Flat Rock is one of the best places in Australia to dive with Grey Nurse sharks! Importantly, Grey Nurse sharks are gentle predators and mainly feed on fish. They are found in sub-tropical to cool temperatures. Normally, Grey Nurse Sharks visit Flat Rock during the colder months from June to October. In particular, this time of year offers the best visibility and great ocean conditions. Importantly, Grey Nurse sharks are considered endangered. Indeed, only an estimated 500 individuals remain on the Eastern coast of Australia. They travel from Southern NSW to the warmer waters of QLD to mate and gestate.
Furthermore, Flat Rock can be broken into 3 main dive sites. Shark Alley, Turtle Cave and The Nursery. Turtle Cave is located on the Western side in 25 metres. Furthermore, Turtle Cave is dive most of the year and is usually dive before we venture to Manta Bommie. The Nursery is located on the Southern side of Flat Rock. Indeed, this site is perfect for the Open Water certified. The Nursery bottoms out at 12 metres and is home to numerous small creatures and reef fish. Shark Alley during the Winter is the go to dive site for the Grey Nurse Shark interaction.