Sydney Double Boat Dive

Sydney - Manly Boat 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
Sat 29-Apr-2017  am Magic Point* 
Blue
23m Book Now
Sat 29-Apr-2017  pm The Gap* 
Green
21m Book Now
Sun 30-Apr-2017  am Long Reef* 
Blue
25m Book Now
Sun 30-Apr-2017  pm Blue Fish Point* 
Green
24m Book Now
Thu 04-May-2017  am Magic Point* 
Blue
23m Book Now
Fri 05-May-2017  am Long Reef* 
Blue
25m Book Now
Sat 06-May-2017  am Magic Point* 
Blue
23m Book Now
Sat 06-May-2017  pm Old Mans Hat* 
Green
23m Book Now
Sun 07-May-2017  am Long Reef* 
Blue
25m Book Now
Sun 07-May-2017  pm Cascade* 
Green
22m Book Now
Thu 11-May-2017  am Wedding Cake Is.* 
Green
24m Book Now
Fri 12-May-2017  am Magic Point* 
Blue
23m Book Now
Sat 13-May-2017  am Dee Why Wide* 
Black
34m Book Now
Sat 13-May-2017  pm The Gap* 
Green
21m Book Now
Sun 14-May-2017  am Magic Point* 
Blue
23m Book Now
Sun 14-May-2017  pm Blue Fish Point* 
Green
24m Book Now
Thu 18-May-2017  am Long Reef* 
Blue
25m Book Now
Fri 19-May-2017  am Magic Point* 
Blue
23m Book Now
Sat 20-May-2017  am Magic Point* 
Blue
23m Book Now
Sat 20-May-2017  pm Old Mans Hat* 
Green
23m Book Now
Sun 21-May-2017  am Long Reef* 
Blue
25m Book Now
Sun 21-May-2017  pm Cascade* 
Green
22m Book Now
Thu 25-May-2017  am Magic Point* 
Blue
23m Book Now
Fri 26-May-2017  am Long Reef* 
Blue
25m Book Now
Sat 27-May-2017  am Dee Why Wide* 
Black
34m Book Now
Sat 27-May-2017  pm Diamond Bay* 
Green
22m Book Now
Sun 28-May-2017  am Magic Point* 
Blue
23m Book Now
Sun 28-May-2017  pm Blue Fish Point* 
Green
24m Book Now
Fri 02-Jun-2017  am Magic Point* 
Blue
23m Book Now
Sat 03-Jun-2017  am Magic Point* 
Blue
23m Book Now
Sat 03-Jun-2017  pm Old Mans Hat* 
Green
23m Book Now
Sun 04-Jun-2017  am Long Reef* 
Blue
25m Book Now
Sun 04-Jun-2017  pm Cascade* 
Green
22m Book Now
Fri 09-Jun-2017  am Long Reef* 
Blue
25m Book Now
Sat 10-Jun-2017  am Dee Why Wide* 
Black
34m Book Now
Sat 10-Jun-2017  pm Macquarie light house* 
Green
8-24 Metres Book Now
Sun 11-Jun-2017  am Magic Point* 
Blue
23m Book Now
Sun 11-Jun-2017  pm Blue Fish Point* 
Green
24m Book Now
Fri 16-Jun-2017  am Magic Point* 
Blue
23m Book Now
Sat 17-Jun-2017  am Magic Point* 
Blue
23m Book Now
Sat 17-Jun-2017  pm Old Mans Hat* 
Green
23m Book Now
Sun 18-Jun-2017  am Macquarie light house* 
Green
8-24 Metres Book Now
Sun 18-Jun-2017  pm Diamond Bay* 
Green
22m Book Now
Fri 23-Jun-2017  am Macquarie light house* 
Green
8-24 Metres Book Now
Sat 24-Jun-2017  am Dee Why Wide* 
Black
34m Book Now
Sat 24-Jun-2017  pm Macquarie light house* 
Green
8-24 Metres Book Now
Sun 25-Jun-2017  am Magic Point* 
Blue
23m Book Now
Sun 25-Jun-2017  pm Diamond Bay* 
Green
22m Book Now
Fri 30-Jun-2017  am Magic Point* 
Blue
23m 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.

Blue Fish Point

Depth:24m Rating:Green

Located on the northern side of the North Head Peninsula this is a great site to see Weedy Sea Dragons, Cuttlefish and Wobbegong Sharks. Port Jackson Sharks are a common sight in winter. Blue Fish Point is considered a relaxing dive and is often where we hold our Search & Recovery Workshops. Dive Rating Green - Max Depth 24M

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Cascade

Depth:22m Rating:Green

Located at the mouth of the harbour north head ?
Averages between 6 meters down to 30 meters. This location is renown for great sponge growth below 12 meters and in the shallower areas big boulders and swim throughs. You will see lots of leather jacket, blue grouper, giant cuttle fish, and the occasional big bull ray plus your typical temperate water species and viz averages around 10 to 12 meters here and can be as good as 25 meters.

