The Seaway Dive Site
Divers and snorkelers from all over Australia make the trek to Southport’s own Seaway, the most popular shore diving site in all of Queensland. Found at the mouth of the Nerang River in Southport, the site has several different diving areas; of these, the Short Pipe and the Sand Pipe are the most accessible and wel-attended. Even at depths of 15 meters, you’ll be flabbergasted by the variety and diversity of species you’ll encounter: here you can swim among schools of trevally and mulloway fish, turtles, moray eels, stingrays, wobbegongs, sea horses, dragonets, stonefish, scorpionfish, anglerfish, and pineapplefish, to name only a few. There are several diving experience operators nearby who can supply you with equipment and offer instruction to beginner divers.
Price: free to dive!
Watch out for: incoming trevally
Gold Coast Seaway, Queensland, Australia +0415 666 457