Gold Coast

Shark Diving Tours

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From June to November

Join us for a bucket list dive adventure ex Surfers Paradise and come up close with our local Grey Nurse Sharks at North Stradbroke Island, Southern Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Wolf Rock or South West Rocks. Join an unforgettable day tour or weekend away, fully organised with tour guide and transport ex Gold Coast.

9 Mile Reef Day Dive Tour

From: $145.00 – Location: Fingal Heads – Duration: Day Tour

9 Mile Reef is located on the Southern Gold Coast off Tweed Heads and is home to Grey Nurse Sharks during the winter months. This advanced dive is conducted as a drift dive in most instances, a truly spectacular diving experience.

Highlights
  • Fully guided tour with transport ex Surfers Paradise
  • In-water dive guide
  • Scuba dive the local Grey Nurse Shark hot spots
  • 2 tank boat dive
  • Hire gear available (add on checkout page)
  • Snacks and hot drinks provided in between dives
  • Advanced drift dive
  • Hotel transfers available
ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE

This tour is conducted between June and October only (Grey Nurse Shark Season) and will get you to dive at 9 Mile Reef, a site with the highest likelihood of shark encounters. The reef is located a few miles away from Cook Island.

 

PRICING & AVAILABILITY

To check availability and to book a dive, simply check the calendar on this page. The availability is displayed life. The base price includes a 2 tank boat dive, tanks, weights and surface interval snacks. Equipment hire is charged on an item by item basis. Simply select what you require on the booking page.

  • Double dive with tanks and weights – $145pp
  • Hire gear – from $10 per item (select on checkout page)
  • Dive with full equipment hire – $210pp
  • Hotel transfer – $15pp

 

TIMELINE AND DEPARTURE POINT

This tour departs from Fingal Heads (Tweed Heads). The travel time from the Gold Coast is about 45min. Allow a total turnaround time of approximately 6-8 hours. Your booking confirmation email will include directions to our departure point in case you wish to self-drive.

All times displayed in our calendar are meeting times at the departure location. Pick-up times from Gold Coast hotels are approximately 60min prior to the advertised time and are confirmed the evening before your trip.

 

DIVER REQUIREMENTS

Diving with sharks requires some skills as divers need to remain calm and be able to control their buoyancy properly. Due to the site conditions and depth, we require you to be advanced certified (30m) and have recent diving experience within the last 12 months. If you are only Open Water certified, check out our other tours including North Stradbroke Island and Byron Bay.

 

BACK-UP SITES

9 Mile Reef is a drift dive due to the presence of current on most days. It is impossible to assess the exact diving conditions prior to the trip. There is always a likelihood that the conditions will not allow us to safely dive at 9 Mile Reef (captains call). For that purpose, our back-up site is Cook Island. There are no refunds or discounts available in the event a back-up site is chosen instead. Sorry but to dive with sharks, you have to take that chance.

 

SHARK SIGHTINGS

There are obviously no guarantees for shark sightings as you would appreciate. We have chosen the sites and time of the year to maximise your chances to encounter sharks. Even if no sharks are seen on a tour, you are in for a memorable diving experience!

North Stradbroke Island Day Dive Tour

From: $158.00 – Location: Cleveland – Duration: Day Tour

North Stradbroke Island is home to several world class dive sites including Shark Alley, Flat Rock, a known breeding ground for Grey Nurse Sharks during the winter months. The island is located off the Brisbane coast and is only accessible by boat ex Cleveland. The water taxi ride and island transfer is part of your package. Note: This tour also runs as an occasional weekend trip. Check the calendar below for dates.

Highlights
  • Fully guided tour with transport ex Surfers Paradise
  • In-water dive guide
  • Scenic island visit
  • 2 tank boat dive
  • Hire gear available (add on checkout page)
  • Snacks and hot drinks provided in between dives  
  • Water taxi and island transfers included
  • Hotel transfers available
  • Weekend trips available twice per year
ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE

This tour is conducted all year round however Grey Nurse Shark season is only between June and October. North Straddie has a remarkable strike rate for shark encounters due to the variety of dive sites. The most famous hotspot is Shark Alley however, in recent years Turtle Caves which is located just at the opposite end of Flat Rock has an increasing population of Grey Nurse Sharks and is the ideal backup dive site on days where current or wave height do not allow diving at Shark Alley. During the summer months North Straddie is home to Leopard Sharks and Manta Rays (November to April).

 

PRICING & AVAILABILITY

To check availability, simply check the calendar on this page. The availability is displayed life. To start a booking, click on a desired date and follow the prompts. The base price includes a 2 tank boat dive, tanks, weights, water taxi transfer, island transfer and surface interval snacks. Equipment hire is charged on an item by item basis. Simply select what you require on the booking page.

  • Double dive with tanks and weights – $159pp
  • Hire gear – from $10 per item (select on checkout page)
  • Nitrox upgrade – $20pp
  • Dive with full equipment hire – $225pp
  • Hotel transfer – $15pp

 

TIMELINE AND DEPARTURE POINT

This tour departs from Cleveland via the Stradbroke Flyer Water Taxi. The travel time from the Gold Coast to Cleveland is about 60min. Allow a total turnaround time of approximately 6-8 hours. Your booking confirmation email will also include directions to our departure point in case you wish to self-drive.

Note: All times displayed in our calendar are meeting times at the departure location. Pick-up times from Gold Coast hotels are approximately 60min prior to the advertised time and are confirmed the evening before your trip.

