We are so lucky in Sydney from a scuba diving point of view. Sydney offers so many diving opportunities. So matter if it is our great shore diving, boat diving with the sharks at Magic Point or the seals at Wollongong or checking out the seadragons at Kurnell, there is just so many opportunities to go diving around Sydney.
In recognition of this we have set up a web page which gives you rapid access to all of these activities and much more. We call the web page Scuba Diving in Sydney so why not check it out. While you are one the site make sure you also check out Scuba Diving Sydney – Dive Calendar and plan your diving for the coming months.
Generally from June to Septemberis the best diving in Sydney. The sea will get fatter and flatter and the vis will get better and better. Along with this the water temperature does drop.
At the moment the cuttlefish are out in full force, get out to oak park and check them out. They are about a meter long and displaying there beautiful colours in the mating dance. In the next months the port Jackson and crested horn sharks will be calling past. Also a must see experience. Keep an eye out for there babies and there eggs that we usually see around September.
In sydney we are lucky enough that the water does not get super cold. If you have a good semi dry with a hood you will be comfortable on a shore dive all year around, for the first dive of the day. It is really just for the second dive and between the dives that I get cold, and this is where a dry suit comes into play.
It is so nice doing a dive pulling down your suit down and being warm and dry between the dives ready for the next one.
Over the the period June to September we have drysuit courses happening where you get to try diving dry. It is a strange feeling but a great one!
Check out the details of our Drysuit course or to book on. It is a one day program.
Go on give it a try dive dry.
Have you ever thought what it would be like to swim like a turtle? Yes you say… Well a team of Side-mount Divers have started a global diving craze where divers all around the world are starting up ‘Turtle Diving’.
While on expedition in the Maldives the team developed this mesmerizing art, which allows the divers to experience the inner mind of turtles. During the act of ‘Turtle diving’, divers channel their inner turtle in order to prepare for the forthcoming Turtle Dive.
Utilizing a modified single-tank side-mount configuration by Hollis, divers mount their tank and use their arms to propel themselves through the water column. Diving, gliding and being one with the ocean allow them to really “be the turtle”.
As you can see in the video, during Turtle Diving it is important to periodically pause and hover. This allows you to experience the weightlessness and effortlessness that turtles are renowned for. You can move gently through the water column for enhanced Turtle Zen. Utilise the educational video to help you understand, prepare and execute your first unforgettable “Turtle Dives”.
Just remember, be the Turtle and… Turtle Power!
Signing out from the heart of the Maldives, the Abyss Scuba Diving Side-mount Team.