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Dive & Snorkel

Dive & Snorkel

Recognised as one of Australia’s top shore dives, the Busselton Jetty is home to over 300 marine species!

As you descend below the ocean’s surface on a Busselton dive you will witness the natural wonders that lie beneath the Jetty, known to be Australia’s largest artificial reef. See the awe-inspiring forest of vividly coloured tropical and sub-tropical corals, sponges, fish, and invertebrates that all call the Jetty home!

The Busselton Jetty structure and surrounding water is a multi-use area. As a Busselton dive site, there are multiple access points to the water, a maximum depth of 8m, and low currents in fair weather.

A waterproof copy of the Underwater Sculpture Park map & guide can be purchased from the Interpretive Centre for $15 to help visitors locate each of the sculptures while also helping to identify some of the local marine species commonly spotted beneath the Jetty.

For terms of entry as well as rules and regulations, please read the Dive & Snorkel information found at the bottom of this page to ensure you have a great Busselton Jetty diving experience, and for translations of the Dive Waiver and Safety Warning documents, please click below!

$4 Jetty Day Pass or $4 Dive/Snorkel Pass

During the Interpretive Centre’s opening hours there is an entry fee of $4 for those over 17 years. The $4 Jetty Day Pass gives you access to walk the Jetty for the entire day. The $4 Dive/Snorkel Pass gives you access to Busselton Jetty diving and snorkelling as well as to walk to Jetty for the entire day.

As a diver or snorkeller, you will need to complete a dive waiver. The Jetty is 1.8km long and the walk takes approximately 25 minutes each way. Each $4 ticket is valid all day and can be purchased at the Interpretive Centre window at the base of the Jetty. Outside of the Interpretive Centre’s opening hours, admission is free.

Dive gear transport

Dive gear is heavy, and the Jetty is long. We recommend bringing a trolley with you to transport your dive gear or hire trolleys are available from the Interpretive Centre. 

Busselton Jetty Train Policy for Divers

Due to train safety regulations, diving gear, fishing gear and large luggage are unable to be taken on board the train or into the Underwater Observatory.

Wet divers/swimmers/snorkellers

To avoid causing a slip hazard, divers, swimmers, and snorkellers must dry off before entering the Underwater Observatory or Interpretive Centre. Wet divers, snorkellers or swimmers will not be permitted to board the train.

Underwater Observatory Exclusion Zone and Marine Sanctuary

There are various marine reserves around the end of Busselton Jetty managed by the City of Busselton, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development. These managed areas are collectively known as the Busselton Jetty Sanctuary.

The Sanctuary includes all waters bounded by a line commencing at the intersection of 33° 37.723′ south latitude and 115° 20.328′ east longitude; thence extending southerly along the geodesic to the intersection of 33° 37.819′ south latitude and 115° 20.357′ east longitude; thence extending westerly along the geodesic to the intersection of 33° 37.834′ south latitude and 115° 20.287′ east longitude; thence extending northerly along the geodesic to the intersection of x33° 37.738′ south latitude and 115° 20.258′ east longitude; thence extending easterly along the geodesic to the commencement point.

SCUBA diving is an allowable activity within the sanctuary area; however, all forms of fishing/collection are prohibited. An exclusion area of 20 metres surrounds the Underwater Observatory. Visually, this can be adhered to by swimming on the ocean side of the ‘west side anchor’ and keeping at least 2 rows of jetty piles from the underwater building. Please observe the Exclusion Zone signage.

Spear fishing at Busselton Jetty site

Spearfishing is prohibited across the entire Busselton Jetty site.

Shared platform and ladders

Busselton Jetty is a shared use facility. Along the length of the jetty numerous ladders and platforms are shared by swimmers, fishers, snorkellers and divers. The furthest platform along Busselton Jetty is accessible by ramp along the western edge and is highly popular among all Jetty users. Priority access is provided for patrons requiring wheelchair access.

Those on a Busselton snorkel or dive have public access to enter or exit the water from this platform – however, trolleys and gear must be stored away from the entry or exit points to allow for safe access in and out of the water.

Guided Dive & Snorkel Tours

For all guided Dive & Snorkel tours of the Underwater Sculpture Park, please speak with our friends at Swan Dive Busselton & Dunsborough as they have tours daily.

Other Attractions

Marine Discovery Centre

Jetty Train

Interpretive Centre

Busselton Underwater Observatory

Underwater Sculpture Park

There is so many things to see and do!

Whether you’re looking to join us for a quick visit or wanting to stay the entire day, there is so many things to see and do here at the Busselton Jetty!

There is so many things to see and do!

Whether you’re looking to join us for a quick visit or wanting to stay the entire day, there is so many things to see and do here at the Busselton Jetty!

There is so many things to see and do!

Whether you’re looking to join us for a quick visit or wanting to stay the entire day, there is so many things to see and do here at the Busselton Jetty!

There is so many things to see and do!

Whether you’re looking to join us for a quick visit or wanting to stay the entire day, there is so many things to see and do here at the Busselton Jetty!

Planning a Visit?

Whether you’re joining us for a Quick Visit, Half Day or Full Day – we have several options available for people of all ages!

Planning a Visit?

Whether you’re joining us for a Quick Visit, Half Day or Full Day – we have several options available for people of all ages!