As the water temperatures drop, divers take the plunge to see many interesting visitors that are only around during the colder months. Pro Dive Coogee reported sightings of the first seals and dolphins in Sydney just a few weeks ago, and there’s a lot of other activity along the shores. 

A highlight of the season are the humpback whales that migrate up the coast to give birth in the warmer waters up north, and they are followed by sharks on the lookout for any left-behind juveniles. Get in the water for some encounters with the larger visitors of the season, for example at Byron Bay’s Julian Rocks. Grey nurse sharks, wobbegongs, and the resident manta rays are just a few of the seasonal favourites in the Cape Byron Marine Park. The rocks are home to a dazzling diversity of large and small animals, among them several species of turtle, sharks, rays and a wide variety of smaller species. Even an average dive might turn out to be the encounter of a lifetime here. A real secret diver’s paradise!

You don’t have to travel far for great diving – Byron on Australia’s east coast is just a short trip away.   
28 May 2009

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