South West Rocks Diving (New South Wales)
South West Rocks diving is all about the sharks, grey nurse sharks to be precise. Fish Rock Cave, located at South West Rocks, is the only ocean cave dive site in Australian waters where large schools of grey nurse sharks reside. Swimming literally through a mountain cave, that starts at a depth of approximately 24mts, you emerge at the end in 12mts of water surrounded by Manta Rays, Eagle Ray, Turtles and a wide variety of pelagic fish.
Where is South West Rocks? It’s on the mid north coast of New South Wales. If you’re self-driving, it’s 6 hours (600km) from Brisbane, or 5 hours (500km) from Sydney. Flights are available leaving from Sydney to Port Macquarie (1hr 10mins) then a short drive (1hr or 60km). Alternatively, both Greyhound Australia bus service and the Railways operate services to Kempsey and the dive center provides a complimentary pick-up service to South West Rocks.
Fish Rock Cave
Fish Rock Cave is the only true ocean cave dive in Australia. It’s been voted in the country’s top 10 dive sites and in the top 50 sites in the world. You can expect clear water and an amazing array of marine life including a resident population of grey nurse sharks, large gropers and more.