Freediving in Sydney

  • Freediving Courses

    Freediving Courses

    Check out our range of freediving courses as we offer a range of  freediving training giving  all […]
  • Freediving Gear

    Freediving Gear

    Freediving equipment is usually designed to be comfortable, streamlined and light to wear, […]
  • Mermaid Training

    Mermaid Training

    Mermaiding is similar to freediving but focuses on creativity, movement and fun. Moreover, you don’t […]
  • Freediving FAQ'a

    Freediving FAQ'a

    Find the answers to your freediving questions[…]

Entering the underwater world quietly, on your own terms

Join Abyss Freediving Sydney to experience the wonders of freediving in Sydney! Our city is renowned for its beautiful coastal areas, vibrant marine life, and crystal-clear waters that attract freedivers worldwide. Whether you're a beginner looking to learn more about the sport, or an experienced diver wanting to test and enhance your skills, Abyss Freediving has something for everyone. With our incredible range of activities, knowledgeable staff, and growing freediving community, we will help you make the most of your freediving journey in Sydney. Explore and experience why Sydney is one of Australia's best places for freediving!

Sydney Freediving Activities

Freediving with seals at Martin Island

Sydney's Freediving Scene: A Calling for Ocean Lovers

Freediving in Sydney is an unparalleled activity that thrills adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts alike. Being surrounded by diverse marine life, dramatic landscapes, and historical shipwrecks, Sydney's oceanic splendours cater to freedivers of varying capabilities.

Popular Freediving Sites in Sydney:

Lilli Pilly:

Lilli Pilly, located along the Port Hacking River, provides a prime destination for freedivers seeking an exceptional experience. With a maximum depth of 24m and minimal water disturbance, it is an ideal location for practising shallow line work. Although the site has lower visibility than the open ocean, it poses no issue for line work. It is worth noting that during winter, Lilli Pilly can get relatively colder compared to ocean sites.

Martin Island:

Martin Island is the spot for you if you've ever dreamt of freediving with seals. Located in the Wollongong region, this stunning island is home to a flourishing colony of fur seals, providing an unmissable opportunity to dive with these friendly and inquisitive creatures.

Magic Point:

Freediving with sharks might not be everyone's cup of tea, but Magic Point gives you an adrenaline-charged chance to dive with grey nurse sharks. This conservation site, located off Maroubra Beach, is a unique opportunity for experienced freedivers to interact with these remarkable predators in a controlled environment.

Bare Island: 

Situated in the Botany Bay National Park, Bare Island boasts impressive rocky reefs, tunnels, and arches teeming with fish. Its shallow waters and diverse topography make it an ideal site for freediving exploration.

Oak Park:

Known for its fascinating rock formations, Oak Park in Cronulla offers adventurers a captivating, freediving playground. Expect to encounter many marine species like blue gropers, stingrays, and moray eels.

Shelly Beach:

Shelly Beach is a protected marine reserve located in Manly, perfect for those seeking a serene freediving experience with easy shore entry. Here, you can dive among colourful corals and sponges, encountering vibrant marine species like cuttlefish, striped sea perch, and red rock cod.

Benefits of Freediving

Freediving is not just a sport or a hobby; it is a deeply spiritual and transformative experience for many. Here are some benefits of engaging in freediving:

  • A better understanding and appreciation of the ocean and its flora and fauna

    Freediving provides a unique and natural experience for individuals to intimately explore the ocean and its marine life, fostering a greater understanding and respect for the environment.

  • Improved lung capacity and respiratory function

    Freediving involves training and practising breath-holding techniques, leading to improved lung capacity and respiratory function, which can benefit overall physical fitness and well-being.

  • Enhanced physical and mental wellbeing

    Engaging in freediving can positively affect physical and mental well-being, including increased cardiovascular fitness, reduced stress and anxiety, and a sense of achievement and well-being.

  • Development of mental strength, focus, and discipline

    Freediving requires high mental strength, focus, and discipline, which can help build self-confidence, resilience, and a deeper understanding of one's capabilities.