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Scuba Diving in Stony Point, Whyalla, South Australia Australia

Maximum depth:
19.6ft/6m
Skill level:
Beginners and advanced
Whyalla is located on the western shore of upper Spencer Gulf, at 394 km/244 mi in the northwest of Adelaide, in South Australia. Dolphins and bird-life often frequent the waters, while the rocky coastline is a popular destination for fishing and scuba diving.

The spot is ideal for divers of all levels of difficulty. Its maximum depth drops at 6 m/19 ft. Whyalla is internationally known as the only place in the world where cuttlefish are migrating in large numbers to spawn. Take a dive between the months of May and August to see thousands of Giant Australian Cuttlefish descend on the rocky coastline between Fitzgerald Bay and False Bay near Whyalla.

Other interesting species that can be observed around Whyalla are the Southern Right Whale and Bottlenose Dolphins! Entry at Stony Point is from the beach, where, right as jump in, thousands of male cuttlefishes can be found fighting or competing to their rivals to mate. During the mating season, the ratio of males to females can reach 11 to 1, which may mean that males attend the entire season while females come and go.

Watch how all those males fight for mating privileges and enjoy their spectacular color displays. Whyalla offers numerous accommodation options, shops, restaurants and training centers for scuba diving. Don’t miss to visit the Maritime Museum and the Whyalla Conservation Park, which is a good spot for seeing some local wildlife, where red and grey kangaroos can be often observed in the park along with more than 80 species of birds.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Adelaide
220 mi / 354 km, 3 hrs 31 mins
Whyalla is approximately four to five hours drive from Adelaide. Travelers follow highway 1 and then onto alternative highway 1 South-West of Port Augusta. Whyalla is in a central location and provides excellent access to all other parts of Australia.
BY AIR
Adelaide International Airport,
179 mi / 288 km from Adelaide

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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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