Scuba diving in Bare Island

Access
From Shore
Diver level
Novice
Depth
Average: 16.4 ft
Maximum: 59.04 ft
Current
Moderate
Visibility
Average: 49.2 ft
Maximum: 82 ft

Bare Island is a well-known dive site located in southeastern Sydney that has interesting topography--a rocky wall, large bommies, and a tunnel. Depending on the side of the island, divers can explore overhangs, healthy reef, and ledges. Night dives are great at this site.

When to go

Divers can dive at Bare Island throughout the year, with an average water temperature of 16-18C/61-64F during winter and 24-27C/75-81F in summer. The best visibility is from September to November.

What to see

Bare Island is loved for its huge variety of sea life that includes weedy sea dragons, occasional turtles, blue grouper, cuttlefish, and colorful nudibranchs. Other exciting species are blue devilfish, reef sharks, moray eels, and stingrays.


Reachable from

Sydney

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