Dive Site: Bare Island, Botany Bay, La Perouse, Sydney

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Site Overview

Site Type: Macro (Nudi's); Reef – Scenic
Depth: Median: 7MBottom: 12M
Location: On the northern side of the channel into Botany Bay

Description

There are two dives at Bare Island, La Perouse, in Sydney’s Botany Bay: the Left Side (as you’re walking down the causeway) which is the best side, but a bit tricky in even a mild southerly swell, and Right Side, which is where you dive when there’s a mild Southerly swell.

Bare Island dive site, La Perouse, Sydney, NSW. Shore dive: how to find it, safe entry point, what to look out for, what you might see, who to go with

It’s a bit of a mado and morwong dive.

Bare Island dive site, La Perouse, Sydney, NSW. Shore dive: how to find it, safe entry point, what to look out for, what you might see, who to go with

Basically you just follow your nose and work your way round (whichever side), then turn back at 100bar.

Bare Island dive site, La Perouse, Sydney, NSW. Shore dive: how to find it, safe entry point, what to look out for, what you might see, who to go with

Lots of soft coral and seastars.

Bare Island dive site, La Perouse, Sydney, NSW. Shore dive: how to find it, safe entry point, what to look out for, what you might see, who to go with

The max depth is about 12m, but you’ll see the most interesting stuff at a 7m depth profile.

Bare Island dive site, La Perouse, Sydney, NSW. Shore dive: how to find it, safe entry point, what to look out for, what you might see, who to go with