- ABOUT THE SPOT
Snorkeling in Bare Island, Sydney, New South Wales Australia
It is considered to be one of the Sydney’s best shore dives and it is very popular among photographers, divers and snorkelers. The average depth here is at 10 m/32.8 ft and the maximum depth is at 15 m/49.2 ft. Visibility is good and varies from 10 m/32.8 ft to 30 m/98.4 ft long.
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 site can be dived in almost all weather.
The marine life is abundant with lots of weedy sea dragons, grey nurse sharks, old wives, groupers, morwong, leatherjackets, goatfish, octopus and moray eels to name just a few. Bare Island is a place where snorkelers can see the rarer fish, such as pineapple fish and red Indian fish.
Last but not least, it is a crowded site, especially during summer months. Apart from snorkeling, there is a variety of activities, attractions, restaurants and bars available along Sydney’s southern peninsula. Note: it is also an excellent night dive spot.