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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.

Save our marine parks and marine sanctuaries

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 gnss 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Comb Wrasse

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