Quick Facts on our Magic Point dive
- Location: Maroubra
- Diver Qualifications: Open Water and above
- Depth: 7m to 23m
- Recommended Gas: 21% or Nitrox
- Dive time: Generally, 35-70 mins
- Visibility: Over 10m to 30m
- What you’ll see: Wobbegong & Port Jackson sharks, small to medium-sized cuttlefish, grey nurse sharks, large bull ray, yellowtail, weedy seadragons, pineapple fish, bottlenose dolphins and humpback whales.
- Best season to dive: Great in all seasons
Dive with grey nurse sharks at Magic Point
Magic Point is one of Sydney’s most well-known dive sites. It is famous for the large ledge or cave located along a wall that starts at 7m and reaches 16m at its base and for the cave’s famous inhabitants, Sydney’s grey nurse sharks.
This cave has seen grey nurse sharks congregating for years and has been known to have in excess of 30 sharks at one time. Magic Point was designated a protected area from fishing to help the grey nurse shark numbers recover.
No groups larger than 12 at this Sydney dive site
Magic Point is a Sydney shark dive, but there’s more to see!
How our Magic Point dive unfolds
We usually start our dive by anchoring on the reef top at a depth of 8m and then head over the wall to watch the sharks at a large cave at 16m. We then head out to the reef edge at around 18-21m to observe the resident weedy seadragons.
We’ll also look for pineapple fish before heading onto a second cave frequented by the grey nurse sharks.
Dolphins and humpback whales at Magic Point
Frequent visitors to Magic Point include bottlenose dolphins and, depending on the time of year, humpback whales traveling south. From our anchorage point, we’ve had had many divers over the years dive with whales and dolphins at the end of their dive!
It’s called Magic Point for a reason. Check out our dive calendar or enquire with us when our next chartered dive to Magic Point is on offer.
The boulder field consisting of small to medium size boulders usually has wobbegong and Port Jackson sharks, the small bright blue white and yellow Neon Damsel or blue-coloured Australian Damsel fish.