Abyss Scuba Diving

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The Leap

The Leap

After entering, swim on the surface for about 50 metres and descend into around 10 metres, heading northeast until you reach a distinct drop-off that meets the sand in 22 metres, populated by boulders and overhangs. Head along the wall in a general westerly direction […]


Freediving In Melbourne

Freediving In Melbourne

Headquartered in Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, WaterMaarq is the first full-service freediving education, tours and excursions organisation in southern Australia. The Mornington Peninsula is approximately a one-hour drive south of Melbourne. They’re passionate about the underwater world and particularly the one that rests on their […]


Diving Batemans Bay

Diving Batemans Bay

Batemans Bay is located in the mouth of the Clyde River on the South Coast. This beautiful location and caters for all levels of diving, from stunning shore dives to boat dives to 40 metres. The Bay is located approximately 3.5 hours south of Sydney on the […]


Diving Forster & Seal Rocks

Diving Forster & Seal Rocks

An easy 3 hours drive north of Sydney lies the coastal town of Forster, and just a little south of Forster is Seal Rocks. These areas are two of the iconic dive locations on the NSW coast.   Dive sites at Forster include “The Pinnacle” which on its day […]


Snorkelling Sites Around Sydney

Snorkelling Sites Around Sydney

Sydney offers a diverse range of snorkelling sites that will keep your sense of discovery growing with every snorkelling expedition you go on. Sydney has a honey comb of rivers and estuaries that offer sheltered snorkelling in every condition. With a little knowledge of ocean […]


The Attack Of The Sea Urchin

The Attack Of The Sea Urchin

Sea urchins can be seen on the shore line and at depth. They are spikey little balls and from a diver point of view one of the more dangerous things in the ocean. They will certainly not jump out and however, they do have venomous spines […]


Underwater Naturist Or Naturalist

Underwater Naturist Or Naturalist

A Naturalist is someone who is versed in Natural History (This is not to be confused with a “naturist” who is someone who sunbaths naked). The Underwater Naturalist module of the PADI Advanced Open Water Course teaches you about aquatic natural history and not how to dive in the […]


Padi Open Water Course Options

Padi Open Water Course Options

Unlike some of the open water dive courses around Sydney, all courses run by Abyss Scuba Diving are PADI certification. The price of the course includes your PADI certification and you do not have to pay extra to upgrade to a PADI certification. All the Abyss Scuba Diving […]


When Should A Child Learn To Dive?

When Should A Child Learn To Dive?

Scuba diving is a great family sport but before a parent has their children taught to dive then the child’s readiness to learn to dive needs to be considered. According to PADI kids can be certified as Junior Open Water Divers as early as the age […]


Staying Dry While Getting Wet | Advantages Of A Drysuit

Staying Dry While Getting Wet | Advantages Of A Drysuit

Let’s face it, the water and weather are getting colder, for most Sydney divers this would immediately equate in their mind to the end of “the diving season”. But those of us who enjoy diving in Sydney year-round know what really happens July – September… Yes, the water gets […]