Diamond’s Wall

Diamond Bay is located south of Sydney Harbour. Sydney Dive Charters has two main sites for this spectacular Sydney dive outing.

Quick Facts on our Diamond’s Wall dive

  • Location: South of Sydney Harbour
  • Diver Qualifications: Open Water and above
  • Depth: 13m to 24m
  • Recommended Gas: 21% or Nitrox
  • Dive time: Generally, 35-70 mins
  • Visibility: Over 10m to 30m
  • What you’ll see: Giant cuttlefish, snapper, flathead, scorpion fish, fiddler rays, black bull rays, leatherjackets (six-spined, blue-lined or the horseshoe), red morwong and three-barred porcupine fish (puffer fish).
  • Best season to dive: Great in all seasons

A stunning dive along a wall

One is along a shear wall which extends 100m+ depth ranges from 13m to 24m. It features long and large ledges, which extend into a small cave where we commonly see a giant cuttlefish. Good size schools of kingfish are also in view, especially earlier in the mornings.

A one-way drift to Sydney scuba nirvana

This wall dive is dived as a drift dive or one way planned dive. The master manoeuvres the vessel into a position close to the shear wall and divers do a giant stride dive in and then gather as a group descending down the face of the wall into an area of approximately 16m. Divers then travel south keeping the wall on their right side.

Depending on the speed of the current and the amount of sea life divers encounter the dive can take extend from 100m to more than 750m. The use of and carrying of surface marker buoys (SMB) are mandatory on these types of dives and a set plan for total run time is also used.

Sydney marine life on display

On the reef edge divers find large juvenile and adult snapper, large flathead, scorpion fish, fiddler rays, large black bull rays, several types of leatherjackets; colourful types such as the six-spined, blue-lined and the horse-shoe leatherjacket.

Red morwong are also found in large numbers. These fish are maroon in colour and will be congregating in the boulder fields from depths of 15m.

Large three-barred porcupine fish (commonly called puffer fish) are found throughout the dive sites. They fill themselves full of water if they feel threatened and can grow up to around 50cm.

Diamond’s Wall is an enjoyable Sydney dive site. There’s plenty of sea life close at hand and spectacular underwater vista to boot.

Diamond’s Wall

Depending on diver comfort we do a entry from the boat stern straight to the edge of the shear wall, so divers don’t descend down the anchor line but swim a few metres from the boat to meet up with their buddies or group and descend straight down with the wall on their right side to a depth of 16m. If any divers are not happy descending without an anchor line the Master will anchor near the boulder edge and divers will start their dive at the deepest point then ascending via the boulder field to a shallower depth so as to extend their bottom time and reduce gas consumption.

Once at the required depth divers will drift or slowly dive along the wall or boulder field in a southerly direction. Depending on how the group has started the dive they will either go deep down the boulder field to the flat peddle area which extends east out to sea towards the sand line or can follow the shear wall with many large ledges and swim throughs which are found at its base where large boulders are encountered. In this area of structure change beautiful soft corals and sponges are found 

With good sized schools of whiting, red morwong and all three coloured groupers, many small swim throughs can also be explored. Moray eels are commonly seen out in the open looking around for a quick bite to eat, particularly just prior to the summer season.

Descend the deep!

Depending on diver comfort we do a entry from the boat stern straight to the edge of the shear wall, so divers don’t descend down the anchor line but swim a few metres from the boat to meet up with their buddies or group and descend straight down with the wall on their right side to a depth of 16m. If any divers are not happy descending without an anchor line the Master will anchor near the boulder edge and divers will start their dive at the deepest point then ascending via the boulder field to a shallower depth so as to extend their bottom time and reduce gas consumption.

Once at the required depth divers will drift or slowly dive along the wall or boulder field in a southerly direction. Depending on how the group has started the dive they will either go deep down the boulder field to the flat peddle area which extends east out to sea towards the sand line or can follow the shear wall with many large ledges and swim throughs which are found at its base where large boulders are encountered. In this area of structure change beautiful soft corals and sponges are found 

Divers will travel anywhere from just a few 100 m to over a nautical mile, depending on the current speed. 
Best time of day to dive is morning as this is the time that the large schools of fish such as kingfish and whiting are more likely to be encountered.

Diamond’s Wall has 2 large ledges which have caves that we regularly encounter giant cuttlefish, these caves are around 16m depth and at the bottom of the shear wall we dive along, extending down to the east from this wall is a boulder field which drops off in a 45 degree angle to a maximum depth of 25m. 

The boulder field finishes into flat peddle field which if explored diver will encounter juvenile snapper, good-sized flathead and schools of kingfish which will circle the divers, divers should not shine their torch at these kingfish as the light will spook the school and they will move off quick quickly.

