Nemadactylus macropterus

Also known as sea bream, jackass fish, silver perch, squeeker perch and mowie, morwong are a delicious fish you’ll find at your local fish shop. They make a cheaper alternative to the more popular snapper or red emperor dinner centrepiece dish. They’re commercially caught within strict guidelines and we’ll see them in schools on some of our more popular Sydney dives.

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Morwong are a common sight on many of our popular Sydney dives.

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Quick facts on the morwong

  • A cheaper alternative than the snapper for a tasty dinner.
  • A greyish silver fish with a dark (black) saddle that extends behind the head.
  • Morwong reach maturity in 3 years and can live up to 40 years!
  • Inhabit the coast of Sydney and are found from shallow 10 metre depths all the way to 400 metres. Juveniles live by the reef.
  • Morwong feed at night.
  • Spawning is multiple times from late summer to autumn with the female producing up to 1 million eggs per season.

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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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