Once you get the diving bug there is no turning back! We are out every weekend on group guided dives, exploring both shore and boat dive sites. To view our local dive sites, please click here. With a variety of guided dives we cater to all. If you need to hire equipment, please click here to see pricing.
Please note that we are unable to transport gear from our shop to the dive location. If you have not dived in Victoria in the last 12 months, you will have to join us for an orientation dive. An extra charge applies. Please contact us for more details.
** COVID-19 UPDATE as of 11:59 pm on 8th July 2020**
Following the reinstatement of Stage 3 lockdowns in Victoria, we will no longer be running group guided dives until restrictions ease. We urge everyone to follow the state advice with regards to exercising in their area. Though recreational diving is permitted as a form of exercise, please note the DHHS's directions for participating in such activities. The health and safety of all is Academy of Scuba's top priority, therefore we will be adhering to all state and federal guidelines. For current notices on state restrictions please click here.
Victoria’s underwater world plays host to a huge variety of sea creatures and sites that are impressive, though not widely known. Local sightings include Weedy Seadragons, Blue Ring Octopus, Giant Smoothrays, Seahorses, Spider Crabs, Cuttlefish, over 150 species of nudibranchs, Seals and many more! Check out our gallery for more pictures.
Victoria is also home to 4 WW1 Submarines that are frequently dived, as well as over 100 wrecks and one of the most beautiful wall systems in Australia, the Lonsdale Wall. The colours we have here truly eclipse the Great Barrier Reef, and the amazing animal migrations, such as the Spider Crab Migration in June / July make Melbourne one of the secret underwater wonders of the world.
Your mind will be blown when you see the amazing marine life that calls Melbourne waters home. Come diving with us and find out for yourself today!
Academy of Scuba runs guided dives at many different locations around Port Phillip Bay. Actual locations and times will vary, depending on weather conditions, tide times and certification levels of divers involved. Our most common dive sites are around the Mornington Peninsula, and all guided boat dives depart from Portsea Pier.
For specific locations and times, please see the dive information or contact Academy of Scuba.
Guided Shore Dive – $25
Guided Boat Dive – $90
Orientation Shore Dive – $50
We highly recommend that you have access to a car for your dives as Academy of Scuba does not offer transportation currently.
Academy offers Equipment Hire for your guided dive. Please click here for pricing.
If there are no courses listed, please contact us.