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Jervis Bay Underwater

Listed under Diving in New South Wales, Australia.

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This is the cooler bit of Australia so people don’t always think of it as being great for diving, but it’s really well known for its whales and dolphins so there has to be something going on down there… And there is - lots. The main perk of this kind of spot is that you can die inside or outside the heads getting the buffering and benefit of the ocean swell or keeping it calm in the bays safe haven. On the outside on a good day the vis is good and the bouldery bottom has plenty of critters, most of the dive boats go looking for local favourite the sweet looking weedy sea dragon. There are also Blackfish, Rock Cods, Nudibranches and Tuna and maybe a big Ray if you’re deep enough for them. Inside the bay there’s more coral and more kelp so more sea dragons, Wrasse, Eels and possibly even a Grey Nurse Shark. Topside the bay is crescent moon shaped with a nice big opening between the heads.

Written by  Helena Hamilton.

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