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1.

Wreck: "SS Merrimbula"

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Depth: 4 - 13 meters

Broken up steel ship,with interesting marine life in amongst hull structures and boiler.

Best :Southerly winds and swell

2.

Little Beecroft Head

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Depth : 12 - 35 meters

Large boulders with good marine growth

Best : Southerly winds and swell

3.

Warrens Shark Gutter

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Depth : 6 - 16 meters

Good dive with lots of fish life.attracts Grey Nurse Sharks at certain times of the year.

Best : Southerly or westerly winds and southerly swell

4.

Drum and Drum Sticks Area

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Several dive sites

4.

Wreck SS Wandra

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Depth max : 28 meters

Broken up wooden ship ,with great marine life.Scattered wreckage ,engines ,boilers , rudder and props still intact.

Best : Southerly and westerly winds and southerly swell

4.

The Drum Cave

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Depth : 12 - 30 meters

Interesting cave ,has a very silty bottom .fantastic marine lifein the crevasses.Interesting boulders outside with unexploded bomb "shells" lie scattered amongst them.

5.

The Cathedral [one of the many ]

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Depth : 6 - 14 meters

Experienced divers only.!This cave runs into the cliff area into a large cavern which has a large bubble cave at the end

Best : No swell and Westerly winds

6.

Crocodile Head

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Depth : 20 - 40 + meters

Good deep diving site.marine growth and fish life superb.subject to currents at times.

Best : westerly winds minimal swell

7.

Smugglers Cave and Devils Cave

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Depth : approx 12-15 mtrs

Both these are great with terrific marine growth and rock formations.Experienced divers for deep penetration

Best : westerly winds and no swell

8.

The Arch

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Depth : 20 - 40 + meters

Renowned JB dive site,natural arch feature with beautiful marine growth and abundant fish life. For experienced divers

Best : westerly winds or light northerly or southern winds

9.

The Whore House

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Depth : 18 - 24 meters

Fantastic natural rock formation that forms a myriad of entrances and exits that fish snake in and out of.Marine growth unusual for the area attracts Ports Jackson sharks in winter months

Best : Westerly winds or light northerly or southerly winds

10.

The Big Drop [ Wall Street]

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Depth : 27 - 40+ meters

Fantastic drop off with boulders covered with interesting marine growth,good fish life and swim through

Best: Westerly wind or light southerly or northerly wind and swell

11.

Gorgonian Wall

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Depth : 18 - 35 meters

Drop off vertical wall adorned with marine growth sandy bottom

Best:Westerly wind or light southerly or northerly wind and swell

12.

Point Perpendicular

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[several dive sites]

Depth: 6 - 40+mtrs

This area has many individual dive sites.In the 6-12 mtrs depth range is swim throughs adorned with marine growth and smooth boulders with good fish life.The depth range 15-35 meters is rich with marine growth common to deep waters of JB.Good fish life.

Best : Northerly winds and swell

 

13.

The Docks Area

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[several dive sites]

Depth : 6 - 20 mtrs

This area is a continuous dive site.Its main feature is swim throughs with marine life adorning the boulders.home of Weedy Sea Dragons , Red Indian fish and surprises even for the regulars.

Best : northerly winds and swell

 

14.

Bowen Island - Western & Northern side

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Depth: 6 - 35 + mtrs

This area is a continuous dive site.Its main feature is the boulders covered with marine life and the fish life.Great for night dives

Best : southerly winds and swell

15.

Bowen Island - Eastern and Southern side

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Depth : 6 - 35+ mtrs

These dive sites have more dramatic swim throughs and spectacular marine growth. popular sites are Cotton Fields and White pointer Swim Through.Amazing area when weather is right

Best : westerly winds light southern or northern winds and swell

16.

Roller Coaster

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Depth : 10 - 12 mtrs

Good fun dive smooth boulders ,ascetic dive being able to swim through the headland.

Best : minimal swell and westerly and light southerly winds

17.

Spider Cave

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Depth : 20- 12 mtrs

Unusual slot type cave with fish life finding haven inside its mouth.Good growth covers the walls.

Best : Westerly wind and light southerly wind and swell

18.

Moes Rock

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Depth 8 - 20 mtrs

Near the old ruined light house this dive site has gutters which attracts Grey nurse Sharks at certain times of the year

Best : Westerly wind or light southerly winds

 

19.

Stony Creek Shallow

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Depth 12 - 25 mtrs

Interesting site with gutters running perpendicular to the shore line .Good fish life

 

19.

Stony Creek Deep

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Depth 35 - 40+ mtrs

This area is subject to strong currents which feeds an incredible drop off wall covered with marine growth in prolific species and numbers.Fish life is spectacular as is the narcosis that accompanies this dive.For very experienced divers only or perfect diving conditions.

Best : no current !! Light northerly ,southerly or westerly winds

 

20.

Steamers Beach Seal Colony

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Depth 12- 25 mtrs

During the winter seals frequent this rocky outcrop.They are playful ,the area lacks some of the finesse of other dive sites ,but is a joy to visit.Be prepared for a olfactory [smell] shock !!

Best : northerly and westerly winds

21.

Fifteen fathom Reef

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Depth 20 - 30 mtrs

Incredible fish life and marine growth adorn the wall of the reef

Best : northerly winds and swell

 

22.

St Georges Head

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[several dive sites]

Depth 6- 35 + mtrs

These dive sites have abundant fish life with the occasional scattered wreckage of ships lost in "Wreck Bay"

 

23.

Summercloud Bay

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[several Dive sites]

Depth 6 -20 mtrs

This area is "surprise area" many transitional marine species frequent its nutrient rich currents.

Best : northerly winds

These are just some of the discovered dive sites ,

there are many more yet to be discovered