Port Douglas is an amazing diving area that is a large tropical area in the North of Queensland, Australia. It is a popular holiday destination for a wide range of reasons that include the dive sites surrounding it and the sheer beauty. Certain areas have been designated as World Heritage Areas which shows how beautiful Port Douglas is and how much it needs to be protected so that future generations can enjoy everything we enjoy today. There are two World Heritage Areas; the Great Barrier Reef and the stunning Daintree Rainforest. Port Douglas itself is a small village and it has a small population, but it does have a big heart and a wealth of knowledge when it comes to the dive sites in the area. There are plenty of places to rent all of the equipment you will need to go diving and/or snorkeling.
Rottnest Island is a former prison island that is about 19km or 12 miles from Perth, Australia. Noted as one of the biggest dive sites in Australia it has over 100 different sub dive sites within it. There is a great array of limestone over hangings, various wrecks and even a sunken grotto which can be found in the Fishhook Bay area. There are no cars allowed on the island so you will need to rent cycles to get around. You will also need to rent all of your diving gear which is available from one of the many stores on the island. A visitor map will suggest to you a range of trails to ride on that will lead you from one dive site to another. Your private sea garden is just a quick journey away and you will easily see why Rottnest Island is such a tempting place to visit since it has so much to offer.