The rugged coastline of Albany offers underwater drop-offs, canyons, caves, and wrecks. The waters are home to a diverse range of marine life including western blue devil fish, large blue groper, sea dragons and seals.
One of the premier diving sites off Albany is the guided missile destroyer HMAS Perth. The ship was fired upon during the Vietnam War, the evidence of the remnant shellfire is still visible. The wreck provides diving opportunities for both recreational and technical divers.
Albany was the first European settlement in Western Australia and is full of history including convicts and first settlers, it was the departure point for ANZAC soldiers bound for Gallipoli, and whaling until 1978. The coastline is dramatic and has many natural attractions. Visit the Torndirrup National Park and see the Gap, with its 24m | 79ft drop to the water, and the Natural Bridge, a granite formation shaped like a bridge.