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Diving in Kangaroo Island

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When to go to Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island has a mild climate with an average winter temperature of 16-19C/61-66F and an average summer temperature of 24-25C/75-77F. The hottest month is February, while the rainy season is from May to September. The best time to dive is April to June. The average water temperature is 20-21C/68-70F. What to see There are more than 270 fish species at Kangaroo Island, which hide among the picturesque corals and sponges. The most memorable fauna here are seals, dolphins, and sea dragons. Others include harlequin, boarfish, and angelfish.

Scuba diving in Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island is located south of Adelaide off the mainland of South Australia. It is a wildlife paradise and an exciting destination for sailing, surfing, fishing, and boating. This site also has amazing snorkeling and scuba diving. The main highlight of diving at Kangaroo Island is the number of shipwrecks--more than 50 have been recorded along the coastline. The underwater landscape also features large walls, overhangs, caves, drop-offs, and ledges. The average depth of the dive sites is 20-25m/66-82ft, with visibility of up to 35m/115ft. The current varies from 0-3 knots. Most famous dive sites The most famous dive sites at Kangaroo Island are Portland Maru, a 5,000-ton freighter, Western River, with a shallow cave full of sea fans, and Kangaroo Island, with small, rocky islets. The Kingscote Pier is great for night diving, with a huge number of creatures, while the Fides shipwreck exhibits bits of cutlery, brass, and scattered pieces of the ship.