Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia


Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Scuba diving information in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Nelson Bay is home to some of the best shore scuba diving in all of Australia, and the Port Stephens-Great Lakes Marine Park contains some of the best sponge gardens on the east coast of Australia. There are 5 main dive sites that are popular shore scuba diving locations: Halifax Park, Fly Point, The Pipeline, Little Beach and Seahorse Gardens.

Nelson Bay offers everything a diver could possibly want from the Grey Nurse Sharks of Boughton Island, reef diving and wrecks, to the stunning macro life. The reefs are covered with sponges, ascidians and soft corals that attract an unbelievable amount of fish life.

Water Temperature

The water temperature varies between 16° C in the winter and 24º C in the summer.

Diving Suit

Complete wet suit or with shorts.

Visibility under water

Visibility between 5 and 30 meters.

Climate

Temperatures vary between 20º C and 26º C in the summer and winter temperatures range from 10º C and 19º C.

How to get there

Nelson Bay is easily accessible by train, car, air or bus.

Other Activities

This location offers a wide variety of places to visit, such as the Nelson Head Inner Lighthouse, the Hunter Valley Wineries, the Stockton Beach Sand Dunes, Nelson Bay's anchorage, Fingal Bay and One Mile Beach. In terms of activities, you can go Dolphin Watching and have fun in Toboggan Hill Park, where you can golf and go rock climbing, among others. You can also go surfing, bodyboarding, windsurfing, kite-surfing, kiteboarding, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, skydiving or play tennis.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Sites Map in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Where are located the best diving sites to dive in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia? Below, you will find a map of all scuba diving sites in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia in which you can dive and snorkel.

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Sites List in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Which diving sites are located in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia? Below, you will find a list of all scuba diving sites in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia in which you can dive and snorkel.


Scuba diving sites and photos from each diving site in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Which diving sites in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia have underwater photos? Below, you will find the list of scuba diving sites in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia and a list of underwater photos for each diving site.

Marine Species and photos of each species in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Which marine species can I observe in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia? Below, you will find the list of marine species and the photos for each species.

Underwater Photographers and photos from each photographer with photos taken in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Which photographers have taken underwater photos in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia? Below, you will find the list of underwater photographers and their photos in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia.

Scuba Diving centers in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Which scuba diving centers can I dive with in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia? Below, you can see the list of scuba diving centers in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia. Click on “more info” to find out more about each scuba diving center.

There are no diving centers available

Liveaboards in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Which liveaboard can I dive with in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia? Below, you can see the list of liveaboard in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia. Click on “more info” to find out more about each liveaboard.

There are no liveaboard available

Accommodation in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Which accommodation can I rest after my dive in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia? Below, you can see the list of accommodation in Nelson Bay, New South Wales, Australia. Click on “more info” to find out more about each accommodation.

There are no accommodation available