diving in sydney, australia

Sydney dive guide

Sydney Diving

Scuba diving in Sydney

Sydney is the gateway to all Australia. Sydney's scuba diving opportunities are numerous and there are dozens of dive sites that suit all levels of divers. Most of Sydney's dive sites are calm, with clear water and available in all conditions. Off the coast of Sydney humpback whales can be seen during the winter months. Approximately 200 of these huge mammals pass the coastline daily as they migrate to northern breeding grounds. Many kinds of aqua life and fish are represented in this area including Port Jackson sharks, grouper, shrimps, octopus, cuttlefish and squid.

Always dive according to your level of training. Never enter the water without checking with the Sydney 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) Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between 16 - 100 feet (5 - 30 meters) Coldest time: July
Warmest time: January

Diving Sydney is possible all year long. Sydney's dive sites are so diverse that divers of all levels of experience will find something to suit their taste. With the clear water and reasonable visibility you will enjoy every diving trip you make. You can dive both reef and wreck dive sites in this beautiful area see the Sydney dive sites map. Blue grouper, cuttlefish, port jacksons, morays, rays and grey nurse shark are seen in its various dive sites as well as many kinds of colourful corals and sponges.

Some of Sydney dive sites.

Royal Shepherd is a wreck dive site. The ship sank in 1890 at a depth of 95 feet (29 meters). The site is one of the most famous dive sites in Australia. The wreck is covered with beautiful soft sponges.

Voo Doo is an advanced shore dive site at a depth of 85 feet (26 meters). Large caverns and beautiful overhangs form this beautiful site. Huge schools of yellowtail, king fish, leatherjackets, wobbiegong sharks, angel sharks and port jackson sharks are seen in the area.

The Apartments is another boat dive site. It is at a depth ranging from 39 to 72 feet (12 to 22 meters). The reef consists of huge rocks and boulders forming beautiful caverns. Huge numbers of schools of fish, large pelagics and wobbegongs are seen at this site.

Fairy Bower is at a depth ranging from 22 to 32 feet (7 to 10 meters). The site is home to vast amounts of marine lives including wobbegong & port jackson sharks sea dragons, cuttlefish, octopus and blue gropers.

Solander is a great shore dive site at a depth of 85 feet (26 meters). It is probably the deepest shore dive in all Sydney. It has a great visibility that can reach 98 feet (30 meters). This area offers a great wall diving experience. You can watch blue grouper, yellow barracuda, yellowtail, wobbegongs and Port Jackson sharks as well as cuttlefish, bull rays, southern eagle ray and humpback whale. To see humpback whales, the best time is during the winter months which go from June to the beginning of July.

The Dee Why Ferry is an artificial wreck site. The wreck was sunk in 1976 in 157 feet (48 meters) of water. The site is home to many kinds of underwater creatures.

Doubt Reef is an advanced dive site at approximate depth of 104 feet (32 meters). This beautiful site has drop offs, overhangs, caves and boulders which make it exciting. This area is famous for the abundance of sea life.

Shelly Beach is a beginner dive site at a depth of 39 feet (12 meters). It is a shore dive site with beautiful white sand and natural reef. It has an easy entry which requires no particular effort. The site is home to whale sharks you can see them during winter months. you can also see pot jackson sharks, wobbegong sharks, blue grouper, nudibranchs and sea dragons.

Harbord is an excellent shore dive site. It is for advanced divers at a depth ranging from 26 to 45 feet (8 to 14 metres). The site consists of overhangs, boulders and is covered with sponges. The area has vast amounts of marine lives including wobbegong sharks, huge blue groupers, cuttlefish, leatherjackets, nudibranchs, octopus and morwongs.

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