Shag Rock - Sunken Reef

Shag Rock is an exposed rocky reef only a short 6 to 8 minute boat ride from the beach our Dive boats are launched from. Because of this it is the most protected dive site and offers great diving when conditions elsewhere take a turn for the worse.

Both sides of the reef offer great dive sites and are linked by a spectacular swim through cave, providing an exciting challenge for all levels of diver.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 10 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Macro Spot

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

Shag Rock - Coral Gardens

Shag Rock is an exposed rocky reef only a short 6 to 8 minute boat ride from the beach our Dive boats are launched from. Because of this it is the most protected dive site and offers great diving when conditions elsewhere take a turn for the worse.

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Shag Rock - Horseshoe

Shag Rock is an exposed rocky reef only a short 6 to 8 minute boat ride from the beach our Dive boats are launched from. Because of this it is the most protected dive site and offers great diving when conditions elsewhere take a turn for the worse.

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Shag Rock is an exposed rocky reef only a short 6 to 8 minute boat ride from the beach our Dive boats are launched from. Because of this it is the most protected dive site and offers great diving when conditions elsewhere take a turn for the worse.

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Shag Rock - Sanctuary Cove

A great site for divers of all levels, Sanctuary Cove is generally the most sheltered site in the area. A great spot for macro photography with lots of unique marine life such as frogfish and peacock mantis shrimp.

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DC3 Undercarriage (Wreck)

This dive site contains the wing assembly, wheel, and propellor parts from a DC3 aircraft that vanished in the mid-1940s. It was picked up and deposited by a trawler in the 1990s. The remainder of the plane and it’s 6 occupants still remains undiscovered as of 2019.

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Manta Bommie

Located a short boat ride from Point Lookout, Manta Bommie is one of the top 10 dive sites in Australia. At a maximum depth of 15m, Manta Bommie is suitable for divers and snorkelers of all levels. With large rock/reef formations surrounded by sand patches, the site is home to a wide variety of unique marine life.

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Boat Rock

An advanced site that is prone to heavy current all year, this site is rarely dived (avg 4-5 times a year). Ranging in depths from 14-34m, this site requires pristine conditions to be safely dived.

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Flat Rock - Nursery

Flat rock is located approximately 2.5 nautical miles north of point lookout. The Nursery is an amazing dive site located on the south-western corner of the reef at Flat Rock.

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Flat Rock - The Pinnacles

Located on the western side of Flat Rock, with depths ranging from 12m to 35m, The Pinnacles is suitable for Advanced divers only. It is a good spot for turtles, rays, and migrating humpback whales.

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Flat Rock - Turtle Cave

Located on the northern side of flat rock, this site is suitable for all levels of divers with a small cave sitting at 10m and the reef dropping to a max depth of 30m. Turtle cave is a great site for drift diving around the edges of Flat Rock and seeing large pelagic life that frequents the coastline.

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