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 Pig Island

Australia, NSW, Wollongong

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Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

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Latitude: 34° 27.94' S
Longitude: 150° 56.694' E

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English (Translate this text in English): Also known as "Bass Island", Pig Island is one of the Five Islands in the Illawarra (Wollongong) region, south of Sydney. It is accessible only by boat departing from nearby Wollongong Harbor.

English (Translate this text in English): Also known as "Bass Island", Pig Island is one of the Five Islands in the Illawarra (Wollongong) region, south of Sydney. It is accessible only by boat departing from nearby Wollongong Harbor.

Also known as "Bass Island", Pig Island is one of the Five Islands in the Illawarra (Wollongong) region, south of Sydney. It is accessible only by boat departing from nearby Wollongong Harbor.

English (Translate this text in English): Also known as "Bass Island", Pig Island is one of the Five Islands in the Illawarra (Wollongong) region, south of Sydney. It is accessible only by boat departing from nearby Wollongong Harbor.

English (Translate this text in English): Also known as "Bass Island", Pig Island is one of the Five Islands in the Illawarra (Wollongong) region, south of Sydney. It is accessible only by boat departing from nearby Wollongong Harbor.

English (Translate this text in English): Also known as "Bass Island", Pig Island is one of the Five Islands in the Illawarra (Wollongong) region, south of Sydney. It is accessible only by boat departing from nearby Wollongong Harbor.

English (Translate this text in English): Also known as "Bass Island", Pig Island is one of the Five Islands in the Illawarra (Wollongong) region, south of Sydney. It is accessible only by boat departing from nearby Wollongong Harbor.

English (Translate this text in English): Also known as "Bass Island", Pig Island is one of the Five Islands in the Illawarra (Wollongong) region, south of Sydney. It is accessible only by boat departing from nearby Wollongong Harbor.

English (Translate this text in English): Also known as "Bass Island", Pig Island is one of the Five Islands in the Illawarra (Wollongong) region, south of Sydney. It is accessible only by boat departing from nearby Wollongong Harbor.

How? By boat

Distance Good boat time (< 30min)

Easy to find? Easy to find

 Dive site Characteristics

Alternative name Bass Island

Average depth 15 m / 49.2 ft

Max depth 20 m / 65.6 ft

Current Low ( < 1 knot)

Visibility Medium ( 5 - 10 m)

Quality

Dive site quality Standard

Experience CMAS * / OW

Bio interest Interesting

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- Shoal

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English (Translate this text in English): Diving is possible all around Pig Island, but the southern side seems to offer the best all round diving. Depths here work down to about 18-25m, with a great sponge garden and a lot of rocky gullies and walls. This area is part of a reef running towards nearby Toothbrush Island. There is a good variety of fish life including snapper, tailor, bonito, bream, groper. In addition, you can often spot spotted rays and some large wobbegongs. The colors in the sponge garden are superb. This is a great first dive for a day, with nearby Toothbrush Island, with its shallower depths, interesting terrain and abundant fish life offering a fantastic second dive. (source: http://www.uniteddivers.com.au/dive_locations.htm)

English (Translate this text in English): Diving is possible all around Pig Island, but the southern side seems to offer the best all round diving. Depths here work down to about 18-25m, with a great sponge garden and a lot of rocky gullies and walls. This area is part of a reef running towards nearby Toothbrush Island. There is a good variety of fish life including snapper, tailor, bonito, bream, groper. In addition, you can often spot spotted rays and some large wobbegongs. The colors in the sponge garden are superb. This is a great first dive for a day, with nearby Toothbrush Island, with its shallower depths, interesting terrain and abundant fish life offering a fantastic second dive. (source: http://www.uniteddivers.com.au/dive_locations.htm)

Diving is possible all around Pig Island, but the southern side seems to offer the best all round diving. Depths here work down to about 18-25m, with a great sponge garden and a lot of rocky gullies and walls. This area is part of a reef running towards nearby Toothbrush Island. There is a good variety of fish life including snapper, tailor, bonito, bream, groper. In addition, you can often spot spotted rays and some large wobbegongs. The colors in the sponge garden are superb. This is a great first dive for a day, with nearby Toothbrush Island, with its shallower depths, interesting terrain and abundant fish life offering a fantastic second dive. (source: http://www.uniteddivers.com.au/dive_locations.htm)

