Night Boat Dives With Sydney Dive Charters
Sydney Dive Charters operates a night boat dives for scuba divers on the first Friday of each month. We operate the night boat dives to many great dives sites located around Sydney. Come and join us to experience the amazing nocturnal sea life, which abounds in Sydney sub-tropical zone. We regularly see Weedy Seadragons, Seahorses, Anglerfish, Crayfish, Bull Rays, Octopus and Loinfish.
Who Can Join Sydney Dive Charters On Night Boat Dives
All certification and experience levels can enjoy most of Sydney’s boat night dive sites. Sydney Dive Charters does recommend that scuba divers have a minimum certification of advanced open water. However if you are an open water diver with night diving experience we can make special arrangements to dive an appropriate dive site.
Sydney's Night Boat Dive Sites
Sydney Dive Charters has many boat night dive sites that we dive during the day and that we dive at night. These boat night dives sites are located on reefs that are made up of large and small boulders; these boulders are covered with colourful sponges and soft coral gardens and have lots of swim thought’s and holes for marine life to live. These boulder fields generally drop down on a 20 – 60 degree angle to a sandy edge where a lot of marine life lives. We also dive drop offs and some ship wrecks located in the harbour entrance or in the harbour itself, such as the TSS Currajong.
Dive Boat Comfort, Capacity 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 for customers and crew alike, the vessel holds 10 divers, plus crew comfortably. The dive boat has a toilet or (head) 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 , unsecure 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 Night 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.
Hire Gear On-board Sydney Dive Charters Night Boat Dives
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.
NIGHT BOAT DIVES TO THE WRECK OF TSS CURRAJONG
Sydney Dive Charters operates boat night dives to the almost fully intact wreck of the TSS Currajong. This wreck can only be dived at the peak of the high tide in the middle of the night after all shipping has stopped operating. This so the divers get the best visibility and the wreck is safe to dive, as the ship wreck is located in the Harbour’s shipping channel. Due to the wrecks location we are required to operate boat night dives after midnight.
The TSS Currajong sank in 24m of water in March 1910 after a collision with a passenger ship. The wreck is 68m in length and is almost fully intact, good fish life and lots of decorative crabs. Great for photography.
Please contact the operator for further information about when this dive operates or check our dive calendar.
Minimum Certification - Advanced Open Water
Recommended Minimum Experience - 20 Logged Dives
Recommended Gas - 21% or Nitrox
Maximum Depth - 14-30 metres
SINGLE NIGHT BOAT DIVES
RUNTIME - 2HRS
TSS CURRAJONG NIGHT BOAT DIVES
RUNTIME – 2HRS
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.
*** This dive is conducted at 1am due to harbour regulations
*** See link for more information on sea life you may encounter while diving. http://www.marine.org.au/sydney-s-marine-life.html