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Sydney Guided Shore Dive provided by Sydney Dive Safari

Sydney Guided Shore Dive
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About
The majority of diving in Sydney is off the shore and is second to none. Join us for incredible guided shore dives! Join our friendly and experienced dive guides and divemasters for our guided shore dives. Most of our shore diving sites reach a maximum depth of 18 metres, making them suitable for all divers including Open Water Divers. HIGHLIGHTS • We are the closest dive shop to Bare Island, arguably Sydney's most popular dive site, just five minutes from our front door. • Single or double dives available! • All scuba diving equipment is available for hire. • Free transport is provided to the dive site. • Knowledgable and experienced dive guides and divemasters. • Rinsing facilities available after the dive at our shop.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • Our Guided Shore Dives typically meet at our store at 10am. This gives us plenty of time to organise equipment before heading out. With our dive shop being located so close to the water, we have many options for our shore dives, our main dive spot being Bare Island.  • Bare Island: The eastern side of the island usually has the best visibility, however it is more open to weather and swell than the western side. There is great variety of sea life at Bare and you'll be surprised at what you see regardless of which side of the island you dive! Weedy sea dragons, nudibranchs, blue groper, giant cuttlefish as well as plenty of colourful sponges and soft corals. Sometimes you might also see blue devil fish, turtles (in the warmer months) and possibly even a stray grey nurse shark (very rare). The depth at Bare ranges from 3 to 15 metres. • Gordons Bay: A protected aquatic reserve and very popular dive site situated between Coogee Beach and Clovelly Pool. The dive site is protected by an offshore reef and a series of chains throughout the bay form a divers nature trail. The total distance of the trail is 620 metres with an approximate swimming time of 30 to 45 minutes. The deepest point is 14 metres and the bottom is covered in kelp fields, which are punctuated by boulders and sandy patches. A few eastern blue groupers can usually be found hanging around the rocks on the northern side of the bay, and other species you are likely to encounter include old wives, red morwong, spotted goatfish, different types of wrasse including painted rainbow wrasse, striped sea pike, leatherjacket, eastern fox fish, bullseye, mado, garfish, silver sweep and sergeant baker. • Kurnell: One of Sydney’s top spots, Kurnell is best dived on an incoming tide as the fresh water brings in better visibility. There are a few spots to dive from and being tidal, Kurnell allows the possibility for some of the best drift dives around.  • Camp Cove: A small beach less than a kilometre from the southern entrance to Sydney Harbour, the main advantage at Camp Cove is the accessibility to the huge variety of marine life found in Sydney waters. Interesting species include eastern blue grouper, leatherjackets, octopus, cuttlefish, seahorses and weedy sea dragons. Goatfish, mado, sergeant bakers, red morwong, maori wrasse, yellow tail, schools of damselfish and luderick are also common and for the macro lovers, a keen eye and a slow dive will also spot tube worms, hermit crabs, sea urchins, sponges, and beautiful sea anemone.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
  • Our Guided Shore Dives typically meet at our store at 10am. This gives us plenty of time to organise equipment before heading out. With our dive shop being located so close to the water, we have many options for our shore dives, our main dive spot being Bare Island.  • Bare Island: The eastern side of the island usually has the best visibility, however it is more open to weather and swell than the western side. There is great variety of sea life at Bare and you'll be surprised at what you see regardless of which side of the island you dive! Weedy sea dragons, nudibranchs, blue groper, giant cuttlefish as well as plenty of colourful sponges and soft corals. Sometimes you might also see blue devil fish, turtles (in the warmer months) and possibly even a stray grey nurse shark (very rare). The depth at Bare ranges from 3 to 15 metres. • Gordons Bay: A protected aquatic reserve and very popular dive site situated between Coogee Beach and Clovelly Pool. The dive site is protected by an offshore reef and a series of chains throughout the bay form a divers nature trail. The total distance of the trail is 620 metres with an approximate swimming time of 30 to 45 minutes. The deepest point is 14 metres and the bottom is covered in kelp fields, which are punctuated by boulders and sandy patches. A few eastern blue groupers can usually be found hanging around the rocks on the northern side of the bay, and other species you are likely to encounter include old wives, red morwong, spotted goatfish, different types of wrasse including painted rainbow wrasse, striped sea pike, leatherjacket, eastern fox fish, bullseye, mado, garfish, silver sweep and sergeant baker. • Kurnell: One of Sydney’s top spots, Kurnell is best dived on an incoming tide as the fresh water brings in better visibility. There are a few spots to dive from and being tidal, Kurnell allows the possibility for some of the best drift dives around.  • Camp Cove: A small beach less than a kilometre from the southern entrance to Sydney Harbour, the main advantage at Camp Cove is the accessibility to the huge variety of marine life found in Sydney waters. Interesting species include eastern blue grouper, leatherjackets, octopus, cuttlefish, seahorses and weedy sea dragons. Goatfish, mado, sergeant bakers, red morwong, maori wrasse, yellow tail, schools of damselfish and luderick are also common and for the macro lovers, a keen eye and a slow dive will also spot tube worms, hermit crabs, sea urchins, sponges, and beautiful sea anemone.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 57865P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional scuba guide
