Undoubtedly our most popular weekend trip away. Experience the only true ocean cave dive in Australia and get prepared to be amazed
Our Nitrox Course can also be completed in conjunction with this trip for only $145
Please note only nitrox fills** are available at Fish Rock and divers should be comfortable diving in currents.
**A waiver form is available for those not nitrox certified from local operator
About this Trip
Undoubtedly our most popular weekend trip away - so you will need to book early. Experience the only true ocean cave dive in Australia and get prepared to be amazed. This is reputedly one of the best dives in the country. Fish Rock Cave is a 125 metre long submerged tunnel, home to one of the largest single collection of the highly endangered grey nurse shark. Due to the rock’s proximity to the continental shelf, currents wash the rock continually, bringing the all important nutrients. The result is an abundance of marine life including kingfish, grey nurse sharks, fusiliers, blue groupers, lionfish, turtles, rays and tropical fish. More often than not, fantastic clarity of water is experienced at this location, averaging 20 metres or more!
Departs 6.30pm Departure from PRO DIVE Manly
Day 1 07.30 - 13.00 2 Boat Dives
Day 2 07.30 - 13.00 2 Boat Dives, 21.00 Return to Sydney
Favourite Dive Sites
Fish Rock Cave - Boat Dive (11 - 25 metres)
Starting at the deepest side of the tunnel you traverse through a pitch black chimney packed with fish and crustaceans like the hairy reef lobster. Huge rays glide like ghosts through the tunnel leading you past a curtain of fish, as the turquoise light burst through the blackness of the tunnel at the opening, revealing a large group of wobbegong and grey nurse sharks.
Shark Alley - Boat Dive (20 - 35 metres)
On the eastern side of this rocky island is the grey nurse shark zone. These graceful and magnificent creatures congregate amongst the gutters and tunnels of the rock’s surrounding terrain and are a must-see experience.
The Pinnacle - Boat Dive (6 - 30 metres)
A twin-peaked ‘mountain’ rises from 30m up to the shallows off the north-east corner of the rock. Huge Queensland groupers and fish circulate in the gulleys and rock gutters surrounding the pinnacle and you may also find grey nurse sharks cruising by.
Fish Bommies - Boat Dive (25 - 32 metres)
A huge boulder rising from the sea floor to 25 metres attracting large schools of fish including pelagics. This is also home to loggerhead and green turtles.
Add Nitrox Training
Nitrox mixtures contain higher levels of oxygen, which is advantageous to a scuba diver as it reduces nitrogen absorption, this allows for longer dive times and reducing the risk of decompression sickness. This is perfect for underwater photographers, wreck divers and anyone who wants to stay down longer. You will learn the preparation and diving procedures involved with enriched air diving. The course includes a mini workshop, theory exam and two pleasure dives using Nitrox and is completed in one day.
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