With more than 4,850 km of coastline and 45,000 ha of marine reserves, the clear coastal waters of Tasmania offer some of the best temperate diving in the world.
In the north-west, there’s good diving to be found at Rocky Cape and Boat Harbour, and plenty of wrecks to explore around Flinders and King Islands in Bass Strait. But one of the most popular dive trails is along Tasmania’s east coast.
Throw your dive gear in the boot and explore the coast from north to south, from the kelp-covered reefs of Binalong Bay down through Maria Island National Park to Tasmania’s most-photographed shipwreck, the SS Nord, south of Port Arthur. Here are five of the best places to dive along the way.