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"Exceeded all expectations"

Justine on 14/6/2017 1:36:14 AM

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Comments: Such an amazing weekend back in April. Had a great time with an awesome group of people. The dives were incredible. Visibility was perfect, saw so many massive grey nurse sharks, turtles, ray, wobbegongs, etc. The cave was something I was a little nervous about as I had never done anything like that before but it was such a cool experience and the famous image you get of the light coming in as you get towards the exit is truly stunning. Couldn't recommend this trip enough!! Thanks Andi!

"AMAZING!!"

Samantha on 23/3/2015 10:37:35 PM

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Comments: This dive site is well deserving of the reputation as one of the top 10 in the country! Caves, soooooo many grey nurse sharks, wobbys, rays, fish, fish, fish what more could you want!?!

"Most grey nurse sharks you'll see in one place!"

Belinda on 3/3/2009 12:26:26 PM

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Comments: Everything about this trip is fantastic! Gorgeous accomodation, some of the best diving you'll do and of course amazing Abyss crew cooking for you and organising! Worth the drive north!

"Superb Diving!"

Kristy Dean on 9/11/2008 9:25:08 AM

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Comments: Make sure you add this trip to your list of things to do! The diving was spectacular. Fish Rock Cave is just amazing. We saw schools upon schools of fish, and circling inside were several Grey Nurse Sharks. The crew were efficient and very friendly, and the accommodation was just great. I would defiinitely do it all again.

"Love Fish Rock Cave"

Yukiko on 9/10/2008 4:46:09 PM

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Comments: You have lots of things to see in Fish Rock Cave and never get bored. Many sharks, lobsters, turtles, eels, rays and etc...It was my best diving in NSW.

"Fantastic!!!"

Melinda Eisele on 9/10/2008 4:45:59 PM

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A must do trip! The seas were calm the sky was blue and there were heaps of grey nurse and wobygongs to see and the cave was spectacular.
The boat crew were the best I have ever experienced, they went out of their way to make our dives and surface intervals fun and easy, and they were a bit cheeky too which made for heaps of laughter. They even supplied humpback whales on our last day! I will be back next year or maybe even earlier.

"The best diving along the NSW coast!"

Greg Marshall on 15/8/2007 11:10:44 AM

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I dive in South West Rocks up to 4 times a year and have been doing that for the past 5 years or so, and with one trip being on the long weekend with Abyss that is regularly in my diary now.

 

South West Rocks is particularly famous for one dive site called Fish Rock Cave which runs approximately 120 meters through the side of Fish Rock Island, while sounding daunting it can be easily navigated with the aid of a torch and having large passages throughout makes for very easy diving.  At the same time having dive guides with lots of diving knowledge at Fish Rock Cave, make it most rewarding and relaxing diving one can do on the north coast of NSW.

 

Fish Rock Cave is famous for its aquatic life which includes Grey Nurse Sharks, Turtles, Wobbegong Sharks, Cuttle Fish, Crayfish, Cowries, Nudibranchs, Bull Rays, Lion Fish, Anemones, Clownfish, multiple species of moray eels, and not to mention the numerous species of fish including tropical reef fish which surround the cave and some times in their hundreds or thousands.  The actual experience of diving through darkness for a short period of time and then coming into a large opening which is deep blue in colour and full of fish, is a memory that will make you want to keep on coming back to dive for a long time.

 

My most memorial dive at South West Rocks was on an abyss Trip after exiting from the shallow entrance of the cave on a bright sunny day, in a spot called the ‘Aquarium’ at approximately 12 meters of water when all of a sudden it got dark and directly above us was a group of between 100 & 200 spotted eagle rays swimming in formation. This was truly a spectacular site to view when all these graceful creatures were so close, it wasn’t a one off experience and the next day they returned to escort us on our dive around the cave.  I hope to see them again, one day…

 

Not only is the Cave a great dive but on all sides of Fish Rock Island there is something for everyone to see, lots of Corals, the occasional Turtle and on the southern side of the Island where the gutters are its common to see Grey Nurse Sharks cruising around for a close encounter. Nearby there is also Green Island and a good dive site to explore, you will see lots of fish and maybe a Grey Nurse Shark too.

 

While you aren’t diving there are many activities that can be enjoyed like visiting Smokey Cape Light house, bush walking, swimming & snorkelling, café’s & pubs, lawn bowls & golf if you can fit it in.

 

This is one dive you have to do and is my favourite spot to dive in NSW!!!

 

Greg Marshall

 

"Fish Rock Cave"

Andras Robert Zagon on 21/7/2007 6:56:22 AM

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