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Scuba Diving in Sponge Gardens, North Head, New South Wales Australia

Maximum depth :
26m/85ft
Dive type:
Reef
North Head is the northern headland of the entrance to Sydney Harbor. All along this section, there are several excellent dive sites.

Sponge Gardens is a sponge covered reef close to Old Mans Hat dive spot. The depth of North Head Sponge Gardens ranges from 7 m/22 ft to 26 m/85 ft.

Amazing marine life can be seen here including southern fish, weedy sea dragon, giant cuttlefish, wobbegongs and octopus. It is considered to be one of the most extensive undersea reefs along the Sydney Harbour shoreline.

As the name suggests, many red, green and yellow sponges grow on this outstanding reef. The best period to dive is when north to north east winds are blowing. Apart from diving, there is a variety of activities, attractions, restaurants and bars available along Sydney’s northern peninsula. Note: book a boat dive in one of the many scuba schools located in the area.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Sydney
5,7km/3,9mi, 14mins
Head south on George St to Barrack St. Take the first left onto King St. Turn right at Elizabeth St. Stay on Elizabeth St. Turn left at Park St. Continue to William St. Continue to Bayswater Rd. Continue to New South Head Rd
BY CAR FROM Sydney
14,7km/9,2mi, 21mins
Head north on George St towards Angel Pl. Turn left on Grosvenor St. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Harbour Bridge and enter the Bradfield Hwy. Keep right at the fork and enter the Warringah Freeway / Metroad 1. Take exit Military Road on the right Metroad 10 to Mosman / Manly. Turn right on Military Rd. Continue to Spit Rd / Metroad 10 (signs for Manly / Brookvale).Continue to follow the Metroad 10. Turn right on Sydney Rd. Turn right into Belgrave St. Turn left on East Esplanade
BY AIR
Sydney airport,
26.6km/16.9miles 40mins drive

Schools

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BOOKING REQUEST
Rafting & Outdoor activities, Queensland
/ Australia, Queensland, Tully River

Summer/Autumn 2016-2017

Asia/Oceania

December – AUSTRALIA

River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Tully River.

Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.

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