Whyalla is located on the western shore of upper Spencer Gulf, at 394 km/244 mi in the northwest of Adelaide, in South Australia. Dolphins and bird-life often frequent the waters, while the rocky coastline is a popular destination for fishing tours and spearfishing.
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 Black Point is from the beach on the road before the end of the road towards the Bonython Port, in the northeast of Whyalla, giving in the Spencer Gulf. The gulf is blessed with amazing snapper fishing, king fish pens and a cuttlefish breeding. Whyalla offers numerous accommodation options, shops, restaurants and training centers for spearfishing.
Many local operators organize guided tours around Whyalla for spearfishing. 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.