Cronulla is a beach-side suburb in southern Sydney, at about 26 km/16 mi in the south of Sydney's CBD (Central Business District). Cronulla lies on a peninsula, between Botany Bay on the north and Port Hacking on the south. It is a popular tourist location and attracts many beach enthusiasts.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Spearfishing in Cronulla Beach, Cronulla, New South Wales Australia
The beach features a long stretch of sand, extending from Boat Harbor to North Cronulla. There are some good spots for spearfishing all along this section. You can find some good entry and exit points, depending on the tides. The majority of the sites are appropriate for novice and advanced divers alike.
Visibility is generally medium and depends on the current weather conditions. 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. Amazing marine life can be observed here including bream, red morwong, old wives, kingfish and leatherjacket to name just a few.
Keep in mind that 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. Apart from diving, there is a variety of activities, attractions, restaurants and bars that lie on the streets around the beach. Note: it is a crowded spot, so watch out for surfers and boat traffic.