Pro Dive Nelson Bay is a PADI 5-star training facility with more than twenty-seven years of diver training and escorted recreational diving both within the Port and the offshore islands to Broughton Island in the north and south to Birubi Point.
Pro Dive is conveniently located at the Nelson Bay d’albora Marina. The vessel MV Tomaree, is the most comfortable dive boats in Port Stephens. With fast new engines, a twin hull for stability, a large dive deck area, and on-board toilet. There is a guide available for every dive and refreshments are offered on board. Once back at the dive centre, hot showers and facilities to wash down your gear are available. Nitrox is available.
Arguably the BEST SHORE DIVES in New South Wales we also offer Snorkel Tours on our shore dives. Dives are made on the High Tide. On some days the tides will be either too early or too late for safe diving.
Choose between a variety of dive sites just outside the headlands of Nelson Bay, depending on the experience level of the divers and the conditions of the day. On assessment a site will be explored which gives you the most interesting and enjoyable dive.
Duration 3 hours
BROUGHTON ISLAND DIVE
Definitely one of Nelson Bay’s main attractions, Broughton Island has several spectacular dive sites to choose from. The most popular is the ‘Looking Glass’, a narrow channel through the centre of the island. At the southern end the ‘Looking Glass’ is 16 metres deep, dropping down to 20 metres at the northern end, suitable for Open-water divers. Large boulders decorate the outside, complete with swim- throughs filled with mating Port Jackson sharks at certain times of the year. Once inside, the fish life is amazing; blue groper, red morwong, bullseye and bream. At other times, grey nurse sharks and large eagle rays are seen at this spot. Sheer walls covered with baitfish and small sponges, patrolled by large black rays and grey nurse sharks in the warmer months. There are deep (40m) rock walls around Broughton Island laden with Jewfish, snapper and kingfish. Caves at ‘Esmerelda’ and ‘Fishermans’ and many shallow rocky gutters with winding paths littered with wobbegongs and great marine life.
Duration: 5 Hours
d’Albora Marina Nelson Bay