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.
- ABOUT THE SPOT
Spearfishing in Point Lowly, Whyalla, South Australia Australia
The spot is ideal for divers of all levels of difficulty. Its maximum depth goes down to 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! Before reaching the end of the Bonython Port Road, enter at Point Lowly 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 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 organise 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.