Byron Bay is one of Australia's most world-renowned holiday destinations and a fantastic scuba diving destination. What makes this place so special is located just 2,5 kilometres from Byron Bay and is called: the Julian Rocks Marine Park. It is rated as one of the top ten scuba diving locations anywhere in Australia. The mixing of tropical warm currents with cooler temperate waters makes the diving around Byron Bay unique. There is an amazing diversity and abundance of fish. Expect to encounter Whales, Dolphins, Manta Rays, Leopard Sharks, the endangered Grey Nurse Shark and three species of Turtle. They are all common visitors to the Julian Rocks. And all this action is just 10 minutes from Byron’s main beach!
Planula Diver’s Retreat
Byron Springs Guest House www.byronspringsguesthouse.com
Byron Cove Beach House
Arcadia House Byron Bay www.arcadiahousebyron.com.au
Byron Palms Guest House www.byronpalms.com.au
Atlantic Byron Bay
Bayshore Bungalows www.bayshorebungalows.com.au
Ruskin House www.ruskinhouse.com.au
Sundive Byron Bay
Byron Bay Dive Center www.byronbaydivecentre.com.au
Pro Dive Byron Bay
Blue Bay Divers
From July to November is generally the best time as December to June is the wet season with high humidity and lots of rain.
For getting to Byron Bay you have 3 options:
The closest airport is Ballina Byron Airport (Airport CODE BNK).
The Second closest is Gold Coast Airport (Airport CODE OOL).
The last is Brisbane Airport (Airport CODE BNE)
All airports have various shuttle buses that will get you to Byron Bay.