Byron Bay Diving (New South Wales)
Byron Bay diving offers divers the chance to see a mixture of tropical species, as well as creatures which prefer the cooler waters of Australia’s southern ocean. Byron Bay’s day dive trips to the popular Julian Rocks, provides you with a fantastic opportunity to see what lies beneath the waves at this popular surf coast destination. Included in many self-drive itineraries along Australia’s northeastern coast, Byron Bay is well known for its beaches, surf and laid-back lifestyle. Located in northern New South Wales, Byron Bay boasts a number of green nature parks and a vibrant arts and culture scene. It’s a diverse destination offering action below, above and on the water. Interesting fact, Cape Byron is Australia’s most easterly point.
Byron Bay Day Dive Trips & Destinations
Byron Bay day dive trips visit a range of destinations and reefs in the area, always including the spectacular Julian Rocks Nature Reserve in their itinerary. Why? Julian Rocks is home to a diverse range of species and is most noted for its population of sharks, including leopard sharks, grey nurse sharks, wobbegong sharks and more.
The Julian Rocks Nature Reserve is approximately 2.5kms north east of Byron Bay. It comprises two small islands and several reef areas. Although coral life and growth is limited, the diversity of marine species living here is not.
Apart from sharks, some of the creatures you may see on a Byron Bay day dive trip to Julian Rocks include, but is not limited to, Queensland groupers, anemonefish, bull rays, eagle rays, three species of marine turtles, manta rays, snapper, bream and a wide variety of nudibranchs.
In terms of diving experiences, there are caves and swim throughs, wall dives and drift dives and much more. Water depth varies from 30m to 15m. The operators who provide Byron Bay day dive trips cater to divers of all experience levels, from beginners, to those who have not dived recently, to those who dive all the time.
The dive sites you may visit vary and are chosen on the day to maximize your experience, pending weather and conditions. Some of the Julian Rocks Nature Reserve dive sites include the Cod Hole, the Needles, the Cray Cave, Hugo’s Trench, the Nursery, Split Bommie and more.
Byron Bay Day Dive Trips: The Facts at a Glance