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Three Scuba Diving Sites in Southport

Posted in Local Attractions @ Aug 26th 2015 6:34am - By Administrator
Diving The Gold Coast

Why do people try and most love scuba diving? Because there’s no competition, but there’s a rewarding and exciting feeling after the adventure. Plus, you’ll get to see up close and personal interesting creatures and beautiful and uncommon plants underwater.

If you’re into scuba diving and will be heading to Southport pretty soon, there are three diving sites in the suburb that you’ll surely love to explore:

•    Scottish Prince Dive Site (Scottish Prince, Southport)
Scottish Prince was a ship that sank while sailing from Glasgow, Scotland to Brisbane carrying a cargo of whiskey, mousetraps, linen, and other cargos. Today, it is 800 metres away from Gold Coast’s Southport Spit and is now covered with soft corals and sponges. This makes it a paradise for crayfish, brown-banded catsharks, wobbegong sharks, shovelnose rays, and other tropical fish. Although divers cannot go inside the wrecked ship, a variety of underwater animals pop their heads from the inside for people to see.

•    The Seaway Dive Site (Nerang River, Southport)
Found at the mouth of Nerang River, The Seaway is the most famous diving site in Queensland. The Short Pipe and Sand Pipe are its two most well-known and easily accessible among all the areas to be dived at in this site. And with a depth of up to 15 metres, adventure seeking divers are guaranteed to be excited as they witness a wide variety of marine life present such as mulloway, moray eels, trevally, gropers, turtles, wobbegongs, stingrays, scorpion fish, stone fish, and other tropical fish. What sets The Seaway apart from the other dive sites are the uncommon creatures that can be seen here like cuttlefish, pineapple fish, seahorses, dragonets, nudibranchs, pipefish, and velvetfish. 

•    Gold Coast Seaway Dive Site (Gold Coast Seaway, Southport)
Although the Gold Coast Seaway is a great site for advanced scuba divers, it is also an ideal place for beginners. It has four main areas, the South Wall, where the San Bypass Pipe and Short Pipe are, the North Wall, where whaler sharks, wobbegong, and pelagic fish can be found, South-West Wall, where the entrance to the beach and where critters are, and the Wave Break Island, which is the good spot for snorkeling, and learning how to dive.

For your Southport accommodation, there’s Blue Water Bay Luxury Villas. Book your reservations to our accommodation apartments Gold Coast now at http://bluewaterbay.etourism.net.au/

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