Lord Howe Island Dive Week is a scuba diving holiday package combining the best diving in NSW with luxury accommodation, dining & world-class activities

Dive Week at Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island Dive Week is a scuba diving holiday package combining the best tropical and sub-tropical diving in NSW with luxury accommodation, dining and world-class activities at a World Heritage site listed for global natural significance.

 

Protesting against the NSW Marine Park Re-zoning Bamboozle of a Marine Sanctuary for recreational fishing Diveplanit Blog

The Great Marine Park Rezoning Bamboozle

Confused by what’s happening to the NSW Marine Park? Re-zoning of sanctuaries and amnesties on not being able to fish? Me too. Not surprisingly though – there does seem to be a concerted effort to bamboozle the public on this one

 

Great shot of a grey nurse shark mouth at South West Rocks diving the Aquarium

Best Places to dive with Grey Nurse Sharks in NSW

Would you like to get up close and personal with some NSW locals? There’s nothing better than meeting sharks in their local natural habitats and in NSW, nothing safer.

Our local shark is the grey nurse (Carcharius taurus) which grows to about 3 metres and though it looks fierce there are no reported incidents of grey nurse sharks harming divers – or humans for that matter.

 

Sergeant Baker (Aulopus purpurissatus). In the family of Sergeant-Baker. (Scientific name: AULOPIDAE). Taken at New South Wales by: diveplanit.com

Sergeant Baker

Usually identified by their position: sitting very still, but moves fast when it does move. Toad-like head with eyes on top, soft spined dorsal fin, variegated red/pale body.

 

Sergeant Baker (Aulopus purpurissatus). In the family of Sergeant-Baker. (Scientific name: AULOPIDAE). Taken at New South Wales by: diveplanit.com

Sergeant Baker

Usually identified by their position: sitting very still, but moves fast when it does move. Toad-like head with eyes on top, soft spined dorsal fin, variegated red/pale body.

 

Six-spine Leatherjacket. In the family of Leatherjacket. (Scientific name: MONACANTHIDAE). Taken at by: twohandsproject.org

Six-spine Leatherjacket

These are typical eastern variants: males are typically blue with a yellow blotch/patch on the middles of their sides. Truncate tail.

 

Old Wife. In the family of Old Wife. (Scientific name: ENOPLOSIDAE). Taken at NSW by: diveplanit.com

Old Wife

Looks like no other fish: in fact it looks like two halves a fish joined together to make a stretched fish. Large ventral fins, two dorsals – the second with a short banner. Mucky silver with dark vertical stripes.

 

Comb Wrasse. In the family of Wrasse. (Scientific name: LABRIDAE). Taken at NSW by: diveplanit.com

Comb Wrasse

More elongated shape of wrasse, white body with a dark lateral line that becomes irregular looking a little like a comb.