Voodoo

Voodoo
Voodoo
On the secluded south side of the Kurnell National Park, Voodoo is a little-known, yet awe inspiring Sydney dive site. Named by surfers after the almost supernatural sets unleashed upon it, Voodoo should only be attempted when the wax heads are elsewhere. Like Cape Solander, this site should only be done by experienced divers and only when conditions are exceptionally placid. Like Solander, it can provide peerless visibility, at times exceeding 25 metres. Bear in mind this site can exceed depth limits for Open Water divers. Voodoo’s highlight is an overhang which upon waves break, allowing you to actually see the waves safely from beneath.

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The best way to dive Voodoo is to head south west after passing the entry/exit boulders. You’ll see a defined ‘canyon’ in the rock below you which continues for about 200 metres. There is a large cavern-like overhang here. Its surface is in about 5 metres of water and protects a large slab of rock beneath (in approximately 9 metres). From here you can look directly up and see waves breaking overhead.

From here continue south through a fairly defined canyon, walled on either side by large boulders. It descends to around the 20 metre mark and then the reef drops off quite sharply to 25+metres. Turnaround is generally best along the same route, or alternatively, you can cut back on a north-eastern route, giving you a shorter swim.

 

Voo Doo

 

 

The best way to dive Voodoo is to head south west after passing the entry/exit boulders. You’ll see a defined ‘canyon’ in the rock below you which continues for about 200 metres. There is a large cavern-like overhang here. Its surface is in about 5 metres of water and protects a large slab of rock beneath (in approximately 9 metres). From here you can look directly up and see waves breaking overhead.

From here continue south through a fairly defined canyon, walled on either side by large boulders. It descends to around the 20 metre mark and then the reef drops off quite sharply to 25+metres. Turnaround is generally best along the same route, or alternatively, you can cut back on a north-eastern route, giving you a shorter swim.

 

Voo Doo

 

 

The best way to dive Voodoo is to head south west after passing the entry/exit boulders. You’ll see a defined ‘canyon’ in the rock below you which continues for about 200 metres. There is a large cavern-like overhang here. Its surface is in about 5 metres of water and protects a large slab of rock beneath (in approximately 9 metres). From here you can look directly up and see waves breaking overhead.

From here continue south through a fairly defined canyon, walled on either side by large boulders. It descends to around the 20 metre mark and then the reef drops off quite sharply to 25+metres. Turnaround is generally best along the same route, or alternatively, you can cut back on a north-eastern route, giving you a shorter swim.

 

Voo Doo

 

 

The best way to dive Voodoo is to head south west after passing the entry/exit boulders. You’ll see a defined ‘canyon’ in the rock below you which continues for about 200 metres. There is a large cavern-like overhang here. Its surface is in about 5 metres of water and protects a large slab of rock beneath (in approximately 9 metres). From here you can look directly up and see waves breaking overhead.

From here continue south through a fairly defined canyon, walled on either side by large boulders. It descends to around the 20 metre mark and then the reef drops off quite sharply to 25+metres. Turnaround is generally best along the same route, or alternatively, you can cut back on a north-eastern route, giving you a shorter swim.

 

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"When you can - you must"

Kimberly Smith on 25/3/2015 9:10:50 PM

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Comments: This site is tough to get into unless the conditions are right, but well worth it when you do - it rocks!

"voo doo"

Peter on 8/3/2014 11:03:46 PM

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Comments: Seas were flat and viz was excellent. Well worth doing if the sea is calm.

"VooDoo 23/03/13"

James on 23/3/2013 3:46:15 PM

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Comments: Wow, simply wow. Excellent dive, great vis and lots to see. Probably the best shore dive in Sydney. Just make sure you pay attention to waves and dive it when calm.

"Voodoo in Winter"

James Alcorn on 2/7/2010 5:35:21 PM

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Comments: Really great dive site. Dived it in July and it was great. This site shows what a relatively untouched Sydney dive site looks like. Lots of fish in schools. Look for the arch/swim through - that's a highlight. Its a bit tricky to find the site at the end of the obscure road but well worth it. Also take the advice on diving it on a calm day! Thanks to the guys at Abyss for the great dive !

"Voodoo 12/09/2009"

Colin on 13/9/2009 11:54:36 PM

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Comments: Excellent site. Too many Port Jackson Sharks to count, they are so placid and friendly. Jim our Dive Master had hold of one by the tail and was stroking it like a big pussycat. We saw Blow fish, cuttlefish and Blue Gropers. Great dive. Thanks Abyss.

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