• RedBoats has a wide selection of dives each day available on the vessels and can customise a schedule for your group including boat dives and shore dives based on diver capability and preference.

    We operate a fleet of modern custom-made dive vessels out of Portsea and have a divers lodge available complete with BBQs, washtubs and a drying room, in Rye.

  • Melbourne Diving

    Melbourne diving is suitable for all levels of divers, from Open Water students to those interested in Deep Wreck and Wall Dives requiring technical certifications. 

    Melbourne diving has:

    • The entire British Fleet of WW1 submarines.
    • The ex-HMAS Canberra.
    • 8.5 km of wall diving from 10 down to 105M.
    • Incredibly colourful soft corals.
    • Weedy Seadragons.
    • A further 50 shipwrecks.
    • Spider Crabs (May – June).
    • Catch your own seafood.

    Located to the south of Melbourne, Portsea is the gateway to the best diving in Melbourne.

    Our dive guides have expert local knowledge and are available upon request.

    Why not take the next step in your diving education during your trip? RedBoats can put you in touch with some of the most reputable instructors in Melbourne, to combine your stay with a new diving certification.

  • Vessels


    RedBoats operate two 11.8m vessels that are fast, safe, and custom-built for diving, with a capacity of up to 29 passengers. Both vessels are fitted with modern equipment including a Bluetooth stereo system and hot showers upon request.

    Our specially designed hull and enclosed windows, ensure that even in turbulent weather, passenger comfort is never compromised and guests remain warm and dry.

  • Accommodation

    At RedBoats’ Divers’ Lodge in Rye your group will find everything it needs during your stay. A gear rinsing station and drying room are located on-site, and BBQs are available for use by guests.

  • Other things to do in the area

    The Mornington Peninsula is a popular destination for holidaymakers, being rich in both culture and nature.
    Visiting the wineries of the region is a popular day excursion, and relaxing in the Peninsula Hot Springs spa after a week of diving is highly recommended.
    At the tip of the peninsula, you will find Point Nepean National Park, where you can explore the old quarantine station and breathtaking scenery.

    Combine your diving trips with an excursion to South Channel Fort and learn about the rich history of Port Philip Bay and the early settlers of Melbourne, or see the Australian Fur Seal colony at Chinaman’s Hat. For a day trip to Queenscliff, the passage from Portsea on a RedBoats vessel takes less than 10 minutes.

    The buzzing city life of Melbourne is perfect for a day trip, get there in just over an hour by car from our Divers Lodge in Rye.

    Our staff are local to the area and are always happy to give a recommendation on where to find the best pizza in town or point you in the direction of exciting local events.

  • Get a quote

    To book your next group dive trip to Melbourne, contact us directly and speak to one of our skippers about how we can tailor the experience to your group.
    e-mail dive@redboats.com.au or call +61 400 068 627 to enquire today!