Gloomy Octopus

This is the largest octopus commonly seen in Sydney and grows to about 80 m. Unlike cuttlefishes and squids, octopuses have no shell at all. Their fleshy mantle can be used for jet propulsion by sucking in water and squirting it out through their syphon. Most of the time though, they use their eight suckered arms to creep about over rock surfaces in search of food.

 
The undersides of the arms are rust-red in colour, tapering to a tip, which may be the first thing you spot emerging from under a rock ledge. The octopus is territorial and sits in its lair during the day surrounded by rocks and rubble that it has collected to defend its home. At night it hunts using its sharp beak to feed on crabs and molluscs, such as snails and bivalves.
 
It can change the colour of its skin (normally mottled brown) and shape to imitate seaweed. Octopuses are protected and cannot be taken from ocean rock platforms or Sydney Harbour.
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Bare Island - Shore Dive Saturday 23 Nov 2019

  • Start Date: Sat 23 Nov 2019 at 10:00

Join us for a double dive in Cronulla at the well name Windy Point. With plenty of marine life, like Port Jackson sharks, cuttle fish and schools of yellowtail, this is a good site to tick off the dive list.

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Bare Island - Shore Dive Friday 06 Dec 2019

  • Start Date: Fri 06 Dec 2019 at 10:00

This is a double dive and leaves the shop at 10am, so make sure you are here early enough to collect your gear. Bare Island is arguably Sydney's most popular dive site and is suitable for all levels of divers. With a range of dive sites, it is set to impress no matter what the conditions. Don't forget to join us on Sundays for Free Pizza and beer at 3:00 pm 5:00 pm and a social get together.

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Oak Park- Shore Dive Saturday 07 Dec 2019

  • Start Date: Sat 07 Dec 2019 at 10:00

This is a double dive and leaves the shop at 10am with the location of the site at Jibbon Street Cronulla. Oak Park is a relatively shallow dive (max 11m) but the site is massive with a large range of marine life, from cuttlefish and eagle rays through to schools of Old Wives and sometimes even a turtle.

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Oak Park- Shore Dive Friday 13 Dec 2019

  • Start Date: Fri 13 Dec 2019 at 10:00

This is a double dive and leaves the shop at 10am with the location of the site at Jibbon Street Cronulla. Oak Park is a relatively shallow dive (max 11m) but the site is massive with a large range of marine life, from cuttlefish through to schools of Old Wives.

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Bare Island - Shore Dive Saturday 14 Dec 2019

  • Start Date: Sat 14 Dec 2019 at 10:00

This is a double dive and leaves the shop at 10am, so make sure you are here early enough to collect your gear. Bare Island is arguably Sydney's most popular dive site and is suitable for all levels of divers. With a range of dive sites, it is set to impress no matter what the conditions. Don't forget to join us on Sundays for Free Pizza and beer at 3:00 pm 5:00 pm and a social get together.

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Bare Island - Shore Dive Saturday 21 Dec 2019

  • Start Date: Sat 21 Dec 2019 at 10:00

This is a double dive and leaves the shop at 10am, so make sure you are here early enough to collect your gear. Bare Island is arguably Sydney's most popular dive site and is suitable for all levels of divers. With a range of dive sites, it is set to impress no matter what the conditions. Don't forget to join us on Sundays for Free Pizza and beer at 3:00 pm 5:00 pm and a social get together.

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Oak Park- Shore Dive Friday 27 Dec 2019

  • Start Date: Fri 27 Dec 2019 at 10:00

This is a double dive and leaves the shop at 10am with the location of the site at Jibbon Street Cronulla. Oak Park is a relatively shallow dive (max 11m) but the site is massive with a large range of marine life, from cuttlefish through to schools of Old Wives.

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Bare Island - Shore Dive Saturday 04 Jan 2020

  • Start Date: Sat 04 Jan 2020 at 10:00

This is a double dive and leaves the shop at 10am, so make sure you are here early enough to collect your gear. Bare Island is arguably Sydney's most popular dive site and is suitable for all levels of divers. With a range of dive sites, it is set to impress no matter what the conditions. Don't forget to join us most Sundays for Free Pizza and beer at 3:00 pm -5:00 pm and a social get together.

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Oak Park- Shore Dive Sunday 05 Jan 2020

  • Start Date: Sun 05 Jan 2020 at 10:00

This is a double dive and leaves the shop at 10am with the location of the site at Jibbon Street Cronulla. Oak Park is a relatively shallow dive (max 11m) but the site is massive with a large range of marine life, from cuttlefish through to schools of Old Wives. Whether you are just starting out or an experienced diver, it is a great site for everyone.

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Oak Park- Shore Dive Friday 10 Jan 2020

  • Start Date: Fri 10 Jan 2020 at 10:00

This is a double dive and leaves the shop at 10am with the location of the site at Jibbon Street Cronulla. Oak Park is a relatively shallow dive (max 11m) but the site is massive with a large range of marine life, from cuttlefish through to schools of Old Wives. Whether you are just starting out or an experienced diver, it is a great site for everyone.

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