Last weekend (November 19th and 20th, 2011) a group of 10 of us headed up to Forster to dive with the elusive, Grey Nurse Shark! Having taken the trip last year I was excited to be heading up that way again.
We dived at Seal Rocks on Saturday, the sun was shining and the sea was flat, perfect conditions. First dive was at Little Rock where the vis was around 5m and a few sharks were sighted. Dive 2, we moved to Big Rock for the second dive where the vis was about 15m and the sharks were plentiful. We swam up a gutter to a cave entrance where the sharks were circling around. Amongst all the rocks we also spotted Octopus and Morays, very cool dive!
Saturday afternoon was spent back at the accommodation with a few drinks and nibbles chatting about the dives. We all headed into town for dinner at the Mexican restaurant “Aztec”. A great night was had by all, live music, great food and a few wines. Would highly recommend the Aztec if you visit Forster.
Ocean conditions weren’t as favorable on Sunday, but it was another warm and sunny day. After an adventure across the sand bar we headed for the Pinnacle but strong currents ruled it out for the dive. We then headed to Latitude Rock where the vis was around 2-3m but quite a few sharks were spotted. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of a shark slowly creeping into view out of the gloom!
A great weekend was had by all. Anyone wanting to see Grey Nurse sharks in large numbers I highly recommend Forster. I am already looking forward to next year!
If you are keen to do some shark diving, Forster is one of the many spots where the Grey Nurse can be seen. Other popular spots include Magic Point – Maroubra and Fish Rock Cave – South West Rocks. These are all great diving destinations and are a must see for every diver!
Check out some more of our weekend trips here.
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