A beautiful brownish oval-shaped ray with distinctive lighter coloured bands on its top-side and a triangular shape behind its eyes. The Fiddler Ray (also known as Eastern Fiddler Ray or Banjo Ray) tips the scales at around 4kg and at its largest will hover around 120cm in length.
The Fiddler Ray is a bottom feeder. It hunts crabs, shellfish and worms and occasionally will be found scavenging fish traps!
tail as they turn to move off. (It goes without saying that on our Sydney dives, we instruct our clients to enjoy these magnificent sharks, but to respect their space and let them go about their business without human interference.)
Rays are on display on many of our dives
Here’s a lovely Fiddler Ray we encountered on a Sydney Seal Colony dive.
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Quick Facts on Fiddler Rays
Fiddler Rays are generally found by scuba divers in waters around a depth of 20m.
They’re commonly seen in areas that contain sand, rock and kelp.
Fiddler rays are quite shy and will move on if divers get too close.
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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
I had an awesome couple of dives on the Ex-HMAS Adelaide for my 100th dive. It was an amazing experience thanks to Jason’s excellent boat and service, his detailed briefing really helped me navigate the ship wreck.
We dive regularly with Jason. He really looks after us. Great diving. Love the boat. Dives run on time which let’s us get to work after our dives.
I’ve chartered Sydney Dive Charters for my company’s annual Christmas party and we had a great time, the boat is great and Jason really went out of his way to accommodate our needs. I will definitely be back on board this year!
“I’ve been diving with Jason aboard Sydney Dive Charters dive boat for nearly 3 years now and I keep coming back. I’ve had the pleasure of exploring and enjoying some of the best technical wrecks in the Sydney Region. The boat makes for comfortable, easy diving – which when coupled with Jason’s local knowledge provides a complete service. There is nothing better than diving on a boat when you know the skipper is first and foremost a diver himself”
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