South Head is the southern headland of the entrance to Sydney Harbor, at the north of the suburb of Watsons Bay. Hornby Lighthouse, the third oldest lighthouse in New South Wales, is located on South Head. Apart from breathtaking views of the Sydney's CBD (Central Business District) and the Pacific Ocean, there are several excellent dive sites all along this section.
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Scuba Diving in SS Woniora, Botany Bay, New South Wales Australia
Woniora is a wreck site at the center of the entrance to Botany Bay. The SS Woniora was a collier that sank in 1882. The average depth here is at 60 m/196.9 ft and the maximum depth is at 63 m/206.7 ft. Visibility is good and ranges from 10 m/32.8 ft to 30 m/98.4 ft.
Water temperature is up to 21°C/69.8°F in summer and early autumn months and between 14-18°C/57.2-64.4°F in winter. The dive site is suitable for experienced divers only, due to its depth and the strong currents. Woniora can only be dived when there are no ships departing or entering Botany Bay.
Expect to see large sections of wreckage as the stern, propellers and the rudder. Apart from the wreck, divers may come across with huge numbers of bream, yellow-tail and other fish. It is a crowded spot, so be careful of the boat traffic.
Finally, you can take a coastal walk and admire the amazing ocean and Botany bay views. Note: book a boat dive at a dive center that visits Woniora.
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River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Tully River.
Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.