  • Transport to the dive site from our shop
  • Rinsing facilities
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal swimwear
  • Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits (available for hire)
  • Scuba equipment (available for hire approx. $95AUD per person)
  • Additional dive (available for $40AUD per person)
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Sydney Dive Safari, 1371-1373 Botany Rd, Botany NSW 2019, Australia
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive.
  • Must be able to show proof of having dived in the last 12 months.
  • Flying within 24 hours after diving is not recommended.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional scuba guide
  • Transport to the dive site from our shop
  • Rinsing facilities
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal swimwear
  • Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits (available for hire)
  • Scuba equipment (available for hire approx. $95AUD per person)
  • Additional dive (available for $40AUD per person)
Departure details
  • Sydney Dive Safari, 1371-1373 Botany Rd, Botany NSW 2019, Australia
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive.
  • Must be able to show proof of having dived in the last 12 months.
  • Flying within 24 hours after diving is not recommended.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

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Abigail C
1 contribution
Awesome dives with Scuba Safari
Mar 2020
Has a great time diving with Graham from Scuba Safari. From the booking to the dive, the experience so lovely, friendly and professional. It was awesome to dive with an experienced instructor who was patient and knowledgable, giving me back my confidence in diving after some time away.
Written 6 March 2020
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Lexi L
2 contributions
Long Bay Shore Dive - Awesome experience! Would recommend to everyone all skill levels.
Feb 2020
Had an amazing time with Graham as our guide. He got us squared away with the right gear quickly and we hopped on the company's bus over to the dive site. We stopped at a few other dive sites and analyzed the seastate, and Graham made a great choice with Long Bay based on the conditions. The dive was great and Graham made sure we were all safe, comfortable, and having a good time. He was able to cater to multiple different skill levels when we were out there in the water. We are super satisfied with our experience and would highly recommend to anyone in town.
Written 27 February 2020
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Dominic F
1 contribution
Good place good people
Jan 2020 • Solo
Was my first dive after certification and got to see some cool stuff at Bear island. The dive was one on one so the pace was great. Rental cost about 100 for all the gear except a few things so not too bad really. Highly recommend...
Written 19 January 2020
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Jen
1 contribution
shore dive at Malabar
Jan 2020 • Solo
Had a great time on the guided shore dive with Steve. It'd been a little while since I dived in the ocean and Steve was quite patient and gave me some really helpful pointers. And on a day with terrible visibility, we still managed to see a few stingrays and wobbegongs. Would go back again next time I'm in Sydney!
Written 18 January 2020
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Nicholas M
Sydney, Australia3 contributions
Double dive - great experience highly recommend
We had a fantastic time doing guided shore dives with Brad and Emily. At all times we felt comfortable and safe with them. We booked a double dive but did only one dive on our first day due to poor weather conditions. We were very grateful for Miguel's efforts in organising the second dive for us on a different day. Highly recommend.
Written 7 January 2020
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Maria C
Indian Head, MD2 contributions
great dive at Bare island
Dec 2019
Had a super dive lead by Brad Croft at Bare Island - part of a bucket list of dives in Australia.. well lead, he had a couple of great ideas on how to do things..nice mix of critters. Good equipment etc. fun~
Written 27 December 2019
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Hi Maria! It's fantastic to read you had a super dive with your dive guide, Brad. Thanks so much for your great review! ~ Sydney
Written 27 December 2019
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Juan M L
1 contribution
Shore diving
Nov 2019 • Solo
Max, the guide was very professional and went the extramile when I asked if on his way back he could drop me off somewhere cloer to my hotel and he brought me to the front door of my hotel.
