Shore dive- Guided Single Shore Dive
Guided Shore Dive -
There are several sites PRO DIVE visit including Cabbage Tree bay at Norah Head, Soldiers Beach headland, Avoca Beach foreshore, Swansea Channel, Catherine Hill bay and other sites around the NSW Central Coast. While we put together a schedule, all planned trips are subject to weather conditions. The scuba diving is temperate water diving with an influence of our warmer tropical water to our North. We have a wide variety of marine life including the worlds largest cuttle fish up 1.5 metres in length, sea horses, Blue Gropers, Wobbegong Sharks and a host of other marine life.
Typically most dives max out at 16m, with Terrigal Haven being the major divesite so, all shore dives are suitable for openwater divers.
Check in Time Weekdays: 9:30 am
Check in Time Weekends: 10:00 am
Dive duration is approximately 40 minutes
Just bring your personal mask, snorkel, boots and dive fins -
All scuba equipment can be hired.
Shore Dives are usually complete by 12.00pm
Minimum Certification required - Openwater 20 Diver or equivalent.
Dives may be postponed due to weather or unforeseen circumstances
Valid for ages 15 and above. Under 18s must have parent or guardian present for the pre-dive brief and to countersign waiver.
You will need to be medically fit to dive and may require a dive medical prior to commencement.
You will need all your own scuba gear including mask, snorkel, fins and boots.
Hire equipment is available.
Please review our web page which covers Dive Medical Requirements and fitness to dive.
Pro Dive offers the following services
Full Retail Dive Shop
Equipment Rental Hire Department
Tank filling station, including Nitrox
Speciality courses for certified divers
Beginner through to Dive Instructor courses
Guided Shore dives
What is not Included?
Mask, snorkel, boots and fins
Hire gear Costs
Full gear hire $50
What is Included?
Experienced Dive Guide
Tanks and weights
Two escorted Shore dive
Mid dive snacks
Underwater Navigation course
Explorer 30 course
Advanced Diver Course
Swansea Channel shore dive
Catherine Hill bay wharf dive
Other Dive sites we visit for a shore dive:
When you first enter the water and drop down to around six to eight metres, you will find the return marker made up of scuttled shopping trolleys and pushbikes.
Swansea Bridge has several spans each holding its own colony of marine life,- Decorator crabs, Pineapple fish, large blue eels, fan bellied leatherjackets, nudibranchs of so many different colours to name a few.
Night diving here is a great experience when the current is slack. Watch out for the small things, blennies poking out from the rocks, small eels, octopus and small cuttlefish sleeping in the algae fronds.
Check out all the animals that call the haven "home"- Big bull rays, Bat wing rays and sand Skate, along with schools of yellowtail waiting for you to swim around with them. A rock wall extends from the haven and you will even find a large anchor propped up against the wall. This area is also holiday home to several Grey Nurse sharks and a breeding area for small Port Jackson sharks.
So much to see in such a small area- Always something different, every time you dive here.
Cabbage Tree bay
Great little site, with a sandy and rubble strewn bottom, schools of yellowtail swim about you here at night. The Blue gropers are asleep in their holes and the schools of small ish are now out and about foraging.
Maximum depth here is 8 to 10 metres.
Terrigal haven Night Dive (Night certified)
Your first night dive should be at a place you have dived previously, where you feel comfortable and has easy access with good parking close to the water. Terrigal haven has all this and more.
Large bull rays swim around here at night. Look out the ever present Blue Gropers asleep in their rocky holes. The shiny Bullseyes are out swarming about and watch small sting rays glide over the sandy floor looking for tasty shells and molluscs coming out.
Special Note on all dives:
The dive guide has the final decision to dive on the day.
Please be aware weather or tidal conditions can and do change and dives may be cancelled.
You will be offered a refund or rain check.
Shore Dive excursions may be postponed due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.