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Underwater Photo Location: Fly Point, Nelson Bay, NSW

Underwater Photo Location: Fly Point, Nelson Bay, NSW

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Fly Point is located in Nelson Bay inside the large port of Port Stephens on the east coast of Australia. Nelson Bay is 2.5 - 3 hours drive north of Sydney.

Fly point is mainly a macro dive site with over 100 different species of nudibranch have been reported here. It is in a sanctuary (no take) zone in the Port Stephens - Great Lakes Marine Park. Maximum depth is close to 30m but most of the photography subjects are in the 5 - 12m range. There is a huge sponge garden which would take many dives to explore properly. It is also the starting point for our drift dive, which exits at another divesite called the Pipeline.
Facts about Fly Point, Nelson Bay, NSW
  • It is in Australia
  • Fly Point, Nelson Bay, NSW is in the Tasman Sea.
  • The typical depth is 0-30 Metres 0-100 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 3-10 Metres 10-30 Feet.
Dive types
shorenightdriftdrysuit

Marine Life
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Diving facilities
airnitroxrepairshireinstructionguidedfriendly

Photo facilities
macroinstruction

by Jim Dodd
Looking into the eyes of a Hairy Red Hermit Crab

by Doug Anderson
Ceratosoma brevicaudatum, Nelson Bay.

by Doug Anderson
Chromodoris splendida, Fly Point

by Doug Anderson
Polycera capensis, Nelson Bay
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