Scuba Diving in Osborne Shoals, 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.

Mark Occhilupo, the famous professional surfer and world champion made Cronulla beach a famous surf spot. The beach features a long stretch of sand, extending from Boat Harbor to North Cronulla. Apart from a great surf spot, Cronulla boasts some excellent dive sites. Osborne Shoals is part of a reef and it is located just off Cronulla beach.

It is considered to be a good dive site for training boat divers and advanced divers alike. The average depth here is at 18 m/59.1 ft and the maximum is at 24 m/78.7 ft. Visibility is medium and varies from 5 m/16.4 ft to 10 m/32.8 ft. Amazing marine life can be observed here including blue groper, red morwong, Port Jackson sharks, cuttlefish, mado, stripey, bullseye, old wife, striped seapike, leatherjacket, goatfish, yellowtail and eastern blue devil to name just a few.

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. Apart from diving, there is a variety of activities, attractions, restaurants and bars that lie on the streets around the beach. Last but not least, Osborne Shoals is also an excellent night dive. Note: book a boat dive in one of the many scuba schools located in the area.