depth 16 to 35 metres
Located on the southern side of Fish Rock are the SHARK GUTTERS. Three massive gutters which shelve to a depth of 16 metres and descend to a depth of 35 metres.
Grey Nurse sharks are found here all year, with large numbers being sighted in there hundreds. These majestic creatures are a must to dive with, and are used to cruising past divers eager to catch a glimpse.
grey nurse shark critical habitats
Fish Rock (and Green Island) are both designated as Grey Nurse Shark Critical Habitats because the sharks are known to gather to feed, mate and pup at both these locations. Critical habitat areas are 200 metres out from the islands with an additional 800 meter buffer zone. Rules for diving and fishing in the critical habitats came into effect on 1 December 2002.
As you are no doubt aware work continues to protect the Grey Nurse Shark whose numbers are seriously low. For more information and ways you can help save these amazing creatures please go to www.nccnsw.org.au