Nelson Bay is on the Central Coast of New South Wales in Australia about an hours drive north of Newcastle. The underwater world is amazing, with sponge gardens, soft corals, sea turtles and a colourful array of fish. Nelson Bay has some of Australia’s best shore dive sites and there are some excellent dive spots along the exposed coastline and around the islands just offshore.
The signature dives are on Broughton Island, in particular, ‘Looking Glass’ which is a dive through a crack and arch in the rock, which you’ll share with grey nurse sharks. This should be at the top of your agenda if you have not dived Nelson Bay before.
The wreck of the Oakland lies in 27meters and therefore is for Advanced Certified Divers only. The wreck of the Oakland has prolific fish life. Along the hull, you can find squid eggs, eels colourful sponges, resident Blind, Wobbegong and Port Jackson Sharks as well as schools of Pomfrets. Fortesque cover the surrounding sand with the odd Shovel Nosed and Fiddler Rayso Shark. Most times there are big schools of yellowtail scat above with visiting King Fish, Bonito, Taylor and Australian Salmon.
There are a number of local shore dives, including ‘Halifax Park’ which can be done as drift or reef dive. Thousands of fish in a very colourful sponge garden.
Two-night twin share accommodation at the Nelson Bay Breeze Holiday Apartments
Double boat dive Sat morning followed by a shore dive
Double boat dive Sun morning
Includes air fills
Breakfasts Sat & Sun morning
BBQ dinner Sat night
Minimum certification To join this trip the minimum level is PADI Advanced Open Water.
The price does not include transport or equipment hire (scuba equipment, BCD, regulator, weights, wetsuit and tank), which can be hired for a discounted rate for the two days.
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