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A weekend of shark diving at Forster and Seal Rocks
Divers, are you looking for a fantastic weekend getaway? Then look no further than Forster/Seal Rocks off the coast of New South Wales. This is a prime location for shark diving, and you will surely see some incredible marine life. So pack your bags and get ready for a shark dive adventure!
Nestled 250 kilometres north of Sydney and 50 kilometres south of Port Macquarie, Forster is the ideal destination for a weekend getaway. Hotel-style accommodation awaits you in this picturesque town. At the same time, day two offers you a fantastic opportunity to go diving at Seal Rocks - not only will it be an unforgettable experience, but it will also save 40 kilometres of your trip back to Sydney!
Weekend Trips at Forster and Seal Rocks Diving with Sharks
- Friday and Saturday night accommodation (hotel-style triple share )
- Sat & Sun double boat dives
- One shore dive
- Tanks included
- Saturday & Sunday light breakfast
Note : This trip requires divers to be advanced certified or do their advanced certification course on the trip.
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Why Forster is such a great destination to go shark diving
At Forster, we are incredibly lucky to have the largest congregation of Grey nurse sharks on Australia's east coast. If you're looking for adrenaline-filled shark encounters, look no further than Forster! Our diving opportunities will not disappoint - you can explore something new every time!
The Pinnacle is recognized as one of the most spectacular dive sites in the world - and for a good reason! From grey nurse sharks up to 4 meters long congregating alongside big kingfish, jewfish, trevally and stingrays, you can see why this site has earned its stellar reputation. An advanced dive ranging from 24-33 metres will bring divers an unforgettable adventure likely to be their best-ever underwater experience.
Latitude Rock - Forster
Diving at Latitude Rock is a must-see! You can expect to find up to 30 Sharks among the kelp in its repeating gutters. Furthermore, you may even spot turtles, wobbegongs, heaps of fish and eels, as well as hundreds of Port Jackson sharks in the hole beneath. Keep your eyes peeled during this incredible dive experience - it won't disappoint!
Little Deal Rock Diving
The pristine waters at Little Rock are teeming with Grey Nurse, Port Jackson and Wobbegong Sharks, Rays, and other Pelagic species. In addition to these aquatic creatures, critters often hide within the rocky surface of the area and in its caves. The maximum depth to this sandy paradise is 20 metres, while its average depth is 16 metres - making it an ideal location for scuba explorers!
Big Rock - Western Gutter
Nestled on the north-western face of Big Seal Rock, Western Gutter is an oasis for Sharks. Its sandy depths reach a maximum of fifteen meters and average twelve - providing ample protection to its inhabitants.
FAQ - Grey Nurse Sharks
What is a grey nurse shark?
A grey nurse shark is a type of shark that is found in the waters off the coast of New South Wales, Australia. The scientific name for this species is Carcharias taurus.
What does a grey nurse shark look like?
The grey nurse shark has a long, slender body, pointed nose, and large eyes. The colour of this species ranges from light grey to brown, with some individuals having darker spots on their bodies. The average length of a grey nurse shark is 3-4 metres.
Where can I find grey nurse sharks in NSW?
Grey nurse sharks can be found in the waters off the coast of New South Wales, Australia. This species is typically found near reefs and rocky outcrops. Forster and Seal Rocks is a prime location for diving with grey nurse sharks.
What do grey nurse sharks eat?
The diet of a grey nurse shark consists primarily of fish, squid, and crustaceans. These animals are typically hunted at night when they are most active.
Are grey nurse sharks dangerous to humans?
No, grey nurse sharks are not considered to be dangerous to humans. This species is generally shy and non-aggressive, and there have been no recorded attacks on humans by grey nurse sharks in NSW.
How can I help protect grey nurse sharks in NSW?
There are several ways that you can help protect grey nurse sharks in NSW:
- Do not fish or hunt these animals illegally. Grey nurse sharks are listed as a protected species in NSW, and fishing or hunting them without a permit is illegal.
- Do not pollute the environment. Pollution can harm grey nurse sharks and other marine life. Always dispose of rubbish properly and avoid using products that contain harmful chemicals such as oil or petrol.
- Do not touch or handle these animals if you see them in the wild. Grey nurse sharks are wild animals and should not be handled by humans unless it is necessary (for example, if they are stranded on a beach). If you must handle a grey nurse shark, always use gloves and other appropriate safety gear to protect yourself from being bitten.
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