Diving Conditions

Diving Conditions

SURFACE CONDITIONS RATING

Score Conditions
10 NO WIND, NO SWELL!! These conditions occur around 10 days each year
9 Light winds, small swell. These conditions occur around 70 days each year
8 Light winds, moderate swell
7 Light winds, large swell
6 Moderate winds, small swell (These conditions are standard for the Sunshine Coast)
5 Moderate winds, moderate swell
4 Moderate winds, large swell (Experienced divers only)
3 Strong winds, small swell (Experienced divers only)
2 Strong winds, moderate swell (Diving cancelled)
1 Strong winds, large swell (Diving cancelled)

VISIBILITY RATING

Visibility Comparison 
25m+ Amazing visibility for the Sunshine Coast
17 – 24m Very good visibility for the Sunshine Coast
12 – 16m Average for Winter months (Jun – Oct)
7 – 11m Average for Summer diving (Nov – May)
Less than 7m Poor visibility

AVERAGE WATER TEMPERATURE

Temperature / Month
25 – 26 C January
25 – 26 C February
25 – 26 C March
24 – 25 C April
23 – 24 C May
21 – 22 C June
19 – 20 C July
19 – 20 C August
20 – 21 C September
21 – 22 C October
22 – 23 C November
23 – 24 C December

 

Saturday, December 15

Status: Diving

Dive Site: Mooloolaba Reefs (morning only)

Visibility: 10 meters

Wind Speed: 5 – 10 knots

Swell: 1 – 1.5 metres

Surface conditions score: 8/10


Sunday, December 16

Status: Diving

Dive Site: Mooloolaba Reefs (morning only)

Wind Speed: 10 – 15 knots

Swell: 1 metre

Surface conditions score: 6/10

Availability: 8 spaces available for the Mooloolaba Reefs in the morning


Monday, December 17

Status: Planning to dive

Dive Site: ex-HMAS Brisbane wreck

Wind Speed: 10 – 15 knots

Swell: 1 – 1.5 metres

Surface conditions score: 5/10

Availability: 5 spaces remaining


The next update is 11AM Sunday

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