Scuba diving in Fish Rock

  • must see
From Boat
Diver level
Average: 14 m
Maximum: 24 m
Average: 5 m
Maximum: 20 m

Fish Rock is a must-see dive site close to South West Rocks in Australia that features a 125m/410ft-long cave. There are a couple of bubble caves here, as well as chimneys and pink gorgonian corals at 12m/39ft, and large bommies at the exit. The interesting topography, unique species, and diverse colors create amazing opportunities for photography.

When to go

The summer season from December to February has the best conditions for diving. The average sea temperature is 23C/73F in the summer, and 18C/64F during winter.

What to see

Fish Rock is inhabited by gray nurse sharks, large Spanish dancers, wobbegongs, bull rays, enormous cuttlefish, and black cod. Other marine life includes bright zooanthids, trumpetfish, bullseyes, and moray eels.

Reachable from

Lord Howe Island, Sydney

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