Scorpion Fish

Scorpaena jacksoniensis

A common site for Sydney Divers, the eastern red scorpion fish will lie motionless in shallow waters until it’s disturbed. It is generally easy to spot, its colour varying from fish to fish from bright red to light grey; its skin flaps helping it alter its appearance so that it doesn’t appear to be a fish to its passing prey.

It enjoys rocky shores and reefs and we’ll often see in sponge gardens and rocks covered with algae. Scorpion fish lie in wait for small fish and the like. They swallow their prey whole in their large mouth.

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Quick facts on scorpion fish

  • They are toxic to humans and a sting from one of their twelve dorsal spines can prove extremely painful (the excruciating pain can last up to half the day.)
  • Should you be stung, you can relieve the pain before visiting the doctor by immersing the affected area in hot water.

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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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