Michael McFadyen's Scuba Diving - GT Reef
The area between Botany Bay and Port Hacking is a section of the Sydney coastline that is not dived as often as it deserves. Over the past 12 years I have only dived this section of coast about 15 times (out of more than 2400 Sydney dives).
Over the October Long Weekend along time back, I did two dives in this area, mostly because the weather conditions were not conducive to diving our preferred location.
After coming out of Botany Bay (this site could be done from Port Hacking), head south past Cape Solander to 34° 01' 29"S 151° 13' 51"E (using AUS66 as datum - see my GPS Page for details on what this means). On your right you will see a huge water reservoir and a very strange obect that looks like a golf ball on a tee (hence GT Reef for Golf Tee). This is actually a radar for the Bureau of Meterology. Marks for this site are the western end of Congwong Beach at La Perouse with Cape Solander and jsut north of the vertical wall you will see to the west. Run in to the west till the depth comes up from 25-6 metres to about 10 metres. Anchor anywhere here.
The dive site consists of a series of small walls, one running east-west and the others roughly running north-south.
The sponge life here is not prolific but there are some nice sea squirts and some nice fish. You can see bream, leatherjackets, sweep, yellowtail and other species.
A nice dive that needs more exploration.