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Wollongong dive guide



Wollongong Diving



Scuba diving in Wollongong

Wollongong is a great diving destination for both shore and boat dives. The variety of Wollongong's dive sites provides something for everyone, from novice to advynced divers. There are lots of Wrecks and reefs to explore teeming with a huge diversity of underwater creatures, you will not be disappointed.

Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with Wollongong diving centers for safety, additional information, level required for each dive site and without being accompanied by a professional.
All the information provided is purely informative for our readers and shouldn't be used as is to plan your immersion.

Average annual temperature: Between 13°C and 21°C. (55° F and 69° F)
Coldest time: July
Warmest time: February
Possible to dive all year round.

Wollongong dive sites are for all levels of certification from open water to advanced divers. It has a wide diversity of aqua life including large schools of yellowtail, groper, kingfish, wrasse, wobbegong and Port Jackson sharks. You can watch whales during their Northerly migration from April to June or when they are heading south with their calves in September and November. Wollongong waters are home to many sunken ships, some of them from the 20th century like the famous SS Bombo. The dive centers provide interesting programy for the divers who want to explore and full fledged diving courses.

Some of Wollongong dive sites.

The SS Bombo is a 20th century collier that sank in 1949. It lies in 101 feet (31 meters) of water. The wreck is home to stripey, schools of yellowtail, bullseye and the odd sargeant baker as well as nudibranchs and wobbegong shark.

Martin Island is a great diving destination at a depth of 91 feet (28 meters). The visibility is usually good at this spot. The area has beautiful sponge gardens, channels, crevices and walls. Best dives are done on the eastern side of this island. You will find a wide variety of aqua life in here like groper, wrasse, yellowtail, trevally and bullseye. You will find large bat rays near the wall located on the eastern side.

Pig Island is a boat only dive site. It is at a depth of 49 to 98 feet (15 to 30 meters). Diving this island is quite attractive especially on the southern side. This island is home to beautiful sponge gardens and there are a wide variety of fish life that inhabit this spot including snapper, tailor, bonito, bream and groper

Lou's Rock is a vertical wall that shows above the water line by 6 to 9 feet (2 to 3 meters) and reach 98 feet (30 meters ) down to the sand bottom. sunfish, seal whales and dolphins are spotted at this site depending on the time of year.

Lou's reef is a great natural reef that at a depth of 62 to 68 feet (19 to 21 meters) at the top and 104 to 111 feet (32 to 34 meters) at the bottom. It is home to a massive population of fish life.

The Gutter is a great dive site suitable for all levels of expertise. Its depth can reach 82 feet (25 meters) deep. You will see a huge diversity of fish and aqua life in this spot like sea dragons; sea spiders, blue grouper, king wrasse and sponge gardens with sea tulips and gorgonians as well as black ray, cuttlefish and squid. There is also a great chance of watching seals during winter and whales are seen heading south with their calves and performing their best actions in September and November.

Bushrangers Bay is a beautiful site with two entries. It starts at a depth range of 16 to 19 feet (5 to 6 meters) then it drops to 65 feet (18 to 20 meters). This spot is famous for its great visibility and variety of sea life. It is home to turtles along side with many other species.

The Arch is at a depth of 78 feet (24 meters) deep. It suits novice and experienced divers as well. It is home to big rays and port jacksons sharks.

The Cave is about 65 feet (20 meters) deep and with a heart shape entrance. It is home to huge amounts of schooling bullseyes and a great number of port jacksons sharks during their breeding season.

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