Scuba Diving in Broome

Scuba Diving in Broome, Western Australia is one of the most Western Australia’s best kept secret. Explore the beautiful under water world and learn about the diverse ecosystem that lives under water. Swim with friendly whale sharks or fishes, and even play with playful dolphins. Alternatively, if you’re not a fan of scuba diving, go for some kayaking or ride the waves with your surfboard.

The most popular dive site in Broome, would have to be the Rowley Shoals Marine Park. It’s located approximately 300km west of Broome, and is made up of 3 coral atolls. The beautiful park is sounded by plenty of coral gardens, clear lagoons and is home to a diverse set of marine life. It’s home to many corals, fishes, mollusks and more. You’ll also find at least 13 species of large marine animals, such as sea turtles, manta rays, whales and more.

When To Visit

Located in a fairly remote area, you won’t be expecting heavy traffic, as only a few hundred people visit the dive site each year. Book a cruise or a liveabroad ahead of time as spots are limited!

The most popular time to visit and to dive is between September to November, as the conditions will be at it’s best. Beginner and advanced divers are welcome, but it’s recommended that the diver have at least 10 dives logged.

If you’re looking for Manta Rays, then travelling in the winter (May to November) would be the best.

If you’re looking for Humpback Whales, Dolphins or Dugongs then visiting between July and November would be the best.

Dive Site

Mermaid Reef

Located Northeast of Rowley shoals, it is home to plenty of diverse marine life. It’s surrounded by corals and has crystal clear lagoons. If you’re lucky enough, you may even spot a Humpback Whales in the outer areas.

Clerke Reef

This reef is ideal for snorkelling as it has a shallow lagoon. Once again, it is home to diverse set of marine life. The water is clean, warm and calm, so bring your best drysuit. If you’re lucky enough, you may even encounter a friendly gray reef shark.


If you’re a diving enthusiast, you’ll most likely own the necessary scuba diving equipment, if not, there are local shops that will let you rent scuba gear daily or weekly.

If you’re a fan of fishing, you can also go to deeper water of Rowley Shoals to fish for some marlin or sailfish. Get the thrill of catching big fishes.

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