Diving In Melbourne

2 years 1 month ago #301865 by scubanick
scubanick created the topic: Diving In Melbourne
Hello..

I recently got certified as a diver overseas and was hoping to keep diving in Melbourne.

But to my dismay, I found out that it is pretty hard and expensive to dive in Melbourne.

Even with DiveVictoria, they don't seem to do a lot of dives in Melbourne. Please do correct me if my information is incorrect.

So, I'm hoping to find out more and perhaps someone can help me out?

Perhaps recommend some dive shops that I can check out.

Cheers,
Nick.

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2 years 1 month ago - 2 years 1 month ago #301866 by AB
AB replied the topic: Diving In Melbourne
Scubanick,
Most "Melbourne" dives are done an the southern end of Port Phillip Bay, as that is where the best diving is. There are diving opportunities near the city, but can suffer with poor visibility often. I suggest you contact AB Ocean Divers (I have no association with this shop )and enquire about their dive club, as they organise regular dives closer to Melbourne, as well as further south, and they will guide you on what you need to get wet.

If you qualified in a tropical location, you will probably be required to do a local check out dive with a DM or instructor to ensure you have the skills to deal with local conditions, but stick with it as there are some awesome dives to be had.
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Alan
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2 years 1 month ago #301867 by Nath_g
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Hey Nick,

As a happy customer and member of the Ocean divers dive club i can highly recommend you give them a call. They have a very active dive club with dives all weekend and some midweek dives too.

If dive clubs are not your thing and you are looking for someone to dive with shoot me a message. I have a group of people that i dive with on a regular basis so there is always something on the go.

Good luck and dive safe

Nath
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2 years 1 month ago #301868 by scubanick
scubanick replied the topic: Diving In Melbourne
:) :) Thank you, Alan and Nath. Really appreciate your advise and recommendations.

I'll dm you, Nath. Would love to do that.

Cheers,
Nick

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