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South West Rocks

  • 01 Jul 2017
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South West Rocks, one of Australia's much-loved dive destinations


South West Rocks is a 5-6 hour drive north of Sydney and is home to one of the best dives you will ever do in your lifetime: Fish Rock Cave, voted among the top ten dives in Australia.  Many will argue that this area offers better diving than the Great Barrier Reef.  Better still, it is within a day’s drive of Sydney.

The cave is created by a fault in the island and starts at 24m at the entry, running for 125 metres through the rock, and emerging into a large blue, fish filled entrance fringed by pink gorgonian corals at 12m.  Inside the cave you will find an amazing diversity of marine life including wobbegongs, painted crayfish, cowries, shrimp and even turtles. 


Apart from the cave, there are several other spectacular dives around the Rock where you will get to see marine life common to both temperate and tropical waters, in depths varying from 12 to 30 metres, with diving suitable for all levels.


Fish Rock is critical habitat for the grey nurse sharks, which live here in large numbers all year round.  Hammerheads have been sighted here, so you may get lucky and see one on this trip.


The diving will be offered through South West Rocks Dive Centre, a long time operator in this area.  The boat leaves every day at 7 a.m. and returns at 12 noon; this is the best time of day to dive Fish Rock.

The package is $450 and includes:

-   2 nights accommodation (dorm style, 6-8 to a room)

-   2 double boat dives (4 dives in total)

-   All tanks, weights, dive lights and free air (Nitrox on all fills!)

-   Continental breakfast daily

-   Drinks and snacks between dives


This price is based on a minimum of 10 on the trip.


Dates: we will be diving on Saturday and Sunday, 1 and 2nd of July.  Accommodation is for the nights of Friday and Saturday. 

Getting there: If you don't have a car, the options are car pooling, or take the train or bus to Kempsey.  Free transfers between Kempsey and South West Rocks are available during daylight hours.  

I will be drive the ute there and back, there's room for three other people.


To book: to secure your spot, please register and pay a deposit of $50.  The balance of your trip costs will need to be paid by no later than 15th of June.


Contact: for further information about this trip, please contact

Thomas Cacitti:  0404502969

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