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Sydney Dive Conditions
To help you get the most from your diving.
Sydney weather/ dive conditions forecast
The diving conditions in Sydney vary considerably throughout the year.
Water temperatures usually range from 15C to 25C and visibility ranges from 1m to 20m, with normal visibility from 5m to 10m. Diving in Sydney is good all year round.
Dive Conditions for 2 July
Along with the heavy rain and strong wind diving conditions have deteriorated over night. , the 1.4m SSE swell has written off all but the most protected dive sites. High tide is at 11:08 am: making Ship Rock a desirable choice for today.
The 8:00am drive around showed:
|Lilli Pilli||Good, but the water temperature is cold|
|Ship Rock||Pick of the day, High tide 11:08am|
|Bass & Flinders||Flat, very divable|
|Oak Park||Far too rough|
|VooDoo||Far too rough|
|Cape Solander||Far too rough|
|The Leap||Far too rough|
|The Steps||Good for experienced divers|
|Bare Island||Too rough|
Note: It is important to remember that this page should only be taken as a guide.
When choosing your dive site to get the best conditions we make the following recommendations:
|Lilli Pilli||Well-protected against all swell, exposed to strong Westerly winds. Best on an incoming tide|
|Ship Rock||Not exposed to any swell, best on a high slack tide. Best time 15 minutes prior to high tide|
|Bass & Flinders||Good except for a NE swell greater than 1.4m. Best on an incoming tide|
|Oak Park||Exposed to SE to N Swell great than 0.7m, Best diving on low tide|
|VooDoo||Best SW to NW swells. All other conditions swell must be less than 0.5m. Best on High Tide.|
|Cape Solander||Best SW to NW swells. All other conditions swell must be less than 0.7m. Tide has no effect|
|The Leap||Exposed to swell E to S greater than 1m, Best on an incoming tide, close to high tide|
|The Steps||Protected with exposure to E to ESE swell greater than 1m.|
|Sutherland Point||Well protected with only exposure is an ESE swell greater than 1.8m. Best tide incoming.|
|Bare Island||Exposed to S swell greater than 1.2m. Best Diving N swell and incoming tide|
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