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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.

Where to swim with sharks in Queensland


  • Henderson's Rock Dive Site
    Henderson's Rock Dive Site

    Henderson's Rock Dive Site

    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.

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  • Tangalooma Wrecks Dive Site
    Tangalooma Wrecks Dive Site

    Tangalooma Wrecks Dive Site

    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.

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  • Flat Rock Dive Site
    Flat Rock Dive Site

    Flat Rock Dive Site

    Flat Rock is one of the most exciting dive sites off Brisbane. Surrounding this rocky island are beautiful coral reefs.

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  • Coral Gardens Dive Site, Flynn
    Coral Gardens Dive Site, Flynn Reef

    Coral Gardens Dive Site, Flynn Reef

    Located out in the open ocean this Site has consistently amazing visibility. It's always over 30 metres, and often better than that.

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  • Nine Mile Reef Dive Site
    Nine Mile Reef Dive Site

    Nine Mile Reef Dive Site

    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.

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  • Cherubs Cave Dive Site
    Cherubs Cave Dive Site

    Cherubs Cave Dive Site

    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).

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  • Heron Island Dive Site
    Heron Island Dive Site

    Heron Island Dive Site

    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.

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  • Tijou Reef
    Tijou Reef

    Tijou Reef

    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.

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  • Sea Life Mooloolaba
    Sea Life Mooloolaba

    Sea Life Mooloolaba

    Take a fascinating journey from the coast to the ocean depths. Explore 16 themed zones and soak-up the amazing view from the sea bed in their 80 metre ocean tunnel.

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  • Osprey Reef
    Osprey Reef

    Osprey Reef

    Osprey Reef is one of the most spectacular dive sites in the world, located off Cairns in the Coral Sea.

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  • SS "Yongala" Dive Site
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    SS "Yongala" Dive Site

    The SS "Yongala" off Cape Bowling Green near Townsville, is one of the best wreck dives in the world.

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