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Scuba Diving in Noarlunga Tyre Reef, Adelaide, South Australia Australia
The metropolitan area of Adelaide is famous for the variety and great number of diving sites it has to offer (you can visit some of the most impressive shipwrecks in the whole world here). The waters have the perfect temperature for scuba diving (warm during the summer and crystal clear during the winter), and are generally friendly and uncrowded.
Noarlunga Tyre Reef, a popular site among beginner divers, is an artificial reef, made up entirely of old tyres, laid there to attract fish for breeding purposes. Although the tyres have started to scatter in the sea, it remains an interesting dive, due to the spectacular marine life you will encounter. Be prepared to see leather jackets, whitings, cuttlefish, old wives, strongies, silver drummers and many spider crabs.
Average viz: 10 m/32 ft. Maximum depth: 18 m/59 ft.