Bare Island is a small island, at about 16 km/9 mi in the south-east of Sydney's CBD (Central Business District). Bare Island is on the north side of Botany Bay and it is connected with a wooden bridge to the suburb of La Perouse. It is famous not only from the movie Mission Impossible II, but also from the number of dives that offers in the one site.
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Scuba Diving in The Royal Shepherd, South Head, New South Wales Australia
Apart from breathtaking views of the Sydney CBD and the Pacific Ocean, there are several excellent dive sites all along this section. The Royal Shepherd is one of them.
The spot is located outside Sydney Harbour, off South Head. The Royal Shepherd sank in 1890 and now lies at a depth of 27 m/88.5 ft. The visibility is good on high tide and it can be dived by advanced divers.
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. Expect to see the engine, boiler, drive-shaft and propeller throughout the area. Apart from the wreck, divers may come across with moray eels, cuttlefish, some species of leatherjackets and bullseyes.
Note: book a boat dive in one of the many scuba schools located in the area.
Relevant activites based in Australia
December – AUSTRALIA
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Tully River.
Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.