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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
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)
Dive site quality Standard
Experience CMAS * / OW
Bio interest Interesting
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)
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 ;-)
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