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.