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  • 2015 Weekend Away and Escorted Tours
  • FONO Sales Evening 30th July at Brookvale and Coogee and Cronulla
  • From $149 Get a Voucher with Sydney's No.1 PRO DIVE. 3 Sydney Locations. International Certificate. Limited
  • Instructors Wanted!!! Sydney?s Number 1 Dive Operator has a Full Time positions available at Coogee
  • NEW Shore and Boat Dive options From PRO DIVE Cronulla

2015 Weekend Away and Escorted Tours

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FONO Sales Evening 30th July at Brookvale and Coogee and Cronulla

Monthly Sales event
We have complimentary food and drink available on the night, so please pop in and say hello to the team and have a chat.

From 6.30pm Till Late


 

From $149 Get a Voucher with Sydney's No.1 PRO DIVE. 3 Sydney Locations. International Certificate. Limited

From $149 Get a Voucher with Sydney's No.1 PRO DIVE. International Certification. 3 Sydney Locations. Valid on all our regular courses Weekday and Weekend options. From 1st May 2015  to 31st July 21015

Instructors Wanted!!! Sydney’s Number 1 Dive Operator has a Full Time positions available at Coogee

PRO DIVE, Sydney's Number 1 Dive Operator has 1 Full Time positions available for PRO DIVE/SSI Scuba Instructors in Coogee

NEW Shore and Boat Dive options From PRO DIVE Cronulla

Fancy trying out some new dive locations?

Pro Dive Cronulla is happy to announce we are now running regular shore dives around the Shire and Kurnell every weekend from next weekend!

Check out our shore schedule here:
http://www.prodivesydney.com/…/Guided+Shore+D…/1430/Divesite

And we'll also be offering Boat dives in the area starting on July 12th. A different boat offering more chances to see the sharks at Magic Point as well as a host of different dive sites and even a wreck dive!


Check out our boat schedule here:
http://www.prodivesydney.com/…/Cronulla+Boat+…/1447/Divesite

 

 

Dive Reports

Area Info

%%factsheet%%Sydney has temperate water diving, where the water temp varies from 15 to 24 degrees and visibility averages about 10 to 15 meters throughout the year but often experiences 25-30m during winter.

There is a huge variety of fish life sponges soft corals and there over 40 dives sites to choose from. 

 In Sydney the type of marine life you can see such as Weedy Sea Dragons, Giant Cuttlefish, Blue Grouper, Bull Rays, Wobbegong shark, Port Jackson shark and of course Grey Nurse sharks plus hundreds of other species of fish.  The marine life you will see varies, depending of time of the year.

