Dive Byron Bay

One of our friendly green turtles

Dive Julian Rocks at Byron Bay with PLANULA. PLANULA offers beautiful accommodation just over 3 km from the centre of Byron Bay at the most easterly point of the Australian mainland.

We offer diving & accommodation packages with a difference. Check out our rates for package deals. Planula Divers Retreat is equipped with everything a diver needs and more.

Most diving happens at Julian Rocks Marine Reserve, which is now part of the recently established Cape Byron Marine Park. Dive sites are only a few minutes boat ride from Main Beach, Byron Bay.

The beautiful dusky anemone fish

Diver’s Facilities at Planula

  • Gear washing and drying areas
  • Safe equipment storage cage
  • Extensive reference library – identification books, literature on marine biology & diving locations – large collection of dive DVDs
  • Digital underwater camera hire
  • Try out some accessories like macro or wide angle lenses

Learn to Dive

If you are not a certified diver yet, and you would like to do a course or you would like to go for an introductory dive check out our learn-to-dive & accommodation packages.

All dives packages are offered in conjunction with the Byron Bay Dive Centre and Sundive. Both dive shops offer great service and training from Introductory dives over PADI and SSI Open Water Courses to full dive instructor courses.

For more info, or to book your stay at PLANULA, contact us or use our booking and enquiry form

We know about diving Australia and beyond !

If you have been looking for diving information on the internet, you would have stumbled over a website called underwater.com.au – a project we started in 2002 and a website that has become the most visited diving website in Australasia. Have a look at all the articles, photo galleries and massive amounts of information. underwater australasia also runs an annual underwater photo competition.

We are also the creators of the Underwater Festivalâ„¢ which has been growing steadily in popularity over the 6 years we have held it. The first 3 years it was held in Byron Bay, the 4th year on Christmas Island and form year 5 it has become an Australasia wide event of huge proportions – see below.

The 2013 Underwater Festivalâ„¢

Our 7th annual Underwater Festivalâ„¢ is happening in September 2013. With the tagline ‘The Australasia Challenge’ it incorporates an Australasia-wide simultaneous photo and video shootout competition like no other with over U$100,000 in prizes.

Independent Underwater Festival Fringe Events happen all over Australasia during the 30-day shootout period from 1st to 30st September 2013. This included of course Byron Bay.

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