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Sydney Diving

 

Did you know that you have some excellent scuba diving for all experience levels accessible right here from the Northern Beaches? At Dive, Spear and Sport we know our local area. Experience the Northern Beaches dive sites on our own 10 diver dive boat, moored at Careel Bay in Avalon. Check out the local dive sites of the Northern Beaches with Dive Spear and Sport – every boat dive has a local guide on board to help you navigate the site and get the most out of your dive!

 

What do we see on our sites?

You can find some of Sydney’s best local marine life here on the Northern Beaches. Expect to see all sorts of locals join you on your dive including but not limited to Blue Grouper, Wobbegongs, Grey Nurse Sharks, yellowtail. kingfish, cuttlefish, octopus, bull rays, eagle rays, large schools of bonito, samson fish, amberjack, Port Jackson Sharks, jewfish, banjo sharks just to name a few. Come for a dive and meet some of the locals for yourself!

 

Long Reef, Collaroy

Some of the best diving in Sydney is found around Long Reef with easy depths around the 18-20m mark. Be engulfed by schools of Ladder-finned Pomfrets that you can not see through, swim-throughs to squeeze through or cruise through. Amazing fish life including Wobbegong sharks, Grey Nurse Sharks, large Eastern Blue Groupers, Scorpionfish with chances to see large pelagics including Yellow-tail Kingfish.

Check out our dive calendar here to see when we are next diving here!

 

– Shark Bar – Long Reef, Collaroy

A spectacular dive, we drop down on the Shark Gully where this season up to 20 Grey Nurse Sharks have been spotted at one time. An endangered species, this is the first time in many years that Grey Nurses have been seen in these numbers at Long Reef, and every year we are seeing more and more. No need to go to the other side of Sydney, there is spectacular shark diving right here on your doorstep. Also on this dive, we often see Wobbegongs, friendly Blue Groupers, huge schools of Yellow Tail and a number of other species through out the year.

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Please note: This is a shark dive. In order to dive at this site, you must agree to adhere to the Code of Conduct for diving with Grey Nurse Sharks in NSW.

The Valiant, Barrenjoey

Located off Barrenjoey Headland, The Valiant is a Tug Boat that sunk in the early 80’s. An excellent deep wreck that lies in about 24m – 27m, this dive is full of marine life including some of the largest Wobbegongs you will find. Plenty of yellow tail, king fish, red rock cod, cuttlefish, bream and sometimes Bull Rays! A great advanced site that’s definitely worth a dive!

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Pinnacles, Avalon

Located off Bangally Headland, this site consists of two pinnacles, one of which just breaks the surface. Large boulders hiding away great fish life including Blue Grouper, Wobbegongs, Ladder-finned Pomfrets, Maori Wrasse and nice swim-throughs. A nice cruisy dive with a maximum depth around 18m.

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Hole In the Wall, Avalon

Named after a large hole in Bangally Head Land enjoy relaxed diving among boulders and sea weed beds while you see some iconic Sydney species like the Eastern Blue Gouper. Great dive for new divers with maximum depth of 18m.

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The Ovens, Avalon

Located off Bangally Headland at the south end of Whale Beach enjoy nice easy dive among large boulders with a large variety of fish life and sponges. Great relaxing dive with a maximum depth of 18m open to all levels of diving.

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Dragon Alley, Barrenjoey

Located on the tip of Barrenjoey Headland, this relatively sheltered boulder rock wall is a great shallow dive, perfect for newer divers. Named after the Weedy Sea Dragons that are spotted here, it is the best of seeing Weedy Sea Dragons on the Northern Beaches. Other marine life found there include Blue Groupers galore, bait fish, pelagic fish and other friendly locals!

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Sponge Gardens

As the name suggests dive among a large variety of sponges and soft coral home to lots of critters to keep the diving interesting from the smallest nudibranch the large and friendly Eastern Blue Groupers. The nice 18m depth means anyone can have a swim among the gardens.

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Ex-HMAS Adelaide, Terrigal

The ex-HMAS Adelaide was sunk almost 2km off Avoca Beach, Terrigal in April 2011 after an extensive history serving in the Australian Navy. Now one of the most popular sites surrounding sydney, the HMAS Adelaide starts at approx 18m and drops to a depth of about 38m. With an abundance of marine life and plenty of nooks and crannies to explore, you will never get bored of dives on the Adelaide.

DSS is the only dive boat to leave from Sydney direct from the Adelaide. Departing Careel Bay, the trip by boat takes approximately 35 mins. No driving to Terrigal necessary!

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