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 30 Aug 2019

  • Start Date: Fri 30 Aug 2019 at 10:00

This is a double dive and leaves the shop at the latest 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.

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Oak Park- Shore Dive Saturday 31 Aug 2019

  • Start Date: Sat 31 Aug 2019 at 10:00

This is a double dive and leaves the shop at the latest 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.

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Oak Park- Shore Dive Sunday 01 Sep 2019

  • Start Date: Sun 01 Sep 2019 at 10:00

Spring is here. This will be our annual spring dive day. we will put on a BBQ and there will be ice creams all round. Bring the family dive for a rock pool ramble, snorkle and BBQ lunch! Lets enjoy a beautiful day out diving, snorkelling and laughing.

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Bare Island - Shore Dive Saturday 07 Sep 2019

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

This is a double shore dive, departing the dive centre at the latest at 10:00am. Bare island is one of our easier dive sites. With depths ranging from 12-18 m you will have plenty of time to explore, say hi to the friendly groper and see the endangered weedy sea dragons. Make sure you keep an eye out for the hard to find red Indian fish and the frog fish. The site is located on Anzac Parade La Perouse with free parking and a toilet block near by.

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Bare Island - Shore Dive Friday 20 Sep 2019

  • Start Date: Fri 20 Sep 2019 at 10:00

This is a double shore dive, departing the dive centre at the latest at 10:00am. Bare island is one of our easier dive sites. With depths ranging from 12-18 m you will have plenty of time to explore, say hi to the friendly groper and see the endangered weedy sea dragons. Make sure you keep an eye out for the hard to find red Indian fish and the frog fish. The site is located on Anzac Parade La Perouse with free parking and a toilet block near by.

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Oak Park- Shore Dive Friday 27 Sep 2019

  • Start Date: Fri 27 Sep 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. We will then have a presentaiton back on the dive center the Gloomy Octopus; "How Brains are Better Than Bones". Karina Teuma is a guest speaker. The usual pizza and beer will be provided

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Oak Park- Shore Dive Saturday 28 Sep 2019

  • Start Date: Sat 28 Sep 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. We will then have a presentaiton back on the dive center the Gloomy Octopus; "How Brains are Better Than Bones". Karina Teuma is a guest speaker. The usual pizza and beer will be provided

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Bare Island - Shore Dive Sunday 06 Oct 2019

  • Start Date: Sun 06 Oct 2019 at 10:00

This is a double shore dive, departing the dive centre at the latest at 10:00am. Bare island is one of our easier dive sites. With depths ranging from 12-18 m you will have plenty of time to explore, say hi to the friendly groper and see the endangered weedy sea dragons. Make sure you keep an eye out for the hard to find red Indian fish and the frog fish. The site is located on Anzac Parade La Perouse with free parking and a toilet block near by.

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Oak Park- Shore Dive Friday 11 Oct 2019

  • Start Date: Fri 11 Oct 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. We will then have a presentaiton back on the dive center the Gloomy Octopus; "How Brains are Better Than Bones". Karina Teuma is a guest speaker. The usual pizza and beer will be provided

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Oak Park- Shore Dive Saturday 12 Oct 2019

  • Start Date: Sat 12 Oct 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. We will then have a presentaiton back on the dive center the Gloomy Octopus; "How Brains are Better Than Bones". Karina Teuma is a guest speaker. The usual pizza and beer will be provided

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