Shark Diving at Magic Point in Sydney
Shark Diving at Magic Point in Sydney. Shark Dive the only location in Sydney where divers can regularly dive with grey nurse sharks.
Shark Dives with the Grey Nurse Sharks at magic point is a special experience and Abyss Scuba diving have regular boat dives out to dive with the sharks.
The cost of the double boat Shark Dive is $110 including Divemaster Services and a light lunch between dives. Enjoy the comfort of a twin hull Marlin Broadbill built specifically for scuba diving not only offering comfortable diving but even a hot onboard showers for after the dive.
The boat is quite comfortable, and fast with a turn around of about 4 hours. If you get seasick or think you may get seasick, take seasick tablets - there is nothing worse than being sick at sea. A light lunch will be provided between the dives. Remember to bring a wind proof jacket & sun cream to allow for all weather conditions. A wind proof/water proof jacket is the best bet, that way it does not matter if it gets wet on the swim out to the boat. A beanie to keep your head warm is also a great idea, but be aware, you will get wet while boarding the boat. It is a boat ramp entry and you need to swim out to the boat in the water.
There is toilets and a show on board the boat. There will be a light lunch provided as well.
The plan is to do one dive with the sharks at magic point as well as another dive at a site nearby. We will check out conditions on the day and decide where the other dive will be. The sharks are in 15m of water and the site goes out to a max depth of 22m. You can expect to see weedy sea dragons on the sand line, Cuttle fish, gropers, and schooling yellow tail.
From a Boat GPS readings are 33° 57' 29"S 151° 15' 51"E
Finding the Sharks while diving at Magic Point
When diving Magic Point, the main focus is usually on viewing the sharks. Although is possible to reach in excess of twenty metres at the site, you’d be best to stay at around the sixteen metre mark, thus extending your bottom time. There are a number of ledges leading towards the Point, ascending from 20+ metres to 16 metres, then 8. The cave is located in the latter ledge and extends for about 15 metres in an east/west direction. About 35 metres south east of this cave is a smaller overhang which can also contain grey nurse sharks.
In front of the main cave is a flat expanse, lined to the noth east with small boulders – a perfect place from which to view the sharks without disturbing them.