Sydney’s best dive sites
Browse the map below and check out some of Sydney’s best dive sites.
Sunk in 1929 and discovered in 1977, the SS Annie Miller primarily transported coal. The shipwreck sits in max 46m with an average depth of 43m.
Former Manly Ferry sunk in 1980 as part of an artificial reef project after 4-5 collisions. Suitable for Tec50 divers, this wreck lies on its side in 40-50 metres.
Suitable for Open Water Divers and up, this North Head site features soft sponges, schools of yellow tail, giant cuttlefish, wobbegong sharks and weedy sea dragons. Depth: 15 - 22m
The Adamson sunk in 1957, just 9 months after the Dunbar Wreck. This site also features fantastic sponge gardens with loads of schooling fish. 15-22m
Situated in about 18 metres of water on a sandy bottom, this wreck consists of twisted iron, masts, timber and some other pieces of the ship.
A large bucket dredge sunk in 1980 as part of the artificial reef project. The Coolooli lies on its starboard side in 48m.
Suitable for night dives only. The most intact wreck in Sydney. The Currajong sits under the Manly Ferry path in 27 metres of water.
Former Manly Ferry forming part of the artificial reef project. Suitable for Tec50 divers, the wreck lies between 43 and 48 metres.
This site is perfect for Deep Divers, ranging down to 36m. You can see sponges, Wobbegong sharks and occasionally blue devil fish.
Fantastic dive site on the South side suitable for Open Water Divers. Lots of overhangs and swim-throughs. Schooling fish, Wobbegongs and rays. 21m max
The remains of the Dunbar clipper, sunk in 1957. You can still find debris, green bottles and occasionally coins on this wreck. 5-10m
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 Advanced Level Dive
Site named after the North Head lookout. Big boulders with loads of sponges and nudibranchs. Max depth 23m
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. Each season brings new marine life: Giant Cuttlefish, Port Jackson sharks and schooling dusky whaler sharks. Depth: 6 - 9m.
Great shallow site for new Open Water Divers. You can see old wives, schooling scad, cuttlefish and kingfish. 8-15m
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 sponge gardens, walls and overhangs. This site is often your best chance to see the weedy sea dragons. You'll find a range of nudibranchs, wobbegong and Port Jackson sharks, blue groper and schools of pomfret. Depth to 18m.
Small ship wreck off South Head - You can see: Sting rays, cuttlefish, Moray Eels and schooling scad. Depth: 30m
Part of Cabbage Tree Bay aquatic reserve and one of the most popular shore diving sites in Sydney due to clear, sheltered conditions. The boulders, kelp gardens and seagrass beds are home to wide variety of marine life both big and small. Depth: 6-9m
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. Depth: 6-12 metres
Dive site featuring cascasing rock shelves, seagrass and moss. Home to pieces of wreck, octopuses and cuttlefish. Great for beginners. Fantastic night dive. 5-15m
Lying in just under 50m of water, the Myola sunk in 1919. Suitable for Tec45 divers.
Best site in Sydney to dive with Grey Nurse Sharks. This rock wall and valley also features schools of pomfrets, yellow tail scad and spectacular rock formations including swim throughs. depth 12 - 21m
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. Depth 15-25m
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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