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.
  Dive Start Date  
Oak Park- Shore Dive Friday 21 Feb 2020

  • Start Date: Fri 21 Feb 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. If conditions make the planned site unsuitable, then another site will be selected for the dive..Transport is not included for this dive, if you require a lift please be here no later than 45 minutes before start time. If no lift can be provided the best option is an Uber to and from the site.

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Oak Park- Shore Dive Sunday 23 Feb 2020

  • Start Date: Sun 23 Feb 2020 at 09:00

This is a double dive and leaves the shop at 9am 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. If conditions make the planned site unsuitable, then another site will be selected for the dive..Transport is not included for this dive, if you require a lift please be here no later than 45 minutes before start time. If no lift can be provided the best option is an Uber to and from the site. After your dives, join Andi for beers and pizzas and check out some amazing diving footage from Palau!

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Bare Island - Shore Dive Friday 28 Feb 2020

  • Start Date: Fri 28 Feb 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. If conditions make the planned site unsuitable, then another site will be selected for the dive.. Transport is not included for this dive, if you require a lift please be here no later than 45 minutes before start time. If no lift can be provided the best option is an Uber to and from the site.

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Oak Park- Shore Dive Friday 06 Mar 2020

  • Start Date: Fri 06 Mar 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. If conditions make the planned site unsuitable, then another site will be selected for the dive.. Transport is not included for this dive, if you require a lift please be here no later than 45 minutes before start time. If no lift can be provided the best option is an Uber to and from the site.

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Oak Park- Shore Dive Saturday 07 Mar 2020

  • Start Date: Sat 07 Mar 2020 at 09:00

This is a double dive and leaves the shop at 9am 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. If conditions make the planned site unsuitable, then another site will be selected for the dive.. Transport is not included for this dive, if you require a lift please be here no later than 45 minutes before start time. If no lift can be provided the best option is an Uber to and from the site.

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Bare Island - Shore Dive Saturday 14 Mar 2020

  • Start Date: Sat 14 Mar 2020 at 09:00

This is a double dive and leaves the shop at 9am, 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. If conditions make the planned site unsuitable, then another site will be selected for the dive.. Transport is not included for this dive, if you require a lift please be here no later than 45 minutes before start time. If no lift can be provided the best option is an Uber to and from the site.

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Oak Park- Shore Dive Sunday 22 Mar 2020

  • Start Date: Sun 22 Mar 2020 at 09:00

This is a double dive and leaves the shop at 9am 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. If conditions make the planned site unsuitable, then another site will be selected for the dive.. Transport is not included for this dive, if you require a lift please be here no later than 45 minutes before start time. If no lift can be provided the best option is an Uber to and from the site.

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Bare Island - Shore Dive Friday 27 Mar 2020

  • Start Date: Fri 27 Mar 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. If conditions make the planned site unsuitable, then another site will be selected for the dive.. Transport is not included for this dive, if you require a lift please be here no later than 45 minutes before start time. If no lift can be provided the best option is an Uber to and from the site.

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Bare Island - Shore Dive Sunday 29 Mar 2020

  • Start Date: Sun 29 Mar 2020 at 09:00

This is a double dive and leaves the shop at 9am, 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. If conditions make the planned site unsuitable, then another site will be selected for the dive.. Transport is not included for this dive, if you require a lift please be here no later than 45 minutes before start time. If no lift can be provided the best option is an Uber to and from the site.

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