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.


Guided Shore Dive – $25

Guided Boat Dive – $90

Orientation Shore Dive – $50


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.

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Double Guided Shore Dives - all proceeds go to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund for the bushfire crisis

  • Shore Dive 1 - 11/01/2020, 9am - Location tbc. Please leave time, as car parks on weekends in summer here can fill up quickly!
  • Shore Dive 2 - 11/01/2020, tbc - Location tbc. Please leave time, as car parks on weekends in summer here can fill up quickly!

Guided double shore dive. All proceeds go to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. For times and location confirmation, check back here 3 days prior to departure. Please note, times and locations are based on weather conditions. Please contact AOS for further information.

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Dive Against Debris - Underwater Clean Up Dive

  • Clean Up Dive - 10am, Sat 18th Jan 2020 - Mordialloc Pier

Let's give our ocean some love! Join us on this FREE clean-up dive at our adopted dive site- Mordialloc Pier! Bookings essential! Must be Open Water certified or above.

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Shore and Boat Dive

  • Shore Dive - 10am, Sat 25 Jan, location tbc
  • Boat Dive - 2:15pm, Sat 25th Jan, Boarfish Reef - Depart Portsea Pier
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Dragon Hunting (Double Shore Dives)

  • Dive 1 - 09:00am, Sun 26th Jan - Flinders Pier
  • Dive 2 - 12:30pm, Sun 26th Jan - dive site tbc
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