Flat Rock is one of the best places in Australia to dive with Grey Nurse sharks! Now, before you let images of Jaws come to your mind, let’s recap: Grey Nurse sharks are not man-eating creatures. Indeed, this notion has only been promoted by Hollywood. However, scuba divers know the truth and we have for some time. In fact, the shark diving business makes millions of dollars around the world. Now, you also have the opportunity to experience one of the most exciting dives of your life at Flat Rock in Stradbroke Island.
Grey Nurse sharks are gentle predators and mainly feed on fish. They are found in sub-tropical to cool temperatures. Normally, you can see them swimming slowly along the seafloor at Flat Rock during the colder months from June to October. This time of the year also offers the visibility and ocean conditions. Grey Nurse sharks are considered endangered, with only approximately 500 left on the eastern coast of Australia. They travel from central southern NSW to the warmer waters of QLD to mate and gestate.
The most popular dive spot at Flat Rock is called Shark Ally. It is located on the Eastern edge of Flat Rock and can reach some depths of up to 30 metres. Indeed, it is common to have humpback whales breaching in close proximity of the boat as a result of this depth. If you’re lucky, you may even see them underneath your boat. What better way to kill time during your safety stop! Additionally, you can see other marine wildlife, including eagle rays, turtles, octopus, barracudas and other large and small tropical fish.
Please note that this dive is only available for people who hold an Advanced Adventure diver certification or equivalent. The dive also includes FREE tanks and weights.
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