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Latitude: 33° 59.649' S
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Bare Island is on the N side of Botany Bay. You can dive all around the island!
How? By boat & from shore
Distance Short walk from shore (< 5min)
Easy to find? Easy to find
Average depth 10.0 m / 32.8 ft
Max depth 15.0 m / 49.2 ft
Visibility Good ( 10 - 30 m)
Dive site quality Standard
Experience All divers
Bio interest Interesting
- Marine biology
- Night dive
- First dive
Perfect dive site for for either day or night diving, in almost all weather! The western side (right-hand side as you enter the island) is the most sheltered part, and is diveable virtually at any time. Visibility can be very poor, it has good macro life, with seahorses. It can be crowded with scuba divers, particularly on weekends. The eastern-side is more exposed. You can circle the whole island if you have a large tank and/or you are good at air. There is a wall with lots of interesting sponges, nudibranches and other sea life about 100m to the south. You can dive from the shore if you are good at air, but it's best to dive from a boat. Attempt the dive at the south wall only at high tide, there are very strong tidal currents there.
By Termitedidge , 06-02-2009
Wildlife - Bare Island has heaps of Nudibrachs. Head to the left (northern side) and you'll come accross plenty. Also loads of sponge life on both sides, and verticle walls to swim up and down on both sides too.
By ScubaJim , 25-10-2006
Bare Island shelf - Good easy dive site that's interesting enough to keep me interested time and time again. If you go out on the right side (looking away from the shore) and keep heading out to the south, there's a good rock wall with heaps of cuttlefish
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