Top Sydney Scuba Diving Sites

Outer / Inner Colours

An advanced dive outside of the heads. Bring a torch to experience the full impact of this colourful Sydney marine life coral reef dive. Enjoy a great Sydney dive with our amazing crew!

Quick Facts about our Inner/Outer Colours dive

  • Location: A mile offshore from south head

  • Diver level: Advanced

  • Depth: 26m to 33m

  • Recommended Gas: 21% or Nitrox

  • Dive time: 35 to 70 mins

  • Visibility: 5m to 25m

  • Season: All year

The Split

 An advanced swim through dive north of the heads. On this dive you will see small caves, a shipwreck (the infamous Dunbar) and a variety of marine life including Port Jackson sharks.

Quick Facts on The Split

  • Location: Three dive sites north of the heads
  • Diver Level: Advanced
  • Depth: 10m to 24m
  • Recommended Gas: 21% or Nitrox
  • Dive time: 35 to 70 mins
  • Visibility: 5m to 25m
  • Season : All year

Bluefish Point

Bluefish point is a fantastic dive north of the heads, famed for its schools of big fish, ledges and caves. This is one of our most popular dives for marine life.

Quick Facts on our Bluefish Point dive

  • Location: Three dive sites north of the heads
  • Diver Level: Advanced
  • Depth: 10m to 24m
  • Recommended Gas: 21% or Nitrox
  • Dive time: 35 to 70 mins
  • Visibility: 5m to 25m
  • Season: All year

Outer Colour

Outer colour is our second colour dive located outside of the heads. Again, we strongly recommend bringing or renting a good torch to get the best view of the abundant (and colourful) marine life.

Quick Facts on Outer Colours dive

  • Location: Half nautical mile off South Head
  • Diver level: Advanced
  • Depth: 26m to 33m
  • Recommended Gas: 21% or Nitrox
  • Dive time: Generally, 35 to 70 mins
  • Visibility: 5m to 25m
  • Season: All year

 

Sydney’s Seal Colony

Just a 10-15 minute boat ride from our pickup point on the Northern Beaches. We will take you to the location of Sydney Harbour’s Australian fur seal colony.  This is the best way to see these stunning animals in their natural habitat.

Quick Facts on our Sydney Colony dive

  • Location: Sydney Harbour South Head
  • Diver Level: Open Water Qualification
  • Depth: 15m to 37m
  • Recommended Gas: 21% or Nitrox
  • Dive time: Generally, 35 to 70 mins
  • Visibility: 5m to 25m
  • Season: Winter (20 to 30 Seals) or Summer (10 to 15 seals)

Ex-HMAS Adelaide

Again, we set out from the Northern Beaches to save time and to ensure a safer diving experience whilst you enjoy this marvellous wreck dive. We also offer a more advanced version 70-minute version of this dive for those qualified.

Quick Facts on our Ex-HMAS Adelaide dive

  • Location: Off Sydney’s Central Coast (Avoca Beach)
  • Diver Level: Advanced
  • Depth: 15m to 37m
  • Recommended Gas: Nitrox 30%
  • Dive time: Generally, 35 to 70 mins
  • Visibility: 5m to 25m
  • Season: All seasons

Magic Point

Magic Point has earned a reputation for being a spectacular gathering point for Sydney’s grey nurse sharks. It also features many other interesting marine creatures for your viewing pleasure. 

Quick Facts on our Magic Point dive

  • Location: Maroubra
  • Diver Level: Open Water Qualification
  • Depth: 7m to 23m
  • Recommended Gas: 21% or Nitrox
  • Dive time: 35 to 70 mins
  • Visibility: 10m to 30m
  • Season: All seasons

Diamond’s Wall

An amazing one-way drift dive follows a 100m long cliff wall to a depth of up to 24m. The depth can be managed to cater to the diver’s skill level. The undersea flora and fauna are worth the visit. 

Quick Facts about our Diamond’s Wall dive

  • Location: South of Sydney Harbour
  • Diver Level: Open Water Qualification
  • Depth: 13m to 24m
  • Recommended Gas: 21% or Nitrox
  • Dive time: 35 to 70 mins
  • Visibility: Over 10m to 30m
  • Season: All seasons

North Harbour Aquatic Reserve

A collection of five dive spots all in the Sydney’s North Harbour Aquatic Reserve. These dive sites have an abundance of aquatic life including sharks and over 60 species of colourful sponges and corals – a must see Sydney dive location.

Quick Facts on our North Harbour Aquatic Reserve dives

  • Location: Inner North Head West, north of Sydney Harbour.
  • Diver Level: Open Water Qualification
  • Depth: 10m to 36m
  • Recommended Gas: 21% or Nitrox
  • Dive time: 35 to 70 mins
  • Visibility: 10m to 30m
  • Season: All seasons

Dee Why Wide

A magnificent dive and one of the few Sydney dives to feature the friendly giant cuttlefish who will occasionally interact with our diving parties. Take in the beautiful surroundings whilst you enjoy a beautiful day out with Sydney’s best charter scuba diving crew.

Quick Facts on our Dee Why Wide dive

  • Location: Offshore reef north of Sydney Harbour
  • Diver Level: Advanced Divers
  • Depth: 20m to 36m
  • Recommended Gas: Nitrox
  • Dive time: 25 to  60 mins
  • Visibility: 30m +
  • Season: All seasons

The Apartments

We saved the best for last. The Apartments has it all – spectacular sea life, topography replete with tunnels and boulders with some of the best visibility of all our Sydney dive sites. Let’s not forget the grey nurse sharks that congregate at the Cathedral entrance.

Quick Facts on The Apartments dive

  • Location: North-East of Fisherman Beach
  • Diver Level: Open Water Qualification (10 boat dives+)
  • Depth: 8m to 21m
  • Recommended Gas: 21% or Nitrox
  • Dive time: Between 25 to 60 mins or 4hr double dive
  • Visibility: 10m to 40m
  • Season: All year but best in December – April/May peak.

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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.

Jono Page

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.

Mattuis and Ulli

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!

Chris Brown

“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”

Chris Paul

Sydney Dive Charters