Sydney - Manly

What's On

  • FONO Sales Evening - 26th August @ Coogee & 28th August @ Manly
  • Gear Hire Rates and Equipment Service Costs
  • Looking For A Working Partner In Our Sydney Dive Boat Operation
  • New Year's Eve Harbour Cruise 2014
  • Sydney Boat Dive Schedule July - Sept 2014

FONO Sales Evening - 26th August @ Coogee & 28th August @ Manly

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


 

Gear Hire Rates and Equipment Service Costs

 PRO DIVE Coogee & Manly Rate Card

  • Equipment Hire
  • Gear Services
  • Shore Dives
  • Night Dives

Looking For A Working Partner In Our Sydney Dive Boat Operation

PRO DIVE have operated an independent Sydney based Dive Boat Operation since 1969.

Our existing boat Sea Life V is at full capacity on most weekends so we are looking to purchase a larger boat to cater for the extra demand.

We are looking for a working partner who would be interested in working as one of the Dive Directors on the boat as well as becoming a Master Class V to work with our current team and assist with marketing.

If you are interested in becoming an owner/operator in this business, please contact admin@prodive.com.

New Year's Eve Harbour Cruise 2014

Join the PRO DIVE team aboard Sealife V for an unforgettable New Years Eve cruise on stunning Sydney Harbour.

The cruise will not only take in the family fireworks display and the Annual Boat Illumination Flotilla but also the main celebrations on the stroke of midnight.

Most cruises only take you out for one lot of fireworks, we make sure you are see it all. That's right, you will be on the water for both amazing sets of fireworks!

Sydney Boat Dive Schedule July - Sept 2014

Download Sydney Boat Schedule July - Sept 2014

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.

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Accommodation

Dive Sites

Day Date Course/Trip  am/pm  Dive Site Rating Depth
Fri 22-Aug-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sat 23-Aug-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sat 23-Aug-2014  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am Flagstaff 
Green
12-18 metres 
Sat 23-Aug-2014  Advanced Course am Flagstaff 
Green
12-18 metres 
Sat 23-Aug-2014  Advanced Course am Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sat 23-Aug-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Flagstaff 
Green
12-18 metres 
Sun 24-Aug-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Long Reef 
Black
10-25 metres 
Sun 24-Aug-2014  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sun 24-Aug-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Fri 29-Aug-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sat 30-Aug-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Colours Reef 
Black
30M Max 
Sat 30-Aug-2014  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Sat 30-Aug-2014  Advanced Course am Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sat 30-Aug-2014  Advanced Course am Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Sat 30-Aug-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Sun 31-Aug-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sun 31-Aug-2014  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sun 31-Aug-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Fri 05-Sep-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sat 06-Sep-2014  Boat Dive Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sat 06-Sep-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sat 06-Sep-2014  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sat 06-Sep-2014  Boat Dive Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sat 06-Sep-2014  Advanced Course am Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sat 06-Sep-2014  Advanced Course am Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Sat 06-Sep-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sun 07-Sep-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Long Reef 
Black
10-25 metres 
Sun 07-Sep-2014  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Sun 07-Sep-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Tue 09-Sep-2014  Deep Diver 40M Course with Double Boat Dive pm Dee Why Wide 
Black
20-34 metres 
Fri 12-Sep-2014  Shark Diver Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Fri 12-Sep-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sat 13-Sep-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Dee Why Wide 
Black
20-34 metres 
Sat 13-Sep-2014  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am Manly Bommie 
Green
12-18 metres 
Sat 13-Sep-2014  Advanced Course am Manly Bommie 
Green
12-18 metres 
Sat 13-Sep-2014  Advanced Course am The Gap 
Green
8-21 metres 
Sat 13-Sep-2014  Advanced Course am Manly Bommie 
Green
12-18 metres 
Sat 13-Sep-2014  Advanced Course am The Gap 
Green
8-21 metres 
Sat 13-Sep-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Manly Bommie 
Green
12-18 metres 
Sun 14-Sep-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sun 14-Sep-2014  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am The Gap 
Green
8-21 metres 
Sun 14-Sep-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm The Gap 
Green
8-21 metres 
Fri 19-Sep-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Long Reef 
Black
10-25 metres 
Sat 20-Sep-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sat 20-Sep-2014  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Sat 20-Sep-2014  Advanced Course am Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Sat 20-Sep-2014  Advanced Course am The Blocks 
Green
6-26 metres 
Sat 20-Sep-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Old Mans Hat 
Green
23m Max 
Sun 21-Sep-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Long Reef 
Black
10-25 metres 
Sun 21-Sep-2014  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am The Blocks 
Green
6-26 metres 
Sun 21-Sep-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm The Blocks 
Green
6-26 metres 
Fri 26-Sep-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sat 27-Sep-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Long Reef 
Black
10-25 metres 
Sat 27-Sep-2014  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am Flagstaff 
Green
12-18 metres 
Sat 27-Sep-2014  Advanced Course am Flagstaff 
Green
12-18 metres 
Sat 27-Sep-2014  Advanced Course am Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sat 27-Sep-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive pm Flagstaff 
Green
12-18 metres 
Sun 28-Sep-2014  Sydney Double Boat Dive am Magic Point 
Blue
16-23 metres 
Sun 28-Sep-2014  Nitrox Specialty Course with Double Boat Dive am Blue Fish Point 
Green
12-24 meters 
Sun 28-Sep-2014  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

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.
 



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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. 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

Flagstaff


Flagstaff is an excellent shallow dive, starting around 5 metres and descending to 12 metres. Sandy bottom with rocks and boulders up to the shoreline. As you dive north you can see kelp, ascidians, sponges and all sorts of sea life around the rocks. Octopus, port jackson sharks, rays, cuttlefish, schools of fish and nudibranchs can be found at this site. If you are really lucky, a fairy penguin might swim past you underwater as the colony is close by. Pro Dive utilise this site for our enriched air workshops.



Green

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



Black

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

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 meters. This location is renown for great sponge growth below 12 meters and in the shallower areas consists of 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

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 Sydmey marine life including grouper, rays, pelagic fish, turtles and if you are lucky a pod of dolphons just might come by and say hello. They have even been known to visit our shore divers at camp cove just around the point.



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