diving in forster, australia

Forster dive guide

Forster Diving

Scuba diving in Forster

Forster is considered one of the most attractive diving destinations in Australia. Although it is a small village, Forster diving activities are very diverse. Forster dive sites are only minutes away from shore. It is guaranteed to see dolphins and swim with them on the East coast. There are beautiful diving spot with abundance of sea life including grey nurse sharks, wobbegong sharks, port jackson sharks, eagle rays and sting rays.

Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with Forster 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 17°C and 23°C. (64° F and 74° F)
Average Water surface temperature: Between 13 and 16°C (55 - 60°F)
Visibility often averaging: Between 26 and 98 feet (8 to 30 meters)
Coldest time: July
Warmest time: February
Possible to dive all year round.

Forster is a great diving spot. The village is about 3 hours away north of Sydney. It is rich in dive sites that suits snorkelers and divers with all levels of expertise. Enjoy wall diving in its beautiful dive sites, and if you are a certified cave diver you will have the chance to dive its underwater caves and arches. Sunken ships in Forster makes a great home to many kinds of fish and aqua life like grey nurse sharks that can be seen all year round as well as port jackson sharks, eagle rays, sting rays and groupers. Don't forget your photographic equipment. The great visibility and the underwater life teeming on the dive sites here are great assets for underwater photography.

Some of Forster dive sites.

Bennetts Head Bommie is a great reef site. There is a cave in the outer site you through which you can swim . This site is at a depth of 16 to 36 feet (5 to 11 meters). Look for large bull rays lying on the sand.

The Pinnacle is an advanced dive site at a depth of 78 to 131 feet (24 to 40 meters). This excellent spot is home to grey nurse sharks, jewfish, huge bull rays and eagle rays as well as blue gropers, schools of kingfish and yellowfin tuna. The visibility is above 100 feet (30 meters). Best time to do this dive is during autumn/winter period.

The Barge is at a depth of 91 feet (28 meters). It is a beautiful wreck site with abundance sea life. The barge lies half on the reef and half on the sea bed. It is a great habitat for jewfish, turtles, sharks, eels and cuttlefish.

Latitude Reef is Forster's most popular dive site. It is at a depth ranging from 32 to 59 feet (10 to 18 meters). Plenty of fish and aqua life can be found in here including turtles, lionfish, port jackson and grey nurse shark. Also you can see blue groper and moray eels, they are friendly creatures.

Seal Rocks is an attractive diving area. It has some of the most famous diving spots located in the area. Dive sites here are home to blue groper, moray eels, turtles and numerous other varieties of fish. Some of these dive sites are:

S.S. Satara is a beautiful wreck site. The 410 feet (125 meters) long barge lies in 137 feet (42 meters) of water; it is for experienced divers only.

Little Seal Rocks is at a depth of 65 to 114 feet (20 to 35 meters) deep. It is a great spot to dive with grey nurse sharks. The spot is filled with colorful hard and soft corals and sponges. Giant bull rays and large black cod are also seen in this area.

Big Seal Rock is at a depth of 32 to 100 feet (10 to 30 meters). You can see sharks around here most times of the year.

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