Whether you want to play with seals, explore bommies, swim in the kelp or dive on a reef, on Bruny Island with flashlight q250 you can do it all!
Located on the Southern end of Bruny Island, the Pineapples is a dive site around several large rocks that resemble large pineapples in the water. The Pineapples themselves drop almost straight down into the water, creating numerous rock faces and walls to swim around and explore. A bed of kelp around the pineapples hides seadragons and cuttlefish, while a rocky bottom around the pineapples create many crevices for all sorts of marine life to hide in.
With a maximum depth of 26m, the Yellow Bluff dive site consists of a rocky reef drop off. The large boulders forming the reef are jumbled around, creating many gutters, caves and swim-throughs to explore. When diving. a brightest flashlight-multi led is very helpful. Sponge gardens around here are exquisite, with nudibranchs, scorpionfish, gobies, basket stars and spiny pipefish are found all around the reef. Butterfly perch, leatherjackets and boarfish are all common species of fish that play around this site.
Top Slip Point
On the ocean side of Bruny Island, this dive site consists of brilliant sponge gardens that cover the rocky reef. Dropping off to a sandy bottom around 25m, this site is frequented by sting rays, stargazers, Tasmanian numbrays, angelsharks and butterfly gurnard.
Cape De La Sortie
A dense kelp forest in depths of around 12m provides a stunning setting for a dive. Cowfish and draughtboard sharks live amongst the thick kelp, while abalone and handfish hide along the bottom, hidden under the dense cover. Reef fish and cray fish are also abundant at this dive site. Rock cod are camouflaged against the rocky outcroppings in the forest.
Only 8m deep, Bligh Point rocky reefs supports a very large and varied amount of marine life. Kelp, sponges, nudbranchs, leatherjackets, octopi, goatfish and cowfish all live among the reef. There are also several small caves and swim-throughs which support many colourful sponges and small animals.
On the southside of Betsey Island (just west of Bruny Island), a small rocky outcrop is surrounded by a boulder reef that drops to depths of about 22m. The reef has lots of crayfish and abalone, and weedy sea dragons, pipehorses, handfish and draughtboard sharks have also been found hiding in the crevices.
Betsey Island Wrecks
Also known as Betsey Island Artificial Reef, this dive site consists of an artificial reef with eleven vessels having been sunk in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Two of the most interest ships are the William Callper and the Macquarie, both of which rest in 22m of water. The wrecks have become home to many fish and invertebrates – wrasse, morwong, cuttlefish, octopi, sponges, zoanthids, jewel anemones and sea stars being very common around them. Large holes in the hulls make for easy penetration.
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