact that there are plenty of wonderful scuba diving sites in Bali, Indonesia that a lot are getting interested in diving in Bali. The Menjangan island offers their guests some of the best wall dives and one of a kind shore dive from their resort's bay that offers Mandarin fish as their main highlight. The scene above the water is as beautiful as the scene below the water, that not only the divers would enjoy this diving spot, but even nature lovers as well.
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