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Scuba Diving in Tumbledown Reef, South Head, New South Wales Australia

Maximum Depth :
20m/65.6ft
Visibility:
Around 10m/32ft
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 in South Head.

Apart from breathtaking views of the Sydney CBD and the Pacific Ocean, there are several excellent dive sites all along this section. The Tumbledown Reef is one of them. The spot is located outside of Sydney’s Harbor and north of the Gap.

The name of the dive site derived from a cliff section that collapsed and formed a large tumbledown of rocks. The maximum depth of the location is 20 m/65 ft and it can be dived in southerly winds. The visibility is good, around 10 m/32 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. Divers will most likely encounter old wives, blue and brown groper, leather jackets, some golden roughys and pigfish. At the sand line, divers can also expect to see numerous sponge gardens and sea fans. Last but not least, Tumbledown Reef is a good site for novice divers to experience open water dives. 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. Open strofidexia to 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,
16.6km/10.5miles 29mins drive
BY TRAIN

For train information go to Sydney Trains.

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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