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 Fish Rock Cave

Australia, NSW, South West Rocks

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximatif

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Latitude: 30° 56.316' S
Longitude: 153° 6.045' E

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English (Translate this text in English): The site starts on the south east of the island and ends on the west side. Boats usually moor on the south side

English (Translate this text in English): The site starts on the south east of the island and ends on the west side. Boats usually moor on the south side

The site starts on the south east of the island and ends on the west side. Boats usually moor on the south side

English (Translate this text in English): The site starts on the south east of the island and ends on the west side. Boats usually moor on the south side

English (Translate this text in English): The site starts on the south east of the island and ends on the west side. Boats usually moor on the south side

English (Translate this text in English): The site starts on the south east of the island and ends on the west side. Boats usually moor on the south side

English (Translate this text in English): The site starts on the south east of the island and ends on the west side. Boats usually moor on the south side

English (Translate this text in English): The site starts on the south east of the island and ends on the west side. Boats usually moor on the south side

English (Translate this text in English): The site starts on the south east of the island and ends on the west side. Boats usually moor on the south side

How? By boat

Distance Good boat time (< 30min)

Easy to find? Easy to find

 Dive site Characteristics

Average depth 18 m / 59.1 ft

max depth 24.7 m / 81 ft

Current Low ( < 1 knot)

Visibility Excellent ( > 30 m)

Quality

Dive site quality Great

Experience CMAS ** / AOW

Bio interest Outstanding

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Week-end crowd 

Dive type

- Cave
- Sharks
- Big fishes
- Ambiance
- Shoal

Dive site activities

- Marine biology
- Speleology
- Photography

Dangers

- Current
- Dangerous species
- Boat trafic

 Additional Information

English (Translate this text in English): This is known to be one of the top 10 dive sites of Australia. This dive starts at 24m deep on the Southeastern side where there is a cave entrance. The cave enter the rock and runs for about 15 metres then rises vertically into a chimney where torches are needed. Often Wobbegongs and Crayfish are lining the walls and floor. The cave then levels out to a large dark chamber where occasionally Grey Nurse sharks can cruise along. Other various schools of fish crise the area creating large swarms. Spanish Dancers can be seen. There are 2 bubble caves within the horizontal section of the cave. The cave then exits to a section known as the aquarium where various tropical and coldwater fish meet. Divers should be aware as there can be a very strong current when exiting the aquarium section.
The cave length is approximately 130m.

English (Translate this text in English): This is known to be one of the top 10 dive sites of Australia. This dive starts at 24m deep on the Southeastern side where there is a cave entrance. The cave enter the rock and runs for about 15 metres then rises vertically into a chimney where torches are needed. Often Wobbegongs and Crayfish are lining the walls and floor. The cave then levels out to a large dark chamber where occasionally Grey Nurse sharks can cruise along. Other various schools of fish crise the area creating large swarms. Spanish Dancers can be seen. There are 2 bubble caves within the horizontal section of the cave. The cave then exits to a section known as the aquarium where various tropical and coldwater fish meet. Divers should be aware as there can be a very strong current when exiting the aquarium section.
The cave length is approximately 130m.

This is known to be one of the top 10 dive sites of Australia. This dive starts at 24m deep on the Southeastern side where there is a cave entrance. The cave enter the rock and runs for about 15 metres then rises vertically into a chimney where torches are needed. Often Wobbegongs and Crayfish are lining the walls and floor. The cave then levels out to a large dark chamber where occasionally Grey Nurse sharks can cruise along. Other various schools of fish crise the area creating large swarms. Spanish Dancers can be seen. There are 2 bubble caves within the horizontal section of the cave. The cave then exits to a section known as the aquarium where various tropical and coldwater fish meet. Divers should be aware as there can be a very strong current when exiting the aquarium section.
The cave length is approximately 130m.

English (Translate this text in English): This is known to be one of the top 10 dive sites of Australia. This dive starts at 24m deep on the Southeastern side where there is a cave entrance. The cave enter the rock and runs for about 15 metres then rises vertically into a chimney where torches are needed. Often Wobbegongs and Crayfish are lining the walls and floor. The cave then levels out to a large dark chamber where occasionally Grey Nurse sharks can cruise along. Other various schools of fish crise the area creating large swarms. Spanish Dancers can be seen. There are 2 bubble caves within the horizontal section of the cave. The cave then exits to a section known as the aquarium where various tropical and coldwater fish meet. Divers should be aware as there can be a very strong current when exiting the aquarium section.
The cave length is approximately 130m.

