diving in south west rocks, australia

South West Rocks dive guide

South West Rocks Diving

Scuba diving in South West Rocks

South West Rocks is a great destination in Australia. South West Rocks harbours Many famous dive sites of Australia. Fish Rock Cave and Green Island are just few of what South West Rocks can offer. Looking for new adventure? Make sure to book for whale watching trips to see humpback whales singing in winter months.

Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with South West Rocks 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 14°C and 23°C. (57° F and 74° F)
Average Water surface temperature: Between 18°C - 25°C (64°F - 77°F)
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between 30 - 60 feet (10 - 20 meters)
Coldest time: July
Warmest time: January
Best time to dive: In summer months for warmer water. From May to October is known for higher concentration of sharks.
Possible to dive all year round.

South West Rocks dive sites are some of the most favorable places for scuba diving for both novices and experienced divers. Fish Rock Cave is one of the many diving spots South West Rocks offers you; it is home to a wide variety of dive sites see the South West Rock diving map. Wobbegong sharks, turtles, grouper, wrasse, morays, cuttlefish are waiting for you to observe them. South West Rocks is one of the few diving destinations in Australia where you can find grey nurse shark; they can be found all year long. If you like whale watching their migration season is during the winter months, come and enjoy their singing. Diving centers in the area will help you choose the best diving spots and conditions.

Some of South West Rocks dive sites.

Fish Rock Cave is a beautiful cave site in which you will practice your cave diving skills. The cave is at a depth ranging from 45 to 78 feet (14 to 24 meters) deep. It attracts lots of divers for it is considered one of the largest caverns in the area. You can see grey nurse shark resting in the shallower parts. The site is home to black cod, large wobbegong sharks, black rays and giant cuttle fish.

Black Rock it is at a depth of 26 to 65 feet (8 to 20 meters). It is common to see sharks around the area. Giant dusky flathead, yellowtail, large schools of blue morwong, luderick and black fish frequent this area as well as moray eels and lion fish.

Ladies Reef is a small reef. It is a great spot for shore and night diving. Ladies Reef is a beginner dive site at a depth ranging from 22 to 32 feet (7 to 10 meters). The site is home to moray eels, catfish, and feather stars it is covered with soft corals and sponges.

Green Island is at a depth range from 19 to 59 feet (6 to 18 meters). You can access this site by boat. It is a beautiful spot with overhangs and ledges covered with colorful sponges and corals. The site is home to moray eels, yellow box fish, cuttlefish, blind sharks and wobbegong sharks.

Gaol Reef it is a shallow rocky reef at a depth of 19 to 39 feet (6 to 12 meters) deep. You can find a huge variety of sea life in this site including bait fish, squid, moray eels and octopus

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