Pentaceropsis recurvirostris (long snout boarfish)

Not the prettiest of Sydney underwater residents, the lnong snout boarfish (also known by restaurateurs as “duckfish”) is an odd-looking bottom feeder. Slow and territorial, it feeds on worms, small crustaceans and invertebrates using its long-billed snout.

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Quick facts on the boarfish

  • These territorial fish will be found at depths ranging from 20 metres to 200 metres.
  • Boarfish feature strong spines and body plates.
  • You’ll find the longsnout boarfish around the Sydney reefs we dive regularly. They’ll be drifting around guarding their territory (even from divers!)
  • They are susceptible to spearfishing as they won’t shy away when you find yourself trespassing on their turf.
  • If you’re looking to fish them, why not consider sustainable alternatives to the fast-disappearing boarfish. These include leatherjackets, flatheads and dory.

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Sydney Scuba Dive Costings

All prices include GST. Prices are per person.

Single Dive $69.00
Single Night Dive $69.00
TSS Currajong Night Dive $120.00
Double Boat Dive $120.00
Technical Tec 1 Dive (40-51m) $99.00
Tec 1 Dive + 1 Recreational Dive $120.00
Technical Tec 2 Dive (51-78m) $150.00
Tec 2 “Peak” Dive $950 (full boat rate. max 6 divers)
Ex – HMAS Adelaide Double Dive $120.00
Freediving $220.00ph (10pax max)
Whale Watching $65.00
Charter Rate $POA
Freediver $120.00 pp

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