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Tassie has, in my completely unbiased opinion, some of the best diving in Australia.
One great thing is that there are plenty of good shore dives around (try doing that in queensland..). Most dive shops stock a book called 'Dive Tasmania' that you should grab: it lists hundreds of dives right around the island, including good shore dives for each region.
Be sure to join a dive club when you arrive - theres plenty of divers down there who will happily show you around.
Head to the east coast for a week or so if you have time - there are good dive centres at Bingalong Bay (the bay of fires dive centre has one of the best views of any dive centre I've been to), Bicheno (excellent but deep sponge garderns), Swansea (a new wreak), Eaglehawk (huge sea caves, amazing sea cliffs, some kelp and plenty of seadragons as well as a good deep wreak), while hobart has some good shore dives. The northern dive clubs often have trips to some of these sites.
I used a 7 mm semidry for years and was fine- but drysuits keep you a lot warmer between dives: especially when its snowing/hailing and a lot warmer in the water than out of it.
Thanks a lot for the details Rohan.
I never dove with a dry suit and i don't think i could afford it in the near future, and all i have is a 3mm wetsuit!! so i think a good compromise would be a 5 or 7mm semi-dry one. I am falling in love with Tasmania every day and i just cant wait to get there, its like an outdoors-man's heaven
thanks a lot Rohan