Dive Sites

Sydney’s best dive sites

Browse the map below and check out some of Sydney’s best dive sites.

Blue Fish Point

-33.806003,151.307316

You can see: Schools of yellow tail, cuttle fish, wobbegong sharks, Nudibranchs Depth: 15 - 17m

Catherine Adamson (Wreck)

-33.820547,151.285771

Dee Why Wide

-33.763237,151.307917

Diamond Bay

-33.862469,151.2853

Dunbar (Wreck)

-33.846788,151.288326

Elephant Rock

-33.83777,151.285858

Ex-HMAS Adelaide Wreck

-33.457384, 151.466924

This warship was purposefully sunk in 2011 as an artificial reef. Now one of the best wreck dives in New South Wales. Depth: 18 - 38m

Fairfax Lookout

-33.825221,151.299033

Fairlight Beach

-33.800203, 151.275012

A shore dive with kelp gardens and a rocky wall. Plenty of colourful sponges, crevices and overhangs. Home to octopus, moray eels, eastern frogfish, schools of luderick and old wives. There is also a small wreck to explore. Depth: 7 - 11m

Fairy Bower

-33.800283, 151.293550

Part of Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve, fish life is abundant. During the winter, juvenile dusky whaler sharks can be seen. Depth: 6 - 9m.

Manly Cove

-33.799695, 151.282538

A shallow dive so plenty of time to hunt for critters. These include seahorses, pipefish, cuttlefish, anglerfish, blennies, blue-ring octopus. A great night dive. Depth: 3-4m

North Head Sponge Gardens

-33.822726,151.292768

Rocky reef with colourful sponges. You can see a range of nudibranchs, large schools of scad, eastern blue devil fish, giant cuttlefish, wobbegongs, port jackson sharks in winter. Depth range 15-25m.

Old Mans Hat

-33.821576,151.290439

Rocky reef with colourful sponge gardens, walls and overhangs. You'll find a range of nudibranchs, wobbegong and Port Jackson sharks, blue groper and schools of pomfret. Depth to 18m.

Royal Shepard

-33.84039,151.289635

Ship wreck off South Head - You can see: Sting Ray, Cuttle fish, Moray Eels, Flatheads Depth: 30m

Shelly Beach - Marine Parade

-33.800559, 151.296018

Part of Cabbage Tree Bay aquatic reserve and one of the most popular shore diving sites. Boulders, kelp gardens, seagrass beds are home to wide variety of animals both big and small. Depth: 6-8m

Shelly Beach - The Point

-33.798901, 151.296898

Part of Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve, marine life thrives here. One of the most popular shore dive sites due to its sheltered location and variety of marine life.

Signal Station

-33.849764,151.289374

Good for beginners.

South Head Sponge Gardens

-33.836166,151.27573

South Reef

-33.835185,151.277683

Good for beginners. Fantastic night dive.

The Apartments

-33.734048,151.321564

Large schools of yellow tail scad and spectacular rock formations including swim throughs. depth 12 - 18m

The Colours

-33.84775,151.292639

Lovely colourful sponge gardens which are home to a range of nudibranchs and macro life. Larger animals such as blue groper, giant cuttlefish, wobbegongs, Port Jackson sharks and rays are also found here.

The Gap

-33.843259,151.285815

Good for beginners. Large rocky shelves and boulders sloping down to the sand at about 18-20m. Look for weedy seadragons in the kelp, port jackson sharks and rays on the sand. Also blue groper and giant cuttlefish patrolling the rocks.

Waterfall

-33.822182,151.293567

Rocky reef and colourful sponge gardens. Depth 12 - 25m

Wedding Cake Island

-33.92399,151.265302

Read more about the dive sites we visit here.