Sydney’s best dive sites
Browse the map below and check out some of Sydney’s best dive sites.
You can see: Schools of yellow tail, cuttle fish, wobbegong sharks, Nudibranchs Depth: 15 - 17m
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
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
Part of Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve, fish life is abundant. During the winter, juvenile dusky whaler sharks can be seen. Depth: 6 - 9m.
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
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.
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.
Ship wreck off South Head - You can see: Sting Ray, Cuttle fish, Moray Eels, Flatheads Depth: 30m
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
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.
Large schools of yellow tail scad and spectacular rock formations including swim throughs. depth 12 - 18m
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.
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.
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