Dive with Sharks at Magic Point - Sydney Premier Scuba Destination

The Home of the Grey Nurse Shark

Magic Point Dive - Sydney

If you’re a scuba diving enthusiast, the Magic Point shark dive should definitely be on your bucket list. Located off the coast of Sydney, Australia, it’s known for its stunning topography and abundance of sealife and its resident population of grey nurse sharks. Certified dive operators ensure a safe and enjoyable dive experience by providing the necessary equipment and organizing guided dives. Consider planning a dive trip to Magic Point to explore multiple dive sites in one day and maximize your underwater adventure. It is truly a diver’s paradise. Make sure you add it to your must-see list!

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Magic Point is synonymous with sharks diving! Best known for its Grey Nurse sharks, but also Port Jackson Sharks, Crested Horn Sharks and Wobbegong sharks. It must be noted the sharks at Magic Point are wild creatures which migrate up and down the coast and it cannot be guaranteed that you will see them on any particular dive.

 

Grey Nurse Sharks

The Grey Nurse Shark (Carcharias taurus) - also known as the sand tiger shark or spotted ragged-tooth shark - is one of four species belonging to the family Odontaspididae. The species has a large, rather stout, body and is grey to grey-brown dorsally, with a paler, off-white underbelly. Reddish or brownish spots may occur on the caudal fin and posterior half of the body, particularly in juveniles. The species has a conical snout, long awl-like teeth in both jaws (with single lateral cusplets), a similarly sized first and second dorsal fin and an asymmetrical caudal fin. Grey nurse sharks can grow to 360cm in length. The grey nurse shark is a slow but strong swimmer and is generally more active at night.

A double boat dive at Magic Point, a popular Sydney dive site, allows divers to explore two distinct locations in one day, extending their dive time and getting more out of their dive trip. For avid and fit divers, a shore dive at Magic Point offers an accessible way to witness incredible marine life near Maroubra Beach. Additionally, shore dives at this site are perfect for underwater photography due to the abundance of marine life and coral species. Until recently, the grey nurse shark had an undeserved reputation in Australia as a man-eater, but they are not a threat to divers or swimmers unless provoked. Many shark attacks in Australia have been attributed incorrectly to the grey nurse shark, often due to its fierce appearance. The reef edge at a depth of around 18-21m is where divers can observe the resident weedy sea dragons and other marine life. The grey nurse shark’s reputation led to the indiscriminate killing of the species by spear and line fishers. Current threats to the species are believed to be the incidental catch in other shark fisheries, recreational fishing and, to a much lesser extent, beach meshing.

The Dive Site

The Magic Point Maroubra Boat Dive site itself can start as shallow as 8 metres, depending on where the boat drops its anchor. The nearest gear-up point for shore diving at Magic Point is 500 meters away over semi-rocky terrain, making it primarily accessed by boat and recommended for avid and fit divers. From there, you cruise east and drop down to 15 metres with the aid of a wall. Along here, you will find a larger and a smaller cave where the Grey Nurse Sharks hang about. Be careful not to get too close; they can be timid for such an impressive animal. Continue east, and the seafloor becomes covered with small boulders, large schools of various fish can be found cruising through and around the various rock formations, at a depth of 24 metres, the sand line starts. Weedy sea dragons, rays, and blue gropers are common sights along the sandy edges.

The underwater world at Magic Point is a fascinating and diverse ecosystem, featuring marine life such as shark species, Weedy Sea Dragons, Giant Cuttlefish, Schooling Yellowtail, bull rays, and yellowtail. Its proximity to Sydney and the abundance of marine life and coral species make it a prime diving location.

If conditions make the planned site unsuitable, then another site will be selected for the dive. Dive operators often allow divers to bring their own divers along, but strict rostering and limitations on the number of divers are necessary to preserve the dive site and the marine environment.

If conditions make the planned site unsuitable, then another site will be selected for the dive.

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Sunday 28 Jul 2024 5 AU$ 120.00

  • Start Date: Sun 28 Jul 2024 at 08:00
  • Places Available: 5
  • Our Price: AU$ 120.00

The Magic Point shark dive is a double boat dive. The boat will Depart at the scheduled time from the Sans Souci public Fishing wharf off Riverside drive. This location is easy to get to by public transport or drive yourself. Please be at Abyss Scuba Diving one hour before departure to collect any rental dive gear.

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Saturday 17 Aug 2024 15 AU$ 120.00

  • Start Date: Sat 17 Aug 2024 at 12:00
  • Places Available: 15
  • Our Price: AU$ 120.00

The Magic Point shark dive is a double boat dive. The boat will Depart at the scheduled time from the Sans Souci public Fishing wharf off Riverside drive. This location is easy to get to by public transport or drive yourself. Please be at Abyss Scuba Diving one hour before departure to collect any rental dive gear.

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Sunday 18 Aug 2024 8 AU$ 120.00

  • Start Date: Sun 18 Aug 2024 at 08:00
  • Places Available: 8
  • Our Price: AU$ 120.00

The Magic Point shark dive is a double boat dive. The boat will Depart at the scheduled time from the Sans Souci public Fishing wharf off Riverside drive. This location is easy to get to by public transport or drive yourself. Please be at Abyss Scuba Diving one hour before departure to collect any rental dive gear.

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Sunday 15 Sep 2024 8 AU$ 120.00

  • Start Date: Sun 15 Sep 2024 at 12:00
  • Places Available: 8
  • Our Price: AU$ 120.00

The Magic Point shark dive is a double boat dive. The boat will Depart at the scheduled time from the Sans Souci public Fishing wharf off Riverside drive. This location is easy to get to by public transport or drive yourself. Please be at Abyss Scuba Diving one hour before departure to collect any rental dive gear.

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Note:  As well as the Magic Point, we offer a large range of other guided boat dives.and shark diving options.

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