English (Translate this text in English): Diving is possible all around Pig Island, but the southern side seems to offer the best all round diving. Depths here work down to about 18-25m, with a great sponge garden and a lot of rocky gullies and walls. This area is part of a reef running towards nearby Toothbrush Island. There is a good variety of fish life including snapper, tailor, bonito, bream, groper. In addition, you can often spot spotted rays and some large wobbegongs. The colors in the sponge garden are superb. This is a great first dive for a day, with nearby Toothbrush Island, with its shallower depths, interesting terrain and abundant fish life offering a fantastic second dive. (source: http://www.uniteddivers.com.au/dive_locations.htm)

English (Translate this text in English): Diving is possible all around Pig Island, but the southern side seems to offer the best all round diving. Depths here work down to about 18-25m, with a great sponge garden and a lot of rocky gullies and walls. This area is part of a reef running towards nearby Toothbrush Island. There is a good variety of fish life including snapper, tailor, bonito, bream, groper. In addition, you can often spot spotted rays and some large wobbegongs. The colors in the sponge garden are superb. This is a great first dive for a day, with nearby Toothbrush Island, with its shallower depths, interesting terrain and abundant fish life offering a fantastic second dive. (source: http://www.uniteddivers.com.au/dive_locations.htm)

English (Translate this text in English): Diving is possible all around Pig Island, but the southern side seems to offer the best all round diving. Depths here work down to about 18-25m, with a great sponge garden and a lot of rocky gullies and walls. This area is part of a reef running towards nearby Toothbrush Island. There is a good variety of fish life including snapper, tailor, bonito, bream, groper. In addition, you can often spot spotted rays and some large wobbegongs. The colors in the sponge garden are superb. This is a great first dive for a day, with nearby Toothbrush Island, with its shallower depths, interesting terrain and abundant fish life offering a fantastic second dive. (source: http://www.uniteddivers.com.au/dive_locations.htm)

English (Translate this text in English): Diving is possible all around Pig Island, but the southern side seems to offer the best all round diving. Depths here work down to about 18-25m, with a great sponge garden and a lot of rocky gullies and walls. This area is part of a reef running towards nearby Toothbrush Island. There is a good variety of fish life including snapper, tailor, bonito, bream, groper. In addition, you can often spot spotted rays and some large wobbegongs. The colors in the sponge garden are superb. This is a great first dive for a day, with nearby Toothbrush Island, with its shallower depths, interesting terrain and abundant fish life offering a fantastic second dive. (source: http://www.uniteddivers.com.au/dive_locations.htm)

English (Translate this text in English): Diving is possible all around Pig Island, but the southern side seems to offer the best all round diving. Depths here work down to about 18-25m, with a great sponge garden and a lot of rocky gullies and walls. This area is part of a reef running towards nearby Toothbrush Island. There is a good variety of fish life including snapper, tailor, bonito, bream, groper. In addition, you can often spot spotted rays and some large wobbegongs. The colors in the sponge garden are superb. This is a great first dive for a day, with nearby Toothbrush Island, with its shallower depths, interesting terrain and abundant fish life offering a fantastic second dive. (source: http://www.uniteddivers.com.au/dive_locations.htm)

English (Translate this text in English): Diving is possible all around Pig Island, but the southern side seems to offer the best all round diving. Depths here work down to about 18-25m, with a great sponge garden and a lot of rocky gullies and walls. This area is part of a reef running towards nearby Toothbrush Island. There is a good variety of fish life including snapper, tailor, bonito, bream, groper. In addition, you can often spot spotted rays and some large wobbegongs. The colors in the sponge garden are superb. This is a great first dive for a day, with nearby Toothbrush Island, with its shallower depths, interesting terrain and abundant fish life offering a fantastic second dive. (source: http://www.uniteddivers.com.au/dive_locations.htm)

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By Anonymous , 08-07-2010

Wollongong Australia - The Five Islands Nature Reserve is composed of, as you would imagine, of five islands a couple of kilometres from the city centre of Wollongong. The diving off all of the islands is basically good, with number of spots being exceptional. One of the islands is Bass Island, more commonly known as Pig Island.

By Anonymous , 11-12-2009

Location fixed - ... but remember you can edit the dive site and fix it instead of just saying it is not the good location ;-)

By Anonymous , 10-12-2009

- this is not pig island

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