Guided Shore Dives

Sydney - Cronulla Shore Dives

Dive Sites

Dive Rating Key
Green: Ideal for beginner divers and is a easy dive.
Blue: For the more experienced diver with a greater level of skill in the water.
Black: Experienced divers only. Black dive sites may experience challenging conditions such as currents and deep.
Day Date am/pm  Dive Site Rating Depth Action
Fri 27-Oct-2017  am Oak Park* 
Green
12m Book Now
Sat 28-Oct-2017  am Kurnell - Kamay Botany Bay National Park* 
Green
Varies 5m-22m Book Now
Sun 29-Oct-2017  am Oak Park* 
Green
12m Book Now
Fri 03-Nov-2017  am Kurnell - Kamay Botany Bay National Park* 
Green
Varies 5m-22m Book Now
Sat 04-Nov-2017  am Oak Park* 
Green
12m Book Now
Sun 05-Nov-2017  am Kurnell - Kamay Botany Bay National Park* 
Green
Varies 5m-22m Book Now
Fri 10-Nov-2017  am Oak Park* 
Green
12m Book Now
Sat 11-Nov-2017  am Kurnell - Kamay Botany Bay National Park* 
Green
Varies 5m-22m Book Now
Sun 12-Nov-2017  am Oak Park* 
Green
12m Book Now
Fri 17-Nov-2017  am Kurnell - Kamay Botany Bay National Park* 
Green
Varies 5m-22m Book Now
Sat 18-Nov-2017  am Oak Park* 
Green
12m Book Now
Sun 19-Nov-2017  am Kurnell - Kamay Botany Bay National Park* 
Green
Varies 5m-22m Book Now
Fri 24-Nov-2017  am Oak Park* 
Green
12m Book Now
Sat 25-Nov-2017  am Kurnell - Kamay Botany Bay National Park* 
Green
Varies 5m-22m Book Now
Sun 26-Nov-2017  am Oak Park* 
Green
12m Book Now
Fri 01-Dec-2017  am Kurnell - Kamay Botany Bay National Park* 
Green
Varies 5m-22m Book Now
Sat 02-Dec-2017  am Oak Park* 
Green
12m Book Now
Sun 03-Dec-2017  am Kurnell - Kamay Botany Bay National Park* 
Green
Varies 5m-22m Book Now
Fri 08-Dec-2017  am Oak Park* 
Green
12m Book Now
Sat 09-Dec-2017  am Kurnell - Kamay Botany Bay National Park* 
Green
Varies 5m-22m Book Now
Sun 10-Dec-2017  am Oak Park* 
Green
12m Book Now
Fri 15-Dec-2017  am Kurnell - Kamay Botany Bay National Park* 
Green
Varies 5m-22m Book Now
Sat 16-Dec-2017  am Oak Park* 
Green
12m Book Now
Sun 17-Dec-2017  am Kurnell - Kamay Botany Bay National Park* 
Green
Varies 5m-22m Book Now
Fri 22-Dec-2017  am Oak Park* 
Green
12m Book Now
Sat 23-Dec-2017  am Kurnell - Kamay Botany Bay National Park* 
Green
Varies 5m-22m Book Now
Sun 24-Dec-2017  am Oak Park* 
Green
12m Book Now
Fri 29-Dec-2017  am Kurnell - Kamay Botany Bay National Park* 
Green
Varies 5m-22m Book Now
Sat 30-Dec-2017  am Oak Park* 
Green
12m Book Now



*The Dive Sites schedule are a guide of where we are planning to go and are in no way guaranteed. If we can't go to the divesite due conditions, then the cruise director will nominate the next best suitable spot. There is no refund if we do not make it to the planned dive sites.

Kurnell - Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Depth:Varies 5m-22m Rating:Green

We are so lucky to have the Kamay Botany Bay National Park on the doorstep of our Cronulla store. With a variety of dive sites on offer, we can cater for beginnners, veterens and everyone in between! This area offers some of the most interesting and diverse marine life in Sydney including the beautiful Weedy Sea Dragon!

The best site will be selected on the day by one of our experienced Divemasters/Instructors and is determined by a number of factors including swell, tides and experience of the group.

