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    Current Kareela Weather
    A summary of the current weather conditions at our house at Kareela, Sydney, is below. Click here for more Detailed Diving Weather and Conditions. Weather from Michael McFadyen's Tempe Weather Station


    Conditions at
    23:49 on 23/1/17

     
    Temperature 25.6°C
    Humidity 65.0%
    Barometer 1003.4hPa
    Rate -0.3hPa/hr
    Wind Speed: 0 km/hr
    Wind Direction S
    Rainfall for Today 0.0mm
    Rainfall last hour 0.0 mm
    Rainfall last 24 hours 0.0 mm
    Rainfall at Start of Month 814.6 mm
    Rainfall this Year 827.0 mm
    Today's Extremes
    High Temperature 31.2°C at 15:48
    Low Temperature 20.9°C at 6:27
    Peak Wind Gust 0km/hr at 0:00
    Weather from Michael McFadyen's Kirrawee Weather Station
    Yesterday's Extremes
    High Temperature 27.5°C at 17:11
    Low Temperature 19.8°C at 6:29
    Rainfall at Start of Yesterday 827.0 mm
    Rainfall at End of Yesterday 827.0 mm
    Weather from Michael McFadyen's Tempe Weather Station
    Astronomical Data
    Sunrise 5:06
    Sunset 19:05
    Moonrise 1:09
    Moonset 15:04

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    Sydney Dive Site Hints
    "The Wanderers at 43 m is Sydney's deepest reef dive"
    Sydney Reef Dive Sites
    Sydney Reef Dives You can download a GPX file (GPS interchange file) of all my GPS co-ordinates by by clicking here

    . You should be able to import this into your GPS, chartplotter or PC based software.

    For a list of shipwrecks in the Sydney area, please go to the Sydney Shipwreck Page.

    For an article on Sydney diving in general click on

  • Simply the Best - Sydney Diving.


    Alphabetical Listing Location - North to South
    * These dives can be done from shore** Can be done from shore but not recommended

  • Anchor Reef
  • The Balcony
  • Balmoral Baths*
  • Bare Island History
  • Bare Island Summary
  • Bare Island - Definition of underwater and above water features
  • Bare Island Circumnavigation*
  • Bare Island Bombora*
  • Bare Island Deep Wall*
  • Bare Island Deep Wall Drift - Half Circumnavigation*
  • Bare Island Isolated Reefs*
  • Bare Island Left*
  • Bare Island Right*
  • Bare Island Marine Life - Note: not a dive
  • Bare Island Nudibranches - Note: not a dive
  • Bare Island Pygmy Pipehorses - Note: not a dive
  • Bare Island Sea Horses - Note: not a dive
  • Barrens Hut
  • Bass and Flinders*
  • Beehive Casemate Escape Tunnel
  • Big Saigon
  • Blue Devil Reef
  • Bondi Wall
  • Bottle and Glass Point*
  • Bypass Reef
  • Camp Cove*
  • Cape Banks - Botany Bay**
  • Cape Banks Bridge**
  • Chowder Bay Wharf*
  • Clifton Gardens*
  • Clovelly Pool*
  • The Colours
  • Container Wall*
  • Cruwee Cove - Botany Bay**
  • The Cutting
  • The Cutting North Reef
  • Dee Why Wide
  • Dragon Alley - Barrenjoey Head
  • Fish (Pizza) Reef
  • Fairy Bower*
  • Fairlight*
  • Flat Rock*
  • The Gap
  • Gordons Bay*
  • Green Point*
  • Green Wheely Bin Reef
  • GT Reef
  • The Gullies - Underwater Wilderness
  • Henry Head
  • The Hole in the Wall
  • Hungry Jacks
  • Indian Point**
  • Inscription Point*
  • Inscription Point to The Monuments*
  • Isolated Cemetery
  • Jibbon Bombora
  • Jolong
  • KFC
  • Kirribilli Point*
  • La Perouse Bay Drift*
  • La Perouse Point*
  • The Leap Drift*
  • Lilli Pilli*
  • Little Bay*
  • Little Bay - 4th Hole*
  • Little Saigon
  • Long Bay*
  • Maccas Reef
  • Magic Point Sharks**
  • Mahon Pool*
  • Manly Beach - An encounter with two southern right whales
  • Manly Gasworks*
  • Marley Point
  • Marley Point North
  • Marys Reef
  • Middle Ground
  • Middle Ground North
  • Minmi Trench
  • Mistral Point
  • M & K Reef
  • The Monuments*
  • North Head - Old Mans Hat
  • North Head - Old Mans Shoulder
  • North Bondi*
  • Oak Park*
  • Oak Park to Bass and Flinders*
  • Old Mans Hat - North Head
  • Old Mans Shoulder - North Head
  • One Spot Reef
  • Oporto Reef
  • Osborne Shoals
  • Osborne Shoals East
  • Osborne Shoals East Drift
  • Osborne Shoals South West
  • Osborne Shoals West
  • Parsley Bay*
  • Pinnacles - Bangally Head
  • Pistol Crack - Little Bay
  • Pizza (Fish) Reef
  • Red Flag
  • Red Indian Point
  • Red Rooster Reef
  • Rifle Range Reef
  • Shark Point*
  • Shelly Beach*
  • Shelly Beach Dusky Whaler Sharks*
  • Shiprock*
  • Six Fathom Reef
  • South Maroubra*
  • Sow and Pigs Reef
  • The Split
  • Tabbagai Gap
  • Tabbagai Point
  • Thompsons Bay*
  • Tumbledowns
  • Tumbledowns Drift
  • Tupia Point - Malabar
  • Tyre Reef
  • Underwater Wilderness
  • Voodoo
  • The Wall (The Apartments)
  • Watsons Bay Pool*
  • Wattamolla Point
  • The Wanderers
  • Wedding Cake Island South East**
  • Wedding Cake Island North West**
  • Whale Watching Platform
  • Windy Point*
  • Windy Point to Oak Park Drift*
  • Xanadu Reef
  • Yellow Rock
  • Yena Gap Outer Reef
  • Yena Wall*
  • Yowie Bay Boat Ramp*
  • Yowie Point


