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Scuba Diving in Kangaroo Island Hot

Dive area / region : Kangaroo Island - See the map Scuba Diving in Kangaroo Island

Best diving season : January  •  August  •  September  •  October  •  November  •  December
Recommended number of days to stay : 5 to 7 days
Number of dive sites : 6 to 10 Dive Sites
Water temperature and wetsuit advice : 21-25C : Thin Wetsuit
Average visibility : 30 meters plus
Average dives depth : 20 Meters
Type of currents : Medium level currents
Months when these currents are present : N/A
General surface conditions : Medium conditions
Wreck types : Old wooden ship  •  Recent world ships  •  Airplane
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Type of marine life : Anemone  •  Corals  •  Dolphins  •  Jacks  •  Moray Eels  •  Plants  •  Reef Fish  •  Seals - Sea Lion  •  Shark - Great white  •  Shrimps  •  Softcoral  •  Sponge  •  Turtles
Presence of caves / caverns : No


Water temperature: 25°C - 30°C (77°F - 86deg°F)
Suit: 3mm - 5mm wetsuit
Visibility: 20 - 50 metres (65 - 165 feet)
Type of diving: Wrecks, reefs 

Scuba Diving Kangaroo Island, South Australia Kangaroo Island is considered the third largest island in Australia. This paradise, blessed with crystal-clear waters and pristine beaches, is found 112 kilometres southwest of Adelaide. Kangaroo Island is a world-renowned destination in the Land Down Under, because aside from the fact that it is throbbing with various flora and fauna, the place is also every diver's favorite spot.

As a popular diving haven, its pristine waters, rich marine life, beautiful reefs, and myriad shipwrecks are what attract divers to the place. Marine creatures like Australian Sea Lions, Bottle-Nosed Dolphins, and Leafy Sea Dragons are among the famous animals that thrive in the area. Great White Sharks are also frequently seen all over Kangaroo Island's beaches. As a matter of fact, there are a number of shark-watching planes available in the area.
For the more adventurous divers, they can choose between the Snapper Point and Backstair Passage if they want to have a once-in-a-lifetime experience of diving along the majestic and astounding coral reefs, gorgonians, and sponges. Moreover, for those who love photography and like to capture the amazing underwater scenery in their cameras can take a plunge into the Penneshaw.
Aside from the breathtaking view, they can also go abalone hunting and lobster fishing in the place. Aside from diving, activities like swimming, snorkeling, and surfing are also popular in Kangaroo Island. Beaches found in the northern area of the island like the Emu Bay, Stokes Bay, and Snelling Beach are the three most frequently-visited sites.

Apart from its beaches and diving destinations, Kangaroo Island is also known for its conservation parks, and bee sanctuaries. The Ravine des Casoars Wilderness Protection Area, Seal Bay Conservation Park, and the Flinders Chase National Park are the popular habitat of the different animals that are found only in the island.
The Glossy Black Cockatoo, Common Brushtail Possum, Lingurian Bees, Southern Brown Bandicoot, Short-beaked Echidna, and the Tammar Wallaby are among the few extinct creatures that live in the place. These animals are also the island's attractions that is why the local government are severely protecting them against poachers. Kangaroo Island also offers modern amenities like petrol stations, shops, banks, and restaurants in the key towns. Accommodations like inns and motels can be seen everywhere, yet tourists should make their reservations in advance. Overall, for those who want to see a side of Australia that is different, simple, and fun, Kangaroo Island offers a whole lot of sights and activities for the ultimate nature lover.

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