English (Translate this text in English): This is known to be one of the top 10 dive sites of Australia. This dive starts at 24m deep on the Southeastern side where there is a cave entrance. The cave enter the rock and runs for about 15 metres then rises vertically into a chimney where torches are needed. Often Wobbegongs and Crayfish are lining the walls and floor. The cave then levels out to a large dark chamber where occasionally Grey Nurse sharks can cruise along. Other various schools of fish crise the area creating large swarms. Spanish Dancers can be seen. There are 2 bubble caves within the horizontal section of the cave. The cave then exits to a section known as the aquarium where various tropical and coldwater fish meet. Divers should be aware as there can be a very strong current when exiting the aquarium section.
The cave length is approximately 130m.

English (Translate this text in English): This is known to be one of the top 10 dive sites of Australia. This dive starts at 24m deep on the Southeastern side where there is a cave entrance. The cave enter the rock and runs for about 15 metres then rises vertically into a chimney where torches are needed. Often Wobbegongs and Crayfish are lining the walls and floor. The cave then levels out to a large dark chamber where occasionally Grey Nurse sharks can cruise along. Other various schools of fish crise the area creating large swarms. Spanish Dancers can be seen. There are 2 bubble caves within the horizontal section of the cave. The cave then exits to a section known as the aquarium where various tropical and coldwater fish meet. Divers should be aware as there can be a very strong current when exiting the aquarium section.
The cave length is approximately 130m.

English (Translate this text in English): This is known to be one of the top 10 dive sites of Australia. This dive starts at 24m deep on the Southeastern side where there is a cave entrance. The cave enter the rock and runs for about 15 metres then rises vertically into a chimney where torches are needed. Often Wobbegongs and Crayfish are lining the walls and floor. The cave then levels out to a large dark chamber where occasionally Grey Nurse sharks can cruise along. Other various schools of fish crise the area creating large swarms. Spanish Dancers can be seen. There are 2 bubble caves within the horizontal section of the cave. The cave then exits to a section known as the aquarium where various tropical and coldwater fish meet. Divers should be aware as there can be a very strong current when exiting the aquarium section.
The cave length is approximately 130m.

English (Translate this text in English): This is known to be one of the top 10 dive sites of Australia. This dive starts at 24m deep on the Southeastern side where there is a cave entrance. The cave enter the rock and runs for about 15 metres then rises vertically into a chimney where torches are needed. Often Wobbegongs and Crayfish are lining the walls and floor. The cave then levels out to a large dark chamber where occasionally Grey Nurse sharks can cruise along. Other various schools of fish crise the area creating large swarms. Spanish Dancers can be seen. There are 2 bubble caves within the horizontal section of the cave. The cave then exits to a section known as the aquarium where various tropical and coldwater fish meet. Divers should be aware as there can be a very strong current when exiting the aquarium section.
The cave length is approximately 130m.

English (Translate this text in English): This is known to be one of the top 10 dive sites of Australia. This dive starts at 24m deep on the Southeastern side where there is a cave entrance. The cave enter the rock and runs for about 15 metres then rises vertically into a chimney where torches are needed. Often Wobbegongs and Crayfish are lining the walls and floor. The cave then levels out to a large dark chamber where occasionally Grey Nurse sharks can cruise along. Other various schools of fish crise the area creating large swarms. Spanish Dancers can be seen. There are 2 bubble caves within the horizontal section of the cave. The cave then exits to a section known as the aquarium where various tropical and coldwater fish meet. Divers should be aware as there can be a very strong current when exiting the aquarium section.
The cave length is approximately 130m.

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Fish Rock Cave
De Termitedidge
26 janv. 2009
Fish Rock cave - Started at deep entrance and swam throughto shallow entrance. Heaps of Wobbegong sharks inside the cave. Also saw Lionfish, featherstar, schools of bullseye fish, eels, plus much more.One of my best dives ever.  
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