Diving and snorkelling in Fish Rock Cave and Solitary Islands Marine Park
Experienced divers know and love Fish Rock Cave at South West Rocks, one of the best dive sites in Australia. At 120 metres long, it is one of the largest ocean caverns in the Southern Hemisphere, and contains endangered grey nurse sharks, corals, crayfish, clownfish and bullseyes. The Fish Rock Dive Centre will get you there and assist with other great dives in the area, including the shallow shore dive at Ladies Reef. There is also excellent snorkelling around the boulders off the main beach and in Horseshoe Bay.
The Solitary Islands Marine Park was the first marine park established in New South Wales and is one of the state’s largest, stretching 75 kilometres along the coast and covering more than 70 000 hectares. As it is one of the meeting points of the tropical waters and the cooler temperate waters, it has an extraordinary number of fish species – probably 700 or more. It also has some special grey nurse shark covens, sea turtles and dolphins. To explore this extraordinary area on or below the water, you will need to have access to a boat. Jetty Dive at Coffs Harbour can get you to some of the key spots.
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