Wolf Rock is one of the most exciting dives in Australia and will perhaps be one of the most exciting dives you ever do. For this reason, all daily dive charters are to Wolf Rock.
Consistently rating as a must do dive for travelers up the East Coast of Australia it will not disappoint.
If you like to see big animals this is the dive for you. Not only is it home to the critically endangered grey nurse sharks but you will also see a myriad of other marine animals such as Giant Queensland Groper – (these guys grow as big as the sharks), eagle rays, bull rays, manta rays, leopard sharks, 3 different species of turtle – loggerhead, green and hawksbill.
During winter we witness the annual migration of the humpback whales. Not only do you see the whales on the surface breaching, tail slapping and waving their pectoral fins around but you will also be able to listen to their whale song under the water. Sometimes their song is so loud that the sound starts to reverberate through your chest – this means they must be very close by!
The four volcanic pinnacles that make the site of Wolf Rock are also covered by hard and soft corals providing homes to all the small animals that are the lifeblood of any reef. Nudibranchs, octopus, sub-tropical and temperate species of fish, crabs, sea stars, wobbegong sharks etc etc.
ROUND ROCK & NURSERY REEF
These two sites are predominantly used for training exercises such as underwater navigation or rescue courses. They are much shallower than Wolf Rock and not a habitat for the grey nurse sharks. Marine life can be quite varied from several species of rays, leopard sharks, turtles to all the many smaller animals. A great place for all the juveniles and babies until they outgrow the site and move out to Wolf Rock. Some of the best dives sometimes happen in the most unexpected places.