Quick Facts on our Bluefish Point dive
- Location: Three dive sites north of the heads
- Diver Qualifications: Advanced
- Depth: 10m to 24m
- Recommended Gas: 21% or Nitrox
- Dive time: Generally, 35-70 mins
- Visibility: 5m to 25m
- What you’ll see: Large schools of pelagic and other fish, sponges, weedy seadragons, fiddler rays, blue devil fish, bull rays, kingfish, red and magpie morwong, bream, whiting, small tropical fish, giant cuttlefish and wobbegong.
- Best season to dive: All year
Scuba diving north of the Heads
Our Bluefish Point dive is located out and north of the Sydney Harbour Heads and comprises three main dive sites.
Site 1 is at the northern end, in a sheltered bay protecting our dive group from rough southerly seas and wind. We encounter a flat rock structure with depths ranging from 13m to 24m featuring ledges and splits with plenty of Sydney marine life to discover.
Big schools of big fish!
Divers then head east towards the point where large schools of pelagic and other types of fish congregate. We head back toward the boat in a circular (north-west) direction following a 1.5m ledge out toward a soft coral and sponge garden. When we get to the blue tulips sponges, we are on the lookout for a pair weedy seadragons.
Fiddler rays and blue devil fish
A rock fishermen graveyard
This second site is our best one on this dive. We anchor or do a live entry where the fish congregate, then use the current to assist in a one-way dive south using the wall on the right arm to help navigation.
This rock wall is several hundred meters long and depth ranges from 10m to 24m. Divers will come across big black bull rays, kingfish schools (the latter typically early in the morning.)
Tons of sea life on view on this Sydney dive
As always on drift dives, we follow the master and guide’s instructions. If they think conditions are safe and within the divers’ capabilities and qualifications, then the dive will proceed as described on this webpage. Surface maker buoys (SMB’s) and time limits are required.
It’s a beautiful way to finish an epic Sydney dive set.