Type of Dive: Reef / Bolders
Access: Boat (about 30 min)
Minimum Qualification: Open Water
Depth: 6 - 18 meters
The Aquarium at Fish Rock is situated at the south western corner of Fish Rock close by to the Shallow Entrance to Fish Rock Cave and leads into the main Shark Gutter.
This dive site is a very popular choice for all divers from beginners to experienced due to the amazing abundance and diversity of marine life that congregate here, especially when there is current present. Look out for white eyed moray eels that live in the small boulders, plus the resident green and loggerhead turtles who like to rest in and around the Aquarium. Often the turtles are relaxed enough that you will be able to get a very close look at them or even take a shot or two with your camera.
As with all the sites at Fish Rock, the macro life is superb – juvenile box fish, numerous and unusual nudibranchs including Spanish Dancers, banded coral shrimp. Other highlights are the very large pelagics such as King Fish that are seen hunting the smaller fish – if the small fish suddenly hide look up and around and you will probably see these awe inspiring creatures. And of course Grey Nurse Sharks are often seen here.
The Aquarium is also a great place to view octopus, cuttlefish, anemones and clown fish, feather stars, butterfly fish, angel fish, southern fusiliers, blue gropers and much more.