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Location: Port Stephens (Australia (East))
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Nelsons Bay, located in Port Stephens is home to a number of great dive sites including:

Broughton Island - Twenty kilometres north of Port Stephens is beautiful Broughton Island. Diving is diverse, ranging from 40 metre walls to the 15 metre swim through at the Looking Glass, spider cave, bubble cave and the resident grey nurse shark family on the north side of the island.

Fingal Island - Only fifteen minutes from Nelson Bay, Fingal Island features pinnacles, drop offs and abundantly colourful sponge gardens. Fish and invertibrate life is extensive, ranging from tiny nudibranchs to schooling baitfish, morwong, friendly grouper and turtles. Fingal also has quiet rocky bays diveable in almost all conditions and haven for breeding Port Jackson sharks in late winter and spring.

Boondelbah Island - Boondelbah offers protected waters with sheer walls, tight swim throughs and caves which provide a haven for bream, drummer and the inevitable blue groper. During summer you will also encounter large schools of mullaway and big snapper.

Little Island - The most exposed dive sites in the area with sheer walls on all sides and attractive sponge gardens in the deep gutters to the north and east of the island. Our favourite site if you are into deeper diving. You can encounter anything out there, from cobia, snapper, small whalers and in summer schools of eagle rays. Port Jackson sharks breed close to the island and who knows what lurks out in the deep.


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