Scuba Diving in Bass and Flinders, Cronulla, New South Wales Australia

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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. Cronulla is a popular tourist location and attracts many beach enthusiasts.

Apart from a great surf spot, Cronulla offers some excellent dive sites. Bass and Flinders sits on the southern end of Cronulla peninsula. It is considered to be a great site for beginners and a good alternative when Oak Park is not accessible, due to bad weather. The spot is quite shallow, the average depth is at 6 m/19.7 ft and the maximum is at 8 m/26.2 ft.

Visibility is good and varies from 10 m/32.8 ft to 30 m/98.4 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. Bass and Flinders boasts an abundant marine life including blue groper, sea dragons, sea horses, morays, goat fish, wobbegong, Port Jackson sharks, luderick, giant cuttlefish, old wife, yellowtail and octopus to name just a few.

It is usually crowded, as it is a good dive training spot, so watch out for boat traffic. Last but not least, it is also an excellent site for night dive. Apart from diving, there is a variety of activities, attractions, restaurants and bars that lie on the streets around Cronulla.