Thank you Max
Written 29 November 2019
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Hi Juan, thanks for your great review! It's wonderful to read our team went above and beyond for you. We look forward to seeing you for your next dive! - Sydney :)
Written 29 November 2019
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John A
2 contributions
Fantastic guided dive experience
Aug 2019
Whilst in Sydney I took the opportunity to do a guided dive with Sydney Dive Safari.
Dealing with Matt was really easy and any questions sorted quickly and in a friendly manner. The dive itself with Graham was a pleasure. On time pick up from the shop and quick check that we had all the gear needed and we took the short drive to the Bare Island dive site. Graham was polite' patient and professional and clearly had my enjoyment and safety a priority. Thoroughly recommend these guys. Hope to dive again with them.
Written 8 August 2019
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Hi John! Thank you for your review. It's wonderful to read you had a fantastic guided dive with Graham. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to seeing you again next time. All the best :) - Sydney
Written 29 August 2019
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Sarah G
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
Great Guide!
We were lucky to be the only 2 divers on the guided shore dive with Graham, he was a great guide who was very safety focused, patient and knowledgeable about diving. It was a great start to the weekend! Gordon's Bay is such beautiful location.
Written 28 July 2019
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melbob2015
Herndon, VA234 contributions
Alicia is an amazing DM
Our shore dive at Bare Island was wonderful. Alicia really tailored the dive to our needs. Although you can’t put in an order for the exact critters you’d like to see, we actually got to see everything we were hoping to see.

Our biggest challenge was the walk from the parking lot, then down hill and then down the stairs to the entry location. This might be difficult if you have significant knee problems. Full disclosure, we had to stop and rest halfway back up the hill!
Written 17 April 2019
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Disappointed with Sydney Dive Safari at Matraville NSW
Whilst driving through Matraville, i thought i would drop into Sydney Dive Safari at 512 Bunnerong Road, alas thei
hayleycalvert
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Bad
I purchased a try dive voucher for my brothers 21st birthday and 2 months later they were closed and deleted their
ClareD913
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CLOSED for business
They’re permanently closed for business but not closed to take my money! On 2nd October I was allowed to book off
sgambacurta
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SSI certification program
I did some of the SSI specialty course ( Nitrox, Deep , Navigation and Night) provided by Sydney Dive Safari. Exce
MrTT125
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Excellent
Attended an open water course with Sydney Dive Safari, and they were excellent. Very professional and ver well orga
bradmeek
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Surf survival , Breath hold
The course was very informative and held at a first class location for this type of event , Bondi Icebergs Our inst
Darren Y
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Refresher Course
A well balanced half day course to get back up to where left off diving. I was pretty rusty but Steve was calm clea
serwan123
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Excellent diving school
Sydney Dive Safari did an excellent job preparing me for my diving adventures with their open water diver course. G
Tony K
Tony K
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Awesome Social Shore Dive at Bare Island
Great morning doing a relaxed shore dive at Bare Island led by Larry who pointed out all of the local marine life.
rebeccaa4975
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Absolutely awesome dive refresher course
My friend and I did our dive refresher course with Steve who was incredible! So calm, knowledge and considerate I r
laurenmchater
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Intense but fun!
I recently completed the weekend Open Water diver course through Dive Safari and I had a blast! I had the lovely Gr
sarahgrace711
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Open water course
Completed my open water course with Alicia as my instructor and graham and Cameron came along to help with other gr
Sammyt1996
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Awesome time!!
Such a fun day! Shout out to Alicia, Graham and Cameron for all their help and guidance along the way!
ROB P
ROB P
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Scooter snorkeling so much fun!
I did scooter snorkelling with instructor Cameron. The whole experience was fantastic and highly recommended. I've
szqchan
szqchan
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Great dive and guide...
Our family had a great scooter snorkel dive with our guide Steve Bennett. His explanation of the gear, the conditi
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