diving in byron bay, australia

Byron Bay dive guide

Byron Bay Diving

Scuba diving in Byron Bay

Byron Bay diving offers some of the best diving adventures in Australia. You will be amazed by the diversity of Byron Bay's dive sites. Don't miss Julian Rocks Marine Reserve, which is considered one of Australia's top ten dive sites. Byron Bay is home to more than 400 fish species as well as topical creatures like turtles and manta rays. This area is one of the most popular whale watching spots in Australia; try not to miss their migration season.

Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with aByron Bay 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 12°C and 20°C. (68° F and 89° F)
Average Water surface temperature: Between 18° C and 22° C (64°F to 71°F)
Visibility often averaging: between 16 and 100 feet (5 to 30 meters)
Coldest time: July
Warmest time: January
Possible to dive all year round.

Byron Bay is one of the most favorite places for scuba diving in the region. Byron Bay dive sites like Julian Rocks, Code Hole and the nursery are home to a large variety of sea creatures. If you are looking for a new experience don't miss the whale watching season. Humpback Whales migrate to Byron Bay from June to November. BottleNose and Common dolphins are also seen in dive sites in this area. Leopard Sharks and Grey Nurse Shark are common visitors and can be found just 10 minutes Byron's main beach.

Some of Byron Bay dive sites.

Julian Rocks is one of the most popular diving spots in Byron Bay. It is a great dive site with visibility averaging from 16 to 100 feet (5 to 30 meters). Due to the vast numbers of tropical species located in this area Julian Rocks marine reserve was established to help keep these beautiful species. The shallow parts are great snorkeling locations at a depth of 16 to 39 feet (5 to 12 meters). Leopard sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, grey nurse sharks and wobbegong sharks as well as several turtle species frequent this site.

The Cray Cave is a small dive site at a depth of 72 feet (22 meters). The site is home to many kinds of big and small fish including large painted sweetlip, big blue tuskfish, queensland groper, cuttlefish, crayfish and juvenile angel fish and many more.

The cod Hole is a great site at a depth of 68 feet (21 meters). The site is home to abundance sea life like moray eels, wobbegongs, blue groupers, grey nurse sharks and other large fish.

The Cape Pinnacle is a great reef site at a depth ranging from 104 to 131 feet (32 to 40 meters). The site is home to large fish such as jewfish, cobia, cod groper and kingfish. Also you may see several types of rays as well as wobbegong sharks.

The Nursery is a shallow dive site at a depth ranging from 16 to 39 feet (5 to 12 meters). It is a great site for novice divers to take their first dive. This site is a haven to many juvenile species.

Jew's Nose is a beautiful reef site at the north west of the nursery. The site is at a depth range of 39 to 59 feet (12 to 18 meters).

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