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Dive area / region : Port Lincoln - See the map Scuba Diving in Port Lincoln

Best diving season : April  •  May  •  June  •  July  •  August  •  September
Recommended number of days to stay : 5 to 7 days
Number of dive sites : 6 to 10 Dive Sites
Water temperature and wetsuit advice : 26C-… : Shorty or Thin Wetsuit
Average visibility : 30 meters plus
Average dives depth : 15 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  •  Artificial wrecks
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Type of marine life : Anemone  •  Barracuda  •  Corals  •  Dolphins  •  Jacks  •  Moray Eels  •  Plants  •  Seals - Sea Lion  •  Shark - Great white  •  Shark - Reef shark  •  Softcoral  •  Sponge  •  Squid  •  Tuna
Presence of caves / caverns : No


April to September
Water temperature: 26°C (79°F) July to October, 29°C (84°F) for the remainder of the year
Suit: 3mm - 5mm wetsuit Visibility: 20 - 50 metres (65 - 165 feet)
Type of diving: Reef diving

Small coastal city that can be found in Boston Bay, Port Lincoln can boast of having an excellent harbor and a coastal landscape that has fantastic contradictions. The area is known for its sheltered beaches, rugged coastlines, and surf beaches. Discovered in 1802 by Matthew Flinders, an explorer for the British navy, Port Lincoln was once a contender for being South Australia's capital city, but its lack of reliable water sources nearby made it lose in the running.
Cage diving with the Great White Shark For the thrill-seeking diver, Port Lincoln carries that amount of excitement that brings about an adrenaline rush. Some divers may find pleasure in searching for sunken treasure, others may be content with seeing colorful coral reefs. However, for those divers made of stronger stuff, diving to meet the feared Great White Shark is what a real adventure is made of. There are many tours offered in Port Lincoln that offers people a chance to meet such a fearsome creature up close.

Many head off to this area to get a memorable excursion that's well worth remembering, since there are only a few people who can boast to have seen a Great White's teeth and live to tell it. You can also see Australian sea-lions, New Zealand fur seals, giant squids and swim with the local dolphins.
Tourism also plays a key role in the impressive economic standing of Port Lincoln's. This is due to the fact that the city has a great coastal location coupled with scenic beauty. Port Lincoln is strategically situated to access the Great Australian Bight and the Spencer Gulf, this allows the area to be an ideal location for different kinds of water activities. Many people, both tourists and locals, head over to Port Lincoln to spend their day game fishing, scuba diving, and yachting.
Port Lincoln's successful economy is fueled by different sectors. Two of which are agriculture and aquaculture. Compared to the other cities in Australia, Port Lincoln has more self-made millionaires as residents. The city can also boast of having the largest commercial-based fishing fleet in the country, creating a thriving industry in aquaculture.

Port Lincoln is widely regarded as the tuna fishing capital of Australia. Among the products that they export are oysters, mussels, abalone, and kingfish. Companies in this port are also looking into experimental farming, particularly focusing on lobsters and seahorses.
Construction also has a big part in Port Lincoln as the demand for property development for both commercial and residential went up during the previous decade. Port Lincoln is also popular for being chosen as on-screen location for several Hollywood films like Blue Fin, Gallipoli, and the phenomenal blockbuster thriller, The Jaws.

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