Diving at HMAS Brisbane - Certified Divers

Sunshine Coast, QLD

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  • Scuba diving adventure to HMAS Brisbane
  • Explore the impressive ruins, including Australia's best military wreck
  • Accessible for all levels of scuba divers

During this scuba diving adventure for certified divers you will explore the site of the HMAS Brisbane, located just off the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. While scuba diving you will not only get to explore the impressive ruins of the HMAS Brisbane, you will also see a wonderful range of marine life.

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

    What's Included?

    • Return boat trip
    • Swimming with whales
    • Light snacks and hot beverages
    • Tanks and weights
    • Marine park permits

    Experience Australia's first Swim with Humpback Whales experience with Sunreef Mooloolaba. Join us aboard one of our comfortable vessels and travel in search of these gentle giants. Once a whale is sighted, the boat is put into neutral 100m or more away from the whale, and if conditions are deemed safe by our trained crew, a guide will lead swimmers into the water with a floating safety line attached to the boat.

    This experience is 100 percent on the whales’ terms and sparks their curiosity, with whales often swimming closer to see who is hanging out in their domain. Even if you don’t get to swim with the whales, it is an intimate whale watching experience, and guests are of course welcome just to whale watch if they don’t want to swim, at the same cost. These tours are seasonal from July to October - call the experience provider to check dates and availability.

    On the Day

    Session Length

    • Departure times; 7am-8:30am or 11:30am-12pm (midday)
    • You must meet at the Dive Centre for a wetsuit fitting
    • Guests must contact the Dive Centre between 3-5pm the prior to their trip to confirm their departure time
    • The tour is available seven days a week, weather permitting
    • Bookings are subject to availibility
    • The experience runs for about 5 hours
    • Bookings will be confirmed by the experience provider

    Numbers on the Day

    The price quoted is for one person. There will be a maximum of six divers per instructor and a maximum of 12 divers on board the dive boat. Minimum numbers apply to all trips.


    All customers MUST CONTACT the Dive Centre by phone between 3 and 5pm the day prior to their trip for a weather check and to confirm departure time. This is due to the weather dependent nature of the activity – if the weather is due to change later in the day, trips can be moved forward to avoid cancellation.

    Dress Code

    Guests should bring swimwear, a towel, dry clothes to change into, sunscreen, hat, camera or GoPro and their dive equipment (if not hiring).

    Other Info

    You need to sign a diver statement before participating. All scuba equipment is provided and is in excellent condition. A diving torch is required for all penetration dives (an extra charge applicable if required).

    ... and Importantly


    All participants must hold a current scuba divers certification or at least open-water dive and must have been scuba diving within the past two years. You need to bring your dive certification card with you on the day. This price does not include dive equipment but it can be hired for an additional cost on the day. Cameras can also be hired at an additional cost.


    All guests should be advised that they MUST follow staff instructions AT ALL TIMES. This is to ensure the safety of all our guests and to provide the best possible experience. Guests must be able to swim competently in the open ocean, and should be aware that the tours can be a relatively strenuous activity. Life vests are available upon request but are not compulsory.


    If guests do not contact the Dive Centre and miss departure, there will be no refunds. All our tours are dependent on suitable weather and sea conditions. Any cancellation due to weather will result in rescheduling where possible and if not a full refund. Any trips cancelled by guests less than three days (72 hours) prior to departure time are NOT eligible for a refund. For Swim with Whale trips, if whales are not sighted from the boat, guests are welcome to book a return experience at a 50 percent discounted rate. For HMAS Brisbane trips, a minimum of four divers are required.