Scuba Diving in Whyalla, Point Lowly, Spencer Gulf, South Australia Australia

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Whyalla is located on the western shore of upper Spencer Gulf, at 394 km/244 mi in the northwest of Adelaide, in South Australia. The Pointnt Lowly Lighthouse and nearby beach is just a 20-minute drive from Whyalla, at about 34 km/21 mi on a sealed road.

Dolphins and bird-life often frequent the waters, while the rocky coastline is a popular destination for fishing and scuba diving. The spot is ideal for divers of all levels of difficulty. Its maximum depth drops at 6 m/19 ft. Whyalla is internationally known as the only place in the world where cuttlefish are migrating in large numbers to spawn.

Take a dive between the months of May and August to see thousands of Giant Australian Cuttlefish descend on the rocky coastline between Fitzgerald Bay and False Bay near Whyalla. Other interesting species that can be observed around Whyalla are the Southern Right Whale and Bottlenose Dolphins! Entry at Point Lowly is from the beach near the lighthouse.

However, make sure you stay within the bay as there can be very quick tidal currents on the other side. Whyalla offers numerous accommodation options, shops, restaurants and training centers for scuba diving. Don’t miss to visit the Maritime Museum and the Whyalla Conservation Park, which is a good spot for seeing some local wildlife, where red and grey kangaroos can be often observed in the park along with more than 80 species of birds.