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Diving in Sydney

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When to go to Sydney

Sydney has a temperate climate with mild winters and lots of sunny days. The summer season is from December to February, with an average air and sea temperature of 23C/73F. In winter, the temperature averages 18C/64F.

 

What to see

The dive sites near Sydney offer divers opportunities to encounter with interesting species like weedy seadragons, wobbegongs, port Jackson sharks, cuttlefish, and blue devilfish. Other exciting inhabitants are Australian fur seals, green sea turtles, gloomy octopi, and gray nurse sharks.

Scuba diving in Sydney

Sydney is one of the largest cities in Australia, and attracts numerous tourists with the Sydney Tower, Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbor Bridge, the Royal Botanic Gardens, and numerous other sightseeing locations. The beautiful nature around this destination includes picturesque mountains, charming valleys, and magnificent coasts. It also serves as an amazing diving destination, offering something interesting for divers of all levels. Sydney Harbor has 87 wrecks, many of them accessible for diving and exploring underwater secrets. Other dive sites near Sydney have sheer walls, pinnacles, caves, boulders, overhangs, and swim-throughs. The depth varies between 5-78m/16-256ft, with an average visibility of 20m/66ft. The current ranges from mild to strong.

 

Most popular dive sites

The most popular Sydney dive sites are the HMAS Encounter, the largest shipwreck available for penetration at 113m/371ft, the Annie M. Miller, a heavy steel steamship with large pelagic fish around it, and Fairlight, a paradise for muck divers. Other interesting sites are Kurnell, Magic Point, Gap Cave, and Gordons Bay.