Join our recreational double boat dives in Sydney
Sydney Dive Charters operates weekly scheduled recreational double boat dives to dive sites that cater for all levels of certification and experience. Our dive sites have been selected to maximise our guest’s experience, Sydney Dive Charters specialise in looking after scuba divers who are open water certified and want to start their boat diving journey diving Sydney best dive sites with our highly experienced staff who will help you have a fun safe boat dive diving dive sites located in and around the coast of Sydney Harbour. Scuba divers will dive along rock walls or around boulder fields that are covered in spectacular soft and hard corals or covered in beautifully coloured Sponges, diving through schooling fish, being pasted by large Bull Rays or watching Giant Cuttlefish communicate with you by changing their colours or reaching out to you with their tentacles. Our dive guide may also find one of the many Weedy Seadragons we monitor daily, these beautifully coloured Seadragons are related to the Seahorse.
Typically divers can dive with Grey Nurse sharks, large and small schools of fish, including large pelagic Kingfish or smaller species of Tuna dependant on the dive site and the time of year. Found amongst the reef are many brightly coloured tropical and subtropical species of fish, giant Cuttlefish, Crayfish and black Bull Rays. We also dive along the reef edge looking for the Weedy Seadragons, which can be found hiding amongst the kelp gardens, a real treat for the avid underwater photographer. Sydney Dive Charters dive guide will help all divers prior to their dive gearing up and throughout the dive, if you have a dive camera just let us know what you would like to photograph so our dive guide can do his or her best to get that in the frame for you.
Our guided double boat dives
Sydney Dive Charters operates recreational double boat dives for scuba divers who hold a minimum Open Water certificate from all training agencies such as PADI, GUE, NAUI, BSAC and SSI. Sydney Dive Charters does recommended that divers be Advanced certified, with a minimum 20 logged dives, however if your an open water diver with less dives than 20 or have just completed your open water diver course just give Jason a call on 0417417295 so he can advise you on our best boat dive site for your experience and what type of dive site and marine life your looking to boat dive. Most of Sydney’s boat dive sites we visit, divers can go beyond 18 metres during their dive if they choose or plan to so it's important stay with your dive guide and dive within your experience.
What to expect on our boat dives
Divers who join Sydney Dive Charters recreational double boat dives will dive two different dive sites with a surface interval between dives. Scuba divers will be given a detailed briefing of the two different dive sites before their dive by our experienced dive guide. Sydney Dive Charters will also try to include one of Sydney’s best dive sites, wether it be scuba diving with Grey Nurse sharks at the Apartments or diving Sydney Magic Point Grey Nurse marine sanctuary or diving at several of our Sydney dive sites that have shear walls with great sea life and structure, we also visit dive sites that can be scuba dived as a drift dive using the current in one direction while the dive vessel follows the group along ready to pick the divers up as required or after a pre determined bottom time.
Sydney Dive Charters recommend's all divers dive with a Surface Marker Buoy (SMB), if the scuba diver does not own one one can be hired when making your online booking. All Sydney Dive Charters hire gear is top of the range dive equipment, brands such as Scubapro and Halcyon.
