Oligoplites saurus

The leatherjacket, also known as the leather jack, is an odd-looking fish… Leathery skin, small mouth with fused teeth that looks like a beak, serrated spine on its head that can deliver a nasty sting.

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Quick facts on the leatherjacket

  • It’s a delicious fish with a mild flavour – great for curries, stews, baked, grilled and poached.
  • As the name suggests, leatherjackets don’t have scales, but rather a leathery exterior
  • They come in a variety of shapes; from horseshoe, six spine, fan belly, unicorn, black reef, mosaic and Chinaman.
  • Leatherjacket have a small, powerful mouth with very sharp teeth.
  • They are an aggressive fish that will go hard after prawns, yabbies, pipis, mussels and small bait fish.

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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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