Anyone has surely gone swimming by the beach. But have you tried immersing yourself deep into the sea to see for yourself the members of the marine life? Why don’t you and your buddies try scuba diving on your upcoming trip to the Gold Coast? Surely experiencing something new in a foreign place is something that must not be missed, right?
If you like the idea, then include going to Southport on your Gold Coast trip itinerary and go to one—or all—amazing diving site from the list below:
• Scottish Prince Dive Site (Scottish Prince, Southport)
Scottish Prince was the name of the ship that sank whilst on a voyage from Glasgow, Scotland to Brisbane with whisky, linen, and mousetrap, amongst others on its cargo. These days, it is 800 metres away from Brisbane and now in Gold Coast’s Southport Spit covered with soft corals and sponges. Entering the wrecked ship is prohibited. But with crayfish, wobbegong sharks, brown banded cat sharks, shovelnose rays, and other tropical fish living in it, these underwater creatures would pop their heads from the inside for people to marvel at.
• The Seaway Dive Site (Nerang River, Southpoprt)
Located at the mouth of Nerang River, this dive site is the most popular of its kind in Queensland. With the Short Pipe and Sand Pipe as its two most famous and easily accessible areas, you’re sure to have a great time deep in the sea here. See ocean creatures such as mulloway, trevally, moray eels, turtles, gropers, stingrays, wobbegongs, stone fish, and scorpion fish, amongst others, as you dive 15 metres deep in this area.
• Gold Coast Seaway Dive Site (Gold Coast Seaway, Southport)
Although mainly for advanced scuba divers, the Gold Coast Seaway Dive Site is also a great place for beginners. There are four areas to choose from: the South Wall, where the San Bypass Pipe and Short Pipe are located, the North Wall, where whale sharks, pelagic fish, and wobbegongs are, the South West Wall, where the critters and the entrance to the beach can be found, and the Wave Break Island, an incredible spot to do snorkelling.
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