The eastern frogfish (aka, Batrachomoeus dubius) is quite common on Sydney’s shores and in the Harbour. It’s not the prettiest of marine creatures with its grey camouflaged appearance and rough skin designed to look like the rugged rock walls, crevices and sandy bottom it calls home. With its large mouth and tasselled beard, it sports a face only a mother frogfish could love!
That large mouth comes in handy at dinner time as the frogfish lies in wait for passing prey – small crabs, worms and fish who are unfortunate enough to come within striking distance.
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Quick facts on the frogfish
- The frogfish’s three short dorsal fins are reportedly venomous – so avoid handling.
- You’ll find the eastern frogfish in shallow coastal waters around Sydney hiding out in nooks and crannies, kelp beds and on the silty sea floor.
- Frogfish can “croak” when captured brought onto the surface. (Again, we’d recommend not going down that route as their dorsal fins can be poisonous.
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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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