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  
Bare Island - Shore Dive Saturday 27 Jun 2020

  • Start Date: Sat 27 Jun 2020 at 10:00

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.

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Oak Park- Shore Dive Friday 03 Jul 2020

  • Start Date: Fri 03 Jul 2020 at 10:00

This is a double dive a 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 Saturday 04 Jul 2020

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

This is a double dive a 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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Bare Island - Shore Dive Saturday 11 Jul 2020

  • Start Date: Sat 11 Jul 2020 at 10:00

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.

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Oak Park- Shore Dive Friday 17 Jul 2020

  • Start Date: Fri 17 Jul 2020 at 10:00

This is a double dive a 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 Sunday 19 Jul 2020

  • Start Date: Sun 19 Jul 2020 at 10:00

This is a double dive a 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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Bare Island - Shore Dive Sunday 26 Jul 2020

  • Start Date: Sun 26 Jul 2020 at 10:00

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.

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Oak Park- Shore Dive Saturday 01 Aug 2020

  • Start Date: Sat 01 Aug 2020 at 10:00

This is a double dive a 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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Bare Island - Shore Dive Sunday 09 Aug 2020

  • Start Date: Sun 09 Aug 2020 at 10:00

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.

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Oak Park- Shore Dive Sunday 16 Aug 2020

  • Start Date: Sun 16 Aug 2020 at 10:00

This is a double dive a 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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