It’s no wonder people are fascinated with sharks; they have been swimming the seas almost unchanged since the time of the dinosaurs!
The Coral Sea is well known for its variety of sharks: spot wobbegongs off Moreton Island, see the critically endangered grey nurse sharks at Wolf Rock on the Sunshine Coast or experience the ultimate shark experience at North Horn on Osprey Reef in Tropical North Queensland where the currents meet, bringing together white tip sharks, grey and silver tip whaler sharks, leopard sharks, thresher sharks and schooling hammerheads.
For those who prefer staying closer to the shoreline, the islands of the Southern Great Barrier Reef allow you to step off the beach into a lagoon filled with sea creatures of all kinds including harmless black and white tipped reef sharks.
If that’s not enough action for you though, we’ve got heaps of places to experience the thrill of swimming with the sharks.
The SS "Yongala" off Cape Bowling Green near Townsville, is one of the best wreck dives in the world.click on the image for more
UnderWater World is a multi award winning, all weather visitor attraction where you can walk amongst thousands of marine and freshwater animals as you explore 11 amazing zones over three levels.click on the image for more
Osprey Reef is one of the most spectacular dive sites in the world, located off Cairns in the Coral Sea.click on the image for more
Heron Island, on the Great barrier Reef off Gladstone, is a richly vegetated coral cay with an established resort, research station and Marine Parks ranger base.click on the image for more
Henderson's Rock Dive Site is of Brisbane's better and less frequented dive sites. There are deep ledges, overhangs and caves, hidden and partly obscured by thick kelp, all to be explored.click on the image for more
15 vessels have been deliberately sunk on the landward side of Moreton Island to form a breakwall for small boats and a wreck dive and snorkel site.click on the image for more
A small concrete cherub once marked the main entrance to this hidden cave off Moreton Island (it was last seen near the engine of the 'St Paul', 6 miles north).click on the image for more
Flat Rock is one of the most exciting dive sites off Brisbane. Surrounding this rocky island are beautiful coral reefs.click on the image for more
Located out in the open ocean this Site has consistently amazing visibility. It's always over 30 metres, and often better than that.click on the image for more
Nine Mile Reef off Tweed Heads on the Gold Coast is known as a "sharky" spot by the locals. Year-round residents include wobbegongs, blind sharks, bronze whalers with leopard sharks in summer; grey nurse sharks in winter; and occasional hammerheads and whale sharks.click on the image for more
Located off Port Douglas on the Great Barrier Reef is Tijou Reef, home to many different dive sites, particularly the coral gardens on the inner side and wonderful wall dives on its outer eastern side.click on the image for more