Dive Deals

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Accommodation

Dive Sites

Day Date Course/Trip  am/pm  Dive Site Rating Depth
Fri 31-Jul-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am North Bondi 
Green
10-22 metres 
Sat 01-Aug-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sat 01-Aug-2015  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am Colours Reef 
Black
30M Max 
Sat 01-Aug-2015  Advanced Course am Colours Reef 
Black
30M Max 
Sat 01-Aug-2015  Advanced Course am The Blocks 
Green
6-26 metres 
Sat 01-Aug-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Colours Reef 
Black
30M Max 
Sun 02-Aug-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Dee Why Wide 
Black
20-34 metres 
Sun 02-Aug-2015  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am The Blocks 
Green
6-26 metres 
Sun 02-Aug-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm The Blocks 
Green
6-26 metres 
Thu 06-Aug-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Long Reef 
Blue
10-25 metres 
Fri 07-Aug-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sat 08-Aug-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sat 08-Aug-2015  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sat 08-Aug-2015  Advanced Course am Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sat 08-Aug-2015  Advanced Course am Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Sat 08-Aug-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sun 09-Aug-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am North Bondi 
Green
10-22 metres 
Sun 09-Aug-2015  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Sun 09-Aug-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Thu 13-Aug-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Fri 14-Aug-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Sat 15-Aug-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sat 15-Aug-2015  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am Blue Fish Wall 
Green
14-24 metres 
Sat 15-Aug-2015  Advanced Course am Blue Fish Wall 
Green
14-24 metres 
Sat 15-Aug-2015  Advanced Course am The Gap 
Green
8-21 metres 
Sat 15-Aug-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Blue Fish Wall 
Green
14-24 metres 
Sun 16-Aug-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Long Reef 
Blue
10-25 metres 
Sun 16-Aug-2015  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am The Gap 
Green
8-21 metres 
Sun 16-Aug-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm The Gap 
Green
8-21 metres 
Thu 20-Aug-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Fri 21-Aug-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Long Reef 
Blue
10-25 metres 
Sat 22-Aug-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sat 22-Aug-2015  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am Manly Bommie 
Green
12-18 metres 
Sat 22-Aug-2015  Advanced Course am Manly Bommie 
Green
12-18 metres 
Sat 22-Aug-2015  Advanced Course am Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sat 22-Aug-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Manly Bommie 
Green
12-18 metres 
Sun 23-Aug-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Dee Why Wide 
Black
20-34 metres 
Sun 23-Aug-2015  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sun 23-Aug-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Thu 27-Aug-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am North Bondi 
Green
10-22 metres 
Fri 28-Aug-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sat 29-Aug-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Long Reef 
Blue
10-25 metres 
Sat 29-Aug-2015  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sat 29-Aug-2015  Advanced Course am Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sat 29-Aug-2015  Advanced Course am Cascade 
Green
16-22 metres 
Sat 29-Aug-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sun 30-Aug-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sun 30-Aug-2015  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am Cascade 
Green
16-22 metres 
Sun 30-Aug-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Cascade 
Green
16-22 metres 
Thu 03-Sep-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Fri 04-Sep-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Dee Why Wide 
Black
20-34 metres 
Sat 05-Sep-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sat 05-Sep-2015  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am Colours Reef 
Black
30M Max 
Sat 05-Sep-2015  Advanced Course am Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Sat 05-Sep-2015  Advanced Course am Colours Reef 
Black
30M Max 
Sat 05-Sep-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Colours Reef 
Black
30M Max 
Sun 06-Sep-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Dee Why Wide 
Black
20-34 metres 
Sun 06-Sep-2015  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Sun 06-Sep-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Thu 10-Sep-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Long Reef 
Blue
10-25 metres 
Fri 11-Sep-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sat 12-Sep-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Long Reef 
Blue
10-25 metres 
Sat 12-Sep-2015  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Sat 12-Sep-2015  Advanced Course am Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Sat 12-Sep-2015  Advanced Course am The Blocks 
Green
6-26 metres 
Sat 12-Sep-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Sun 13-Sep-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sun 13-Sep-2015  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am The Blocks 
Green
6-26 metres 
Sun 13-Sep-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm The Blocks 
Green
6-26 metres 
Thu 17-Sep-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Fri 18-Sep-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am North Bondi 
Green
10-22 metres 
Sat 19-Sep-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sat 19-Sep-2015  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Sat 19-Sep-2015  Advanced Course am Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sat 19-Sep-2015  Advanced Course am Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Sat 19-Sep-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Sun 20-Sep-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am North Bondi 
Green
10-22 metres 
Sun 20-Sep-2015  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sun 20-Sep-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Thu 24-Sep-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Fri 25-Sep-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Long Reef 
Blue
10-25 metres 
Sat 26-Sep-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Long Reef 
Blue
10-25 metres 
Sat 26-Sep-2015  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am Manly Bommie 
Green
12-18 metres 
Sat 26-Sep-2015  Advanced Course am Manly Bommie 
Green
12-18 metres 
Sat 26-Sep-2015  Advanced Course am Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sat 26-Sep-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Manly Bommie 
Green
12-18 metres 
Sun 27-Sep-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sun 27-Sep-2015  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sun 27-Sep-2015  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 

Blue Fish Point


Located on the northern side of the North Head Peninsula this is a great site to see Weedy Sea Dragons, Cuttlefish and Wobbegong Sharks. Port Jackson Sharks are a common sight in winter. Blue Fish Point is considered a relaxing dive and is often where we hold our Search & Recovery Workshops. Dive Rating Green - Max Depth 24M



Green

Blue Fish Wall


Blue Fish Wall is the outer section of Blue Fish Reef. The wall reaches down to approximately 25 metres. It has many large boulders, overhangs, swim-throughs and drop offs that make this an exhilarating dive with lots to see and do. All along the wall you can see sponges, ascidians, sea squirts, nudibranch and all sorts of other sea life. The fish that frequent this site are cuttlefish, mullet, wrasse, leatherjackets, sea perch, bullseyes and goatfish.
 



Green

Cascade


Located at the mouth of the harbour north head ?
Averages between 6 meters down to 30 meters. This location is renown for great sponge growth below 12 meters and in the shallower areas big boulders and swim throughs. You will see lots of leather jacket, blue grouper, giant cuttle fish, and the occasional big bull ray plus your typical temperate water species and viz averages around 10 to 12 meters here and can be as good as 25 meters.


