Guided Dives

Blairgowire Pier

Rye Pier

Flinders Pier

Portsea Pier

Mushroom Reef

Ricketts Point Marine Reserve

   

Mordialloc Pier

Mornington Pier

   

Jawbone Marine Sanctuary

   

Williamstown Beach

   

Diamond Bay

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Join us on a group guided dive!

  • Make new dive buddies
  • Explore new dive sites
  • Build confidence with your diving
  • See what Melbourne underwater has to offer

Once you get the diving bug there is no turning back! We are out every weekend on group guided dives, exploring both shore and boat dive sites. To view our local dive sites, please click here. With a variety of guided dives we cater to all. If you need to hire equipment, please click here to see pricing.

Please note that we are unable to transport gear from our shop to the dive location. If you have not dived in Victoria in the last 12 months, you will have to join us for an orientation dive.  An extra charge applies.  Please contact us for more details.  

What is there to see in Melbourne?

Victoria’s underwater world plays host to a huge variety of sea creatures and sites that are impressive, though not widely known. Local sightings include Weedy Seadragons, Blue Ring Octopus, Giant Smoothrays, Seahorses, Spider Crabs, Cuttlefish, over 150 species of nudibranchs, Seals and many more! Check out our gallery for more pictures.

Victoria is also home to 4 WW1 Submarines that are frequently dived, as well as over 100 wrecks and one of the most beautiful wall systems in Australia, the Lonsdale Wall. The colours we have here truly eclipse the Great Barrier Reef, and the amazing animal migrations, such as the Spider Crab Migration in June / July make Melbourne one of the secret underwater wonders of the world.

Your mind will be blown when you see the amazing marine life that calls Melbourne waters home. Come diving with us and find out for yourself today!

Where Do We Dive?

Academy of Scuba runs guided dives at many different locations around Port Phillip Bay. Actual locations and times will vary, depending on weather conditions, tide times and certification levels of divers involved. Our most common dive sites are around the Mornington Peninsula, and all guided boat dives depart from Portsea Pier.

For specific locations and times, please see the dive information or contact Academy of Scuba.

Pricing

Guided Shore Dive – $25

Guided Boat Dive – $90

Orientation Shore Dive – $50

Transportation

We highly recommend that you have access to a car for your dives as Academy of Scuba does not offer transportation currently.

Equipment Hire

Academy offers Equipment Hire for your guided dive. Please click here for pricing.

Local diving is amazing
Dive with amazing marine life on our guided dives

Upcoming Dives



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Double Boat Dive - Descent & Ascent Workshop

  • Dive 1 - Meet 8:45am / Dive 9:45am - Boarfish Reef, depart Portsea Pier
  • Dive 2 - 07/12/2019, 12:15pm - Lonsdale Arches, depart Portsea Pier

Double guided boat dives where you'll also do a workshop on descent and ascent techniques with the AOS crew. For times and location confirmation, check back here 3 days prior to departure. Please note, times and locations are based on weather conditions and boat availabilities, and are therefore subject to change. Please contact AOS for further information.

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Great Victorian Fish Count - Flinders

  • Dive - 07/12/2019, 9am - Meet at Blairgowrie Pier car park. Please leave time, as car parks on weekends in summer here can fill up quickly!

Every November and December, hundreds of divers and snorkelers plunge into the water to take part in the biggest citizen-science event on Victoria’s marine calendar, the Great Victorian Fish Count.

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Refresher Day - Shore and Boat Dive

  • Refresher Shore Dive - 8:30am meet / Blairgowrie Top Car Park
  • Refresher Boat Dive - 12:30pm, 08/12/19 - Depart Portsea Pier

Perfect to get your skills refreshed in time for an awesome summer diving!

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Double Boat Dives - Fill the Freezer for Christmas!

  • Boat Dive - 14/12/2019, tbc - Depart Portsea Pier. Please leave time, as car parks on weekends in summer here can fill up quickly!
  • Boat Dive - 14/12/2019, tbc - Depart Portsea Pier. Please leave time, as car parks on weekends in summer here can fill up quickly!

Guided dives to cray and scallop spots. Don't forget your catch bag, fishing licence and tags!

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Dragon Hunting (Double Shore Dives)

Just two easy shore dives to hunt for Weedy Sea Dragons! We visit Flinders and Portsea Piers, where the dragons are commonly found.

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Midweek Guided Shore Dives

  • Shore Dive 1 - 10:00 - 12:00
  • Shore Dive 2 - 13:00 - 14:00

Double Shore Dives - Rye and Blairgowrie Piers

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Dive Against Debris - Mordialloc Pier

  • Dive - 9am, 21/12/2019 - Meet at the car park at Mordialloc Pier. Please leave time, as car parks on weekends in summer here can fill up quickly!

Do your bit for the oceans! Underwater clean up dives are free to join, so grab your dive gear and help us take out the trash.

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Guided Shore and Boat Dives + Buoyancy Workshop

  • Shore Dive - 11/01/2020, 9am - Location tbc. Please leave time, as car parks on weekends in summer here can fill up quickly!
  • Boat Dive - 11/01/2020, tbc - Depart Portsea Pier. Please leave time, as car parks on weekends in summer here can fill up quickly!

Guided shore and boat dive with a buoyancy workshop. For times and location confirmation, check back here 3 days prior to departure. Please note, times and locations are based on weather conditions and boat availabilities, and are therefore subject to change. Please contact AOS for further information.

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