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Fish Rock Dive Centre, South West Rocks

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Why dive with Fish Rock Dive Centre?

Fish Rock is world-renowned as one of the top dive sites within Australia and indeed the world. The team at Fish Rock Dive Centre love what they do and can’t wait to introduce new and experienced divers alike to this beautiful underwater world where colourful tropical species meet with their unique temperate counterparts.

South West Rocks is the closest point of the mainland to the eastern Australian continental shelf and as such diversity abounds here, making Fish Rock a truly spectacular and unforgettable dive site. Critically endangered grey nurse sharks, graceful rays, inquisitive eels, three species of turtles, vividly coloured nudibranchs and curious batfish are just some of the animals encountered here that make diving this wildlife mecca an unforgettable experience.
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  • Experienced and professional guides led by Pete, first rate boat and equipment and deep local knowledge - all added up to a brilliant family experience for us and our 13/11 year olds. They skilfully.....  more
    Experienced and professional guides led by Pete, first rate boat and equipment and deep local knowledge - all added up to a brilliant family experience for us and our 13/11 year olds. They skilfully.....  more »
  • Awesome day diving. Very professional and safe. Well maintained and set up boat. Thorough dive briefs and two fantastic dives at an amazing site. Have wanted to dive here for 20+ years and will... 
    Awesome day diving. Very professional and safe. Well maintained and set up boat. Thorough dive briefs and two fantastic dives at an amazing site. Have wanted to dive here for 20+ years and will...  more »
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  • Welcomed myself and partner by Pete and Bia on arrival for our adventure out to Fish Rock. Hire gear all sorted then meet at the boat ramp for the trip out. Massive amount of rain but Pete assured us that currents from the south were keeping the visibility pretty good. Safety is obviously the first priority of this dive operation, equipment was excellent, instructions and procedures were clear and precise, all we had to do was listen and follow. In the water, WOW! Simple, just follow Pete and everything appears, Grey Nurse everywhere and in your face, friendly and pesky large Blue Groper, lazy Wobbygongs littering the rock bottom even a big school of Kingfish blazing past. After some food and refreshment during the surface interval we were back in the water this time with the planned and much anticipated Fish Rock Cave. No disappointments here, lobsters and more Wobbies galore then as we began to see the light more Grey Nurse silhouettes at the shallow end, Mind Blowing. Thankyou Fish Rock Dive Centre, Pete and Bia for a wonderful and memorable day!
  • Not to be missed adventure for divers, the sharks and fish are extraordinary! FRDC provide excellent quality gear in great condition, they cater to divers who feel the cold too with plenty of warm wetsuit options. We were given clear dive briefs and a plan to ensure everyone got through the cave safely. We went out on their large RIB which handles the sea and bar crossing very well. We didn't see the hoped for Hammerheads (that's wildlife for you) but I will never forget the sight of dozens of Grey Nurse sharks bisecting columns of Ladderfin Pomfrets within a stream of sunshine. Nor will I forget the thrill of suddenly 'seeing' the rocks underneath me were actually the resting place of a 2m Wobbiegong (one of many, many of these experts in camo to be seen around the rock). So many fish to be seen, cowtail rays, sponges and black coral too. So much pretty stuff on the walls but we spent most of our time shark gazing! We also enjoyed South West Rocks, the off leash dog friendly beaches and the walks in Arakoon. All round great week.

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