Green

Colours Reef


Colours Reef is a wonderful example of Sydney's diverse coastline with lots of soft corals. The top of the reef starts at 22m then steps all the way down to a 30m sand line. The fish life here is a little different to other shallower sites around Sydney, with large Cuttlefish, Big Schools of King Fish, Eastern Blue Devil Fish and Seapike just to mention a few. As this is one of our deep sites you will need to have an Advanced Open Water Certificate and is often a site we use to teach our Deep Diver Workshop.
 



Black

Dee Why Wide


Dee Why Wide is one of Sydneys premier boat dives. There is a prolific amount of marine life here. You can get down to depths as great as 37 metres in some spots due to the large gullies and cracks in the rocky bottom that are accessible to divers. As you explore the channels in the rock you will come upon kingfish, leatherjackets, yellowtail, and seapike, perch, bullseyes, cuttlefish, butterfly and black-banded perch, sergeant bakers, red rock cods,gropers and an abundance of eastern blue devilfish. This is an ideal dive site for Advanced or Deep Divers.

 

 



Black

Long Reef


Located North of Sydney Harbour. The main site at Long Reef is located along a large rock wall and drops to 15 to 20 metres. There is a huge rock formation that has a large swim-through running from east to west called The Cathedral. The cathedral one of the sites highlights is formed by two massive boulders leaning against each other and is covered in sea tulips, sponges and bryozoans. The Cathedrals ceiling is always abundant with sealife. Once you reach the western side it is home to masses of fish; bullseyes, roughies, yellowtail, pike and tailor. There are plenty of starfish, large cuttlefish, wobbegongs and Port Jackson sharks. We find visibility gets much clearer during winter so keep this site in mind for a mid winter dive. Swimming north of the cathedral and following the wall you come across large gutters, frequented by young grey nurse sharks. Note - Watch for strong currents.

To find out more please check this link out 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q6Gxy7rhYw



Blue

Magic Point


Magic Point is known for it aggregation of Grey Nurse Sharks and is one our most popular Boat Dives. Despite their fierce appearance, Grey Nurse sharks are not considered to be dangerous to humans. The sharks can usually be found in a cave about 15 metres below the surface.  They are very tolerant of divers, expect to see 8-10 sharks, but you should not reach out and touch or poke any of these animals. By staying still and calm, you will often be rewarded with sharks cruising right over your head or very close by or at your feet on the silty bottom cruising their patch. The sharks are accompanied by enormous schools of yellowtail as well as remoras and is a great site to complete a Shark Diver Workshop, one of the most exciting workshops you can imagine.

For more information about this video see link below

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McoKUHjp5Ck



Blue

Manly Bommie


Located off the northern end of Manly Beach, the top of Manly Bombie is in 10 meters and goes down to a maximum depth for 16 meters. There are swim-throughs and lots of fish including Schooling King Fish. There is lots of cool Macro stuff too, an ideal site for the avid underwater photographer. Snap away and enjoy a relaxing green rated dive.

 



Green

North Bondi


Avoid the hassel of parking at Bondi and access this dive site from Sealife V. Located at the northern end of Bondi you will descent along the anchor line to approx 15 meters where a large reef is located. You can explore overhangs, caves and if you are feeling adventourous swim-throughs. Wobbegongs, giant cuttlefish, green morays, ladder-finned pomfrets, bullseyes, yellowtail, red morwong, one spot puller, old wives, blue gropers, nannygai, crayfish, morrish idols, rays, and maori and king wrasses all can be found here routinely. Nudibranch enthusiasts will also be pleased to know that many different species are around as well.
 
 




 


Green

Old Mans Hat


A truly magical rocky reef dive accessible only by boat. Under the towering curve of Sydney Heads, the rocks jumble into the water and slowly give way to sponge gardens and a sandy kelp bottom. Old Mans Hat suits all levels of experience. The area is rocky with a few sandy patches. Sponges and soft coral can be found on the rocky bottom. Expect to see blue groper, cuttlefish, lizard fish, yellow tails, nudibranchs, pygmy leatherjackets, shrimps, ascidians, sponges, sea squirts and all sorts of other temperate marine life.

 



Green

The Blocks


The site is located at the mouth of the harbour north head and extends for about 700 metres. This location is renowned for great sponge growth below 12 metres and the shallower areas consist of big boulders and swim throughs. You will see lots of leather jackets, blue groupers, giant cuttlefish, and the occasional big bull ray plus your typical temperate water species. Visibility averages around 10 to 12 metres here and can be as good as 25 metres.



Green

The Gap


The gap is located off the Southern Headland of the Harbour and goes to a depth of 18 meters. Expect to see all the temperate Sydney marine life including grouper, rays, pelagic fish, turtles and, if you're lucky, a pod of dolphins just might come by and say hello. They have even been known to visit our shore divers at Camp Cove just around the point.



Green