- ABOUT THE SPOT
Spearfishing 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 and marine enthousiasts. With an amazing marine life close to shore, Bare Island offers great spearfishing opportunities. 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 you 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.
Note: the ideal wetsuits for winter are 5mm and 3.5mm for summer. It is advisable to bring with you a flag, in order to avoid a boat accident.