Dive Site: Kurnell Monument

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Site Overview

Site Type: Shallowish spongy shore dive - with lots of critters
Depth: Median: 3MBottom: 7M
Location: Kurnell, Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Description

There are actually two dive sites at Kurnell: Kurnell Monument and Kurnell Steps – both relatively easy dives, both with easy access and car parking close by. Monument faces north-west and is essentially a drift along the beach side. Kurnell Steps faces north-east and is more exposed to tidal flow in and out of the harbour. Choose a suitable time!

Actually two dive sites at Kurnell: Kurnell Monument and Kurnell Steps. Both relatively easy dives, one faces north-west (Monument) one faces north-east

It’s a small-scale-dive – one where you have to get down in amongst the kelp and crevices. The critters will not come you – you’ll have to find them. This young half-banded seaperch was imitating a hawkfish.

Actually two dive sites at Kurnell: Kurnell Monument and Kurnell Steps. Both relatively easy dives, one faces north-west (Monument) one faces north-east

As it’s a shallow dive – there’s plenty of light and it’s an amazingly colourful dive. As demonstrated by this bright yellow glossodoris crawling through an orangey sponge garden with the blue water behind.

Actually two dive sites at Kurnell: Kurnell Monument and Kurnell Steps. Both relatively easy dives, one faces north-west (Monument) one faces north-east

I caught a pair of nudis blue-handed – going hammer and tongs at it. They didn’t seem to mind the audience.

Actually two dive sites at Kurnell: Kurnell Monument and Kurnell Steps. Both relatively easy dives, one faces north-west (Monument) one faces north-east

At first I thought this sea star was a child’s soft toy. Its texture looks almost knitted.

Actually two dive sites at Kurnell: Kurnell Monument and Kurnell Steps. Both relatively easy dives, one faces north-west (Monument) one faces north-east

And the final find … I have no idea what that is! If you do know, please enlighten us via the contact form.

Actually two dive sites at Kurnell: Kurnell Monument and Kurnell Steps. Both relatively easy dives, one faces north-west (Monument) one faces north-east