The Monument

The entry and exit point for this dive are both in the same spot (unless you do it as a drift dive). It's a little channel between the rocks right in front of the flagpole. It is one of the easiest entries in that you can sit on the rocks to put your fins on and in all but the most severe conditions, as there are no waves.

The Monument is a very easy dive site, with the relatively longer surface swim being the hardest part. Due to its location right in the bay, visibility can be a little worse here than the other sites around Kurnell. Overall however, it is still a very nice relaxing dive with usually lots to see.  Once you enter the water, snorkel out over kelp in a north easterly direction. There is a red navigation marker out in the bay and if you head towards it you are going in the right direction. Once you become sick of snorkelling you can descend as sometimes large rays are seen swimming over the kelp. At this point you will be in about 4 mt of water so continue to follow your compass until you come to a drop off.  Drop over the wall for the main part of the dive.  If visibility is poor the top of the wall also makes an interesting dive. Swim along with the wall on your right.

The Monument is a great dive to take a torch, as there are numerous overhangs where you could see anything from large Cuttlefish to Blue Devils, Wobbegongs and even the occasional Banded Coral Shrimp.

This dive is often done as a drift on an outgoing tide where you can drift around to Sutherland Point, or even the Steps depending on air supply

The Steps

After entering the water, swim towards Bare Island for about 20 metres.  Descend here amongst the large boulders and make your way down to the sand at around 10 metres.

Follow the sand edge to the east and the water gradually gets deeper to about 15 metres. When looking at the sponge covered rocks,  have a closer look and you will notice a large variety of different species of nudibranchs. The rocks are also home to numerous other species including Blue Throated Ascidians, Lace Coral, Sea Fans, Tube Worms and Sea Squirts.  Many of the rocks are covered with a redish weed. If you look very carefully at this weed, you may even discover a pygmy pipe horse. 

On the sand at the 12 to 15 metres level, in the area up to 3 or 4 metres from the rocks, you should see beautiful common sea dragons, but you must look carefully for they can easily be mistaken for pieces of kelp.  In the late winter and early spring period look close and you may even see an egg laden male. 

The Leap

Take care climbing down the narrow track for this dive, and when you reach the bottom be VERY CAREFUL not to slip on the blackish slime on the rock shelf, especially if wet. If you do not take care YOU WILL SLIP OVER!

This site is done as a drift dive, although we have heard of certain dive stores getting customers out at the same spot, it can be very tricky so not the preffered method.

Swimming directly out from the entry, you will drop down to around 22 metres.  You will find a number of bommies here and if you look carefully you may even spot the occasional seahorse or two.  Swimming further, the depth will decrease to around 10-12 metres. For the most part, exiting at the steps is the easiest. We prefer to get the gear together, pull on the wetsuit or drysuit and then move the vehicle down to the steps carpark rather than climbing all the way up then having to walk up the road with full gear on.

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Oak Park

Depth:12m Rating:Green

The dive site itself is a number of reefs which run in an arc from the shore, first towards the east and then north-east and finally north. The reef is about two to three metres high and has numerous low caverns or overhangs that are home to many beautiful fish including the occasional Blue Devil. This site is also home to the friendliest blue gropers that you will ever find on a shore dive, almost to the point of being annoying. The site is fairly protected from southerly winds and seas, but very big swells from that direction and basically anything from the east or north can wipe out this site from an entry/exit point of view.  Oak Park can also be affected by stormwater runoff from Port Hacking during periods of heavy rain, the mouth of which is only a few hundred metres away. Visibility can range from 3 up to 15 metres, averaging 7 to 8 and is marginally better on an incoming tide.

The entry and exit points can be made from two spots. It is common to enter the water on the right hand side of the pool from the beach, however if the tide is a little lower you can easily enter from the north east corner of the pool.

If you enter from the corner of the pool, swim out about 20 metres to the south-east before descending. Keep an eye on the seafloor as you snorkel and you will pass over the edge of the wall. Descend here.

If you are entering through the southern side of the pool, take care when getting in and out as the water is normally very shallow here and there are many rocks on the bottom. Snorkel out at least 10 metres past the end of the pool before dropping to the bottom. The depth here is about 3 metres. Start the dive to the north-east and you will soon encounter the wall at about the same spot as previously mentioned.

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