Under Water

PORT STEPHENS ATTRACTIONS | UNDER THE WATER 

Many divers come to Port Stephens attracted by some of the best shore dives in Australia. The water is warm, the marine life is in abundance with fish species, sharks, sting rays and other sea life. Discover an underwater world with sea caves, sponge gardens and shipwrecks. Explore the marine sanctuaries off Nelson Bay to see rare species only found in Port Stephens such as the; passion flower Feather Star, Pineapple Fish, Saw Toothed Morey Eel and the white seahorse.

Experienced scuba divers are offered a full range of specialty and advanced courses including deep diving and nitrox. There are dive charters available in Nelson Bay for experienced divers or lessons for keen enthusiasts. For those who want to learn to scuba dive be sure to sign up for the ‘Discover Scuba Course’ where all you will need to participate in this program is to be able to swim and complete a medical statement.

LET'S GO ADVENTURES 

Let’s go Adventures Nelson Bay offers snorkelling courses every day during the school holidays. An experienced instructor will teach you techniques such as how to clear your mask and snorkel of water, how to use your fins property and how to duck dive.  The courses held at Fly Point are held at high tide to take advantage of the best conditions, this means that the diving time will vary daily.

DOLPHIN SWIM AUSTRALIA 

Another aquatic activity unique to Port Stephens is Dolphin Swim Australia, who have the only permit to swim with dolphins in NSW. This unique activity to actually swim with wild dolphins in their natural environment and be a part of the pod as you travel through the water. The swims take place off shore in the pristine waters of Port Stephens Marine Park with a variety of short beaked common dolphins and oceanic bottle nose dolphins.

 

AUSTRALIAN SHARK AND RAY CENTRE

If the wide open ocean is a bit daunting come out to the Australian Shark and Ray Centre at Bobs Farm where you can hand feed sharks and rays – in or out of the water. A fantastic family experience kids of all ages will love this exciting aquatic adventure. Waders or wetsuits are available for visitors wanting to jump right in to feed to 300kg sting ray or one of the 3m sharks.

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