Your comfort and safety
Sydney Dive Charters purpose built dive boat is a catamaran type with twin hull's providing a perfect stable dive platform for scuba divers, reducing vessel movement . The vessel holds 10 divers, plus crew comfortably. The dive boat is equiped with a toilet in the forward cabin for all onboard. When boarding divers either enter via the port side midship walkway when boarding from a wharf or via the stern entry and exit area via the dive ladder, this entry is used when we board via a beach such as Little Manly or Long Bay Beach. Our boat dive deck layout allows scuba divers to be seated with their back to their own dive equipment or if they have selected online our top of range hire gear, this hire gear will already be prepared, checked and ready for use after our Dive Master or Master gives each customer a briefing on its safe use. The boat dive deck layout also allows all the divers to face each other so everyone can discuss the upcoming dives or what they have seen on the previous dive adventure, when heading out to one of Sydney Dive Charters selected dive sites, divers can discuss or organise their buddy, dive gear or what they would like to see and listen to the detailed pre departure safety briefing or the dive site briefing given by either the Master or Dive Master. Sydney Dive Charters provides each scuba diver with their own dive crate located directly under their seat located on the tank rack, this dive crate is used to store divers fins, mask, dive bag etc. the Port and Starboard (left and right) tank racks can be converted into comfortable seating for charters that don't require customers having dive equipment. Our tank racks safely secure each divers one or two tanks using brackets and straps, once the dive boat reach's the dive site divers simply get their masks and fins organised and/ or donned , unstrap their BCD and tank, put it on while seated, when ready stand up and hold one of the many handrails for stability, then take a few steps to the aft exit and entry area before entering the water via a giant stride entry. Once the diver is in the water they can hold onto a mermaid line if a current or conditions require, divers may also be instructed to do so by the dive guide, if conditions allow divers can make their way to the bow with their buddy where the anchor is located ready for descent. Our dive crew will assist every diver when entering and exiting the water, and will do a final gear check before the giant stride entry, when the diver returns he or she climbs up the purpose built dive ladder wearing their fins, when they reach the top and stand on the deck our crew will remove their fins prior to the diver walking assisted back to their nominated seat to safely secure or change over their dive tank making it ready for their next dive after a surface interval. Sydney Dive Charters has all the safety equipment including RFD (life raft), lifejackets, flares, radio, EPIRB, fire extinguishers, first aid, and oxygen in case of diver emergency's, our staff are all highly qualified and experienced first aid trained.
Pickup locations for our recreational Sydney dive sites
Sydney Dive Charters offers several different pickup locations for recreational and advanced boat dive pickups in Sydney Harbour, either Little Manly Boat Ramp or Rose Bay Public Wharf are our regular daily pickup locations. Both these pickup locations require dive boat travel times to most of our Sydney Dive Sites of 10 - 30min. Sydney Dive Charters also offers pickups from Long Bay, Malabar, when diving Magic Point or Sydney dive sites south of Maroubra. This beach pickup is only 5 minutes boat travel to Magic Point, however a group booking will need to be organised to select this dive boat pickup point. Pickups from Careel Bay Marina, Pittwater, Bayview Boat Ramp, Pittwater, when diving the ship wreck of the EX-HMAS Adelaide or a range of other Sydney dive sites north of Narrabeen on Sydney's Northern Beaches. If a private charters is organised we can pickup from anywhere as required if safe to do so.
Top of the range hire gear
Sydney Dive Charters has a full range of the very best top quality hire gear range including Scubapro, Halcyon, Faber steel tanks or aluminium tanks and has all dive gases such as air, nitrox, helium, and oxygen, dive gases can be blended on request when dive certification is provided. Sydney Dive Charters hire gear BCD's are Scubapro Tec Wing's which allows scuba divers to get the very most out of their Sydney diving. Scuba divers when booking their Sydney boat dives can add-on any variety of our top of the range hire gear simply by adding on the hire gear package that best suits their needs for the day boat diving.
Click here to checkout Sydney Dive Charters range of top quality hire gear or click the Gear Hire tab on the top of the bar located on the Home Page.
Sydney Dive Charters provides hot drinks, light snacks and spray jackets during the surface interval.
Minimum Certification - Open Water
Recommended Minimum Experience - 10 Logged Dives
Recommended Gas - 21% or Nitrox
Depth Range - 10 - 30 metres
DOUBLE BOAT DIVE RUNTIME - 4HRS
SINGLE BOAT DIVE RUNTIME - 2HRS
DIVE BOAT DEPARTS – LITTLE MANLY BOAT RAMP OR ROSE BAY PUBLIC WHARF
SEA SICK MEDICATION RECOMMENDED
Due to adverse weather conditions the Master can change dive sites on the day.
*** Check out our dive calendar to see availability for this dive site.
*** The Master will always anchor in an appropriate depth for the minimum certified diver aboard.
*** Sydney Dive Charters advises divers to dive within their experience and not to exceed their maximum depth of their certification or experience.
*** To view information on the Grey Nurse Shark Critical Habitat area click this link https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/closures/location-closures/magic-point