  • Palm Beach Area
  • Dragon Alley - Barrenjoey Head
  • The Hole in the Wall
  • Pinnacles - Bangally Head

    Long Reef Area

  • The Wall (The Apartments)
  • Dee Why Wide

    Manly/North Head

  • Harbord*
  • Manly Beach - An encounter with two
    southern right whales
  • Fairy Bower*
  • Shelly Beach*
  • Shelly Beach Dusky Whaler Sharks*
  • Green Wheely Bin Reef
  • North Head - Old Mans Hat
  • North Head - Old Mans Shoulder

  • Sydney Harbour (Inside)

  • Red Indian Point
  • Manly Gasworks*
  • Fairlight*
  • Balmoral Baths*
  • Sow and Pigs Reef
  • Beehive Casemate Escape Tunnel
  • Chowder Bay Wharf*
  • Clifton Gardens*
  • Kirribilli Point*
  • Bottle and Glass Point*
  • Parsley Bay*
  • Watsons Bay Pool*
  • Green Point*
  • Camp Cove*

  • Eastern Beaches


  • The Gap
  • The Colours
  • Bondi Wall
  • North Bondi*
  • Flat Rock - South Bondi*
  • Shark Point*
  • Clovelly Pool*
  • Thompsons Bay (Gordons Bay)*
  • Wedding Cake Island North West**
  • Wedding Cake Island South East**
  • Mistral Point
  • Mahon Pool*
  • South Maroubra*
  • Magic Point Sharks**
  • Red Flag
  • Rifle Range Reef
  • Tyre Reef
  • Yellow Rock
  • Long Bay*
  • Tupia Point - Malabar
  • Little Bay*
  • Little Bay - 4th Hole*
  • M & K Reef
  • Isolated Cemetery
  • Pistol Crack - Little Bay
  • Jolong
  • Cape Banks Bridge**
  • Cape Banks**
  • Bypass Reef

  • Botany Bay (Inside)


  • Minmi Trench
  • Cruwee Cove **
  • Henry Head
  • Indian Point**
  • Bare Island Summary
  • Bare Island Circumnavigation*
  • Bare Island Bombora*
  • Bare Island Right*
  • Bare Island Deep Wall*
  • Bare Island - Deep Wall - Half Circumnavigation*
  • Bare Island Isolated Reefs*
  • Bare Island Left*
  • Bare Island Marine Life - Note: not a dive
  • Bare Island Nudibranches - Note: not a dive
  • Bare Island Pygmy Pipehorses
  • Bare Island Sea Horses - Note: not a dive
  • La Perouse Bay Drift*
  • La Perouse Point*
  • The Container Wall*
  • The Monuments*
  • Inscription Point to The Monuments*
  • Inscription Point*
  • The Leap Drift - Kurnell*
  • Yena Wall*

  • Botany Bay to Bate Bay


  • Anchor Reef
  • Yena Gap Outer Reef
  • Whale Watching Platform
  • GT Reef
  • Tabbagai Gap
  • Tabbagai Point
  • Big Saigon
  • Little Saigon

  • Cronulla/Bate Bay and Port Hacking


  • The Wanderers
  • Xanadu Reef
  • Voodoo
  • Osborne Shoals
  • Osborne Shoals East
  • Osborne Shoals East Drift
  • Osborne Shoals South West
  • Osborne Shoals West
  • Middle Ground North
  • Middle Ground
  • Six Fathom Reef
  • Windy Point*
  • Windy Point to Oak Park Drift*
  • Oak Park*
  • Oak Park to Bass and Flinders*
  • Bass and Flinders*
  • Shiprock*
  • Lilli Pilli*
  • Yowie Bay Boat Ramp*
  • Yowie Point

  • Royal National Park


  • Blue Devil Reef
  • Oporto Reef
  • Red Rooster Reef
  • Hungry Jacks
  • Maccas Reef
  • KFC
  • Fish (Pizza) Reef
  • Jibbon Bombora
  • The Split
  • Barrens Hut
  • Tumbledowns Drift
  • Tumbledowns
  • The Gullies - also called Underwater Wilderness
  • Underwater Wilderness
  • One Spot Reef
  • The Cutting North Reef
  • The Cutting
  • The Balcony
  • Marys Reef
  • Marley Point
  • Marley Point North
  • Wattamolla Point


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