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Dee Why Wide

Depth:34m Rating:Black

Dee Why Wide is one of Sydneys premier boat dives. There is a prolific amount of marine life here. You can get down to depths as great as 37 metres in some spots due to the large gullies and cracks in the rocky bottom that are accessible to divers. As you explore the channels in the rock you will come upon kingfish, leatherjackets, yellowtail, and seapike, perch, bullseyes, cuttlefish, butterfly and black-banded perch, sergeant bakers, red rock cods,gropers and an abundance of eastern blue devilfish. This is an ideal dive site for Advanced or Deep Divers.

 

 

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Diamond Bay

Depth:22m Rating:Green

Diamond Bay is a relatively easy dive that begins at a depth of about 16 metres and reaches down to 22 metres. It consists of a reef that descends in shelves that boulders rest on. Around and under these boulders is a sizeable collections of sedentary fish life. You can expect to see cuttlefish, moray eels, hawkfish, shrimp, nudibranchs, rays, and wobbegongs.

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Long Reef

Depth:25m Rating:Blue

Located North of Sydney Harbour. The main site at Long Reef is located along a large rock wall and drops to 15 to 20 metres. There is a huge rock formation that has a large swim-through running from east to west called The Cathedral. The cathedral one of the sites highlights is formed by two massive boulders leaning against each other and is covered in sea tulips, sponges and bryozoans. The Cathedrals ceiling is always abundant with sealife. Once you reach the western side it is home to masses of fish; bullseyes, roughies, yellowtail, pike and tailor. There are plenty of starfish, large cuttlefish, wobbegongs and Port Jackson sharks. We find visibility gets much clearer during winter so keep this site in mind for a mid winter dive. Swimming north of the cathedral and following the wall you come across large gutters, frequented by young grey nurse sharks. Note - Watch for strong currents.

To find out more please check this link out 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q6Gxy7rhYw

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Macquarie light house

Depth:8-24 Metres Rating:Green

Information coming soon!

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Magic Point

Depth:23m Rating:Blue

Magic Point is known for it aggregation of Grey Nurse Sharks and is one our most popular Boat Dives. Despite their fierce appearance, Grey Nurse sharks are not considered to be dangerous to humans. The sharks can usually be found in a cave about 15 metres below the surface.  They are very tolerant of divers, expect to see 8-10 sharks, but you should not reach out and touch or poke any of these animals. By staying still and calm, you will often be rewarded with sharks cruising right over your head or very close by or at your feet on the silty bottom cruising their patch. The sharks are accompanied by enormous schools of yellowtail as well as remoras and is a great site to complete a Shark Diver Workshop, one of the most exciting workshops you can imagine.

For more information about this video see link below

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McoKUHjp5Ck

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Old Mans Hat

Depth:23m Rating:Green

A truly magical rocky reef dive accessible only by boat. Under the towering curve of Sydney Heads, the rocks jumble into the water and slowly give way to sponge gardens and a sandy kelp bottom. Old Mans Hat suits all levels of experience. The area is rocky with a few sandy patches. Sponges and soft coral can be found on the rocky bottom. Expect to see blue groper, cuttlefish, lizard fish, yellow tails, nudibranchs, pygmy leatherjackets, shrimps, ascidians, sponges, sea squirts and all sorts of other temperate marine life.

 

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The Gap

Depth:21m Rating:Green

The gap is located off the Southern Headland of the Harbour and goes to a depth of 18 meters. Expect to see all the temperate Sydney marine life including grouper, rays, pelagic fish, turtles and, if you're lucky, a pod of dolphins just might come by and say hello. They have even been known to visit our shore divers at Camp Cove just around the point.

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Wedding Cake Is.

Depth:24m Rating:Green

About 1 km off of Coogee Beach is a collection of rocks about 150 metres long and 50 metres wide. At high tide one can see these rocks poking out of the sea and as the tide goes down they get more pronounced. This is Wedding Cake Island.

As you descend you will see the reef drop off in shelves at 5m, 8m, 15m, 18m, and the rock sand line is at approximately 22m. The main wall is at the 15m mark and this is where heaps of sea squirts and several small gorgonians make their home. Along the wall you can also find overhangs and caves that provide shelter to the aquatic life.

Wobbegongs can be found here along with lots of other fishlife including yellow-banded seaperch, old wife, snapper, bream, the esteemed blue groper, combfish, six-spined leatherjacket, rainbow runners, kingfish, and schools of luderick that flock to the shallower waters. If you're lucky you may get to see the magnificent eastern blue devil or cuttlefish. There are also many species of nudibranch.

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