diving in new south wales, australia

New South Wales dive guide


New South Wales Diving


Scuba diving in New South Wales

Diving in New South Wales is one of the most rewarding adventures a diver can have in Australia. Visit New South Wales's famous cities like Sydney, Sapphire Coast and South West Rocks to have the best of what scuba diving offers. Whale watching trips are one of the spectacular attractions in the area. The area has some of the most famous wrecks and reefs that you can enjoy check New South Wales diving map.

Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with New South Wales 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 24°C. (55° F and 75° F)
Average Water surface temperature: Between 13 and 20°C (55 - 68 °F)
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between - 100 feet (2 - 30 meters)
Coldest time: July
Warmest time: January

You can dive both reef and wreck dive sites in New South Wales. Sites like The wreck of SS Bombo in Wollongong and The Pinnacles in Toukley are worth seeing. If you are interested in Whale watching; try to visit NSW during Whale Northerly migration from April to June or when they are heading south with their calves in September and November. The clear calm water in this area is home to many kinds of fish and aqua life including schools of yellowtail, groper, kingfish, and wrasse as well as wobbegong and Port Jackson sharks.

Sydney is the Capital of New South Wales and the gateway to all Australia. There are both reef and wreck dives. Dive sites like Solander and Harbord are beautiful shore sites; it is home to many kinds of sea life. Wrecks like Royal Shepherd and The Dee Why Ferry are beautiful sites and worth seeing.

Wollongong waters are home to many sunken ships, some of them from the 20th century like the famous SS Bombo. It is home to a wide variety of aqua life including stripey, schools of yellowtail, bullseye and the odd sargeant baker.

Toukley is another famous diving destination located in New South Wales. It has many dive sites that are considered divers favorite. The wreck of HMAS Adelaide is a great dive site that most divers will be interested in visiting when it opens in late 2008 or early 2009.

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