Hip Hip Hooray - 20 years for Underwater Australasia


Underwater Australasia - 20 years in the making


In 2002, we - the founders of Underwater - felt that the Australian diving community and industry had nowhere to go to connect with like-minded people and find out about where to go diving, where to see what and get advice on underwater photography and marine life. This is how underwater.com.au came to be: an online presence for Austraila's dive industry and community.

A few years later, several additional projects such as the Underwater Festival, Underwater Project and the roving Underwater Tour became part of a now much larger Underwater Australasia.

The public was offered the opportunity to actively participate in underwater photo comps and shoot-outs. They enabled everybody to meet and greet world famous photographers, marine biology experts and experienced divers such as  Jennifer Hayes, David Doubilet, William Tan, Aaron Wong, Janet Lanyon, Richard Smith and our very own Darren Jew and Jasmine Carey to name a few.



"The Underwater Tour brought exposure for underwater photographers, artists, environmental activist and their passions!"



Jennifer Hayes and David Doubilet at the Underwater Tour 2019

The Underwater Australasia on-line shop is now one of the largest underwater enthusiast shops. At the moment we carry almost 1000 products from more than 50 suppliers! Something we are extremely proud of.

In the last few years, Underwater Australasia became the exclusive distributor in Australia for Sealife, Paralenz, Nautilus Lifeline, Fantasea, QYSEA, T-shousing, Sublue, Yamaha Seascooters and SUPE

Even more recently, the team at Underwater Australasia connected with Eleanor from ELK Draws to produce Water Bottles for Mental Health. This project showcases the amazing drawings of Elk Draws on a stunningly produced series of water bottles that were created to help save the environment, contribute to mental health and to be individual pieces of useful art. Fifty percent of the profits from sales of these water bottles are donated to Lifeline.

Underwater and ELK Draws Water Bottles - Art for Mental Health

Underwater X ELK Draws Water Bottles - Art for Mental Health

The showroom in Byron Bay is open Monday to Friday, 9 am - 4 pm or any other time by appointment. Special orders for unique tools, lenses, attachments and housings are common place.

Evolved from humble beginnings as an Australian Diving Directory and Forum, Underwater Australasia now delivers underwater gadgets to all corners of the globe. We are  continously adapting to our customers' needs, but still manage to also focus on personalised service. We are super proud of what we have become!

This is OUR story. Now we want to hear yours!

"Underwater Australasia sets the bar high for customer service standards...We live and breathe underwater"

Sealife SportDiver Pro 2500 Set


Celebratory Competition

To celebrate our incredible 20 year milestone, Underwater Australasia is giving away a SeaLife SportDiver Pro 2500 Set  valued at $1149!! WIN by telling your story....


The Sealife SportDiver Housing comes with a colour correction filter and a vacuum safety system to keep your phone safe all the way down to 40 meters underwater. The SportDiver Housing fits most Android models and all iPhones from iPhone 7 & up.


The Sealife Seadragon 2500 Photo/Video Light uses flat panel COB LED technology to closely mimic natural sunlight, bringing out amazing colours in underwater photos and videos - 2500 Lumen, 120 degree beam and a burn time of 1 hour.





"On my first dive in open water ever, I was wearing 24 pounds of lead. 
That's right, someone thought it was a good idea to weigh me down a little ...."


Underwater Stories

To WIN this amazing kit that turns almost any smart phone into a sophisticated underwater camera setup including lighting, we would like you to share YOUR most memorable moment underwater. 

We want to hear your amazing underwater experiences. It can be funny, emotional, scary or breathtaking. It can be a poem, story or told through images.

How To Enter

Post your entry on your Instagram or Facebook and tag us using @underwateraustralasia AND use the hashtag #20yearsunderwater.

Entries should be in by the the end of 30 September 2022 to be considered a contender for winning the SeaLife SportDiver Pro 2500 Set. Judges decision is final, no discussion will be entered into. Prize winner will be contacted by e-mail or DM. Shipping of the prize is free of charge within Australia. International customers are allowed to enter but will have to pay for the prize shipping if they win.