Amanda Carroll
Amanda Carroll
20:57 02 Feb 20
We had such an amazing dive with Sydney Dive Charters this weekend - loads of sharks and a Weedy Sea Dragon! So professional, impeccable service, they clearly know the dive sites so well which comes with years of experience and local knowledge, makes such a difference to making a dive good to great, relaxed, efficient easy going. Boat was spotless and well maintained, rental equipment good quality. I look forward to diving with Jason and his team again soon. Thank you guys!
Libby T
Libby T
21:44 27 Jan 20
Great experience with a professional, friendly, and helpful dive team. Jason gave clear briefings, had a great boat set up that is perfect for diving, and provided top of the line hire gear. Jason has great local knowledge, and makes safety a priority. Looking forward to diving with them again.
Chloe et Benjamin .
Chloe et Benjamin .
07:46 26 Jan 20
Amazing diving trip with Jason and his crew! Great gear and logistic. Discovered some of the most beautiful underwater creatures. Jason knows where to find the best spots in Sydney bay and how to improvise when schedule doesn’t go as planned.
Jacintha Symes
Jacintha Symes
04:27 17 Dec 19
Thanks Jason and Kate. We had a great day diving out to the apartments and Coral gardens. On time, will organised, friendly and warm people. Great value ! See you next time Jason !
Andrew Cronan
Andrew Cronan
23:28 16 Dec 19
Great double dive. Quality rental gear and a capable crew. Highly recommended. Andrew
Mick G B
Mick G B
02:33 10 Dec 19
Had a great day diving with Kate. Jason runs a solid operation. Awesome hire gear and boat. Highly recommend
sidney Mendonca
sidney Mendonca
02:20 09 Dec 19
Excellent dive, Jason and kate are very professional and friendly. The boat was comfortable and the dive sites were amazing. I would like give my special thank Jason as I left my wallet on the boat (luckily, it didn't fall to the water) , Jason Found it and called straightway. Thanks mate .
Kasia Brulinski
Kasia Brulinski
15:43 04 Dec 19
Thank you Jason and Kate for an amazing diving experience. As a relative beginner, I was a little nervous about my double-dive, but the team were so friendly and warm that I immediately felt comforable. The diving equipment was all new and state of the art, which made a world of difference, and the dives and visibility were spectacular. I look forward to coming back for more dives with this professional, passionate and kind team. Thanks again!
Mark
Mark
21:29 02 Dec 19
Well organized, we hired equipment, was good and thrustworty. Enthousiast crew and good dive sites and diving. Mark and Sandra
Rajdeep Roy
Rajdeep Roy
07:55 02 Dec 19
Great day out & a diving experience with Jason. His boat dive instructions are very clear and precise and helps every diver before entry and exit. The best part is when the divers are below, Jason makes sure that there's no other non-diving boat in the vicinity & keeps all the divers feel safe to surface. Gr8 job mate!
Yaofeng KONG
Yaofeng KONG
02:10 24 Sep 19
Amazing experience! Excellent boat crew, caring about the customers. Recommended to everyone!
Claudia Gilbert
Claudia Gilbert
12:01 21 Aug 19
Jason is so knowledgeable and despite being on a course... I learnt a heap from his advice and experience as well... he was also very caring and considerate... which I really appreciated 😉
D Abela
D Abela
11:55 19 Aug 19
This was our third time diving with Jason & Sydney Dive charters and we're looking forward to many more. Jason, a true dive professional, has an enormous wealth of diving knowledge and runs the dives smoothly and safely. We have done a few courses on his dive charters and have the utmost respect for him and the charters he runs. We thoroughly enjoy the diving and information and knowledge we gain every time we dive with Sydney Dive charters.
Paul Kirk
Paul Kirk
11:20 18 Aug 19
I’ve never seen such a well organised, clean and tidy boat which to me, means someone really knows what they’re doing, I’m in good knowledgeable, safe hands and they take pride in their work and I respect that. Jason and his dive boat are a 5-star AAA operation that won’t disappoint.
Javier López
Javier López
22:56 29 Jul 19
Great diving experience. Jason is very knowleadgeable and he made sure our dives were enjoyable and fun. We managed to see Sharks, Weedy sea dragons and many other interesting sea life!. The service is excellent and booking through the web is so easy that it makes the experience even better. I will definitely go with them in my next dives in Sydney!
Meg King
Meg King
09:41 23 Jun 19
Great dive experience with Jason and Xavier. I would highly recommend his service. They took great care of me and all my gear was all top notch. I will definitely be going out with him again.
Arie B
Arie B
05:13 29 May 19
Excellent communication and easy to organise our dives. Professional service with attention to detail. At no stage was anyone rushed to get into the water. Catered for all abilities. Very impressed. Will definitely book again
Roger O'Connor
Roger O'Connor
08:57 13 May 19
Great boat with a amazing crew best dive experience so far with Sydney dive charters i have being out with other dive centers boats and if conditions are not right they will all ways look for the easiest dive site . Even with big swell Jason was happy to go to the dive site we wanted..... Matt was a great guide...... I highly recommend these guys for a great dive experience in Sydney
Ilaria Caccamo
Ilaria Caccamo
09:53 12 May 19
Great diving. Jason is very professional and has great experience that allowed us to dive in safety without giving up a more challenging dive site despite tough weather conditions. He is always dedicated to the customers happiness and safety and always goes an extra mile to help out. Great addition to the team with the Dive Master Matt that perfectly guided our dives today. We saw heaps of sharks and a really giant cuttlefish. The boat is very comfortable and well equipped also with a toilet available. In addition the rental gear available from Jason is excellent quality.
riley9634
riley9634
00:56 23 Apr 19
Excellent day out! Highly recommended! I was considering going with another company, and was very happy I chose Sydney Dive Charters instead! New high quality gear, no ripped wetsuits and a good briefing on how to use it all! Jason was very knowledgeable and set us up in the best conditions as he knows the Sydney coast like no one else. Our dive guide was great, he also made the trip very memorable. I will be back again 100%
Raychel Follis
Raychel Follis
18:47 04 Apr 19
Such a good time diving with Sydney Dive Charters. Knowledgeable, professional and fun. They delivered on everything they said. The boat was comfortable and the tanks were full. Thanks again Jason! It was a perfect first dive in Australia, you set a very high standard for us!
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