*Double Consecutive Dives only if doing by boat
Located in the most northern portion of long bay, in view of Maroubra beach, you’ll find Magic Point, one of the best dives in Sydney! This dive is mostly done by boat and can be exposed to conditions and swells. Shore diving this location is possible but only for the most avid (and fit) divers, as the nearest gear up point is 1.5km away over rocky terrain if doing it by shore! Hence is why most will dive by boat, in which Expedition Dive Picks up from Botany Bay or from Long Bay to accommodate shorter boat trips
More about Magic Point
Magic Point is a critical shark habitat area for the beautiful Grey Nurse Shark.
There are many critical shark habitat areas declared in NSW waters with associated regulations to control fishing. Grey nurse sharks are not considered to be dangerous to humans. They are a passive species with teeth designed for capturing prey such as fish, squid and crustaceans. The docile grey nurse shark has been speared and fished to the point of extinction throughout Australia. Grey nurse sharks were first listed as a protected fish in NSW in November 1984 in response to concerns over declining populations; it was the first time a shark species had been listed as protected anywhere in the world. In April 2000, the NSW Government upgraded the status of grey nurse sharks to endangered.
Dive Type: Boat Dive | Experience: Open Water and Above
The best things for divers to see on this dive, is grey nurse sharks of course! This dive is considered a grey nurse breeding ground and 5-10 nurse sharks located in about 15-18 meters in a cavern are usually seen on most days. When arriving down on the cavern the best way to approach the sharks and to respect their spaces is by kneeling down on the sand at a respectable distance. Just follow your Expedition Dive Guide!.