Gordons Bay

Gordons Bay
Gordons Bay

A simple dive site, Gordons Bay popular for city dive schools due to its confined water like conditions and textbook maximum depth of 12 metres. To ensure divers do not get lost, a chain had been laid down, although much of it has been covered in sand.

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Gordens Bay

Attempt to find the remnants of the submerged chain by swimming southwest in to the 8 metre mark with a large rock ledge to the immediate west. Swing to the south east until you ascend to 6 metres, then head east past the kelp (to the south), until you arrive at a massive stand of kelp encircling some large boulders. At his point, head due north back towards the car park until you reach another stand of kelp (in about 4 metres) and follow the line of boulders west. You will return to the start.

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Walk down towards the south eastern side of the car park and along the rock platform until you reach the end. Here perform a belly flop entry. Gordons Bay is also Sydney’s only dive site for handicapped divers, in the form of a wheelchair ramp.

 

Gordons Bay Entry
Gordons Bay Entry

 

Commonly seen Giant cuttlefish, yellowtail barracuda, blue grouper, Port Jackson shark, octopus, bullseyes, leather jacket, and wrasse.

 

Things to be careful of. A relatively low risk dive site, however beginner divers should bare in mind the chain circuit is no longer whole, so it may be possible to get lost.

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"Gordons Bay"

Gavin Whiteside on 22/10/2012 7:36:41 PM

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Comments: On a clear day this dive site is hard beat. There is plenty of Fish, Rays and the occasional pair of Port Jackson sharks to look at. Entry and exit is best on a high tide but not essential so don't panic if your turn up on low tide. Because it's quite sheltered you will more than likely see plenty of other divers and snorkelers out enjoying themselves. This dive site is a great spot to fine tune skills and is ideal for beginners to build their confidence in the underwater world. The chain is not... More details

"Great for Beginners"

Janessa on 17/3/2011 3:57:56 PM

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Comments: I want to give this site the rating it deserves as a beginner's dive site. It is perfect for nervous divers or beginners wanting to fine-tune the skills they've learned. -Easy entry and exit -Conditions are usually quite good -No boat traffic to worry about -Enough marine life to keep it interesting. There is a chain along the bottom mapping out a dive route which returns to the beginning. Be aware it can sometimes be buried or broken. It is maintained by Gordon's Bay dive club. If there is a st... More details

"Gordons Bay"

Belinda on 7/1/2010 6:45:00 PM

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Comments: Good visability, easy entry & exit. Some fish life & rays. Chain broken so dont rely on following it through the Bay. otherwise easy dive

"Gordons Bay 29/08/2009"

Colin on 13/9/2009 11:58:47 PM

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Comments: Visibility was great which has a big bearing on the quality of this dive. The chain has been renewed and is easy to follow. We came across a few rays, Gropers and plenty of small fish life.

"Not a recomendation"

Peter on 3/6/2009 2:33:09 PM

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Comments: This site is well below average. All it has going for it is the "chain" and that is in a poor state of repair.

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