 

DIVER REQUIREMENTS

This trip is open to experienced and confident Open Water Divers. Please note that Open Water Divers are limited in their ability to dive with sharks as you are required to stick to the higher up rock benches within your 18m limit. The depth at Shark Alley is 27m and about 18m on top of the rocks. To get close up encounters, an advanced diver certification to 30m is recommended.

 

BACK-UP SITES

Actual conditions at Shark Alley can not be assessed until we arrive at the site. The good news is that North Stradbroke Islands back-up dive sites are amazing and include Turtle Caves (shark encounters highly likely) and Shag Rock.

 

SHARK SIGHTINGS

There are obviously no guarantees for shark sightings as you would appreciate. We have chosen the sites and time of the year to maximise your chances to encounter sharks. Even if no sharks are seen on a tour, you are in for a memorable diving experience!

Byron Bay, Julian Rocks Day Dive Tour

From: $130.00 – Location: Brunswick Heads – Duration: Day Tour

Julian Rocks is Byron Bay’s pristine dive site. The diverse marine park is home to all major marine life throughout the various seasons. Grey Nurse Sharks are frequently sighted during the winter months (June to November). Unlike most other Grey Nurse Shark sites, Julian Rocks is the most suitable site for open water certified divers.

Highlights
  • Fully guided tour with transport ex Surfers Paradise
  • In-water dive guide
  • Boat departure ex Brunswick Heads
  • 2 tank boat dive
  • Hire gear available (add on checkout page)
  • Snacks and hot drinks provided in between dives  
  • Hotel transfers available
ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE

This tour is conducted all year round, however Grey Nurse Shark Season is in between June and October only!  During the summer months, Julian Rocks is home to countless Leopard Sharks. This is a reasonably easy dive that departs from Brunswick Heads, saving you the traffic jam through Byron Bay.

 

PRICING & AVAILABILITY

To check availability, simply check the calendar on this page. The availability is displayed life. To start a booking, click on a desired date and follow the prompts. The base price includes a 2 tank boat dive, tanks, weights and surface interval snacks. Equipment hire is charged on an item by item basis. Simply select what you require on the booking page.

  • Double dive with tanks and weights – $130pp
  • Hire gear – from $10 per item (select on checkout page)
  • Hotel transfer – $15pp

 

TIMELINE AND DEPARTURE POINT

This tour departs from Brunswick Heads via the Stradbroke Flyer Water Taxi. The travel time from the Gold Coast to Cleveland is about 60min. Allow a total turnaround time of approximately 6-8 hours. Your booking confirmation email will also include directions to our departure point in case you wish to self-drive.

Note: All times displayed in our calendar are Queensland times and meeting times at the departure location. Pick-up times from Gold Coast hotels are approximately 60min prior to the advertised time and are confirmed the evening before your trip.

 

DIVER REQUIREMENTS

This trip is open to all levels however, we do require recent diving experience within 12months as a minimum.

 

SHARK SIGHTINGS

There are obviously no guarantees for shark sightings as you would appreciate. We have chosen the sites and time of the year to maximise your chances to encounter sharks. Even if no sharks are seen on a tour, you are in for a memorable diving experience!

South West Rocks, Fish Rock Cave Weekend Trip

From: $370.00 – Location: South West Rocks – Duration: 2 days

Grey Nurse Shark season never stops at South West Rocks, NSW. Fish Rock Cave is rated as a top 10 dive site in Australia.

Highlights
  • Fully guided weekend tour (Saturday & Sunday)
  • 4 dives at Fish Rock Cave
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Free nitrox
  • In-water dive guide
  • Hire gear available (add on checkout page)
  • Snacks and hot drinks provided in between dives  
ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE

This trip usually runs 2 to 3 times per year. The travel to South West Rocks in New South Whales takes about 4-5 hours and carpooling can usually be arranged ex Gold Coast and Brisbane. Fish Rock Cave is a cave dive however you do not require any cave diving certification. Arrive on Friday night and dive on Saturday and Sunday morning. The dive centre provided clean and comfortable bunk bed style dorm accommodation. Private room upgrades are possible subject to availability. Read our blog to find out more about Fish Rock Cave.

 

PRICING & AVAILABILITY

To check availability, simply check the calendar on this page. The availability is displayed life. To start a booking, click on a desired date and follow the prompts. Equipment hire is charged on an item by item basis. Simply select what you require on the booking page.

  • $370pp includes 4 dives with tanks and weights and 2 nights accommodation.
  • Hire gear – from $5 per item (select on checkout page)
  • Nitrox upgrade – FREE
  • Bus transfer ex Gold Coast (TBA) 

 

TIMELINE AND DEPARTURE POINT

Arrive at South West Rocks at any time on Friday and depart after your final 2 dives on Sunday at about 1pm.

 

DIVER REQUIREMENTS

This trip requires Advanced certification to 30m as well as recent dive experience within 6 months.

Why are you waiting? Book now below and enjoy an amazing experience. Note: All times are check-in times.

DIVING WITH GREY NURSE SHARKS

A thrilling experience!! Grey Nurse Sharks are the Golden Retrievers of all sharks. Whilst they are large sharks and have a quiet monstrous appearance, they are very relaxed predators. The Grey Nurse Shark is an endangered and protected species and its population is thankfully recovering. This tour will help you to gain a better understanding about these fascinating creatures and you will learn many interesting facts from our knowledgeable tour guides. If you like to find out more about Grey Nurse Sharks, visit the website of Grey Nurse Shark Watch, a Reef Check Australia monitoring program. You can also get involved in research by submitting ID photographs as part of this tour. These are side on photo shots that show the dark dots of the shark. These dots are a like a finger print and are used to identify the shark.

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