The Lonely Planet also rated Byron Bay in the top ten places in the world to learn to dive. With our dive sites just 2.5km offshore, you won’t spend hours on a boat every time you go diving, although in the 5 minutes it takes to get there, you can see Dolphins playing in the bay or Whales as they migrate past in winter.
Underwater, the summer months bring in Manta Rays and Leopard Sharks, whilst the cooler winter waters attract the endangered Grey Nurse Sharks. In addition, turtles, rays, crustaceans, nudibranchs, octopus, eels and a plethora of fish populate our dive sites, thanks to our marine park status and strict local laws restricting the number of boat launches.
Then there’s Byron Bay itself; with its laid back attitude, stunning scenery, endless beaches, epic surf breaks, thriving nightlife and stunning hinterland nature reserves, this town has it all. It’s no wonder that this iconic coastline is one of Australia’s most popular holiday destinations. Great food and a flourishing arts, culture and live music scene means there is always somewhere to go or something to do when you’re not diving.