The Gold Coast is regularly ranked among the best places to dive in the whole world, and with its crystal clear waters, dazzling reef and year-round mild temperatures it is not hard to see why! Here are just three great sites for diving enthusiasts to check out during their stay at Raffles Royale holiday apartments Surfers Paradise.
Nine Mile Reef
Recommended for more experienced divers, Nine Mile Reef dive site is a great option if you’re interested in seeing large marine life close up. The site, which is only accessible by boat, is renowned for its excellent visibility and is frequented by turtles, manta rays, leopard sharks and even grey nurse sharks in the summer.
The kelp covered rocky outcrops of Kirra Reef make it one of the best sites on the Gold Coast to see a diverse selection of smaller species. You can expect to see porcupine fish, reef fish and wobbys, while moray eels are known to dart out from behind rocks when you least expect it!
Palm Beach Reef
Discover spectacular sponges, soft corals and large bommies at this easy to access dive site in Palm Beach. If you’re diving during the warmer months, you might be lucky enough to spot leopard sharks gliding through the water, but blue wrasses, stingrays and hammerheads are spotted regularly.