Scuba diving in Giant Kelp Forest
Giant Kelp Forest is a unique dive site on the east coast of Tasmania that features an endangered ecosystem and forest-like environment. The underwater wilderness here has ropes of kelp that grow far up from the seabed in large colonies, which create exciting swim-throughs and calm pools.
When to go
Giant Kelp Forest has warm water for diving from December to February. It is possible to dive during other months if you wear a thick wetsuit. The average maximum water temperature is 20-24C/68-75F.
What to see
Kelp ecosystems shelter abundant flora and fauna species at Giant Kelp Forest. The common inhabitants include crayfish, weedy seadragons, cuttlefish, cowfish, leatherjackets, and colorful nudibranchs.
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